COOK OF THE WEEK: Ann Arnold Recipes

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G.G.’s White Candy
24 ounces vanilla-flavored almond bark
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
8 ounces Golden Grahams cereal
Melt vanilla coating in microwave. Stir well. Stir in peanuts and cereal. Drop onto waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm. Makes about 2 pounds.

Crock-Pot
Chicken and Dressing
1 whole chicken or 4 chicken breast halves
2 sticks margarine
2 cups chopped celery (optional)
2 cups chopped onion
1 large skillet of cornbread, crumbled
2 eggs, well-beaten
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3 cups chicken broth
11⁄2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sage
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (optional)
Cook chicken in boiling water until tender. When cool enough to handle, remove chicken from bones.
Melt margarine in a skillet and sauté celery and onions until tender.
In a Crock-Pot, combine sautéed vegetables, chicken and remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cook on high for 45 minutes; turn to low and cook about 4 hours.
Note: This recipe is very forgiving. You can use more or less of the ingredients to suit your taste.

The Absolute Best Chess Pie
11⁄2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 stick margarine, melted
1 whole egg
3 egg yolks
2⁄3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 unbaked (10-inch) pie crust
Combine sugar, flour, margarine, egg, egg yolks, milk and vanilla. Mix well and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake until set.

Banana Cake
3 cups sugar
11⁄2 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 bananas mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 small can crushed pineapple, with juice
Combine all ingredients and mix for 4 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Note: Make sure your baking soda is fresh. Otherwise, your cake will fall.

Banana Bread
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup ripe, mashed bananas
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together flour and baking soda and add to mixture. Add bananas and beat well. Fold in pecans. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Cool before slicing.
Amalgamation Cake Icing
Bake either a white or yellow cake from scratch (or from a mix) in 2 layers. For ease in frosting, freeze layers. Make this frosting for the cake.
9 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter, melted
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped pecans
11⁄2 cups raisins
2 cups coconut
Beat egg yolks; add sugar, melted butter and salt. Cook until the mixture is thick. Add nuts, raisins and coconut. Cook about 3 minutes more. Let cool and frost between layers and on top and sides of cake.