Sunday, March 21, 2010

Company Corned Beef

Company Corned Beef from
Farm Journal's Country Cookbook

4 to 5 lbs corned beef
5 bay leaves
4 peppersorns
2 sprigs parsley
1 branch celery, cut in chunks
1 small onion, sliced
Whole cloves
2 tblsp. butter or margarine
1 tblsp. prepared mustard
1/3 c.brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup ketchup
3 tablsp. vinegar
3 tablsp. water

Wash corned beef thoroughly to remove brine.  Place in a large kettle and cover with cold water.  Add bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley, celery, and onion.  Cover and simmer 3 to 3 3/4 hours, or until tender.
Remove hot beef to shallow baking dish.  Insert whole cloves in it to decorate and season.

Melt butter, add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Cook over medium heat until ingredients are well blended.

Pour sauce over corned beef and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Serve with homemade bread, and boiled cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.  Enjoy!

Submitted by: Rose Clawson of Baskets by Rose

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Perfect Cream Scones


3 cups flour **(I use naturally white whole wheat)
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups heavy whipping cream
pinch of cinnamon


  • Sift flour, sugar, baking powder & salt together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and slowly add the cream stirring by hand just until the batter is evenly moistened.
  • Place dough on a cookie sheet and pat out into a circle. Cut into 6-8 triangular pieces.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Variation: Add Dried Cherries or Cranberries

~ Recipe by Heidi Dunbar of Heidi's Designs 2

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Onion Patties

3/4 Cup Flour                               
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cornmeal           
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons Salt  (or less)      
3/4 Cup Milk
2 1/2 Cups finely Chopped Onion

Mix dry ingredients together, then add milk.  Batter should be fairly thick. Add onions and mix thoroughly. 

Drop by tablespoonful into 1/2" of oil in skillet. (I personally use a tad less than the directions state.) Flatten slightly as you turn them.  Brown on both sides. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.

My husband loves these Onion Patties.  They are great to serve as a side with any meat etc.