Turkey Loaf!


Hi Friends!

It’s after the holidays and we are now a month or so into the new year. But lately we have had a taste for some turkey. Luckily Grandma has a great recipe for turkey loaf! It’s lean and tastes great and make a great compliment to fresh veggies on the side!


4 Cups cooked turkey
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup soft bread crumbs
2 teaspoons minced parsley
2 teaspoons salt
4 eggs
2 cups meat or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons butter


Cut turkey into rather large pieces. Place in greased casserole with alternate layers of celery, crumbs and parsley. Add salt and slightly beaten eggs to the meat or veggie stock. Mix thoroughly and pour over the turkey. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.



Italian Spaghetti with Meat Balls!

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Hi Friends!

I have been busy testing out my Grandma’s recipes with Mable and Cruella. We love them all. So we like to make the food and then we eat it up so fast! Pudge likes to have his share of the treats too, but sometimes we eat too much. Uh oh Pudge! Sorry about that.

My Grandma was a really good cook and she never put a bad meal on the table so I am so proud and happy to share these family recipes with you. Who knows, you make like to use them to try a change or pace or introduce a new family tradition! These are old fashioned in some of the ingredients and techniques, but they have stood the test of time and we really enjoy them.

Today I will share a recipe for Italian Spaghetti with Meat Balls. It is so delicious!


Meat Balls:

1 1/2 pounds of ground round steak
1 Cup Cracker Crumbs
2 Eggs

1/2 pound of spaghetti
1/4 shortening
1 onion, finely minced
1 green pepper, chopped fine
3 fresh large tomatoes – or you can use canned, drained
1 can mushrooms, drained or you can use fresh
2 teaspoons, salt
1 teaspoon, sugar


Make the meatballs by mixing together and brown in shortening in a large frying pan, add the onion and green pepper, cook until onion is golden brown. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and spaghetti (dry). Stir well. Place lid on the skillet and cook on high until steam escapes. Turn switch to “Off” and finish on “Free Heat”.

Very simple recipe and you can add other ingredients too. Today many of us may use whole wheat pasta which is certainly fine for this recipe too!


Turkish Rice!


Hi Everyone!

The holidays are over and now we were looking for something different to try from my Grandma’s cookbook! Pudge and the pals decided to go out of their way to try something new from an old tried and true family recipe! We decided on an interesting dish named Turkish Rice!

So here we go. It’s a very easy recipe and does not cost a lot to make, just some of your time!


1/2 Cup Brown Rice
1 Tablespoon of butter
Cook in 2 cups of water
Add 1 cup of tomatoes ( you can also add fresh veggies from your garden in season too!)


Wash the rice. Brown in butter until a light brown. Then cook in boiling water until tender. When the water has boiled off of it, add tomatoes, salt and a little pepper. Serve half of it just with tomatoes and the other half left in the stewer add 1/2 teaspoon of cheese to it.

Wallah! You have a very yummy side dish or even a main dish. Add some veggies and you have a tasty and healthy meal. You can substitute light olive oil in place of the butter to reduce the fat content and not compromise taste!