Spicy Pickled Veggies

spicy pickled veggies

1/4 cup pickling spices

sprinkling of mustard seeds

1/2 TB pink salt

3 cups sugar

3 cups apple cider vinegar

6 oz sliced carrots

6 small pickling size cucumbers, sliced

1 green pepper, sliced

1 onion, sliced


Place all veggies in large glass bowl.

Combine spices, sugar and vinegar in large stock pot.

Boil until sugar is dissolved.

Pour over veggies.


Ladle into canning jars and refrigerate.

Will keep  3-4 weeks.



Similar recipe in TOH and old  church cookbooks. Can vary to taste as far as veggies and spices.



Crock Pot Pork Chops

9 TB powdered brown gravy

1 pkg powdered soup mix

4 cups hot water

2-3 potatoes, sliced thin

1 onion, sliced thin

4 thick pork chops, bone in or out


Mix first 3 ingredients thoroughly.

Layer pork chops in bottom of crock pot.

Layer potatoes and onions on top.

Pour gravy over all.

Cook 7-8 hours on low.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes with Bell Peppers


1/4 to 1/2 cup butter

1 cup frozen peppers and onions

1 can sliced new potatoes, drained

1 heaping tablespoon sour cream

1 cup Velveeta shreds

1/2 cup mozzarella shreds


Melt butter in microwave.

Add peppers and onions, microwave for minute or so until defrosted.

Mix all ingredients with potatoes in glass baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.



Best Meatloaf

ml2 eggs

1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs

1 package Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix

1 cup ketchup

1 cup frozen peppers and onions, thawed

1/2 cup warm water

1 lb ground round

1 lb ground sausage


Combine all ingredients except meat, mixing thoroughly.

Stir in meat, blending completely.

Form into 2  loaves and top with extra ketchup.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.


This is based on Ann Landers famous recipe.



Sprite Apple Dumplings

apple dumpling



1 stick margarine

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 can Honey Butter Crescent rolls, separated

2 apples

6 oz Sprite


Melt margarine in pan.

Add sugars, stirring to melt completely.

Peel and core apples.

Cut each apple into four pieces, then half each of those.

You will end up with  sixteen small pieces of apple.

Wrap two pieces of apple in one roll, pinching together so completely covered in dough.

Put  dumplings in 8 ” square pan, two rows of four.

Pour melted margarine and sugars over dumplings, covering completely.

Pour Sprite around edges of pan and in between  dumplings.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve warm, spooning extra sauce over dumplings.