Epicurean Meltaways

…from the kitchen of Phil Greer, Esq. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 beat-up egg 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 cup coconut 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon milk 2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 square … Read more

Baklava

Pastry Ingredients 2.5 cups blender ground nuts (1/2 pistachios and 1/2 almonds), reserve 2 T 1 T. sugar 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ground cloves 1 lb phyllo dough 2–3 sticks unsalted butter (NOT margarine, etc.), melted and clarified, (or equivalent amount of ghee). Sauce Ingredients Make sauce while phyllo layers are baking) 1 cup … Read more

Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies

Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon milk 3 drops red food coloring 1 (2.25 ounce) jar red decorator sugar Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1Combine confectioners’ sugar butter, vanilla and milk, beating until creamy. Thin with a few more drops of milk (if necessary) to … Read more

Molasses Sugar Cookies

Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 1 ½ cups shortening 2 cups white sugar ½ cup molasses 2 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool. Step … Read more

Oreo Dessert

1 large package Oreo cookies 1 large container cool whip 1 8 oz package of cream cheese 2 small packages instant vanilla pudding 1/2 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar 3 cups milk 1 tablespoon vanilla Take 1/2 package of cookies and smash up. Put in the bottom of a 10 by 13 inch dish. … Read more

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

3 ½ cups skim milk 1/2 cp uncooked long grain rice 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins 1 teaspoon vanilla In a saucepan, combine milk, rice, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Cover and bake at 325 … Read more

Oil Pie Crust

1/2 cup minus one tablespoon of oil 1/4 cup water 2 cups sifted flour 3/4 teaspoon of salt Shake oil and water together at bathroom temperature. Sift dry ingredients together into mixing bowl. Add spoonfuls of water-oil mixture while blending in an electric mixer mixer on low speed for three minutes or stir in water … Read more

No-Bake Sugar-Free Cherry Cheese Cake

28 oz packages fat free cream cheese 4 packages sugar substitute 18 oz package when third less fat cream cheese 1 container fat free frozen whipped topping thawed 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 12 ounce can fat free evaporated milk 2 graham cracker crusts 1 20 ounce can light cherry pie filling Beat cheeses and … Read more

Mom’s Coconut Cookies

1/2 cup softened margarine 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup packed Brown sugar 18 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup flaked coconut 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla, then combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add … Read more

Maple sticks

1/2 cup margarine 2 packages yeast 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups water 2 eggs beaten 8 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt Powdered sugar Cream the margarine and sugar. Add eggs. Sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water. Start to blend. Add dissolved yeast with remaining water and flour to create mixture. Need until smooth. Place in … Read more

M&M cookies

1 cup shortening 2 1/4 cups flour 1 cup packed Brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups M&Ms 2 eggs Mix all ingredients in spoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.