Bacon and Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies


I’m pretty sure Grandma Mo is sending me this recipe – Dad said that even though she was in the middle of moving to a new apartment on Friday, she insisted on going to the post office to get an envelope of recipes in the mail for me and Sis. Isn’t that cute?! Unfortunately I’m…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting


This is a recipe for Chocolate Sour Cream Cake from the cookbook Dear Daughter: The Tested Recipes of Five Generations. I received this cookbook as a birthday gift from my aunt and uncle.  Chocolate Sour Cream Cake Ingredients 3 eggs 1 1/2 c. sugar 2 c. sifted flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp….

Double Pizza Burgers


I needed something to use leftover pizza sauce from the Mini Pizza Pockets as well as a pound of hamburger I had sitting in the fridge. That’s how I dreamed up this recipe. Ingredients 1 lb. ground hamburger 1/2 c. leftover pizza sauce salt and pepper to taste 4 slices of cheese Spinach and Artichoke…

American-Style Hamburger Buns


Rather than run to the store , I decided to save my energy and a few bucks by making my own hamburger buns using the same recipe I last used to make hot dog buns, but tweaking it ever so slightly. Ingredients 3 c. lukewarm water 1 1/2 T. instant yeast 1 1/2 T. Kosher…

Blueberry Pie Crumble


Most of the time when I make a mistake, it’s for the worse. I’ve never made a better mistake. Having been craving fruit-flavored pie recently, I followed the recipe for Berry Pie from my favorite pie recipe book: Pie, pie, pie: easy homemade favorites by John Phillip Carroll. I’ve honestly never had a bad pie…

Mini Pizza Pockets


Ugh. These just did not turn out. No blame can be placed on the recipe that was sent to me by my Grandma, however. I followed the recipe very loosely. The original recipe called for a half pound of Italian sausage, not pepperoni. Ingredients 5 oz. pepperoni, sliced 1 c. chopped fresh mushrooms 1/2 c….

Seasoned Pita Chips


I’ve been making my own pita chips for years. This recipe works well without the seasoning, too! Ingredients Flatbread or pita bread Seasoned salt, such as Lawry’s Olive oil Directions Cut flatbread into wedges (six or eight per flatbread, depending on how big your flatbread is). Lightly brush with olive oil and season to taste….

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip


This recipe was sent to me by both my Grandma and my dad so I figured it had to be good. It was. Hands down the best spinach and artichoke dip I’ve ever had. It’s served at Dennis Stevens’ Fork in the Road restaurant in Mukwonago, Wis. Here is the recipe as was published in…

White Cornmeal Pie Crust


I found this recipe in my go-to pie recipe book, Pie Pie Pie: easy home made favorites, by John Phillip Carroll, though his recipe specified yellow cornmeal. White is what I currently have in the house. Ingredients 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. white cornmeal 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. vegetable shortening 3 to 4 T….

Mayonnaise


I swear I already blogged about mayonnaise until I went through my archives and realized I’ve only blogged about chipotle mayonnaise (yum!). A recipe I’m about to make includes mayo and I recently tossed the outdated jar of mayo I had in the fridge. Instead of buying mayo at Trader Joe’s this morning (for a…

Zucchini Pie


I’ve been wanting to try this recipe all week. I bought the zucchini last weekend. Unfortunately between getting sick and having three dogs full-time, I’ve had little time to do much of anything. This recipe was sent to me by my Grandma, and I adapted it slightly. The original recipe called for a crescent roll…

Zucchini Granola Bread


I can’t quite remember where I got this recipe – my guess is from an internet search – but it’s been sitting in my draft posts for way too long. A few days ago I bought zucchini intending to make a different recipe altogether. Despite the fact that I’m sick and don’t seem to have…

Homestyle Zucchini


The first time I saw the picture accompanying this recipe, I pulled the recipe immediately as I thought the zucchini was drowning in melted cheese. When I looked closer at the picture I saw there was no cheese melted on top, it was just browned zucchini. Still something drew me to this recipe. I used…

Basic Oat Crumble Topping


Sis uses recipes similar to this both as a fruit crumble dessert and to top dessert breads (banana, pumpkin, etc.). This recipe was clipped from the Wednesday, June 22, 2011 food section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and sent to me by Grandma Mo, who even though has been busy packing up her home for a…

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Blonde Brownies


As I was pouring the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies batter into its pan to bake I was already dreaming up this recipe in my head. Ingredients 1 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter 3 eggs 1/2 c. butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 1 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies


In the latest round of recipes from Grandma Mo, this recipe caught my eye immediately. I love blonde brownies and don’t have a fall-back recipe; so I thought I would try my hand at these. Ingredients 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter 3 eggs 1/2 c. butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 1…

Beer Boiled Wisconsin Brats


ingredients. 1 pound fresh bratwurst sausages one sliced onion (optional) salt and pepper 12 fluid ounces of Milwaukee beer, such as Miller Lite 5 hoagie rolls or hotdog buns directions. Place bratwurst in a large pot with beer, salt and pepper and onions, if desired. Place pot over medium heat, and simmer for 15 to…

Mom’s Chili


ingredients. 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground hamburger, sirloin, etc. 3 big celery stalks, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 28-oz. cans plum tomatoes 1 48-oz. can tomato juice 1 30-oz. can of chili beans in chili gravy 1 10.7-oz. can of tomato puree 1 T. paprika 1 T. chili powder 1 T. salt 6 oz….

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits


This is a Herb Cheddar Biscuits recipe clipped from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel by Grandma Mo. As I’ve already made Cheddar-Thyme Scones, I decided to tweak the recipe to use up the bacon in the fridge. Homemade Butter and Clotted Cream are the other two recipes accompanying the biscuit recipe on the page, both of which…

Island Cookies


Ingredients 1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. butter, cold chopped into smaller pieces 1/4 c. margarine, room temperature 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 1/3 c. granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 2 c. milk chocolate chips 1 c. flaked or shredded,…