Old – Fashioned Custard Ice Cream for 6 qts
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
From a 1954 copy of "South Louisiana Recipes" published by "Church of the Good Shepherd", Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 c sugar
  • 3 t flour
  • ¾ salt
  • 3 quarts half & half
  • 3T vanilla
  1. Beat eggs, add sugar, salt and blend thoroughly. Add two quarts of half & half. Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching, until thickened. Strain and add vanilla. Freeze in ice cream freezer, surrounded by crushed ice and salt, until firm.


French Silk Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
From a 1954 copy of "South Louisiana Recipes" form the "Church of the Good Shepherd", Lake Charles, Louisiana
  1. Cream with a mixer ½ pound of butter, and gradually add 1 ½ cups sugar; blend in 2 squares melted chocolate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add 4 eggs, two at a time. Beat 5 minutes at medium speed after each addition of eggs. Pour into a baked pie shell, chill in refrigerator. Serve topped with whipped cream.


Ninfa’s Green Sauce
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
Figured out by Daniel
  • 3 medium size green tomatoes-coarsely chopped
  • 4 tomatillos-cleaned & chopped
  • 1 jalapeños-stemmed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium size ripe avocados
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup sour cream
  1. Combine tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapeños & garlic cloves in a saucepan, bring to a boil in oil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Note: Wear plastic gloves or handle jalapeños carefully; chilies can irritate skin and eyes. There is no water in this recipe. When heated, the tomatoes & tomatillos will release ample fluids to enable the mixture to boil.
  2. Remove from heat and let cook slightly.
  3. Peel, pit & slice avocados. Place tomato mixture, avocados, cilantro & salt in a food processor (you may need to do this in batches); process until smooth. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the sour cream, cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate. Serve in small bowls as a dip for tortilla chips. Promptly refrigerate leftovers. Makes 4 to 5 cups.


Praline (Microwave)
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
AWESOME! this recipe really works. I prefer it made with buttermilk. Yea, Yea, I don't drink it either.
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups Pecan halves
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Cooking time 13 minutes. Use 4-5 quart glass bowl. Stir together. Cook on high for 12 minutes. Stir in baking soda until foamy. Cook on high 1 – 2 minutes. This gives it a carmel color. Beat mixture until mixture is tacky (1/2 – 1 minute). Drop by teaspoons on buttered foil. Makes 5½ dozen.


Chocolate-Marbled Almond Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1(2-ounce) pkg blanched almonds, ½ cup finely chopped
  • 2-cup sugar
  • 4 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coca
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 12 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 cups melted
  1. Heat oven to 325. Lightly butter 9-inch spring form pan; press almonds firmly on bottom of pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and cream cheese in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed. Scrape bowl often, until creamy (3 to 4 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition (1 to 2 minutes). Add all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and almonds. Continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Gently stir in melted chocolate throughout batter for marble effect.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes or until just set 2 inches from the edge of pan.
  4. Turn off oven; leave cheesecake in oven for 2 hours. Loosen sides of cheesecake from the pan by running knife around inside of pan. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.


Wick Fowler’s 2-Alarm Chili
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
I got this 36 years ago, when Wick Fowler was on "Good Morning, Houston". He was making his chili on the show and gave out the recipe on the air. AWESOME!!!
  • ½ cups chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-tablespoon red pepper
  • 1T & 1t minced dry onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ t Comino
  • 1 ½ t oregano
  • 2 T masa flour
  • One clove garlic
  • 1-8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 cans water
  1. Sear 2 lbs of coarse ground beef until grayish color. Add tomato sauce, 2 cans of water & all ingredients except the masa flour. Cover kettle and let simmer for 1 hour & 15 minutes, until the meat is tender. Skim of the grease. Mix flour with warm water into a thick but flowing mixture. Stir into the chili to “tighten” & add flavor to the chili. Let simmer another 15-20 minutes. Check taste for flavor & tenderness. Serve.


Jimmy Dean's Country Breakfast Pie
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch or Entree
Cuisine: American
  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean Sausage
  • 9" pie shell baked
  • 1½ c grated Swiss cheese
  • ¼ c chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ c chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c light cream
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook sausage until done. Crumble and drain. Scramble eggs well in large bowl. Add cream and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake at 375°F for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on rack for 10 minutes. Yields 6 to 8 servings. ENJOY!


Kitty's Crazy Banana Bread
Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Awesomely Good! Remember you want extremely ripe bananas.
  • 2 c white flour or 1¾ whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ baking soda
  • ½ salt
  • ⅓ c butter
  • ⅔ c honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c mashed bananas (3-4 whole bananas)
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt together and set aside for later. Cream the butter, honey and vanilla together well. Beat the eggs and mashed bananas together. Now alternately add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. You may add pecans if desired. Place in a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. If making muffins bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes when remove from oven before cutting and eating.


Margaret's Apple Strudel
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch & Dessert
Cuisine: Czechoslovakian
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 1-cup lukewarm water
  • 2 T butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 8 apples
  • lemon juice
  • sugar & cinnamon
  • chopped pecans
  • raisins
  • coconut
  • Maraschino cherries
  1. Place flour in large bowl. Add water, butter, sugar, salt & egg. Mix until all flour is blended in well. Place dough on floured board & knead until flexible. Divide into thirds. Place each in small greased bowl & cover with a damp cloth. Let rest in warm place.
  2. Core apples & slice ½ inch thick. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Roll out dough with pin as thin as possible & then stretch dough by placing hands under it & stretching towards you, starting in the middle. Butter the whole sheet of dough. Sprinkle apples, pecans, raisins, coconut, cherries, brown sugar & cinnamon. Roll up in jellyroll fashion. Butter roll before baking. Sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon mixture.
  3. Place on greased pan bakes 375° for 45 minutes.



Evelyn's Awesome Zucchini Bread
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch & Dessert
Cuisine: Czechoslovakian
  • 2c whole wheat flour
  • 1c white flour
  • 1T salt
  • 1Tsoda
  • 3T cinnamon
  • 1T nutmeg
  • 1T baking powder
  • 2 c peeled & grated zucchini
  1. Beat 3 eggs until creamy. Add 1c oil, 2c sugar, 2T vanilla, 2c peeled & grated zucchini, ¼ c pecans. Mix all together & bake at 325°F for one hour. Makes two large loaves.