Famous Wesson Fruit Cake

This recipe has been around, or so it seems, since the beginning of time. For many, it's a family standard during the holidays, an old-time family trend setter. 1 1 2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed) 3 cups sifted flour 1 cup thinly sliced citron 1 1 2 cup whole candied cherries 1 cup chopped dates 1 cup raisins 3 cups coarsely chopped nuts 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons allspice 1 teaspoon cloves 1 cup orange juice HEAT oven to 275 F. LINE pan with brown paper and...

Tough Squirrel Stew

1 pound Cajun smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch slices 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 quart chicken stock 1 small can cream of mushroom soup Salt to taste * Heat oil brown sausage. Season squirrel. * Remove sausage brown squirrel pieces well. Remove squirrel. * Saut onions, bell pepper and celery until soft then remove. * Place squirrel, sausage and veggies back into pot add about 1-pint of chicken stock to pot. * Bring to slow boil lower heat to low-medium and simmer slowly. * After 45 minutes, add...

Venison Stew

4 pounds venison (I prefer hind quarter meat) 1 1 2 cups red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt 3 cups cooking sherry 2 cups beef stock 3 4 cup pearl onions, trimmed Pinch ground allspice 1. Pour half bottle of red wine and half the wine vinegar into a non-aluminum pan. Add bay leaves, allspice and vegetables. 2. Bring to a boil for 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature. This can be done overnight in the refrigerator, BUT allow to return to room temperature before adding meat. 3....

Raccoon Sauce Piquant

5 or 6 pounds raccoon meat, cut into 1 1 2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped 1 2 cup celery, finely chopped 12 ounces mushrooms, including liquid 1 2 cups shallots, finely chopped 4 or 5 white onions, depending on size, finely chopped 1 3 cup bell pepper, finely chopped 1 4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped Cayenne pepper to taste Salt to taste Pepper to taste Parboil raccoon. Then fry in minimum oil until tender about 30 minutes more or less. Remove set aside. Make a roux of 6...

Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes 1 4 to 1 2 cup sugar 2 cups self-rising flour if all purpose plain flour is used add baking powder and baking soda COMBINE egg, potatoes, sugar, oleo, shortening in bowl. MIX. ADD flour to make soft dough. TURN OUT on floured surface. KNEAD a few times. ROLL 1 4-inch thick CUT with cutter. PLACE on ungreased baking sheet and BAKE at 350 F for 15 minutes.

Broccoli Chicken Rice Cheese Delight

1 package frozen broccoli, chopped and cooked Salt, small amount like between a pinch and a dash 1 small jar pimentos, chopped 1 can cream of chicken soup SAUT onion, celery, green pepper. ADD pimento, salt, paprika. TOSS into rice. BLEND soup, cheese, sour cream in small saucepan on low heat. BLEND them into vegetable mixture. POUR into oiled oblong dish. BAKE at 350 F 'til bubbly and browning. Miz Amy's Notes Can freeze, thaw and bake. May be cooked, frozen and heated again. Good side dish to...