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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:26

By Nola Straub

We had Quilt Guild recently and Linda served this dessert. I asked if she would share it with Wauneta Breeze readers and she e-mailed it to me. Thank you for sharing with us.


Pumpkin Spice Bars

Linda Clements

1 pkg. spice cake mix

1/2 c. butter, melted

1/2 c. finely chopped pecans

1 tbsp. vanilla

1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/3 c. firmly packed light brown sugar

1 c. canned unsweetened pumpkin

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. finely chopped white chocolate (I believe we used the white chips)

1 tbsp. butter, melted

1/3 c. uncooked regular oats

Powdered sugar (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first four ingredients, mixing well with a fork. Reserve 1 cup crumbs for streusel topping. Press remaining crumbs into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 13-15 min. or until puffy and set. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 min.

3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with mixer for 30 seconds or until creamy. Add brown sugar, pumpkin, egg, and 1 tsp vanilla; beat until blended. Pour over baked crust.

4. Stir white chocolate, 1 tbsp. melted butter, and oats into the 1 cup of reserved streusel. Sprinkle over filling.

5. Bake at 350° for 30 min. or until edges begin to brown and center is set. Cool completely on wire rack.

6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Cut into bars. Serve at room temperature or chilled. It was defiantly a crowd pleaser.

Apricot Squares

Happiness Magazine/

Walgren’s Super Market

Preheat oven to 350°.

1 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. quick-cooking oats

1/2 c. packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 c. cold butter

3/4 c. apricot preserves

In a bowl combine the first five ingredients, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press half the mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture; gently pat down. Bake at 350° for 40-45 min. or until golden brown, cool and cut into squares. Quick and easy!

I think it could be doubled in a 9x13 pan with the addition of some chopped walnuts on top. I want to try it Thanksgiving for one of the desserts. Our group loves to play games in the afternoon and it would be a fruit to be enjoyed.


After the big meal how about a special tomato soup?


Special Tomato Soup

Happiness Magazine/

Walgren’s Super Market

1 can tomatoes

1/2 tbsp. onion flakes

1 can tomato soup, undiluted

3/4 c. milk

1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, cubed

In a saucepan, stir tomatoes, onions soup and milk and cook on low heat ten minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Serve immediately with corn muffins or crackers. Light and easy in the evening.


We turned on the radio and cheered along with the Wauneta-Palisade crowd at the football team’s state championship game. Great job, boys!


Anna’s Potato Soup

In memory of

Anna Patrick

2-3 c. potatoes, diced

1 small onion, chopped fine

1/4 c. celery, chopped

1/3 c. carrots, chopped fine

1 tsp. salt

1 pinch pepper

3 c. water

3 hard cooked eggs, peeled and chopped fine

1 quart hot milk

2 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. parsley, chopped

Boil potatoes, onion, celery, carrots, salt and pepper in 3 cups water. After the vegetables have cooked, add hard cooked eggs, milk, and butter. When hot and ready to serve, add chopped parsley. Serves 3-4. Double for a family.


Anna was a fine teacher at Kaycee, Wyo., but never had children of her own. Everyone admired the fine lady she was, always fair and teaching children to play games without cheating. We had a grandson one Thanksgiving, bent on winning! She watched him and made sure he did not take two or three cards, just one, when he drew cards. After a few games he won and she said, “Look you won and did not even have to cheat to do it.” CONGRATULATIONS you won fair and square without having to cheat. Don’t you feel special now instead of guilty?


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