edited to add recipes below
To streamline cooking, we’re putting our frequently used recipes to the inside of the cabinet doors near the range. No more searching!
As requested, here are closeups so you can see the recipes we included so far. We’ll probably add more over time, but these are the ones we use the most.
Grandma’s Wacky Cake (also called Crazy Cake)
A rich, delicious Depression era recipe that contains no eggs, milk or butter. I think everyone’s grandma had a recipe like this.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 6 Tbs. cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup oil
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbs. vinegar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
In an ungreased 9×13 pan, combine dry ingredients. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined. Be sure to get the corners!
Add water, vinegar and vanilla all at once. Mix thoroughly again.
Bake 35 minutes at 350 or just until cake tests done. Don’t ice it, because the soft moist top is the best part! To make it special, dust with powdered sugar.
Chocolate Oatmeal No-bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4-5 cups oats
In a 4 quart pot, stir together sugar and cocoa. Add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 2 minutes.
Working quickly, remove from heat and stir in butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Confession: I never measure peanut butter. 1-2 big glops from a spoon will do nicely. Stir in the oats and drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Remember, work quickly. If you are too slow your cookies will cool and set in the pan and you’ll be forced to eat the rest straight from the pan with a spoon. Not good for the hips.
Let cool thoroughly and enjoy.
Moist Fudgy Brownies from scratch
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, opt.
Combine eggs, butter, cocoa, sugar and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add flour, salt and walnuts and stir again.
Bake in a buttered 9×13 for 25-30 minutes at 350, just until done in the center. Serve warm.