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Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;  blessed is the man who trusts Him!

Psalm 34:8

I found this recipe posted in a magazine.  It was developed by a teenager.  The combinations and possibilities are endless and it tastes like homemade, long cooked fudge like your grandma used to make.

Prepare a 8 x 8 pan by placing parchment paper inside the pan.  You can also spray the paper with some nonstick spray.

1 14oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk – I even used the low fat version and it worked just as well

1 14-16oz. bag of candy morsels – semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, chocolate mint, etc.

Mix all of this together in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in one minute intervals, stirring after every minute until all the morsels are melted.

Optional: Stir into the melted morsels chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, pistachios, peanuts, etc.), butter brittle chips, coconut, dried fruits.

Pour this mixture into the 8 x 8 pan and place in the refrigerator to harden.  After it has hardened allow to sit at room temperature overnight so it can dry out.  Lift the fudge out of the pan with the paper.  Place on a cutting board, peel off the paper and slice into pieces. Store in an air tight container.  Enjoy.

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So God created man in his own image,in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  Genesis 1:27

We have had over 100 lbs. of rice donated to the Manna Meal Free meal Program.  I tested a new recipe to help use some of the rice.  Since we cook for about 200 meals each week, it is really a pain to have to cook rice in the traditional way on top of the stove.  I took a recipe that we have for using uncooked macaroni and letting the casserole sit overnight and replaced the macaroni with rice.  Since rice takes more cooking liquid I increased the liquid.  It came out great.  The variations on this are endless.

2 cups uncooked rice

4 cups water or stock

2 cups of:  chicken, ham, broccoli or mixed vegetables

2 10 oz. cans of cream soup:  mushroom, celery, chicken or even tomato soup (if using large cans use 1/2 of a 50 oz. can of soup)

2-3 cups of shredded cheese or 1/2 lb. processed cheese such as Velveeta-cubed

4 hard boiled eggs – optional and I did not use them

salt and pepper to taste

Could add other seasonings as desired:  garlic, onion, chili powder (tomato soup)

Mix all ingredients together and place in a 9 x 13 pan or half sheet pan.  Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.  Take out and uncover the next day.  Bake at 325′ for 1 hour.  You may want to stir this after about 30 minutes.  You can top this with additional cheese or bread crumbs the last 10-15 minutes if desired.  This serves 12-15.

This multiplies well.  If you add meat this could be a main dish, with vegetables a great side.


1.   Rice with diced tomatoes and broth to make the amount of liquid needed: onions, chili powder and peppers for Spanish style rice.

2.  Rice with chicken broth for the liquid, cream of chicken soup, cooked chicken.  Could add broccoli, peas/carrots, or mixed vegetables for main dish.

3.  Rice with ham and ham broth for the liquid, cream of mushroom soup.  Could add broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, etc.

4.  Rice with water for the liquid, cream of mushroom soup.  Add broccoli and/or mushrooms for a great side dish.

5.  Rice with water for liquid.  Bacon and/or sausage, chopped hard boiled eggs.  Add onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc. for a breakfast style casserole.

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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:  13-14

Sorry I have not posted in a long time, but I have had some serious health issues for a year.  I am back and hope to share more recipes, hints/tips, etc. on this blog.  I was able to get the second cookbook finished while I was not feeling so well.  It has a lot of the recipes from the first cookbook with about 120 new recipes added.  The book contains 300 recipes.  I have personally prepared each of these recipes.  We have a Facebook page at:  Family Favorites II:  Second Helpings.

The books are $15.00 and with shipping they are $18.00.  If you order more than one I can calculate the shipping.  The profits from the book are donated to a local free meal program. I also have set up Paypal, so you can pay online, mail a check or money order.  If you mail payment the book will not be shipped until I receive payment.

Some of favorite recipes in the book are:  Baked French Toast, Cream Cheese Danish, Herbal Cheesecake,  Cottage Cheese Salad,  Carrot Dressing Casserole, Bean Enchilada Bake, Amish Friendship Bread, Candy Bar Cheesecake, Quick Peanut Butter Fudge and White BBQ Sauce.

These would make unique Christmas Presents.  I will sign the books as a free bonus.

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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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