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Thursday, 26 April 2012 15:21

By Nola Straub

Rain has finally shown up after little winter snow. It is nice to see some water collecting in the rain gauges, any is better than none with spring time coming. We have not collected much snow this winter so we can only hope for moisture in another form. It is turning that greenish shade everywhere and the blossoms are showing up. It will soon be time to be planting gardens and sending in your favorite recipes for all the garden products.

I looked in an old Wyoming recipe book for recipes from some friends from Kaycee for this week’s column. I have loving memories of times in Kaycee where we lived for about 19 years. Our sons put in most of their school years there after their first years in McCook, and a few in Cortez, Colo. All our grandchildren have fond memories of school in Kaycee as well.


Apple Dumplin’ Rolls from Ohio

2 c. water

2 c. sugar

1 tbsp. butter

4 tbsp. shortening

2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

4 tsp. baking powder

3/4 c. milk

Bring to a boil 1 1/2 cup sugar and water. Then add butter and pour into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Mix together flour, salt, shortening, baking powder and milk. Roll out dough and cover with apples, 1/2 c. sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll like jelly roll and cut into 1” slices; place in syrup. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. Makes 8-10 rolls.

Easy Peanut Butter


Pam Kinchen,

Kaycee, Wyo.

1 1/4 oz. Eagle brand milk

3/4 c. peanut butter

2 c. biscuit baking mix

1 c. sugar

2 doz. Hershey kisses

Cream milk and peanut butter. Add biscuit mix. Roll into 2-inch balls. Coat with sugar and bake. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 min. While cookie is still hot press in a chocolate kiss.


Frosted Coffee Bars

Lin Sanford,

Kaycee, Wyo.

1 1/2 c. flour, sifted

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 c. shortening

1 c. brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 c. hot coffee

1/2 c. raisins

1/4 c. nuts, chopped

Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and beat well. Add coffee and beat well. Add dry ingredients. Add raisins with nuts. Spread in a 11x16 inch pan. Bake at 350 degree oven for 15-20 min.

Spread with frosting of:

1/2 c. powdered sugar mixed with about 1 tbsp. hot coffee while warm.


Indian Bar Brownies

Amanda Kaufman,

Kaycee, Wyo.

1 c. butter or oleo

2 square unsweetened chocolate

2 c. sugar

4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 1/2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

1 c. nuts, chopped

Melt oleo and chocolate over low heat. Add and mix thoroughly the sugar and eggs. Mix in flour and baking powder. Add vanilla and nuts. Bake in greased and floured 9 x 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 min.


Honey Bear Brownies

Kathleen McPhee,

Kaycee, Wyo.

1/3 c. butter

3/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. light corn syrup

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 c. flour

1/3 c. Hershey’s cocoa

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. nuts, chopped

Cream butter and sugar in a small mixer bowl. Blend in corn syrup and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased 9x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. Serves 10.


Small towns are the heart beat of this country, even if the cities are the cultural centers. Small communities have a closeness that is never equaled by city life.


Send in your recipes for your favorite garden favorites to: Sharing with Wauneta, P.O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:25