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For the "Gourmet" in all of us, some tried and true family recipes..

Cassandra's Peach Cobbler

3 cups sugar
1 cup flour
3 eggs
3 tbsp. vanilla
3 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar

Mix all above ingredients. Slice enough fresh ripe peaches to fill a 9" x 13" pan leaving enough room to add sugar and flour mixture. Line pan with pie crust. Add peaches and cover with mixture. Make lattice out of pie crust to cover peaches and mixture. Brush top of cobbler with milk or beaten egg (your choice). Bake at 350 degrees for approx. one and a half hours, or until crust is golden brown and mixture has bubbled through lattice work. ENJOY!

Penny's Quick Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup self-rising flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup milk
4 cups sliced fresh peaches (if canned peaches, drain first)

Melt butter in a 13x9x2-inch pan
Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, and milk; mix well
Pour mixture over melted butter; do not stir
Combine peaches and remaining cup of sugar in a saucepan
(if you use fresh peaches, bring this mixture to a boil)
Pour over batter - do not stir
Bake at 375 degrees until browned
Yields about 10 servings

"Cookie" and Emma's Award Winning Spicy Pumpkin Pie with Nut Topping
1 15 oz. pumpkin                                 4 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar                             1 cup sugar 
1/2 tsp. Ginger                                     1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice                                     1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp nutmeg                                      2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sour cream                               1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla                                        4 tbsp melted butter
Mix ingredients together. Blend eggs one at a time into pumpkin. Add melted butter and sour cream.
Alternate dry mixture with milk. Mix well. pour in pie crust.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts                      1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar                              1/3 cup oleo/butter (cold)
Mix all ingredients until crumbly. Spread on top of pie. Bake pie at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

Horace's Ambrosia

Mix equal parts (usually 8oz.)of Mandarin Oranges, Chunk Pineapple (drain off the juices) Shredded Coconut, Sour Cream, and Mini-Marshmallows together; mix with spoon or spatula, chill and eat. Depending upon your taste, you may add equal parts of chopped nuts, or raisins. Serves 6-8. For larger crowd, increase the ingredients so long as the ingredients are equal in quantity. Easy to make, and SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

Penny's Refrigerator Home-Made Rolls

2 cups warm water
2 pkgs Fleischmann's dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
6 1/2 to 7 cups sifted flour
1 egg
1/4 cup soft shortening (Crisco)

In mixing bowl dissolve yeast in water, add sugar, salt and
half of the flour. Beat for 2 minutes; add unbeaten egg, shortening and beat in gradually the rest of the flour. Beat
until smooth.

Cover with a damp cloth and place in refrigerator. Punch down occasionally as dough rises in refrigerator. (Be sure to keep a damp cloth over it) Approx. 2 hours before baking, cut off the amount of dough you intend to cook and return remainder of dough to refrigerator. While still cold, shape the dough into desired shape and place on greased baking sheet; brush with melted butter. Let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours at room temperature or warm place free from draft until light.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until brown.


Penny's Corn Pudding.

1 - 15 oz can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 - 15 oz can creamed corn
1 Large Egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
Cinnamon to taste (optional)

Mix all ingredients (increase or decresase amount of milk, sugar and flour if you want it heavier or lighter)
Pour in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees until it no longer shakes in the center when you take it out of oven.
(For larger portions increase amount of corn but be sure to use equal parts of whole kernel and creamed corn.

Denise's 7-Layer Salad

1 head lettuce (broken up)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup red onions sliced very thin
1 box frozen peas
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup parmesan cheese
bacon bits

In a long pyrex type dish, layer in the following order; lettuce, celery, onions, peas. Cover entirely with mayonnaise-then cover that entirely with parmesan cheese. MUST refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle the bacon bits on top. DO NOT TOSS.

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