Friday, November 7, 2008

Pumpkin Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 c pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1 c water
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground cloves

Mix everything and bake according to package directions. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Pork Chops with Apple Onion Stuffing and Maple Butternut Squash (The Fall Meal )

Pork Chops

4 t oil
1 small red onion, diced
1 Granny Smith apple, cut into 1/3” cubes
1 to 1 1/4 lbs boneless pork chops
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t thyme
2 t flour
14 oz chicken broth
2 c stuffing mix


2 pkg (10 oz each) butternut squash, partially thawed (or cook fresh squash)
4 t butter
1 T maple syrup
1/2 t salt

Heat oven to 200. Heat 2 t oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and apple about 5 minutes…until soft. Transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until browned (5 minutes). Turn chops, sprinkle with thyme and cook until pork is very faintly pink. Transfer chops to serving plate and place in oven. Heat remaining 2 t oil in skillet and stir in flour. Cook 1 minute; add 1/2 c broth and cook about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Pour sauce over pork chops, return plate to oven. Add onion and apple mixture to skillet, pour in remaining chicken broth and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in stuffing mix. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare squash. Heat medium skillet over medium heat. Add squash and cook, mashing with spoon, 1 minute. Stir in butter, maple syrup and salt; mix well. Cook 2-3 minutes more.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

This is my mother's most delicious recipe. These rolls are heaven on Earth. Enjoy!

4 c milk
1 c sugar
4 tbs yeast
1/2 c water
4 eggs
4 tps salt
1 c oil
12-14 c flour

1 stick butter
1 1/2 c pd sugar
1/4 c (2 ounces) cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
(I usually triple this)
  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Scald milk and allow to cool to luke warm.
  3. Mix yeast mixture, milk, beaten eggs, sugar, and 4 c flour.
  4. Let rise for 20 min.
  5. Add salt, oil, and remainder of flour. (Add the flour one cup at a time and make sure each cup is thoroughly mixed before adding another. The last few cups should be kneaded in.)
  6. Knead and let rise until double in bulk.
  7. Roll out on a floured surface.
  8. Cover in butter and a cinnamon and sugar mix.
  9. Roll up, cut, and placed on a greased cookie sheet with a little space in between each roll. (Pam works fine for greasing the pan.)
  10. Bake at 350 for 20 min.
  11. Mix all the ingredients together to make frosting and smother it all over your rolls.
This is a delicious treat. Ammon and I enjoy them every fall. I hope you enjoy them too!