As I was perusing some old recipes, I came across some recipes I had not seen in years.
The first one is from my grandmother and it was my favorite growing up. Funny how a candy can take me back to her tiny kitchen and evoke such strong memories. This candy is VERY sweet and as my husband says, “it gives me the shivers” it’s that sweet. This is a very, very old recipe.
Mashed Potato Candy
1/4 cup mashed potatoes ( 1 sm. potato)
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 dash salt
1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar
peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
Mix together all ingredients, except peanut butter.
Add sugar until it’s of dough consistency.
Refrigerate to chill dough for an hour or two.
Roll out onto waxed paper dusted with powdered sugar.
Spread peanut butter over potato dough.
Roll it up like a jelly roll loaf.
Refrigerate for about an hour, then slice into pinwheels.
This next recipe was a favorite at the office I worked at in the 1980’s. I remember it being the best caramel corn I had ever eaten and I know we made it at least once a week. I have not made it in years, as it requires a large, brown paper bag and a pretty large microwave. Never of which I have. Are there any grocery stores that have brown paper bags anymore? I’m going to have to hunt one down because I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I found the recipe.
Microwave Caramel Corn
4-6 quarts popped corn (we air popped ours) and place in large brown paper bag.
Mix: 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup white Karo syrup, 1 cup brown sugar in a microwavable bowl and boil two minutes on high. Then add 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Mix well.
Pour over popped corn. Roll down the paper bag so it will fit in the microwave. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Shake well. Microwave on high for an additional 30 seconds. Shake well and eat directly from the bag. 🙂
And last but not least, a special cookie recipe for a stressed out baker.
Please read the entire recipe before beginning and remember, “Bake Responsibly”.
Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila
Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl,
check the Cuervo again to be sure it is of the highest quality,
pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer…Beat one cup of butter in a large
fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar…Beat again. At this
point it’s best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another
cup … just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2
leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit,
Pick the frigging fruit off floor… Mix on the turner. If the fried
druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a
drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice
and strain your nuts.
Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.
Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not
to fall over. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw
the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and
make sure to put the stove in the wishdasher.