The Recipe Box

Welcome to the recipe box filled with classic family recipes.

Some of my recipes are more directions then actual recipes.I learned to cook from my Mom. A great cook but she didn’t really follow a recipe unless making a desert . So  Do your own thing- Taste and Adjust to your family likes that’s what cooking is about.

In South Louisiana – some things are given making a roux, cooking rice and the Trinity.

Trinity – a combination of Onion,Bell Pepper and Celery chopped fine.

Rice – is always part of the meal.

Can you Make a Roux  – Equal parts oil & flour cooked slow until desired color.

Christmas On Line Cookie Exchange -every Friday until Christmas. Post about books.crafts & Great cookie recipes to fill a box. 



Let’s Enjoy     Lisa




Holiday Slow Cooker

I love my slow cooker here’s a new holiday Cook Book : cook book link

Put this one on your Christmas List-   Lisa


Create fantastic holiday fare with a twist fit for any celebration with Holiday Slow Cooker. Have more room for other dishes in or eliminate using your oven by having a slow cooker take on some of the elements.

Leigh Anne Wilkes created 100 recipes that are extravagant and gourmet, yet easy to make for festivities. Make parties and entertaining less stressful on your oven by leaving your slow cooker in charge. Create feasts for summer holidays with the BBQ Brisket and Triple Berry Crisp; in the fall and winter, there’s Cornbread and Sausage Dressing and Herbed Turkey Breast. Also included are recipes for Valentine’s Day Dinner, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo and even recipes for appetizers and breakfast.

This book features 100 delicious recipes and 60 mouth-watering photos.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

It’s Cold Here time for a – Breakfast Casserole :this makes a big casserole perfect for guess or ready for Christmas morning.


  • 12 slices toasted /cubed Bread
  • 2 lb bulk pork sausage/ cooked & crumbled
  • 2 c shredded Cheese
  • 8 eggs /beaten
  • 1 qt milk
  • crushed corn flakes for topping
  • Salt& Pepper to taste

Take a greased buttered Casserole dish and fill with cube bread . ( you can buy or make from tasted bread ) . Next layer cooked pork sausage.layer of cheese- repeat till fill. Pour egg/milk mixture on top. Let set up in fridge ( overnight is best. Top with crushed cornflakes & bake at 375 -60 minutes. Lisa

Cookie Exchange : How to plan one*



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99 cents /  or Free with Kindle Unlimited

Gather your friends and family for a holiday cookie exchange. This ebook contains great tips, planning and decorating ideas, and cookie recipes to tempt your sweet tooth.









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Today’s busy bakers want to make a gorgeous variety of delicious Christmas cookies without spending days upon flour-smudged days mixing, rolling, and baking. This is your guide to the Christmas cookie exchange, where everyone shows up with a few batches of homemade cookies to swap. It’s all the variety without the fuss! Red-and-white striped edges make this adorable book look like a Christmas present, with 120 recipes to choose from, plus tips for decorating, planning, and throwing the party.

Cookie Day : Chocolate Chip Cookies

In honor of Cookie Day – Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 21/4 C  All purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Chocolate  Chips
  • 1 C Nuts ( optional)
  • 1 C butter (melted)
  • 1 Egg
  • ! teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Set Oven at 375. Mix sugar ,butter,egg & vanilla. Add flour & rest of dry ingredients. Mix & drop by spoonful on non greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Let Cool.  Lisa



Sunday’s Cookbook * S is for Southern

Needing  to do a little Christmas shopping ? The newest cookbook from Garden& Guns is out?  Or a magazine subscription- garden& guns magzine .  

Both on my Christmas list –  Lisa




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From the New York Times bestselling authors at Garden & Gun comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture.

The American South is a diverse region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don’t let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. And while boiling blue crabs may be the norm across the Lowcountry in South Carolina and Georgia, try that in front of Marylanders and they’re likely to put you in the pot.

Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun comes this illustrated encyclopedia covering age-old traditions and current culture. S Is for Southern contains nearly five hundred entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, with essays from notable Southern writers including:

  • Roy Blount, Jr., on humidity
  • Frances Mayes on the magnolia
  • Jessica B. Harris on field peas
  • Rick Bragg on Harper Lee
  • Jon Meacham on the Civil War
  • Allison Glock on Dolly Parton
  • Randall Kenan on Edna Lewis
  • The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts
  • Jonathan Miles on Larry Brown
  • Julia Reed on the Delta

Breakfast Time : Grits


The True Southern Breakfast Cereal : Grits

 Quick and Regular grits take 5 to 15 minutes to cook; Stone-Ground Grits can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Stone-ground Grits can be soaked in water overnight, but it is not necessary.
  • Always salt the water. Cooked grits do not pick up the flavor of salt very well.
  • Cook in a ratio of 1 cup grits to 4 cups liquid.
  • Grits can be cooked in water or a mixture of water and chicken broth or a mixture of water and milk (half and half or cream) Bring Liquid to boil & gradually whisk  in grits to avoid clumping. Cook on simmer. And stir periodically. If  grits gets thick add more liquid. If adding butter or cheese do it at the end of cooking time.
  • There is no right or wrong when it comes to consistency of grits; some like thick grits, others like them a little runny.


Brownie Recipe * Cook Book

Friday it’s Bar Cookies : Brownies with Icing



  • 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 C butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 C broken pecans

Mix Chocolate & butter. Beat egg & sugar. Mix add flour & pecans. Pour into a greased pan and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Turn out and let Cool & Cut.


  • 1/2  C butter
  • 2 large Tablespoon of Coca
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 Box powdered sugar

Melt Butter & add other ingredients and Mix with electric Mixture.


The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook” is full of recipes anybody can make! Using pantry ingredients, you can fill your cookie jar with family favorites on a regular basis.”—Noel Lizotte,

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There’s nothing like a fresh batch of homemade cookies—but when they don’t turn out quite right, baking them can be bittersweet. With The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook your favorite cookies and treats will come out perfectly portioned and dependably delicious every single time. This much anticipated cookie cookbook from creator of the popular blog Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt, Miranda Couse, offers simple, no-frills recipes for creating the old-fashioned favorites you love.

Designed with the home baker in mind, this cookie cookbook offers:

  • 150 Favorite Recipes from all-American favorites like Chocolate Chip Cookies to modern twists like Nutella-Stuffed Cookies that you won’t find in any other cookie cookbook
  • Easy-to Find Ingredients and Proper Scaling yield never-fail texture and taste
  • Practical Tips include substitutions, variations and what to do with leftovers

Whether you’re baking for the holidays or a Tuesday, for others or yourself, The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook is your go-to cookie cookbook for every occasion.

“[The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook] is an easy-peasy, stress-free, yummy cookie cookbook…she really gets cookie texture just right.”–Jennifer Guerrero, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

Jalapeno & Cheese Corn Bread

  • Thursday ! Something Southerners take serious : Corn Bread


Jalapeno Corn Bread

  • 1 C cornmeal
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 11/2 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Can of Cream Style Corn
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 LB Cheese grated
  • 1 hot jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 1 C milk

Mix dry ingredients together. Add oil,eggs.milk, Mix in cheese,pepper & corn Mix well and pour in greased pan. Bake at 375 until brown.

Granny’s Corn Bread Recipe

  • /2 C shifted flour
  • 11/2 C yellow Corn meal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs beaten well
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/4 C cream
  • 1/2 C butter melted

Shift dry ingredients together ,add eggs & milk. Beat in cream & butter. Pour into greased pan bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Best made poured into a hot Black skillet – greased with butter. Lisa

The Great Britain Bake Off

I ‘am a big fan of cooking shows but not much of a baker -but I heard about this show on PBS & was hooked! I may never cook anything from the show but it’s great fun to watch !  Are you a fan of Mary Berry too? 


Sunday Cook Book


This delightful cookbook takes you through the baking challenges from the second series of the Great British Bake Off and shows you how to achieve baking perfection. Throughout the book, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are on hand with practical tips to help you bake perfect cakes, biscuits, breads, pastries, pies and teatime treats every time, as well as showing you how to tackle their ‘technical challenges’, as seen on the show.

There are more than 120 baking recipes in this book, including traditional British bakes and imaginative twists using classic ingredients, as well as the best contestant recipes from the series. There is plenty to challenge keen bakers here, from brandy snaps to elaborate pastries, pavlovas to iced celebration cakes, and with a sensuous and yet practical design and full-colour, step-by-step photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come.