Friday, February 12, 2010


so, i did a sample of the nook & pantry recipe book. it turned out soooo good! well, i have had it at the last couple shows & the kit sold out (we do have some available online here) you can do this recipe book however you'd like but i did our favorite holiday recipes. the recipes are of the foods we traditonally have for easter, thanksgiving, christmas, etc. in fact, if i make quiche & monkey bread for breakfast my kids ask what holiday it is - LOL! anyways, i had so many request for MY recipes & i promised i would post them. feel free to use these recipes & the picture too if ya want (sorry about some images being smaller?!).

here they are:


3 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup bisquick
1/4 tsp salt
5 TBS melted butter
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup diced ham
1/2 cup green onion

mix first 5 ingredients with mixer on low for 2 minutes.
add other ingredients (my mom adds mushrooms, sausage, olives, etc)
pour into greased pie plate & bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

pretzel jello salad

bottom layer:
2 cups crushed prezels
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted butter

heat oven to 400 degrees. in medium bowl, melt butter then mix pretzels & sugar. press into bottom of 9x13 pan. bake 7 minutes or until lightly brown. cool.

middle layer:
8 oz soft cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tub cool whip

beat cream cheese & sugar on high until fluffy. gently stir in cool whip. spread on crust.

top layer:
1 lg. pkg of raspberry jello
3 cups boiling water
10 oz frozen raspberries (or strawberries)

stir boiling water into gelatin for 2 minutes. stir in forzen raspberries. refrigerate until slightly thickened (consistency on unbeaten egg). pour over cream cheese layer. refrigerate until firm.

awesome carrots

2 lb carrots
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 lb butter
2 TBS fresh ginger
steam carrots until tender. mix other ingredients in saucepan on low & stir until blended. drain carrots. add sauce. cook low until ready to serve.

fabulous potatoes

8-10 large potatoes
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
8 oz sour cream
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
corn flake crumbs

boil potatoes in skins. cool, peel & grate. combine soup, onion, sour cream & cheese in the grated potatoes & gently stir. do not add water to soup- this will be really thick! melt butter in 9x13 baking dish & pour potatoes in dish. cover top with corn flake crumbs & bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

monkey bread

4 cans buttermilk biscuits, cut in quarters
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

shake biscuits in a bag with sugar & cinnamon. pour 1/2 in bundt pan

1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks of butter

bring cinnamon, brown sugar & butter to a boil. pour half of sauce over top of half the biscuits in bundt pan. add rest of bisquits & rest of sauce over top. bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

homemade oreo cookies

2 pkg devils food cake mix
4 eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil

beat in mixing bowl - it will be very stiff. roll into 1-inch balls, place on lightly sprayed cookie sheet & slightly flatten. bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. cool.

8 oz soft cream cheese
1/2 cup soft butter
3-4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

beat in mixing bowl cream cheese & butter. add sugar & canilla & mix until smooth. spread on bottom of half of the cookies & top with remaining cookies.
* i add food coloring sometimes: ex: orange for halloween, blue for baby boy, green for xmas.


  1. Shelby, I just printed these recipes and my husband this what's for dinner tonight?!I can't wait to try them...and my husband especially can't wait! lol

    Thanks for sharing them with us!

  2. Cute book! My kids would love those oreo cookies! (= I might have to try a receipe or two.