Recipes from Mary

Today was the funeral for Mary Catherine Rhinesmith Bowman.  In memory of her I thought I would share some recipes she had in her church cook book.  Besides singing and taking care of kids and just being a sweety, Mary was an excellent cook! 

No Fry French Fries

Non-stick spray coating

2 large potatoes

1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp pepper

Lightly spray a 15x10x1 inch pan.  Cut potatoes in thin wedges.  Place in a plastic bag and spray with non-stick spray.  Add remaining ingredients, close bag, and shake.  Spread on pan in single layer.  Bake 425^ for 30 min.  Turn once halfway through.  Season with salt.


Hash Brown Potato Casserole

2 lbs frozen hash browns, thawed

1/4 lb melted butter

1 pt sour cream

1/2 c. chopped onions

1 can cream of chicken soup

2 c. shredded chedder cheese

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Mix hash browns and butter together.  Mix remaining ingredients together and then combine with potatoes.  Pour into 9×13 pan.  Sprinkle with crumbs (bread, cereal, potato chips or crackers) on top.  Bake 350^ for 1 hour.


California Blend Casserole

1 pkg California blend veggies

1 can water chestnuts, sliced and drained

1 4oz can mushrooms

1 can cream mushroom soup

1/2 lb cubed Velveeta

1 roll ritz crackers, crushed

1 stick butter melted

Mix veggies with soup and cheese.  Put in bottom of buttered casserole.  Sprinkle with crackers; drizzle with melted butter.  Bake 350^ for 45 min.


Beer Bread

4 c. bisquick

3 Tbl sugar

dash of salt

12 oz can warm beer

4 oz shredded chedder cheese

chopped green chiles (optional)

Mix well and pour into a greased bread pan.  Bake 375^ for 45-50 min.


Duane and Brandon’s Treat (Duane was her husband, Brandon her son)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 c butter

2 c. smooth peanut butter

2 1/2 c. powdered sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

12 oz pkg chocolate chips

1 Tbl butter

Cream 1/2 c butter and peanut butter.  Add the sugars and vanilla.  Pat into 9×13 pan that is lightly greased.  Melt 12 oz chocolate chips in microwave with 1 tbl butter.  Pour over peanut butter mixture.  chill


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