Sugar cream pie is high on list


Sally Lewis of Sparks says this sugar cream pie recipe is

delicious and easy. The recipe is for Susan Stukenborg of Selingrove Pa. The pie should be eaten at room temperature. Don't worry if the filling doesn't completely set -- its not suppose to. Store leftovers, if any, in the refrigerator.

Brown Sugar Pie 1 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons flour

Pinch of salt

1 large can Pet evaporated milk

2 tablespoons cold butter, cut in pieces

Ground cinnamon

Mix together brown sugar, flour and salt. Pat into eight-inch pie pan. Do not bake.

Pour evaporated milk on top. Do not stir. Scatter butter on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake in preheated 350-degree oven for one hour or until bubbling in center.

Thanks to the many readers who sent us recipes for lemon drop cookies. Magdalena Neumann of Baltimore raved about a recipe she had made about two years ago. The recipe, which she unfortunately lost, was so good she shared it with a cousin from Germany. This recipe, which sounds delicious, is from Janet Riecks of Forest Hill.

Lemon Drops 1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Lemon sugar, recipe below

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix well. Add dry ingredients, mix.

Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with lemon sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.

Lemon Sugar 2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tablespoon grated lemon rind

Mix together sugar and rind. Note: be sure to grate only the yellow peel from the lemon and not the bitter, white pith.

This lemonade cookie recipe is also from Janet Riecks. It sounds perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.

Lemonade Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed, divided

Sugar for sprinkling

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Combine dry ingredients and stir into egg mixture alternately with one-half cup of lemonade concentrate.

Drop on cookie sheet by teaspoons about two-inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for eight to 10 minutes. Brush top of warm cookies with remaining lemonade concentrate and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

* This rice casserole just might be the right one for Rosemary Fitzpatrick of Catonsville. She had asked us to find her a side dish recipe containing pecans and mushrooms. Rosemary felt that the recipe might have been part of a "From my kitchen" feature several years ago.

This recipe, dating from February 1986, was a "From my kitchen" entry from Irene Morgan of Joppa. If it's not the right recipe -- and this one uses cashews instead of pecans -- maybe it will jog a reader's memory.

Rice Cashew Casserole 1/4 cup margarine

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 1/4 cups rice, uncooked (non quick-cooking rice)

2 10 3/4 -ounce cans beef consomme

1 4-ounce can mushrooms, drained

1 6-ounce can cashews

Saute onion and green pepper in margarine.

In a 1 1/2 -quart casserole, combine the sauteed vegetables, rice, beef consomme and mushrooms. Bake, covered, at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Add cashews, stir and bake another 10 minutes. Makes six to eight servings.

Note: If you're in a hurry, bring consomme to a boil before combining with other ingredients. This decreases baking time by about 15 minutes.

* Here's a recipe I can't wait to try. This recipe, from Charlene Pedersen of Baltimore, is for Geneva Sneed of Baltimore.

Recipe Requests

* Brenda Ward of Edgewood is searching for a polka-dot cake recipe. This chocolate cake recipe includes chocolate chips and cream cheese but no icing.

* Jo Ann Waters of Baltimore wants a recipe for cookies similar to the Samoa-style cookies sold by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

* Ruth Schultz of Baltimore wants a recipe for batter-coated plantains.

* Debbie Glaza of Huntsville, Al. is looking for a Louisiana shrimp crepe recipe.

* Myrtle Kline of McClure, Pa. wants a vanilla mousse recipe.

* Pat Stabile of Baltimore needs a recipe for coconut muffins, similar to those served at the Marina Deck restaurant in Ocean City.

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