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I am a scientist at heart, and my kitchen often looks like a laboratory with all kinds of jars and containers fermenting and brewing on the counters. I love to share my recipes, my herbal remedies and health tips, and I really LOVE to save money! We have a large extended family....two sons, their wives, eleven grandkids (and often a friend or two), my sister, Lanny's brother, and my parents that come over every Tuesday night for dinner...kind of a family reunion, only weekly instead of yearly! That adds up to from 17 to 22 or more people here every week. So I have to cook big, and cook economically!

So here we go! For all my friends and family that have been encouraging me to put all my recipes and ideas in one place like this....if you don't see what you are looking for, and cannot find it by using the "Topics" or the search field below right, just let me know and I will be sure to post it as soon as I can.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Paula Deen's Corn Casserole

This is a great addition to a Thanksgiving meal...it's very easy to prepare but quite delicious!!

Ingredients

    • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
    • 1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
    • 1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 stick butter, melted
    • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar

PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.

Thanksgiving Cranberry & Pineapple Salad

My folks love cranberry (as a lot of us Southern folk do) with their turkey and chicken, so instead of serving the plain old canned cranberry sauce, we pretty it up a bit...

Ingredients:
1 box red jello (cranberry, strawberry, raspberry...)
1 can gelled cranberry sauce
1 can crushed pineapples
* chopped walnuts if desired
* miniature marshmallows if desired
 
*we usually leave these out...makes it too much like a dessert :-)

Instructions:
Dump the cranberry sauce into a saucepan and heat on low to melt and liquify. Add the jello and about half the called for water and stir until smooth. Empty the pineapples into a pretty serving bowl (don't bother to drain) and pour the cranberry and jello mixture into the bowl, stirring to mix. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight and serve as a garnish for your turkey...it is really a very tasty salad even without a turkey!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Billie's Pasta Salad

Billie's Pasta Salad
*Lanny's Mom shared this easy recipe with me years ago and it has remained a favorite! 

elbow macaroni or any shaped pasta you desire (cooked al dente)
chopped or sliced tomatoes
chopped or sliced cucumber
chopped or sliced onion
I sometimes add sweet or bell peppers
cheddar cheese
mayo
salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all together and enjoy!

Measurements are up to your desired taste and the size of your salad.