Recipes by Ellen Abney

Long lost bbuffet contributor, Ellen, here.  A friend gave me the greatest gingerbread cookie recipe.  Rolls and cuts like a charm and tastes fantastic. 3 C. flour 1 C. light brown sugar 1/4 C. corn starch 1 1/2 T. orange rind 1 T. ginger 1 T. pumpkin pie spice 1   Read More ...

This is my husband, Paul’s, favorite cake. In my cooking, I’m forever “competing” with memories of his grandmother’s baking, and the first time I made this he said it was one of the best cakes he’d ever had. I knew it had been compared to high standards, so I was   Read More ...

Categories: Cakes, Cookbook, Desserts

Avery and I have always enjoyed looking through cookbooks and magazines for new recipes to try. He chose this picture because of the strawberries and pineapple. It was an excellent choice. The cake is really delicious! 1 – 18 1/4 oz. pkg. reduced-fat yellow cake mix 3/4 C. water 1/2   Read More ...

Categories: Cakes, Cookbook, Desserts

This recipe comes from an old Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook. We used to love making them when we were growing up. Emily and I still get hungry for them and make them for lunch occasionally. 2 T. butter or margarine, softened 4 slices bread 4 slices American cheese   Read More ...

Categories: Cookbook, Main Dishes

12 lasagna noodles 2 C. mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese, grated FILLING: 1 – 15 oz. carton non-fat ricotta cheese 1 C. non-fat cottage cheese 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese, grated 2 T. fresh parsley, finely chopped, or 2 tsp. dried SAUCE: 8 oz. 95% lean ground beef 2   Read More ...

Categories: Beef, Cookbook, Main Dishes

TOPPING: 3 T. granulated sugar 1 T. ground cinnamon COOKIES: 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 C. brown sugar, packed 1/2 C. granulated sugar 2 sticks (1 C.) salted butter, softened 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350°. In   Read More ...

Categories: Cookbook, Cookies, Desserts

This is an easy and tasty low-fat version of mac-n-cheese. 8 oz. elbow macaroni 2 C. skim milk 2 T. unbleached flour 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper 2 tsp. dry mustard 2 C. non-fat or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided Cook the macaroni al dente according to package directions.   Read More ...

Categories: Cheese, Cookbook, Main Dishes, Pasta

This recipe was introduced to the Bartholomew family by Ruby Canfield. I remember eating it at Aunt Leta’s house. Her children remember eating it often, and therefore do not cook it for their own families. My family loves it. We eat it a lot during the winter and affectionately call   Read More ...

1 – 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 – 14 oz. jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 C. mayonnaise 2 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese 2 T. lemon juice 1 C. Parmesan cheese, grated Cut cream cheese into small cubes;   Read More ...

Categories: Appetizers, Cookbook, Dips

This is our favorite chicken dish. Sometimes I cut the chicken breasts into strips to please the kids at the table. 1/4 C. fat-free ranch dressing 3/4 C. wheat cracker crumbs 1 T. fresh thyme leaves, chopped,or 1 tsp. dried 1 tsp. paprika 4 chicken breast halves (about 1 lb.),   Read More ...

Categories: Chicken, Cookbook, Main Dishes

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