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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone. For those of you who love to cook or want a simple thing, here is a recipe I found that was emailed to me. I am going to try it too.


Delicious Meatloaf


This may sound like an odd recipe for meatloaf, but it's tasty and
surprisingly easy.

For Meatloaf:
1 lb lean ground beef
2 eggs
3 pieces of freshly crumbled bread
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup shredded carrots

For Sauce:
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar


In a small bowl lightly beat eggs and milk. Add bread and let soak. In a
larger bowl, mix rest of the meatloaf ingredients and add to egg and milk
mixture. Shape into loaf pan. Mix sauce ingredients in a bowl and spread
over top of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 minutes and
post #2 of 17
I'll also share a quick and easy one with you for the summer.

Melon Salad

1 cantaloupe
1 honey dew melon
Shrimp (optional)
About 3-4 tbsps. fresh Dill
Balsamic Vinegar

Cut melons into cubes (I use a melon baller and make balls).

Chop the fresh dill fine and sprinkle over melon

Sprinkle balsamic vinegar to taste (I use about 3-4 tbsps.)

Sprinkle oil over everything (again, your taste)

Add cleaned, cooked shrimp (this truly is optional - the salad is great with or without the shrimp).


Very easy, very tasty, and I guarantee you'll be asked for the recipe!
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Here is another recipe. I am going to try it out.


Strawberry Yogurt Torte


This dish is wonderful and looks so elegant when it is served!

Pastry for double crust pie
1 cup strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 8 1/2 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup whipped topping


Prepare pastry, divide into 3 equal parts. Roll each portion to 1/8". Using
pastry wheel, trim each portion to an 8" circle. Place pastry circles on
baking sheets, prick. Bake in 450 degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until
lightly browned. Cool thoroughly. For filling, combine yogurt and sugar,
mix well. Fold in strawberries, pineapple, and dessert topping. Place
pastry on serving plate. Top with 1/2 of the filling, add another circle.
Top with remaining filling. Place remaining circle on top. Top with
additional yogurt and strawberries. Chill at least 30 minutes.
post #4 of 17
Thank you, ladies, for the very attractive recipes! I need all the help I can get in that department, provided the recipes don't call for millions of pots and pans or an ingredient list as long as your arm.


post #5 of 17
Oh Thank you Nena for starting a thread for recipes!! I LOVE to cook, and i have so many good recipes from my grandma, (the best kind)
I can't wait to share them with you all!!! What a GREAT thread!!!!

I just need to find the time now, to copy down all these recipes!!!
Not only the new ones you have shared with me, but the ones i want to share with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know the easiest way to make lasgna? I love it and want to learn who to make it.
post #7 of 17
Okay....here is my really easy lasagna recipe....and I am doing this from memory....too lazy to go look it up...:laughing:

9 lasagna noodles.
1/2 a quart of canned tomatoes(diced) or boughten canned stewed tomatoes, then dice them) maybe 16 ounces if you do it that way
One 32 ounce jar of Prego Spaghetti sauce ( or any kind you like)

Brown ground beef ( 1 1/2 pounds) then drain and add the diced tomatoes and the spaghetti sauce... simmer on low.

Grease bottom of 9x 13 pan....then put small amount of sauce in the bottom....then three lasagna noodles, side by side, on top of that...(don't cook lasagna noodles....put them in hard....this is why this recipe is so easy!)
then put more sauce on top of the noodles, then....

repeat this layer 3 times...

On top of the lasagna noodles and sauce, put shared amounts of a
2 cup package mozerella cheese, 2 cup package shredded colby-jack cheese, and cottage cheese. (or ricotta)
Make sure you save enough of each of these for the last layer. Of course after your cheese and cottage cheese, you add more noodles and then more sauce. (geez I hope this makes sense, since it is just coming from memory)
Then put foil on top of it, and bake at 350 for half an hour....then uncover and bake one more half hour. (hour total)
You must use the recommended amount of sauce though, or the noodles won't get cooked.

Let me know if you try this! My hubby loves it!!!
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks Debby, I will try and see if I can do it this week. For all of you cheesecake lovers(like myself)here is one:

Basic Cheesecake
Create new variations by topping this recipe with your favorite fruit.

Serves 8-10

1 Tablespoon Butter
3/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1 cup Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons Cornstarch
1 1/2 pound cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Butter a medium spring-form pan.
Press the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom. Place in the
refrigerator for 30 minutes. Whip the cream cheese in a mixer.
With the mixture running slowly, sprinkle in the sugar and
cornstarch, then add in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the
cream until all ingredients are well mixed. Pour into the
spring-form pan. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 40-45
minutes (or until the top begins to brown and the cake is firm).
Cool at room temperature. Refrigerate. Serve well chilled.
post #9 of 17
nena!!! Thanks for the cheescake recipe, I will have to try that! i make a really good new york style cheesecake, and then I top it with my canned black raspberries.
It is now the season for the wild black raspberries, so if you are a "berry" picker like me...better get out there!

I can give anyone who picks wild black rasberries a wonderful recipe to can them, which makes for the best ever topping on cheesecake!!! One of my best friends (shannon) who occasionally posts in here, gave me the recipe!
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, here is a recipe that sounds good.

Salsa Chicken with Rice


This meal is extremely easy to make!

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/4 tsp. powder or grated ginger
1/4 cup of light soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tsp. butter or margarine or butter flavored cooking spray
32-ounce jar of mild to hot chunky salsa
16 ounces of water


Cube chicken breasts and place in a bowl with ginger. Pour soy sauce to marinate for about five minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. In a large skillet, spray some butter flavored cooking spray or butter or margarine. Sauté the meat until
done. Add one jar of mild to hot salsa of your choice. Add half a jar of hot water and let simmer for thirty minutes. This will thicken as it simmers. Pour over rice and serve with black beans as a side. If you’d like, sprinkle with taco cheese and scallions.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Here is another! I love potato salads! So does Jake.

Caesar Potato Salad
Try this variation of French-style potato salad at your
next cookout.

Serves 4

2 pounds Red potatoes
1 cup Caesar dressing
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes until just soft. Cool and cut into
1/4-inch slices. Toss in the dressing.
Toss in the cheese. Check the
seasonings. Serve chilled.
post #12 of 17

*looks around for some cooking utinsels*

I can't wait to try these out!!!
post #13 of 17
These all sound like great recipes, but as a teen, I am cooking-impaired. So this is my favorite recipe:

Fettuccine Alfredo

1-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
3 tbs margarine or butter
1 box of Pasta Roni Fettuccine Alfredo

Just follow the instructions on the box!!!!!
(without this recipe, I would starve)
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Michelle!!!! Thank you for the fettuccini recipe. It is one of my favorites. And can probably add chicken. I am going to try it. When I get my computer, I want to store all my recipes on a disk and in a folder.:blossom: :girlie:
post #15 of 17
that's my favorite food in the whole world, and since it's pretty artificial and all ready in the box, it only takes about 10 minutes! what would I do without pre-made food?
post #16 of 17
I found this thread that already had some good recipes that we can add too. thanks for reminding me about it!
post #17 of 17
Thank you AP, I didn't know this was here!

Now I have a place to put some of my multitude of recipes, and maybe it will inspire me to mess up the kitchen with more than empty cat food cans! :laughing2:

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