Dallas Organic Garden Club

Keeping Dallas Growing



* 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

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

A recipe for chilly, wet day from my cousin, Lauren's food blog:  http://saltandsass.com/

Submitted BY Jacki Brewer

Kitchen Sink Soup

November 19, 2011 by La

Or, more appropriately, Produce Drawer Soup. As in,


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

Meeting Location

Our meeting place is the large classroom in the Tropicals greenhouse at North Haven Gardens on the 4th Sunday of the month, Jan - Oct.  Refreshments beginning at 2:30pm.  Meeting start at 3:00pm.  North Haven Gardens is located at 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, 75230.  See map.