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!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Salad with Pretzel Salad

First layer:

2 Cups crushed pretzels (not too fine)

3 Tablespoons sugar

1 stick margarine

Mix together and put in 9x13 pan. Bake 8 minutes at 400. Cool.

Second layer:

1- 8 oz. Package cream cheese

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons milk

1 small can crushed pineapple (not drained)

1- 8 oz. Carton Cool Whip

Mix these ingredients together & put in pan on top of pretzel layer.

Third layer:

1 large box jello (strawberry)

2 cups boiling water2-10 oz. Boxes frozen strawberries undrained

Mix together and let jell slightly before pouring on salad

Can be salad or dessert.

Ham and Cheese Omlette Roll

4 oz. Cream cheese
3/4 cup Milk
2 t Flour
1/4 t Salt
12 Eggs
8 oz. Ham, chopped
1 1/2 cups Cheddar chesse, chredded
1/4 cup Green onion with tops thinly sliced
2 t Dijon Mustard

Note: Sometimes, I like to add some chopped fresh mushrooms to this as well.


Preheat Oven 375. In bowl combine cream cheese and milk, whisk. Add flour and salt, whisk. In another bowl, whisk eggs add cream cheese mixture. Put parchment paper in bottom of 13 x 9 pan. Bake 30-33 minutes until omelet is puffy.

Meanwhile, chop ham. Shred cheese. Slice green onions.

Remove Omelet from oven. Spread with mustard. Sprinkle with half of cheese, top with onions and ham. Roll omelet in jelly roll fashion, removing parchement paper as you go. Sprinle with remaining cheese.. Let stand 5 minutes and slice

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Best Brownies Ever!!

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Banana Breat

1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
6 Bananas, mashed
4 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Vanilla

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add Eggs and mix. Add Bananas and mix. Add flour and mix....again ;) Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean. You can also add chocolate chips and/or pecans. I like to bake them in muffin papers.

Yield: 2 Loaves