Friday, March 27, 2009

Potato, Ham, and Corn Chowder

5 potatoes, washed and cubed

2 T. dried minced onion

1 c. diced ham

1 can water chestnuts

4 c. frozen corn

2 T. butter

2 cubes chicken bouillon

Salt and pepper to taste

1 T. chives

1 can evaporated milk

1 T. cornstarch + 1 T. cold water

Shredded cheddar cheese

In a slow cooker, place the potatoes, onion, ham, water chestnuts, corn, and butter. Add water to cover and bouillon cubes. Cook on low setting for 8-9 hours, then stir in evaporated milk, cornstarch and water mixture, salt, pepper, and chives. Cook for 30 minutes more. Top with shredded cheese.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ham Fried Rice

2 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup carrot, chopped
3-4 slices of deli ham
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 cups cooked rice, grains separated
2 tbsp soy sauce
White pepper
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Stir-fry carrots, peas, and ham. Add a pinch of pepper. Add eggs, salt, and green onions. When egg is cooked, add rice and sprinkle with soy sauce. Mix well until evenly heated. Serves six.

We made about 20 cups of this for the Cub Scouts' Blue and Gold Banquet last night. It was a hit!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie!

This recipe is adapted from the Bisquick box. It used to read "Impossible Cheeseburger Pie" and I used to make fun of it, but I noticed they changed it a few years ago to "Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie", but it's just not the same. Impossible Cheeseburger Pie it shall always be to me!

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie!
1 lb ground beef
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. grated cheddar (4 oz.)
1/2 c. Bisquick
1 c. milk
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400
° F. Spray 9-in glass pie dish with cooking spray. Cook beef, drain, and add salt. Put beef in pie dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cheese and beef. Bake 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Banana Shakes

This recipe is one of my husband's favorite snacks, and it is so easy and good for you.

Banana Shakes

1 frozen banana (peel banana before freezing)
1 c. milk

Blend together until smooth. Enjoy! Serves 1.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Welp, time for a break! That does it for Mom's main dish recipes from Heritage Homemade. Next stop, salads!

Stuffed Burger Bundles

1.5 c. herb-seasoned stuffing mix or 1 sm. box
1/3 c. evaporated milk
1 lb. ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. ketchup

Prepare stuffing according to package. Combine evaporated milk and meat. Divide into 5-6 patties. On waxed paper, pat each portion into a 5-6 in. circle. Put 1/4 c. stuffing into center of each patty. Fold over and seal meat together. Put leftover stuffing around bundles in 1.5 qt. casserole dish. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over meat.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350°.

Reuben Meat Loaf

1 beaten egg
1 c. soft rye bread crumbs
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. sweet pickle relish
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 c. Russian salad dressing
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1.5 lbs. lean ground beef
1 (8 oz.) can sauerkraut, drained and finely snipped

In bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, onion, relish, salad dressing, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper; add ground beef and mix well. On waxed paper pat mixture to a 12x8 inch rectangle; top with sauerkraut and 3/4 c. of the cheese. Roll up meat jelly-roll style, beginning with short side. Press ends to seal. Place roll, seam side down in a 9x13 pan. Bake 350° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake potatoes along with meat loaf.

Serves 8.

One-Step Lasagne

1.5 c. water
2 (15.5 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1 lg. box lasagna noodles, uncooked
15 oz. ricotta cheese
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese

Combine water with spaghetti sauce in bowl. Cover bottom of 9x13 pan with 1.25 c. sauce. Arrange uncooked noodles (overlapping a little) on top of sauce. Spread half the ricotta and half the mozzarella over noodles. Sprinkle with 2 T. Parmesan cheese. Add another layer of sauce. Repeat with another layer of noodles, ricotta, and mozzarella and 2 T. Parmesan. Top with another layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Let stand uncovered 10 minutes before serving.

Elegant Steak and Rice

1.5 lbs. round steak
1.5 T. vegetable oil
1 can mushrooms
2 onions, separated in 1/2 in. rings
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1.5 tsp. garlic salt
3 c. hot cooked rice

Cut steak into thin strips. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil, using high heat. Add onions. Sauté until tender crisp. Pour soup over steak. Add mushrooms, juice and garlic salt. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1/2 to 1 hour. (Could bake at 350°.) Serve over fluffy rice.

Turkey Tetrazzini

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. turkey or chicken broth, or part milk
2 c. grated cheese
6 c. cooked spaghetti (12 oz. uncooked)
4 c. diced cooked turkey
1/2 c. mushrooms and/or toasted almonds (optional)
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Dash paprika

Blend soups and broth (part milk will work just fine). Stir in cheese; mix with spaghetti, turkey, and mushrooms. Turn into greased 11 1/2 x 7 3/8 inch baking dish. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and paprika.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes until bubbly and brown.


I'll have to ask Mom what "part milk" means (okay to substitute milk for broth if you don't have enough?), and is it just me, or is that an odd dish size? I'm thinking it will probably be okay in a 9 x 13, I'll just have to watch the baking time.

Chicken Casserole

1/2 cube butter (4T)
3/4 c. raw rice
1 can chicken rice soup
1 can chicken gumbo soup
2 c. cooked chicken or 1 sm. can chicken

Melt butter in casserole dish, stir in raw rice and soups. Add chicken. Bake in covered casserole dish at 350° for one hour.


I'm not sure what size of can of soup it intends, but I'm thinking probably the 12ish oz ones.


I am going to work on posting Mom's recipes from the 1989 Heritage Homemade cookbook she did. I'm pretty sure that I'm the only person in the family besides her (and maybe Grandma) that has a copy. These recipes will be tagged "HH".

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Popeye Pancackes (aka German Pancakes)

This is one of Ye Olde Family Recipes. I have used 100% whole wheat flour and actually prefer it, so any ratio blend should work as well.

Popeye Pancakes

1 c. milk
1 c. flour
6 eggs
1/4 t. salt
3-6 T. butter

In 9x13 pan , melt 3-6 T. butter in 350° oven. Combine all other ingredients with blender or egg beater until frothy. Pour batter into pan once butter is sizzling. Bake for 25-35 minutes until lightly browned. Serve like pancakes.

Raisin Bran Muffins

Raisin Bran Muffins

1 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. wheat bran
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. skim milk
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. applesauce
1 egg
1/4-1/2 c. raisins

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet ingredients in another. Combine both mixtures and add raisins. Drop into greased muffin tin and bake for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes about 12.

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