Generational Cooking and Tips for Some of Todays Recipes
Deviled BurgersThis was handed down to me through my mother who got it from her father. This was our Saturday lunch go to recipe. It is an easy quick lunch or snack and is oh so tasty!
Grandmas Sand TartsThis is the only sand tarts we have ever made. The recipes I have seen at other places are all missing the final ingredient in this recipe. This final ingredient makes all the difference.
White Chip Orange Cranberry Cookies (AKA Better than sex cookies)I started making a white chip cookie since I am allergic to chocolate. I wanted to find a way to jazz the cookies up so I played around with different add ins and finally landed on orange juice/zest and dried cranberries.
Grandmas Drop CookiesThis is another of my grandmothers favorite cookies. It is simple and easy and very tasty.
Cow Chip CookiesThis is an everything cookie that a friend of mine imparted to me. They are excellent.
Peanut Butter CookiesThis was from my grandmother and we have used it for many years. I added one thing to the recipe to bump up the taste factor
lemon Tuna PastaOn our trip to Italy we ate lunch at several different Villas. The food was always outstanding and delicious. At one of the villas, they prepared this tuna dish that was wonderful. I talked to the owner and he shared the recipe. It has been a big hit with family and friends and is so easy to prepare.
Winter StewI have always loved stews in the winter, They are always hardy and comforting. I played around with a basic beef stew and came up with what I call Winter Stew.
Sloppy JoesFor this, I just played around until I found the combination of ingredients that produced the taste I was looking for
Chicken Rub and Italian Rubanother recipe that I played with until I got to where I liked the balance of flavors
Baked French ToastI came up with this as a way to prepare French Toast for a large number of people without having to stand at the stove all day.
Cake IcingMy family has never used another icing than the one my grandmother passed down to us. This icing will stay soft forever.
Stuffin MuffinsI came up with this idea as an alternative to stuffing the turkey. It takes care of the issue of making sure the stuffed turkey is cooked enough and that it does not get over cooked. In place of the stuffing in the bird, I put in salt, pepper, celery, onion and sometime a spring of thyme. It may seem like a lot to some people, but it is truly worth it. I actually have made these for other folks for Thanksgiving.
A number of these recipes are 3rd generational recipes.
I have also included some recipes that I have developed on my own.
The recipes that have been handed down to me come from my grandparents and my mother.
I hope you enjoy the food that I have grown up with.