Corn Pudding

corn pudding

I don’t remember having corn pudding as a child. I suppose that’s because it’s a southern dish, and I grew up north of the Mason Dixon line. For me, it was love at first bite. I think it will be for you, too,

If you want a delightful taste of home, have some corn pudding. This dish is a favorite in my community at social events, during holiday times, and just on a regular basis. Our church serves it at our annual Christmas dinner for widows, and it always receives rave reviews.

corn pudding

This recipe is so easy, and it comes from my friend Pat. You put everything into the blender, whip it together, and bake it for about an hour.

corn pudding

Corn Pudding
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3-4
 
Possibly more southern than a northern dish, this corn pudding tastes like down home. Put everything in a blender, mix, and bake. How easy is that?
Ingredients
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ¾Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a blender and mix.
  2. Pour into a small greased casserole
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until firm.

 

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Apple Cake

This apple cake is actually a cross between a cake and a bread. It’s the perfect dish to take when you’ve been asked to bring a finger food. Not too rich and not too sweet, it blends both fruit and protein into a moist cake.

We served this recently at a church Christmas dinner to go along with our theme. It was indeed a hit!

The recipe makes two cakes, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a later time. Be sure not to overbake or it will be dry.

Apple Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
A moist and tasty cake with apples and walnut as the main ingredients for flavor. The recipe makes two, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a later time.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (Golden Delicious or Granny Smith recommended)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (I added a little more)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Turbinado sugar (to sprinkle on top)
Instructions
  1. Combine the following: flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda
  2. In a separate bowl, mix togethr sugar, oil, and vanilla
  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir.
  5. Fold in apples and walnuts (the batter will be thick)
  6. Grease 2 loaf pans and spread half of the batter into each pan.
  7. Sprinkle the tops of each loaf with a little sugar
  8. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for about one hour, or until toothpick in the center comes out clean.

 

 

 



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Orange Fluff

jello salad

Some folks call this a salad, and some folks serve it as a dessert. Since it has jello and cottage cheese, pineapple and cool whip, you can call it whatever you like. I serve it as a salad because it has more “salad” than “dessert”, me thinks.

You need four ingredients, and you can use low fat, no fat, and sugar-free if you’d like. Or use the 4% fat and the jello with sugar. It’s your choice.

orange jello

Dissolve the jello (sugar-free or regular) in the pineapple and juice. Add the cottage cheese and cool whip (low fat or regular), then chill until set. It’s ready to go. How simple is that?! This really is a cool and refreshing salad but it works well at any time of the year.

Orange Fluff
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Orange fluff is a congealed salad with pineapple, cottage cheese, and cool whip. It can also be served as a dessert if you'd like.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. Jello
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 32 oz. cottage cheese
  • 8 oz. cool whip
Instructions
  1. Mix jello with pineapple and juice
  2. Add cottage cheese, then cool whip
  3. Chill for several hours until set

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Oven Baked Cube Steak

cube steak

There is a tried and true method of having meat come out tender in your oven. Slow-bake it for a long time instead of doing the “hurry up” method (which is merely a hotter oven for a shorter amount of time.)

For cube steak, I like to dredge the steaks in flour and then brown them in real butter. You can add some onions and other seasonings such as salt and pepper if you’d like. From the drippings, I make a gravy.

cube steak

Put the cube steaks in an oven dish, pour the gravy over the top, and bake it at 250 for several hours. This is a great way to warm your kitchen and your appetite as you smell the savory in the air.

Sometimes I pick up cube steaks on sale. I bring them home, fry them, put them in a freezer zip-lock bag and put the gravy on top.  The day I want to serve this dish, I pop the frozen steaks/gravy into an oven-ware dish and begin the baking process.

Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and a vegetable, and you’re ready to go!

Oven Bake Cube Steak
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Simple, easy, and do-ahead if you'd like. Then pop into the oven and slow-bake. Tender and succulent.
Ingredients
  • Cube steaks - as many as you want to do
  • Flour - ½ cup or as much as you need to dredge the steaks in flour
  • Butter - ¼ - ½ cup, depending on how many steaks you are doing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced onions, optional
  • Milk and flour for gravy, if desired
Instructions
  1. Dredge cube steaks in four
  2. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet
  3. Fry steaks on both sides until slightly brown and season with Salt and Pepper as desired
  4. Place steaks in a container
  5. Saute onions (optional) in butter, then put on top of cube steaks
  6. Add water to skillet, simmer the broth and then make gravy.
  7. Put gravy on top of cube steaks
  8. Put in oven and bake at 250 for three to four hours



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