Cooking and Booking

If you love to cook and love to read, this is the site for you. I will share with you some of my favorite recipes, authors and books. Feel free to join in.


          Chili Cheese Dip
1 lb. hamburger, cooked, drained well
1 lb. velveeta cheese, cubed
1 small can Rotel green chili's and tomatoes
Mix all together in a crockpot. Cook on low a 2-4 hours, stirring often, until melted and hot. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

         Easy Coleslaw
1 1lb. bag of shredded coleslaw mix
3/4 c. mayonniase
1 T. vinegar
1/2 c. sugar
Mix mayo, vinegar and sugar together and pour over shredded cabbage. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. It will seem dry when you mix it, but the next day it will be very creamy.

         Angie's Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
3/4 c. water
4 eggs, beaten
2 c. canned plain pumpkin
3 1/2 c. flour
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
3/4 c. walnut pieces
2 c. fresh cranberries
Mix sugar, oil, water, eggs and pumpkin in large bowl. In separate bowl sift dry ingredients. Gradually stir dry ingredients into pumpkin mix. Mix well. Stir in walnuts and cranberries.  Pour into two greased loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 20 minutes before removing from loaf pans. Better to wait a day to eat, after the flavors have melded.

                  Holiday Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
1 head cauliflower, cleaned and chopped into small pieces
1 large bunch broccoli, cleaned and chopped into small pieces
1 small purple onion, chopped fine
1 cup craisins, or raisins if you prefer
4 ounce shredded cheddar
 1/2 pound of bacon, cooked and crumbled, or a small pkg. of real bacon pieces
2 cups Mayonnaise(Not Miracle Whip)
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Combine dressing and pour over the rest of the ingredients. Stir well until mixed. Refrigerate, covered overnight. Stir well before serving. Serves at least 12.

                  Angie's Banana Bread
2 sticks margarine
2 c. sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. mashed ripe bananas, about 3 large
3 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
3/4 chopped walnuts
   Cream sugar and margarine, add eggs and milk, stir in bananas. Sift dry ingredients together. Blend into creamed mixture. Add vanilla, then nuts. Pour into 2 large greased loaf pans. Makes 2 large loaves. Bake at 350 degrees  for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 20 minutes before removing from loaf pans. Best to eat the day after baking, after flavors have melded.

 3 lb. potatoes, grated fine (can use food processor..should look like mush instead of shredded)
 1 medium onion, grated fine
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. milk
1/2 lb. bacon, diced and sauteed, save most of grease
3/4 t. salt
Mix all and place in a greased 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour. *this a Lithuanian potato dish. Cut into squares to serve. Serves 12.

                   Holiday Lime Jello Salad
1  3 oz. box lime jello (follow directions on box, usually 2 cups water)
1 c. chopped (1/2 inch chunks) Red delicious apples(do not peel)
1 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. whole or chopped pecans
1/2 c.  celery, chopped fine
Add apples, celery, marshmallows and pecans to the already prepared lime jello. Let set overnight or several hours. Makes a pretty Christmas jello salad.

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