Welcome to my recipe blog! I started it when my brother, Mark, moved away and was in need of some recipes....or so I thought.... The goal is to post recipes that can be made quickly, easily, and inexpensively. If you have something to contribute, please let me know and I will be glad to add it!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Banana Nut Cake

This was my great grandmother's recipe, and it is just about the yummiest cake in the whole wide world. I really REALLY love this one!!!

Banana Nut Cake
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
4 tbsp. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mash bananas and set aside. Blend sugar and butter. Add eggs, buttermilk and soda. Blend. Add bananas and blend. Add flour and blend again. Pour into 3 round pans (8 or 9 inch) and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until done. Let cool

1/2 cup butter
1 box powdered sugar
2 mashed bananas
1 cup chopped pecans

Mash bananas. Add butter, suger and pecans. Ice the cake -- the icing just goes between the layers. You don't have to smear it on the edges if you don't want to. Garnish with addtional whole pecans, if desired.


Cheesy Corn

Here is another dish we had today for Easter Dinner. It is such a yummy way to cook corn!! AND, ya gotta love that crock pot!!

Cheesy Corn
3 pkgs frozen corn
8 oz cream cheese
6 slices American cheese
1/4 cup butter
6 tsp sugar
4 tsp milk
4 tsp water

Place corn in crock pot. Cube cream cheese and American cheese; stir in. Add butter, sugar, milk and water. Stir. Cook on Low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

Snowy Mashed Potatoe Casserole

I got this recipe from my neighbor, Tiffany. She made it for Easter Dinner today, and it is REALLY yummy!!

Snowy Mashed Potato Casserole

4 lbs potatoes (12 medium)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c sour cream
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 /4 c chopped chives or 1/2 minced onion
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp butter or margarine

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 15 min or until tender. Drain. Mash potatoes with electric mixer. Add cream cheese, sour cream, salt. pepper, and garlic. Beat at high speed until smooth and light. Stir in onion. Spoon into lightly greased 10 cup baking dish. Sprinkle w/ paprika and dot with butter. Bake at 350 for 30 min or until lightly golden and heated through.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Jello Cake

Someone asked me if I know how to make Jello Cake....and YESS!!! I love, love LOVE that stuff!!! So, here it is

Jello Cake

1 Cake Mix (any flavor except maybe chocolate)
Ingredients for cake mix (see box)
1 large or 2 small packages of Jello (any flavor)
1 16-oz tub of Cool Whip

Bake cake according to directions on box. Let cool slightly, but can still be warm to finish the cake. Mix Jello according to instructions on box. Using a spoon, stir the cake in a few places. You don't have to scoop the cake out, just kind of cut through it a little bit. The idea is to help the Jello absorb into the cake better. I usually to 10 or 12. Pour the hot Jello over the cake. Chill until Jello is set, or overnight. Top with Cool Whip when you are ready to serve.


Here are some Jello/Cake flavor combinations:

Vanilla Cake, Orange Jello - top with Mandarin Oranges
Vanilla Cake, Strawberry Jello - Top with fresh strawberries and/or blueberries
Coconut Cake, Raspberry Jello - Bake some coconut into the cake....this is my Mom's favorite. She calls it Zinger cake, because it tastes just like those Zinger snack cakes you can buy

Pretty much, any cake mix will work for this, except maybe chocolate or yellow.

Happy Cooking!!

Monday, March 3, 2008


This Quiche is super SUPER yummy!!


1 T Dried onion
1 cup Shredded cheese (combine mozzarella, cheddar, swiss, or your favorite)
1 T Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 Unbaked pastry shell (9 inch)
3 Eggs
½ cup Half ‘n half

Combine all ingredients. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes

Chicken and cheese
Add 1 chicken, cooked and chopped
A touch of Thyme and Basil
½ tsp McCormick’s Garlic and Herbs Spice
Spinach and chicken
Add 1 chicken, cooked and chopped
Use mainly swiss cheese
Enjoy! May God continue to lead you.