Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rice-a-Roni Salad

Sounds a little strange, but I think it is really yummy! Plus it makes a ton and tastes even better the next day.

1 box chicken flavor rice-a-roni (make according to package directions)
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
2 cups grapes, halved (I like red grapes for this)
1 cup raisins
4 large chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
4 apples, diced (I usually use a fuji-type apple)
toasted slivered almonds (optional)
1/2 cup light mayo
1 bunch green onions, sliced (I think I use about 4 onions)

Let rice-a-roni cool and then mix all ingredients together. Keep refrigerated. (It is good without the chicken too.)

Garlic Butter

This is a Dalton family recipe from my Grandma that I grew up with and it makes my favorite garlic bread!

1 cup butter
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp summer savory (I have only seen this herb in the Spice Islands brand)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp garlic salt

Soften butter slightly (just enough to be able to mix other ingredients into it). Add all ingredients and stir to combine. It tastes best if you can let the flavors mingle for awhile, but it is great right away too. Spread on your favorite bread and broil until done as much as you like - the first batch often ended up burned at our house because we would always forget about it! If you don't use it all, just cover and store in the fridge - it keeps for a long time. My grandparents always toasted rye bread with it, but I prefer good old french bread.

Spinach Dip recipe

I looked for my recipe (briefly) but I couldn't find it. However, the recipe comes straight off the box of Knorr dry vegetable soup mix. It has been on the box every time I have made it for the last 8 years or more, so I'm sure it will still be there. I think there are two varieties of veggie soup mix. The one you want is the regular veggie, not the spring veggie (if I remember correctly). I make it as specified on the box (usually with light mayo and light sour cream) except that I don't usually add the water chestnuts. I'm sure I'll come across my recipe card soon and then I will post it.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chicken Alfredo crap

Okay... so this isn't really an official "recipe"... but it is super easy and really yummy.

Chicken cut up into cubes (use however much you want... depending on how many you are feeding... I think I use like 2 chicken breasts)
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 onion
1 jar of alfredo sauce
fetticini noodles

Cut up the vefitables into chunks and cook in a sauce pan with the chicken. Add the alfredo sauce and serve over noodles.

Suzy's Favorite Pancakes

Ha ha! I am posting the first recipe on here. These pancakes are Roger and my favorite - they melt in your mouth and are really easy to make.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it's ready!
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


I would like to request that Wendy post her Spinach dip recipe :)

Monday, July 28, 2008


Marianne has failed to inform us that the point of this blog is to share recipes. So when you find a new recipe you can post it on here and we can all print it out and put it in our cookbooks. :)

Welcome Welcome Mary Wilson

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