Ingredients: 1 lb of ground beef 1 egg 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix 24 small square dinner rolls In a bowl, combine beef, egg and onion soup mix. Press mixture into cookie sheet with non-stick cookie sheet. Prick holes into spread mixture. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

It was the annual Thanksgiving pot-luck lunch at work. My contribution this year was a yummy stuffing. I’ve also included for the first time a recipe not tested by me. Jolanda made a cranberry salad that everyone loved. I’ve included her recipe and the pics. 4 tbsp unsalted butter (plus extra butter for dish) ½ […]


Allison requested her childhood favorite for her birthday – cupcakes baked in ice cream cones. I brought canned vanilla butter cream frosting so everyone could decorate their own. 3 cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 2 sticks (8oz) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces 2 cups granulated sugar 3 large […]

Christmas Cookies

This year I got a few recipes from a random book “Christmas with Southern Living 1998”, which my mom found on my grandmother’s bookcase. One recipe was for a twist on the standard chocolate chip. I didn’t add the walnuts, as I don’t like the texture of nuts in baked goods. CHEWY CHOCOLATE-CINNAMON COOKIES 1 […]

My first vegan recipe

Christina is a vegetarian and requested a vegan cake. I found this recipe online. Shockingly moist and delicious. I couldn’t find a vegan frosting recipe that didn’t sound disgusting, so I just used powdered sugar. VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 cup granulated white sugar ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 tsp […]


It was Sabel’s birthday; her choice was this Southern classic. The recipe does not originate from Germany. The “German” refers to the type of chocolate used. I got the recipe from old reliable Betty Crocker. By the way, Sabel’s birthday was months ago. My 2011 New Year’s resolution is too update this site for 2010.

Strawberry Shortcake for Jolanda

Another birthday, another cake, another first. I got this recipe off epicurious. 3 pints fresh strawberries 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup shortening 1 egg 2/3 cup milk 2 cups whipped heavy cream Slice the strawberries and toss them with […]

Dirt Dessert: Compost Cake & Garden of Eaten

It was Sara’s birthday. She apparently decided to channel her inner 4-year-old and requested a “dirt cake” for her birthday. I couldn’t remember ever having one, but my mother recently reminded me that we did, in fact, make one for my little brother when he was about 7 or 8. The recipe I used was […]

Apple Pie for Christmas Dinner

I don’t actually like pie, but my former mother-in-law made an apple pie once that I just loved. She served it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Delicious! She gave me the recipe, and I finally had a chance to make it this year for dessert at Christmas dinner. SUGAR-FROSTED APPLE PIE (from […]

Raisen Bran Muffins with a new twist

I’ve tried this recipe before, but couldn’t find unprocessed bran. So, I used flax meal instead. (Odd that was more readily available.) Anyway, it’s one of my dad’s favorites. So I made it for Christmas breakfast again this year. HONEY-RAISEN FLAX MUFFINS 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups ground flax seeds (flax meal) 1 ½ […]