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These are the start of many "free recipes" that will be posted here for you to enjoy. The recipes below all come from the front pages of the Menu Minder, meaning they’re all "recipes of the month", and something special to us. I hope you find them special as well. If you’d like to have the Menu Minder sent to your home every other month, please Subscribe now. Don’t forget we have over 32 years of recipes that were called in from our "neighbors". If you care to order, visit the Menu Minder index page to view them.

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APPETIZERS:

BACON CHEDDAR PUFFS

BACON FILLED CHERRY TOMATOES (Peggy Morrison)

BACON WRAPPED PINEAPPLE BITES

BEEF SAUSAGE APPETIZERS "HANKY PANKIES" (Viv’s)

BEER DIP FOR PRETZELS (Lucy Taylor's)

BLUE CHEESE HORSERADISH CHEESEBALL (Maureen’s)

CHEESE FONDUE (Pat’s)

CHEESY CHILI CUP APPETIZERS

CHEESY PINEAPPLE CHUNKS

CHIPPED BEEF DIP (Lee Lindamood’s)

CRAB DIP (Ann's)

CURRIED DEVILED EGGS (Don’s)

DEVILED HAM CHEESE BALLS

FIG & BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE (Sweet Lorraine’s)

GORGONZOLA SPREAD LIKE THE FRENCH LAUNDRY RESTAURANT IN FENTON (Lynn's)

GUACAMOLE (from Tim Castaneda owner of Zumba’s Mexican Grille in Royal Oak, Mi.)

HELEN’S CRABBIES (From Helen "The Cookie Lady")

POLISH MEATBALLS IN WHITE SAUCE

QUICK AND EASY SALMON PATTIES (Lee Lindamood’s)

QUICK DIP FOR FRUIT (Mary’s)

ROSE’S VEGGIE HORS D’ OEUVRES

SAUCY KIELBASA APPETIZER (Pat’s)

SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP LIKE COOKER’S (Gloria Pitzer)

SPINACH DIP (Mary’s)

SUNDRIED TOMATO CHEESE SPREAD

SWEDISH MEATBALLS With Grape Juice Or Dill Sauce

TORTILLA ROLL-UPS (Mary’s)



BEVERAGES:

CREME De MENTHE (From Kitchen Cordials © 1979)

GRANDMA'S RHUBARB PUNCH

HOT ICED TEA (Malcom Garvock’s)



BREADS-MUFFINS-ROLLS:

BANANA SPLIT BREAD

BRAN MUFFINS

BREAKFAST CINNAMON ROLLS

CHEESE GARLIC BISCUITS (Like Red Lobster)

CORN BREAD (Donna’s)

CRAWFORD BAKERY ROLLS (From The Old Crawford Bakery In Northville Michigan)

ED’s CHOLESTEROL BUSTING MUFFINS

RHUBARB BREAD (Helen Garvock)

SOUR CREAM ROLLS (Nellie’s)

SPICY PUMPKIN BEER BREAD (Lucy’s)

SUSAN’S PUMPKIN BREAD

TWO INGREDIENT "NO KNEAD" BEER BREAD

WHOLE WHEAT, BANANA-BLUEBERRY MUFFINS (Robin Guyor’s)



CAKES:

BREAKFAST COFFEE CAKE (Peggy Morrison’s) "This may be the recipe of the year!"

CHOCOLATE UGLY CAKE FROM THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT IN DETROIT (Gloria Pitzer)

EASY BLUEBERRY CAKE (Barb’s)

KAHLUA CAKE (Kathy’s)

KEY LIME CAKE (Mary Ann’s)

MINIATURE CHEESECAKES (Nancy's)

PECAN CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE (Lucy's)

POPCORN CAKE

PUMPKIN CHEESE CAKE

PUMPKIN DESSERT CAKE (Tom Boaks)

SCRIPTURE CAKE

SUNNY’S PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

VERNOR’S SPICE CAKE (Sue Freedland’s Winning Recipe for The Vernors.com Contest)

VIENNA CHOCOLATE CAKE



CASSEROLES:

BARBECUE PORK AND BEAN BAKE (Barbara Wheeler’s 2005 Michigan State Fair Blue Ribbon Recipe)

BEANS AND KIELBASA (Al O’Neal’s)

CHICKEN AND WILD RICE CASSEROLE (Joy Taylor- Skiba)

CHICKEN DIVAN #1 (Helen Garvock) And # 2 (Adele)

CHOPSTICK TUNA CASSEROLE (Melinda’s)

CORN CASSEROLE (Mary’s)

CRANBERRY SWEET POTATO BAKE (Eileen’s)

EASY CHEESY CHICKEN NOODLE CASSEROLE

EGGPLANT CASSEROLE FOR ONE PERSON

HAM CASSEROLE, SOUTHERN STYLE

HASH BROWN CASSEROLE LIKE THE CRACKER BARREL (Gloria Pitzer)

LEMON CURRY CHICKEN CASSEROLE (Sue’s)

MEXICAN CHICKEN BAKE

PIZZA CASSEROLE

POLISH REUBEN CASSEROLE

REUBEN POTATO CASSEROLE

STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE (Millie’s)

TUNA CHEESE IMPERIAL

TUNA NUT CASSEROLE

WINTER SQUASH AND APRICOT CASSEROLE (Chef Kevin Enright, O.C.C. Culinary Arts Institute)

ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE SIDE DISH (Fidelis’)



COOKIES:

APPLE BARS (Helen’s)

BLUE RIBBON SUGAR COOKIE (Winner 1982 Mich. State Fair And Wayne County Fair)

CHERRY WINKS

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES LIKE J. L. HUDSON’S DETROIT (Gloria Pitzer)

CHRISTMAS WREATH COOKIES

COLORFUL CANDY COOKIES

COOL WHIP, CAKE MIX COOKIES (Rose’s)

FROSTED PUMPKIN CRANBERRY BARS With Brown-Butter Frosting

GINGER CRACKLES (Helen Garvock)

GRAHAM CRACKER COOKIES (Theresa’s)

GRAHAM CRACKER PECAN COOKIES

HAYSTACK COOKIES (Diane’s)

HEAVENLY BARS (Hazel Baumgardeners Mich. State Fair Winner, 1985)

LEBKUCHEN (Marian's)

MARY’S MOON COOKIES (Mary The Hungarian Lady)

OATMEAL COOKIES (Karen Winters)

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES (Sweet Lorraine’s)

PECAN TASSIES (Millie's)

SONYA’S BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE COOKIES

SPICY PUMPKIN COOKIE (Henry’s)



DESSERTS:

BAKED CINNAMON APPLE SLICES (Robin’s)

BANANA DELIGHT (Helen Garvock)

BROWN RICE PUDDING IN A SLOW COOKER

BROWNIES (from Millie Schembechler)

CHERRY CHEWS (From The Bavarian Inn In Frankenmuth, Mi.)

CRANBERRY CRUNCH (Millie's)

FRIED APPLE TURNOVERS

FROZEN BANANA-CRANBERRY DESSERT (Lucy Taylor’s)

GINGER PUMPKIN MOUSSE

GRAHAM CRACKER BRITTLE (Lucy’s)

HALLOWEEN THREE-DECKER BROWNIES

HOLIDAY DELIGHT CANDY (Peggy Morrison)

LEMON FLUFF (Peggy’s)

MICROWAVE FUDGE

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE FUDGE (Joy Taylor-Skiba’s)

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE FUDGE (Lucy Taylor's super easy fudge recipe)

PISTACHIO FLUFF SALAD (Millie's)

RICE KRISPY TREATS

SALTED CARAMEL PRETZEL BARK

VANILLA ICE CREAM IN A BAGGIE

THE NEXT-BEST-THING-TO-ROBERT-REDFORD DESSERT

WAFFLE SUNDAE



MAIN DISHES:

AL O’NEAL’S SLOW COOKER SHORT RIBS

ANCHO CHILE-DUSTED HALIBUT SOFT TACOS With Jicama Slaw (Holiday Market Cooking School, "Seafood On The Grill" Class, Royal Oak, Mi.)

BARBECUED TUNA - "TEXAS TUNA" SLOPPY JOES OR TUNA BURGERS

BISHOP SHEEN’S MEATLOAF

CARRIE’S ENGLISH PASTIES

CHANNEL 56 MEATLOAF (With Cook Book Offer From Detroit P.B.S.)

CHEESE-STUFFED MEATLOAF (Robin’s)

CHICKEN WITH LEMON AND GARLIC

CHOP SUEY OR CHOW MEIN (Peggy’s)

CURRIED PORK CHOPS WITH APRICOTS (Sue's)

EASY CHICKEN PAPRIKASH (Lisa’s)

EGGPLANT FOR ONE (Elizabeth’s)

FRESH VEGETABLE LASAGNA

GRACIE ALLEN’S CLASSIC RECIPE FOR ROAST BEEF

HEALTHY TUNA ALFREDO w/ ASPARAGUS & RED PEPPERS (Dr. Murial Wagner)

HELEN’S MAC-STUFFED PEPPERS (From Helen "The Cookie Lady")

HOLIDAY MARKET MEATLOAF

HOLIDAY TURKEY w/ Michigan Maple Glaze & Cranberry-Bourbon Relish (Sweet Lorraine’s Restaurants, Royal Oak, Madison Heights and Livonia, Mi.)

JAN’S APRICOT CHICKEN

JAN’S SWEET & SOUR MEATLOAF

JO’s PORK PIE (Marilyn Jo Cotter)

KAFTA (Joy Taylor-Skiba)

LAZY MAN’S STUFFED CABBAGE (Mary’s)

MARINATED BEEF KABOBS

MEATLOAF FOR TWO

MEDITERRANEAN SHRIMP & ASPARAGUS (From Mary Lou Mullen, a listener from Georgia)

PASTA WITH GARLIC (From Ventimiglia's)

PIZZA MACARONI

SALMON LOAF WITH EGG SAUCE (From Ann Sayles Restaurant, Royal Oak Mi.)

SAUSAGE MANICOTTI (Donna's)

SLOPPY JOE’S (Kathy’s)

SWISS CHEESE MEATLOAF (Barb’s)

THREE INGREDIENT TURKEY (Gloria Pitzer)

TURKEY STRUDEL (Chef Doug Gans, Oakland Community College, Culinary Studies Institute)

VEAL SCALOPPINI FOR FOUR (From The Fonte D’Amore Restaurant)



MISCELLANEOUS:

APPLE CHIPS

APPLE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST (Janet’s)

BAKED BREAKFAST BANANA (Bob Allison’s)

CORNFLAKE DRESSING "This is the cornflake stuffing you slice to serve!"

CRANBERRY-APPLE RELISH SALAD

DANCING MOTHBALLS

DRY RUB FOR RED MEAT (From Chef Kevin Enright Of Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, Mi.)

FRANKENMUTH STUFFING (Gloria Pitzer)

HAM STRATA (Helen Garvock)

HOME MADE APPLESAUCE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

LEMON RICE (Helen Garvock)

LOW-FAT MAYONNAISE "TASTE ALIKE"

MAMA MILDRED’S TOP OF THE STOVE APPLES

MICHIGAN WINTER POEM

RATATOUILLE

SCHMARREN (Scrambled Pancakes)

SPINACH SOUFFLÉ QUICHE (Robin’s)

STUFFING LIKE BOSTON MARKET (Gloria Pitzer)

SWEET POTATO PANCAKES (Peggy’s)

TACO SEASONING

WHITE CHOCOLATE POPCORN



PIES:

4 INGREDIENT PIE (Helen’s)

BUTTERSCOTCH PIE

CHESS PIE (Bradley’s Jazz Club In New York)

FLUFFY PEANUT BUTTER PIE

FRENCH SILK CHOCOLATE PIE

FRUIT PIE (Lucy Taylor's)

IMPOSSIBLE PUMPKIN PIE (Lucy’s)

KEY LIME PIE (Tom Boaks)

KEY LIME PIE WITH JELLO (Sue’s)

RASPBERRY PIE (Helen Garvock’s)

RASPBERRY PIE (Ruth Ann’s)

STRAWBERRY GLAZE SHORT PIE (A Nice Change From Shortcake!)

SWEET POTATO PIE (Lucy Taylor's)



SALADS AND SALAD DRESSINGS:

BETTY’S SPINACH SALAD

CORNBREAD SALAD (Millie's)

CRANBERRY-APPLE RELISH SALAD

CRUNCHY CHINESE SALAD

CUCUMBER SALAD

DRIED CHERRY CARROT SALAD (Kathy’s)

DUKE’S GARLIC COLE SLAW

FRANKENMUTH BEAN SALAD (from Bavarian Inn)

FRUIT SALAD (Peggy’s)

GREEK SALAD DRESSING LIKE GUS’ / MITCH’S RESTAURANTS

HAM PASTA SALAD With Orange-Pineapple Dressing (Eileen’s)

JACOBY’S COLE SLAW

JOE MUER’S WHITE BEAN SALAD

KATIE SCHROEDER’S GERMAN POTATO SALAD (From General Motors Executive Dining Room, 1960’s)

MACARONI SALAD (Like Bonanza Restaurant)

MACARONI SALAD FOR POT LUCK DINNERS (Lucy Taylor)

MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD With A Balsamic-Dijon Mustard Vinegarette Dressing (Beth’s)

MARINATED CUCUMBERS, ONIONS AND TOMATOES (Salad or Side Dish)

NO MAYONNAISE - VINEGAR BASED - COLE SLAW FROM CHEF'S CUISINE RESTAURANT

RAW BROCCOLI SALAD

SESAME DRESSING (Hudson’s)

SHRIMP SALAD SANDWICH (Hudson’s)

SPINACH SALAD LIKE THE GOLDEN LION RESTAURANT

TACO SALAD (Jan’s)

YUKON GOLD POTATO SALAD (Sweet Lorraine’s)

WARM FRUIT SALAD (Jan’s)

WARM WINTER VEGETABLE SALAD

WATERMELON FETA CHEESE SALAD (Grace’s)


SAUCES:

ANTI-CANCER MARINADE FOR BARBECUE (From Lawrence Livermoore Labs)

APPLE SAUCE (Dr. Meats, Holiday Market, Royal Oak, Mi.)

BARBECUE SAUCE (Kay’s)

BIG MAMA’S BARBEQUE SAUCE

GARLIC SAUCE FOR GRILLED CHICKEN KABOBS (Joy Taylor-Skiba’s)

GRACIE’S SALSA MARINARA SAUCE

LEBANESE GARLIC SAUCE (Hady’s)

PAM’S GARLIC SAUCE (Like La Shish or Country Restaurant)

PLUM SAUCE (From Victor Lim's)

SIMPLE, SENSATIONAL BARBECUE SAUCE!

SPAGHETTI SAUCE A LA VEGAS

ZIP SAUCE LIKE ANDIAMO’S (Gloria Pitzer)



SOUPS:

ABSOLUTELY 5-MINUTE CHILI WONDERFUL (Dr. Murial Wagner)

ANCHO BLACK BEAN CHILI (Kevin Enright, Culinary Studies Institute of Oakland Community College)

AWSOME SLOW COOKER CHILI (Mark’s)

BOB TALBERT’S WHITE CHILI

CHARLIES CHOWDER (From Charlies Crab in Troy Mi.)

CHILLED ZUCCHINI SOUP (Maureen’s)

CHILLY-NIGHT CHILI

CREAM OF BEET SOUP (From The Starlite Restaurant)

CREAM OF CABBAGE SOUP (From The Starlite Restaurant)

CREAMY LEMON RICE SOUP (Gloria Pitzer) "Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe"

FIVE MINUTE BEAN SOUP (Dr. Muriel Wagner)

GAZPACHO (Hudson’s)

HAMBURGER SOUP

MINESTRONE SOUP FROM CARL’S CHOP HOUSE (As Given By Head Chef Mark Pautuk)

OVERNIGHT OVEN CHILI WITH SUNDAY MORNING CORN MUFFINS

2 PASTA FAGIOLI LIKE THE OLIVE GARDEN RECIPES

SPINACH GARLIC SOUP (Kathy’s)

TACO SOUP (Dennis)

TOMATO-CABBAGE SOUP (From The Starlite Restaurant)



VEGETABLES:

(3) SIDE DISHES Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (From Sweet Lorraine’s)/Rob’s Broccoli Bulgar On Yogurt/Pineapple Casserole

ANN SAYLE’S GLAZED CARROTS (Makes 65-70 [4 oz.] servings)

BARBEQUED LIMA BEANS (Kathy’s)

CABBAGE SIDE DISH (Juanita's)

CORN PUDDING (Joy Taylor-Skiba)

CRUNCHY CELERY

GARLIC POTATO BALLS FOR TWO

GREEK STRING BEANS AND POTATOES IN TOMATO SAUCE (Fasoulakia Yiahni)

HOPPING JOHN

MARINATED CAULIFLOWER

"ONIONY" BRUSSELS SPROUTS

PONTCHARTRAIN WINE CELLAR’S GARLIC POTATO BALLS

SUGARED CAULIFLOWER LIKE THE LAKESIDE TOO IN TAWAS, MI. (Gloria Pitzer)

TWICE BAKED POTATO WITH FETA AND HAM































 































 

 

 

 


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This help link has everything you'll need to help you through the Holiday dinners, how do it, how not to do it, Recipes, tips, links and toll free phone numbers. Even a great stuffing recipe from Toula Patsalis, the former owner of the great cooking store in Detroit, Kitchen Glamour.

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