Quilters like to cook . . . Quilters like to eat! Here are links to recipes for quilters by quilters.

Recipe – Snickers Salad  I received this recipe from two friends, Dawn and Lori. It is more delicious when the flavors have a couple of hours to meld together.

Recipe – No-crust coconut pie  This is an oldie but goodie, invented back in the day when “impossible pies” were popular. I obtained this recipe from a co-worker, Arlene. We both worked in the library at Dallas Theological Seminary in the 80s.

Lunch Lady Brownies  The flavor and texture of these brownies will take you back to elementary school when the cafeteria ladies cooked from scratch! Jill found this recipe to share with our Quilting Circle.

Recipe – Apple Cake  The perfect cake for fall days; while baking, it scents my kitchen with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a favorite of my son, Josh.

Recipe – Liz’s Cornbread  This deluxe cornbread recipe is from my sister, Liz. It’s a hit at every potluck. (Her other specialty is Pumpkin Roll for Thanksgiving, but I haven’t managed to “steal” that recipe yet.)

Recipe – Corn Salsa  From my friend, Kathy, who only shares the very best recipes.

Recipe – Mexican Pinwheels and Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas  Potluck and company favorites from my long time friend, Bonnie G.

Recipe – Crustless Spinach Quiche A favorite from Stephanie M. She’s taken mini muffin sized quiches to many brunch potlucks.

Recipe – Tomato Basil Soup Popular in summer when vine-ripe tomatoes are so delicious; popular on snowy wintery days as well. From Stacy A.

The following are ideas for quilting bee potlucks to which every attendee brings one ingredient to add to the meal.

Soup – Hostess provides meat (chicken, cubed beef or ham); attendees sign up for cartons of broth, diced potatoes, peas, green beans, sliced carrots, kidney beans, diced canned tomatoes, bread, crackers, sliced cheese, dessert, beverage

Trinity’s Soup – Hostess provides 1 lb. ground meat (venison), browned; attendees sign up for 1 can of Progresso Minestrone soup, 1 can Ranch Style Beans, 1 can corn, 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes, 8 oz. jar of Cheez Whiz or Velvetta chunks, 1 diced onion, 1 diced green pepper. Optional: several diced potatoes.

Baked Potato Bar – Hostess provides baked potatoes; attendees sign up for chili, sour cream, grated cheddar, snipped chives, steamed broccoli, butter, dessert, beverage

Taco salad – Hostess provides seasoned meat; attendees sign up for salsa, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, sour cream, quacamole, diced tomatoes, tostito chips, dessert, beverage

Taco Bar – Hostess provides meat; attendees sign up for salsa, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, sour cream, quacamole, diced tomatoes, crunchy taco shells, flour tortilla shells, tortilla chips, dessert, beverage

Pasta salad – Hostess provides pasta; attendees sign up for diced chicken or cubed ham, pepperoni, bottle of zesty Italian dressing, black olives, green onions, sliced carrots, diced tomatoes, frozen peas, cubed cheese or feta cheese, sliced celery, dessert, beverage

International appetizers – sushi, humas and pita bread, cous cous salad, Mexican Pinwheels (see recipe above), Swedish meatballs

Tailgate finger foods – Hostess provides beverage; attendees sign up for BBQ chicken wings or fried chicken, meatballs, chips and dip, veggies and dip, fruit, taquitos, cookies, brownies

Build Your Own Sandwich – Hostess provides mayo, mustard and dessert; attendees sign up for 1 lb. sliced turkey, 1 lb. sliced ham, 1 lb. sliced roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, 8 oz. sliced provolone cheese, 8 oz. sliced cheddar cheese, rolls, sandwich bread, loaf of Italian bread, potato chips, beverage



5 thoughts on “Recipes

  1. I have the “Chain of Hearts” quilt pattern and have gotten all of the fabric. I am having an issue with the cutting instructions on the “Assorted red textures” cut 10 matching sets of: portion. I have 4 different reds that I am using and can cut those out but the next section says cut 3 matching sets of: and there the total of: is throwing me.

    Question: cut 10 matching sets of the 4 colors and then cut 3 matching sets using 3 of the same red textures that I have….then cut a total of: of all of the 4 same fabrics that I have?

    • Jo, I agree that the cutting list as printed in the magazine is quite daunting. Tomorrow I will send you the directions I sent to the magazine editors. It tells what is needed for each type of block instead of listing all the pieces all together in one long list. Maybe it would make more sense and help you organize your pieces better.

  2. Aby,
    I love your blog and BOM I just checked out the recipe for the no crust coconut pie. The instructions call for adding milk but the actual recipe doesn’t list milk? Help:)

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