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Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing 2 pones of Cornbread 1 loaf of white bread (can use biscuits, wheat bread, etc) Onions and Celery, sautéed in butter Poultry Seasoning Salt and Pepper Chicken Broth 4 eggs, lightly beaten   Crumble cornbread and other bread into a large bowl.  Add celery and onion, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Taste to see if you have enough seasoning.  This will vary with every family.  Add eggs.  Pour in enough broth to make a soupy mixture – about like pancake batter.  It the mix is dry now it will be dry when baked.  (If dry make lots of gravy!!!)   Pour mixture into greased baking dish.  Bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.   This makes a huge recipe of dressing and should give you plenty for leftovers.  Paul’s favorite thing to do is have a bit of cold dressing out of the … Read entire article »

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Sweet Potato Casserole

6 cups mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup melted butter 1 Tablespoon Grated Orange rind 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup evaporated milk Combine ingredients and pour into a buttered casserole dish. Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup chopped pecans Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned. Optional – we add mini marshmallows on the top for the last 10 minutes. … Read entire article »

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3 egg yolks, slightly beaten 3 TBSPS water 1/2 tsp salt Mix these together – Add about 1 1/2 cups flour – I use Pasta flour (Semolina) but you can use regular flour. This will make a stiff dough but it shouldn’t be crumbly.  Add a touch more water if it is.  Knead this a couple of times and divide into two pieces.  Flatten a little bit and let dry a little bit – 10 to 15 minutes is enough.   If you have a pasta cutter use it per the instructions, if not, here is how to make the noodles.  Roll the dough out as thin as you can and still be able to handle it. Dust with just a little flour and fold the dough repeatedly until you have a nice little packet.  Use … Read entire article »

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