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Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Roll _ Copyright©2009_ Rocki Haire
Pumpkin Roll _ Copyright©2009_ Rocki Haire


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2-teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cups pumpkin
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 1-teaspoon soda

Mix all ingredients together and pour into waxed paper
lined pan 11 by 14

(Grease edges of pan) Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4-cup margarine or butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar.

Turn on to powdered sugar towel. Roll loosely and refrigerate about 1 hour.  Unroll onto foil sprinkled with powdered sugar. Fill roll with the cream cheese filling. Roll back up (don’t roll with the foil), cover in foil and refrigerate, also can be frozen.

Pumpkin Bread


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves

1. Cream together margarine, sugar and eggs.

Add pumpkin and water. Mix well.

2. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients – flour,

baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg,

ginger, cloves.

3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together a little at a time with a large spoon. Add the nuts in last. Beat well.

4. Pour pumpkin mixture into 2 well greased loaf pans.

5. Bake the pumpkin bread at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. To test if the loaves are done, a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 2 – 3 Pumpkin Bread loaves depending on size

of loaf pans.

Play Dough


  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 Tbs. of baby oil
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 4 Tbs. cream of tartar


1. In a double boiler over medium heat, mix together water and baby oil. (if you want color, now is the time to add your food coloring)

2. Slowly add the flour, salt and cream of tartar, stirring constantly for a smooth mixture.

3. Cook mixture for 5 minutes until it form a ball of dough.

4. Let the dough cool until slightly warm. Knead the play dough on waxed paper until it is smooth.

5. Store play-dough in the refrigerator in air tight containers or ziplock baggie when the kids are not playing with it.

This home made playdough will last for several months if kept refrigerated.

Peanut Butter Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3-cup sugar
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 4-teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2-cup peanut butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine dry ingredients. Add milk and peanut butter.

Pour into greased 8 by 4 by 3 inch loaf pan. Bake for approximately 50 minutes.

Serve with your favorite jam or jelly.

Pumpkin Bars


  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat oil, sugar, pumpkin and eggs together until well blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon

together in a sifter. Sift mixture into the pumpkin mixture.

Blend well. Grease a jelly roll pan and pour batter into

prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Frost with a powdered sugar frosting or a cream cheese frosting, if desired.  Or dust top with powdered sugar.


Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

The classic. Serves 8.


  • 1 pie crust (top and bottom)
  • 7-8 large tart apples, such as Granny Smith (or a mix with Empire or Macoun)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 8 small pieces
  • Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water)

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Press one pie crust into a 9-inch glass pie pan.

Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples, and toss in a large

bowl with the lemon juice. In a separate bowl, combine

sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cornstarch, and stir

into the apples.

Spoon the apple mixture into the bottom crust, and dot

generously with the butter. Paint the edge of the crust

with a bit of the egg wash, or with water, and place the top crust over the apples. Press down lightly, and crimp the edges (make sure there’s a good seal). Using a sharp knife, make a small hole in the top of the pie. Brush the top crust with egg wash, then make 4-6 slits in the crust. Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake 40-45 minutes. Apples should be tender and the crust a deep golden brown. If the crust is becoming too brown during baking, cover the edges with an aluminum foil “collar.” Let cool on a rack for 1-2 hours before slicing, to allow the juices to set.

Serve at room temperature.rost with a powdered sugar

frosting or a cream cheese frosting, if desired.

Or dust top with powdered sugar.


Fall Apple Bread


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups peeled, grated apples
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind (zest)*
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped

1. Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and beaten eggs.

2. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients – flour,

baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon. Sift.

3. Add a little at a time with a large spoon – egg mixture

and grated apples to flour mixture. Stir in lemon rind and

nuts. Mix well.

4. Pour apple bread mixture into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.

5. Bake the apple bread at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. To test if the loaves are done, a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 2 Apple Bread loaves depending on size of loaf pans.

Let the loaves cool before slicing – then spread with butter and enjoy!

* how to zest a lemon – use the part of your grater that

has the tiny holes close together.

Take your lemon and grate, just grating off the very top,

yellow part of the lemon rind.

Egg Dumplings


  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Room temperature water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • parsley optional

Large Pot of boiling salted water

Pour flour into large bowl,

make a well in center,

slightly beat 4 eggs then drop into well of flour

Pour 1/2 cup water into well, then slowly with large latel spoon,

fold into flour till moist,add salt and pepper to taste, usually around 1 tsp. each

mix well but don’t use blender or mixer, mix by hand,

Batter should be somewhat thicker than pancake mix.

In a  pan of boiling water drop large tablespoons of mixture into the

water, you will see them will float to top

Cook a couple more minutes, put into a strainer, but DON’T rinse

Serve with paprikash, port sauerbraten or other gravy dishes.

Country Fried Steak


  • 1 3/4 lb. round steak, sliced
  • 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/3 c. All purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4-6 tbsp. EVOO

Pan Gravy:

2 tbsp. flour

  • About 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper


Pound steak to

1/4 inch thickness, cut into 6 pieces.

Beat eggs and water together in pie plate.

Mix flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper on waxed paper.

Dip steaks first in plain flour, then in egg mixture.

Dip in seasoned flour mixture to coat well.

Brown meat,

3 pieces at a time, in hot oil on both sides in a large

heavy skillet. Return all meat to skillet; lower heat; cover.

Cook 20 minutes or until tender.

Remove steaks to heated platter.

To prepare pan gravy, pour off all but 3 tablespoons of

the pan drippings; blend in some flour.

Stir in milk, salt and pepper to taste.

Continue cooking and stirring until gravy thickens and

bubbles 1 minute (be sure all flour is gone).

If gravy is too thick, add a little more milk.

Crispy Country Fried Chicken


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 4 eggs mixed lightly
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups oil/shortening

You will need 3 shallow baking dishes

Iron Skillet (preferred)

large cookie sheet

In one dish pour your eggs, salt and pepper mixture

In another pour your flour mixture : add the garlic salt,

paprika and mix

the other: add milk, buttermilk, 1/2 tsp salt

The night before soak your chicken pcs in the buttermilk mixture

get to room temp and now you can begin.

take a piece of chicken, dread in your egg, then your flour then

put onto your baking sheet.

repeat till all pieces are covered and set aside.

Prepare you Iron skillet with oil, you will want to get it about 325 degrees.

put chicken in pan and let cook till golden brown on one side,

do not turn until you see golden brown, usually about 1/2 hr.

turn your chicken and let cook the other side same way.

use meat thermometer to check to see if chicken is done.

put onto either rack or paper towels to let grease drip.


If you like your chicken a bit spicy, add some other spicy ingredients.