My First Cookbook

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Written for two of my children when they set up their first apartments.  Excellent graduation or wedding gift.  Divorced or single men enjoy this book.  Practical steps to starting up or starting over.  Wire spiral binding for easy use. Find out how to buy groceries, what is needed for the first kitchen, how to set the table and how to count calories.  Recipes are quick and easy — NOT HEALTHY, but funny.


1 ½ cup sugar
1 stick butter
2 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup shredded coconut
1 9 inch unbaked pie shell (I like to use the refrigerated kind)

Combine sugar & melted butter.  Add flour, vanilla and 1 egg at a time.  Add pineapple and coconut and mix well.  Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until golden brown.



1 can biscuits
½ cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
cooking oil

Remove biscuits from can.  Cut hole in each one. (I use a pill bottle). Place biscuits in hot oil.  When edges begin to turn a golden brown, turn.  Don’t let oil get hot enough to smoke, or doughnuts will not be done in the center.  When golden brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels.  Mix powdered sugar with ½ of milk.  If needed add more milk a little at a time until mixture is thin enough to spread on hot doughnuts, but not runny.  Serve hot.