Nutty Shortbread

* 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

* 1 cup dark brown sugar

* 1 cup flour

* ¼ teaspoon salt

* ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

* ¾ cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

* Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 F

Cream butter and gradually add in sugar till well mixed. Sprinkle in the salt, then sprinkle in flour. Add in the extract. Press dough evenly into a glass 8” pie or square baking dish. Spread the nuts over the top of dough and lightly press the nuts into the dough.

Bake on center oven rack 30-40 minutes until top is a light golden brown. Cool and cut into pie shapes or squares, and dust with powdered sugar.

Submitted by Deborah Brooks

Pauls Dean's Corn Casserole

I brought this dish to the Holiday Party.

2 cans of corn

2 cans of cream corn

2 boxes of Jiffy mix

2 8oz sour cream

1 cup of butter (2 sticks) melted

Grated cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients together but the cheese and place in a 9" x 13" greased baking dish.

Bake for 50 minutes at 350.

Remove and sprinkle cheese on top and return to oven for 5 minutes or until melts.

Submitted by Jacki Brewer

Company Potatoes


1 pt sour cream
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 (2-lb) bag hash brown potatoes (I used the shredded not the cubed cut)
1/2 c. margarine or butter (I used butter)
1 tsp. salt ( I did use a smoked salt from Central Market,in the bulk section. Love that stuff!)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. finely chopped onion (when I made this Sat I forgot to put the onion in!)
1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2 c. margarine or butter (again used butter, I not a margarine person I want the real deal)
2 c. crushed cornflakes

Defrost hash browns, slightly and crumble up. Mix above ingredients and put in a buttered dish. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Topping: Mix margarine/butter with crushed cornflakes and sprinkle on potato mixture.
May add a little extra cheese on top if desired. (I didn't, figured it might make the topping less crunchy, I like crunchy)

Recipe was not clear on when to put the topping on. Using real butter I thought it might brown too much during the full baking time so I let the dish bake about 25 min. before putting the topping on.

Submitted by Nancy Wagliardo