Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Easy Fruit Salad

by Roxanne
I'm a fruit salad purist (no nuts please) and was skeptical of this one. . .it's more like really sloppy fruit salad but is also really yummy and fast to make.

Easy Fruit Salad
1 Can Comstock peach pie filling
1 lg. can pineapple tidbits drained
1 sm. can mandarin oranges
2 bananas sliced
1 pkg. frozen strawberries thawed

Combine all ingredients and chill.

Carolyn's Carrot Cake

(by Roxanne)

(Makes one bundt or two 9" layers)
2 C. flour
2 C. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2-1 tsp. ground cloves
1/2-1 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
4 eggs
1 C. oil
4 C. grated carrots (about 8 lg.)
1/2 C. chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 C. raisins (optional)
Beat eggs 'til frothy, add oil and mix, add dry ingredients and mix (batter will be VERY thick), add carrots and mix (batter will get thin), stir in raisins and nuts. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes for layers and 50 minutes (or so) for bundt. Cool in pan 10 minutes then turn out.

Cream Cheese Frosting (good for whatever ails you. . .also delicious on any baked good)
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C. powdered sugar, sifted

Cream 1st 3 ingredients together, add powdered about a cup or so at a time. You can add more or less sugar to make it creamier or stiffer.

Glenda's Oatmeal Cookies

by Roxanne
This is my mom's recipe. . .I've had them all of my life and they are great--if in doubt (on whether they are done or not), pull 'em out--of the oven that is--and they will be chewy. Hope this one works for you.

1 C. butter or margarine
1 C. sugar
1 C. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 C. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 C. oats
1/2 C. chopped nuts or raisins
Cream butter and sugars, add eggs and beat in, add dry ingredients, then stir in nuts or raisins. Bake at 350 15 minutes or until light brown at edges.