Recipe: Adams “Original” Red Velvet Cake

Recipe: Adams “Original” Red Velvet Cake

Cake Ingredients:
½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon “Adams Best” Vanilla
1 teaspoon Adams Butter Flavor
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ounce Adams Red Food Color
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
Icing Ingredients:
1 pound confectioners’ sugar, sifted
½ cup shortening
1 tablespoon “Adams Best” Vanilla
¼ teaspoon Adams Butter Flavor
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons milk (approximately)
Directions:
Cream shortening and sugar.

Mesquite Cookies Recipe

Mesquite Cookies Recipe

Makes 12 to 16 cookies.
Cream butter and sugar with a wooden spoon, then stir in vanilla and egg until just incorporated. Stir flours, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and then combine with wet ingredients. Add in rolled oats and mix-ins. Scoop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Nelda Vogel’s Dessert Peach Enchiladas and Peach Pie Recipes

Nelda Vogel’s Dessert Peach Enchiladas and Peach Pie Recipes

Nelda Vogel and the late George Vogel founded Vogel Orchards in Stonewall. Their son Jamey and his wife, Terri, now manage the orchards, along with the orchards’ roadside stand on U.S. 290. Nelda Vogel remains involved in the operation.

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