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Corn Bread

Corn Bread

Corn Bread

Corn Bread


  • 2 Cup bisquick
  • 1/2 Cup corn meal
  • 3/4-1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter) melted


  • Combine bisquick, corn meal & sugar in bowl.
  • Add eggs & milk.
  • Beat until well blended.  Mix in melted butter.
  • Place in 9″ greased pan.
  • Bake 350 for 30-40 minuted or until golden brown & toothpick comes out clean

Serves 9-12


  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/4 t. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 C honey


  • Whip softened butter.  Add vanilla & egg yolk
  • Add honey gradually while whipping.

Makes 1 cup.

red velvet

Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvetIngredients:

  • 2/3 Cup milk
  • 2 t. red food coloring
  • 1 1/3 Cup flour
  • 1 T. cocoa
  • 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg + 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 t. vanilla


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 Cup powder sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350.  Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Warm the milk 30 seconds in microwave.  Add food coloring.
  • Wisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy.  Beat egg and yolks with canilla; then beat into butter mixture, a little at a time.
  • Beat in 1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour, rest of milk, then rest of flour.  Pour into paper liners and bake 18-20 minutes.
  • For frosting, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth.  Add sugar 1/4 cup at a time.  Spread onto cooled cakes

Makes 12 cupcakes


Apple Dumplings


  • 3 Tubes (12 oz each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 15 medium apples, peeled, cored, and halved
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Flatten biscuits with your hand.
  • Wrap each biscuit around an apple half; place seam side down in two greased 13 inch x-9 inch x 2 inch baking dishes.
  • Combine sugar, water, butter and vanilla; pour about 1-2/3 cups into each pan.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over dumplings.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 minutes or golden brown and apples are tender.
  • Serve immediately.

YIELD: 30 servings

“Pass the Gravy”

As the season’s change and we say goodbye to orange hue trees desperately trying to keep ahold of their brightly multicolored leaves from the wind that whistles down the street. We celebrate the new arrival of the first snow of the year. We had a plethora of leaves in our yard this fall it was bittersweet to rake and shovel them to the curb! So much leaves even the neighbors down the street and casual street walkers would come down to our home and pick the red and orange leaves. The other houses on the street only had yellow leaves.As we get closer to gathering w/family and friends, remember to “pass the gravy” and think of the moments you’ve had this year that inspired you to be a better person and share those thoughts w/others.

Grandpa Peterson’s Funeral

On Tuesday August 21, 2007 at 11:00 am at the South Ave. building (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)  will commence the services for Clarence Peterson.  Father of 3, grandpa to 7 and great grandpa to 9, he will be greatly missed.  Although he passed away last September (in California) of health complications, the family awaited for Grandma Peterson to move back home to Montana from California.

Every person who met and knew grandpa will always have an amazing story to tell about him.  His bravery, sense of duty to his family and those around him.  He walked boldly on this earth and fought to the very end.  His strong hands helped those who were struggling, fought off those who were in his way, but were gentle enough to knead bread on a Saturday morning, read the paper and sip coffee and give pony rides on his knee.  This is the grandpa I remember.

We all have moments in our lives that we can look back and reflect on what makes your Grandfather turn into Grandpa, or a Mother that turns into mom.  Take the time now to find those memories that makes your family important to you.   Even though it is hard to lose someone, I am proud to say I am a grand daughter of Clarence Gottfried Peterson.