Freda’s Hamburger Casserole

I am not sure where this particular recipe came from originally because it was on a fax to Freda’s work in 2008.  However, since she had it in her recipe box, I am calling it “Freda’s Hamburger Casserole”.  I tried it for supper this evening.  It was super-easy and was very good.  I wrote a note at the end to show what I did different than the recipe.

2 lbs ground beef sautee’d with chopped onion….brown and drain.

1 lb cheddar cheese, grated

1 large can cream of mushroom soup

1 bag medium egg noodles

Place in buttered casserole dish.  Heat at 350 degrees until bubbly…

OPTIONS:  top with chopped bread crumbs that have been browned in skilled of butter, or use croutons.

NOTE FROM TERESA:  I made this casserole as pictured with ritz crackers crumbled in butter for the topping…bowtie noodles instead of egg noodles…sprinkle a bit of coarse California sea salt into the mixture before baking and add about 1 cup extra cheese just because it’s yummy.  It took about 30 minutes to bake and it turned out GREAT!

Freda’s Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut Pound Cake (glaze recipe to follow)

1 cup crisco

2 cups sugar

3 cups plain flour

4 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp coconut flavoring

1/4 tsp almond flavoring

Cream shortening and sugar.  Sift dry ingredients EXCEPT SODA.  Mix soda and buttermilk.  Add milk and dry ingredients alternately.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat well after each addition.  Add flavorings. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done. Prepare glaze while cake is still hot, or just prior to taking cake out of oven.  Do not remove cake from pan because glaze goes on cake while it is in pan.

Glaze for Coconut Pound Cake

1 cup sugar

2 TBS white Karo Syrup

1/2 cup water

1/2 stick butter

Cook 5 minutes and add 1 tsp coconut flavoring.

Leave cake in pan and pour glaze over it immediately after removing from oven.  Let set in pan about 30 minutes till cool.

Freda’s Walnut Pound Cake

6 eggs

1/2 lb butter

1/2 cup shortening

3 cups sugar

1 cup sweet milk

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups sifted all purp. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

pinch salt

1 cup black walnuts

Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy; add vanilla.  Blend well; add eggs (1 at a time).  Continue beating after each addition.  Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add alternately to creamed mixture with milk.  Pour into greased and floured tube pan. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 1   1/2 hours or until done.  You may use walnut flavoring instead of vanilla.

Freda’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

1/2 lb butter

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp soda

1 cup sour cream

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.  Sift flour, ,Salt and soda together and add to creamed mixture alternating with sour cream.  Pour into a greased tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1  1/4 hours.  Let cool before removing from pan.

Freda’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake

3 cups sugar

1  1/2 cups butter

1    8-oz cream cheese, softened

6 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp soda

1 tsp vanilla

Cream sugar, butter and cream cheese.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.  Sift flour, salt and soda and add to creamed mixture, a little at a time, then add vanilla.

Bake 1   1/2 – 2 hours at 350 in a greased 9″ Tube Pan

Great Aunt Grace’s Peanut Butter Cookie

1 cup sugar

1 cup crisco

1 cup peanut butter

2  1/2 cups flour

2 eggs well beaten

1 tsp soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, crisco and peanut butter.  (MIX WELL)

Add eggs and vanilla. 

Beat until smooth.

Sift flour, soda and salt.  Add to above mixture. 

Mix thoroughly, then roll small portions in palm of hand.

Place on cookie sheet.

Flatten with fork.

Bake 400 degrees 8 to 10 minutes.

Freda’s 7 Up Cake

Cake Recipe (Icing recipe to follow)

1 Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix

1 box Pineapple instant pudding

4 eggs

3/4 cup wesson oil

10 oz   7 Up

combine all dry ingredients and oil.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.  Add 7-Up last and beat well.  Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 min.  Can make 3 layers.

ICING for 7 – Up Cake

1  1/2 cups sugar

1 TBS flour

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 stick butter softened

1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup coconut

1 cup pecans

Combine sugar, flour and eggs.  Mix well.  Add pineapple, butter and vanilla.  Bring to a boil to thicken, not over 5 minutes.  Add coconut, pecans and cool, then ice cake.