Grandma's Cousin Jack Spaghetti

1 pound bacon
1 can whole tomatoes
1 Tablespoon garlic salt
3  slices cheddar or american cheese
  to taste ketchup
  to taste pepper
1 pound spaghetti noodles
  1. Cook bacon, not too crisp, and cut into small pieces.
  2. Add entire can of tomatoes, including juice, to medium saucepan; mash well.
  3. Add cut bacon, cheese slices in small pieces, garlic salt, small amount of ketchup and pepper.
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Boil noodles while sauce is simmering.
  6. Combine noodles & sauce in a large bowl and mix well.
  7. Enjoy!

Courtesy: Grandma Hoiem

When you crave chocolate there is nothing better-or easier than this treat.

1 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
3   eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
cup nuts, chopped
1 6 ounce package chocolate chips
  1. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and beat in sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add flour.
  6. Add 1-cup nuts.
  7. Pour into grease 13 x 9x 2 inch pan.
  8. Combine ½ cup nuts with chocolate chips and sprinkle over top of batter pressing down lightly.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.  Do not over bake.

Courtesy: Sally Kuipers

When it’s fall in the Kuipers household, there is this Chili. I make it in advance and then it’s ready to enjoy when everyone gathers to share his or her hunting adventures.

2 pounds ground venison
4 onions chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 can (3 lbs. 5 oz.) red kidney beans, drained
1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes
2 cans (6 oz. each) tomato sauce
2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 1 cup water
1 can (12 oz.) beer
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoons salt & pepper, freshly ground
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup catsup
  1. Sauté together meat, onions, garlic, and celery until it is no longer pink. Drain fat.
  2. In a large kettle, combine meat mixture with remaining ingredients. Bring to boil; lower heat and simmer, covered for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Put in individual bowls and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Courtesy: Sally Kuipers

This has become a favorite accompaniment to venison tenderloin or prime rib at our house. I first discovered this when looking for something special to add to our Christmas dinner.  It is very rich and delicious!

1 pound fresh mushrooms, wiped clean and ends trimmed
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch cayenne
tablespoon flour
1 pinch nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients except cream and mushrooms.
  2. Place mushrooms in buttered 1-quart casserole.
  3. Dot with butter mixture.
  4. Pour on cream.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered, stirring once or twice.

Courtesy: Sally Kuipers

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