November 13, 2011


3 lbs. hamburger
2 tbsp. paprika
2 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tbsp. crushed pepper (red)
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. celery seed
1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 pt. water

Brown all ingredients (except water) until pink is gone. Add water and cover until water boils, then simmer until most of water is gone.

Note: This is a hot sauce so cut the 1 1/2 tablespoon crushed pepper and 1 tablespoon black pepper in half.

Note: What sauce is leftover freeze in ice trays. Pop out and put in baggie. When needed use 1 cube per hot dog.

November 3, 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

makes 3 loaves.

3-1/2 cups. sugar
1-1/4 cups. vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 can(29 oz) solid pack pumpkin
3 squares(1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups. all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/4 tsp.ground cinnamon
1 to 1-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups.(12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

      In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in the pumpkin, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into pumpkin mixture just until blended. Stir in chips.
     Transfer to 3 greased 9in.x5in. x3in. loaf pans. Bake at 350F* for 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
   Wrap and freeze for up to 6 months.