Thought it would be nice to start a recipe book for the bride and groom. With your help, we can! Feel free to post your favorite recipes for the bride and the groom to try!


  1. Grapenut Pudding (Dessert)


    1 quart 2% milk
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1 ¼ cup Grapenuts
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/8 tsp. salt

    1. Put milk and Grapenuts in a double boiler, heat until Grapenuts are softened (10 mins.)
    2. Beat sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla in a bowl
    3. Add step 2 to the milk and Grapenuts
    4. Stir and let simmer until it thickens
    5. Chill and serve

    Can be served warmed up and is delicious with whipped cream!


    Crock Pot-Pot Roast (Main Dish)


    1 lb. beef pot roast
    1 can cream of mushroom condensed soup
    2 cups carrots- peeled and cut into chunks
    1 large white onion- cut into chunks
    3-4 medium potatoes- peeled and cut into chunks
    1 ¼ cups frozen peas

    1. Add the beef, soup, and vegetables to crock pot
    2. Cook on low for 3 hours, then turn to high for 3 hours
    3. Serve and enjoy!


    These are good "go to" recipes" ....the frittata is fast too!


  3. Baked Ziti
    Fry in olive oil several well chopped onions, some celery, red peppers, dried basil, dried oregano, a bay leaf, and any other interesting vegetables but NO mushrooms, until translucent. Add a can of crushed tomatoes with a small can of tomato paste, add some white wine or water and cook for about 30 minutes, simmering. Add minced/chopped garlic during the last five minutes of cooking.

    Meanwhile boil one pound of ziti so that it is cooked.

    Layer a large 9 by 13 inch pan, starting with enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the pan, about 1/2 of the cooked ziti, some ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese; then more sauce, the second 1/2 ziti, some ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese; then more sauce, then some grated parmesan cheese with basil and oregano and minced garlic sprinkled on top.

    Bake for about an hour at 350 degrees, until sauce is bubbling at side (good idea to keep baking tray under pan so that the tomato sauce does not dirty oven) and it smells wonderful.


  4. From Eileen Gatewood:

    Aunt Norma's Macaroni and Cheese (yes I have an Aunt Norma and she is an amazing cook!)

    Mind you, being a passed-on-by-mouth recipe, it is not exact but as you use it you can make it the way you like it.

    dry macaroni
    shredded cheese
    sour cream
    cottage cheese
    dried chives

    Boil 2 cups dry macaroni. When boiled, drain macaroni and pour into 2 quart baking dish. Mix in 3 big spoonfuls of sour cream, 2 big spoonfuls of cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon of dried chives, and 2 cups of shredded cheddar (or your favorite) cheese. Stir it all together, do a little dance. Sprinkle the top with some shredded cheese and put in the oven at 400 for 30 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble. (I like mine a little crisp on top so I leaving it a little longer.)