Homemade Marshmallows

3 envelopes (3 tablespoons) unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup water, separated 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1-1/4 cups light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Parchment paper, cooking spray, powdered sugar Directions: Line 7×11-inch dish with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Dust with powdered sugar. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cupContinue reading “Homemade Marshmallows”

Christmas Candy

(Tim the Younger: I had to do some research on this one. Hopefully the below is correct.) 2 box 10X sugar sifted (2 lbs of confectioners sugar) 14 oz can condensed milk 1/2 lb oleo (slightly more than 1 cup margarine) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 quart pecans, roughly chopped 1 bar (1/4 of box)Continue reading “Christmas Candy”

Banana Split Smoothie

2 medium ripe bananas 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained 1-1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons honey 5 ice cubes Toppings: Whipped topping, chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries Directions: In a blender, combine bananas, pineapple, milk, strawberries, and honey. Cover and process until smooth. Gradually add ice, blending untilContinue reading “Banana Split Smoothie”

Banana Milkshake

4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup and 1-3/4 cups cold milk, separated 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Put bananas and sugar in mixing bowl. Mash to a pulp with a fork. Add 1/4 cup milk to mixture; beat until smooth. Add rest of milk and beat well. Serve in tallContinue reading “Banana Milkshake”

Fudge Sauce

1 cup Brownie Mix 1/2 cup water Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts Directions: In a small sauce pan, blend brownie mix and water. Cook over medium heat until boil (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until thick and smooth (about 1 minute). (Add nuts and stir.) (Granny’s Note: Use over iceContinue reading “Fudge Sauce”

Texas Sheet Cake

4 cups Brownie Mix 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup butter, separated 1 cup water 1/2 cup sour cream 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup evaporated milk 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 lb powdered sugar 1 cup nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brownie mix, 1/2 cupContinue reading “Texas Sheet Cake”


For 9×9-inch pan: 3-3/4 cups Brownie Mix 3 large eggs, beaten 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Optional: 3/4 cup nuts For 9×13-inch pan: 5 cups Brownie Mix 4 large eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Optional: 1 cup nuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients well. Pour evenly in greased or oiled pan.Continue reading “Brownies”

Brownie Mix

6 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 4 teaspoons salt 8 cups sugar 8 oz (1-1/2 cups) cocoa powder 2 cups vegetable shortening Directions: In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder. Add shortening; mix well. Store in airtight container. Use within 10 to 12 weeks. (Granny’s Note:Continue reading “Brownie Mix”