Cakes n' Cookies..Easy and Tasty..Recipes For The Family

Handed down from Mom, Grandma and the family next door…You can share your favorites with us too!

DIXIE’S DEVILED CHICKEN -(We could call it Dixie’s chicks)

My friend Dixie and I met in a 60+ Chatroom in 1998. We’ve been internet friends ever since. She is a lovely lady and a great cook from what I hear, but for me, that’s not as important as the wonderful friendship between us. Thank heaven for the internet. One of us is living in Florida and one in Michigan, meeting once in Oklahoma face to face in the nineties […]


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2 C. Graham Cracker crumbs

1 Cup Chopped Pecans

1/2 Cup Melted Butter

1 tsp Vanilla

1  3 oz pkg Cream Cheese (1  8oz pkg. (same)

2 tbsp Sugar

1 Cup Cream (whipped)

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

2 tbsp Milk

1 Can Cherry Pie Filling

1/2 tsp. Almond flavoring

Combine crumbs and butter, press into 8 inch square cake pan.

Beat sugar and cheese and milk until smooth.

Spread over crust.

Then spread cherry mix over crust.

Top with pecans.

Fold vanilla and sugar into cream with almond flavoring.

Pour over all.  Chill overnight.


Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

Photography By Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck



Ella’s Cherry Cheese Dessert…

Lucille’s Heavenly Coconut Cherry Bars

  One Cup Unsifted Flour 1/2 Cup Softened Margarine 3 Tbsp Sugar Combine 1 Cup flour with margarine & 3 tbsp sugar. Blend well.  Press firmly in bottom of 9″ square pan. Bake 350 Deg. for 25 minutes. Mix together 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Gradually add; 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs slightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla Add sugar to eggs and beat well. Add vanilla. 1 […]

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Tender Chicken & Rice Casserole

This little recipe is written on a piece of note paper and it’s all ragged around the edges as if it’s been handled a bit. However, it’s in my Mother’s handwriting, so I know it’s a good one. 1  7 oz pkg Minute Rice 1  Can Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 Can Milk (soup can) Mix together & pour into 9×13 dish. Over the […]

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Nickie’s Down-Home Spaghetti Sauce…Mmm Good..

Visiting friends in Ohio when Nickie shared her wonderful spaghetti recipe with us. Simply done, smells great while it’s cooking and tastes unbelievably good when we can it and use it throughout the year. 40 bush tomatoes (approximately) run thru blender 12 medium onions (run thru blender) 6 green peppers (run thru blender) Cook down and add 2 TBLSp Basil 2 TBLSp Oregano 2TBLSp Parsley 16 oz vegetable oil 2TBLSp […]

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Mary Anne’s Healthy Homemade Bread

Mary Anne’s Healthy Homemade Bread     I lay claim to this recipe. Homemade bread is my favorite. I was trying to find a way to make it so it wouldn’t be fattening; decided to check out the calories in the shortening to see if I could replace it with applesauce for the moisture. Turns out the shortening was 1800 calories against 100 calories of the same amount of applesauce. […]

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Johnny Hoosier Cake

This recipe is in my mother’s handwriting, so apparently her blessing is upon it. I’ve never used it, but it reads well. Maybe you should try it. Sift into bowl..2 cups flour, 1 tsp. soda, 2 cups sugar. Melt 2 sticks oleo, add 4 Tblsp cocoa & 1 cup water. Bring to rapid boil. Pour over dry ingredients. Add 1 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well. Bake […]

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Evelyn’s Classic Beef Jerky

This recipe card is dated December 10, 1989. Aunt Evelyn was a farmer’s wife and a good cook. I haven’t tried this Beef Jerky but here’s the recipe for you just in case your man loves this stuff as much as mine does. 3-5 lbs very lean round steak 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 TBLSP liquid smoke 1 TBLSP salt 1 tsp garlic powder A1 sauce…a […]

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