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This makes a great side dish to burritos or barbecue brisket. It’s based upon a recipe found at Food Network. I don’t have frozen corn, never have, but I try to have canned corn on hand for occasional use.

Beat 4 ounces softened cream cheese, a 15-oz. can creamed corn, a 15-oz. can whole corn, 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1/2 chopped onion.

Beat 4 ounces softened cream cheese, a 15-oz. can creamed corn, a 15-oz. can whole corn, 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1/2 chopped onion.

Stir in 2/3 cup milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 beaten egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, and salt and pepper.

Stir in 2/3 cup milk, 3 Tbsp. melted butter, 1 beaten egg, 1 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, and salt and pepper.

 

Spread in a buttered 1-quart casserole dish and bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

Spread in a buttered 1-quart casserole dish and bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

Spread in a buttered 1-quart casserole dish and bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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HamburgerBuns

I split and toasted these with butter, then piled on the pulled pork with barbecue sauce and sauteed sweet peppers. Oh, yummy!

Hamburger Buns Recipe

1 Tbsp. yeast (1 pkg)

1 cup warm water

2 Tbsp. oil

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. salt

3 cups bread flour (apx)

Egg Wash (1 egg yolk mixed with 2 Tbsp. water)

Sesame seeds

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar. Let sit for a few minutes. Stir in egg, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir and stir and stir. Gradually add enough flour to make a dough stiff enough to handle. Knead well. Once it is smooth and elastic, place into greased bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled. Remove from bowl and cut dough into 8 equal pieces. If you are making sliders, cut into 15 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then flatten. Place on greased baking sheet (I fit all of mine onto one sheet, but I should have used two.). Let rise until doubled. This second rise will take about an hour. Carefully brush each bun with egg wash. Sprinkle buns with sesame seeds. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Sliders should take about 10 minutes.

Hamburger Buns

Hasty_Chocolate_Pudding

This recipe comes from Out of Alaska’s Kitchens (Alaska Crippled Children’s Association, Inc., 1961). My mother has a recipe in that cookbook, from when we lived in King Salmon in 1959, called Fresno Pudding. It’s a raisin pudding, similar to this chocolate one I’m going to tell you about, but so unctuously sweet that it makes your teeth hurt. I digress.

I’ve been dieting for months and had an unstoppable chocolate craving. I frantically whipped together this dessert and dove into it as soon as it came out of the oven. All better now. I like this dish because it’s one step, everything goes into the baking dish at one time, but it comes out of the oven as a cake with sauce.

Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Stir together dry ingredients:

1 cup flour

¾ cup sugar

1-1/2 Tbsp. baking cocoa

3 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

Stir together these liquid ingredients and mix with dry ingredients:

½ cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbsp. melted butter

Spread batter into greased 8X8” baking dish.

Mix together syrup ingredients: ½ cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, 4 Tbsp. baking cocoa, and 1 cup hot water. Pour over batter in dish. Do NOT stir. Bake 30 minutes in 350 degree oven. Serve with or without whipped cream.

Stir together dry ingredients.

Stir together dry ingredients.

Stir together liquid ingredients and add to dry ingredients.

Stir together liquid ingredients and add to dry ingredients.

Spread batter into greased baking dish.

Spread batter into greased baking dish.

Mix together syrup ingredients.

Mix together syrup ingredients.

Pour syrup over batter. DO NOT STIR.

Pour syrup over batter. DO NOT STIR.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Cake rises to top of dish and sauce lies beneath.

Cake rises to top of dish and sauce lies beneath.

Serve topped with whipped cream, or not.

Serve topped with whipped cream, or not.

What kind?