Friday, July 30, 2010


Note that this recipe calls for shortening.
Despite the inedible name of these cookies, we believe they will be delicious (no guarantee about how they feel in your stomach, however).
Happy Friday!


-Mix together:
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup shortening.
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs

-Sift together and stir in:
- 3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves

-Stir in:
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts

-Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.
-Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Yield: more than you'll want to eat.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yankee Noodle Bake

This is one of those recipes that appeared on a package of Campbell's Soup. Very nostalgic!

Yankee Noodle Bake

4 hot dogs, sliced
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 TB butter
2 cups cooked med. noodles
1 can (10.5 oz) tomato soup
1/2 cup water
1 tsp mustard
1/4 cup bread crumbs

- Brown hot dogs and onion in butter until tender.
- Combine with noodles, soup, water and mustard in 1/2 quart casserole.
- Top with bread crumbs.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Grammy's Recipes... on Facebook!

Hey everybody -

First of all, apologies for the lapse in posts. I'm working on a film production 12-13 hours a day, and some days I forget to post a recipe. Actually, looking things over, it appears that most days I forget...
Not to worry, we'll be back full strength when this show ends.

Second, the host of this site has now added a link option for Facebook, Twitter and all the rest. Honestly, I don't Twitter -- can't stand it. But if for some reason you're into it, go nuts! Grammy already refers to the internet as "not television", so I don't even know how to explain Facebook.

We'll be back soon.
Cheers, Amanda

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cranberry Relish Mold

Pardon the interruption.... It's not an icelandic volcano holding up the posts these days, but instead the lengthy hours I'm working on a film production! These posts will be a little sporadic the next few weeks, but it's summer -- consider it a recipe vacation.

Cranberry Relish Mold

1 ts unflavored gelatin
1 TB cold water
2 pkg cherry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 can/16 oz cranberry sauce
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup chopped celery

-Combine unflavored gelatin and cold water, and let stand for one minute.
-Add cherry gelatin and boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
-Stir in the cranberry, pineapple and celery.
-Pour into 6 cup mold coated with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate until set.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Frozen Waldorf Salad

Good morning,
I'm fitting in this post between work assignments... as you do. Hope everybody's having a wonderful July so far! Here's something cool to try on a hot summer's day.

Frozen Waldorf Salad

1 can(8oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/8 ts salt
2 med apples (red delicious), chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup whipped cream
lettuce leaves

-Drain pineapple and set juice aside. Add water to juice until it equals 1/2 cup.
-Combine juice, eggs and next 3 ingredients, and cook over medium heat, stirring until thick. Let cool.
-Stir in pineapple, apple, celery and pecans.
-Fold in whipped cream.
-Spread mixture in pan, cover and freeze until firm.
-To serve, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Cut into squares and serve over lettuce lined plates.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mushroom Roll-Ups

An appetizer that you can make ahead of time, and keep in your freezer until the day of the party.

2lb loaf sandwich bread
1 lg onion, minced
1 TB butter
1/4 tsp salt
dash of pepper
3/4 lb mushrooms, diced
11 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 stick butter, melted

-Saute mushrooms and onions in 1 TB butter.
-Add salt, pepper and cream cheese. Stir until smooth.
-Add remaining ingredients except bread and butter.
-Cut crusts off bread, and roll slices thin.
-Spread mixture over bread, and roll like a jelly roll.
-Cut rolls into quarters. Brush with melted butter.
-Bake a 450 degrees for 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Heavenly Frozen Fruit Salad

Heat wave!

We're all suffering temperatures in the upper 90s today, so I wanted to post a cool-sounding recipe.

Heavenly Frozen Fruit Salad

1 ts unflavored gelatin
2 TB lemon juice
3 oz soft cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 ts salt
2 TB sugar
1/4 cup quartered maraschino cherries
1lb 4 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped

-Turn refrigerator to coldest setting. (YES!)**
-Sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice. Stir over hot water to dissolve.
-Add combined cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt and sugar.
-Fold in fruit and whipped cream.
-Pour into ice cube tray. Freeze just until firmed.

**alternately, you could just do this in your freezer.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Coffee Angel Pie

Happy Friday, and Happy Fourth of July.
I didn't see any patriotic recipes for the occasion (should've saved the General's peach pie for this holiday). In the meantime, here's a pie recipe to sweeten your weekend. Grammy has amusingly crossed out the first part of the recipe -- as if to say, "Nope. We're not doing that."

Happy 4th of July. Double click the image to enlarge the recipe.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Creamy Corn Pudding

At first I wasn't sure if this was a dessert or not. The onion and thyme probably make it taste savory though. In fact, this probably tastes like a quiche.

Creamy Corn Pudding

2TB butter
1 small onion, minced
1/4 cup flour
1 ts salt
1/4 ts pepper
2 cups half-and-half/light cream
1 cup milk
10 oz corn
4 large eggs
fresh thyme sprig for garnish

-In saucepan, heat butter and saute onion for 10 min.
-Stir in flour, salt and pepper.
-Gradually stir in cream and milk until mixture thickens.
-Remove from heat and stir in corn.
-In casserole dish, beat eggs.
-Stir corn mixture into eggs.
-Set casserole dish into pan of boiling water. Bake at 325 for 1 hr 15 min.
-Garnish with thyme and cool.