Recipe Index

“Learn to cook–try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
— Julia Child (My Life in France)

Cookies and Bars

MamaSteph’s Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies w/Walnuts

MamaSteph’s Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Fruity Oatmeal-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon-Ginger Cookies

Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Molasses-Butterscotch Cookies

Justin’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect Creme de Menthe Cookies

Simple, Chewy Chocolate-Chippy Brownies

Super Cinnamon-y Snickerdoodles

Chunky Blondies

MamaSteph’s Outrageously Great Peanut Butter Blondie Bars

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Lemon-Raspberry Brownies

Smitten Kitchen Blueberry-Lemon Bars

Cheesecake Brownies

Creamsicle Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Pumpkin Blondie Bars

“Black and white” chocolate chip cookie bars

No-bake peanut butter-white chocolate chip bars (with oatmeal)

“Al-American” cookie bars


Healthy fast food

Gingered shrimp and crispy vegetable saute

 Spicy fajita steak & veggie saute

Grilled chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms and garlicky spinach


Sides and Mains


Savory bacon-veggie hotcakes

Chicken-asparagus pasta toss

Pan roasted potato dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Italian sausage-rigatoni bake (heart healthier)

Italian turkey-eggplant stacks

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Farmers Market Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Chicken Fettuccine Casserole

Grits with Summer Vegetable  sauté

Simple, Savory Breakfast Pizza

Mama’s Green Beans with New Potatoes

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Bake

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

German Potato Bake

’70s-style Tuna-Noodle Casserole

MamaSteph’s Lasagna

Spaghetti a la Philly

MamaSteph’s Easy Cole Slaw

Cajun-spiced Toasted Garbanzo Beans

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Pizza Crust and Pizza Sauce From Scratch

Moroccan Couscous

Fresh Irish Stew

Cavatappi & Gruyere

Savory Stuffed Tomatoes

Crab-stuffed Portabellas

Tomato-Grits Casserole

Smoked Gouda-Cheddar Grits Casserole

Turkey & Chevre-Stuffed Peppers

Decadent & Healthy Eggplant Lasagna

Herb & Parmesan-Crusted Chicken w/Lemony White Wine Sauce

Super-Crisp & Juicy Southern Fried Chicken

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Red Bean-Tuna Salad w/Red Wine Vinegar

Fried Green Tomatoes

Classic Creamy Risotto

Baked Fresh Tomato Pie

Summer vegetable gratin

Easy oven-baked fish sticks

Crawfish enchiladas con queso

Crawfish shrimp, or crabmeat pasta

Simple baked acorn squash

Simplified stir-fried chicken and rice

Simple baked chicken with garlic and onions

Soups and sauces

Quick and fabulous bolognese

Tortellini-vegetable soup

Six-ingredient sausage-gnocchi soup

Garden pasta sauce

Hollandaise Sauce

Mushroom Duxelles

Chicken Stock

Perfect Alfredo Sauce

Curried Lentil Soup

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Simple and Spicy Turkey-Taco Soup

Strawberry Sauce (my favorite!)

Easy Turkey-Vegetable Soup

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

Italian sausage-vegetable soup

Black bean soup

Black-eyed pea and sausage soup

Quick and fabulous weeknight bolognese



Bacon pull-apart bread

MamaSteph’s Easy French Bread

Mrs. Classen’s Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon-y Apple Bread

Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger

Strawberry-Blueberry Bread

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Peach Bread 

 Super Moist Apple-Pecan Bread

Banana-peach breakfast bread

Easy Sunday-morning muffins

Apple pumpkin bread with cranberries


Other sweets

Chocolate cupcakes with shiny chocolate glaze 

Tangy Lemon squares

Sour cream-chocolate chip pound cake

Lemon bundt cake

French silk pie

Blueberry-zucchini cake with lemon-cream cheese frosting

Caramel apple snack cake

Crock Pot Apple Cobbler

Skillet Peach Cobbler

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Simple and Beautiful Clafoutis

Charlotte aux Pommes (apple Charlotte)

Rhubarb-Ginger Crumble

Crème Brûlée Pie

Homemade Turtle Candy

Sweet Jumbleberry Crumble

Ruthie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

Homemade Banana Pudding

Sunny Boiled Vanilla Custard

Strawberry Cobbler

Lemon-Sour Cream Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Shoney’s-Style Fresh Strawberry Pie

Sweet and Simple Jam Tartlets

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Fresh and Simple Summer Punch

Strawberry Puff Loaf

Raspberry-Plum Flaugnarde

Berry-Green Tomato Cobbler

Super-Moist Apple Pecan Cake

Simple Peach Puff Pastry

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Peach Pie

Creme Patissiere (pastry cream)

Margarita Ice Cream Sandwiches

Candy acorns

Frozen mint brownie  dessert

Blueberry-peach breakfast cake

Blueberry-peach galette

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