The Recipe Box

Welcome To The Recipe Box. Bonnie Parks Shares Her Collection Of Recipes.

Homemade Granola

Forget the box! ****SUPER EASY BASIC GRANOLA**** 21/2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 11/2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon 3/4 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Cup Canola Oil 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup (I used plain pancake syrup) 1/2-3/4 Cup raisins or dried fruit Add any ingredients that you like- nuts,seeds or coconut flakes HOW TO: Preheat oven to 300…

Easy recipes for a busy day

Treat yourself to an easy cooking day. ***PIZZAGHETTI*** 6 ounces angel hair pasta 1 14oz jar of pizza sauce 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey 1 medium onion-chopped 1 cup mushrooms-thinly sliced 1 green pepper-chopped 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded HOW TO: Boil pasta until al dente or to your liking. Drain pasta and…

Vegetarian Pot Luck Dishes

Do you need a pot luck dish? A great vegetarian dish to take to a pot luck dinner.  A change from the same ol’ recipe. Spice it up a bit. ****SOUTHWESTERN PASTA POT LUCK DISH**** 1/2 Package of uncooked pasta-shells would give it a distinctive appearance 2 Tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil. 2 Onions-chopped…

Red White and Blue for You

Don’t just decorate your table for the 4th of July.  Create an array of red, white and blue treats. ***RED APPLESAUCE SIDE DISH*** 1 Cup Water 1/4 Cup cinnamon (red hot) candies-Crushed 1 (3oz) package red gelatin( strawberry or cherry) 1 Cup applesauce How To: Bring water to a boil. Dissolve the cinnamon red hot…

Individual Pizzas-But Not What You Expect

***PIZZA TARTS*** 1 Package refrigerated pizza crust or (I used pie crust) 1/2 Cup pizza sauce 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese 12 Pepperoni rounds 5 Fully cooked link sausage( You can also add any other chopped pizza topping you prefer.  Mushrooms, onions, black olives,bell pepper.  Make it your way. How To: Preheat oven to 400…

Ice Box Cakes

A Real Summer TreatAn icebox cake only requires a refrigerator.  It does not require an oven.  You let creamy filling and your choice of layers chill overnight. This sets the filling. Ice box cakes are easy and fast to assemble.  The hardest part is waiting for the required wait time. There are many different variations…

Snacks For Spring

***PEANUT BUTTER EGGS*** 1 Cup peanut butter 1/4 Cup butter 13/4 Cup powered sugar 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 8 ounces chocolate-I used 1 bag of milk chocolate chips 2 Tablespoons butter-Also substitute 2 tablespoons of coconut oil for the butter How To: In a medium size bowl combine peanut butter and 1/4 cup butter together…

Grab A Bar

The winter season is activity time.  Always on the go.  I want a snack, on the run.  There are dozens of unhealthy and overpriced snacks at the grocery store.  Most of them just do not appeal to me.  I’ve found three easy bars that can be customized to your taste. ***OATMEAL BARS*** 2/3 Cup sugar…

Berry Good Desserts

Raspberries or Strawberries your choice. ***OATMEAL CRUMB BARS*** 1 Cup + 1 tablespoon flour 3/4 Cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 Cup white sugar 1/4 Fully packed brown sugar 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter or margarine–MELTED 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Cup jam(any flavor jam you happen to have in your refrigerator HOW…

Cook It Up-In a Mug

It’s 9pm and dinner is done.  You’ve watched a steady stream of food commercials to temp you into indulging in their highly overrated snack appeal. Here are 3 single serve recipes you can assemble in a mug and cook in the microwave.  Most of the ingredients you will already have in your pantry. ***CHOCOLATE-CHIP COOKIE…