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Yummy or Yucky???

After watching the Kentucky Derby… Kennedy and I decide to make the cookies I bought…

“Shortbread”… made by Betty Crocker

If you notice in the photos her left hand is in a cast… playing outside… she tripped and broke her wrist…

But, she did an awesome job with one hand!

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I’ve tasted shortbread before… Not overly sweet…but, sweet… kinda like a soft sugar cookie

“Lorna Dunes” come to mind… pre-packaged…510ER53HXPL__SX300_

Good!…

All you have to do is mix the dry mix from the package with two sticks of butter/ margarine

untill forms a soft dough

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Pat out in a rectangular shape or use a rolling-pin

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Cut into small rectangles

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Pierce  holes using a fork…

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Bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes…

They don’t get very brown… slightly on the bottom and tops…

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Cool and eat…

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WRONG!… we tasted and they were just awful!…

No sweetness what so ever!… just doughy…

disappointment for sure!…

Our sweet fix was not to be had!…

All of Kennedy’s hard (easy) work to no avail!…

I even looked on the package to see if I had left out something!… but, no… we had followed the directions just right!

So, not to waste them… I gave them to the birds this morning… Unbelievably… They seemed to really enjoy them…            OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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They’ve eaten over half of them already …

I guess you could say, They were…” for the birds!”

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The “Helping Hand” Comes to the Rescue Again!

Gift…

Do you remember when you made your first box of Hamburger Helper? … It was introduced in 1971… the year my first son was born… by “General Mills”… Betty Crocker the cultural icon, as well as the brand name and trademark of American Fortune 500 corporation General Mills was  quite popular… The name was first developed by the Washburn Crosby Company in 1921 as a way to give a personalized response to consumer product questions… The name Betty was selected because it was viewed as a cheery, all-American name… It was paired with the last name Crocker, in honor of William Crocker, a Washburn Crosby Company director…

Hamburger Helper was a way to stretch 1 pound of Hamburger (Ground Beef)  … into more helpings… it consisted of some kind of pasta and a packet of powdered sauce and seasonings

Now you can purchase Tuna Helper… Italian Helper… Asian Helper… Mexican Helper… Chicken Helper… Even Complete Helper… Stretching other types of meat as well… And now combined with rice… potatoes… or pasta…

In 1977 a left-handed white glove with four fingers became the mascot for the famous Hamburger Helper product… making him the “Helping Hand” to all housewives trying to stretch a dollar…

There are 40 different flavors… and I admit I have tried quite a few… Most of the time… my family has said they were quite good… I usually add a vegetable or salad and my meal is complete…

  

 One of our favorites…I cooked this week… Ultimate Beef Stroganoff

When working every day…they became a staple a couple of times a week… I felt at least my family was getting a hot meal…and the bonus of being economically friendly was pretty good too…

A few of our favorites… Yes, I even make them since I’m retired… are:

Tuna Tetrazzini

Tomato Basil Penne …

Crunchy Taco …

Chicken Fried Rice

When someone asks, “What are you having for supper?” … I don’t always say Hamburger Helper… I just say… “Homemade Beef Stroganoff with a nice salad”…

It is made in my home and it is called Beef Stroganoff… I believe that’s all I need to say…

“Warm Brownies… Bring On the Milk!”

I’ve made brownies tonight… Why? …because everyone likes them!… We just like them plain… chocolatey… moist… and warm …When you need a treat there is nothing like them!…I likeDuncan Hines   brand… always have… made from scratch are OK… but, why bother when the packaged are so good!… They will be gone by tomorrow afternoon… I just know!… milk and brownies… coffee and brownies and just brownies with brownies… I have one of those special brownie pans …I use it because it makes perfect same size squares… neat invention… a Christmas present for me from my daughter-in-law…and what’s so funny… I bought one for her… I have thoroughly enjoyed it… I ran across a special Brownie Recipe I would like to share… ENJOY!  


Brownie Goody Bars
Ingredients
1   box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
or you could use my favorite..."Duncan Hines"... 1   container 
(1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
3/4 cup   salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
3 cups   crisp rice cereal
1 cup   creamy peanut butter
1   bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening. 
(For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom 
only of pan.)
Make and bake brownies as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using
water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Frost brownies with frosting. 
Sprinkle with peanuts; refrigerate while making cereal mixture.
Measure cereal into large bowl; set aside. 
In 1-quart saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low 
heat, stirring constantly. 
Pour over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. 
Spread over frosted brownies. 
Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour. 
For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered at room 
temperature. 
 
"My Kids!"...
Brownies  were our specialty at our school... baked by our kids 
in our little Patriot Bake Shop to sell and earn money for our classes...
They were a hit... Everyone raved about them!...To this day,
people say, "They were the best!"... and they were!...Chocolatey...moist 
...and warm!