Gooey Butter Cake

Save this sweet deliciousness for a special occassion. It is nowhere to be found in any healthy eating regimen.



  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter - melted


  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 2 eggs (again)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 box powdered …
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"Mother's Cole Slaw"

This recipe was given to me by my mother the same time as the Vegetable Salad – in the 70’s.


Hand me down recipes like this are often lacking quantities. How much celery seed? How much sugar? Now she is gone and I can't ask her. That is just …

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"Mother's Vegetable Salad"

She used to serve this at Christmas and/or any other special occasion. It was one of her favorites. I have the hand written copy – apparently she gave me this recipe in the ‘70’s.


  • 1 large can Leisure peas.
  • 1 can French Style Green Beans
  • 1 cup chopped …
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Great White Chili

One of my favorites.


  • 3 - 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans Do not drain
  • 4 cups Chicken breast Cubed
  • 1 T Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 - 4 oz cans Mild green chilies Chopped
  • 2 t Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 t Dried oregano Crumbled
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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

This is a "healthy" gumbo recipe. The main thing it does is leave out the roux. But, with all the other southern goodness, it is still mighty tasty. Keep with the healthy theme by serving over whole grain brown rice.


  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …
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Green Christmas Wreath Marshmallow Treats

As long as I can remember, these were a tradition at home for Christmas. Similar to Rice Krispie treats except you use corn flakes and shape them into rings. They can then be decorated with red hots or sprinkles.


  • 1 Stick Margarine
  • 2 t. Vanilla
  • 45 Large Marshmallows (16 …
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Stuffed Green Peppers

This is an old recipe. Mom has been making these for as long I can remember. It's your basic bell pepper stuffed with a beef and rice mixture. Using some of the other colored peppers available these days is a great way to make a colorful dish.Ingredients:


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Roberta's Coconut Cake

My grandmother was famous for her coconut cake.  Here is my mom's take of grandma's cake.  I haven't had the opportunity to sample this coconut cake. But, mom says it's great. Can't argue with mom. But, I can whine because she hasn't made me one!


  • 1 Box of your …
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Sugary Pecans or Walnuts

When I first saw this recipe, I thought, "Ugh - sour cream, are you nuts?" My sister claimed it was good.  She made them, I couldn't stop eating them. They are delicious.


  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 bag walnuts or …
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