50 of the best "down-home" recipes. Also, many new ones. Most of my recipes are from my Gran and Mom. Times were simple down on the farm and family was important, like it was meant to be. These recipes are for the family table. Most of the recipes are really easy and of course, all of them are tasty.
COOKBOOK PREVIEW (50 recipes)
Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting
Best Blue Ribbon Corn Casserole
Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies These are so easy and so good you will never make chocolate chip cookies the "old" way again. Let the kids help with these.
Blue Ribbon Award Winning Red Potato Salad This won me a Blue Ribbon 3 years in a row. It is soooo good.
Almond Joy Brownie Bites
Crockpot Beef and Broccoli My cousin Jody is married to a Doctor and they don't have a lot of time for meals together. This is great to always have on the "ready".
Golden Arches Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Dressing What could be better than deconstructing one of our all time favorite sandwiches? Even has the "special sauce".
Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce This is so easy and so good, it has fast become a family favorite.
Gran's Blue Ribbon Peach Praline Pie This is my Gran's recipe. It is a true Southern traditional dessert.
Cantaloupe Peach Cobbler Warm cantaloupe?! Turns out it's amazing!
Cherry Cordial Brownie Bites
Chili’s Spicy Garlic & Lime Shrimp Our family loves this so much I decided to do some experimenting and this is pretty darn right on! Enjoy!
Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake I can remember my Mom sending me to the store for a can of Coke. This was a real treat, as I got to get an extra can to drink on the walk home.
Mom's Giant Gingersnap Cookies Mom used to let us "drop" the cookie sheet on the table a bunch of times because she said it helped crackle the top of the cookies. I am not sure about that, but it sure was fun.
Gran’s Crock Pot Twice Baked Potato Soup Gran always made this in the winter. It was especially welcome after chores or sled riding.
Gran’s Summer Strawberry Cake We used to have this cake only when strawberries were in season, but it is way too good not to have it year round.I have adapted the recipe for frozen strawberries if you don't have fresh. Either way, it is out of this world.
Irish Sour Cream Coffee Cake Dorothy Maher, my mother-in-law was pure Irish. She made this often for breakfasts and brunch at her house. Takes some time, but well worth it.
Italian Drunken Noodles "This pasta dish is quick and easy. The sauce is flavorful and the spicy Italian sausage gives it just a little kick. Serve with a salad and warm Italian bread."
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites These are super yummy and Sooo Easy. Serve them at your next BBQ. Your friends will love you for it!
Maid Rite Sandwiches – Original Recipe You can't live in the Midwest and not know what a Maid Rite is. It's as American as Mothers, Flags and Apple Pie. This is the original recipe. A lot of people think there is Coca Cola or Dr Pepper in the recipe. Not a chance!
Mom's Millionaire Pie This pie is called Millionaire because it is so RICH!
Moms Milky Way Candy Bar Cookies If you love Milky Way Candy Bars, you have to try these cookies.
Just Like Chili's Monterey Chicken We used to order these often at Chili's, but now that I know they are so easy we make them in our own kitchen.
Cucumber Cups Stuffed with Spicy Crab This recipe is from my friend Carol Bartekoske.
Grandma’s Absolute Best Cinnamon Rolls We used to have these only on holidays. Don't know why, they are pretty simple. Well, after enough complaining and begging, now we have them often.
Pat's Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe this recipe is from a dear friend, Pat McNeeley. She passed away on June 27th, 2013. She had struggled with MS for many years. She made this cake a lot. Sitting here thinking of her brought this cake to mind. Hope you like it!
Hands Down Best Ever Clam Chowder This, along with Oyster Stew, are New Years Eve at our home. This recipe is a take-off on Red Lobsters Clam Chowder.
Crisp Cucumber Salsa Note: 1/4 cup is only 16 calories! HAPPY HEALTHY LIVING! ♥
Sally's Sassy Chicken Spaghetti Always serve this during the holidays. Every single person will ask you for the recipe so be prepared.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Fudgy brownies + peanut butter cups + salty peanuts + a little snap, crackle, and pop. I promise you won’t be able to eat just one.
Luscious Lemon Drop Cupcakes
Bubble Up Enchiladas If you’re into recipes, then I suspect you’ve seen a version of this recipe. Bubble up enchiladas. Bubble up pizza. Bubble up chicken pot pie. The approach is the same, and so easy.
No Bake Pina Colada Bars
Triple Threat Peanut Butter Bars Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and more Peanut Butter and Chocolate. These have to be delicious!
These bars are seriously perfect. Great for after school or bake sales.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pecan Pie Bars
Mallow Cup Brownies I love Mallow Cups and they are getting really hard to find. These do the trick! So yummy.
Raspberry Swirl Cheescake Bars
Caramel Butter Pecan Bars A buttery cookie layer, a caramel layer, a pecan layer, and a chocolate layer.
Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake It's like your favorite candy bar in CAKE form! If you like coconut, you're going to love this wonderful blend of fabulous flavors.
S'MORES PLEASE BARS:
Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake
German Chocolate Brownies This recipe is a combination of two different recipes…I loved the topping on one, but wanted to use my favorite brownie recipe instead. Keep in mind that you can totally adapt this to use your own brownie recipe or even a mix. Just be sure to double the topping if your brownies require a 9×13 pan.
So Easy Banana Pudding Every time I make this, I get raves and requests for the recipe galore. Now whenever I take it somewhere, I also take along some written recipe cards to hand out.
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad This is soooo yummy it can be a salad or dessert.
So Easy Lemonade Pie So very easy and oh so refreshing!
Fruit Salsa and Baked Cinnamon Chips
Homemade Krispy Kremes One of my Canadian friends gave me this recipe and tells me it is the original. I don't know for sure, but they definitely are good.
Original Grape Nuts Bread Recipe from 1940’s This was found in a shoebox tucked away in a closet. It had been cut out of the Grape Nuts package.
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