Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zucchini Relish

This is a great way to use up all that zucchini from your garden. It is very easy to make & is great on hamburgers & hot dogs.

6 C shredded zucchini
2 C chopped onions
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 C vinegar
2 1/2 C sugar
2 tsp. clear jell
1/2 tsp. tumeric
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix zucchini, onions, peppers and salt. Let set overnight. Boil together remaining ingredients. Add zucchini mixture. Cook 14 minutes, then put in jars and seal.

Applesauce Jello Salad

A friend of mine brought this salad with a meal after I had a baby & we all loved it, including the children & she told me it's very simple...perfect, I like good & simple stuff. :)

3 oz. any flavor jello
3/4 C boiling water
1 C ice water
1 C applesauce

Dissolve jello in boiling water, then add ice water. Stir until ice is melted and then stir in applesauce. Refrigerate until set.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hamburger & Noodle Casserole

I received this recipe from my husband's cousin a few years ago when we had a recipe exchange. It is simple & different from most hamburger noodle casserole because of the mayo-adds a different taste to it.

1 lb. ground beef, fried
3 eggs
3/4 C ketchup
3/4 C milk
1/2 C onions (fry with meat)

Mix the following together:
8 oz. cooked macaroni
8 tsp. mustard
1 C mayonnaise

Put macaroni mixture in a greased 9x13 pan. Put hamburger mixture on top of macaroni. Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese the last 10 minutes of baking.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Great & simple chicken casserole!

1 lb. spaghetti, broken into 2 in. pieces
3-4 C chicken (approx. 4 legs, cooked)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 1/2 C chicken broth
1/4 tsp pepper
1 onion, grated
3/4 lb. Velveeta cheese

Cook spaghetti until tender. While spaghetti is cooking, combine cooked chicken and remaining ingredients. When spaghetti is cooked, drain and stir into the chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Canned Hot Peppers

My cousin wanted a recipe for hot peppers so I thought I would just share the recipe on here in case anyone else would like to have it. These are great to eat with subs or sandwiches. So good!

Whole hot peppers
1 C vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
1 qt. vinegar
3 C water
1/4 C salt
Garlic cloves

Wash peppers. Cut slits into sides and pack into jars. To each pint add 1 garlic clove and 1 tsp. oregano on top. Combine oil, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil and pour over peppers. Seal jars and process in boiling water for 5 minutes. Let in jars for 6 weeks before serving.
Yield: 6-8 pints

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Innkeeper's Pie

I got this recipe from a former coworker, Jane. It is very simple & delicious! And most people have never heard of it so it's great if you want to take something different & unusual to your next potluck. :)

2/3 C sugar
1/3 C cocoa
1 C water
1/3 C butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Stir first 3 ingredients in saucepan. Heat to boiling. Boil for 1 min. Remove from heat and add butter & vanilla. Stir until butter melts. Set aside.

Batter ingredients:

3/4 C sugar
1 C flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C shortening
1/2 C milk
1 egg, beaten

Beat first 6 ingredients then add egg and mix. Put mixture in 10 in. pie crust. Spoon chocolate mixture over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
Yield: 1 pie

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Enchilada Casser-ole!

I got this recipe a long time ago from my friend, Rosa and finally tried it for the first time last week & we LOVED it! Great flavor and very easy to make.

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 C salsa
1 can(15 oz) black beans drained & rinsed
1/4 C italian salad dressing
2 T taco seasoning
1/4 tsp cumin
6 flour tortillas
3/4 C sour cream
1 C shredded mexican cheese (I used monterey jack)
1 C shredded lettuce

Brown beef & onion. Drain. Stir in salsa, beans, dressing, taco seasoning and cumin. Place 3 tortillas in a 2 qt. greased baking dish. Layer with 1/2 meat mixture, sour cream and cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 25 min. Uncover, bake 5-10 min. longer or until heated through. Let stand 5 min. before topping with lettuce, tomato & cilantro. (I skipped these ingredients)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mary's Potato Salad

I got this recipe from my good friend, Linda. It is the BEST potato salad I have ever had.

12 C potatoes, cooked & shredded
12 eggs (hard boiled & chopped)
1 1/2 C chopped onion
1 1/2 C chopped celery
3 C mayonnaise
3 T vinegar
3 T mustard
4 tsp. salt
2 C sugar
1/2 C milk

Cook & shred potatoes, cool. Put potatoes, eggs, onion & celery in large bowl. Mix rest of ingredients and pour over potatoes. Shredded carrots can also be added. It is important that potatoes are shredded rather than cubed.

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

I think I got this recipe out of a Taste of Home magazine several years ago. It is soooo good but then again I like anything that has peanut butter & chocolate together. :) It is quite rich so this amount goes far.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/3 C packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C miniature marshmallows
1 jar (11 3/4 oz.) hot fudge ice cream topping
2 each red and green apples (I use more apples)

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla; stir in marshmallows. Spoon half into a 3 cup bowl; spread with half of the hot fudge topping. Repeat layers. Toss apples with lemon juice or fruit fresh. Serve immediately with dip.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Poor Man's Filet Mignon

Been making this recipe for years, was in a cookbook that we got for a wedding gift. We had it these last night for supper with sour cream mashed potatoes & mixed veggies.

2 lb. ground beef
4 slices bread, crumbled
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 C milk
2 tsp. salt
1 T minced onion
2 tsp celery flakes
18 oz. smoke flavored barbecue sauce
12 slices uncooked bacon

Combine the first 8 ingredients and 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Form into 12 thick patties. Wrap a slice of bacon around each patty and secure with a toothpick. Put in 9x13 baking pan and bake @ 350 degrees for 50-60 min. Baste frequently with remaining barbecue sauce the last 30 minutes.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Buffet Potatoes

Quick & easy way to make potatoes & very tasty too. I got this recipe from Dan's cousin when we had a recipe exchange several years ago.

8 medium potatoes, cut as for french fries and place in greased 9x13 pan.

Dot with 6 T butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, 2 T parsley, 1 C shredded cheddar cheese

Pour 1 C milk over all. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Ham & Cheese Sandwich Sticky Buns

This recipe is great for an appetizer or use it for a meal and use hamburger rolls instead of the party size rolls. Simple & oh, so yummy!

1 C butter
1/3 C brown sugar
2 T worcestershire sauce
2 T mustard
24 party size rolls
1/2 lb. sliced ham
1 lb. sliced cheese- american or swiss

Slice rolls in 1/2 and place bottoms in greased 9x13 pan. Layer cheese, ham, cheese and top with roll tops. Heat to a boil and boil for 2 min. Immediately pour over rolls. Bake 20 min. @ 350 degrees. Can be refrigerated for several hours before baking.

Hoagie Spread

This is a great food for a finger food night or a light lunch/supper. I got the recipe from a good friend of mine, Marlene. It's perfect for hot summer days.

1/4 lb. provolone cheese, sliced
1/4 lb. white american cheese, sliced
1/4 lb. ham, sliced
1/4 lb. hard salami, sliced
1/4 lb. mince bologna, sliced

Cut meat & cheese in small dices.

1/4 head lettuce, shredded
1 C chopped tomato
2 T chopped onion
3 T mayonnaise
2 T sour cream

Mix all ingredients together and put in large serving dish and sprinkle with oregano. Serve with small pieces of bread. Tastes like a sub. Yum!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Taco Salad

A friend brought this taco salad for supper after the birth of one of my children (sorry don't remember which one :) ) I had never had taco salad that had all the ingredients mixed together, we always layered the items but this was yummy & oh so easy to make.

Taco Salad

1 head lettuce, shredded
2-3 tomatoes, diced
1/2-1 C chopped onion
8 oz. bottle thousand island or western dressing
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. dry taco seasoning
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
6 oz. pkg. nacho cheese doritoes, crumbled

In a large bowl combine lettuce, tomatoes, onion & salad dressing. Brown ground beef. Drain excess fat. Stir in taco seasoning & cool. Fold ground beef and cheese into salad. Immediately before serving, add taco chips and mix well.