Applesauce Cake

contributed by Laura Thompson

1 and 1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup shortening ( I have no idea if you could sub butter–I went ahead and used shortening)

2 eggs

2 c applesauce

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 c flour

1/2 t ground cloves

1 t cinnamon

1 t salt

1 t vanilla

1 c nuts (optional, I didn’t use them)


Cream sugar and shortening together

add eggs and beat until blended

add applesauce alternately with the dry ingredients until well blended

bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, depending on the GREASED pan you use. (I did 2 9 inch rounds, and I should have only left them in for 25 min…I did 30 and it was just a tad bit too much)


Carrie-Nell’s Oatmeal Cookies

by Carrie-Nell Jessop

3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
2 eggs
1 cup shortening (gasp!)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of cinnamon

1.Combine oats, flour and cinnamon in separate bowl.
2. Cream sugar and shortening.
3. Add eggs and vanilla, mix.
4. Slowly add in oat/flour mixture until just incorporated.  Then use a spoon to completely smoosh it all together (technical term).  Too dense for my mixer.  🙂
5. Drop by small spoonfulls on baking sheet.  350 for 8 minutes or so.

Can add nuts and or raisins.