I am happy that Susanne Myers & Tracy Roberts from www.HomemakersHutch.com has come over to share with the Cherished Community today. Thanks Susanne & Tracy!
Susanne Myers & Tracy Roberts www.HomemakersHutch.com
We were both excited when Sheryl invited us to write a guest blog post for y’all. We both love the concept of her Cherished Magazine and how she ties memories and family into the recipes she shares here on the blog and in the magazine.
We picked three of our favorite recipes with a story (and believe us, it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just three) and would love to share them with you. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy them just as much as we have.
German Coffee Bread
Even though Susanne was born and raised in Germany, this recipe has been handed down from Tracy’s family. You can tell it has some age on it since it calls for compressed yeast. You can easily substitute 1 package of dry yeast.
Tracy came across the recipe in an old (and obviously much loved) cookbook and has been making it ever since. It’s a family favorite for special occasions and when company comes over.
1/3 cake of compressed yeast (or one packet of dry yeast), dissolved in 3 tbsp of warm milk
1 cup of scalded milk
1/3 c of shortening
1/4 c of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
3 tsp of cinnamon
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 C of raisins
flour – scant
Soak the yeast in the warm milk.
To the scalded milk add the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Let cool until lukewarm then add the yeast, egg, raisins and enough flour to make a soft dough.
Let rise overnight. In the morning grease a pan, cover and let rise again. Before baking cover with this mix
4 tbs butter
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 chopped nuts
Blend this together and spread on top of dough in pan. Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
This corn pudding is a rather new addition, but quickly becoming a holiday favorite in both of our houses. Susanne runs a feature called “I’m looking for” as part of her newsletter and a few years ago, someone asked about a recipe for corn pudding. After much trial and error, this recipe emerged and it’s graced both of our Thanksgiving Tables ever since.
2 cans of corn or 2 cups fresh
1 C evaporated milk
2 tbsp green pepper, chopped fine
1 tsp grated onion
1tbsp minced parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
3 eggs, beaten
Mix the ingredients in order given, add to a buttered baking dish and bake slowly at 325 degrees until firm. You may set the baking dish into a pan of hot water to prevent baking too fast.
Grandma’s Quick Pickles
Susanne’s family is from Germany and dinner over there usually consists of bread, cold cuts and cheese. Her grandma also had the most amazing pickles on the table whenever people where over. Thankfully she shared her “secret” recipe with Susanne. It couldn’t be simpler but makes simple dill pickles into something special.
4 large dill pickles
1 small package of pickling spice
1 C sugar
1 C vinegar
Slice the pickles into ¼ “ circles. Pour all the other ingredients over the top and let stand overnight. If you’re not eating right away then remove most of the spices so they don’t make the taste too strong.
Susanne Myers from HillbillyHousewife.com and Tracy Roberts from MomsInABlog.com took their friendship from online to real life and then banded together to create The Homemaker’s Hutch.
They wanted to put homemakers and moms in touch with the best homemaking advice, tools, recipes & resources. But it’s about so much more than that. It’s about taking some time for yourself curl up on your couch with a cup of coffee or tea and browse through a fun and informational magazine.
It’s about connecting with other homemakers and moms just like you and the two of them. Homemaker’s Hutch is an online magazine, but it’s so much more than that. Susanne & Tracy are committed to building a thriving online community.
They would like to invite you to check out the Homemaker’s Hutch Digital Magazine. Each monthly issue is packed full of hands-on advice, delicious recipes for things your family will actually eat and plenty of support from moms and homemakers just like you.
Sign up today at www.HomemakersHutch.com
While you’re there don’t forget to sign up and get their gorgeous and Free Family Dinner Conversation Cards.
Thanks again Tracy and Susanne for sharing these cherished recipes! I love pickles and I look forward to trying Grandmas’s recipe!
I will be linking up to these lovely blogs!