Baked Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

One of Grammy’s classic recipes, that I scaled down for just the two of us: Ingredients: 1 box (8-oz) elbow macaroni pasta 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp flour 2 cups milk 1/2 tsp Kosher salt 1/4 tsp pepper (can increase if like peppery flavor) pinch of red pepper flakes (optional – use more or less…

Ginger Bread Cookies

Another Grammy Jefferson recipe – we enjoy these every Christmas. Ingredients: 2/3 cup Crisco 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1.5 tsp salt 1 unbeaten egg Combine above and beat thoroughly in large bowl. 3/4 cup molasses Blend molasses with mixture above. 3 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking powder…

Corn Fritters (Grammy Jefferson)

Corn Fritters are a tradition when we visit Grammy.  I use her recipe, with one modification: instead of frying the fritters in oil, I cook them dry (no oil) like pancakes.  Same great flavor, but without the guilty fried calories.  Top with applesauce, syrup, honey, butter, jelly … the options are limited only by imagination….

Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad (Grammy’s Recipe) Boil 6 – 8 medium-sized potatoes in their skin until tender.  When cool enough to handle, remove skin and slice thinly into bowl Fry 6 slices of bacon until crisp.  Remove and crumble.  Set aside In the bacon fat, fry ¾ cups chopped onion. Mix in: 2 Tbsp flour…

Triple Chocolate Cake

Triple Chocolate Cake by Grammy 3 eggs ¾ cup sour cream 1 cup water 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine ¼ cup cocoa 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs and sour cream in small bowl and beat lightly. …

Sour Cream Cake / Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Cake (Grammy’s Coffee Cake) ½ lb butter or margarine (2 sticks) @ room temperature 3 cups sugar ½ tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla ½ pint sour cream (8 oz container) 6 eggs – 2 at a time 3 cups flour ¼ tsp salt 1 – 2 tsp cinnamon (depending on taste) Preheat…

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie (Grammy’s Recipe) Filling: 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup 10x sugar 1 cup peanut butter ½ cup milk 8-10 oz container of cool whip 1 9-inch chocolate or Oreo pie crust Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Beat in sugar and peanut butter alternately with milk.  Fold cool whip…

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake (Grammy’s Recipe) ½ cup margarine (1 stick) 1 cup milk 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder Heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine milk and margarine and heat on medium heat until hot (be careful it doesn’t start to boil and…

Pumpkin Roll

Grammy’s Pumpkin Roll Heat oven to 350 degrees. 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 3 eggs 2/3 cups pumpkin (canned) Mix sugar, eggs, and cinnamon.  Add pumpkin.  Add baking soda and flour. Grease jelly-roll pan (10”x15”), then line with wax paper, then grease the wax paper.  Cook 15…

Peach Kuchen (Grammy’s “Peach Dessert”)

Crust: 2 cups flour ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 Tbsp sugar 1 stick butter, room temperature Mix together all ingredients except butter.  Cut butter into dry mixture.  Grease 9×12 glass dish (or reduce qty for smaller dish).  Press crust into sides then pat into bottom. Pear, halve, and pitt 8 peaches.  Arrange…

Sweet Potato Casserole

Grammy’s Sweet Potato Casserole – 45 minutes, 8 servings 3 cups cooked and mashed yams (doesn’t have to be exact, about 2 – 2.5 pounds) 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup milk 2 Tbsp. melted butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 2 egg whites, slightly beaten Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup…