This came from the Los Angeles Times via Liz at Recipegoldmine.com. It was a stove top soup, but the closest I've yet found to Anderson's which is a tradition in California. I modified it just a bit for the crock pot and made it a hair thicker to suit our tastes. You can also add bacon, ham, or ham hocks to enhance the flavor a bit.
When I wanted to make a recipe that called for "Greek" yogurt, I found that there was none to be had within 40 miles or so. So I went searching and found several recipes on the web. I was able to compile them into a simple recipe that worked pretty well, I thought. This is for a large batch, but is very easy to cut down to whatever amount you want to make. Tastes like yogurt to me!
I first made these as a teenager using the 1940 Edition of the Prudence Penny cookbook published by the San Francisco Examiner. I loved them then, and still do now! A pretty easy way to ease into candymaking. Cooking time is cooling time.
From the Land Of Lakes Cookbook via a friend who knows how I like to play. Great as an appetizer spread, rolled in a tortilla, or in sandwiches. Lots of possibilities for innovation here! Cook time is chilling time.
This is an adaptation of a 1950's recipe from Franco-American or perhaps Chef Boyardee. The original called for 2 or 3 cans of spaghetti and meatballs, a can of corn, and a can of olives. Over the years this has evolved into my family's main comfort food, and both my kids could make it by the time they could reach the stove. We often cook a huge batch and freeze for meals throughout the month.
This fabulous torte can be made without the sun-dried tomatoes. The combination of cream cheese and pesto is mouth-watering. The original recipe comes from Ann Hodgman's Beat This cookbook. I reduced the amount of butter used, and I like to make it in a loaf pan rather than custard cups! You can use basil or artichoke pesto, and I often use dry packed tomatoes but reduce the quantity by half.