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!

Jeanette’s Perfect Veggie Pizza

Advertisements When the next door neighbor is a good friend and a good cook, you’ve got it made. 2 pkg Crescent rolls (Unroll & line jelly roll pan. )Bake at 350 deg. 8 – 12 minutes. Press gently if puffed up. Mix together 1 # Cream cheese 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Spread on Crust Chop Fine 1/2 Cup each of the […]


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Yummy Strawberry Dessert

Advertisements If this tastes as good as the ingredients sound, we should have a remarkable offering for family and friends. Let’s go! 2 10oz pkgs frozen strawberries 1 can crushed pineapple (drained) 3 mashed bananas 1 cup chopped pecans (nuts) 1 small pkg strawberry jello 1 cup boiling water 1 large carton sour cream Dissolve jello in water, stir in strawberries, bananas, pineapple & nuts. Pour half into dish and […]

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Mary Gall’s Fabulous Caramel Corn

Advertisements A lovely lady, a great cook and just the tantalizing recipe for which you’ve been searching. . I haven’t tried this one, but I’m getting hungry just looking at the possibilities. 6 quarts Pop Corn (no hard kernels) Melt 2 sticks margerine 2 Cups Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup White Corn Syrup 1 tsp salt Bring to boil, stirring constantly to soft ball stage…add 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda, 1 tsp. […]

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Rum Balls…Mmmm

Advertisements Haven’t made these in a long, long time. My recipe dates back to the forties. Might be just what you’d like to try. Let me know how it works out for you. 1/2 lb. Vanilla Wafers 1 Cup pwd. Sugar 2 TBLSP Cocoa 1 Cup finely chopped nuts (preferably pecans) 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup 1/4 Cup Rum DIRECTIONS Roll wafers into very fine crumbs. Mix with cup of […]

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Mary’s Cowboy Cookies

Advertisements What is it about the cowboy scenario that speaks to us from the days when we went to the movies on Saturday afternoon to see Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and of course, Randolph Scott? As I recall, the price of admission at our local theater was 35 cents. We listened to The Lone Ranger on the radio and can’t seem to get “hi-o Silver…awayyyyyyy….out of our memories. My friend […]

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Mrs. Quickel’s Apricot Squares (no. 4)

Advertisements The short letter that Mrs. Quickel wrote is attached at the end of this recipe. I found it interesting. 6 cups flour 2 tabl sp sugar 3 beaten eggs 1/2 teas salt 1 lb lard 1 yst cake 3/4 cup scalded milk cooled to luke warm Combine flour, lard, sugar & salt blended as for pie crust. Dissolve yst in warm milk, add to first mixture. Add eggs & […]

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Mrs. Quickel’s Orange Fluff Pie (no.3)

Advertisements Do just as she says, and everything should come out just right. 1 can frozen Orange juice. Add 1 can cold water, 1/2 cup sugar. Heat to near boiling point. Pour over 1 pkg lemon Jello. Let this partly set. Add 1 can (tall) chilled Carnation Milk (whipped). Fold whipped milk gently into partly set Jello. Pour into baked pie shell & place in refrig for a few hours […]

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Mrs. Quickel’s Carrot Relish (no.2)

Advertisements This one is short and sweet. Sounds good though. No excuses for not trying it. 8 standard size carrots (coarsely grated) 1 cup sugar, 1 lemon juice & grated rind I use that grater that forms a sort of long thin sliver. (Told you it was short.) copyright@2019 Photo by Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck Check out my other website at –

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Tim’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Advertisements During the later years of his life, our son Tim enjoyed baking. One of his favorite recipes was this one. He gave the recipe to me over the phone, so every time I look at this insignificant piece of paper where I jotted it down, I remember the joy of hearing him talk about his great cookies. Memories really are wonderful, don’t you think?   1 Cup Soft Butter […]

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