Milkmaid's Recipe Box

FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! I'm such a FARMER at heart-- even a CALF knows that so much in life is about the FOOD! (A bit of a "bio" about me can be found way down near the bottom.)

You can find a recipe index entitled "Labels" down along the right side, starting below the picture of the farm. Then, below the "Label" list are pictures of some of my old "standbys"-- click on their picture and it should take you to the recipe.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

ABC Meat Loaf

My long-time favorite "go to" meatloaf recipe...
I also like this for my "make ahead" meals.

It was "way back when" that I first saw this recipe on a container of Quaker rolled oats-- since then, it has been my most favorite "go to" recipe. 

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.


1 and 1/2 lb. med. lean ground beef
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 can Campbell's ABC vegetable soup (undiluted)
1 teaspoon salt (I usually skip this because of the salt that's already in the ABC soup)
1/2 cup milk


Mix together, pack (not too tightly) into a loaf pan*, or lightly flatten out in a 9x13" pan* for a meal in less time. If desired, spread a bit of  ketchup-based sauce on top (recipe below).  Baking time:  Bake in a loaf pan at 350-degrees for about 1 hour, or bake in a more flat pan for about 30 minutes OR until done.

* More recently, instead of putting the combined/prepared meat into a loaf pan, I just put scoops (about 2/3 cup each) of the meat mixture into each well of a larger-sized muffin tin that I've sprayed with "non-stick" oil.  Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 35 minutes, or until done.  Serve immediately.  Or, for serving later, ...

When done and  slightly cooled, I remove each "ball of goodness" from the muffin tin and put them into a "non-stick sprayed" glass baking dish; cover tightly and refrigerate until closer to serving time.  
To prepare for serving:  I first spread a little of the ketchup-based sauce on top of each "ball" of the meat mixture (see recipe below, or use whatever sauce you prefer).  Re-heat at 325-degrees for about 30-35 minutes (or until hot all the way through).  Sometimes I cover for only the first half of the re-heating time.  Do whatever works best for you.



Blend together:  1/2 cup tomato ketchup, 5 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot sauce (IF you like a little "heat").

Friday, April 7, 2017

Raised Doughnuts*

The photos below belong to me.

This is the recipe I should have tried before I tried the last one I tried!  Follow THAT jargon, huh!   I didn't do these up all fancy-like, but they sure are light and  'poofy'.

Remembering the Saturday afternoon raised doughnuts my mother would make when everyone was so busy around the farm with outside projects (jobs), I've been wanting to learn how to make them for a long while and had tried various recipes-- for me, none of them turned out a doughnut as light and  as my mother's!  (My mother had her doughnut recipe "in her head".)

About these?.....I say.....

By the very feel of the dough with this recipe, I was so sure these were going to be LIGHT, and I was right!
Because I used a large doughnut cutter, these are 
almost 5" across and just under 2" thick.

For this great recipe, click on the link below:


For plenty of "how to" photos, click here...

No wonder these doughnuts taste so much 
like the ones my own mother made-- 
because they just are!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Maple-Sweetened Banana Muffins

I just HAVE to save this recipe here
because I do not ever want to lose it.

These are not the "dessert" kind of muffin--
but are so good for a "grab and go" of 

These ameteurish photos are mine.

I had a supply of "ripe" bananas--
I googled "whole wheat banana muffins" and found this recipe!

This recipe caught my eye because
it called for "all things good"!
Whole wheat flour, coconut oil,
maple syrup, ripe bananas,
milk (reg. or almond milk),
eggs, oatmeal, etc.

You can find the recipe for these at:

(There are all kind of good/interesting recipes on her site. Check it out.)