• Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Sweet and Sour Cabbage

    Great color, great taste — and can be served hot or cold—what more could you ask for in a side dish, and a healthy one at that. Besides going wonderfully with a harvest supper, this cabbage dish would be perfect for a picnic or tailgate, because there’s no mayonnaise involved that would require refrigeration. Dan, our maintenance man, said it would be a tasty addition to a sandwich. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Sweet and Sour Cabbage 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1-1/4 pounds red cabbage, cored and chopped 1 apple, peeled, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 2…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Banana Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Banana-bread fans will love the flavor of this treat that’s a great lunchbox snack for the kids or for you. It’s moist and sweet and just perfect topped with cream-cheese frosting. You can carry this cake right in the baking pan to the guild potluck supper. You won’t have to worry about what to do with the leftovers, because there won’t be any! The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. And carry your lunch in style using the Fly Away Eco-Friendly Bag shown! (Item# 2764) Banana Cream Cake 1-1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 2 eggs 3/4 cup…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Confetti Corn Salad

    Evelyn mixed up this great salad in the midst of tomato season in New Hampshire. We wait all year for the precious summer days when tomatoes and corn (a perfect pairing) are at their peak. Make this salad with canned tomatoes and canned or frozen corn at any time of the year for a tasty side dish. Evelyn added even more flavor by using olive oil in place of vegetable oil. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Confetti Corn Salad 2 (12-ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained 3 pounds fresh tomatoes, chopped, or 2 (16-ounce) cans diced tomatoes 4…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Mocha Chip Ice Cream

    Our (western-themed “KQ Corral”) company outing was on a hot July day, so this cold, yummy treat was a real hit. If you’ve never made homemade ice cream, borrow an ice-cream maker, and try this fabulous recipe. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed! The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Mocha Chip Ice Cream 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups milk 1/4 cup instant coffee granules 4 eggs 1  3/4 cups sugar 1/2 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, grated 2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (1-ounce) square semisweet…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad

    What more could you ask for—easy, speedy, make-ahead, well balanced, low fat, and, best of all, delicious. This salad is a great choice for a summertime gathering. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad 4 ounces angel hair pasta 1 cup (1-inch pieces) green vegetable, such as asparagus, green beans, broccoli or snow peas 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1 medium cucumber, peeled, chopped 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon pepper…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Strawberry Bread

    The recipe below, which comes from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook, which was published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001, calls for baking two loaves of quick bread with whole strawberries. We decided to chop up the strawberries and make just one loaf plus 12 muffins, baking the muffins about half as long as the loaf. Betsy S., who is quite the baker, used pastry tips and the strawberry cream cheese to turn the sweet muffins into pretty cupcakes. So, if you want a recipe that is great for breakfast, teatime or party time, this strawberry-bread recipe is just the thing. Strawberry Bread 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Peaches and Cream Pie

    How do we describe this yummy concoction? It’s a bit like cheesecake, but not as rich. It’s fruity, creamy and “cakey” all at the same time. One thing’s for certain— it’s sure to be a hit as a Mother’s Day dessert or anytime you want to serve a special treat that’s easy to do. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Peaches and Cream Pie 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (4 oz.) package vanilla pudding mix (not instant) 3 T. margarine, softened 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 (15 oz.) can sliced peaches…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Onion Tart

    Serve this onion tart warm or cool. It would be wonderful for a springtime brunch or as a party appetizer when cut into bite-size pieces. There are lots of onions, so be sure to use a large skillet. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Onion Tart 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 5 large Spanish or Vidalia onions, thinly sliced Salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces puff pastry, thawed 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup heavy cream Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onions and stir gently to coat.…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Hoosier Chicken Gumbo

    Here’s a mild version of Louisiana gumbo. This easy, everyday version is excellent reheated, so it can be made a day or two ahead and refrigerated. However, it is the filé powder that causes the soup to thicken, so it should be added just before serving. If you don’t use filé powder, you may wish to add more roux for thickening. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Hoosier Chicken Gumbo 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons flour 2 slices bacon, chopped 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 teaspoon salt…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Black Bottom Cupcakes

    If you want a Valentine’s Day that’s extra sweet, bake up a batch of these super-yummy cupcakes. When Kali made our samples, she used reduced-fat cream cheese and whole-wheat flour, and they were still over-the-top delicious. Whether you make these for the kindergarten party or for your sweetheart, you’re guaranteed to get rave reviews. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001. Black Bottom Cupcakes 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/4 cup sugar 1 – 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1…