Fettuccine Alfredo

  • 8  ounce package of noodles (cooked & drained)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Additional parmesan cheese

Melt butter in a large skillet.  When the butter foams, add cream.  Simmer over medium heat until slightly thickened.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place the noodles in the skillet with the butter/cream mixture.  Add the 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.  Toss noodles in sauce till coated.  Serve with additional parmesan sauce.

I love this stuff!  Probably because it is loaded with calories.  I do splurge with this every now and then.  Remember, we only get to go around once.

Breaded Tomatoes

There is nothing that tastes better to me than breaded tomatoes.  Mom fixed those a lot in the summer when the tomatoes were ripe.  Nothing so easy to fix that that tastes so good.

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 can tomatoes (choose your size but increase the bread by 1 slice if you have a larger can)
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of sugar

Add the bread to the tomatoes.  Season with pepper and salt.  Put in a casserole dish that you have sprayed with pan spray.  Dot with butter.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes.  If you are in a hurry you can fix this recipe on top of the stove over medium heat  till heated through.

Easy Oven Fried Potatoes


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or mixture of equal parts butter and oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


Peel potatoes then cut crosswise into 3/8-inch slices. Brush with melted butter and oil.

Bake at 425°, basting frequently with butter or butter mixture until tender and golden brown on both sides. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika; serve immediately.
Serves 4

German Potato Salad

Printed from COOKS.COM (Just for Carole)  I personally don’t like this kind of potato salad.  Smile

12 oz. bacon
2 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. celery seed
6 med. potatoes
1 c. water
1/2 c. chopped onions

Boil potatoes with peel on and cool. Cook bacon until crisp, saving 1/4 cup fat. Cook onions in fat until tender, blend in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed and dash of pepper. Add vinegar and water, stir until thick and bubbly. Add potatoes (sliced) and bacon (crumbled). Toss carefully and heat thoroughly. Serve hot. Keeps well and can be reheated. I like to serve some bacon crumbles and sprinkle on top.

Fried Onion Rings

  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or you may use cayenne pepper)

Canola oil for deep-fat frying…

Cut onions into 1/2 inch slices; separate into rings.  Place in a bowl and cover with ice water and soak for 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, combine egg, water , oil and lemon juice in a bowl; mix well.  Combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper;  stir into egg mixture until smooth.  Drain onion rings on paper towels, dip into batter.  Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep fat fryer to 375 degrees.  Fry onion rings, a few at a time, until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.

Fried Green Tomatoes


  • 1 & 1/2 cups of cornmeal
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste (probably about 1/2 teaspoon of each)
  • green tomatoes sliced  uniformly

Mix all  ingredients (except tomatoes) together with enough milk to form a batter that will coat the tomato slices evenly.  Don’t get it too thin.  Fry  the tomato slices in hot oil, turning to brown evenly on both sides.

***This recipe is from Rae’s son-in-law.  He never measures he says.  They all love these in WV.  I don’t like fried green tomatoes but I loved the movie. 

Mom’s Fried Sweet Potatoes

My mom fixed these when I was a child.  I really loved them.  Unfortunately with 7 brothers and sisters you were lucky if you got more than a taste at a time. 
  • 4 large sweet potatoes or yams
  • Canola oil for frying

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Slice the potatoes in thin slices.  Fry in the hot oil until browned on both sides.  Remove to paper toweling to drain and sprinkle top with sugar.

I have noticed lately that quite a few restaurants are serving french fried sweet potatoes.  That is another option.  Just slice as for fries and use a deep fat fryer. 

Miss you mom!