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to make it easier to find all the recipes in one place, I combined the 2 recipe threads.


1/4 cup sugar
a/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups baking mix

3 cups crushed peaches (about 6 fresh or 1 large can)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or 3/4 each vanilla and almond extract

For dumplings, combine sugar, milk and baking mix. Mix well.

For sauce, combine peaches, sugar, and O.J. in 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Cook over high heat, stirring until boiling. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and vanilla.

To serve, reheat sauce to boiling, drop dumplings into hot sauce. Cover tightly. Reduce heat to low and cook 20 minutes or until done.
Serves about 6 to 8.

This is soooo good with ice cream, or just alone!

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of peanut butter
1 egg

Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for about 11 minutes.

Easy Hot n Sweet Pickles
These pickles are a great summertime snack, but are good any time of the year

I only use 4 to 4 1/2 cups of sugar when I make these, but you can adjust it to suit your taste.

Hot n Sweet pickles

1 gallon dill pickles
4 ounces hot pepper sauce
2 to 4 heads of garlic (bulbs, not cloves)
5 pounds sugar

Drain pickles and rinse. Return to original jar.
Add hot pepper sauce, garlic, and sugar.
Shake well.
Turn jar over every day for 2 weeks.
Makes 1 gallon.

Serves: 6
This easy pasta salad always impresses company, but you need not wait for special occasions to make it.
· 1 pound good-quality frozen cheese tortellini, vegetable-filled tortellini, or tofu tortellini
· 1 cup unthawed frozen green peas
· 2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli florets
· 10- or 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers
· Liquid from the roasted peppers
· 2 tablespoons olive oil, preferably extra-virgin
· 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
· 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
· 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
· Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Begin cooking the tortellini according to package directions.
Layer the frozen peas and the broccoli florets in a large saucepan with l/2 inch of water. Bring them to a simmer and steam over moderate heat, covered, until the peas are thawed and the broccoli is bright green, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain the peas and broccoli and rinse them under cool water until they are at room temperature.
In the meantime, drain the roasted peppers, reserving the juices in a small mixing bowl. Cut the peppers into strips. Combine the liquid from the red peppers with the remaining dressing ingredients and mix.
When the tortellini are done, drain them and rinse under cool water until they are at room temperature. Combine them in a mixing bowl with the peas, broccoli, red pepper strips, and dressing. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss again.

Roadside Potatoes
Here's a recipe for my favorite potatoes. It's easy and good for you. Well, ok, it's easy. Don't eat this if you're watching your weight! I always bring this when we have pot luck dinners, and there's never any left.

Roadside Potatoes

3 cups half and half
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 (24 oz.) package hash brown potatoes, frozen
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In saucepan, heat cream and butter; add salt. Place potatoes in oblong pan (9x13 or smaller pans). Pour cream mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 325 degrees. Serves 8-10.

Banana Nut Bread
This is my favorite banana bread recipe. I love to eat it for breakfast.

Banana Bread

2 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sald
3 tablespoon salad oil
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup bananas

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x5x3 loaf pan. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl. Beat on medium speed 1/2 minute, scraping side and bottom of bowl constantly. Pour into pan. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Tator Tot Casserole
This is a great recipe for families. It feeds a family of four. For larger families, simply double the recipe. I also make this alot when I take dinner to people. You can just not cook it before you go, and tell the people how long to cook it. It also reheats well.

Tator Tot Casserole

1 lb. hamburger meat
1 package tator tots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 onion chopped

In pan, brown meat and onion until meat is cooked. Drain off fat. Put meat and onion in a 2 quart casserole dish, and cover with cream of mushroom soup. Cover this with tator tots, as many as will fit. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until tator tots are brown and crispy.

7-Up Cake
This is one of my favorite cake recipes. It's almost like a pound cake and tastes best 1 to 2 days after you bake it.

7-Up Cake

1 1/2 cups margarine
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons lemon extract
3/4 cup 7-up or Sprite

Cream sugar and shortening and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add flour. Beat in lemon extract and 7-Up. Pour batter into well-floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/4 hours or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once cooled, remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Broccolli Casserole
This one is a favorite at pot-lucks and picnics!


1 10 oz. package frozen brocolli
1 1/4 cups milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup grated cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook brocolli in small amount of water 3 minutes, drain.
Pout milk into small saucepan, bring to boil. Cool to lukewarm.
Mix eggs with salt and nutmeg, add milk and cheese, beating constantly.
Pour into greased baking dish, add brocolli.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
Serve Hot.

Every time I make this, someone asks for the recipe!

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

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).


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

Okay....here is my really easy lasagna recipe....and I am doing this from memory....too lazy to go look it up...

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.

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.

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.

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 #2 of 5
Thread Starter 
this is my own personal recipe, by trial and error

Potatoes on the grill

cube potatoes (amount depending on how many are eating. I think 2 potatoes per person is a good amount)

put in ziplock bag, and put in some olive oil and what ever spices you like. I use McCormicks steak seasong.

shake to coat evenly.

wrap in foil and put on the grill.
after 20 minutes stick potatoes to see if they are soft.

I prefer to use red potatoes with the skin on. I have also put in fresh green beans & mushrooms in with the potatoes. you could also use peppers, onions, or whatever you like. I have used this recipe with butter, but the olive oil coats better and I prefer the flavor. It takes 5 minutes to make, around 20 to cook and it tastes like something you get in a restuarant and it's a little fancier than a baked potato if you're grilling out and want to go a little nicer.
post #3 of 5
Just wanted you all to know I finally made the 7-UP Cake. Took it to a family gathering on Sunday. Everyone loved it. I didn't have any lemon extract so I just used lemon juice. Worked!

Heres one I really love and its easy.


1 large or 2 small pkg. of Cherry Jello.
2 cups boiling water.
12oz.can of Coke,Pepsi or R.C.
1 can of Cherry pie filling.

Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add coke and pie filling.
Chill to set.

This is great and you can use sugar free jello (try Black Cherry), diet pop and lite pie filling.

This is good also as a lite dessert.

post #4 of 5
Here's the other thread, Colby was patient enough to merge the recipes, makes it a lot easier to find something yummy!
(but I did have fun reading the first one too!)
post #5 of 5
Can you guys merge the one I started, please?
Thank You!
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