Ashlie's Cookbook

Grandma's Vegetable Soup

1 64 oz. can tomato juice and 1 can water
beef....stew meat or roast cut up
green beans

Use desired amounts of each vegetable. Put celery, onions, green beans,cabbage,meat into juice with water, add salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of hours and then dice up potatoes and put in with the rest. Cut up carrots and cook separate and when they are done put in with rest of soup. Cook till everything is done.


1 (53 oz.) can Brooks Chili hot beans
1 (46 oz.) can tomato juice
1 pound hamburger
1 large onion-chopped
2 large cloves garlic-minced
1 T. Beef Boullion granules
2 T. chili powder
1 qt water
handfull of spaghetti (broken)
1-2 cups cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Brown hamburger-drain off grease. Add tomato juice, chili beans, onion, garlic, boullion and chili powder and heat.
Meanwhile boil water and cook spaghetti in it. When tender, dump spaghetti, water and all into chili. Add salt and pepper if needed. Bring to a boil, then redice heat and simmer 1 hour. Just before serving, add 1-2 cups cheddar cheese.

Banana Split Cake

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter
1/4 c. sugar
2 (8 oz.) Soft Cream Cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
5 bananas
9-12 marchino cherries
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 large tub Cool Whip

Melt butter, mix with sugar and graham cracker crumbs to make crust, use 11 x 9 pan. Blend cream cheese with powdered sugar and spread over crust. Slice bananas. Put on top of filling. Add crushed pineapple, cherries, and top with nuts. Top with cool whip.


1 pound round steak
6 potatoes, peeled
1 medium onion
Cut all these into very small cubes.
salt and pepper to taste
Mix above ingredients and set aside
Pasties Crust
3 cups flour
1 cup crisco
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. water
Mix above dry ingredients-then cut in crisco till crumbly. Add liquids and mix. Separate dough into 6 pieces. Roll out each piece into a small circle (6"-7" across) and place about 1/6th of the meat mixture in center and fold dough over into a half moon shape. Slip in 1/2 t. butter onto meat mixture before rolling up edges to form a sealed pastry. Cut 3 slits in top to allow steam to escape. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until nicely browned. Serve with brown gravy or ketchup.


1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. water
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. salad oil
1/4 t. tobasco
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/4 t. ground pepper

Combine all ingredients and use to marinade chicken or steak. Allow to sit in marinade 1-2 hours.

Easy Fruit Desert

frozen strawberries
can peaches sliced

Dice up the peaches to tiny bites and mix with strawberries. Slice and add the bananas before serving.

Great Grandma's Meatloaf

1 1/2 lb hamburger
1/2 cup crackers - crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)
1 onion chopped fine
pepper to taste
1/2 cup mushroom soup
6 ozs sour cream

Bake @ 350 1 hour. If you like topping on your meat loaf, add remainder of the can of soup and 4 oz. sour cream-heat this and pour over meat loaf. You may also use ketchup.

Great Grandma's Meat Balls

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon salt; 1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1 T. onion chopped (or dried onions will do)
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Mix and shape into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 until lightly brown. Great with spaghetti!

Mrs. B's Deluxe Cheesy Hashbrowns

1-1 pound package hash browns and onions (dry)
4 c. hot water
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. chopped onions
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper

Cover potatoes with hot water, let stand 15 minutes. Drain. Add all ingredients, spread in greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Cook 1 hour at 375 degrees.

Mrs. B's Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound (total) beef and pork (meatloaf mixture)
1 lg. onion
1 clove garlic
1T. olive oil
1 32 oz. can tomato sauce and 1 can water
1 16 oz. can tomato paste and one can red wine
1 T. worchester sauce
1 T. sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/4 t. oregano

Brown onions and garlic in oil, add meat, salt and pepper. When meat is brown, drain. Add tomato sauce and water, cook 15 minutes. Then add tomato paste and wine. Simmer 15 minutes. Add worchester sauce, sugar cheese, and oregano. Simmer at least 1 hour. (Can simmer for up to 4 hours.)

Mrs. B's Stuffed Baked Potatoes

3 large baking potatoes (1 pound each)
1 1/2 t. vegetable oil
1/2 c. sliced green onion
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. light cream
1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. salt
1/2 t. white pepper
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

Rub potatoes with oil, poke with fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until tender. All potatoes to cool. Cut them inhalf lengthwise; carefully scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. Place pulp in large bowl. Saute onions in 1/4 c. butter until tender. Add to pulp anong with light cream, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Fold in cheese. Stuff potato shells and place in 9 x 13 baking pan. melt remaining butter and drizzle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 - 30 minutes.

Mrs. B's Brekfast Casserole

4-6 eggs
1/2 c. milk
cooked crumbled sausage
shredded cheddar cheese
hash browns (frozen or from dairy case)

Add as much of each ingredient as you like, mix. Use 8 x 8 baking dish. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Knife should come out clean when done.

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