(2nd place recipe contest 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac-5 ingredients or less excluding salt and pepper)
“Easy Latte Truffles”

3/4 c. white chocolate chips
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 c. milk chocolate melting wafers, divided

Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper. Place white chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the cream. Add instant coffee and milk until well combined. Once cream starts to bubble, turn off the heat and pour over white chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes, then stir until the white chocolate chips are melted. Continue stirring until mixture thickens and resembles a very sticky dough. Transfer truffle mixture to the prepared pan and press with a spatula to even out. Let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, or until set. Lift parchment paper out of baking pan and cut truffles into desired shapes. In the top of a double boiler, melt 1/2 c. of chocolate wafers. Once they are fully melted, remove from heat and add remaining 1/2 c. of chocolate wafers. Stir until melted. Using a fork or spoon, dip truffles in melted chocolate, then place on parchment paper. IF desired, melt more white chocolate chips and decorate the truffles. Let sit at room temperature for 2 to 4 hours, or until set. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Makes 16 pieces.

Kiran Upadhyaula, Folsom, California

“Hamburger Steak With Onions and Gravy”

1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
1/4 c. bread crumbs
dash black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. vegetable oil
1 c. thinly sliced onions (can use more)
2 T. flour
1 c. beef broth
1 T. cooking sherry
1/2 tsp. season salt

In a large bowl, mix the first 8 ingredients. Form into 8 balls. Flatten into patties. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Fry the patties and onions in the oil until they’re browned. Remove the patties to a plate and keep warm. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and drippings in the skillet. Stir that with a fork (whisk), scraping bits of beef off the skillet while stirring. Gradually mix in the broth and sherry and season with season salt. Simmer and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes until the gravy thickens. Turn the heat to low and return the patties to the gravy. Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes. (can serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles)

Marian Embree, Moberly

-like to have strawberry pie recipe

“Buried Treasure Pie”

(For the crust)
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. oil, mixed with 2 T. milk
Mix it all together and pat into a pie pan. Bake 350 until brown.

Mix together 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese. 2 T. sugar, 2 T. milk. Spread in the cool crust and on top of that fill with strawberry halves. Mix 1 small pkg. vanilla instant pudding and 1 c. milk. Add 1 c. Cool Whip. Put on top of the strawberries. Put the rest of the Cool Whip on top.

Marian Embree, Moberly

“Strawberry Pie”

1 quart fresh strawberries
1 1/2 c. water
1/2 pkg. strawberry Jello
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
pinch of salt
(pie shell)

Mix sugar and cornstarch. Add water and salt. Cool until clear. Remove from heat and stir in Jello and cool. Place berries in baked pie shell and cover with mixture. Add Dream Whip or Cool Whip. Refrigerate.

(from the 1st KWIXland Cookbook)
Mrs. Everett Bruner, Clarence

-want a recipe for homemade marinara sauce