Corn dodger

johnnycake brought west. from the mississippi valley chapter of the united states regional cookbook, culinary arts institute of chicago, 1947. vegetarian if vegetable shortening is used.

Deep dish pizza

i got this recipe from jeff smith, the frugal gourmet back in 1987. he made this recipe and ran it by pizzeria uno in chicago and they smiled and nodded "it's almost as good as ours." this is easy, no...

Coarse black pepper cheese bread

my family loves this bread! i like to serve it especially with soups and sometimes along with dinner. this is the bread i make when i don't use my bread machine. this recipe came from a good cook in our...

Christmas tea

this is my grandmother's recipe for a delicious hot punch for the holidays, which she always called tea. i always make this for holiday parties, and the aroma is wonderful. to make it even more festive,...

Danish puffs

from "simply delicious"- a cookbook of herberger's employee family recipes. submitted by sara sadler of st. paul, minnesota.

Cranberry fruit jam

this doesn't use pectin. the recipe comes from ball canning products, and assumes you know and follow safe canning procedures.

Door county style fish boil

although an authentic fish boil is served with melted butter, the simple dill sauce in this recipe is a little healthier. serve with coleslaw and dinner rolls. some fish boils also serve corn on the cob...

Corned beef hash

quick and easy corned beef hash. a camping favorite,

Chocolate orange cream cocktail

this is a drink that's as pretty as it is a sweet indulgence. in fact, we like to call it dessert in a martini glass. it tastes a bit like those chocolate orange cream candy eggs, but a whole lot better...

Heart healthy pizza topping

for one 12 inch pizza. from "cooking a la heart"- delicious heart healthy recipes from the mankato heart health program, 1988.

Danish kringle

from aebleskiver and more - a sampling of danish recipes by lisa steen riggs. i have heard this is devilishly hard to make, but well worth it if you can master it. i've never been able to make it. hope...

Creamy chicken in rice

this recipe was one of the 'usuals' at my house when i was little- even so, we never got tired of it! it is a super easy recipe, and you can play around with it: for the soup, you can either use two cans...

Easy cheesy vegan burgers

vegan black beans easy save for later quick meal

Chinese buffet style donuts

we have all enjoyed these simple to make donuts. now you can make them at home. from (

Easy chicken kabobs

the hardest part about this recipe is waiting for the chicken to marinade! ;) super easy and quick to make!! enjoy!

Dove kabobs

it's just dovely

Cottage ham

it's a midwest thing. if you can find a smoked pork shoulder roll/smoked butt/cottage roll/cottage ham, try this. it's not a ham, although it tastes a bit similar. it's not like pulled pork either, which...

Duimpjes dutch cookies

from the michigan dutch chapter of the united states regional cookbook, culinary institute of chicago, 1947.

Chocolate wows

cookies from 3 kinds of chocolate and pecans and a dollar store cookbook to boot!! these are good to say the least....

Cobbler cake

simular to both cobbler and cake, i call this baked desert "cobbler cake". the wild card ingredient is the fruit that you choose. i have found that any and all fruits or berries work wonderfully.

Chokecherry syrup

i finally found a recipe that thickens like syrup! great on pancakes.

Potted elk roast

decent grazin'.

Christmas cheer

very red and cheerful. great for people who like both martinis and girlie drinks.

Crappie fish fry

for those of you living in the midwest and lucky enough to snag those delicious crappie fish, here's a recipe that will do justice to those wonderful little fellas!

Deer hunting gourmet sandwich

my brother don submitted this for our family reunion cookbook; he's quite the hunting food aficionado--as you can see!

Easy caramel

i got this recipe from a friend in college. it was super easy to make and my husband ate the entire pan of it within a few days.

Comfort meatballs the pioneer woman

make a double batch and keep some in the freezer for busy cold nights. make extra sauce for dipping! from ree drummond's episode potluck sunday, this has many excellent reviews!

Coconut chocolate tarts

cute little individual tarts that are decadent tasting. from donna hay's food fast cookbook

Easy beef roast

i've made this for many years. you can even use this as a base step and begin adding herbs it's that versatile. can be made without mushrooms,-- add carrots, or no vegetable. serve with garlic mashed potatoes...

Custard pudding

my grandma has used this recipe since she was a little girl. it makes a very good, rich pudding to use in cream pies, trifles, or just for eating. if you want to reduce the richness substitute some of...

Crock pot pork chops on rice

tender and very flavorful chops. all you need is a veggie and you have a satisfying dinner.

Conga bars

no mixing machine, no bowls! this is a very old recipe from the chicago tribune that is easy to prepare and the results will become a family favorite.

Corned beef au gratin

this is another recipe that my mother made for us. mother could always make a great meal even while being very frugal.

Crunchy grahams

i love golden graham cereal! i liked it best plain, and used to eat it right out of the box. wow, so good- so these must be too! i'm looking forward to trying these!

Easy chicken and green bean casserole

this is a version of a recipe my mother-in-law taught me to make. it is a family favorite. it is an entire meal in one pan! you can prepare the chicken any way that is convenient for you. prep time...

Creamy garlic red potato salad

this is a great tasty potato salad for a summer day. great with grilled steak, chicken, or fish. it is best if made early in the day if you are serving it for dinner! prep time includes minimum refrigeration...

Mud pie

this is easy and delicious. it came from a cook book in honor of a young girl, barbara johnson, whose life was tragically cut short in an auto accident before she turned 20 years old. she had a beautiful...

Cracked pepper gravy

a buddy e-mailed me this a while back, it's pretty dang good too. cracked pepper is different from freshly ground pepper because the former is stronger in flavor and aroma. grind them in a food processor...

Dr bird cake

this is one of my grandma's recipes. she always had one baked fresh when we came over to visit. it brings back fond memories of my childhood. it was always a family favorite of mine.

Curried pecans

an excellent snack for most any occasion--holidays, camping, sporting event get togethers, lunchboxes, etc. we can't stop eating them! these make a great gift, just cut a piece of cellophane and wrap into...

Coleslaw that lasts

this coleslaw lasts and its a crowd pleaser. great on picnics or buffets.

In the pantry tuna rice casserole

my 2 sons grew up on this casserole. young children, especially like this. not spicy, but creamy. the ingredients are usually in everyone's pantry, hence the title. lol

Crockpot ribs and taters

during the heat wave of july 2011 we got tired of grilling and bbq. the crockpot did get more than it's fair share of use. using what i had on hand i made this dish and was very happily surprised at...

Drunk chicken

the most delicious baked chicken with a creamy sauce that goes great with rice. this is the first recipe that i ever learned how to make and is still my favorite meal. . the type of wine used really...

Veal medallions with french morels

morels add an intense and smoky flavor to the veal sauce. if you never had them they are very meaty tasting and worth the time to make sure you clean them well of all the grit.

Cube steak in gravy slow cooker

i bought some cube steaks on a whim and then was not sure what to do with them. i liked the idea of slow cooking, but not the cream of soups and mixes that so many recipes featured. so i made this up based...

Decorated football poke cupcakes

another cool football tailgate recipe. i, of course, choose green and gold as the only good colors to use for this recipe. you may use any other colors you wish. go pack go!!!