Sarah’s Salad from The Lion House



I first tasted this as a young girl.  It’s a delicious salad and it’s very pretty in its presentation.  Be sure to mix the salt and pepper and sugar with the dressing ingredients.  Some versions of this recipe say to sprinkle it over the lettuce ingredients.  No.  Mix it with the dressing.

Salad Ingredients:

1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped and washed (
2 cups frozen peas
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, sliced (white and green parts)
3-4 ounces of Swiss cheese, sliced and cut into thin stick
2-3 tbsp fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Miracle Whip
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4-1/2 tsp salt (start with 1/4 and add more if needed, some brands of mayo are saltier then others and you do not want to over salt the dressing)
1/4 tsp ground pepper


  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl
  • Make dressing by combining and thoroughly mixing all dressing ingredients
  • Pour prepared dressing over salad and make sure you toss it until evenly coated
  • Best when served immediately

Quick and Easy Orange Rolls

Quick and Easy Orange Rolls

12 frozen dinner rolls  (I use Rhodes)
Grated rind of one orange
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C melted butter

Citrus Glaze:
1 C powdered sugar
1 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp orange juice

1. Mix together powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp melted butter and orange juice and stir until smooth
2. Thaw dough in the refrigerator over night or 2-3 hours prior to use
3. Cover with plastic wrap while thawing
4. Grate orange rind and mix with sugar
5. Roll thawed roll in 1/2 C melted butter and then in sugar and rind mixture
6. Place on greased cookie sheet or 9 x 13 pan
7. Cover with plastic wrap and allow rolls to double in size – approximately 1 hour
8. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Let rolls cool enough that they aren’t hot (about 5 minutes) but still warm and then frost them with the citrus glaze.

The Bread

The Bread


Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. –Wayne Dyer

This recipe is from the Pioneer Woman Cooks.
You will need:
  • 1 ½ sticks salted butter, softened
  • Good quality thick loaf of french or sourdough bread
To start, get a thick loaf of french or sourdough bread.  Put your stick and a half of butter out to soften to room temperature.  You could always put it in the microwave (in its little butter wrapper) for a few seconds but don’t let it melt.
So now, slice your loaf in half with a serrated bread knife and coat your two halves of the bread with the butter and cover it COMPLETELY.  Cover every single crack and crevice and hole in that bread all the way to the edges of the bread.  Place your bread in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, just long enough to melt the butter.
Then broil bread for 3 to 5 minutes, watching the whole time. Remove when butter has started to brown but don’t be afraid to let it get really brown.  The flavor really kicks in when the butter’s color changes.  Everyone will wonder what you seasoned it with when all along it was just butter.

Slice into strips and serve immediately.  It goes with everything and makes any meal ‘special.’

Raspberry Ice Cream Jello


Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

  • 1 6-oz. package raspberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2-3 cups vanilla ice-cream
  • 2 sliced bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Dissolve jello in boiling water.  Then melt ice cream into that.  Add remaining ingredients.  Chill until set.