Caramel Apple Crisp

A Betty Crocker recipe which needed a few adjustments as noted below. 1/2 cup caramel topping 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 6 large baking apples (about 2 3/4 pounds), peeled, cut into 1/2″ slices (about 6 cups) 2/3 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces (this was not enough butter, … Continue reading

Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts

These were a big hit, another Betty Crocker recipe. 1 (14 oz) bag frozen whole green beans 2 tablespoons butter 1 small red bell pepper, cut into very thin strips 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt Cook green beans as directed on bag.  In skillet, melt butter over medium … Continue reading

Bacon Cornbread Stuffing

Good combination of flavors in this stuffing, both sweet and savory, from Betty Crocker. 4 slices bacon, cut in to 1/2″ pieces 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries 2 1/4 cups water 4 cups seasoned cornbread stuffing crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon marjoram Heat oven … Continue reading

Classic Pan Gravy

I don’t really like gravy but Bob does so I make it for him.  He said it came out great so we’ll have to take his word for it.  Not sure where the recipe came from, Betty Crocker maybe? drippings from roasted turkey 1 cup liquid (turkey juices, broth, water) 2 tablespoons flour After removing … Continue reading

Watergate Salad

I just love this stuff!  Probably because it’s more like dessert than salad.  This is another one of those recipes that I’ve had and made forever and just can’t remember where it originally came from.  I’ve always wondered why it’s called Watergate Salad, was it Richard Nixon’s favorite?  I need to look it up . … Continue reading

Diane’s Rolls

This recipe comes from my sister-in-law Mary who got it from her sister (my other sister-in-law) Laurie who got it from her sister-in-law Diane, hence the name of this recipe (maybe we should call them sister-in-law rolls!).  This is my first time making rolls from scratch (the yeast always scares me) but these were actually … Continue reading

Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce

I was at work one day down in Moab and the caterer made us a turkey dinner for lunch and he had a Cranberry Mandarin Orange Sauce that he served with the turkey and it was so good!  When I got home, I started experimenting until I found the taste I was looking for and … Continue reading