Welcome to my cookbook! I have several recipes that folks have asked for, so I decided to post them here. Some are included in the ward cookbook, but many of them are things I found after that was published so I wanted a place to put them so my family had access to them. I'll add to this as I find things that I think need to be shared. If you have a recipe you'd like to add, let me know and I'll add you as a contributor.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Mom’s wonderful bleu cheese dressing

 Bleu cheese dressing 

1 qt. mayonnaise (best foods or hellman's, which are the same brand.  If you use the cheap stuff, you won't be happy.)

1 qt. buttermilk

16 oz. cream cheese (full fat, not "lite")

2 cups cottage cheese (full fat not "lite")

2 cups sour cream (full fat, not "lite")

1 cup whipping cream

12 oz roquefort or bleu cheese, crumbled

Worcestershire sauce to taste (it'll be a tablespoon or two)

Half and half to thin to correct consistency

Mix all ingredients in large bowl.  (Stick blender works really well for this.)  I don't know that I have ever had to use the half and half, but that's what the original recipe called for.  The reason you need to use full fat products is so that the dressing doesn't spoil quickly.  If you use "light" products, the dressing won't keep as long.  

This recipe will make over 4 quarts,  and it's expensive to make, but if you know people who love bleu cheese dressing it makes a GREAT Christmas gift (and so much more appreciated than plates of sugary treats.)  But don't give away whole quarts, give away pints or half pint jars. You can easily half the recipe and it'll still make plenty.  Do NOT share the recipe, you know the story behind it.  I swear Grandma Miller will haunt you if you give the recipe to anyone who is not your daughter or son.  

For those who don’t know the story behind this...

Grandma Miller got it from a chef at a the Highland house for a wedding gift. He had asked her what she wanted as a wedding gift and she said she wanted his recipe for blue cheese. He said no, it was his signature recipe and he didn’t share it. They kept going back to the restaurant and he kept asking her what she wanted for a wedding gift, and she said if he wasn’t going to give her the blue cheese dressing recipe, she didn’t want anything from him at all.

And then they went in again, and he came stomping out to the table, slapped the paper with the recipe on it in front of her and told her she better not let anybody else have it.  

We have made it before to use for wings, and it’s incredible. I had a couple of friends in Colorado who would beg me to make it for them for Christmas. It’s also amazing to dunk a nice crusty chunk of bread into.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce

1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1. Mix together and refrigerate for at least an hour



5 eggs
1/4 cup milk
16 oz refrigerated breakfast biscuits (the Pillsbury flakey kind)
4 scallions (green onions, spring onions, whatever you prefer to call them)
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
If you’re into the meats – cooked center cut bacon or cooked sausage

11×17 pan, sprayed with cooking spray (Note: a 9×13 works too, but might need to bake a little longer)

1. Mix your eggs and milk in a large bowl.  Cut each biscuit into fours and add it to the bowl.  do this before cooking the bacon or cutting up the scallions – give the biscuits some time to really soak in the eggs.

2.  Cut up your scallions, shred your cheese, cook and break up your bacon (or sausage). Add everything to the bowl. 

3. Mix it all up and pour into your pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes (make sure it isn’t runny.)

Harvest Chex mix

For the Sauce:
  • ¾ cup Butter, melted
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract

For the Mix:
  • 1 box Rice Chex [365g (12 oz)]
  • 1 bag Bugles [213g (7 oz) bag]
  • 4 cups Pretzels
  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn
  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn Pumpkins
  • 1 bag Reese's Pieces [230g (8oz)]
  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave in medium bowl or measuring cup.
  3. Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and whisk well until combined and dissolved.
  4. In a VERY large bowl, add the Chex cereal, pretzels and Bugles.
  5. Pour the sauce over the cereal mixture and toss gently until evenly coated.
  6. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Divide mixture on the two baking sheets and spread in even layers.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Then add it to a large bowl, along with the candy corn, pumpkins and Reese's Pieces. Toss to combine.
  10. Store in airtight container

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla sauce

• 4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 2 cups milk
• 1/4 cup butter
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 eggs, slightly beaten
• 1 tablespoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Sauce Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions for Pudding:
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine bread and raisins in large bowl. Combine milk and 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted (4 to 7 minutes). Pour milk mixture over bread; let stand 10 minutes. 
Stir in all remaining pudding ingredients. Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set in center. 

Directions for Sauce:
Combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Stir in vanilla. 
To serve, spoon warm pudding into individual dessert dishes; serve with bread pudding. Store in the fridge. 

Southwestern quiche


cooking spray
8 canned whole green chiles, or more to taste
7 eggs
1/2 cup chopped onions
3 tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed
2 tomatoes, sliced, or to taste (optional)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray. Cut chiles lengthwise into strips. Line strips over the bottom of pie plate to form a crust, placing pointed ends toward the center. Beat eggs in a bowl and mix in onions, cream, garlic salt, cumin, and pepper. Fold in Cheddar cheese. Layer tomatoes over the chile 'crust,' and pour egg mixture on top. Bake in the preheated oven until quiche is set, 30 to 35 minutes

Monday, January 8, 2018

Jalapeño popper dip #2

  • 4oz can diced jalapeños, well drained OR 4-6 Fresh Jalapeños, roasted and diced (include seeds for extra spice)
  • 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley

Instructions for roasting jalapeños:
Cut fresh jalapeños in half, then place face down on a baking sheet.  Broil jalapeños until the skins blacken and bubble up.  Remove from broiler and peel outer skin.

Directions for the dip:
1. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream.
2. Add cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, and diced jalapeños. Mix well.
3. Spoon into 8x8 baking dish, or medium sized cast iron pan, spreading evenly.
4. In a medium bowl, mix bread crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 parmesan cheese, and dried parsley.
5. Sprinkle bread crumb topping evenly over jalapeño mixture.
6. Bake at 400˚F / 200˚C for 20 minutes, or until hot and bread crumbs are golden brown.
7. Serve with chips, warm tortillas, bread, or crackers.