Saturday, October 11, 2014

Nun's Puff's

A few days ago my 4 yr old brought me these red baking cups and said, "Please make me those yummy things."  I knew what he meant.  We made some right then.  They are like a German pancake.
This recipe is from a Betty Crocker cookbook.  Not sure why it has this name.  

Nun's Puff's
Makes 12
prep time- 15 minutes
cook time - 30 min.

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of milk
3/4 cup of flour
4 eggs
1 tablespoon of sugar

1. Grease or line muffin pan.  Heat oven to 375 Degrees.

2. In a saucepan melt butter; add milk.  Bring to a boil.

3.  Add Flour all at once and stir vigourusly.

4. Cook and stir until it forms a ball that doesn't separate.

5. Remove pan from heat and add eggs one at a time.   Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.  

6. Divide dough evenly.  Sprinkle with sugar (I never do because the kids put jam on top)

7. Bake for 30 minutes. 

Baked Beans

Lumber Jack Baked Beans

My husband first made these beans for a youth conference.  The smell had us all wanting some.  When he came home with an empty dutch oven we were all sad.   He adapted a recipe from    We also served these at a luncheon after our son's baptism- in case you were there and wanted the recipe.  

8 slices of bacon
1 small onion
1 Jalapeno
1 3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 U-shaped Johnsonville sausage (pick your fav. flavor)
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 16 oz can butter beans
1 16 oz can pinto beans
1 16 oz can red kidney beans
1 30oz can Bush's Homestyle Baked Beans ( I use countrystyle if they do not have homestyle)

1. In a large skillet fry up your bacon, until crispy and browned along the edges.  Remove it from the pan onto a plate lined with a paper towel. Remove all but 2 tsp of grease from the pan.
2. Toss your onions into the hot pan.  Cook until golden and wilted.
3. While your onions cook stir together the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, dry mustard, ginger, and salt.  Then chop the jalepeno.  We chop it in bigger pieces.

4. Pour the sauce over the onions.  Add the Jalapeno.  Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Drain and rinse all beans.  EXCEPT for the Bush's homestyle.  Don't drain those ones.
6.  Add all the beans to a 3 quart dish.  If you double this recipe it fills a 16 inch dutch oven.
7. Pour the onion mixture over the beans.  Crumble your bacon and add. Chop  and add the Johnsonville sausage to it. 
8. Stir, and cover with foil. 
9. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Remove from oven, stir, leave uncovered and cook for 30 more minutes.  In a crock pot it's about 3-4 hours.   (doubling it made it take about 20 minutes longer to cook, or it could have been my oven that day.)