Thumbprints

Ingredients

  • ½ cup soft shortening
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Chopped nuts
  • Jam

Directions

  1. Cream shortening & sugar
  2. Mix in beaten egg yolk & vanilla
  3. Mix together flour & salt
  4. Add to wet mix
  5. Roll into balls
  6. Roll balls into egg white then finely chopped nuts
  7. Bake 5 min at 350°
  8. Press thumb in middle
  9. Bake 8 min more
  10. Let cool
  11. Add jam filling to depression

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Tofu Burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs tofu
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz walnuts chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mash tofu
  2. Mix in onion, carrot & walnut
  3. Beat eggs
  4. Mix in tofu
  5. Oil cookie sheet
  6. Form into patties
  7. Bake 375° for 30 min or until browned
  8. Turn patties over once

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Uncle Rich’s “Chili Rellenos” Style Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 cans whole green chilies.
  • ½ lb Monterey jack cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1 Tbs chili powder or cumin
  • or 1 Tbs hot chili sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cover bottom of 8×8 casserole with chilies
  3. Layer grated cheese and then more chilies
  4. Sauté onions until clear
  5. Add to pan
  6. Mix milk, salt, pepper, chili sauce & beaten eggs
  7. Pour over chilies and cheese
  8. Bake for 50 min at 350°

Good Sh*t Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 large overripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream butter & sugar
  3. Mash in bananas
  4. Mix in eggs
  5. Mix flour, salt & baking soda
  6. Add flour mix to wet mix
  7. Mix in nuts (optional)
  8. Bake in loaf pan for 1 hour at 350°

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Mexican Chocolate Roll Cake

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs separated
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbs strong coffee
  • or 3 Tbs rum
  • 1¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs confectioners sugar
  • 1½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted almond

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Beat egg yolks till foamy
  3. Gradually add ½ cup sugar until thick and pale
  4. Melt chocolate with rum or coffee
  5. Add 1 tsp cinnamon, vanilla & salt
  6. Stir into eggs
  7. Beat egg whites until stiff
  8. Fold into chocolate mixture
  9. Push into foil lined and buttered jelly-roll pan
  10. Bake for 15 min at 350°
  11. Remove and cover with damp cloth for 15 min
  12. Whip cream with remaining ¼ tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbs confectioners sugar
  13. Spread over cooled cake
  14. Make into roll
  15. Sprinkle with toasted almonds
  16. Chill

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