Kitchen Traditions


Phyllis’s Sugar Cookies


Posted By on Jun, 2016

Phyllis Cooper’s Sugar Cookies Ingredients • 1 c powdered sugar • 1 c white sugar • 2 eggs • 1 c vegetable oil • 1 c shortening • 4 c + 4 rounded tbsp flour • 1 tsp salt • 1 tsp baking soda • 1 tsp cream of tartar • 1 tsp vanilla Mix together the first five ingredients. Cream good before adding the rest. Form dough into balls and coat in sugar. Flatten slightly with a fork or other desired method. Bake at 350° for about 15...

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Ruth Miller’s Carrot Cake


Posted By on Jun, 2016

Ruth Miller’s Carrot Cake 2 ½ c flour 2 t baking powder 1 ½ t baking soda 1 t salt 2 t cinnamon 2 c sugar 1 ½ c oil 4 eggs 2 c shredded carrot 1 8oz can crushed pineapple – drained ½ c nuts 1 c shredded coconut Bake at 350° for 35 mins. Cream Cheese Frosting ½ c butter 1 8oz cream cheese 1 lb powdered sugar 1 t vanilla...

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St. Kitts Chicken

St. Kitts Chicken


Posted By on Jun, 2016

St. Kitts Chicken This is a recipe we picked up while living in the West Indies during Dad’s international business days. It’s a three-step process, so you need to plan ahead for this one. The first step seems counter intuitive, but trust me, those islanders know what they are doing. 3-4 lbs bone-in dark meat chicken pieces, skin removed 1 T olive oil 4 cloves finely minced garlic ½ of a large yellow onion, finely minced 1 1/2 C...

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Artichokes with White Trash Hollandaise Fresh artichokes ½ C Mayonnaise 3 T Mustard 1 T lemon juice Salt and pepper When buying the artichokes, you will want at least one for every two people, though I recommend simply giving everyone their own. Sharing can become dangerous, especially when it comes down to the artichoke heart. Prep the artichokes by snipping off the sharp points of the outer leaves with a pair of scissors and...

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Joyce’s Big Batch of Dough


Posted By on Jun, 2016

Joyce’s BIG Batch of Dough Ingredients: 5 C warm water 1 C warm milk 6 T shortening 6 T sugar 3 T salt 3 pkg yeast – check the date! Do not use if expired. ½ C water Flour – lots! 1 very large mixing bowl Instructions: Start by melting your shortening on the stove. Once melted, remove from heat and set a timer for 15 minutes to cool to the right temperature. Once cooled, add shortening, warm water (you want this warm, but...

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