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                                 Scuppernong Pie

Nip and Ernie's Brownies

Malunjin Indian Bread

Household tips:
Cleaning Silver

Spring Cleaning Recipe for Grout
Scuppernong Pie  Recipe

3-4 cups scuppernong native grapes        
3 T butter
2/3 cup  sugar
2 T cornstarch    
1 T or more Cinnamon or Apple Pie Spice
Pastry for 2-crust pie

Preheat oven to 300 degrees  F.  Wash scuppernongs.  Use 2 medium-sized
enamel sauce pans; squeeze  pulp into one and use other for hulls.  Cover hulls
with water and cook  until tender, drain.  Cook pulp until soft enough to run
through sieve to  remove seeds.  Add to hulls.  Mix sugar and cornstarch.  Add 
scuppernong mixture and dot with butter.  Sprinkle with spice as  desired. 
Pour into pastry-lined pie pan, cover with strips of  pastry.  Bake until brown. 
Serves  6-8
Nip and Ernie's Brownies

1 stick of melted oleo
2 cup sugar
1 cup flour (plain
2 T. cocoa
2 eggs
1 cup nuts
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Mix sugar and cocoa; oleo, eggs and flour.  Stir in pecans and vanilla.  Place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake about 15 minutes at 350.  Put 1 bag of marshmallows (about 25) on top and let melt.  Let cool. 

Sift 1 box confectioners sugar, 2 T. cocoa, 1 stick melted oleo and enough milk to spread.  Let set and cool. 

Note:  You may want to put the marshmallows on top of the brownies about the last 2 to 3 minutes of baking.  Watch carefully.  Overcooking will cause the brownies to be too dry.  It is better if the brownies are a bit moist.  Source: Rosemary Edwards Andrews

Malunjin Indian Bread
I am not sure about the consistency or amounts, but I know I wish I knew more about this group of Indians that lived three to six miles northeast of Dothan near Webb and Kinsey. 

Household tips

Cleaning Silver

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. The source has even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.".

Spring Cleaning Recipe for the Grout

7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar - throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two... then scrub

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