Favorite Recipes

These are some of my favorite recipes that aren’t from the internets.

Dutch Babies

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. sifted flour
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. butter
  • Nutmeg

Preheat overn to 450 degrees. Beat eggs well. Combine flour and salt. Mix well with eggs (wire whisk works well). Add milk and mix well. Melt butter in large cast iron skillet; pour mixture in. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake 10-12 minutes until brown. It will be puffy.

Note: May serve with syrup

Very Moist Southern Cornbread

  • 2 c. cornmeal
  • 2 T. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 what unit? sugar or Splenda
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 2 c. butermilk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. cottage cheese
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Spray large cast-iron skillet with non-stick spray. Mix conrmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and sugar. Next add oil, buttermilk, eggs and cottage cheese. Pour into skillet. Bake at 350 degrees until knife inserted in middle is dry and top is browned. Takes about 20-30 minutes. If top gets too brown before center is done, cover with foil until done.

Grandma Howe’s Cheese Ball Recipe

This is a cheese ball recipe Grandma Howe gave to us on a recipe card that’s delicious and not too hard to make. When I was younger, we kids would help Mom make this.

The brands are important on this recipe. Non Cracker Barrel cheese makes it taste different according to Mom (I’ve never tried any other brand)

Grandma wrote in all caps, but I’m mix-casing it here.

My added comments look like this.


Here’s what’s cookin’: Cheese ball

Recipe from: Mom

Grandma added dashes delineating the amounts and the units. The engineer in me appreciates this :D (and I do love calling myself an engineer).

  • 1 - 8-oz. Shredded Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheese This is the cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 8-oz. Philidelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2 - tsp. chopped pimento
  • 2 - tsp. chopped green pepper
  • 2 - tsp. chopped onion
  • 1 - tsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice no dashes here

Combine cheese and softened cream cheese, mixing well.

Add remaining ingredients.

Chill until firm.

Roll into a ball and cover with chopped nuts or garnish with chopped parsley and pimento strips.

Pork Loin with Apple

One day sometime last year (2017), I woke up and put the following into the crock pot for my turn at cooking the family meal. I don’t remember the exact measurements, but it was delicious.

  • Pork loin
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Sauerkraut
  • Cranberry Sauce (with cranberries)