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Every year, Judea Reform Congregation provides a Christmas dinner for housebound clients of Durham Meals on Wheels. We will need many, many volunteers to provide food, assemble, and deliver meals. The success of this event depends on teamwork and your donations!

Questions? Contact Helene Bosworth: 919-361-2727 or Jane Carnathan




Old Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe

Two 9-inch pie crusts (one for the top crust, one for the bottom crust)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter
6 cups thinly sliced and cored apple

Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Stir in the apples.

Place into pie crust, dot with butter. Cover with top crust, and slit evenly to let steam escape. Seal the top crust to the bottom by pinching the edges together.

Cover edge of the crust with a three inch strip of aluminum foil.

Bake 40-50 minutes, until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through top.

Sweet Potatoes

8-10 pounds of fresh sweet potatoes
24 ounce jar of applesauce (regular supermarket size)
Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.

Bake sweet potatoes in the oven until very soft (about an hour, but it depends on the size). When you can, scoop out the insides. (This is much easier than peeling or even buying cans.)

Add 1 stick of butter or margarine in small pieces and let it melt.

Add 1 large jar applesauce in 2 installments just to make sure the mixture doesn’t get too runny.

Add 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of spices, taste as you go.

Mash everything together until well blended. Bake about 20 to 30 minutes at 325 degrees.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake


1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup water
13 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
4 eggs

Heat over to 325 . Generously grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or bundt cake pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

Beat on low speed until evenly mixed, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes .Pour into cake pan.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until tooth pick or knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Ovens vary, start checking cake after 35 minutes.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely for 1 hour.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Makes 4 dozen bars.)
Preheat oven to 375.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 5 dozen.

Pan Cookie Variation

Preheat oven to 350.

Grease 15x10 inch jelly roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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