Grandma Brown was my great-grandmother on my father's side. I never got to meet her, but I remember my grandma making her gingerbread. Last Christmas, I made a bunch of it up and gave it to my family. Now, I give it to you. Enjoy! Due to feedback, I am adding another comment here...old-fashioned gingerbread is a dense cake. If that is not what you expect from gingerbread, then this recipe is probably not for you.
This is not only easy, I always have all the ingredients on-hand. Which means it's easy to quick whip up if I find out I've got to go somewhere or people are coming over last minute. I've not done this yet, but I'm thinking it could easily be made in mini graham cracker tart shells for an easy finger food dessert. The taste is light, yet sweet, and perfect for dessert on a hot summer day. Cooking time is an estimate of how long it should take to chill completely in the refrigerator.
I think this one came from the first cookbook my mom ever bought me, I've made it ever since I was about ten years old. Easy, cheap, and good tasting. You can substitute onion soup for the celery soup, and use onion salt instead of soup mix if you want and it'll taste just fine (discovered that when I was out of them).
For me, this is the ultimate in comfort food. Rich and creamy, cheesy, and seafood all in one dish...how do you lose? I've been known to add a LOT more cheese if I'm in the mood, or toss in some Cajun seasoning to spice it up a bit. Prep time includes stove-top cooking time, cooking time is just the baking time.
I was assigned the "cheese and crackers" duty for the family parties last year, and this one was one of three everyone wanted the recipe for. Originally it came from a checkout-lane cookbook, but I adapted it some and we like it better.
I have no idea where this came from, but I'm pretty sure I tweaked it from some cookbook or another. This is not only easy, it's incredibly tasty. Not too heavy, and doesn't take long in the oven so it's not bad for a summertime casserole.