Contributions spanning 5 generations: Jennie Morris, Novella Jones, Dorothy Williams, Sandy & Bill Williams, Doug Williams
Doug Williams' Cookbook
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Seven Layer Tortilla Pie
Modified from a recipe we found at Allrecipes.com, this casserole looks like a pie, cuts like a pie, and tastes like a bit of Southwest heaven. Made from pinto and black beans layered with tortillas and cheese, the Picante sauce (salsa) gives it just the right kick. Ready in about 55 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
2 - 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed|
1 - cup salsa, divided
2 - cloves garlic, mined
2 - Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 - 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
½ - cup chopped tomatoes|
7 - 8-inch flour tortillas
1 - cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 - cup salsa or Picante sauce
½ - cup sour cream
- Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C)
- In a large bowl, mash pinto beans. Stir in ¾ cup salsa and garlic.
- In a separate bowl, mix together ¼ cup salsa, cilantro, black beans and tomatoes
- Place 1 tortilla in a pie plate or tart dish. Spread ¾ cup pinto bean mixture over tortilla to within ½ inch of edge. Top with ¼ cup cheese, and cover with another tortilla. Spread with 2/3 cup black beans mixture, and top with ¼ cup cheese. Repeat layering twice. Cover with remaining tortilla, and spread with remaining pinto bean mixture and cheese.
- Cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.
Doug's Bahamian Red Beans and Rice
3 Cups of chicken or vegetable broth|
1 - 15 oz. can of Red Kidney Beans (drained)
1½ cups canned coconut milk
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. allspice
¼ tsp. curry|
¼ tsp. paprika
1 cup of medium-grain white rice
salt and pepper to taste
Combine everything except rice in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat after 2 minutes and simmer and stir until rice is done. This would be good with the Salmon Patties, and is also good with jerk or BBQ chicken.
Doug's Salmon Patties
Put 2 cups of stuffing in a blender and blend it to a powder
Pour that into a bowl and add 3 eggs - mix well. If mixture is too thick, add some juice from salmon can
Add about 14 ounces of salmon, de-boned as much as possible
Make hamburger size patties and fry in olive oil
Makes about 4 - 5 patties
Bourbon-Marinated Grilled Salmon
1½ lbs fresh salmon – skinned & boned|
1 - cup bourbon
1 - cup soy sauce
2 2/3 - Tbsp. fresh ginger
2 2/3 - Tbsp. black pepper|
½ - tsp. chili powder
1½ - tsp. garlic, minced
¾ - oz. sesame oil
Place salmon in a large shallow dish
Mix all ingredients together to make marinade; pore over salmon and marinate 6 hours or overnight
Grill over mesquite until flaky
Vegetable or Chicken Soup*
4 - cups vegetable stock|
1 - 16 oz. can Pinto Beans (drained)
1 - 16 oz. can Lima Beans (drained)
1 - 24 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
w/onions, garlic, & basil
1 - medium potato, cubed
1 - medium onion, diced
1 - cup fresh carrots, cut up
1 - cup green beans, cut up |
1 - celery stick, cut up
1 - zuccini, cubed
1 - clove garlic, minced
1 - Tbsp. olive oil
½ - cup barley or elbow macaroni
½ - cup of water as required
salt & pepper to taste (½ tsp. each)
(NOTE: All fresh ingrediants may be used if available)
Saute carrots, and onions for 5 minutes in the olive oil.
Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes more.
Add the vegetable stock, green beans, and potatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients (except zuccini & barley).
Simmer on low heat about 2 hours before serving.
One hour before serving add the zuccini and barley (or macaroni).
Just before serving, add salt and pepper to taste.
Any leftover vegetables you have may be used instead of those listed. It is difficult to fail with this recipe, so be creative.
See also a QUICK VERSION of this recipe.
* To make Chicken Soup, add 300g of cooked and cubed chicken and use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock.
Black Bean & Corn Soup
1 - lb ground beef
2 - 16 oz. cans black beans
1 - 16 oz. can diced tomatoes w/basil, garlic, and oregano
1 - 16 oz. can whole corn kernels - drained
1 - 16 oz. can tomato sauce
1 - 1¼ oz. package taco seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
Pour entire contents of black beans in a big pot along with the tomato sauce, the liquid of the diced tomatoes, and the spices.
Bring to a boil then simmer for about 20 minutes.
In a skillet, cook the ground beef.
When finished, add the ground beef to the pot with the corn and diced tomatoes and simmer for another 20 minutes.
Vegan Black Bean Soup
Modified from a recipe we found at Allrecipes.com, this is a thick, heart soup with a zesty flavor. Ready in about an hour. Makes 6 servings.
1 - Tbsp. olive oil|
1 - large onion, chopped
1 - stalk celery, chopped
2 - carrots, chopped
4 - cloves garlic, minced
2 - Tbsp. chili powder
1 - Tbsp. ground cumin|
1 pinch black pepper
2 - cups vegetable broth
4 - 15oz cans of black beans
1 - 15oz can whole kernel corn
1 - 14½ oz. can crushed tomatoes
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, carrots and garlic for 5 minutes. Season with chili powder, cumin and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in vegetable broth, 2 cans of beans, and corn. Bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process remaining 2 cans black beans and tomatoes until smooth. Stir into boiling soup mixture, reduce heat to medium, and simmer uncovered for up to 1 hour to reduce liquid.
Serve over rice.
Modified from a recipe we found at Allrecipes.com, this hearty lentil soup is chock full of veggies and very yummy. Serve with warm cornbread. Makes 6 servings.
1 - onion, chopped|
1/8 - cup olive oil
2 - carrots, diced
2 - stalks celery , chopped
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1 - tsp. dried oregano
1 - tsp. dried basil
1 - bay leaf
1 (14½ oz) - can crushed tomatoes|
1 (270 g) - can whole kernel corn
2 - cups dried lentils
6 - cups water
½ - cup spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced
2 - Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Pick through lentils removing any foreign material; soak over night in water. Pour off water before using lentils in the soup.
In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and basil; cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in lentils and corn, and add water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 - 1½ hours. When ready to serve, stir in spinach and cook until it wilts. Stir in vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Boston Baked Beans
1 large can of Bush's Baked Beans
1 small chopped onion
½ chopped green pepper
½ cup of ketsup
½ cup of dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Karo syrup (optional)
2 Tbsp. mustard
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Drain off excess liquid from beans.
Saute onions and green pepper in a small amount of water
Combine all ingredients in a baking dish
Bake uncovered at 350°F for 45 minutes.
Stir at around 25 minutes.
NOTE: If you buy the Bush's Baked Beans with onion, leave out the chopped onion.
Boiled Pot Roast
2½ pound Chuck roast or Top Round roast
3 tsp. instant beef bouillon
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 bay leaves
Few pinches of paprika, marjoram, and parsley flakes
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds of new or red potatoes cut in fourths
2 bags of small carrots
2 cans of Italian cut green beans
Place meat in a large pot and fill with water until the water is level with the top of the meat
Stir in the first ingredients and bring to a boil
Reduce heat in half and cover. Allow to simmer for about 2½ hours. Baste the meat often.
At 2½ hours pour the green beans in the pot with the meat.
After that, include the second ingredients.
Cook for another 30 to 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are good and tender.
The water will boil down a bit; add some if needed.
When done, spoon some juice on your meat or make gravy with it. The meat will be so tender it melts in your mouth.
Spicy Mexican Baked Beans
2 - 420g cans of Mexican Chili Beans
½ chopped capsicum (optional)
½ cup of ketsup
1 cup of dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp. mustard
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Drain off excess liquid from beans.
Combine all ingredients in a medium pan.
Simmer for minimum of 20 minutes.
Stir every few minutes.
1 cup pecans
1 cup coconut
1 stick margerine
1 - 8oz box of cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
In a lightly greased and flowered 9x12 pan; spread nuts and coconut.
Mix cake from box directions and pour over nuts and coconut.
At low heat, melt margerine & cream cheese; stir in powdered sugar.
Spoon mixture over cake batter - Do not spread.
Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes.
1 - 16 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1 - 16 oz. can of cherry pie filling
1 - box yellow or white cake mix
1 - cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
2 - sticks of butter or oleo
Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan
Place pineapple on bottom of pan. Cover with pie filling, dry cake mix, then nuts
cut butter into pieces and place over cake
DO NOT MIX
Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until brown on top
Serve warm or cold by dipping out with a spoon. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Serves 10-12.
Chocolate Pudding Cake
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
2 large pkg. chocolate INSTANT pudding
1 large container Cool Whip
Prepare cake according to directions on box. Pour into large sheet pan (18x24). Set oven according to package BUT bake only 15 minutes (due to large sized pan). Cook cake. Prepare pudding according to package; spread on top of cake. Then add Cool Whip. You can sprinkle nuts or shaved chocolate on top. Chill for several hours.
Flower Pot Dirt Cake
This cake is very interesting to serve to guests. It is decorated with small silk flowers and gummy worms, but you can get creative and use crushed peanuts to simulate rocks and sugar to simulate gravel. Have fun with this! Serves about 12.
1 - pkg. (8 oz.) cream-filled chocolate (Oreo) cookies |
1 - pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese softened
4 - Tbsp. butter or margerine softened
1 - cup confectioners sugar
2 - pkgs. (3.4 oz. each) instant vanilla pudding mix
3½ - cups cold milk|
1 - carton 12 oz. frozen whipped topping
1 - new flower pot, 8"x10"
small silk flowers
candy gummy worms
- In a food processor or blender, crush cookies until fine. Set aside in a mixing bowl.
- Beat cream cheese, butter, and sugar until smooth
- In another bowl, combine pudding mix and milk until well blended
- Fold into cream cheese mixture; fold in whipped topping
- Line flower pot with foil
- Alternate layers of crumbs and pudding, ending with crumbs
- Chill several hours or overnight
- Decorate with silk flowers and gummy worms.
Doug's Minestrone Soup
(makes 4-6 servings)
1 can kidney beans|
1 can navy beans, drained
1 can green beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 cup diced potatoes|
2 cups marinara sauce
2 cups small pasta shells
1 tsp. each basil, oregano,
garlic powder, & onion powder
Cut and boil the potatoes until nearly done. Boil the pasta shells until fully tender. Combine ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Adding a pound of ground beef would be good too. Makes good leftovers.
1½ - 2 lbs. boneless round steak|
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 - onion chopped
1 - beef boullion cube, crushed
1 - Tbsp. chili powder|
1 - Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 - 16 oz. can of tomatoes
1 - 16 oz. can of kidney beans, drained
Cut beef into ½ inch wide strips and spread meat with mixture of pepper, salt, chili powder, and mustard (be conservative or you will run out of mixture)
Place in slow cooker; cover with onion, bouillion cube and tomatoes
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
Turn control to high. Add beans and cook covered for 30 more minutes
To thicken before serving, combine ¼ cups water with 3 Tbsp. cornstarch, add slowly to the slow cooker while stirring.
Serve on a bed of rice. Makes 5-6 servings.
Crock Pot Roast Beef
3-5 lb. chuck roast
1 cup water
1 cup red wine
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup onion, diced
Dump it all in the crock pot. Set to HIGH for 8 hours. Dig in.
Chili Con Carne
1 cup small dry kidney beans|
1 lb. good quality ground beef
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup bean liquid |
1 can tomato soup
1 heaping Tbsp. paprika
1-3 Tbsp. chili powder
salt & pepper
The canned soup contains potato starch which smooths out the chili and gives it a more velvet texture.
- Cook the beans ahead of time. Cover them with 4 cups cold water; bring to a boil and allow to stand with lid on for 2 hours.
- Return beans to the heat; add a dash of salt and simmer until the beans are done, usually about 2 more hours, depending on how dry the beans are.
- Brown the beef until it is nearly browned, stir in the coarsely chopped onion and chopped green pepper, and stir until the pepper and onion begin to soften.
- Add the tomato sauce, bean liquid, and tomato soup; stir in paprika. Bring to a simmer; lower heat and cook on low, covered, for an hour.
- Check from time-to-time to see if you need to add a little more bean liquid.
- About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer briefly so the flavors can blend before serving.
Spaghetti & Meatballs
1 - 12 oz. can of tomato paste|
1 - 10 oz. can tomato sauce
1 - 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1½ lbs. good quality ground beef
½ fresh green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pkg. Lawry's Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning|
4 pinches of crushed Bay leaf
2-3 Tbsp. Italian Herb
2-3 pinches of Sweet Basil
salt to taste
1 pkg. spaghetti noodles
Saute onion until tender
Add & brown ground beef
Add tomato sauce, tomato paste & 2 cans of water;
mix well with ground beef
Add Lawry's spaghetti sauce seasoning package; mix well
Add green pepper & stewed tomatoes with liquid; break tomatoes up into small pieces while stirring.
Add seasonings and salt, mix well.
Turn heat to low, simmer 40-50 minutes. OR, cook 6-8 hours in a slow cooker.
Cook the spaghetti noodles just prior to serving following package directions.
You may simmer spaghetti sauce longer if desired; stir every 15-30 minutes; add more water if necessary.
OPTIONAL – If you like meatballs with your spaghetti, try the following:Take a box of stuffing and blend it into a powder in a blender.
Mix it with a pound of hamburger and make meatballs about the size of ping pong balls.
Bake in a 350° oven for about 15-20 minutes then put them in the spaghetti while it's still cooking.
1 lb. quality gound beef|
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. dried basil
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
½ cup small curd creamed cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese |
1 cup milk
2/3 cup Bisquick Baking Mix
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
- Heat oven to 400°F.
- Grease a 10"x1½" pie plate.
- Cook & stir beef over medium heat until brown; drain.
- Stir in oregano, basil, tomato paste, & ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.
- Layer cottage cheese & Parmesan cheese in plate.
- spoon beef mixture over the top.
- Beat milk, baking mix, eggs, salt, and pepper until smooth for 15 seconds in a blender on high.
- Pour into plate.
- Bake until a knife inserted into center comes out clean (30-35 minutes).
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese; cool 5 minutes. Serves 6-8.
3 cups sugar|
1 cup oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cups flour
1½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg|
¼ tsp. allspice (ground)
1½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts
- Mix first 10 ingredients together; stir in beaten eggs; add walnuts.
- Pour into 4 greased 1-pound coffee cans (or loaf pans).
- Fill containers half full. Do not flour cans.
- Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until done.
1 cup Bisquick|
1/3 cup butter milk
¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, packed
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ cup butter, melted
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. parsley
Directions:Drop spoonfuls onto buttered cooking sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
Brush the garlic butter onto the biscuits a few times while baking and once after taking them out.
Heat oven to 450°. Make the Bisquick mix; mix in the cheese. Make the garlic butter.
New Potato Casserole
16 golf ball-sized new potatoes|
1 can cream of mushroom soup - undiluted or partially diluted
1 cup grated medium cheddar cheese
pepper to taste
- Wash, scrub, and cut potatoes in half.
- Cook in water until tender; drain & toss with soup, salt & pepper.
- Pour into a casserole dish; sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake in a 400°F oven for 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
2 lbs of carrots
½ lb. Velveta Cheese
2 sticks of butter
26 saltine crackers (crushed)
Cook carrots 10 minutes in boiling water
Melt 1 stick of butter and cheese on low heat
Pour over carrots in casserole dish - stir
Then melt 1 stick of butter and mix with crackers. Spread on top of carrots
Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F
Green Bean Casserole
1 - 10½ oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
½ cup of milk
1 tsp soy sauce
dash of pepper
2 - 9 oz. pkgs of frozen cut green beans, cooked and drained
1 - 2.8 oz. can french fried onions
In a 1½ qt. casserole dish, combine soup, milk, soy sauce, and pepper. Add beans and ½ can of the french fried onions.
Conventional bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling
Top with remaining onions.
Bake 5 more minutes.
Substitute cream of broccoli soup and 1 - 20oz pkg of frozen broccoli cooked and drained, in the above recipe.
1 - 16 oz. pkg Stove Top Chicken flavored Stuffing Mix
¼ cup butter or margerine cut into pieces
1½ cups hot water
1 cup of milk
3 cups cooked chicken or turkey cut up
1 10 oz. pkg frozen mixed vegetables
¼ tsp thyme leaves
1 can cream of chicken soup
Place contents of vegetable/seasoning packet from stuffing mix & butter in a bowl. Add hot water - stir to partially melt butter.
Add stuffing crumbs - stir gently into mix
Mix soup & milk in a 2qt. casserole dish. Stir in chicken, vegetables & thyme.
Spoon stuffing over chicken/vegetable mixture
Bake at 350°F until warm and bubbling, about 45 minutes.
4 pears, halved, peeled and cored (or use canned pears)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
Place the pear halves in a pie plate with a few Tbsp. of water, arranged like spokes
with narrow ends pointed towards the center.
Sprinkle the pears with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover and set aside.
In a small bowl combine the butter and brown sugar thoroughly, then carefully spread the mixture over the pears.
Bake 20-25 minutes at 350°F. Serves 4.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)
1 lb - ground beef
1 - onion, chopped
1 cup - catsup
2 Tbsp. - vinegar
2 Tbsp. - sugar
2 Tbsp. - mustard
2 Tbsp. - Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. - celery seed
salt and pepper to taste
In a frying pan, brown ground beef and onion.
Add remaining ingredients and cook slowly for 15 minutes or more.
Serve hot by scooping the mixture onto toasted buns.
Bread & Butter Pickles
(Thank you Betty Sowell)
1 quart of cucumbers|
6 small sliced onions
2 sweet peppers, chopped
*Tamaric is optional. Tamaric gives a yellowish color, but doesn't add much flavor.
- Let above ingredients stand 1 hour in 1 quart of water & ½ cup salt.
- Freshen 10-15 minutes in cold water.
• 1 cup cider vinegar
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 Tbsp. celery seed
• ½ Tbsp. cinnamon
• ½ Tbsp. red pepper
• 1 Tbsp. tamaric*
• 1 Tbsp. mustard seed
- Boil 20 minutes; yields 2 quarts.
Herb Cheese Spread
¾ cup flour
2 cups milk
½ cup shredded cheese
basil to taste
Whisk eggs and flour together until mixed well. Add milk and whisk until
well combined. Spray Pam in a 10" or 12" cast iron skillet. Sprinkle
basil and cheese in skillet. Pour egg mixture over. Bake in a 400°
oven for 30 minutes, or until puffed and brown on top. Cut in sections
and serve warm. Serves 4.
¾ cup chopped onion
2 potatoes peeled, diced
1 - 16 oz. can creamed corn
1 - 16 oz. can whole kernel corn
½ to ¾ cup soy milk
Salt (optional) and pepper to taste
Saute onion in small amount of water until brown. Add potatoes and stir. Add enough water to cover and cook potatoes until tender. Add corn and soy milk. Cook until warm and season with salt (optional) and pepper.
Fruit Ice Cream
Great-Grandmother Morris' recipe
3 quarts of strawberries or rasberries = 1 quart of pulp
Use ¼ cup of sugar per 1 cup of fruit pulp
Heat 1 pint of milk and 20 large marshmellows together until the marshmellows dissolve. DO NOT BOIL.
Stir to mix and let cool in refrigerator
Add 3 half pints of whipping cream..unwhipped
Stir in 1 quart of the sweetened fruit pulp
Freeze in an ice cream freezer using crushed ice and salt according to freezer directions