The Frugal Girl Potato Bread

The Frugal Girl taught me how to make the absolute best potato bread; My kids devour it like candy!  It is reprinted here for you.  But, please, go to the site at http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2010/10/wednesday-baking-potato-bread/ where there are beautiful step by step pictures and directions.

The Frugal Girl Potato Bread
Makes 2 loaves

1½ c. warm water (can use potato cooking water)
2 pkgs. active dry yeast (2¼ tsp. each)
1 c. mashed potato, made with fresh potato or with instant potatoes
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Original 1930s Girl Scout Trefoil Cookies, Omar Baking Company

This is the authentic recipe for the original 1930s trefoils sold by the Girl Scouts.  It is also the recipe used by the old Omar Baking Co. in Milwaukee, which was one of the first commercial suppliers of Girl Scout cookies. The recipe appeared in the Milwaukee Journal in 1993.

Omar Baking Co. Girl Scout Cookies
Ingredients:
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
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Mary Hilgert’s Baked Eggs

A brunch recipe from mom’s dear friend. They had a lot of laughs together raising kids in the’70s. Mary is sure missed.

Mary Hilgert’s Baked Eggs
2 dozen eggs
½ c. milk
1 level tsp. salt
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can mushrooms, drained, chopped large
½ c. green pepper chopped
½ c. onion, chopped
3/4 c. Velveeta Cheese, cubed

Beat eggs, milk and salt until blended (do not over beat). Pour into large skillet, scramble, but not firm, eggs should still be wet. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix and pour in to a 13½” x 9″ or a 14″ x 10″ pan. Refrigerate overnight of at least 8 hours.

One hour before baking, remove from refrigerator and let stand until it reaches room temperature. Bake at 250° F. for one hour.

Add additional time if eggs are too soft in the middle, watch carefully.

The Super Bowl is Today!

It’s the Super Bowl, and time to hunt down appetizers and prepare them for Sunday’s parties and get-togethers.

Even though my beloved Packers were totally shut out, I’m planning to party and share some great football and tailgating appetizers with you.  Let’s begin by directing you first to Trumpeter Hill’s Texas Brisket posted just yesterday, the host of chili recipes posted Jan. 24, the varied wings recipes posted Jan. 22, amazing margarita and bloody mary cocktails on Jan 3.  And, here are a few more appetizer posts that go great with football in yesterday’s post (Jan. 29-30) and a couple fast, last minute appetizers today.

Cheesy Wontons with Sweet & Sour Dip

Here is an elegant, but quick 30-min. prep. appetizer guaranteed to please.  The recipe is Joni Hilton’s, of Sacremento, Calif., who earned first runner in a Dairy Association competition.  Note: This recipe can be adapted by adding a small amount of crab, prosciutto or other smoky meat and by changing the flavor of the dip. 

Cheesy Wontons with Sweet & Sour Dip
12 oz. (3-4 c.) Jalapeño Jack cheese, cut into 1/4 ” cubes
24 square wonton wrappers
3-4 c. vegetable oil
1 pkg. cream cheese
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Spinach-Cheese Bagel Bites

A delish 15-min. prep time for this appetizer from Dairy Association winner Vicki Burgess of Houston, Texas.

Spinach-Cheese Bagel Bites
4 day-old bagels
4 oz. (4 c.) fresh spinach, stems removed
1 c. provolone, shredded
1/3 c. onion, minced
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