Lots of members have been asking for Pam Bradley’s brisket recipe. Here you go!!  Thanks for sharing Pam.

BBQ Brisket
4-6 lb brisket

1 bottle liquid smoke
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
This is the marinade. Cover brisket with marinade overnight, about 8 hours.

Drain off marinade. Cover meat with your favorite bbq sauce. Cover dish with foil. Bake 275 degrees till tender, about 6-7 hours.

Elva’s Brownie Recipe

Here is the brownie recipe that some of our members have been asking for.  Sorry to take so long to get this on here.   Melissa

Crème de Menthe Brownies

Bottom Layer

1 c. sugar

½ c. butter (room temperature)

4 eggs, lightly beaten

1 c. all purpose flour

½ t. salt

1-16 oz. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup (This is a metal can of Hershey’s syrup…do not substitute in any way…I did and it won’t work well at all).

1 t. vanilla

Cream butter & sugar, then add other ingredients in order listed. Mix well. Pour into greased 9X13 inch pan. Bake at 350* for 20- 25 minutes. Let cool completely.

Middle Layer

½ c. butter (room temperature)

2 c. powdered sugar

3 T. crème de menthe syrup

Cream butter, powdered sugar & crème de menthe well and spread over cooled brownies…let set.


1 c. chocolate chips

6 T. butter

Softer butter in microwave, add chocolate chips & mix well. Let cool until it spread well. Spread over brownies & refrigerate until set.


Elva M. Gentry

Retreat Recipes

Following are the recipes for the 2 items I brought to retreat.  Several asked for me to send for these to be in the newsletter or on the site.  So I am sending.  I’m leaving it up to you if you want to include.  I know we are a painting chapter and not a cooking chapter so if you do not feel it needs to be added it is fine.


Caramel Popcorn (recipe from June Stelter)

1 1/2 bags white puffed popcorn (called white popcorn, looks like white cheetos)

2 sticks butter

1/2 cup white Karo syrup

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda.


Spray a large flat pan and your spatula with a spray oil like “Pam.”  Spread the popcorn in the pan.  Preheat oven 250 degrees.  In a large sauce pan bring butter, Karo and brown sugar to a boil.  Boil 2 minutes.  Stir the whole time to keep from burning on the bottom.  Remove from heat and add soda.  Immediately pour over the puffed corn and stir to coat all.  Bake 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.  Spread on parchment paper and press with spatula to separate.  Cool and store in an airtight container.


Ranch Oyster Crackers

1 (1 oz.) package ranch dressing mix

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper (optional)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

5 cups oyster crackers (1 pkg.)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  In a large mixing bown, combine ranch dressing mix, dill weed, vegetable oil, lemon pepper, and garlic powder.  Mix well.  Add oyster crackers to the mixture and mix to coat the crackers.  pour the crackers onto a cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring gently halfway through the baking time.