Lemon or Limeade Base

Ingredients 2 ½ C water1 ¼ C sugar½ tsp finely shredded lemon or lime peel1 ¼ c lemon or lime juiceIce cubes Directions1. For lemonade or limeade base, in a medium saucepan heat and stir water and sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove form heat; cool 20 minutes, Add citrus peel andContinue reading “Lemon or Limeade Base”

Jello Pimento Salad

Susan Delisle Ingredients 1 (3 oz) package of lemon Jello1 small jar of pimentos, undrained1 small (6-8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained1 (16 oz) container cottage cheese1 ½ C frozen cool whip, thawed Directions1. Mix the pineapple and pimento in a saucepan large enough to eventually hold all the ingredients (but small enough to fitContinue reading “Jello Pimento Salad”


Ingredients 2 C diced smoked sausage2 medium onions, coarsely chopped2 stalks celery, chopped½ green pepper, seeded and diced½ red pepper, seeded and diced1 (28-oz) can diced tomatoes3 cloves garlic, minced1 tsp dried parsley½ tsp thyme2 whole cloves2 Tbsp vegetable oil1 C raw long-grain converted rice1-pound fresh or frozen shrimp, shelled and cleaned Directions1. Thoroughly mixContinue reading “Jambalaya”

“It’s Italian” Sausage Soup

Ingredients 1-pound Italian sausage (casings removed, if necessary)1 large onion, chopped1 clove garlic, chopped2 medium-sized carrots, chopped1 rib celery, chopped1 can (14 ½ oz) diced tomatoes1 tsp oregano½ tsp rosemary½ tsp basil¼ tsp thyme¼ tsp fennel seedsSalt and pepper to taste1 bay leaf3 cans (14 oz each) low-sodium chicken broth½ cup orzo pastaFinely shredded parmesanContinue reading ““It’s Italian” Sausage Soup”

Onion Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 2-pounds potatoes1 (1 oz) packet dry onion soup mix1/3 C olive oil Directions1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees2. Wash and peel potatoes and cut into chunks. Pour all ingredients into a large ziplock bag. Close bag and shake until potatoes are well coated.3. Place potatoes in sprayed 9×13 baking pan and bake for 40Continue reading “Onion Roasted Potatoes”

Italian Herb Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 2-pounds potatoes2 Tbsp vegetable oil1 packet dry Italian dressing mix Directions1. In a bowl, toss potatoes with dressing mix and oil until evenly coated.2. Place in foil-lined 9×12 baking pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minute. or until potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally

Gooey Butter Cake

Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix1 egg1 stick butter melted1 (8oz) package cream, softened2 eggs1- pound powdered sugar (minus ¼C) Directions1. Mix cake mix, egg and butter together. 2. Place cake mix in bottom of a greased 9×13 cake pan. Pat batter to cover bottom of pan.3. Mix together cream cheese, eggs, and powdered sugarContinue reading “Gooey Butter Cake”

Frog Eye Salad

Tanya Delisle Ingredients1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges1 (15 oz) can pineapple tidbits1 (15 oz) can fruit cocktail1 heaping cup of Acini de Pepe pasta2 eggs1 C sugar3 Tbsp flour1 container Cool WhipNote: the can sizes of fruit are approximate. Any weight close to that is fine. Directions1. Drain juice from fruits into a saucepanContinue reading “Frog Eye Salad”

Farmers Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray3 C frozen shredded hash brown potatoes¾ shredded pepper jack or cheddar cheese1 C diced cooked ham or Canadian bacon¼ C sliced green onions4 beaten eggs1 ½ C milk or one 12-oz can evaporated milkSalt and pepper to taste Directions1. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange potatoes evenlyContinue reading “Farmers Breakfast Casserole”