Apple Kuchen

Apple Kuchen

Apple Kuchen – This yummy traditional German dessert will have your friends and family saying “sehr gut!” 1/2 c. butter, softened 1 pkg. Betty Crocker yellow cake mix 1/2 c. flaked coconut 1 can (20 oz.) pie sliced apples, well drained or 2 1/2 c. sliced, pared baking apples 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 c. dairy sour cream 2 egg yolks or 1 egg Heat oven to 350°.  Cut butter into cake mix (dry) until crumble.  Mix in...

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Crockpot Apple Butter

Crockpot Apple Butter

Crockpot Apple Butter – This is the easiest way to make apple butter and it makes your home smell wonderful while it is cooking. Ingredients: 16 c. harvest apples, washed, cored, peeled & chopped 2 c. apple cider 2 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 2 tsp. ground cinnamon Dash of ginger, nutmeg, mace & allspice to taste Combine all ingredients in crockpot.  Cover and cook on low heat 10-12 hours, stirring occasionally…Pour into...

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Pumpkin Seeds, easy to make & you can do it!

Pumpkin Seeds, easy to make & you can do it!

  Save those pumpkin seeds when you make your jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkin seeds … mmmmm!  These lightly salted, toasted  seeds bake up golden brown in the oven and are best served warm.  They make a healthy snack anytime, perfect for camping and hiking trips.  Add your favorite popcorn seasonings for variety. Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds, clean and dry 2 tablespoons of cooking oil Salt Place seeds in a zipper bag and coat with oil.  Spread...

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Green Tomato Pie

Green Tomato Pie

Green tomato pie, you might be thinking “huh?” but it’s actually really good!  This is one of those lesser known recipes that will be the topic of curiosity at your next get-together … the kind of thing that people will tell each other “you have to try this”. 3 c. sliced & peeled green tomatoes 1 1/3 c. sugar 3 tbsp. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 6 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. cinnamon 3 tbsp. butter Pastry for 1...

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Green Tomato Relish

Green Tomato Relish

Green tomato relish, customer came in the garden center this morning after pulling his tomato vines and we talked about all the things that can be done with green tomatoes.  This recipe is one of my favorites.  Try it on hot dogs (we called them “student steaks” during the K-State years) or use in potato salad or tuna salad. YUM! 5 c. green tomatoes 5 c. cabbage 5 c. onions 6 green peppers 6 sweet red peppers Grind and soak...

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Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Rind Pickles, one batch of these pickles will make you think twice about throwing away those watermelon rinds! 1/4 c. pickling or non-iodized salt 8 c. cold water 4 qt. 1″ cubes pared watermelon rind 1 piece ginger root (optional) 3 sticks cinnamon, broken into pieces 2 Tbsp. whole cloves 8 c. cider vinegar 9 c. sugar Dissolve salt in cold water; pour over watermelon rind.  Stir in additional water, if necessary, to cover...

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