Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Butterscotch Brownies

3/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in nutmeats. melt butter in top of double boiler, gradually add sugar and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour-nut mixture. Turn into a greased 8x8 pan and bake in slow oven (300 F). 30 minutes. Cut into 2-inch squares before removing from pan. Makes 16 brownies.

Apple Brown Betty

7 slices bread
6 cups cored, peeled, diced tart apples
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup melted butter

Cut the bread into small cubes. Toast the cubes lightly in a shallow ban in the oven. Put a third of bread into a buttered 9 inch round or square baking dish. Cover bread with half of apples. Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt and sprinkle half over the apples. Add another third of the bread. Spread balance of apples over crumbs. Sprinkle the rest of sugar mixture over the apples. Cover this with the rest of the bread crumbs. Add almond extract to water and pour over the mixture. Pour melted butter on top. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 35o degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Seminary Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (or 1 cup shortening)
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbs vanilla
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 can evaporated milk*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
*You can make evaporated milk by combining 3/4 cups hot water with 1/2 cup of regular powdered milk. You'll need to double this recipe for the cake.

Cream applesauce/shortening and 2 cups sugar, add eggs and then vanilla and almond extract. Then add dry ingredients and milk alternately. Butter and sugar the Bundt pan. Put in 1/3 of batter, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar mixture, then another 1/3 of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

I often make it with only 1/2 can of milk. This makes the cake a little heaver and more chewy.

Makes 1 cake.

Indian Recipes

James' Indian recipes:


-heat oil in pan on medium

-start with whole cumin seeds, cook for 30-60 sec.

-add onion and garlic

-once onions are clear, add tomato (either chopped on canned).

Chunnah (chickpea curry)

-heat garbazo beans in a pot, with some chunnah masala

add base when ready

serve with yogurt and fresh tomato

Channhe paneer masala—lightly fry paneer

separately add ground cashews or almonds base

add cream, coconut milk, or yogurt, and some tomato sauce

last add the paneer.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Huevos Rancheros

1 8 oz can tomatoes, cut up
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 onion, chopped
6 eggs
3/4 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or cheddar cheese

Brown onion with chili powder. Add tomatoes. Then break eggs into the mixture and scramble. Top with cheese. When cheese is slightly melted serve.


Scotch Pancakes

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (or replace half with applesauce)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
Beat eggs, sugar and melted butter together. Then add dry ingredients and milk. These burn easily.

Serves 4

Imitation Maple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbs. imitation maple flavoring
Heat the water until the sugar is dissolved. Then add maple flavoring.

Makes 1 cup.

Grandma's Pancake Recipe


1 can high quality hot enchilada sauce (Little Pancho's, Rosarita, La Victoria -- NOT El Paso)
1 can tomato soup
1 pckg. corn tortillas
1/2 lb. hamburger (opt.)
1 cup chicken, cubed (opt.)
1/4 onion, diced
1 cup grated cheese (if there is no meat add more cheese)
(We also sometimes add fajita vegetables)

Put tortillas in sauce until soft. Put in hamburger or chicken, if desired, top with grated cheese and diced onion. Roll up tortilla. Put in greased baking dish. Pour extra sauce over and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.

Serves 4

A Grandma Gill Recipe!

Chicken Divan

  • 10 oz package frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 to whole chicken or turkey
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup*
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing*
  • 1 t curry powder
  • paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • almonds (optional)
  • chopped mushrooms (optional)
  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 cups water
*I often use two cans of cream of mushroom soup, just a spoonful of mayonnaise and a splash of milk

Cook broccoli and chicken separately. Mix soups, mayonnaise and curry powder. Debone chicken. Arrange broccoli in bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan. Put chicken on top of that pour soup mixture over. Add almonds an mushrooms, if desired. Top with grated cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Serves up to 10 people at my house
(later became just broccoli divan when Matt and Judith went vego)

From the Edgemont 2nd ward relief society



3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 pkg. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups flour (we usually use whole wheat and sometimes add cornmeal, tasty!)
1 tsp. salt

Combine water, yeast, and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes. Add flour and salt. Knead 10-15 minutes. Let dough rest for about 15 minutes. Roll out. Add toppings, bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

You can use baking powder biscuit dough for a crust. It's quicker, but not as authentic.

Oregano or Italian seasonings to taste
Garlic Salt
1 or 1 1/2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce

Leftover spaghetti sauce makes a wonderful pizza sauce. This sauce can also be put on other breads, topped with pizza toppings and served for a quick meal.

This sauce should cover 1 baking sheet size pizza.


chopped ham, pineapple, sausage, pepperoni, hamburger etc.
chopped onions, green pepper, mushroom, olives, etc.
grated cheese

Serves 3 pizza lovers.

The crust is from Diena Simmons who got it from her friend Teresa. The photo is from our own lovely Elisabeth.

Yums: A Blog

This is about family. Family and good food. I (Judith) was organizing the recipes that my mom has. A lot of them are recipes are old Gill standbys that all her siblings also have. But as the cousins move away from there parents home they won't have access to the recipes anymore. This blog is so when we all have our own kids and reminisce about that one dish that mom or grandma always made, we can find the recipe. We can continue the traditions and memories of good family meals through the generations.

Everyone can help compile this by typing up those recipes that have become traditions in their own households (from the previous book or other new additions) and the Westwood family will attempt to keep the blogs organization going. Please add tags to your posts including your last name so your families favorites will be easily searchable!