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”

Cheerio Treats

3 tablespoons butter or margarine 10-1/2 oz package miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup peanut butter 5 cups Cheerios 1 cup plain M&M’s Directions: Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until puffed. Stir in the peanut butter until blended. Add the cereal and M&M’s; mixContinue reading “Cheerio Treats”

Russian Teacakes (Sandies)

1 cup butter (or margarine), room temperature 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus additional for rolling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour (fluff before measuring) 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla. Blend flour and salt, and blend into butter mixture. StirContinue reading “Russian Teacakes (Sandies)”

Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup margarine, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup wheat germ 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned) 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup raisins Directions: Preheat ovenContinue reading “Oatmeal Cookies”

Peanut Choco-Oatmeal Cookies

2-1/2 cups crunch peanut butter 1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups oats (old-fashioned or quick) 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups chocolate chips Granulated sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix peanut butter, oil, and brown sugarContinue reading “Peanut Choco-Oatmeal Cookies”