Family and Friend Recipes for you to enjoy at a baby shower or any time!
I have recently changed the name of this page to "Family and Friends Recipes" since one of my dear friends, Linda, has started her on food blog! I would love for you to take a look at her site at Bruschetta Bistro which features simple, delicious recipes for you and your family!
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Samplings of the Appetizers, Candies and Desserts recipes for the big Event were taken from the Rodgers Family Recipes Cookbook that I compiled in July 2007. Many of my family members contributed the 336 recipes in this cookbook that they use in their daily living. You may be familiar with the recipes, but of the recipes seemed to have been lovingly tweaked to make each unique!
Tortilla Rolls or Pinwheels
(Contributed by my niece Kelli Luttrell Hodges)
1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
1 Tablespoon Accent Powder
1 package of flour Tortillas
1 package of ham, chopped into small cubes
Optional: Water Chestnuts or Cran-Raisins
Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts
(Contributed by my niece Leslie Luttrell)
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
1 package Knorr (1.4 oz dry vegetable soup mix)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
1 carton (16 oz) sour cream
1 can (8 ½ oz) water chestnuts
3 green onions, chopped (optional)
Although this is basically
the recipe for Knorr’s Spinach Dip, we usually make it a few days in advance so
the ingredients can blend and become very tasty! That is how I made it for the more baby shower recipes event!
It is served in a round loaf of bread, where you cut out the center and around the inside of the bread. Save this bread for the dip later. Delicious!
Family and Friends Recipes: Salads
Mrs. McNally's Salad
(Contributed by my Mom, Nana)
This was my Dad's favorite salad
1 large can shoe peg corn
1 small can LeSeur peas
1 bell pepper
1 small jar pimento
1 small can French-cut green beans
8 green onions or thin slices of red onion
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup sugar or 18 pkgs of sweetner
1 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
3/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup oil
Drain corn, beans, and peas. Mix together. Chop onions, peppers, and pimento. Mix with corn mixture. To make dressing, combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil for one minute. Cool and pour over vegetables.
(Original contribution from Mary Pittman's, Collectibles II)
Family and friend Favorite...crushed pretzels taste like pecans!
2 cups of crushed pretzels
3 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup oleo melted
Mix above together and press into a 9 x13 greased pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Don't let pretzels burn. Cool.
Then mix the following
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups Cool Whip
Poor over cooled pretzel crust.
Then mix 1 6 oz. package Strawberry Jello with 2 cups boiling water. Cool in refrigerator. Add frozen strawberries and chill until syrupy.
Pour over above cheese layer and refrigerate until ready to serve.
This may be prepared the day before.
Crock Pot Peanut Clusters
(Contributed by my cousin, Barbara Finley)
I must admit, when I compiled this recipe in the cookbook, it sounded so rich, I put it in the Dessert section by mistake. Well, it could be a dessert since everyone loves it!
It has become a favorite candy of my family and friends! I hope that you will enjoy my cousins Barbara’s recipe that is quick and easy and the crock pot does all the work! Remember, don’t peek while it is cooking!
1 16 oz dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
1 12 oz package Chocolate chips
2 lbs white almond bark
1 16 oz dry roasted peanuts, salted
1 4 oz German Sweet chocolate bar
Tips: Probably makes a 100 or more candies. I usually use a 4 to 6 quart crock pot and after the recipe is stirred, I scoop out the hot mixture with a small cookie scoop which makes about a 1 inch candy. Scrumptious and very rich!
I would be remiss if I didn’t include one of our favorite family recipes. Yes, an old family favorite that was shared over seventy years ago with my Mom’s family friend, Helen Rasberry. Although they grew up together, the Rasberry’s moved to Houston and we only got to see them occasionally.
However, this cake and many other wonderful recipes were shared with our family. This cake was affectionately called Nana’s Pound Cake by her five grandchildren. So easy to make and very delicious!
Nana’s Pound Cake
(Contributed by my Mother, Ina Pearl Luttrell)
2 sticks of margarine (Parkay)
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 stick of butter
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
I usually will cut the cake into half and freeze individual slices so my Mom can enjoy it in the future!
Have you ever thought of compiling a Family Cookbook! Do you find yourself wishing you had a copy of the corn recipe that Aunt Jane cooked every year at Christmas? Do you wish you had recipes that your cousins may have cooked?
In order to locate many of these recipes, you will need to get your family to share their treasured recipes and then you compile those recipes into a Family Cookbook. Today, the recipes I listed in "Family Recipes" were all from my immediate and close-knit family! Yes, recipes that we have all enjoyed and look forward to sharing with others!
We have a family reunion every summer and I was able to create a 2nd cookbook in 2007 for our family. The original cookbook about five years earlier had hand written recipes that our oldest family members wrote. Now those great aunts are no longer with us, but we have their hand-written treasured recipes.
Please share your experiences in creating a cookbook all can enjoy!
Do you have a great story about creating a Family Cookbook? Please share it!