This chili comes together quickly. Especially since I have no need to rehydrate my ground beef or onion before mixing. It cuts down on my prep time and my think ahead time. This is my husbands favorite chili. Continue reading
Yes, this is the famous bread that is pictured at the head of our blog. I love this recipe for its simplicity and ability to raise beautifully every time I mix a batch. Continue reading
These are sweet enough to serve for breakfast, but simple enough to serve at dinner to round out any meal. Wonderful with honey or jam of your choice. Continue reading
The use of butter powder and egg powder in these rolls make them come together quickly. Oatmeal and wheat flours give them unique texture and flavor. Continue reading
So easy and fast to prepare, this makes a wonderful last minute dessert for unexpected company.
Original recipe from the kitchen of Karen. Continue reading
No BUTTER or BEANS! These little babies cook up moist without them. The secret? The fruit cocktail. It does all the moist fluffing we need. Continue reading
A family tradition. Grandma’s recipe calls these “Janice S’s.” My hat off to Janice and to Grandma for making these all the time. Continue reading
Grandma C’s specialty! Continue reading
Grandma Elva always had a crew to cook for, and she usually had little or no notice about the number of mouths she would be feeding each day. This never stopped her from whipping up delicious desserts to accompany any meal! Her Baked Raisin Pudding is a well-loved dish filled with raisins, sauce, and a whole lot of memories. Continue reading
It took me a long time to think of a name for these babies. I love them because they add carrots (and Vitamin A) into my food storage. The kids helped me with finding a name. We went from “Two Fuits and a Veggie,” to “Can I just have another?” Okay, the latter was not really a name suggestion, but an uninterested child. We finally picked one and decided as long as the muffin is good, who cares what the name is? Continue reading
Years ago I had a sandwich in a deli shop that they called “Rachel.” It was so good I inquired what was in it. They explained that it was simply a Reuben without sauerkraut. Now whenever I see a Reuben on the menu in a restaurant I order myself one “Rachel style.” If you love canned sauerkraut and want to food storage it, you could add it, just drain and squeeze dry. As for me – I prefer “Rachels.” Continue reading
Need something to round out dinner? These mix and bake in a flash! But they taste so good they will think you were working on them all day! Continue reading
Mellyn’s french bread dough ROCKS in this recipe. It only takes a half batch and so I usually make the other half into french bread for my dinner the next night! Bonus! Continue reading
I remember making Jell-O cookies as a kid. When I asked my mother for her recipe she said, “You know I remember making them, but I think we just made it up. I don’t think I ever had a recipe.” I love women who can do this. However, I am not one of them. I have to measure and calculate and write things down. It took me a couple batches (Yes, I did try a batch with beans), but I finally came up with what I feel is the closest to the cookies we made as kids. Enjoy! Continue reading
This is an old time family favorite made simple with the use of freeze-dried meats and veggies. This answers the question: “Honey, what are you going to do with all those #10 cans?”
Original recipe courtesy of Grandma C.
If you’re looking for a tortilla that is soft enough to roll –this is it. These are tender like a crepe, but the cornmeal makes them savory enough to be perfect in place of tortillas for enchiladas and casseroles. Continue reading
Cornmeal and molasses make this little muffin hearty and sweet. The flavors remind me of my days in the south and my sweet visiting teaching sister. These are staple ingredients for her! Continue reading
What makes my cornbread so good? The special ingredient is freshly ground cornmeal. It makes the flavor wonderful and the texture perfect for butter and honey smothered on each piece. Don’t ask me how to store the left overs. There’s never any left at my house to worry about! Continue reading
These tasty buns cook up quickly and are the perfect way to get barbecued chicken or roast beef to your mouth! –Mellyn
The best place to find easy recipes with simple basic ingredients is my grandmother’s recipe box. As the wife of a dairy farmer she cooked with what she had and that is what her recipes call for. I loved her cooking as a child and I am still looking toward her, through her recipes, for advice!
Recipe courtesy of Grandma C. Continue reading