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It's Applesauce Time!

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  Making applesauce is a Leavitt family tradition. When I was a kid, we would go over to my grandparent's house for the Cowboys vs. 49ers football game and make applesauce. (Can you tell that my Texan Dad and Californian Grandpa chose the entertainment?) We would set up an assembly line and tackle several laundry baskets full of apples.    The preferred Leavitt method is to have at least one person on each stage so that you start cooking right away. Peel first, then cut the apples in half, core & slice. If you want smooth applesauce, then cut thin slices. If...

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Chocolate Cake

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This chocolate cake is to-die-for! It's moist, dense and I love the chocolate chips in it. You can thank my mother-in-law for this recipe.    You can download and print the recipe here. Chocolate Cake 1 package Duncan Hines Devils Food cake mix1 3.9 ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix2 cups sour cream1 cup butter (room temperature)5 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1. Combine all ingredients, adding the chocolate chips last after every thing else is mixed together.2. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a 10" bundt pan for 60-70 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and then sprinkle with...

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Lemon Cake

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Whenever we have guests for dinner, I always make dessert! Here is a new recipe I tried recently. Its very simple and perfect for late summer. My hubby liked it so much that he requested it become a "Hickernell staple"; so I guess I'll be making it again soon! You can download & print the recipe here.   Iced Lemon Cake1 box of lemon cake mix 1 (3 oz.) box of lemon gelatin ¾ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup water 4 eggs 1 cup powdered sugar 4 tbsp. lemon juice 1.  Combine gelatin mix and cake mix in a large...

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Chess Pie

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Here is a delicious pie recipe for you. It's a chess pie, which is basically a buttermilk pie with coconut. Yummy! I recently took this pie to housewarming party and the hostess LOVED it! Thanks mom for passing down this delicious recipe.   You can download and print the recipe here. Chess Pie3 eggs¼ cup margarine½ cup buttermilk*1 ¾ cup sugar¼ cup flour½ tsp salt1 tsp vanilla1 cup coconutUnbaked pie shell 1. Beat eggs by hand. Melt margarine.2. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Add eggs & stir. Add margarine, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir well. Add coconut &...

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Apple Cookies

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Perhaps this is more of a fall recipe, but I have a new cookie recipe to share with you. I made it for girls night while we watched Call the Midwife, and they go perfectly with a good cup of coffee! Download & print the recipe here.    Apple & White Chocolate Chip CookiesMakes 18-20 cookies 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves ½ tsp salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 ½ cups brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 ½ cups chopped apples 1 cup white chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven to...

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