Old Time Sour Cream Cookies

Sour cream cookies – a recipe over a century old. This recipe is over 100-years old, and it was given to me by one of my aunts at a bridal shower.  She wrote, “This recipe I copied from my sister Annie’s book in 1927. [That was over twenty-five years before I was born!] She got it from our grandma Savilla Miller.”  My great-grandma Savilla was born in 1846. Isn’t that unique, to have a recipe … Read more

Baked Macaroni

When you’re searching for an easy recipe to take to a potluck or to serve for Sunday lunch, this recipe is an easy go-to one. There is  no last-minute stirring and mixing because it will have been done three hours earlier. You can choose your style of macaroni; I usually use elbow macaroni, but that’s entirely up to you.  You’ll need butter, milk, shredded cheese (or Velveeta), and Salt and Pepper.  Oh yes, you’ll need … Read more

Creamy Broccoli Bake

This creamy broccoli bake is one of my family’s favorites. I’ve never yet met a child who did not like this vegetable in this casserole. Oh, that’s right; I have one kid who never cared for it (the picky one, but that’s because he doesn’t like mushrooms and not because he doesn’t like the green stuff.) [Sorry, kid.  I’ve tried for a quarter of a century to get you to like mushrooms.] This recipe is … Read more

Creamed Lima Beans

  This is one of those I-can-stretch-this-meal-a-little-further recipes.  I’ll concur that serving creamed vegetables adds more calories and carbohydrates.  I’ll also admit that it sure adds a comfort-food measure to the meal. This is also one of those there really isn’t a measurement recipe for this.   You just eye-ball your amounts and go for it – and test it along the way. Cook your lima beans (or peas, if you’d rather) until they are tender.  Be sure … Read more

Baked Spaghetti

  This is an easy go-to recipe for a large crowd or for something you need to fix ahead of time.  Served with a side salad and green beans, the meal is an easy one for your family or for guests. You can fix this ahead of time and put it in the freezer for a week or two down the road.  It’s easy to fix two pans with this recipe: one for the day … Read more