Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Awesome Broccoli Casserole



1 pkg frozen Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli florets (10.8 oz)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup evaporated milk
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 can water-chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked rice

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook broccoli according to package directions.
Combine onion, celery, water-chestnuts and butter in microwave safe dish.  Microwave on high approximately three minutes or until tender.  You can also saute on the stove top instead.
Remove from microwave and add mayo, milk, mushroom soup, cheese and pepper.  Mix well and microwave 2 minutes.  Stir well and add in broccoli and rice.  Mix and pour unto buttered casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  If desired, top with crushed Ritz crackers and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Louisiana Corn Bread

This was Grandma's favorite cornbread recipe, but I have no idea what makes it 'Louisiana'.   You can make it as thin or thick as you like by adjusting the amount you put into each baking pan.

One cup of cornmeal,
One and one-quarter cups of flour,
One teaspoon of salt,
Five level teaspoons of baking powder,
Two tablespoons of shortening,
Four tablespoons of syrup,
One egg,
One and one-half cups of milk.
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and beat hard to mix.  Then pour into well-greased square pans. Bake for thirty-five minutes at 375 degrees.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Grandma's Crumb Pie


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1½ tblsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 9-inch, unbaked pastry shell
Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees.  Combine sugar, flour, salt and soda. Cut in the butter and blend well. Add the liquid and rub into coarse crumbs. Put crumbs loosely into the unbaked pie shell. Bake at 375-f for 40 minutes.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sweet Potato Croquettes


  • 1 pt. mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 tblsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tblsp. sugar
  • large marshmallows 
  • 1 egg white
  • bread crumbs
Mash sweet potatoes very fine and add salt, sugar and melted butter. Shape into croquette rolls or patties around the marshmallow and chill in the refrigerator for a half hour. Then roll in bread crumbs, dip in the egg white, slightly beaten, and in the crumbs again. Bake in a shallow, greased baking dish for 20 minutes, at 400 degrees. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stuffed Acorn Squash


  • 3 acorn squash
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. Tennessee Pride Sage Pork sausage
  • bread crumbs
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash squash and cut in halves, remove seeds. Put a tablespoon of molasses in each half.  Fill the cavity with sausage and top with bread crumbs. Place the squash halves in a baking pan, add about an inch of water to the pan. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Remove cover and brown.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Simple Corn & Bean Salad

This simple salad is great to make ahead and have on hand in your fridge as a side to most any dinner.  Add your favorite beans - anything goes!  You can reduce the amount of sugar, but keep the ratio of oil to vinegar the same.


1 can cut green beans, drained
1 can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can white shoe peg corn, drained
1 small red onion, sliced
1/4 cup sugar  
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In large bowl, mix sugar with vinegar & oil until dissolved.  Add beans, corn, onion and pepper.  Mix until well coated.  Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Beef Roll

1 sweet green pepper
2 onions
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
5 or 6 slices of bacon
1 cup tomato soup1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon flour½ cup water
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees—Wash the pepper and remove the seeds, add onions and chop together. Mix with meat, breadcrumbs and well beaten egg. Add seasonings and form into a roll. Cover with bacon and bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove to platter.  Take 1/2 cup drippings, add water, flour and sugar to make gravy - stirring until smooth - and strain into it the thickened tomato soup. Let it boil a few minutes then pour around the roll.