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Perennial pleasures: cake, biscuits and tomatoes
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I hope Sewell United Methodist Church decides to make a cookbook. I will be the first to buy a copy, but until then I am hoping for a church picnic. Enjoy two more wonderful recipes from mystery cooks who belong to Sewell United Methodist Church.

Applesauce Cake

(Mystery Cook)

1 box yellow cake mix

1 box instant vanilla pudding

1 can of applesauce

½ cup of nuts

½ cup of raisins

¼ cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended. Pour mixture into a 13x9x2 greased pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.


½ to ¾ cups brown sugar

1 stick margarine or butter

1 small can evaporated milk

1 cup powder sugar 10x

Boil first three ingredients for 3 minutes, remove from heat and sift powder sugar in. Blend well and pour over hot cake. Hint: Precut cake into servings while in pan and pour glaze. This will allow glaze to soak in the cracks making cake very moist.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

(Mystery Cook)

3 medium sweet potatoes

3 tablespoons shortening

1 cup flour

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoon baking powder

3 tablespoon buttermilk

Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook sweet potatoes until done and soft. Mash potatoes smooth and mix with all the ingredients. Mix well.

Kneed dough until smooth. Roll out the dough by hand and cut biscuits. Bake at 400 degrees until lightly brown. Enjoy.

Dish Tip

 I am growing tomatoes this year in my back yard. I have struggled to keep them alive and to keep the buds from falling off.

 I will never be a master gardener like my grandmother.

But Grandma told me that I should have placed a cup of lime in the soil, before I planted the tomato vines. Thanks Grandma. Dish tip to myself and to you as well.