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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin
  • 1 can evaporated milk 12 ounce
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves if desired
  • 1 deep dish pie shells 9 inch

Instructions
 

  • Measure out 2 cups pumpkin for pie, put into bowl.
  • Add in bowl sugar, salt, spices, eggs. Mix then carefully add milk and stir.
  • Pour into pie shell, foil edges, and place on foiled, cookie sheet and bake 350°F for 50-60 minutes. Give knife clean test. If not clean, bake longer.
  • Leftover pumpkin pie mix I place into a greased 1 qt. ovenproof dish and bake in a water bath like, custard.

High Altitude Pecan Pie

High Altitude Pecan Pie

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract divided
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups pecan halves or pieces 5 ounces

Instructions
 

  • Position rack in lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set cookie sheet on rack to get hot.
  • Line 9-inch pie plate with crust. Line crust with foil and fill with pie weights. Place on cookie sheet in oven. Prebake crust 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove cookie sheet with pie plate on it, gather up edges of foil with pie weights inside and lift out. Set aside pie shell.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees at 5,000 feet, 325 degrees at 10,000 feet. Move oven rack to center of oven.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan, then stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses and salt. In cup, combine lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir in cornstarch until dissolved, then stir mixture into pan.
  • Bring to full, bubbling boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, about 3 minutes. Stir down bubbles, then remove from heat. Stir in remaining vanilla. Whisk eggs in mixing bowl. While continuing to whisk, add a few tablespoons hot syrup to eggs, then whisk eggs into hot syrup, beating well as you do so (strain mixture if lumpy).
  • Pour hot filling into partially baked pastry shell and arrange nuts on top. Bake about 30 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean or coated with clear syrup.
  • Cool pie on wire rack and serve at room temperature.

First Cousins Reunion 2016

We finally got a page up from the First Cousins Reunion.  Here are some videos, pictures, and a link to the Jeopardy game.

If you have any additional photos we can post here, send them to thecures@thecures.com. Enjoy!

Karen and Chuck

Here is the memorial video from the reunion: Cure Memoriam

And the First Cousins Reunion video: First Cousins Reunion

Take a look at our jeopardy game: /reunion_jeopardy

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Really cute “kids”
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Ed earned some Big Money  in the Jeopardy Game!
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Fellow contestants, Jim and Dave didn’t fare as well
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Cynthia, Aunt LaRita, and Judy have lots of answers.
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More “fun” kids…
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Wes Cure (not a FIRST cousin) made a perfect go-fer guy. Thanks.

 

Grandma Jeanette’s Amazing German Red Cabbage

Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

This yummy, sweet and sour German red cabbage is easy to make!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced green apples
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions
 

  • Place butter, cabbage, apples, and sugar into a large pot. Pour in the vinegar and water, and season with salt, pepper, and clove.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the cabbage is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Sixty-Minute Rolls

Sixty-Minute Rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 cup Flour
  • 3 tbsp Sugar about ½ c. if making sweet rolls
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast or two packages
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Butter Or Margarine
  • 2 ea Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Place 3 ½ c. flour, sugar, salt and undissolved yeast in bowl. Attach bowl and dough hook. Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 1 minute.
  • Combine milk, water and butter in saucepan. Heat over low heat (or in microwave) until liquids are very warm (120° to 130°); butter does not need to melt.
  • Turn to Speed 2, and gradually add liquid to flour mixture, take about 30 seconds, mix in eggs. Mix 1 minute longer. Continue to add remaining flour ½ cup at a time until dough clings to hook and leaves sides of bowl, about 5 minutes. Knead on speed 2 for 7 to 10 minutes longer or until dough is smooth and elastic. It should be sticky. Let rise in buttered, covered bowl, approx. 15 minutes. Shape as desired. Bake at 350°.

Notes

To make Christmas Tree rolls, make sweet dough. After rising, turn out on floured board and roll to approx. ¼ inch thick. Cut a triangle about the same size as your cookie sheet for the tree base. Spread with sour cream, sugar, and a little cinnamon. Cut doughnut shapes out of the rest of the dough, and arrange on top, fill in around the round shapes with scraps of the dough that is left. (don’t reroll, this makes them tough). Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each round. May be made the night before, covered with plastic wrap and placed in refrigerator. Pull out of fridge and let stand on counter for 15 minutes or so, while heating oven to 350°. Bake 20 to 30 minutes. Frost with powderdered sugar, butter, and a little milk, add ½ tsp. almond flavoring. May sprinkle with colored sugar and chopped nuts.

Herb and Bacon Corn-bread Stuffing

Herb and Bacon Corn-bread Stuffing

we made this recipe for thanksgiving 2012 at Tammy's house.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 loaves corn bread
  • 6 large celery ribs
  • 1 lb Onions about 2 large
  • 1 lb sliced bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs thyme, sage, rosemary, and/or marjoram (or 2 tbsp mixed dried herbs, crumbled)
  • 1 cup turkey giblet stock or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup reserved fat from roast turkey or melted butter

Instructions
 

  • preheat oven to 325*F. and butter a 4-quart baking dish.
  • Cut corn bread into 1/2-inch cubes and dry in 2 large shallow baking pans in oven 20 min.
  • Remove corn bread from oven and leave oven at 325*F.
  • Coarsely chop separately celery, onions and bacon.
  • In a large, deep skillet saute bacon over moderately high heat, stirring until browned, about 10 min.
  • Add celery and onions and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add herbs and salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring, 1 min.
  • In a large bowl toss together corn and bacon mixture and transfer to baking dish. stuffing may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and cooled completely before being chilled, covered.
  • Drizzle stock or broth over stuffing and bake, uncovered, in upper third of oven 30 minutes more, or until top is golden.

Biscuit Puffs

Biscuit Puffs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Refrigerated Biscuits
  • Deviled ham spread
  • Liverwurst spread
  • Fillets from can of anchovy
  • Crumbled bacon and cheese spread
  • Beaten egg whites

Instructions
 

  • Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Flatten each fourth into a round.
  • Place ¼ tsp filling on each, seal in ball shape.
  • Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds, minced onions, poppy seeds or chopped chives.
  • Bake at 375° until golden brown, serve immediately.

Chicken Corn Chowder

This is a really quick, easy dish. We usually just have this and some bread for dipping but you could make it a first course to a larger meal, too.

Chicken Corn Chowder

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cans Whole Kernel Corn undrained
  • 2 cans Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Roasted Chicken shredded
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in large pot.
  • Add chopped onion, celery, and bell pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add flour to vegetables and stir to coat. Cook for about one minute.
  • Add corn (including liquid), chicken broth, cream, and shredded chicken.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Marshmallows

Marshmallows

Marshmallows were originally made with the sap of the root of the marsh mallow plant instead of gelatin. The sap was cooked with egg whites and sugar and whipped into a foam. This foam hardened when cool and was cut up and used as a type of throat lozenge (marsh mallow sap reportedly acts as a cough suppressant). In the late 1800's, the marsh mallow sap was replaced with gelatin, and egg whites were phased out of most mass produced recipes.

Ingredients
  

  • 3 envelope Knox Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup Water Cold
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Corn Syrup Karo
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a 9x13-in. glass baking pan by greasing it with butter and sifting powdered sugar over it to coat the bottom and sides.
  • Pour the water and gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer to allow the gelatin to bloom. Allow the gelatin to bloom for ten minutes.
  • Add the Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Water, and boil until it reaches 250 degrees F (hard-ball stage)
  • Run the mixer at low speed while drizzling in the boiling sugar syrup. Once the syrup is mixed in, turn up the speed a little and added about 1/4 tsp. salt.
  • When the mixture begins to fluff up, scrape down the bowl and turned up the speed to high.
  • Once the volume of the marshmallow stops increasing, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Stop the mixer after it is mixed in.
  • Pour the marshmallows into the prepared pan and allow to sit uncovered overnight.

Best Ever Fudge

Best Ever Fudge

Ingredients
  

Mix

  • 3 lg Hershey Bars
  • 12 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 lb Nuts broken (pecan, walnuts, or almonds)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Boil

  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk

Instructions
 

Mix

  • Mix all except nuts in a 6-8 qt. container and set aside.

Boil

  • Mix in 4-6 qt. saucepan. Bring to boil and cook for 6 minutes then pour over remaining ingredients and whip until smooth and creamy.
  • After mixture is completely blended add nuts. Let stand 4-6 hours or until completely chilled. Makes 6 lb.