Category Archives: Family Recipe Friday

Family Recipe Friday – Ham and cheese Quiche

I love ham, cheese and eggs. What could make that combination better? Put it in a pie crust. I made these last weekend for my roommates and both pies were gone in minutes. *Image is from Google*




4 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
1 cup chopped cooked ham
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup cooked veggies
2 9″ unbaked pie shell (Or 1 deep dish pie crust)


1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into pie shells.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.
4. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm.


Family Recipe Friday – Grandma’s Cheesecake

grandma making flowers

Grandma making dozens of roses for a wedding cake.

My grandmother had a real gift for making cakes. I remember she would sit in the kitchen for hours making flower, leaves, and painting on cakes. Anytime someone had a birthday or a wedding we could count on her to make our cake. My favorite was a cake she did for my fifth birthday. It was a Barbie doll cake made with cupcakes and her skirt.

While my grandmother didn’t write down any of her cake recipes she did leave me with a cheesecake one. I haven’t had a chance to try this for myself, but I do remember loving it. I suggest topping it with fruit, but it’s great plain.


4 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese
16 oz whipping cream
16 oz sour cream
7-8 eggs
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cup sugar


 1. Beat all ingredients until no lumps.
2. Pour into greased spring pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
4. Shut oven off – leave cake in.
5. Put pot holder in door to crack it open and let set all night.

Family Recipe Friday – Crab dip

The very first thing my grandmother taught me to make was a crap dip. It has 3 ingredients and is super easy and yummy.

Crab-Spread-I-Allrecipes-87020.card Ingredients

1 pkg of Cream Cheese softened
1 jar of cocktail sauce
1 pkg of crab meat flaked


Spread the cream cheese over a dinner plate. Layer the cocktail sauce to taste and top with crab meat. Serve with favorite cracker.

The above picture was taken from a Google search. I’m making this for Christmas and will probably update the picture when I make mine. This is addictive and by far the one constant thing we have each holiday.

Family Recipe Friday – Sicilian Stuffing

The following is a recipe for Sicilian Stuffing. It’s not a “family” only recipe and ours is a little different. We don’t have celery but add cinnamon instead. I don’t have the exact recipe for it written down, so below is one I found on you tube. It really is a great alternative to bread stuffing.

Family Recipe Friday – Kaak

We don’t have very many family recipes but when my grandmother passed away I was blessed with her cook book. She wrote down tons of recipes and cut some out of books and pasted them in the notebook. The following is the only one that I can see is a real family recipe. Even though the “Clegg” family is only ours by marriage, they are still our family.

I hope you can read this and understand it. I wish I had asked her what seasonings were used.