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Acts 20:32  I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

I have been on a journey to complete my second Cookbook.  I wrote the first one when our children left home and then kept calling back asking how to make _______.  I decided that the best way to get everything together was to print a Cookbook.   To my delight and surprise people wanted to buy some of the books.  After I sold out people were still asking for cookbooks. 

I am constantly searching for new recipes and asking people to share their favorites with me.  I starting compiling recipes for another cookbook almost three years ago.  It is finally done, has been printed and has arrived.  This new book has a lot of the favorites from the first book, but it also has almost 125 NEW recipes.  This book has 300 recipes that have all been personally prepared by ME. 

My wonderful daughter has developed an ecommerce site and has set up a PayPal Account if you would like to purchase one.  There is a tab at the top of this page called:  Adele’s Cookbook.  The cost is $15.00 plus $3.25 for shipping/handling.  If you want multiple copies you can message or email me for the shipping costs.  They are also available for wholesale rates.

After I recover the costs for the printing at least 1/2 (if not all) of the profits will be donated to charity.  I hope some of these recipes that have become our Family Favorites might become some of your family’s favorites also.  Believe me, most of them you will want to have Second Helpings.


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And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

Pastry for 9 inch pie – homemade or store bought

Cheesecake Filling

8 oz. cream cheese – softened

1 large egg

1/2 cup sugar

1 t. vanilla

1/4 t. salt

1 1/4 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350^.  Place the oven rack at the bottom position.  Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan.  Fit pie crust into the pie pan.

Using a mixer on medium speed mix all of the above ingredients, except the pecans and until smooth.  Pour into pie shell and then top with the pecans.

Make Pie Filling

1 cup light corn syrup

3 large eggs

1/4 cup sugar

1 t. vanilla

Mix all together and pour over the pecan mixture.

Place pie pan on a baking sheet.  Bake 50-55 minutes or until pie is set.  Cool on wire rack for about an hour.  Cover and chill if not serving immediately.

I have not tested this recipe, but all of the ingredients and procedures sound like they would work.  I will be testing this soon.  Let me know what you think.

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Isaiah 32:16  “My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undistrubed places of rest, ” Says the Lord.

It has been a long time since I last posted.  So sorry I have neglected this blog.  Thank you to everyone who has continued to visit.  This is a recipe that is great for busy people.  We used this at our Saturday Free Meal program.  You just need to multiply the amounts and fix each casserole.  Each casserole feeds 12-15 in a 9 x 13 pan.

2 cups UNCOOKED macaroni – that’s right uncooked, that is what makes it so easy

2 cups water

2 cups cooked chicken

4 hard boiled eggs – optional

2 10oz. cans of cream of mushroom or chicken soup

1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese – cubed

Combine all in the refrigerator overnight.  Bake uncovered 1 hour at 325^.  You may need to add some additional water while cooking.

Variations:  You can use ham instead of chicken and use cream of mushroom or celery soup.

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Psalm 119: 32  I run in the path of your commands, O Lord, for you have set my heart free.

I have finished editing my newest cookbook.  I will be selecting the cover, design, etc.  The only problem is that I don’t have a NAME for this new book.  It will contain 250 recipes that I have prepared for my family on Sunday dinners, church pot lucks and regular dinners.  The first book was “Family Favorites”, which is currently sold out.  This book has many of the recipes from Family Favorites, but many new recipes as well.  Let me know your creative titles.  If I choose your Title you will WIN a FREE cookbook when it is published.  Looking for some creative ideas.  Get Ready – Set – Go – Get Creative.

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2 Thessalonians 3:3  The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you form the evil one.

This was a dish at a recent Pot Luck.  I ask for the recipe and repeated it today for a family dinner.  It was a big hit.

2 cans carrots – drained and mashed with a fork or a pastry cutter

1/2 medium onion – sauteed in 3 T. margarine until translucent

1 box corn bread stuffing mix

1 stick margarine or butter – melted

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all together and place into a greased 2 quart casserole.  Bake in a 350^ oven for 30-35 minutes.  Great way to sneak carrots into your children’s diet.  This is a wonderful casserole.

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So sorry I have neglected this blog.  I am truly amazed at the number of people who continue to find the blog through searching for recipes, etc.  Thank you for visiting.  I have been working on Cookbook #2 and I am within about 20 recipes of finishing.  The new cookbook will have 250 recipes.  Some are from the first book, but many are new ones that I have developed over the past few years.

At least half of the profits from the book will benefit our church building fund.  The first book is sold out.  I was amazed at the interest in the first book, so I am hoping that the response will be just as good for this second one.  These recipes are the ones that my children grew up with and additional ones that we use for Sunday dinners for the grandchildren, church potlucks, etc.  They are not anything fancy, but they are good nutritious recipes (except for the desserts of course) that we enjoy.

If you are interested give me a post and I will contact when it is available.  To allow for printing we are anticipating 2-3 months from now.

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 15 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 259 posts. There were 5 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was February 22nd with 220 views. The most popular post that day was Spaghetti for 100.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were frugalhacks.com, en.wordpress.com, search.aol.com, jamiegates.wordpress.com, and cookeatshare.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for church dinner recipes, diaper cake, spaghetti for 100, spaghetti for 100 people, and how to make a diaper cake.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Spaghetti for 100 September 2008


Diaper Cake April 2008
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Pork Chops and Potatoes June 2007


Taco Casserole for 40 – 50 people February 2009


Let me introduce myself April 2007

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