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Chocolate Cake and Onions. . . With Love

Compiled by Mailynne E. Foster

Horizon House Books
Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada

ISBN 1-88965-006-3

© 1976, All rights reserved

Horizon Books are published by Horizon House Publishers
Box 600, Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada

Printed in the United States of America



CONTENTS

Quick Breads 9

Yeast Doughs 17

Supper & Salad Dishes 25

Desserts 37

Cakes, Cookies and Squares 50

Candy & Frostings 72

Odds 'n Ends 80

"How I Learned to Love" 87



Introduction

The aroma of fresh baking and the atmosphere of love. These are two of the memories of our home that I want my children to cherish when they are grown and gone. And I'm working on it!

In these pages I'd like to share a little love and some delicious "aromas" with you. The recipes are those, that for the most part, occupy a regular spot in our menus. They have all been tried and proven by our family.

The love has been tried and proven too. It works!

The proof of the pudding is definitely in the eating, so get out a spoon and bowl and start mixing.

The proof of God's love is in the doing, so let His love fill your heart and start today to express that love in encouraging words, soft touches and sweet aromas.



Quick Breads

STIR-AND-DROP BISCUITS

(use as topping for Shepherd's Pie or by themselves)

Stir together:

2 c. sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Place in measuring cup (don't stir:)

1/3 c. salad oil
2/3 c. milk

Add all at once to flour mixture.

Stir with fork and drop on gravy.

Bake at 450 degrees.

With love...

The God I am experiencing right now accepts me - weakness as well as strength, fear as well as confidence, anger as well as gentleness.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

DATE LOAF

Mix together:

3/4 c. nuts
1 c. chopped dates
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. shortening
3/4 c. boiling water

Let stand 20 minutes.

Beat and add to date mixture.

2 eggs

Beat in:

1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. sifted flour

Bake at 350 degrees about 1 hour.

With love...

...love doesn't have a watch or a calendar or a deadline and does not require a bond or a down payment or a credit check.

Bob Benson

PUMPKIN LOAF

Mix as listed:

4 eggs
2 c. white sugar
1 scant c. of oil
One 14-oz. can pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
Raisins and nuts

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

Makes 2 or 3 loaves

With love...

And whatever it is you are doing when you are judging, qualifying or bargaining, one thing is for sure - you are not loving, not the Jesus kind of loving.

Bob Benson

DELICIOUS BRAN MUFFINS

Cream together:

1/4 c. shortening or margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar

Add:

1/4 c. molasses
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. bran

Then stir in:

1 c. flour
11/2 tsp. soda
3/4 tsp. salt
Raisins

Bake in muffin pans at 400 degrees about 15 minutes.

With love...

I love you. If I love you, I must tell you the truth. I want your love. I want your truth. Love me enough to tell me the truth.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

RAISIN LOAF

Place in saucepan:

2 c. sugar
2 c. hot water
2 c. raisins
1 c. cold shortening

Boil till shortening is melted.

Remove from heat and add:

2 tsp. soda

Cool and add:

2 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
Nuts (if desired)

Is best baked in 2 small loaf pans at 350 degrees.

With love...

Love heals, it never destroys.

Eugenia Price

MOM'S WHOLE WHEAT MUFFINS

Cream together:

2/3 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg

Add:

1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c. white flour
1 rounded tsp. baking powder
1 c. sour milk with 1 tsp. soda
1 scant tsp. sale
Raisins, if desired

Bake in hot oven.

Delicious served warm with butter and syrup.

With love...

...love doesn't have a set of scales, or a yardstick or a ruler, it doesn't weigh, sift, divide, test, examine, qualify, or measure.

Bob Benson

CARROT BREAD

Beat well:

3 eggs

Add and beat:

1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. oil

Add:

2 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. grated carrot
Nuts and raisins

Bake at 350 degrees. Makes two small loaves or one very large loaf.

With love...

Love just loves, warm, redeeming, forgiving, life-changing love.

Bob Benson

NO-RISE BUTTERHORNS

Cream together:

1 c. margarine
12 oz. cottage cheese

Add:

2 c. flour
Dash of salt

Divide dough in 3 parts. Roll each part in a circle and cut into 12 wedges. Roll up from wide to narrow of each wedge.

Bake on a cookie sheet 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Frosting:

1 c. icing sugar
1 tbsp butter
Vanilla
1 tbsp. milk

Best served fresh

With love...

Love will make any burden light, any task easy.

A.B. Simpson



Yeast Doughs

MAZOLA BUNS

Dissolve:

1/4 c. warm water
2 pkg. yeast
1 tsp. sugar

Place in bowl:

2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. oil
2 beaten eggs

Add

Yeast mixture
5-6 c. flour

Let rise and shape. Bake in usual manner.

The kids say, "'Superb!"

With love...

There are no closed doors in love, no barriers, no limitations.

Eugenia Price

QUICK CINNAMON BUNS

Prepare as directed on package:

2 envelopes or 2 tbsp. yeast
1 c. warm water
2 tsp. sugar

Let rise 10 minutes. Then stir.

Scald:

1 c. milk

Add to milk:

6 tbsp. lard (or substitute)

Cool mixture and add to it:

1/2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
Yeast mixture
3 eggs. beaten

Stir well and add about 5 more cups of flour.

Let rise. punch down and shape into rolls or cinnamon buns.

Let rise again and bake at 375 degrees.

With love...

The two go hand in hand. Trust and openness. Acceptance and honesty. Love and risk.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

OVERNIGHT BUTTER CRESCENTS

Dissolve:

1 pkg. yeast
1/2 c. water
2 tsp. sugar

Mix as for pastry:

4 c. flour
1/2 pound lard

Beat together:

3 eggs
1/2 c. sugar and add 3/4 c. milk.

Add egg and yeast mixtures to flour.

Refrigerate overnight and then allow to come to room temperature.

Roll out in 4 parts as for pie. Cut in wedges and roll from wide side to centre.

Bake at 350 degrees.

Ice with thin vanilla icing and sprinkle with nuts if desired

With love...

And whatever it is you are doing when you are judging, qualifying or bargaining, one thing is for sure - you are not loving, not the Jesus kind of loving.

Bob Benson

WHOLE WHEAT BATTER BREAD

Measure into large mixing bowl:

2 1/2 c. warm water

Add and stir to dissolve:

2 pkg. yeast

Mix on a paper:

2 c. whole wheat flour
4 c. sifted white flour
4 tsp. salt

Add half of flour mixture and:

1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. brown sugar or honey to yeast water.

Beat 2 minutes. Add remaining flour and mix well.

Cover with wax paper and let rise till double.

Punch down and divide into loaf pans or buns.

Let rise and bake at 375 degrees about 40 minutes.

With love...

...love doesn't talk about inches, pounds, cups, miles, quarts; it just comes in one all-encompassing, far-reaching form.

Bob Benson

SPUDNUTS

2 pkg. yeast
4 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1 c. margarine
5 eggs, well beaten
1 c. sugar
2 c. mashed potatoes
2 tsp. nutmeg
About 10 c. flour

Scald milk. Add margarine and cool.

Prepare yeast as on package and add to milk mixture.

Add sugar, eggs. salt. potatoes and nutmeg. Then flour to make a soft dough.

Let rise till doubled.

Punch down and roll to half-inch thickness.

Begin frying as soon as cutting is finished, starting with donuts which were cut first.

Glaze while hot but do not glaze those you intend to freeze.

Glaze:

1 pound icing sugar
2 tbsp. butter

Add hot water to make thin paste.

With love...

Keep short books with your feelings. Stay up-to-date. Find ways of reporting feelings as they occur. Experiment in saying both what you feel and what you really want. "I do care about you. I want to be close. . I want more time together. . I need to tell you when I'm angry. Love me enough to listen to me . . .

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

COFFEE KRINGLE

(easy-may be varied to taste)

Scald and cool:

1/4 c. milk

Mix:

1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. flour

Cut in:

1/4 c. shortening

Soak 1 pkg. yeast in 1/2 c. warm water and 1 tsp. sugar. Let stand 10 minutes. then stir.

Add:

Scalded, cooled milk
1 egg. well beaten
Flour mixture

Place in greased bowl, brush with oil and cover.
Let rise till doubled.
Punch down, divide in two and roll each half.
Place one half on greased cookie sheet.

Cover with canned pie filling (cherry is good) or prune mixture (below.)

Cover with other rectangle. Brush with melted butter, cover and let rise.

Bake at 375 degrees till well-browned.

When cool, ice with the following:

1 c. icing sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Milk to make a thin icing

Prune filling:

1 1/2 c. chopped stewed prunes
1 tsp. lemon rind
3 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. sugar

With love...

Love ends the blaming games and gets on to the real questions. . .

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight



Supper and Salad Dishes

SUNDAY MOCK DUCK

Take one full round-cut round steak, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Prepare bread dressing (your usual recipe).

Pile dressing onto steak in a roll down the middle.

Close with skewers or tie with string and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roll in tin foil (two thicknesses all around).

Fold more tin foil 4 thicknesses to place under the roll in cake pan.

Bake at 325 degrees about 21/2 hours.

Remove skewers and slice.

With love...

Friends need love from friends. But how many of us love our friends for what they are, embracing faults, failures and selfish streaks and not for how they make us feel?

Eugenia Price

ANITA'S CHOW MEIN

Chop cooked meat (pork. beef or chicken) finely and brown in oil. 1/2 tsp. sugar. salt. pepper. garlic and accent. (Use these spices as desired.)

Add:

4 onions, chopped
Celery, sliced
Cabbage, chopped
Salt

(Keep heat very low-no water necessary-vegetables will provide moisture. Remember that this mixture will shrink greatly-a full pan will be about half full when cooked.)

When vegetables are tender (about 1 hour). add 1 can of bean sprouts.

Thicken with 2 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp. soya sauce and a little water if necessary.

Just before serving. mix in 1 large can of chow mein noodles.

With love...

When love has to be measured by a visit on a certain date each year, it is no more reliable than the weather.

Eugenia Price

SWEET-AND-SOUR SPARERIBS

Brown small, cut ribs in open pan in hot oven, stirring occasionally.

Drain off fat and pour the following sauce over ribs (double or triple the amount so as to almost cover the ribs):

Bring to boil in saucepan.

1 c. water
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. vinegar
4 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soya sauce

Continue to bake ribs uncovered in medium oven until sauce is thickened (about 1 hour.)

With love...

Love desires the best for another. It reaches out in continuing good will even toward the one who has brought offense.

Doug Roberts

FRIED RICE

(with beef, chicken or shrimp)

Cook any amount of rice desired. (It is best prepared the day before and stored in the frig.-this removes the moisture.)

Brown rice in salad oil and 1/2 tsp. sugar.

Add:

Meat (canned baby shrimp are colorful and delicious!)
Cooked green peas
Green onion
Mushrooms (button type look nice)
Soya sauce to taste

Stir and heat carefully.

With love...

...we cannot leam to demonstrate love to others until we have learned how to love ourselves.

Eugenia Price

SLOPPY JOES

(our favorite Friday night supper)

Brown hamburger with onions.

Add:

1 can tomato soup rinsed with little water

Simmer a few moments.

Serve on hamburger buns.

With love...

Love heals, it never destroys.

Eugenia Price

SUPPER SALMON LOAF

Mix together:

1 tall tin salmon
1 c. soft bread crumbs
1 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten
A little lemon juice
Parsley and onion flakes to taste :
Salt and pepper

Bake about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

With love...

Even if you don't feel your love is important, give it anyway.

Eugenia Price

FAVORITE FAMILY CHILI

Brown:

1 pound hamburger (salt and pepper added)

In large casserole place:

1 can kidney beans
1 can pork and beans
1 can tomato soup

Rinse out cans generously with water and add to the mixture.

Add:

1/2 c. catsup (more or less)
2 tbsp. chili powder (to taste)
2 onions finely chopped or grated
Some red and green peppers if desired

(If your kids are like mine-pepper and onion haters, here's a hint. Cut them coarsely in a blender, cover with water and chop. Drain (or pour water and all into chili) and then add to chili mixture. You'll have the benefit of the flavour, but not the "hunks.")

Bake in slow oven, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours

Serve over boiled rice or with buns.

With love...

Love just loves, warm, redeeming, forgiving, life-changing love.

Bob Benson

QUICK TUNA CASSEROLE

In greased casserole, place:

About 2 c. cooked rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Parsley and onion flakes to taste
1 tin tuna
1/2 c. milk

Cover with crushed potato chips.

Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes.

Good with green peas and buns.

With love...

Love will make any burden light, any task easy.

A.B. Simpson

SHEPHERD'S PIE

Cook chopped onion in butter until clear.

Add left-over gravy (augment with canned or dry mix if necessary), cold roast (cut fine), 1 cooked potato (chopped fine).

Place in casserole in hot oven and heat until bubbling.

Drop spoonfuls of biscuit dough and return to hot oven until brown.

(If the gravy mixture in not boiling when the dough is dropped in, it will be soggy.)

With love...

Children must be loved into loving.

Eugenia Price

MEATY SPAGHETTI

Brown in olive oil:

Hamburger
Onions
Green and red peppers, chopped

Add:

1 can tomato soup t

Simmer 1 - 2 hours, uncovered.

Serve over hot spaghetti.

Any leftover sauce and spaghetti may be mixed, put in a casserole and heated in the oven for the next day. (Add a bit of water before putting in oven.)

With love...

Real love is ready at all times for discomfort, which is the quickest way I know for us all to realize how little we know of real love.

Eugenia Price

CASSEROLE SUPPER DISH

Brown in 3 tbsp. salad oil:

1/2 pound ground meat (moose meat is good)
1/2 pound ground pork (less if using beef above)

Add:

2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery

Sprinkle generously with:

Salt
Pepper
Chili powder (to taste)

When vegetables are tender, mix in:

1 can tomato soup
1 can golden mushroom soup or cream of celery soup
1 1/2 c. water
1 large can (5 oz.) chow mein noodles

Bake about 45 minutes in medium oven.

With love...

If we practise love, we become loving.

Eugenia Price

SUNSHINE SLAW

Chop cabbage finely.

Add:

Pineapple tidbits
Miniature marshmallows
Mayonnaise to moisten

Place in serving dish and sprinkle with a little paprika.

Good and can be prepared a bit ahead.

If you have a blender, chop the cabbage coarsely with it. Cover with cold water and chop a few seconds. Drain into a sieve. Other ingredients may be mixed in the sieve as well. If you don't wish to keep the pineapple juice for another purpose, pour it over the cabbage. Gives a nice flavour.

With love...

Whatever we manage to relinquish to God as a loveoffering he returns to us in love...his love, the love that always chooses the best for us.

Eugenia Price

ORANGE SALAD DELIGHT

One 3 oz. pkg. orange jelly powder
1 pint cottage cheese
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can mandarin oranges, drained

Mix and fold in 2 pkg. prepared dessert whip.

Let stand several hours or overnight.

Makes a large salad.

With love...

Children must be loved into loving.

Eugenia Price

HOLIDAY SALAD

Set to egg-white consistency:

1 pkg. lime jello
1 c. boiling water
J1 c. miniature mallows

When ready, beat and add:

1 pkg. whipped topping, prepared
1 c. shredded cabbage
1 c. finely chopped celery
1 c. crushed pineapple
1/2 c. walnuts or pecans

Allow to set in mold.

With love...

Real love frees the loved one to respond to the lover.

Eugenia Price

SUMMER FRUIT SALAD

(easy and delicious)

Cook over hot water:

2 beaten eggs
1/4 c. lemon juice
4 tbsp. sugar

Prepare:

2 pkgs. dessert whip

Add cooled custard to prepared whip.

Stir in:

Pineapple cubes
Fruit cocktail
Fresh fruit. etc.
2 c. min. marshmallows

With love...

Love breeds sensitivity, not touchiness. And there is a wide difference.

Eugenia Price



GOLDEN PUMPKIN PIE

In bowl mix:

1 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp.nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves

Add:

3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/4 c. milk
2/3 c. canned milk

Pour into unbaked crusts, and bake at 400 degrees.

With love...

Trust is love that forgets the past, reaches out here and now to believe and encourage others, and gives them the freedom to grow.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

FAVORITE FUDGE PUDDING

(for an oven supper)

Mix in small bowl:

1 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. salad oil

Spread in 7x12-inch pan (it will be thin.)

In same mixing bowl place:

1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
1 3/4 c. hot water

Pour over batter.

Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes.

With love...

...love doesn't seek merit or worth or beauty, skill or talents. It doesn't see warts, freckles, blemishes or scars.

Bob Benson

YUMMY NO-BAKE CHEESE CAKE

Make crust of:

2 c. graham crumbs
1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar

Pat into large pan.

Beat together:

8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. icing sugar

Beat gradually into:

1 pkg. dessert whip, prepared

Spread over crust.

Top with canned pie filling-cherry, strawberry, blueberry, etc.

Chill.

With love...

Anyone who can show genuine love has some conscious or unconscious contact with God.

Eugenia Price

PINEAPPLE CUSTARD

(cool, light and quick)

Bring to boil:

Juice from 1 can crushed pineapple
1 beaten egg
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar

Cool.

Prepare 1 envelope dessert whip.

Gradually add to first mixture along with crushed pineapple.

Serve in dessert dishes.

For pie:

Melt together, cool and add to above:

1/2 c. marshmallows
1/2 c. milk

With love...

Real love loves for Love's sake and not because the loved one is lovable.

Eugenia Price

STRAWBERRY SWIRL

Make crust of:

1 c. graham crumbs
1/4 c. melted butter or margarine
1 tbsp. sugar

Bake until brown.

Prepare:

One 3-oz. pkg. strawberry jelly powder
1 c. boiling water
1 pkg. frozen strawberries

Chill until partly set.

Melt in double boiler:

1/2 pound marshmallows
1/2 c. milk

Cool and add:

1 pkg. prepared dessert whip

Marble with strawberry mixture and pour over crust.

Chill and serve with a dab of whipped cream, if desired.

With love...

People are loveable when vulnerable. People are believeable when vulnerable. People come to life as real, living, breathing, hurting, feeling, laughing, singing, growing beings when they are vulnerable.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

MOM F'S BAKED RICE PUDDING

In greased casserole place:

Approx. 3 c. milk .
1/4 c. rice
1/4 c. sugar
Vanilla

Bake at 325 degrees.

Stir occasionally.

Remove from oven when it begins to get creamy - about 2 hours.

Raisins may be added during baking.

Recipe may be adjusted for larger quantity - good warm, sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon.

With love...

...love is the way to run a business...love is the way to raise a family...people respond best always to love.

Bob Benson

QUICK APPLE CAKE

Place in large bowl:

4 c. chopped apples

Add and mix:

2 eggs

Then add:

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Nuts, if desired
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda

Mix well. The mixture will be quite dry and hard to stir.

Spread in large ungreased pan.

Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes.

This makes a lovely, moist dessert - just as good warm, with cream or ice cream, as cold.

With love...

Love just loves, warm, redeeming, forgiving, life-changing love.

Bob Benson

GELATIN MOLD DESSERT

Mix:

2 small (1 large) pkg. lemon jelly powder
2 c. boiling water .
'/2 c. sugar
1 c. cold water
1 c. orange juice
Orange rind

Cool until partially set.

Prepare 1 pkg. dessert whip or 1/2 pint whipping cream and fold into jelly.

Dice 1 sponge cake and fold pieces into jelly mixture

Pack into pan and cool.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or dessert whip.

With love...

To be criticized is often to be truly appreciated. To be criticized by a real friend is to be loved.

David W. Augsburger in The Love Fight

PUMPKIN ICE CREAM MOLDS

Mix:

1 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Sprinkle of cloves
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened

Stir together until well blended.

Pour into individual molds or oblong pan.

Freeze at least 24 hours and serve with hot mincemeat sauce.

Sauce:

Mix together:

Approximately 2 c. mincemeat
Grated orange rind
1/2 c. apricot nectar

Lovely for Thanksgiving dinner or other special occasions.

With love...

Love is always active.

Eugenia Price

ELEGANT NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE

Stir together till somewhat thickened:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c. lemon juice

Beat:

8 oz. cream cheese

Blend into milk and lemon mixture.

Pour into graham wafer-lined pan.

Chill. Cover with canned pie filling (cherry, blueberry, strawberry, etc.)

Delicious!

With love...

The capacity to repent determines our capacity to love and forgive, and our ability to receive love and accept forgiveness.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

OLD-FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING

Place in buttered casserole:

3 c. soft bread cubes

Pour over:

2 c., milk, scalded
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg

Place in pan of hot water and bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.

With love...

I am free to react in concerned, understanding ways if I choose to see the other person as precious, as valuable, as worthy of love because he or she is equally loved of God.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

BAKED CRUMB PUDDING

(also Cream Pie Filling)

For leftover white cake crumbs:

Make Chocolate Sauce recipe (elsewhere in this book), thickening a little extra.

For chocolate cake crumbs, make the following

Vanilla Pudding:

Heat to boiling:

1 3/4 c. milk

In large measuring cup, mix and add to boiling milk:

1/4 c. milk
2 egg yolks, beaten in the milk
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

Stir and cook till thickened.

Remove from heat and add:

1 tsp. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In casserole dish, place a layer of hot pudding, then crumbs, pudding, etc., ending with pudding.

Make a meringue of the egg whites. Put on pudding and bake at 375 degrees till golden. Serve warm or cold.

Vanilla Pudding may be used as a cream pie filling.

With love...

The freedom of love is the freedom to love.

Eugenia Price



GRAHAM WAFER CAKE

(quick, easy, no-bake)

Line bottom of medium-sized pan with whole wafers.

Bring to boil:

1/2 c. milk (canned is best)
1/2 c. margarine
1 c. brown sugar

Remove from stove and add:

1 c. cocoanut
1 c. crushed wafers

Pour over wafers in pan, cover with more whole wafers and, when cool, ice with vanilla butter icing.

With love...

Love always gives. It knows how to receive gracefully, hut even then it is giving joy to the giver.

Eugenia Price

ECONOMY OATMEAL SQUARES

(crisp and delicious!)

In saucepan, melt:

1/2 c. margarine

Remove from heat and add:

1 c. brown sugar
2 c. oatmeal
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Press into ungreased pan to about 1/4 inch thickness.

Bake just until brown at 350 degrees.

It will harden as it cools.

With love...

You are accepted - as you are.
You are loved - for what you are.
You are respected - in spite of what you are not.

God appreciates you, if you can receive it.

David W. Augsburger in The Love Fight

LEMON BARS

(calls for lemon and orange juice)

Mix as for pastry:

10 soda biscuits (double)
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. margarine
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1 c. cocoanut

Pat about 3/4 of mixture into 7x12-inch greased pan.

Make filling by boiling together:

1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. water
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
1/4 c. butter

Spread over the base.

Top with remaining crumbs and bake at 350 degrees.

With love...

If we love, we cannot pity ourselves.

Eugenia Price

CHERRY SQUARES DELUXE

Make base of:

1/2 c. margarine
1 c. sifted flour
2 tbsp. icing sugar

Bake 5 minutes at 350 degrees.

Beat together:

2 eggs
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts
1 c. maraschino cherries, chopped
Vanilla

Bake at 350 degrees until brown and firm.

Ice with Whipped Cream Frosting.

With love...

The Jesus way of loving-deeds is a life-style of living for, unshakably for, unconditionally for, unreservedly for the highest good for others.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

JUMBO RAISIN COOKIES

(big and fat, soft and good)

Boil for 5 minutes:

2 c. raisins
1 c. water

Cream:

1 c. shortening or margarine
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Add to raisins:

Creamed mixture above

4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. salt
11/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice

Mix well, drop on greased cookie sheet and bake.

With love...

There is no freedom without love and no love without freedom.

Eugenia Price

GINGER SNAPS

(the real thing!)

Mix together:

2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 c. margarine
1 c. molasses
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
4 c. flour

Form into small balls.

Place on cookie sheet and bake.

With love...

Even if you don't feel your love is important, give it anyway.

Eugenia Price

OUR FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CAKE

(sour milk, easy on the cocoa)

Beat together until smooth:

1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. margarine
2 eggs
1 c. sour milk .
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
21/2 tbsp. cocoa
11/2 c. flour

Bake at 350 degrees.

With love...

We begin to learn to love by practising.

Eugenia Price

CURRANT CRUMB CAKE

Crumble:

2 c. flour
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar

Set aside 1 c. crumbs.

Mix remaining crumbs with:

1 egg
1 c. sour milk
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cloves
1 c. currants

Place in pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees.

Best served slightly warm.

With love...

Love is seeing another as precious, just as you know yourself to be precious.

David W. Augsburger in The Love Fight

CHOCOLATE SLICES

Make base of:

3/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
Dash of salt
3 tbsp. cocoa
1/2 c. butter

Beat together:

2 eggs
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. flour
Vanilla
1 c. cocoanut
1/2 c. nuts

Bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes.

Ice, if desired, with chocolate butter icing or Whipped Cream Frosting.

With love...

How do we go about learning to make use of God's love in the daily round? By beginning.

Eugenia Price

POPPY SEED CHIFFON CAKE

Soak for 2 hours:

1/2 C. poppy seed
1 c. water

Place in large bowl and beat till stiff:

7 egg whites
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Place in large bowl and combine well:

2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Add and beat until smooth:

1/2 c. oil
Poppy-seed-and-water mixture
2 tsp. vanilla
7 egg yolks
1/4 tsp. soda

Fold yolk mixture into whites.

Bake in ungreased tube pan for 50 minutes at 325 degrees. Then increase heat to 350 degrees and bake 10-15 minutes longer.

Orange Glaze:

Heat together:

2 tbsp. syrup
1 tbsp. oil

Add:

1 c. icing sugar (sifted)
2 tbsp. orange juice
Rind of 1 orange

Pour over cake. Gives a lovely tart flavour.

With love...

The God I am experiencing right now accepts me - weakness as well as strength, fear as well as confidence, anger as well as gentleness.

He loves the whole me.

He loves the whole you.

His love makes wholeness possible in its most complete form. As I know and experience the love of God, His acceptance reaches out to include both sides of me. "God knows the best and the worst about me," I can say. "And, what do you know? He loves me anyway."

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

FRUIT CAKE

Beat well:

1 c. margarine
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs

Add:

1/2 c. syrup
1/2 c. fruit juice

(the colour of this will determine to a great degree the lightness or darkness of the cake)

3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda

Stir into cake batter:

4 c. raisins
1 c. nuts
1 c. cherries
1 c. mixed fruit (which has been floured with 1/2 c. flour)

Place in lined pans and bake about 3 hours in slow oven (275 degrees).

With love...

If we practise love, we become loving.

Eugenia Price

CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

Cream:

1 c. butter or substitute

Beat in well:

2 1/2 c. sugar
5 eggs

Add:

3 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat till blended.

Spoon into greased and floured tube pan.

Bake approximately 1 1/2 hours in slow oven (325 degrees.)

Cool about 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Keeps well when wrapped in foil. Or glaze with butter icing. Pour over the top and allow to trickle down the sides.

With love...

Whatever we manage to relinquish to God as a loveoffering he returns to us in love...his love, the love that always chooses the best for us.

Eugenia Price

EZ OATMEAL CAKE

Cream:

1/2 c. butter
11/2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs

Add:

2 c. oatmeal
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Lastly, beat in:

1 c. boiling water

Bake in large pan. Is delicious with butter icing.

With love...

Love frees. Real love always leaves the loved one free to be himself, herself. His best self. Her best self.

Eugenia Price

NEVER-FAIL CHIFFON CAKE

Stir together:

11/2 c. flour
11/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Beat in:

1/2 c. salad oil
7 egg yolks
3/4. c. cold water
1 tsp. vanilla

Measure into large bowl:

1 c. egg whites (about 7)

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Beat until stiff.

Gently fold egg yolk mixture into beaten egg whites.

Bake in tube pan at 325 degrees for 55 minutes, then at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Cool upside down on rack.

Orange Chiffon: add 2 tbsp. grated rind

Chocolate chiffon: reduce flour to 1 1/4 c. and add 1/4 c. cocoa

Maple Walnut chiffon: add 1 tsp. maple extract and finely chopped walnuts

With love...

...love is never involved in any habitual use of another human being.

Eugenia Price

CRAZY CAKE

Bring to rolling boil:

1/2 c. syrup
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. margarine
4 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla .

Pour over 8 c. puffed wheat and press into buttered pan.

With love...

Love never restricts, never binds. Love always rejoices in the growth and forward step of the loved one.

Eugenia Price

CARROT CAKE

Beat together:

1 c. salad oil
1 c. sugar

Add:

3 eggs, beating in one at a time

Add:

1 1/3 c. flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/3 tsp. soda
Walnuts, if desired
2 c. grated carrots
Pinch of salt

Bake at 350 degrees. Delicious with Cream Cheese Icing.

With love...

...Jesus loving just says I will, now, then, in between and all around.

Bob Benson

BEST EVER BUTTER TARTS

Line muffin tins with pastry.

In small saucepan melt:

1/3 c. butter (no substitute for best results)

Remove from heat and add:

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. syrup
1/2 c. or more currants or raisins
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg. slightly beaten

Bake at 400 degrees until brown and bubbling well.

This will fill about 20 tarts.

With love...

Love is being honest and open about your demands. Love is cancelling unfair demands. Love is freeing others to live and grow.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-fight

OUR FAVORITE BROWNIES

(makes a cookie sheet full- not rich)

Melt in saucepan:

1 c. margarine

Remove from heat, add and beat together:

2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
4 eggs

Add:

11/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Bake in cookie sheet at 350 degrees.

No icing. Just "plain" good.

With love...

Real love must learn to relinquish even what is dearest to its heart - especially what is dearest to its heart.

Eugenia Price

QUICK CHOCOLATE SAUCEPAN COOKIES

Melt in large saucepan:

2/3 c. margarine

Add:

11/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. cocoa
11/3 c. flour
Dash of salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Drop well apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake. They're crisp and good!

With love...

Real love concerns itself first of all with the welfare of the loved one, not the welfare of itself.

Eugenia Price

UNCOOKED CHOCOLATE CLUSTERS

(oatmeal, cocoa, cocoanut)

Boil hard for 5 minutes:

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. cocoa

Remove from heat and add:

1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
3 c. oatmeal
1 c. cocoanut

Immediately drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.

With love...

Love will accomplish anything that it undertakes.

A.B. Simpson

FRUIT BARS

Beat until fluffy:

2 eggs
11/2 c. sugar

Add

1 can fruit cocktail (juice and all)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Pour into large cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with cocoanut and/or nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25

While still warm, ice with the following glaze:

Mix well over heat (do not boil):

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

These are lovely and moist and make a large pan full. Especially nice for taking to special "do's."

With love...

Love never restricts, never binds. Love always rejoices in the growth and forward step of the loved one.

Eugenia Price

FUDGE CAKE [Brownies]

Melt in saucepan:

1/2 c. margarine

Beat in by hand:

1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. cocoa
Walnuts. if desired

Bake in 8-inch pan at 350 degrees.

With love...

...love doesn't have to be repaid by this Saturday or any other for that matter.

Bob Benson



SEVEN-MINUTE ICING

(not sugary, forms no crust)

Place in top of double boiler over boiling water:

2 egg whites
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt

Beat until stiff.

Remove from heat and beat one more minute adding 1 tsp. vanilla and food coloring if desired.

With love...

If we love enough, we will dare to speak the truth at the right time. If we do not love enough, we will be expedient - we will live by compromise. Living by compromise is living in unlove.

Eugenia Price

MAPLE CREAM FUDGE

Boil to soft-ball stage:

3 c. brown sugar
3 tbsp. butter
2/3 c. milk

Cool slightly.

Add vanilla and beat.

With love...

...love doesn't seek merit or worth or beauty, skill or talents. It doesn't see warts, freckles, blemishes or scars.

Bob Benson

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

(delicious on carrot or banana cake)

Beat well:

4 oz. cream cheese
2 tbsp. butter (preferably no substitute)
Vanilla
11/2 c. icing sugar

With love...

We can love according to how much we have permitted God to do for us and in us. We can love in direct proportion to how much freedom we have accepted at His hand in our own lives.

Eugenia Price

CARAMEL FR0STING

Heat over low heat:

1/4 c. canned milk
6 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 c. margarine
1/4 tsp. salt

Do not boil, but heat only till dissolved.

Remove from heat.

Stir in 2 c. icing sugar and vanilla

Spread on cake.

With love...

Whenever a man or a woman accepts responsibility for where he is [that's often called confession] and chooses to make a change [that's often called repentance] and reaches out for the strength of God and the accepting love of some significant other person [that's often called conversion], then change begins.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

FRIDAY NIGHT FUDGE

Boil to soft-ball stage:

2 c. sugar
2/3 c. milk
1/3 c. cocoa
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt

Remove from heat.

Add 2 tbsp. butter. Do not stir.

Cool until lukewarm. add 1 tsp. vanilla and beat.

If you wish to save a dish, pour out onto buttered tin foil.

With love...

Love...has a very poor memory for faults. It carries upon its shoulders a bag with holes, from which all the faults of others quickly fall....

A.B. Simpson

PENUCHI

(simple, neverfail fudge)

Cook to soft-ball stage:

2 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. milk (preferably canned)

Remove from heat.

Add 1 tbsp. butter without stirring.

Cool. Beat until creamy.

Add vanilla and nuts if desired.

With love...

Learning to love with God's love requires no special feeling on our part. It requires only doing.

Eugenia Price

NEVERFAIL FUDGE FROSTING

Boil together one minute:

1 c. white sugar
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. cocoa
1/4 c. milk

Cool. then beat until creamy but not too thick.

Spread on cake.

With love...

The person who is learning to love responsibly is the person who is learning to respond - not only to those whom he finds easy to love, but to those with whom he disagrees, who naturally repel him, who have mistreated him or in some way failed him. The person who is learning to respond even to strangers and difficult relatives!

Eugenia Price

WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING

(only no whipping cream!)

Beat Well:

8 tbsp. soft butter
12 tbsp. Icing sugar

Beat in slowly.

2 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. boiling water

Add vanilla.

This will be the consistency of whip cream and makes a lovely icing for squares or cake.

With love...

Love gives up the concealed weapons called questions, and makes clear statements like, "I care about you. I need you. I want your help. I want your respect." Love is honestly open in conversation. Love sets no traps.

David W. Augsburger in The Love Fight

CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES

(traditional Christmas treat!)

Mix well in a large bowl:

3 pounds icing sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pound butter (no substitute)

Divide into small bowls to make various flavours:

Peppermint - color green
Maple with walnuts
Pink-coloured, wrapped around maraschino cherry
Vanilla with cocoanut added
Melted chocolate

Form into small balls.

In double boiler over low heat melt:

1/4 bar parowax
1 box semi-sweet chocolate

Dip chocolates (a large darning needle works well and hole can be covered with a chopped walnut). Place on wax paper to cool.

(Chocolate must be kept over low heat for entire process.)

With love...

Love is always active.

Eugenia Price



MOM'S BEET PICKLES

Place cut, cooked beets in sealers.

Completely cover with the following, which has been boiled together:

1 c. water
2 c. vinegar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tbsp. salt

Does 4 pints.

With love...

If a woman truly loves her husband, she is free. And she is free no matter what he does to her because her inner temperature is not disturbed by his actions.

Eugenia Price

GOODY, GOOEY BAR-B-Q BANANA SPLITS

Cut 1 banana in half crosswise, then lengthwise.

Place two short halves cut side up on a square of tin foil.

Sprinkle with miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips.

Wrap completely in foil and place over hot coals until chocolate is melted.

Messy but delicious!

The kids will love them and will enjoy making their own.

With love...

...human love at its very highest will always make mistakes in its actions. It is the reaction of love that counts. Actions can be controlled consciously. Reactions show us to be what we truly are.

Eugenia Price

HAM PASTIES

Make pastry of the following:

5 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. brown sugar
1 pound lard
1 egg, slightly beaten with 1 tbsp. vinegar and water to make 3/4 cup.

Roll and cut in circles to fold over following filling:

3 c. finely diced cooked ham
2 tbsp. chopped green pepper
Pimento, if desired
1 tbsp. minced onions
1 can undiluted cream of mushroom soup

Close pasties with tines of fork, put slit in top and brush with mixture of:

1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp. water

Sprinkle with sesame, caraway or poppy seeds.

Bake at 400 degrees until brown.

May be frozen and reheated.

With love...

We can love according to how much we have permitted God to do for us and in us. We can love in direct proportion to how much freedom we have accepted at His hand in our own lives.

Eugenia Price

BEST CHILI SAUCE

24 good-sized tomatoes, cut small

Chop in blender, or finely by hand:

6 large onions
6 large pears
6 large apples
2 large red peppers

Place in large pan and add:

4 c. white sugar
2 tbsp. salt
3 1/2 c. vinegar

Place half a box of mixed pickle spice in a cloth bag. Tie tightly and add to mixture.

Boil about 2 hours, stirring regularly.

Leave the spice bag in to suit taste.

With love...

There can be no freer person on earth than the person who has learned how to love.

Eugenia Price

NEVERFAIL PASTRY

Cut and mix:

1 pound lard
5 c. flour
4 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt

Beat:

1 egg
1 tbsp. vinegar

Add enough water to make 3/4 c. and add to flour mixture.

With love...

If we love, we cannot put ourselves in the position of having to endure hurt feelings, of losing the wasted hours required to nurse and pamper our own touchiness.

Eugenia Price

NUTS AND BOLTS

Mix:

5 tbsp. melted butter (no substitute)
5 tbsp. salad oil
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. celery salt

Place in large roaster:

3 c. Cheerios
3 c. Rice Chex
3 c. Wheat Chex
1 pkg. pretzel sticks
Assorted nuts or peanuts

Pour butter mixture evenly over cereal, mixing well.

Bake in slow oven (250 - 275 degrees) for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Stores well and makes a nice Christmas holiday treat.

With love...

Who needs love? Everyone. But everyone needs to give love as well as to receive it.

Eugenia Price

MOM'S CHOCOLATE SAUCE

(good over warm, white cake)

Bring to boil:

1 1/2 c. milk

Mix together and add to boiling milk:

1/2 c. sugar
2 dessert spoons cornstarch
1 dessert spoon cocoa
Dash of salt
Little milk

Bring to boil. stirring constantly until thickened.

Remove from heat. Add a bit of butter and vanilla.

(A dessert spoon means soup-spoon size!)

With love...

You are precious simply because you are. You were born that way. To see that, and to be grasped by the reality of it, is to love.

David W. Augsburger in The Love-Fight

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