Three Bean Casserole

Three Bean Casserole


1 can kidney beans drained

1 can pork and beans

1 can butter beans, drained

Mix top 3 together and place in casserole dish.  In skillet, soft fry 6 bacon strips, chop and add;

1 1/2 t. garlic powder

2 large onions cut into rings

1 t. dry mustard

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. vinegar


When browning bacon, add garlic and onions. Just before bacon is crisp, add vinegar, sugar and mustard.

Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then pour over beans. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350.

Yomindsetti (Amish Recipe)

Yomindsetti Cassarole


1 lb. noodles cooked in salt water

3 lbs. hamburger fried in butter w/ onions

2 cans mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken or celery soup

1 pt. peas

1 c. sour cream potato chips


Mix everything together except potato chips. Put in casserole dish. Layer potato chips on top. Heat through.

Tomato Gravy

Tomato gravy

This gravy is great with warm peach cobbler or bread pudding.  Some people use this gravy on cube steak or meatloaf.  Serve over hot buttermilk biscuits along with bacon or sausage for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.


1 pt. tomato juice

1/2 pt. water

1 t. margarine


1 c. milk

3 T. flour

2 T. sugar


Bring tomato juice, water and margarine to a boil.  Make a thin paste of milk, sugar and flour. Stir in tomato juice until it cooks and starts to thicken.

Light as a Feather Doughnuts

Light as a feather donut


3/4 c. milk

1/4 c. sugar

1t. salt

1/4 c. margarine

1/4 c. warm water

1 pkg. yeast

1 egg, beaten

3 1/4 c. flour



Scald milk; stir in sugar, salt and margarine. Cool mixture to lukewarm. Mix together the yeast and water; add to milk mixture. Stir in beaten egg and 1/2 of the flour to make a soft dough. Knead in rest of flour until dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise until double in size. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut desired size, with center cut out; let rise. Deep fat fry in hot oil. Immediately immerse in donut glaze. Yield; 3 doz. donuts.

Perfect Southern Greens

Southern Greens


1 bunch kale

1 bunch beet leaves (collards, mustard, turnip) or 1bunch other greens (collards, mustard, turnip)

1 large onion, sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup cubed ham

3 slices bacon

2 1/2 cups water (more if needed)

Salt and pepper

Balsamic vinegar (optional)


Tear greens into large pieces and discard the thick vein. Add greens to a pot of boiling salted water (I use kosher salt). Let boil for about 6 minutes. Drain and Rinse.

While the greens are boiling, preheat a heavy skillet with olive oil, add onion and garlic; sauté until onions are lightly brown and cook for an additional minute or two.

Put the sautéed onions in the slow-cooker then add the drained greens, ham, bacon, and water.

Cook on high setting for 4 hours or until greens are tender.

Serve with balsamic vinegar, optional.

Chicken Strips

Chicken Strips


5 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

1 1/4-1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts


In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; as butter starts to melt, add minced garlic into the saucepan.

Once butter has melted, remove from heat and pour garlic butter mixture into a low flat dish, like a soup plate or pie pan.

In another low, flat dish, combine panko, parmesan, and parsley if using; add salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

Preheat oven to 400F; have ready a baking pan that’s been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Remove chicken tenderloin from breasts and leave whole, then cut breasts crosswise into strips.

Roll chicken pieces into garlic butter, then completely dredge in panko mixture; place on prepared baking pan.

Should you have any panko mixture left over when you are done, sprinkle over chicken strips; should you have any melted butter left over, pour over chicken.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is just cooked through.

Corn Bread

Corn Bread


1 1/2 C. corn meal

1 3/4 C. flour 1/2 C. sugar

1/2 C. sugar

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

3 eggs

3/4 C. corn oil

1 3/4 C. milk


Mix all ingredients and pour in buttered 10 x 15 cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 – 20 minutes.