I've always loved to cook. My mom brought me into the kitchen at an early age. Where we lived at the time was nothing like today's homes. We had to go a 1/2 mile up the dirt road to pump our water and heat it on a two burner hotplate! lol Makes one really appreciate today's appliances and gadgets. The one applicance I will not do without is called a 'seal-a-meal'. It is a gadget that has special plastic bags you can seal. These are durable heavy freezer type bags and when I cook a batch of something it all gets put in meal size servings in a bag and popped in the freezer for future use. Come one of those really lazy days, I just take one out of the freezer, pop it in a pot of boiling water (yes they are boilable) and in minutes I have a good meal and no pots to clean! Added bonus. :-)

I learned to cook by sight mostly, not by following a recipe directly and later started experimenting myself with trying my own things. Nothing elaborate or fancy as I was brought up on a 'meat & potatoes' type of cuisine. lol But good food, comfort food and good for you food. Fresh ingredients and homestyle cooking for the most part. I start cooking for the holidays way in advance so you will find a lot of my own recipes are freezable including all the goodies. I am also the 'quantity' type cook for lazy days or hectic ones so you may have to play with some of my own recipes to cut them down in size a bit unless you do this also.

My mom also had every Thursday for 'baking' day and made the most wonderful sweets. My father was a baker by profession and taught her how to cook and bake. She taught me how to cook and his baking talent just seemed to be in me. I love to bake as well.

In this section you will find a lot of my recipes and some I have found other places that worked well and made a great meal or two around here. If you have one you would like to post please just email it to me and I will. Please be sure you don't miss any ingredients, don't type everything in caps, list the ingredients like you see here and watch those typos!! lol Preferably I would like to just copy and paste the recipes in. :-)

Well, here we go... hope you enjoy some of these....


UPDATED: December 16th, 2006
Updated "Just Cookies" with 2 new recipes.

Previous updates
All links checked and the following recipes added: Baked/Roasted Acorn Squash, Chocolate Cherry Heart Cake with Ganache, Slow Cooker Beef Stew. Pictures were added to some recipes as well. If a recipe has a photos of recipe included beside it it means there are photos included.

includes ALL recipes on this site and ALL sub-sections (there are many) of this recipe section.



"*NEW* My Kolbassa Pan Fry" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* Coconut Cloud Cookies"
"*NEW* My Meatballs"
"*NEW* My Cinnamon Buns" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* My Garlic Bread" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* My Rice Pudding" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* Baked/Roasted Acorn Squash" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* Chocolate Cherry Heart Cake w/Ganache" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* Slow Cooker Beef Stew (My)" photos of recipe included
"*NEW* Apple Date Muffins"
"My Lasagna Rolls "
" Diabetic Bran/Cinnamon Muffins "
"My Microwavable Ribs & Sauce "photos of recipe included
" My Egg Bread " photos of recipe included
"My Microwavable Chicken Cacciatore "
" Coconut Macaroon Cookies "
" My Simmered Chops"photos of recipe included
" Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie "
" Macaroni Tuna Salad "
" Deep, Dark, Delicious Brownies "
" My Chili "
" My Quick Brown Bread "
" My Baked Macaroni & Cheese "
" Peanut Butter Cookies "
" My Beef Stew "
" Pineapple Cake " photos of recipe included
" My Chicken Paprika "
" Milkless, Butterless, Eggless Dateloaf
(War Cake)"
" My Oven Fried Chicken "
" Reindeer Turds! lol " photos of recipe included
" Microwaved Baked Ham"
" Butter Tart Squares " photos of recipe included
" Baked Carrots "
" Butter Tarts "
The "Real" thing!
photos of recipe included
" Roasted Vegetables "
" Basic Pie Crust "
" Potatoes Anna "
" Peanut Brittle " photos of recipe included
" Brazilian Chicken "
" Ginger Apple Butter "
" Chicken Jambalaya "
" Crockpot Apple Butter "
" Baked Chicken and Veggies "
" Easy Autumn Butter "
" Hamburger Rice"
" HoneyPumpkinButter "
" Spanish Hamburger "
" Caramel Popcorn "
" Chicken Noodle Soup "
" Pizza Snacks "
" Corn Dogs "
" Rich White Bread "
" Horseradish Crusted Roast "
" Peppermint Chocolate Sticks "
" New Orleans Shrimp "
" Cinnamon Buns "
" Scotch Broth Soup "
" Quick Apple Crisp "

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