The Recipe Box

Welcome To The Recipe Box. Selena Freeland Shares Her Collection Of Recipes.

Delicious Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is right around the corner!  While I love being here in Tanglewood and sunny Florida, I have to admit I am going to miss fall in Ohio and watching the colors change.  I’ll also admit I don’t like what follows fall up north so that’s why I am here. A few things about these…

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Lately with these sweltering days I wanted something not only a bit lighter for lunch, but something different. I have loved and enjoyed pimento cheese spread out of a jar or a plastic tub from the grocery for years, BUT I have never made it fresh myself! I will put it on crackers, sliced cucumbers,…

Summer Copy Cat Salads

Who doesn’t love a delicious cold salad on a hot steamy day?! If you’re like me, you’re thinking twice about heading out to your favorite local eatery amidst this global pandemic we’re experiencing these days. I decided instead going out to the restaurants I thought I’d try a taste of the restaurants from my own kitchen. ‘Copy Cat’ recipes from…

Just a Pound or Two

There are so many meals you can create out of a pound or two of ground beef.  The options seem endless.  I prefer a quick and easy meal most days but sometimes I feel like putting in the effort for a pan of lasagna or cabbage rolls. Since most recipes serve 4, I usually get 2, and sometimes…

Cooking Out of Your Pantry

Happy Spring 2020! Today and in the upcoming weeks I will be sharing some meal suggestions with common items you may have in your pantry, freezer, and cupboards. Personally after 40+ days of being in “lockdown” I’ve been fortunate that I have not felt desperate for a lack of items to be able to pull…

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…