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Pumpkin Bars


Pumpkin bars. The perfect fall treat. Moist, spiced cake with a thin layer of cream cheese frosting. This is my Mom’s recipe and an absolute favorite of ours.

Mom’s Perfect Pumpkin Bars

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon (or more 😉 ) pumpkin pie spice

1 cup oil

2 cups canned pumpkin

4 eggs

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased 12×9 or 13×9 pan or cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz. softened cream cheese

3/4 softened stick of butter

1 3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon milk

For frosting, cream the cheese, butter and sugar. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Spread frosting on cooled bars.

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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Country Kitchen


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Corn Casserole


This recipe is absolutely one of my favorites! It’s the kind of thing I get cravings for. And when I want it, I want it NOW! It’s something my aunt-who’s-really-my-second-cousin (we all have those, admit it. 😛 ) makes when we go up for a visit to Nebraska. It’s just Aunt Rhonda’s thing. I can’t tell you how many times I begged her to make it. I was thrilled when we managed to get the recipe. It’s so good that everybody should have it!

Aunt Rhonda’s Corn Casserole

1 can whole kernel corn (not drained)
1 can cream corn
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1 cup Velveeta (health food nuts, don’t ruin it by using “healthy” cheese!)
1 cup uncooked macaroni (don’t use a different type of noodle, it doesn’t always cook right.)
1 tsp. onion flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for one hour, stirring once after baking 30 minutes.



Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Country Kitchen


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Chipotle Breakfast Burritos


This is just something I invented based off of Sonic’s Ultimate Meat and Breakfast Burrito, so, hang with me. 😉

•1 lb of regular flavor sausage
•Bacon, or bacon bits (which is what I used)
•A few tater tots
•A packet of the cheese sauce you put in Kraft Shells and Cheese
•Chipotle powder
•Garlic powder
•Onion powder
•Sour cream
•Worcester sauce

The tater tots take the longest to make, so put them in the oven and cook them according to the directions on the package.

Cook the sausage in a skillet, making sure it is crumbled well. When the sausage is cooked, cook and crumble the bacon, unless you have bacon bits. Add the bacon to the sausage and mix it together. Put meat in a separate bowl (unless you have two skillets, unlike me.)

Make scrambled eggs in the skillet next. I just used 8 eggs for 6 people, a splash of milk and salt and pepper to taste.

Now for the cheese sauce. 😉 It really isn a recipe, just whatever we had and I made it taste good. 😉 I put the cheese sauce in a bowl with some milk, enough to make it thinner and whisked it together. I added two spoonfuls of sour cream as well. The seasonings are to taste. I used two splashes of Worcester sauce, about a half teaspoon of onion powder, a teaspoon of garlic powder and probably 2-3 Tablespoons of chipotle powder. It didn’t taste really great by itself, but was great on the burrito.

You should now have all of your components available to build your burrito! Enjoy!

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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Country Kitchen, Recipes


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