We have wonderful cooks on this forum! Would love to share recipes with everyone. Even if we no longer need recipes and are ‘dump and pour’ cooks we can still give our spin on it. That is the fun part about cooking, to personalize a dish and make it our own!

If you are a purist and love to follow certain recipes exactly, that’s great too. All cooks are welcome. Everyone has something to bring to the table!

So, bring your own recipe or a favorite that your mom or grandma cooked. If your spouse is the cook, steal their recipe to share.

Happy Cooking Everyone!

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Extremely unhealthy mac and cheese:
1 lbs elbow macaroni, cooked
1 12 oz pack shredded cheddar cheese
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can condensed tomato soup

Mix ingredients and place into a deep baking dish.

In a separate bowl mix 1 stick of margarine, melted with 1 cup of corn flake crumbs. Spread over top of macaroni

Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees
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Hah, cocktail recipe!
Blueberry vodka lemonade
I don't have amounts (besides the vodka) I just do it to taste, but you'll get the idea:
Blueberry vodka (1 oz per drink)
Pomegranate juice
Lemon-lime soda of your choice
Fill a glass about 2/3 full with lemonade, add vodka. Add enough pomegranate juice to turn the drink a deep pink. Finish with a splash of lemon-lime soda
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NeedHelpWithMom Apr 2020
Sounds refreshing! I guess I am boring. I do vodka and cranberry juice. I need to try yours!
Filet chicken breasts so they're half as thick; mix mayo and parmeson cheese and smear on them, top with crushed corn flakes, bake at 400 degrees 20 minutes. Hubby LOVES them, and so do I.
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NeedHelpWithMom Apr 2020
Have never tried mayo to cook with. Will have to check it out. Haven’t tried corn flakes either. Do you use a food processor to crush? Do you grind course or fine?

Only 20 minutes? Fast!

I made some brownies almost identical to that recipe. They are yummy 😋!

I am going to post my New Orleans bread pudding recipe but it’s sort of a combination of my mom’s, grandmother and mother in law. Hahaha. So, I have to figure out to write the measurements because I eyeball them.
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Fudge Brownies.

Original recipe in the 5 Roses cookbook from the 60's or 70's.

The original recipe called for Baker's unsweetened chocolate, but I do not keep that in the house.


1 cup plus 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
6 Tbsp cocoa

Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

Mix melted butter, sugar and cocoa together. Add the beaten eggs and mix well, the batter will have a sheen. Add the flour and mix until there is no trace of white in the bowl.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake no longer than 25 minutes. The brownie will have slightly pulled away from the sides of the pan and the middle will look slightly under done. This is ok. If the middle looks fully cooked you will have dry brownies.

Cool in pan on a rack.

I do not put nuts in mine, but if you like nuts add 1/2 cup of you favourite once the flour is mixed in.

I rarely ice them, but if nobody is allergic to peanuts in your house, you can mis 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of Peanut butter, melt in microwave and spread over chilled brownies. Chill until set in the fridge. If you do this, cut into tiny 1 inch squares.

Trivia, when I was a teen in the 1980's I would make these when I was babysitting after the kids went to bed. I was guaranteed lots of babysitting work, when the families knew they would come home to fresh baking. Most pantries have all the ingredients.
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cwillie Apr 2020
I'll be right over. Just put mine on a paper plate and leave it on your front step.
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I am glad you brought that up. I actually like to cook. I do cook from scratch. I am not a big gadget person.

I have been tempted to buy an instant pot. I like the fact that the brand you own, has a stainless interior. I don’t like that non stick stuff that can come off into our food, yuck!

Plus, I do like that it’s a time saver at times. I would need to practice cooking in one but I think it would be useful. What size do you use more?

I love cooking soup! What soups do you cook? Is the big one better or small one? We only have two people at home, hubby and I are empty nesters and mom is now living with my brother.
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This isn’t really a recipe, but I’d like to sing the praises of the Instant Pot. It is a safe version of the old pressure cookers our moms and grandmas used to have. I have 2 Instant Pots. One is a large 8qt. I use that for soups, sauces and stews—things I want to make extra of to freeze. I also have a 3qt., which is perfect for the two of us. I can throw a 3lb. frozen roast or frozen chicken in there and 90 minutes or less later have dinner on the plates. I have also made cheesecakes and yogurt in them. They’re wonderful!
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Riverdale Apr 2020
Where do you buy this pot?
I forgot to mention beverages. Please add drink recipes too! Smoothies, shakes, anything you like to drink.

Share your favorite cocktail recipe!
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