7 Layer Salad
Amaretto Fruit Dip
Baked Beans - Secret Ingredient
Baking & Cooking Tips
Banana Cake - Double Icing
Banana Nut Bread (Jiffy)
Banana Nutella Dip with Pie Crust Dippers
Bean & Sausage Casserole
Biscotti - Cake Mix Doctor
Bob's Beef Stroganoff
Borscht (Beet Soup)
Brownies Fudgey Chocolate
Butternut Chili
Caramel Corn
Carrot Cake (box)
Cauliflower Rice - How to Make
Cauliflower Rice - Mediterranean
Chana Masala
Cheese Ball - Nancy
Cheese Rings
Cheesecake (Mom's Blue Ribbon Winner)
Cheesecake - Cherry Fluff
Cherry Chocolate Kisses
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Paprikash
Chicken, African
Chocolate (White) Covered Oreos
Chocolate (White) Covered Peanut Butter & Ritz
Chocolate Cherry Cake
Chocolate Chex "Puppy Chow"
Chocolate Chip Cookies - Stefan
Chocolate Chip Squares
Chocolate-Banana Refrigerator "Cake"
Cincinnati Chili
Cole Slaw
Coriander-Garlic Chutney
Corn Puddin'
Crabmeat Dip
Cranberry Salad
Crescent Rolls (Cookies)
Criss Cross Cookies
Dumplings (Spätzle)
Eggs - Hard Boiled
Equivalents - Banana
Favorite Food Quotes
Fruit Dip
Green Apple Dip
Green Beans & Potatoes
Haystacks: No-Bake Butterscotch Cookie
Hidden Valley Ranch Oyster Crackers
Holiday Shortbread Drops
How to Frost a Layer Cake
Icing - Butter Cream
Icing - Cream Cheese
Kapusta (Sauerkraut and Pork)
Magic Cookie Bars
Meatloaf Italian - Microwave
Peanut Butter Cookies - Bryne
Peanut Butter/Chocolate Fudge
Pepper Mash
Pie Dough
Pimiento Cheese
Pineapple Casserole
Pineapple Topping Cake
Pinwheel - Fiesta
Poppy Seed Bread/Cake
Pork Tenderloin - Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)
Pot Roast - Crock Pot or Instant Pot
Potato - Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Fingerling
Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}
Reuben Dip
Rice Krispies Treats
Roasted Tomato Sauce
Salsa - Peach
Salsa - Strawberry Avocado Jalapeño
Sausage Cheese Balls
Sausage Gravy
Sausage Pineapple Appetizer
Seven Layer Salad
Shrimp & Pesto Buddha Bowl
Shrimp Paulista
Shrimp, Tomato Basil - Fast & Easy
Spinach Dip
Spinach Soup
Spritz (Press Cookie)
Strawberry Cake
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Stuffing - Thanksgiving
Taco Dip
Taco Meat/Salad or Bowl
Taco Ring
Talapia - Pan Fried
Tamarind Chutney
Vegetable Spinach Dip
White Bean Burger
White Chocolate Candy
White Sauce
Zucchini Cake (Bread)
Zucchini Sauté
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Greek Dolmades) are often served as part of a meze (appetizer) plate. These can either be a main dish or an appetizer. These small bundles of meat and rice wrapped in grape leaves are a favorite dish in Greece and our home. In the 1990's we started making them for our annual New Year's Eve party at our friends - Mike and Rosemarie - home. We use a recipe from The Frugal Gourmet cookbook. If you have never tried Greek Dolmades, now is the time. They are very easy to make and so delicious!


16 oz grape leaves (in a jar with brine)

2 cups chicken broth
2 Tbsps lemon juice

1 Cup long grain rice, raw
1/2 Cup olive oil
1 Cup chopped yellow onion
1/4 Cup fresh, chopped Italian parsley
1 Tbsp dried dill
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 lb ground lamb
1 tsp allspice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
salt & pepper


1. Mix all the ingredients for the filling.
2. Pick out the smallest leaves in the jar and set aside. Use these to place a single layer on the bottom of a 2-quart dutch oven and between layers of rolled grape leaves.
3. Cut the stems off the grape leaves.
4. Place a leaf on the counter, stem end toward you.
5. Place 1 - 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center of the leaf. Fold the stem end over the filling, then fold the sides over to secure the filling, then roll from you toward the tip of the leaf.
6. Do not wrap too tightly as the rice will expand as it cooks.
7. Place the rolled leaves on top of the single layer in the bottom of the pot.
8. Cover them with a layer of unrolled leaves, then add another layer of rolled leaves. Continue layering stuffed leaves and then top with the remaining unrolled leaves.
9. Place a medium plate over the top of the leaves as a weight.
10. Mix the chicken stock and lemon juice for the broth and pour over the leaves in the pot.
11. Cover and bring to a light simmer. Cook 1 hour.
12. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for 1 more hour. Do not remove the lid or the leaves will darken.
APPETIZER · entree