Recipe Book

I decided to compile some of my favorite recipes mainly because there are somethings I am really good at making and I want to share, and secondly to have them all in one place.

I Like to cook. I like to be praised for my cooking and I like taking recipes and making them my own, so feel free to adjust, tweek if you will, for your own pleasure. You will notice there won’t be a recipe for jello, rice cripy squares, or frosting because for some reason I cannot make those. Happy Eating 🙂
April 11 2008
Banana Bread 1.0

Dry Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup white flour
½ cup ground flax
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

½ cup low fat or fat free milk
2 tbsp oil (vegetable)
1 omega egg beaten
½ cup brown sugar
2 smushed bananas
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven at 350 F. In separate bowls mix the wet ingredients together and then the dry. If mixing by hand, combine dry ingredients until a homogenous mixture. Make a well and add the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Spray a loaf pan. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Calories per slice assuming 10 slices: 87 – 100 calories
A typical slice of banana bread is about 265 calories.

October 24, 2007
Pizza Pops

I am posting the recipe for our pizza pops (pizza pockets) that we made saturday. I got this recipe from the Rosemary Ward Relief Society Sesquicentennial cookbook. This recipe makes about 16 pizza pops.


2 pkg yeast
2 cups warm water
4 2/3 cups flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt

Mix like bread dough. Turn out on 2 greased (pam spray) cookie sheets. Rest dough for 5 – 10 minutes. Press out flat and cut with pizza roller into 8 rectangles.


2 lbs of Hamburger
1 can tomato soup
1 small onion chopped fine
celery salt
seasoning salt
1/8 cup water
1 small bottle Catalina dressing

Brown hamburger and onion. Add seasonings and water- steam 5 minutes. Add soup and dressing. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes. put about 1 tbsp of filling on each rectangle. Top with cheese fold over and pinch sides. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes. They freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave.

Enjoy! We made our own filling with italian sausage, ham and pepperoni. We put in a large can of crushed tomatoes and a large can of tomato paste. Then seasoned according to our (Tim’s) own liking. There was too much filling so we made another batch of dough.

August 17, 2007
Jen’s Mom’s Salsa

I got this from a friend but I tweek it to make it my own. Here is the general recipe.


10 lbs tomatoes
8 Mild peppers
12-16 Hot peppers
3 Cups chopped onion
4 Bell Peppers
4 Teaspoons minced garlic
2 (5 ½ oz) cans tomato paste
1 ½ Cups Pickling vinegar
2 Tablespoons Pickling salt
6 Tablespoons sugar
4 Teaspoons paprika
1 Cup minced cilantro (optional)


Skin, seed core and chop tomatoes. Put in a heavy bottomed pan. Seed and core peppers. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil (medium high heat). Then turn down to simmer uncovered (~ 1 hour). When reached desired consistency
put into hot sterilized jars, wipe rim, and screw on ring to finger tight,
then process for :
20 minutes for (500ml) pint size
25 minutes for (1Liter) quart size

Note : If you want hotter salsa, add more hot peppers and don’t seed and core because that is where all the heat is.

10 lbs makes about “4” Quart (1Liter) jars

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