• Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Buttermilk Brownies

    Spreading the warm frosting over the warm brownies creates a layer of gooey goodness for a real chocolatey treat. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Buttermilk Brownies 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 cup water 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cocoa Buttermilk Frosting (below) Sift the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Add the baking cocoa and water and blend well. Bring the mixture to a boil.…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Tabbouleh

    This is a perfect summer day side dish. It’s fresh. It’s healthy. And it can be toted to a picnic worry free, since there’s no mayonnaise in the dressing. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Tabbouleh 3/4 cup bulgur wheat 4 firm tomatoes, chopped 3 scallions, finely chopped 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/4 c. chopped fresh mint salt and pepper to taste Place the bulgur in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand for one hour. Drain well and squeeze out excess water. Place the bulgur…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Strawberry Delight

    Here’s a colorful way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Since you use frozen strawberries, you can serve this at any time of the year. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Strawberry Delight 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup margarine, melted 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin 2 cups boiling water 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 9 ounces whipped topping 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup chopped nuts Whipped topping Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted margarine in a bowl and mix well. Press the mixture evenly over the bottom…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Marinated Asparagus

      Here’s a great take-along side dish that doesn’t need to be heated. It’s very easy to make and can be prepared in advance. And, by the way, it’s absolutely delicious. You’re sure to turn to this recipe again and again. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Marinated Asparagus 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 small bunch green onions with tops, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped Paprika Dressing Snap the tough ends from the asparagus. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam, covered, for 6 to 8 minutes or just until…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Shaker Baked Carrots

    Ginger adds a slight bit of a “kick” to this easy side dish. Add 1/2 cup of any leftover baked carrots to 3 cups hot cooked rice, kasha or barley for an interesting and colorful pilaf. The pilaf is great at room temperature, as well. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Shaker Baked Carrots Ingredients: 3 cups grated carrots 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 3 Tablespoons butter, melted Directions: Combine the carrots, salt, pepper, ginger and brown sugar in a baking dish and toss lightly to mix. Drizzle the butter over…

  • Recipes from the KQ Cookbook: Spiral Meat Loaf

    Make a humble meatloaf company-worthy by rolling and slicing it, showing layers of green spinach, red bell peppers and white mozzarella cheese. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Spiral Meat Loaf 1 pound extra lean ground beef 1-1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs 2 egg whites 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 (6-oz) can mixed vegetable juice 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 (10-oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning 4 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese 4 red…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Oreo Cheesecake

    When the occasion calls for a special treat, try this Oreo Cheesecake recipe that looks so special when cut. It’s light, creamy and, surprisingly, not super sweet. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Oreo Cheesecake 32 ounces cream cheese, softened 1-1/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons flour 4 eggs, at room temperature 3 egg yolks, at room temperature 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 15 Oreo cookies Oreo Crust Sour Cream Topping Beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar gradually, beating constantly. Beat for…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Black Bean Salsa

    A healthy and delicious addition to your football-party fare, this black bean salsa will bring the fresh flavors of summer to you during the coldest months of the year. But don’t wait for football season to give it a try. It’s a quick and tasty choice the whole year through. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Black Bean Salsa 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn 2 large tomatoes 1 large avocado 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons light olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Rolled Oat Biscuits

    You mustn’t be fooled by the name. In Great Britain and Australia (where this recipe comes from), cookies are called biscuits. This recipe is actually for oatmeal/coconut bars that have the taste of caramel. They’re super-fast to make and only have four ingredients, so if you want a sweet treat in a hurry, this is a great go-to-recipe. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine 2-2/3 cups rolled oats 1-1/3 cups shredded coconut Grease an 8″ x 11″ baking pan and line with parchment paper. Combine the brown sugar…

  • Archived Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Hot Fudge Cake

    Keepsake Quilting customer Marlene contacted us to request the recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake. Although we don’t have a recipe called Chocolate Pudding Cake, we think she was thinking of our Hot Fudge Cake, which has a delicious pudding center. Here’s the recipe for this tasty cake: There’s a new show on the Food Network entitled “The Best Thing I Ever Ate!” Trust us, this luscious concoction belongs on that show. There’s so much going on, and what depth of flavor, as the foodies would say. Sure, It’s a cake, but it’s also a brownie, it’s pudding, and it’s hot fudge, too! Most of all, it’s over-the-top yummy, especially with…