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YOU'VA FRIEND IN THE KITCHEN: Bread, dinner and dessert


Let me tell you, when you ask for help from the members of 160 Church of Christ, you get help! In the form of recipes and prayers, especially when Darley steps in to help. And Darley, I’m sure the prayers are more beneficial than the recipes in my condition, but I appreciate both very much, and both are very helpful. Thank you, Darley, and all who joined.

So, more good cooking from 160 Church of Christ. If your congregation or work group has something to contribute, it will be much appreciated!

I love bread! It is my weakness, so let’s give Mary first shot:


From Mary Marcak

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 cup warm milk

1/4 cup sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 package or 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (instant or rapid)

1/4 cup unsalted butter

Combine yeast, sugar and salt to milk, mix well. Stir this mix into the flour and let rise double.

Punch down and knead 3 minutes, allow to rise double again. Bake 30 minutes.

I love enchiladas. Thanks, Lynn.


From Lynn Helm

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 package tortillas, flour or corn (Ed. Note: recommended size is 7-8 inch for flour or 6 inch for corn)

1 cup shredded cheese

1 15.5-ounce can refried beans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Saute together the beef, onion and bell pepper.

Dip tortilla in sauce, lay out flat. In center and across length, add 1 tablespoon each of cheese and refried beans, plus 2 tablespoons of meat-veggie mixture. Roll up to secure fillings.

Place seam-down in a baking pan and bake 40 minutes.

How about dessert? Thanks, Debbie.

123 CAKE 

From Debbie Hatley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

4 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of salt

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and milk.

Thoroughly combine dry ingredients; add vanilla. Combine all ingredients well.

Bake 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely or serve from pan.

If you’d like to share a good recipe with You’vah, you can write her at 320 S. Harlin, West Plains, MO 65775 or via email at yschafer@yahoo.com. Although she does not take recipes over the phone, she invites your suggestions, questions and conversations at 417-293-5333.