Category Archives: Recipes

Make This Cake Tomorrow

This is a
Dump Cake and it is sooo good.

This cake has only two ingredients. The first is a box of Angel Food Cake mix. No special brand-just a box of cake mix./ Add a can of pineapple chunks Don’t drain the pineapple as the juice forms the liquid. Combine.

That’s it…Honest, That is it. Heat the oven to 350 and dump the mixture into an ungreased 9by 12 baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool right in the pan and scoop out to serve. I really like to give this a squirt of whipped topping just for a nice touch. Enjoy!

Yummy New Breakfast Idea

We have all heard of avocado toast and love it, right? Oh, not everybody loves avocado? Well, yes, you are right. Not everybody loves avocado. If you are one of those, how about this on a piece of toast-wheat if you like it, but for a big change, try this on Pepperidge Farms Cinnamon Toast.

Lightly toast your bread and spread with cream cheese or cottage cheese. Layer on slices of fresh pear. Fresh pear is best, but sliced canned pear halves works too. (Save the juice from the can for a great addition to salad dressing.) Sprinkle with your favorite nuts. I really like walnuts, but sliced almonds are good too. Enjoy.

Seen On A Tee-Shirt

Lately, I have seen soooo many Tee-Shirts with hilarious sayings that I have decided to share. What brought this on? Well, you may ask. This morning my husband and I started to look through one of those catalogues that come in the mail and they had a Tee-Shirt section that had us both in stitches. OK, so we were pretty hard up for a laugh-and who isn’t these days- but honestly, I will share a couple of them and then ask YOU to also share those you think are funny and we will see where we go with this. Thanks in advance for sharing.


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More recipes from my old (1968) cookbook find-yes, at a thrift shop!

Tuna Casserole

Okay, who did not have Tuna Casserole at least once a week in college, or am I really dating myself??

  1. 1 can of tuna-These days I use water packed, chunk. (Drained)
  2. 1 can of mushroom soup-Branch out if you dare: cream of broccoli, potato, or if you eat meat, cream of chicken!
  3. 1/2 of the soup can filled with milk. I do not use the whole can as the recipe calls for, I like mine a bit thicker. Use your own taste buds for this.
  4. 1 box pasta swirls-We used whatever pasta was on sale when I went to college. Don’t use too much pasta though.
  5. 2 cups grated cheese. I like cheddar. (Use less cheese if you want/or no cheese)
  6. Some people like to add peas or some other veggie to this recipe, I do not. A tuna casserole is a carb bomb. Let it be!
  7. Potato chips-Or any cracker you like, but remember that potato chips are the classic.

Cook pasta and add everything else except cheese and chips. Sprinkle with cheese and potato chips. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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Here is another recipe from my old (1968) cookbook assembled by a group of volunteer ladies in Rocky Ridge Maryland.

Hot Crab Dip Casserole

  1. 1/2 pt. sour cream (I used Daisey Lite)
  2. 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese (Again, I use the lite)
  3. 1 Tsp. mustard
  4. A shake of Worcestershire sauce
  5. A shake of garlic powder (Not garlic salt)
  6. A shake of Old Bay seasoning
  7. 4 Tbspns mayo( I like Dukes)
  8. 1/2 cup grated (finely) sharp Cheddar cheese
  9. A little milk to thin if needed.

Beat all ingredients together and top with cheese. Bake at 300 for one hour. Serve with a heavy cracker like Ritz or with toast.

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Coming up are some recipes from the “gem”of an old cookbook I found at a thrift shop. This old book (1968) has been a blast and is in many ways very contemporary. Try some of these ideas!

Microwave Savory Cauliflower

  1. 1 head of cauliflower
  2. 1/2 cup mayo
  3. 1 Tbls. minced onion-I just chop a green onion
  4. 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard or French mustard
  5. S and P to taste
  6. 1/2 cup grated cheese, I like sharp cheddar

Cut up the cauliflower into bits sized chunks and microwave until medium soft. (Be sure to add a little water. Drain and spread with a mixture of the mayo, mustard, and s and p. Sprinkle with cheese and ZAP until the cheese is melted-about 1 minute. Cover and let stand for a bit before serving.

TIP: Always check what you are using to microwave. Be sure it is microwave safe. Now days almost everything is, but I got caught the other day using some pottery that got so hot I dropped it when I tried to take it out.

Stay tuned for more recipes from the “Sharing Recipes” Cookbook

Sharing Recipes

Well, friends I have just come across, for $5.95 believe it or not, one of those old “gem” cookbooks. I found it in a thrift store and, I might tell you, this is one of the BIG reasons I go thrift store shopping. It was published in 1968 by a woman’s club in a small town in Maryland and it is titled “Sharing Recipes.” I will be doing just that in recipes to come. I just love this old book, and I hope you will love and use some of the recipes too. BTW-easy to modify for vegetarian or pesceterian.

Four Ingredient Recipes

Vegetable Tacos

Vegetable tacos are so easy, yummy, and versatile. What a great way to clean out your fridge and have a super meal. BTW-Just add ground beef, shredded pork, or chicken and this becomes a great meal for those of you who eat meat. Pescatarians: add a little salmon.

  1. Taco shell-For tacos I like the small round flour tortillas but this recipe works for burritos too and that opens tons of kinds of tortillas.
  2. Any or all veggie fillings: Corn, squash, onion, cauliflower, shredded carrots or cabbage, mushrooms, broccoli, shredded zucchini, and I could go on and on, and so can YOU! (Cooked or raw)
  3. Again, your choice: rice, black beans, refried beans, lentils, veggie ground beef, Spanish rice, and on and on.
  4. Condiments-This is up to you also, and optional but I like to put out guacamole, salsa, chopped tomato, and lettuce.

All of this is VERY easy and takes no more than a few minutes. Taco, burrito, even quesadilla!! I use some variation of this once a week and have never had a complaint. Give this a try.

Four Ingredient Recipes

Everybody makes deviled eggs and we all have our special ways. One friend of mine always adds just a hint of horse radish, for example. I like this recipe because it is really tasty and very easy.

  1. Mayo-I use Dukes.
  2. Just a little bit of pickle juice and just a dab of chopped pickles. I use dill.
  3. Yellow Mustard-Only use yellow. I like French’s
  4. As many eggs as you need.

I have not included amounts with these ingredients because we make anywhere from 6 to 6 dozen at a time. Boil the eggs hard and carefully cut in half and remove yolks. Mash the yolks with the four ingredients and fill the egg white halves. I sprinkle with a bit of paprika or dried parsley. YUM!

Four Ingredient Recipes

Cool Whip Easy Strawberry Trifle

I know, I know, Cool Whip is not really a health food. I can’t help myself sometimes. It is really good and very versatile. You can do sooo much with it. Try this and get raves but don’t tell it is so quick and easy. (I cheated a bit, it has 5 ingredients.)

  1. 1 package Jello instant pudding-vanilla
  2. 1 1/2 cups cold milk. (I know the recipe on the package calls for 2.)
  3. 2 cups thawed Cool Whip
  4. Store bought angel food or pound cake ( I like pound cake.)
  5. 3 cups sliced strawberries

Beat milk, 1/2 of the Cool Whip, and pudding mix and milk with a whisk for 2 minutes. Layer up in a large clear bowl starting with the cake and finish with the remaining Cool Whip. This dessert is so pretty in a clear bowl and is also very lite. (I do cheat and say this is four ingredients because I always buy the pound cake-Sorry)