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Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:46

By Nola Straub

Burr. . .where did the sub zero temps come from? Well, it is winter time I guess. We will have to plan on warming up with good food. I have been drinking a lot of hot tea and cocoa in hot coffee to fight off the idea of the sub zero temps. I have a heat duct that blows out in front of the kitchen sink so toes stay warm in front of the sink. I get that cup of hot tea or coffee and watch the wind blow to the East and enjoy being able to do dishes in a warm kitchen.


Fried Apple Turnovers

Norma Bodeman

2/3 c. sugar

1/2 tbsp. cinnamon

1/4 c. butter

2 c. sliced, pared tart apple

1 pkg. refrigerator biscuits

Combine cinnamon, sugar, butter and apples in a saucepan; simmer, stirring occasionally until apples are tender. Separate biscuits and roll each into an oval shape about 5 inches long. Place one tablespoon or more of apple filling on half of the oval; fold dough over filling and seal edges with a fork. Make sure that they are sealed or the filling will leak.Fry in 375 degree oil, turning once for about one minute or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with white frosting. Makes 12 turnovers.


Reminds me of the fried pies Nola Douthiut made with regular pie crust and rolled our smaller balls of dough into ovals, spooned on the pie fillings in the center and wet the outside edge with finger and water, folded it over and sealed the edges with a fork and fried in a fry daddy.


Grandma Luella Troxel’s Coconut Egg Custard

Nola’s collection from

Cortez, Colo.

4 eggs

1/4 lb. melted oleo

1/2 c. flour

2 c. milk

1 c. sugar or substitute

1 c. coconut

1 tsp. vanilla

Blend all ingredients together in blender. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch cake pan. Test like custard with knife blade till it comes out clean.


Impossible Bacon Pie

(to start the cold day)

Nola’s collection from

Cortez, Colo.

12 slices of bacon, crisp and crumbled

1 c. shredded swiss cheese

1/3 c. chopped onion

Cook and sprinkle in 10” quiche dish or pie pan.

4 eggs

2 c. milk

1 c. Bisquick® mix

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease quiche dish or pie pan. Sprinkle bacon crumbles, cheese, and onion. Beat the remaining ingredients until smooth (about 15 seconds) in a blender or 1 min. in a mixer on high. Pour into the plate and bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean 35-40 min. Cool 5 min. 6 servings. No high altitude adjustment needed.


Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Nola‘s collection from

Cortez, Colo.

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 1/2 c. chopped onion

1 1/2 c. milk

3/4 c. Bisquick® baking mix

3 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

2 tomatoes, sliced

1 c. shredded cheddar or American Cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees Grease pie pan. Cook beef and onion drain, and spread into pan. Beat milk, eggs, baking mix, salt, and pepper until smooth. Pour gently into plate and bake 25 min. High altitude for 30 min. Top with tomato slices and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until knife inserted in the center comes out clean 5-8 min. Cool 5 min. before serving.


Impossible Lasagna Pie

Nola’s collection from

Cortez, Colo.

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 tsp. diced oregano

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1 6-oz. can tomato paste

1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

 Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 10” pie pan. Cook beef, oregano, basil, tomato paste and 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, reserving 1/2 c. for sprinkling on the top.

1/2 c. small curd cottage cheese

1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese

 Layer on top of the ground beef mixture.

1 c. milk

2/3 c. Bisquick® baking mix

2 eggs

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Beat milk, mix, eggs, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour gently over the cheese mixture and meat mixture. Pour into plate. Bake 30-35 min. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 c. cheese over the top when you remove it from the oven. Cool 5 min. and serve.


While we were in Colorado I tried lots of the Bisquick recipes to have warm for the guys when they got home in the evenings. I didn’t always have the magazines to clip recipes from but my sister Norma would write them in letters to me so I would have something easy to prepare for the boys and Harry so they did not go hungry. That is what sisters are for!


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