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  1. 1 Pate (Robert) Goggins’ Tamale Pie
  2. 2 Brenda Parks - Shipman’s Hot Rolls
  3. 3 Chrysta Holt’s Spicy Chicken Casserole
  4. 4 Leroy Shipman’s Favorite Caramel Corn
  5. 5 Family Favorite Fudge
  6. 6 Really Good Meat Loaf
  7. 7 Gramma Ora’s Tuna Dinner
  8. 8 Porcupine Meat Balls
  9. 9 Mary’s Broccoli Salad
  10. 10 Ham and Broccoli Rollup
  11. 11 Creamed Peas and Potatoes
  12. 12 Dale Shipman’s Chili Pie
  13. 13 Dale’s Corn dogs
  14. 14 Lois Reese’s Chocolate covered Cherries
  15. 15 Oatmeal Cookies
  16. 16 Beanwiches Simplified
  17. 17 Honey mustard Chicken
  18. 18 Shipman’s Christmas Eve Soup
  19. 19 Similar to Store Bought Shortcake
  20. 20 Applesauce Cake
  21. 21 Jerky marinade
  22. 22 Crab Rangoon - As made by Mary and Chrysta
  23. 23 Danielle’s fried pies
  24. 24 Tara and John’s Pulled Pork BBQ
  25. 25 Marilyn’s Potato Casserole
  26. 26 Viva La Chicken
  27. 27 Easy Hominy Casserole Bake.
  29. 29 SPECIAL--TACOS)
  30. 30 ‘Gram’ Cora Bell Williams’s Pie crust
  31. 31 Snow Ice Cream
  32. 32 Brett Holt’s Super Spicy Sauce
  33. 33 Griddle Cookies
  39. 39 Fry Bread
  40. 40 Green Tomato Chow-chow
  41. 41 Baked Zucchini Chips - Mr. Food
  42. 42 A family favorite - Breaded Pork Chops
  43. 43 Bill and Ruth Goggins Chicken Foo
  44. 44 Football Stew from Bill and Ruth Goggins
  45. 45 Noodles
  46. 46 Sweet Pea Salad
  47. 47 The famous Neiman-Marcus Cookies, Compliments of AZ cousins Bonnie and Jerry Mullings - and of course, the story behind them!
  48. 48 Kylie's Italian Surprise Soup 
  50. 50  Quick Chicken Parmesan
  51. 51 It's too easy No need to Knead
  52. 52 Danielle's Abenaki Deer Meat
Our Family's Favorite Home Cooking
Recipes collected from generations of great cooks- please feel free to send me your favorites and I will add them to the site.

Pate (Robert) Goggins’ Tamale Pie

2 c. cornmeal

2 c. cold water

2 c. boiling water

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. chili powder

1/4 c. melted butter

In large sauce pan, combine cornmeal and cold water. Mix well, then add boiling water, salt, chili powder and butter.

Cook over low heat stirring til thick.

Brown 1 LB ground beef, some chopped onions add 1 8oz. can tomato sauce, 2 tbsp chopped green chilies.

Put meat mixture in 8" square pan, top with cornmeal and bake at 350for 35 - 40 minutes.


Brenda Parks - Shipman’s Hot Rolls

2 c. warm water

2 pkg yeast

1/2 c. sugar

2 tsp salt

1/4 c. oil

1 egg

5 1/2 c. flour

Put first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, mix thoroughly with mixer. Add 3 c. flour, mix again, then add rest of flour mixing with a spoon.

Knead dough about 5 minutes, put in greased bowl and let rise til doubled in bulk.

Punch down and shape into desired rolls

Let rise 1 hour

Bake at 350for 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Remove from oven, brush with butter.


Chrysta Holt’s Spicy Chicken Casserole

1 c. cooked boned chicken

1 can enchilada sauce

1 can Rotel Tomatoes and chilies

1 c. regular rice

1 c. chicken broth

Mix all together in 2 quart casserole pan.

Bake at 3500 for 20 minutes

Top with 1 cup grated cheese, cook 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.


Randy Holt’s Taters

4 potatoes, cut into chunks

1 pkg onion soup mix (dry)

1/4 c. oil

Combine in Ziplock bag, shake until potato chunks are well coated.

Place chunks on greased baking sheet, bake at 425for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.


Leroy Shipman’s Favorite Caramel Corn

(Real Easy!!)

2 bags of microwave popcorn

or 8 cups of popped corn

(pick out ‘old maids)

1 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. margarine

2 tbsp. pancake syrup

Place popped corn in large bowl or pan.

Boil sugar, margarine and syrup for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat, and add 1/4 tsp baking soda. Stir rapidly until foaming subsides.

Pour over popped corn and stir to coat.


Family Favorite Fudge

2 c. sugar

2/3 c. milk

1/3 c. cocoa

1/4 tsp. salt

Cook, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved, continue cooking over medium heat, to 234 or soft ball stage.

Remove from heat, let cool 20 minutes, then add 2 tbsp. margarine, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup nuts (optional).

Cool about 20 minutes more then beat vigorously until it starts to thicken.

Immediately pour into greased 9" by 5" loaf pan.

Penuche (brown sugar fudge)

Use 1 c. brown sugar and 1 c. white sugar, omit cocoa.


Really Good Meat Loaf

2 lb. ground beef or

(1 1/2 lb. beef and 1/2 lb. pork or venison sausage)

2 c. fresh bread crumbs

2 eggs

1/4 c. milk and catsup mixed together

1 tbsp pickle relish

1/2 tsp pepper

1 1/2 tsp salt

1’2 tsp chili powder

2/3 c. chopped onion

Mix all together and bake in preheated oven for one hour and 30 minutes.


Gramma Ora’s Tuna Dinner

2 cans tuna (drained)

2 cans Mushroom soup

1 can peas

2 cups noodles (cooked)

potato chips

Combine all except chips in 9 x 12 pan, bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with crushed chips and bake 5 more minutes.



Porcupine Meat Balls

Grandma Ora Goggins made these

1 1/2 LB ground beef

1/4 c. chopped onion

1/2 c. regular rice

1 egg

Seasonings to taste

Mix together, form meatballs about 1 1’2 in. In large heavy pan, brown lightly, drain.

Add 24 oz. spaghetti sauce (your choice) and simmer slowly covered for about 40 minutes.


Mary’s Broccoli Salad

(adapted from several other family members)

2 heads fresh broccoli, cut in small chunks

1/2 red onion, chopped

4 slices bacon fried crisp, drained and crushed

Mix together in bowl.

Dressing for Broccoli Salad

1/2 c. Miracle Whip

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp water

1/2 tsp vinegar

Mix well, pour over salad, refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


Ham and Broccoli Rollup

1 c. Chopped cooked broccoli

1/2 c. chopped ham ( or 1 6 oz. can tuna drained)

2 Tbsp chopped onion

1/4 c. colby jack cheese, diced

1/4 c. mayo

1 tsp mustard

1 recipe biscuit dough

mix all in bowl

Roll out biscuit dough in a circle, cut like pie slices. (or use 1 pkg. refrigerated Crescent rolls)Place slices of dough on baking sheet, in circle with points out, spread broccoli

mixture on circle and fold points over. Bake at 400 for 20 - 25 minutes.


Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Peel and chunk (about 1") 4 potatoes

cook until tender, drain and return to pan

Add 1 c. frozen peas, cooked.

In separate pan

Mix 2 tbsp margarine

2 tbsp corn starch over low heat, gradually add 2 c. milk, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. pour over potatoes and peas.



Dale Shipman’s Chili Pie

Brown together, 1/2 LB hamburger meat

1/4 c onion

mix in

1 can Rotel

layer in casserole

1/2 of Meat mixture

1/2 can of refried beans

1/2 c cheese

layer of tortilla chips

Repeat layers, top with more cheese

Bake at 350 until cheese is melted.


Dale’s Corn dogs

(Kid’s Favorite)

3/4 c. self rising corn meal

1 c. self rising flour

2 tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp mustard

1 c. milk

1 egg

2 tbsp melted shortening

Mix in bowl.

Open and dry 1 pkg of hot dogs, put in sticks, dip in batter and deep fry about 4 minutes.


Lois Reese’s Chocolate covered Cherries

Dale's daughter Lois is well known for these sweeet treats!

2 LB powdered sugar

1 stick butter

mix well

1 jar Maraschino cherries Drained, stick a toothpick in each one.

Roll dough around cherries, freeze overnight.

Next day dip in chocolate mixture of 1 large pack of chocolate chips melted with 1/4 bar of paraffin over low heat and mixed together.


Oatmeal Cookies

(these are OK for diabetics)

1/4 c margarine

1/4 c sugar

1/4 c brown sugar

1/2 c applesauce

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon (I use apple pie spice mix)

2 c self rising flour

2 c oats

1/2 c raisins (optional)

Plump raisins if using by soaking 5 min in hot water.

Cream margarine, sugar applesauce, stir in flour soda, spices. Mix in oats, add raisins bake 10 - 12 minutes at 375 degrees.

These stay soft!


Beanwiches Simplified

(Bob and Sally Goggins)

Make a pot of your favorite thick chili, using the brick chili. The chili has to be thick, lots of beans, lots of meat, without much liquid.

Using your favorite yeast roll dough or the frozen roll dough (thawed) you can purchase:

Roll the dough into about 6 inch circles, put about 2 tbsp of warm chili on each round and SEAL the circle.

Bake at 375 until nicely browned.

These can be frozen for later use after they are baked.

Wrap in paper towel and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds or until heated through.


Honey mustard Chicken

1 1/2 LB chicken wings cut into pieces


1/2 c honey

6 tbsp mustard, (can all be regular or mix in some Dijon)

1 tbsp vinegar.

Marinate at least 1 hour

Roll wings in bread crumbs

Bake on greased sheet at 400 for about 40 minutes, baste with marinade while cooking.


Shipman’s Christmas Eve Soup

(Traditionally served at Christmas Gift exchange)

On December 23, You start with:

2 beef roasts or combination of beef and deer meat to make about 8 pounds.

Chop up the meat into soup size and brown.

Throw in 2 chopped onions and cook about 5 minutes.

Drain and place in large soup kettle.

Add 4 quarts water, 4 beef bouillon cubes, a cup and a half of pinto beans and simmer for 45 minutes.

Now add 1/2 cup of barley or rice and whatever root vegetables you want, potatoes, carrots, and simmer until just tender.

Add 2 large cans of tomatoes, and 2 cans of green beans and corn.

Turn it off and refrigerate overnight.

Heat it up on Christmas Eve.

Anything that is left freezes well.


Similar to Store Bought Shortcake

3 eggs

1 c sugar

1/3 c water

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 c flour

Preheat oven to 375

Line a 10 X 15 rimmed cookie sheet with lightly greased wax paper

Beat eggs about 5 minutes, until thick and lemon colored.

beat in sugar water and vanilla.

Gradually add flour, beat until batter is smooth.

Bake 12 - 15 minutes, cool, remove paper.


Applesauce Cake

 (1/2 recipe makes 9 x9 cake)

2 1/2 C flour

2 c sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon)

1 1/2 c applesauce

1/2 c water

1/2 c shortening

2 eggs

Dump everything in bowl, mix til smooth, bake layers 50-55 min, 9 X 13 for 60-65 at 350.


Jerky marinade

1 1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper

1 tbsp salt

(I use 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp seasoned salt)

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/4 c soy sauce

1/4 c Worcestershire sauce

Marinate meat for 8-24 hours before placing in dehydrator.


Crab Rangoon - As made by Mary and Chrysta

in Reynolds County MO where there are no Chinese restaurants

1 6 1/2 oz can crab meat, drained and flaked

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened

2 green onions chopped fine

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

sprinkle of garlic powder

1/2 tsp soy sauce

Mix in a bowl, Place 1 Tbsp of filling in center of each one of 1 pkg wonton skins.

Moisten edge of wonton with water and seal tightly.

Deep fry in 375 degree oil. Drain on paper towel.



Danielle’s fried pies

Danielle Shipman -Mosher

1/4 c butter (this is one time butter is better)

1 c flour

3 Tbsp hot milk

1 egg yolk

Cut butter into flour., combine egg and milk and mix together.

Roll out dough in small portions, get it pretty thin with no holes.

Use 2 tbsp of pie filling for each pie, moisten edges, seal and fry in hot deep fat until crisp and brown.


Tara and John’s Pulled Pork BBQ

Chunk up about 6 pounds of lean pork roast and put in crock pot with 1/2 cup water.

Cook on low overnight until the meat falls apart when you poke it with a fork. Shred it!

Remove meat and pour off most of the liquid in the crockpot.

Put the meat back in and add 2 cups of your favorite bar-be-que sauce. Cook on low for another hour so the sauce can flavor the meat well.

Great on buns for sandwiches!


Marilyn’s Potato Casserole

From a good friend Marilyn Rau

2 LB frozen shredded hash browns

1/2 cup melted butter

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 cups sour cream

Mix all together and bake at 350 for 1 hour


Viva La Chicken

From California, Nancy Goggins Faragan sends

3 chicken breasts (boiled)

1 can creamy chicken mushroom soup

1/2 cup broth from boiled chicken

8 small corn tortillas, cut into bite size pieces

1 small jar Pace Picante Sauce of your choice

3/4 LB grated cheddar cheese

Boil chicken in water to cover with one chopped onion, 1/2 tsp oregano, 2 loves garlic, and i/2 tsp salt until tender.

Cool and cube chicken.

Mix chicken, soup, broth, picante sauce with most of the cheese and two of the cut up tortillas. pour 1/2 mixture into 9 X 9 pan, top with a layer of tortilla pieces, repeat and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 until heated through and cheese is melted.


Easy Hominy Casserole Bake.

From a shipman side cousin, Geraldine Stubbs, out in Arizona , who tells us: This is a great one-dish vegetarian casserole meal perfect for feeding your family on a busy weeknight. Add a bit of diced tofu to the mix for a bit of protein or, if you're cooking for picky eaters, sprinkle the top with potato chips instead of bread crumbs for a bit of a treat.


1 30 ounce can golden hominy, drained

1 tablespoon butter or oil

1/2 cup grated cheese

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1 teaspoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup chopped celery with a few leaves

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/4 cup milk

soft bread crumbs

parmesan cheese



Cook onion, green pepper, and celery in butter or oil for 3-5 minutes.

Add soup and milk. Stir until smooth. Add cheese and seasonings.

Fold in hominy.

Pour into 1 1/2 quart casserole dish which has been well-greased





Another from cousin Geri, a special request from Leroy brought this one

5 c. flour
5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
Vegetable oil
Water to be able to handle (make mixable)
1 lb. hamburger
2 lg. tomatoes, chopped fine
1 lg. onion, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lg. can refried beans
1/2 lettuce head, shredded
Salsa to taste

Get oil real hot (donut hot). Mix flour mixture until workable by adding water in small amounts. Make into large ball. Let stand 20 minutes. Take small soft ball size pinches off. Roll in floured surface by hand. Play with dough ball until large saucer size (or use rolling pin). Drop rolled piece in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Put refried beans on, hamburger, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

LEFTOVER BREAD FOR BREAKFAST: Reheat in microwave. Sprinkle on cinnamon/sugar combination or put on butter and honey.


‘Gram’ Cora Bell Williams’s Pie crust

Gram was a great cook, not only for her family but also as a cook for some of the University of Nebraska Fraternity houses.

I remember her pies, cut with a wheat design in the top crust.

This is an approximation, Gram used a big spoon to dip up the lard and a green tea cup to measure her flour. I used to get to ‘help’ her.

This is a really good crust recipe

1 cup lard

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup water

mix in order given, cut flour and salt into lard (yes, vegetable shortening WILL work), until it is like corn meal, add water slowly until the mixture clings together in a ball. Roll out thin and make pies, according to filling instructions. This recipe makes 2 double crusts or 4 single ones.



Snow Ice Cream

First of all you have to have snow, the dry fluffy kind, so this may be hard to do if you live in Florida, Southern California or parts of Arizona and Texas, but if you can get good CLEAN snow, it’s fun and good to eat.

The rule about this was that there had to be at least 4 inches of snow, you scrape off the top and fill the bowl without touching the surface the snow is lying on. Used to be considered a special treat - back when we had SNOW instead of Ice storms

Fill a large bowl with clean fresh snow

Add about a cup of evaporated, whole, 2%, or skim milk Your choice

1 tbsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup sugar

Stir until well mixed, should be kind of slushy and you may have to play with the sugar and vanilla to suit your taste.



Brett Holt’s Super Spicy Sauce

Brett developed this and we used it for Pulled pork recently.

mix equal parts of your favorite barbecue sauce and catsup add a little A-1.

Use for dipping, basting or in pulled pork.


Griddle Cookies

You make these on a griddle, and the dough freezes well.

3 1/2 c sifted flour

1 c. sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 c. shortening

1 egg

1/2 c milk

Cut shortening into dry ingredients, beat egg, mix with milk then add and stir til all ingredients are moistened and dough holds together.

Roll out to about 1/4 inch thin and cut with 2 inch cookie cutter

Heat griddle pancake hot, oil it lightly and place cookies on it. As bottoms brown tops puff up, flip over and brown other side. Makes about 4 dozen



Doris Hartley (Doris is a Cousin of Bob Goggins) from Arizona sent these

4 oz fine noodles 1/4 tsp Worcestershire

3 oz cream cheese 1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup sour cream dash of tabasco

1/4 cup minced onion 1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup buttered bread crumbs

Cook noodles & drain. Combine rest of ingredients

& stir into noodles.

Turn into a buttered casserole & top with crumbs

Bake 25 min at 350




This is a delicious spaghetti sauce served at a

convent by way of Doris Hartley's kitchen.

4 T minced onion or 1 cup chopped

1 23-oz or 38-0z can tomato paste

6 cups water 2 T parmesan cheese

1 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder

2 T sugar 2 beef bouillon cubes

1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp sweet basil

1 tsp Italian Herb's seasoning

1 can chopped Ortega green peppers (blue label)

Simmer about an hour with meat balls & Polish




Doris Hartley

Steam sliced carrots 8 minutes

Steam frozen corn 5 minutes

Steam frozen peas 3 minutes

in same pan

Take 1 cup cut-up turkey or chicken

1 can Cream of Chicken

1/3 cup milk

Instant onion & parsley

Put Bisquick biscuits on top



Doris Hartley

6 slices white bread

2 cups cooked turkey/chicken

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup mayonnaise

3/4 tsp salt dash of pepper

combine 2 slightly beaten eggs and

1 1/2 cup milk. Spoon can of Cream of

Mushroom over top.

1/2 cup cheese over the top.

Chill at least 1 hour before cooking.

Bake @ 325 for 1 hour.




Sauté cut-up 8 pieces of chicken


Sauté strips of zucchini 1 to 2 min


Stir fry onion, celery, shredded carrots

Put all in Wok & add sweet & sour sauce

& reheat

Top with chowmein noodles and soy.

From Doris Harley


Fry Bread

From Halcyon Kazmaerek (a cousin to Sally Goggins) up in Wisconsin in response to Leroy’s request.


>5 cups flour

>2 teaspoons salt

>6 Tablespoons sugar

>2 heaping Tablespoons baking powder


>mix dry ingredients and add


>2 cups water

>OR 2 cups milk

>OR 2 cups buttermilk******(buttermilk preferable)


>stir and let sit covered with towel for 4 hours


>pinch off bits of tough, pull to size you want..put hole in center


>fry in hot oil til brown


>serve with honey butter



Green Tomato Chow-chow

From LeAnna Shipman’s grandmother Alta (this is very like what Grandma Mary Ellen Shipman used to make.)

1 peck green tomatoes

8 big onions

12 big green sweet peppers (can use some red ones too for color

2 hot peppers

1 big head of cabbage

Grind up all, mix together in a large kettle then add

2 1/2 cups sugar

6 Tbsp plain salt

3 cups vinegar

3 Tbsp mustard seed

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp mace

1 tsp cinnamon

Cook slowly until yellow and cabbage is barely tender.

Pack into hot jars and seal


Baked Zucchini Chips - Mr. Food

Air Date: 9/21/2007 
4 servings 


1/4 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Coat an oven-proof wire rack with nonstick cooking spray then place on a baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Place the milk in a shallow bowl.

Dip the zucchini slices in the milk then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated zucchini slices on the wire rack and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.


A family favorite - Breaded Pork Chops

6 pork chops

1 sleeve of saltine crackers Crushed fine

2 eggs

1/3 c. milk

Mix eggs and milk in shallow dish, Put crackers in another, dip chops in milk mixture then crackers to coat.

Brown in hot oil, then turn down heat and cover cook about 15 minutes, then remove lid, raise heat to crisp the coating.


Bill and Ruth Goggins Chicken Foo

1 1/2 lb. Hamburger (fry it)

1/3 c. instant rice

1/2 c chopped celery

1 medium onion, chopped

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

mix all together and bake covered -for one hour in 350 degree oven

Pour on some Chinese noodles and put back in oven for 10 min uncovered


Football Stew from Bill and Ruth Goggins

This recipe was named because it could be put in the oven before the game and would be ready to eat right after the game

Place in 9 X 13 cake pan

1 1/2 LB stew beef

2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar sprinkle on beef

celery, carrots, potatoes, cut as desired, place on top of meat

Onion slices put on top of other veggies

2 tbsp tapioca

2/3 c. tomato juice

Pour tomato juice over all and cover tightly with foil wrap.

Bake 4 hours at 250 degrees




a la Bernie Goggins

©2007 Goodlettsville, Tennessee


I’m thinking as fast as I can.

Break several eggs into a measuring cup, around a third to half a cup.

Using water, broth, or milk; add an equal amount so the combination is twice the amount of egg alone.

It is easier to add salt now, but adding salt to taste is difficult here. Measure some salt and note the proportion as so many teaspoons or fractions of teaspoons per cups of the egg/liquid mixture and adjust as needed. The amount may vary with water as opposed to broth.

Start mixing flour into the mixture and keep adding flour as long as possible. The goal is very firm dough. Mix as long as possible, and then knead as long as flour can be added.

Finally, roll the dough into flat sheets and let dry while the cooking broth is prepared or longer.

The broth may be beef, chicken, turkey, or whatever you like. I like to add a bag of frozen vegetables and some mushrooms, but that is my preference.

You’re ready to cook. Cut the sheets into strips and drop the strips into boiling broth, slowly so that boiling continues. I understand that it is possible to add too many noodles to a pot of broth, but I’ve tried and it isn’t easy. I like noodles better than broth but you may not. Add noodles as desired and cook, covered, until they feel right, or taste right.

And those are noodles a la Bernie.


Sweet Pea Salad

From Geri Stubbs out in AZ, a cool salad for summer 

We Love this, It was given to me years ago--We have enjoyed it many times
You can just make 1 can or as much as you need just adjust ingredents accordingly.

1 can sweet peas drained
1/2 cup cubed american or chedder cheese
1 med onion choped
2 to 3 boiled eggs- pealed and chopped
1 medium dill or sour pickle chopped
1 tablespoon or so perminto
salt to taste
enough Mayonaise or Miracle whip salad dressing to mix well ------mix well and let sit in Refrigerator for at least an hour before serving

Add all ingredients togather in a bowl except Mayo or salad dressing 

Add mayonaise or salad dressing last
Mix well

Ummm good

Number Of Servings:about 4


The famous Neiman-Marcus Cookies, Compliments of AZ cousins Bonnie and Jerry Mullings - and of course, the story behind them!

 My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe
>   in Dallas , and we decided to have a small dessert. Because both of
>   us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus
> cookie."
>   It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe,
>   and the waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not, but you
>   can buy the recipe."
>   Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty. It's a
>   great deal!" I agreed to that, and told her to ju st add it to my
> tab.
>   Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement, and the
> Neiman-Marcus charge was $285.00! I looked again, and I  remembered I
> had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As
> glanced at the bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie
> Recipe-$250.00". That was outrageous!
>   I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress
>   said it was " two fifty ", which clearly does not mean "two hundred
>   and fifty dollars" by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase.
>   Neiman-Marcus refused to budge.
>   They would not refund my money because, according to them, "What
>   waitress told you is not our problem.
>   You have already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund
>   money at thi s point." I explained to the Accounting Department lady
>   the criminal statutes which govern fraud in the state of Texas . I
>   threatened to report them to the Better Business Bureau and the
>   Texas Attorney General's office for engaging in fraud. I was
>   basically told, "Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you
>   can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money
>   back."
>   I just said, Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm going to have
>   $250 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that
>   every cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account has
>   $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus..for free. She replied, "I
>   wish you wouldn't do this."
>   I said, "Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you
>   ripped me off!" and slammed down the phone.
>   So here it is!
>   Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly
>   of. I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER
>   make another penny off of this recipe!
> ************************************************************
>   2 cups butter
>   24 oz. chocolate chips
>   4 cups flour
>   2 cups brown sugar
>   2 tsp. soda
>   1 tsp. salt
>   2 cups sugar
>   1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
>   5 cups blended oatmeal
>   4 eggs
>   2 tsp. baking powder
>   2 tsp. vanilla
>   3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
> ;
& gt;
>   Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the
>   butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with
>   flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips,
>   Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart
>   on a cookie sheet.
>   Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

this is what keeps us together - even when we're far apart,

when we sit down to eat at the table, we want these foods from the heart!

Kylie's Italian Surprise Soup 

Niece Kylie Goggins has made quite a reputation for herself with this soup, served often at the home of her father and step-mom in Goodlettsville TN.

Kylie's Comments: We never put the carrots in and we take liberties in the soup base - I just throw in a bunch of bouillion cubes til it tastes ok. You can try the soup without the wine - I can't imagine it would make a noticeable difference.

1LB sweet Italian Sausage, skinned

1 c purple onion, diced

1 c celery diced

1 28 oz. can tomatoes

1/2 c. red wine

2 1/2 quarts water

2 HEAPING tblsp Italian Blend seasoning

1 tbsp granulated garlic

2 tsp beef soup base

2 tsp chicken soup base

2 c french cut carrots

8 oz. ditalini pasta (also known as Macaroni Salad pasta)

1 small bunch green onions sliced

1 10 oz. pkg frozen spinach

1 LB salami, cut in strips

In a 6 qt. pot, brown sausage, add onions and celery cook 6 -7 minutes, drain.

Return to pot, add tomatoes, water and soup bases. Bring to a boil, add garlic, spices, reduce heat and simmer 20 min.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer an additional 10 - 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

Salt and pepper to taste. Add more water if needed. serve sprinklied with Parmesan cheese




This Is a family recipe from her  great grandmother, Burtie Deshazer

been in Deshazer family for generations.

Connie Dirkschneider lives in Pima, Arizona, daughter of Geraldine (Mullings) Stubbs


2 c. flour

2/3 c. butter

1 lb. ground round

1/2 c. chopped onion

1/2 c. chopped carrot

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. salt

4 tbsp. milk

1 c. (1/4 inch) cubed raw potato

1/8 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Mix flour and salt. Cut in butter until cornmeal consistency. Add enough milk to make pastry dough; cover and chill. Mix meat, vegetables and seasonings well. Divide pastry into fourths. Roll each portion on floured board until 3/16 inch thick circle. Place meat mixture on 1/2 toward the center line of pastry, cut vent marks in the half.

Moisten edge of pastry lightly with water. Fold pastry top over bottom, crimp and flute edges of pastry. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Serve hot or cold.

Makes 4.


 Quick Chicken Parmesan

Mary Shipman, Reynolds MO whips this one out 'It stretches well'

Frozen breaded chicken Patties

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Your favorite Spaghetti sauce

Shredded Mozzarella Cheesse


Pour a little sauce in baking dish, add a layer of  chiken patties , sprinkle with Parmesan.

Cover with more sauce

Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees (for 4 - 6 patties)

Cover with Mozzarella

Bake 5 - 8 minutes longer until cheese is melted.



It's too easy No need to Knead

Beer Bread

Mary Shipman

Grease a 4 X 8 loaf pan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Mix together in a bowl

2 cups self rising flour

1/2 cup oats

2 tbsp sugar

12 oz. beer (apparently any kind will work - I used cheap beer)

Scrape batter into loaf pan, bake at 400 for 35 - 40 minutes.

Tested on the family during deer season, it was quite a hit.



Danielle's Abenaki Deer Meat

Danielle got this recipe from a friend of hers in New Hampshire

Sliced deer meat


Chopped Garlic

Chopped onion

Melt butter in skillet. add chopped garlic and onion, saute for a minute or two.

Add sliced deer meat, brown on both sides.

add more butter onion and garlic as needed.

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