The Recipe Box

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

Grape Salad

Happy Spring! This cool, creamy grape salad would be a great addition to your upcoming Easter dinner or the lazy days of summer days ahead. This recipe serves 10 people, but it can be easily halved. You can substitute “lite” or “reduced calorie” dairy products and use less sugar if desired. The sweetness and crunch…

8 Can Mexican Chicken Soup

It’s certainly winter in Florida! One day it’s 55 degrees and 85 the next! When the temperatures drop I look forward putting a pan of soup on the back burner to simmer.  The easier the better! This recipe for 8 Can Mexican Chicken Soup fits the bill.  It’s easy to substitute items according to your…

Dippity Doh Dah

With Super Bowl 54 right around the corner I thought I’d share 3 recipes that are simple to whip up in no time. Serve any of these with your favorite crackers, pretzels, or chopped vegetables and you have a snack that will have them coming back for more. ~~Million Dollar Dip~ ~ 8 oz. whipped…

Breakfast in a Mug

I started making BREAKFAST IN A MUG as a teenager when my parents purchased one of the first very large, and very expensive microwave ovens. I scoured the recipe book that came along with it and found a recipe I thought was the “coolest” thing ever! BREAKFAST IN A MUG! The original recipe only called…

2 Recipes Just 4 You

**** CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BAR Small Batch**** 1 Stick (4oz) butter-softened 1/3 Cup brown sugar 1/4 Cup granulated sugar 1 Egg 1 Cup flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp instant coffee 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 Cup chips HOW TO: Preheat oven to 375 Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 square baking…

Low Carb Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Meal or Potluck Offering

Thanksgiving is all about high carb.  Mashed potatoes, candied yams, stuffing….  Your family or guests may appreciate a low carb dish.  Fancied up vegetable sides maybe just the right offering. *****Brown-sugar glazed beets-or carrots**** 3 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 Tablespoons orange juice 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Teaspoon pepper 3 Cups steamed…

Sweet food gifts

Gift giving isn’t just at Christmas time.  Did your neighbor help out and you would like to show how much you appreciated their help?  Make them a food gift, just to say an extra Thank You! ****PEPPERMINT BARK**** 2 Cups or 1 12oz package of good quality milk chocolate chips 2 Cups or 1 12oz…

Easy 3 Ingredient Macaroons

These are good for a snack or to take to pot lucks.  There are so many ways to to switch ’em up and make them more creative. 14oz bag sweetened coconut 14oz can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons extract- vanilla, almond, or what flavor you have in your baking cupboard HOW TO: Preheat oven to…