Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hubby has been wanting chicken-n-dumplings for dinner.
He said it's one of his favorite foods.
How did I not know this after almost 20 years?
Anyway, I am making it tonight...Paula Deen style.
Her recipe calls for her House Seasoning.
Well, I whipped shook some up this morning.
I quadrupled it.
It's a simple recipe.
(Ackkk! I just realized that I made this wrong.)(I used teaspoons instead of cups, hence the need to double double it!)
1 cup of salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder.
Mix well and store.

Last night I went through, devoured, read and read, you get the idea some recipe mags that a friend gave us.
(We have an addiction to recipes, hubby, me and she!  We feed enable each other.)
 Back to the food.  I made these YUMMY Peanut Butter Bars from Taste of Home Feb/Mar 1996 edition.  (Food recipes never go out of style!)  You will want a nice glass of milk with these.
Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c flour
1/2 c quick oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c chocolate chips

1/2 c confectioners sugar
2 TBL creamy peanut butter
2 TBL milk

In a mixing bowl, cream butter sugars and peanut butter.  Add egg and vanilla; mix well.  Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture.  Spread into greased 13in.x9in. baking pan.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. or until lightly browned.  Cool at least 10 minutes.  Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over bars.
Yield: 3-4 dozen


1 comment:

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

OMGsh I want one of those right now! Yum.

So the house seasoning is really good?

Also, if you like recipes, you will laugh your head off at this book (which I have read like oh, 5 times):

"Gastroanomalies" by James Lileks. Wish I could loan you my much loved copy. It shows/makes fun of 50's recipes. It is heeeelarious. Some look so awful.