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Master Recipe Index

Welcome to my ever growing master recipe index, now 164 different old time recipes.   All of my recipes have been made and taste tested by yours truly before they are presented to you, dear readers.

Your Host, Chef BradMany of the recipes found here can be traced back to my spice archive.   I have broken down the recipes into several categories so a recipe may appear more than once, but why not? As I continue to grow this index, I welcome you to come back often to browse through the wonderfully tasty treats I will be sharing with you.

Use the following to jump to a category, or just check out all of my tasty recipes.  Enjoy!

Appetizers Biscuits, Breads, Rolls and Muffins Beverages Breakfast
Cakes, Pies, Puddings and Other Desserts Cookies and Candies Main Courses Relishes, Pickles & Jellies
Salads Sauces & Gravies Soups Vegetables and Side Dishes

Do you have a cooking question?  Looking for or want to share a recipe that may become a featured recipe in OTC cooking (with full recognition, of course)  please write me at!

Thanks for visiting with me!
Your Host, Brad




Avocado Dressing
Black-eyed Pea Dip*
Bluecheese Spread*
Carrot Sandwiches*

Chili Con Queso (Chile With Cheese Dip)
Clam Dip
Crab Dip (Hot)
Cucumbers and Sour Cream*
Deviled Eggs

Deviled Ham Spread*
Eggplant Appetizer

Gelatin Salad

Marinated Mushrooms
Pepper and Basil Jelly
Rosemary Butter
Saté with Chicken and Beef
Sautéed Mushrooms
Stuffed Celery*
Stuffed Mushrooms with Crabmeat

Swedish Meatballs
Tomato/Lemon Grass Salsa

Biscuits, Breads, Muffins & Rolls

Baking Powder Drop Biscuits
Blueberry Cornbread
Bran Muffins
Cinnamon Buns

Irish Soda Bread
Spoon Bread

Tea Cakes*
Yorkshire Pudding*


Apple Cider Punch
Chocolate Syrup
Citrus Punch
Egg Nog
Lemonade, Old Fashioned
Limeade Punch
Mulled Apple Cider
Sherbet-Apricot Punch
Southern Comfort Punch

Spiced Lime Tea


Breakfast Treats

Berry-Banana Crepes*
Bran Muffins

Cinnamon Buns
Coffee Cake (Easy recipe)
Cream of Wheat Pancakes
Eggs Benedict
Fluffy Blueberry Waffles
Griddle Cakes with Evaporated Milk
Irish Soda Bread
Macadamia Waffles
Pecan Praline Bacon
Stewed Prunes

Cakes, Pies, Puddings & Other Desserts

Angel Food Cake
Apple Crisp
Banana Cream Pie
Berry-Banana Crepes*
Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Gallette*
Blueberry Molasses Cake
Boston Cream Pie
Brickle Bars
Brownies (Texas style)*
Butterscotch Pie

Candy-Cane Fudge*
Cantaloupe Pie*
Carrot Pudding

Checkerboard Cake
Cherries Jubilee*
Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Syrup
Coconut Cake*
Coconut Cream Pie
Cream Cheese Frosting

Fudge (Uncooked)
Hot Fudge Cake
Hot Fudge Sauce
Jelly Roll
Lemon Chiffon Pie
Lemon Chiffon Pie (easy)*
Lemon Cream Pudding
Lemon Meringue Pie
Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge
Mayonnaise Cake*

Pecan Pie
Persimmon Pudding*
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Poppyseed Cake
Prune Whip
Red Velvet Cake (Devil's Food)
Rice Pudding
Shoofly Pie
Sponge Cake
Sweet Potato Pie

Cookies and Candies

Brickle Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Mice
Chocolate Mint Cookies*
Chocolate Syrup

Cranberry Cookies*
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies*
(Spice Bars)
Halloween Pizza Cookie*
Pecan Pralines1*
Pecan Pralines2*
Pumpkin Blondies*
Shortbread Cookies

Snickerdoodles (Cinnamon topped cookies)
Sugar Jumbos

Main Courses

Baked Chicken with Lemon Grass
BBQ Beef
BBQ Breaded Pork Chops*
Cabbage Rolls*
Chicken Croquettes
Chicken and Broccoli Curry*
Chicken-Fried Steak

Crab-Stuffed Avocado
Cranberry Pork Roast
Fried Chicken*
Ham and Cornbread Casserole* (Aunt Bea's)
Ham with Cranberry Glaze

Hamburger Noodle Casserole
Herbed Pork Roast
Irish Stew
Lamb Chops
Lamb Shanks
Lamb Shoulder Roast with Dressing
London Broil with Mushrooms*
Meatloaf ala Brad

Poor Day*
Pork Chops
Pot Roast
Rock Fish*
Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Salisbury Steak
Saté with Chicken and Beef
Sautéed Scallops in a Cumin-Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara
Standing Rib Roast*
Tuna Noodle Casserole

Veal Marsala
Veal Paprika

Relishes, Pickles and Jellies

Apple Sauce
Bread and Butter Pickles
Cranberry and Orange Relish
Hard Boiled Eggs
Harvard Beets
Orange Marmalade
Pickled Pea Pods
Pineapple Chutney*
Spiced Crabapples

Watermelon Rinds

Salads, Hot and Cold

Carrot Salad
Chickpea Salad
Deviled Ham Spread*
Garbanzo Bean Salad
Gelatin Salad

Macaroni Salad
Potato Salads
     German Style
     New York Style
     Southern Style
Waldorf Salad

Sauces, Gravies & Dressings

Baked Ham Glaze
Barbecue Sauce (Basic)
Bernaise Sauce
Butterscotch Sauce
Dill Sauce
Drawn Butter
Fruit Purée
Giblet Gravy
Glaze for Baked Ham or Corned Beef
Hollandaise Sauce
Lemon Sauce
Meat Gravy
Mint Sauce
Raisin Sauce
Russian Dressing
Sweet Pepper and Basil Jelly
Swiss Fondue
Tartar Sauce
Tomato Sauce for steak
Turkey Gravy1
Turkey Gravy2*

White Clam Sauce
White Sauce

Soups, Consommé and Stews

Beef Stew
Chicken and Coconut Soup
Chicken Broth
Chicken Noodle Soup
Clam Corn Chowder*
Cold Cucumber Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Cream of Carrot Soup
Irish Stew
Lobster Bisque
Pumpkin Bisque*
Squash Soup

Vegetables and Side Dishes

Apple Sauce
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Boston Baked Beans
Bouquet Garni
Brown Rice, Mushrooms, and Scallions
Candied Carrots
Creamed Spinach
Cucumbers and Sour Cream*
Harvard Beets

Macaroni and Cheese (Baked)
Mashed Potatoes ala Paul
Orange Curried Rice
Pickled Pea Pods
Pilaf with Currants and Cumin
Potatoes with Bay Leaf
Prune Whip
Scalloped Oysters

Squash Casserole
String Bean Casserole
     Corn Bread
     Fruit and Nut
     Wild Rice and Mushroom

Sugar Snap Peas with Scallions
Tomato-Cheese-Macaroni Casserole

*Indicates a reader's recipe



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