Wednesday, March 26, 2008


4 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs melted butter

Measure all ingredients in to blender jar; blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. Blend for 15 seconds more or until everything is mixed in well. Makes 12-14 crepes. (we have a crepe maker but you don't have to have one to make crepes)

For a Sweeter crepe:
Add 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.

For dessert crepes serve with fresh fruits (strawberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches…), whipping cream and chocolate syrup

For dinner crepes serve with tomatoes, avocados, and cheese.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Crab Dip

This recipe is a family favorite that doesn't last long when Sandy, my Dad and I are around.

1 pkg. of Cream Cheese
1/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
1 can Crab meat
10 – 15 dashes of Tabasco (start with 10 and see how it tastes)
1 garlic clove crushed or chopped very small

Mix it all together with an electric mixer and chill.

It’s best if made a whole day in advance and then chilled but a couple of hours works too. We serve this with Ruffles potato chips.

Banana Wontons

We started a Book Club on Saturday and this one of our apitizers. It was a big hit. The Banana Wontons were a Weight Watchers recipe that I have tweaked now that I’m not counting calories as much. I’ll post the original and my updated version.

2 servings of butter-flavor cooking spray
1 large banana, diced
6 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
24 wonton wrappers
1 Tbsp powered sugar

Points Value: 4
Servings: 6

Prep time: 10 min

I like to use all the wonton wrappers so my revised recipe makes about 60 wontons. I’m not very good at using measuring devices so I just do what looks good. It’s hard to mess this one up.

Cooking spray
4 Bananas, mashed
A Handful of mini chocolate chips
A Handful of chopped walnuts
60+ wonton wrappers
Powered sugar to sprinkle on top

Then the rest of the directions are the same.

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine banana and chocolate chips, (& Walnuts); mix gently.
Place wonton wrappers on a flat surface. Drop banana mixture by teaspoonfuls onto center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper with wet fingers, fold over one corner to make a triangle and press sides together to seal. Transfer filled wrappers to prepared baking sheet and coat surface of wontons with cooking spray.
Bake until wontons are golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over wontons before serving.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

2 cups Sugar

1/2 cup Cocoa

Mix Together & Add...

2 cubes melted Butter

4 Eggs

1 3/4 cup Flour

Beat and pour into 9 x 13 greased pan

Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes

When brownies come out of the oven, spread 1/2 pkg miniature marshmallows on top.

Cover with hot frosting and swirl together across top of hot brownies


1/2 sack Powdered Sugar

1/3 cup Cocoa

1/2 cube Butter

1/3 cup Evaporated Milk (put in micro for 20 seconds to warm-up)

1/2 tsp Vanilla

Sunday, March 9, 2008



Beat together 5 min:
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 cubes butter

Add and beat 3 min:
1 egg
2 ¾ cups flour

Knead till there are no flour streaks
Shape into tart shells
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 min
***flavoring: 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla, or 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice and ½ teaspoons lemon rind grated finely


1 package of cream cheese
1 container or marshmallow cream

[GLAZE] optional

Combine in Sauce pan:
1 cup sugar
3 Tbs cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
Add and stir:
½ cup water
Stir in:
1 ½ cups pureed fruit (add 1 Tbs lemon juice if fruit is bland or goes brown quickly)
Bring to a boil and add:
2 Tbs butter
Spoon over fresh fruit and chill until set
Mixture can be strained if you want a clearer glaze
*for peach add 1 tsp vanilla extract and ½ tsp almond extract


Any kind of fruit

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Strawberry Danish Dessert


2 cups flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup softened butter

Mix flour, brown sugar, and butter. Pat mixture down into a 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Crumble


1 8oz pkg. cream cheese
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups heavy cream

Whip the heavy cream and blend in the powdered sugar and vanilla. In a separate bowl beat softened cream cheese before adding it to the mixture.

Spread ½ the crust in 9X13 pan. Spread filling on top. Spread the remaining crumbs on top.


Top with 1 pkg. Strawberry danish dessert prepared as directed on pkg. Then add 4 cups strawberries.


Spaghetti Sauce

This is a large amount of sauce, but any left over sauce, freezes really well or you can cut the recipe down.

3 Tbs. olive oil (if you using hamburger, leave this out)
2 large onions diced
6-8 medium cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 teas. crushed red pepper flakes
3 (28-oz) cans crushed tomatoes

3 (29-oz) cans tomato sauce
1 1/2 (6-oz) cans tomato paste
1 1/2 teas. dried basil leaves
3/4 teas. dried oregano leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste

If you are adding meat to this sauce, start with the meat first, once it starts to cook follow the rest of th directions below.

Saute onion in oil until soft (don't brown), then add garlic (garlic burns easy so make sure you stir a lot and cook until you can really smell it and it's sort of soft, add crushed red pepper flakes and remaining ingredients. Cook on low about 1 hour, stirring often so it doesn't burn and stick to the bottom of the pot.

Hint- open all the cans while onions are cooking because once the garlic is soft and fragrant you will need to add
the sauce quickly so the garlic doesn't burn.

Good Cook'n

One of my favorite things to do is cook. So, I decided it would be fun to start a recipe blog and include all of my favorite recipe's. In the future I hope my friends and family will also want to contribute their favorite recipes to this blog cook book.