May 30, 2024

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Pumpkin Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ¼ cup oil
  • ½ cup raisins or craisins
  • 1 ½  cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries cut in half
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 cup tube pan or bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together until well-blended the first 12 ingredients; stir in raisins, nuts and cherries.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 55-65 minutes or until done, depending on your oven.
  4. Cool in pan 5-8 minutes, then place on desired plate.

Cranberry Eggnog Cake

  • 1 ½ boxes yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups eggnog
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup craisins
  • ¾ cup chpped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightley grease and flour a 12 cup tube pan or bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, flour, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, eggnog, oil, and eggs until well-blended; stir nin craisins and walnuts
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 55-65 minutes or until done, depending on your oven
  4. Cool in the pan 5 minutes, then place on desired plate and enjoy.

Eggnog Bread Pudding

  • 2 cups eggnog
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 slices raisin bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with Pam.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggnog, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, and vanilla until smooth; fold in the raisin bread.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and top with cinnamon and nuts. Bake in 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  4. Serve warm or cool for 15 to 20 minutes and top with cool whip.

Linguica Bread

  • 1 bag pizza dough white bought at Walmart
  • 1 ½ cups linguica cut into bite size pieces
  1. In a small pot, cook linguica for one minute, remove from pot and place on a plate with a paper towel and let cool. Lightly grease loaf pan with Pam. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. When the linguica is cold, roll out the dough and spread linguica evenly. Roll dough up and place in loaf pan.
  3. Place loaf pan on top of stove and cover with towel to rise. When dough has risen, place pan in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until done.

*To make a larger linguica bread, buy 2 bags of pizza dough and 3 cups of bite sized linguica; place in a bundt cake pan and cook for one hour or until done.

*OPTION: 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, ¼ cup chopped nuts, ¼ cup raisins; follow above recipes for bread and OMIT linguica.

Portuguese Sirloin Tips

  • 2-3 pounds sirloin tips (bought at BJs)
  • 1 bottle goya cooking wine
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. In a large bowl, mix together cooking wine, ketchup and onion.
  2. Put salt, pepper and garlic powder all over meat and refrigerate for 2 days.
  3. In a large deep skillet, place all meat and marinade and cook over low to medium heat for 1 to 1 ½ hours with cover on top of skillet. Be sure to stir occasionally so meat does not stick to bottom of skillet.
  4. Serve with rice or potato.

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