Recipes From My Cookbook

Tuesday, I posted about my personal cookbook. Here are the recipes I promised.

Kristie’s Taco Dip

8 oz. cream cheese

8-16 oz. sour cream

1 pkg. taco seasoning (I use my homemade taco seasoning)

½ c. mild taco sauce (I substitute salsa sometimes)

Beat first 3 ingredients together. Spread in 9×13 pan

Spread sauce/salsa on top (sometimes I spread guacamole first, then the sauce)

Chill. Right before serving, add:

shredded lettuce,

2-3 diced tomatoes,

1 bunch of green onions sliced

small bag shredded cheddar or Colby-jack cheese

I always add ½ bunch chopped cilantro too


South Dakota Cream Corn

2 lbs. frozen corn

8 oz. cream cheese

1/8 – ¼ c. sugar

1/2 stick butter

Bake 350Ëš 30-40 minutes or in crockpot on low 4-5 hours; may need stirring or switched to high if not heated through.

This has been a big hit when I feed a branding crew

Cheesy Biscuits

2 c. all-purpose flour (I use 1 ½ c. white & ½ c. wheat flour)

1 Tbs. baking powder

1 Tbs. sugar

½ tsp. salt

1 ¼ c. shredded cheddar cheese (finely shredded works good)

¼ c. cold margarine, cubed

¾ c. milk

Combine dry ingredients and blend in butter till crumbly; stir in cheese. Stir in milk just till blended and moistened. Knead 2-4x’s

Roll to 1/2” thick, cut out biscuits. Bake 450˚ for 10-12 minutes or till golden brown.

Sometimes I don’t use cheese and add enough flour to make the though less sticky. I make these a lot. Made without the cheese they’re great for biscuits and gravy.

Ranch Burgers

1 lb. ground beef

½ lb. shredded cheddar cheese

1 slightly beaten egg

1 med. Chopped onion

2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce

½ t. garlic salt


Mix thoroughly and shape into patties; grill

Everyday Bread

2 pkgs. (2T.) dry yeast

½ c. warm water

1 ½ tsp. sugar

Combine and let foam.

(I like to add 1 c. cooked old fashioned oatmeal for density and cook it up at this point, then let it thicken while getting the other ingredients ready)

Place in mixer bowl the following:

½ c. sugar (I use ¼ c. honey instead)

¼ c. oil (I always use canola oil)

1 T. salt

3 c. warm water

Add yeast mixture and cooked oatmeal to mixture


¼ c. wheat germ

3 c. whole wheat flour

Mix for 3 minutes and add 4-6 c. flour, 2 at a time

Add enough until dough leaves sides of bowl and is not to sticky to the touch.

(May not need all of the flour) Let rise in shortening-greased bowl 1 hour or until doubled. Punch down, divide and shape into 3 loaves. Let rise 30 minutes, bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

I don’t buy bread for my family anymore and this is the standard recipe I use to make bread for my family.


A Heathen Boy’s Peanut Butter Pie

This is my son’s favorite dessert

1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese softened

¾ c. confectioner’s sugar

½ c. creamy peanut butter

6 Tbs. milk

1 carton (8-16 oz.) whipped topping, thawed

1 graham cracker crust (If I don’t have a store bought one, I toss a couple packages of graham crackers in a blender and add ½-1 stick of melted butter to make my own crust)

Beat cheese until fluffy, add peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Gradually add milk; fold in whipped topping (sometimes I add ½ c. chocolate chips or M&M’s a this time), spoon into crust. Sprinkle with chopped M&M’s and drizzle with chocolate syrup; optional. Refrigerate overnight.

I have to make this for our branding day and working cattle day dinners for my son and the neighbors who like it too.

 There’s more where these come from and I’ll share others on another day. Happy cooking!

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