Thursday, October 18, 2012



Mix together

2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
½ c. soft margarine or butter
8 oz. sour cream
1 egg 
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sage or poultry seasoning

Sauté following until tender:
3 Tbsp. margarine
½ c. chopped carrot
½ c. chopped onion
½ c. celery 
1/4 c. green pepper

Add 3 c. cooked, boned  chicken cut into bite-sized pieces , 1 can of cream of chicken soup and 4 oz. drained mushrooms to the vegetable mixture and mix well.

Grease a 9 x 13 pan and spread the crust mixture evenly into the bottom  (it should be nice and gooey) and cover the crust with the vegetable mixture to the edges and top with 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until the edges are browned and the cheese is bubbly... Set out of oven for about 10 to 15 minutes to cool and cut into squares to serve.
( My husband, Tom,  calls this one "Chicken Pizza")

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mom’s Homemade Banana Cake


2  cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs
6 bananas, mashed (set aside)
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

8 Tablespoons soured milk (add a little vinegar to regular milk to sour)
Mash bananas and set aside.    Mix sugar and butter and whip til creamy.  Add to this the 4 eggs, mix well and then add all the banana mixture. 

Now add the flour a cup at a time and mix well, then add the baking powder, soda and salt.   Finally mix in the vanilla.  The texture will be nice a fluffy and creamy.

Place in the 13 x 9 baking dish, well greased.   Bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the middle springs back to touch or a knife comes clean when inserted into the middle. 
Now the cream cheese frosting.


8      ounces  butter, softened
8  ounces cream cheese, softened
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla. 
Cool cake completely then ice the cake.  Tasty and moist and coming back for more.