1. Index
  2. Revision History
  3. Abbreviations
  4. Cook’s Terms
  5. Sugar Substitution
  6. Converting Measurements
  7. Recipe Template File


  1. Drinks
    1. Lemon Ginger Shots
    2. Spice Tea
    3. Wassail
  2. Appetizers
    1. Felix’s Chile Con Queso NEW
    2. Olive Cream Cheese Dip
  3. Jelly
    1. Cranberry Jelly
    2. Cranberry Sauce

Main Dishes

  1. Chicken Spaghetti
  2. Fish Broil With Veggies
  3. Baked Tamale Pie
  4. Meatloaf – Tomatoey
  5. Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken and Vegetables
  6. Pizza Homemade NEW
  7. Savory Lima Bean Bake
  8. Spaghetti Sauce à la Aileen
  9. Spaghetti Sauce à la Ben
  10. Tuna Balls
  11. Tuna Mac Casserole

Side Dishes

  1. Cargo Bay Rice and Beans
  2. Baked Corn Casserole Updated
  3. Egg Rolls – Ben’s
  4. Ratatouille
  5. Grandmother’s Moist & Savory Bread Stuffing
  6. Veggie Chili


  1. Cranberry Orange Relish
  2. Cranberry Salad
  3. Nita’s Shrimp Salad
  4. Pea Salad
  5. Potato Salad – American
  6. Sadie’s Orange Salad
  7. Salade Niçoise à la Janice


  1. Chicken Tortilla Soup
  2. Lentil Soup
  3. Nita’s Shrimp Gumbo
  4. Taco Soup


  1. Banana Bread
  2. C.J.’s Bread NEW


  1. Dessert Other
    1. Apple Dumplings
    2. Trifle
  2. Cake
    1. Dump Cake
    2. Mississippi Mud Cake
    3. Pineapple-Coconut Cake
    4. Pound Cake ~ Mamaw Rayburn
    5. Westerner Cake
  3. Cookies
    1. Carrot Cookies Untested
    2. Power Cookies
  4. Pie
    1. Lemon Chess Pie
    2. Key Lime Pie
    3. Mince Pie Traditional
    4. Pumpkin Pie
    5. Pumpkin Spice
  5. Pudding
    1. Bread Pudding
    2. Nilla Banana Pudding

What’s Cookin’?


After a long hiatus, I’ve restarted the Recipes. You’ll find a new Homemade Pizza recipe, including pizza dough recipe courtesy of C.J. Cherryh, and a Shejidan Green Sauce Pizza version, for fans of the Foreigner books.

That Looks Good Enough To Eat

I’m adding photos as I go, and will settle on the size and layout in the next update or two.

More On Your Plate OR Changing Your Mind

While going through my family’s recipe files, I’ve discovered alternate versions by the same cook/author of two recipes. What’s a cook to do? Ask. Or if that’s not possible, make my best guess. Or make my own changes. You’ll see a couple of Updated recipes soon, for Banana Bread and for the Baked Corn Casserole. I think the recipe I’ve found is the later one my mom had modified and used and I remember.

I’m on the trail of a minor mystery. In the 1980’s, there was a popular, quick dessert recipe everyone seemed to use. It was probably from Jell-O and Cool-Whip brands. My parents called it “Green Heaven” or “Pink Heaven” (or Orange). I’ve found two recipes in my mom’s old recipes that might be it: One is called “Lime Confetti” and the other is untitled. The ingredients differ, they’re on the same page, but the desserts are similar. The version my mom and grandmother used differs only in the color and flavor of Jell-O used. I found out one of my mom’s cousins is also looking for the recipe. A little kitchen experimenting and a little searching may turn up the original. It may have appeared on the back of a Cool-Whip container, back then.

Gettin’ Busy

New recipes and features will be added monthly or as time permits.

The Appendix items are in development. Expect changes periodically.

Most recipes are tested, tried and true, and are not tagged. New recipes may be tagged Untested until personally tested.

I’ve been surprised and thrilled by responses so far! Thank you all very much!

Cook’s Helpers

The Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, i.e., me, the Editor, welcomes your help. Your chef wants to consider nutrition information; metric versus US/UK traditional measurements; or special diet needs for diabetics, food allergies, doctor’s restrictions, keeping kosher, vegetarian/vegan, and what-not. However, I need your help on those. I am not a professional chef or dietician or nutritionist. I’ll be happy to add features as time and my skills permit.

You are welcome to submit recipes. I will add an email address for that soon. Please use the given email link. I would prefer recipes submitted as plain text, rather than Word or OpenOffice files or HTML.

An ebook format might be in the future. However, I want to add features (especially search and sort) to the online version and mull over options.