Pumpkin Bars

It’s fun when you cook something and it brings back wonderful memories of great times and special friends. This is a recipe I used to make a lot when we lived in Alaska and were leading the young adult ministry there. It was always a favorite! It feeds a crowd and is quick and easy.pumpkinbars_s4x3_lg

Ingredients:
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4 large eggs
2C sugar
1C vegetable oil
1 can (16oz) pumpkin puree
2C flour
2t baking powder
2t ground cinnamon
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
1/2t ground ginger
1/4t ground cloves
Frosting:
1 package (8oz) cream cheese
1/2C softened butter
1t vanilla
2-3C powdered sugar

How to:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of a 15in jelly roll pan. Beat eggs, sugar, oil & pumpkin in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in all of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Spread in pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until slightly golden and springy to the touch. Allow to cool completely

Beat frosting ingredients together and spread over cooled pumpkin bars.

 
 
 

BBQ Meatballs

BBQ meatballsThe best meatballs EVER! I could make these with my eyes closed, and they never receive anything but rave reviews. Make them for dinner one night and  then use the left overs for meatball sandwiches for lunch the next day!

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3lbs ground beef
  • 1 can (12oz) evaporated milk
  • 1C oatmeal
  • 1C breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2C chopped onion
  • 1/2t garlic powder
  • 2t salt
  • 1/2t pepper
  • 2t chili powder

Sauce:

  • 2C ketchup
  • 1C brown sugar
  • 1/2t liquid smoke
  • 1/2t garlic powder
  • 1/4c chopped onion

How To:

Meatballs – Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well. I use my hands! Shape into 1-2″ balls and place in a heatproof pan. Depending on how big your meatballs are will determine how many pans or what size you use. I usually get 2 9×13 pans out of this recipe.

In a separate bowl mix the sauce ingredients and pour over the meatballs. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.