Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Joyful New Year!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on you own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight."
(Proverbs 3:5,6 NASB)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Festive Recipes

Here are some up-and-coming traditional recipes from the next generation of McCall ladies. Kitchen tested and delicious!



½ Cup Vegetable Oil
½ Cup Cider Vinegar
½ Cup Sugar
2 Cloves Garlic – Minced 1 tsp.
Salt ¼ tsp
Black Pepper
1 (15 oz.) Can Black Beans – Rinsed and Drained
1 (15 oz.) White Hominy – Drained
4 Green Onions – Sliced
1 Small Onion – Finely Chopped
4 Tomatoes – Seeded and Chopped
1 Small Green Pepper – Chopped
½ Cup Chopped Celery
Tortilla Chips

In a small pan combine oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Set aside. In medium bowl combine black beans, hominy, green onions, onion, tomatoes, green pepper and celery. Pour sugar mixture over beans and gently stir. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Leah doubles the recipe for our (large) family gatherings.

1 lb. Sausage
1 lb. Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3 Cups Biscuit Mix
Mix well and form into balls.
Put on baking sheet until lightly browned.

Cook at 300 degrees for about 25 minutes.


1 ½ Cups of Oil
2 Cups Sugar
4 Large Eggs
2 ½ Cups Flour
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
3 Cups of shredded Carrots
1 Can Crushed Pineapple (Any type)
1 Cup chopped Pecans

Cream together oil and sugar for 15 minutes, then add eggs one at a time. Mix dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Slowly add pineapple, shredded carrots and pecans. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean.

8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Cup/2 sticks of Butter (Use stick butter for round cake. Use regular butter for square cake)
1 tsp. Vanilla 1 Box Powdered Sugar

Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth and add vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix well. Add pecans on top.

(It can also be served without the icing)

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