Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 1

Well, day one of this exciting venture is complete. It went very well I would say.

Today, I made fried pork chops, a Paula Deen recipe, corn casserole, a family recipe, hoecakes, also a Paula Deen recipe, and 7UP cake, which is one of America's lost recipes.

I will talk about them in the order I made them.

The 7UP cake turned out good. I found this recipe in a cookbook called America's Best Lost Recipes. This cookbook has lots of recipes from families all over the USA. Some of these recipes are family recipes from Germany, Holland, Britain, and some were created here in America. The 7UP cake is one of those family recipes that is from America. It first appeared in the marketplace in 1929, though it was called a different name. It wasn't until 1936 that it came to be called 7UP cake. This particular recipe that I used has the usual cake ingredients, flour, eggs, salt,vanilla, and sugar, and it also has lemon zest, shortening, and, of course, 7UP. I did not have any shortening, so I substituted with butter. Once all the ingredients were mixed together, I then baked it in a bundt pan for about an hour. That sounds like a long time, but it is just the right amount of time for everything to cook. Tonight, the cake turned out delicious. It was very moist and not crumbly. Definately a recipe I will use again.

The corn casserole is a family favorite. We have been having this at family gatherings for many years. This casserole has rice, cream of chicken soup, and you just cannot have corn casserole without corn. It calls for cream corn and Mexi-corn, although whole kernel corn nibblets work just as well. All these ingredients are stirred together in a pan, then cooked for about 30 minutes, adding cheese for the last few minutes. Tonight, it turned out extremely good.

The fried pork chops are a recipe that I found in a Paula Deen magazine. This recipe just calls for three ingredients, four if you count the oil with which to fry the chops with: buttermilk, flour, seasoning, and pork chops. You use the buttermilk and flour to coat the pork chops with a light crust, then fry them for about 8 minutes on each side until they are done.

And I just cannot forget to mention the pecan pie. Today is my Daddy's birthday and pecan pie is his favorite, so I made it for him as a birthday surprise. This recipe calls for Karo syrup(or any light corn syrup), a pie shell, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, butter, and pecans. I did not have enough pecans, so I improvised and added cashews to make up for it. I heated the syrup, butter, and sugar until all three were thoroughly combined. I then added the eggs, vanilla, and the salt, stirring to make sure that they were mixed together. Finally, after I put the nuts in the pie shell, I poured the liquid over them. I then cooked it for 50 minutes. Daddy loved his birthday surprise.

After each post, I will try and add in a recipe or two. Tonight's recipe is corn casserole.

Hope you enjoyed reading this. Comment and let me know what you think.

God Bless.


Corn Casserole

1 pkg. Mahatma yellow rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 large can cream-style corn
1 can whole kernel Mexi-corn

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the rice according to the directions on the pack. Then mix with the remaining ingredients. Pour into a buttered casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with grated cheese for the last few minutes.


  1. Yum! I hope you consider making some treats for the Gaither bake sale on Saturday!

  2. I'm looking forward to another home-cooked meal - that I didn't home-cook! What's for dinner???