About Me

mary ellen seaveyEveryone has something they do well and for me, it’s cooking and baking. I can remember when I was about 4 years old sitting on a red stool in my Grandmother’s kitchen watching her make Strawberry Jam. I can still see her in my mind as she showed me (as if every 4 year old should know how to make jam) how to tell when the jam was done by the way it dripped off the spoon.

Extra good cooking (and baking) was an everyday occurrence as I was growing up. But without a doubt my sister and 5 brothers were accustomed to good cooking and baking. We all agree the best of the best were the Cinnamon Rolls our Grandmother made, no matter what, every Saturday morning of her life. It was one of those old family recipes that was made with a little bit of this and a little bit of that and flour till it felt right. Some family favorite recipes come from my Great Grandmother, especially the Chili Sauce and Molasses Cookies recipes. Mom was my teacher, giving me many of the basics I use today and so much more. In my family, I guess it just comes naturally. And so it is, I invite you to:

Stroll down Main Street and browse through the restaurants and shops. Cooking has been a passion for me for many years now and I would like to share my adventure of cooking with you. My hope is that you will find recipes that will be to your liking, recipes that could be served at a family outing, when friends come to visit, holiday time or any time of day.

Mary Ellen

Here is a quick view of how this site is organized now. Use the drop down box in the right column to find what you are looking for quickly.

Hannahs Bakery – Cookies, Muffins, Quick Breads, Brownies, Scones, Coffee Cakes, ect
The Brick Oven – Yeast Breads of all kinds including bread maker recipes, pretzel recipes, sweet rolls.
Baker’s Dozen – Come on in for Breakfast! Pancakes, waffles, French toast or breakfast casseroles are just a few of the categories you will find here.
Appetizer’s Galore! – Everything from wings to savory cheesecakes
Healthy Eating – Weight Watcher’s Recipes, Low Fat and Sugar Free Recipes
Mom’s Diner – Just like being at Moms table from pot roasts, meat loafs, mashed potatoes and desserts like pineapple upside down cakes and puddings.
Soup Kitchen – 100’s of soup, chowders and chili recipes
Venetto’s – Italian recipes from starters to desserts
BBQ Pit – Get your grill out!
Tex Mex Café – Come on in and find your favorite Mexican and Southwestern recipes
Beans and Greens – From Cornbread to Biscuits, Peach Cobbler and to all in between from my southern table.
Slow Cooker Café – Get those crock-pots and slow cookers going with our recipes from starters to desserts.
Simply Salads – who says salad has to be boring? A few simple, fresh ingredients are all it takes to make a delicious salad.
Sandwich Shoppe – Sandwich recipes and lunch ideas
Cattleman’s Hotel – Steaks, Roasts and Brisket too!
Chicken Coop – Chicken breasts, chicken with pasta, chicken casseroles are just a few of the recipes you’ll find here with chicken being the star.
Fisherman’s Wharf – Throw your line in, you’ll never know what you’ll catch here. If it’s from the sea, we can cook it.
Farmer’s Market – Vegetables, vegetables and more vegetables
The Picnic Basket – Recipes for food that travels well whether it be for a picnic or tailgating.
Ice Cream Parlor – Ice cream recipes in all flavors for all kinds of ice cream makers, ice cream desserts also.
Sugarplum Shoppe  – It’s Christmas year around here….
General Store – Canning recipes, mix in a jar recipes, soup mixes, beverage mixes, ect.
Pie Shoppe – Pie recipes of all kinds
The Sweet Spot – Cakes, Pound Cakes, Bundt Cakes, Mousses, Desserts
Cheesecake Café – Cheesecakes in every flavor….
Chocolate Inn – Everything is chocolate in this section of our site, yum….
Candy Bar Counter – Recipes here that use candy bars for desserts or cookies.
Fudge Recipes – over 200 different recipes for fudge
Recipes for Kids – Try these kid friendly recipes to get your child into the kitchen 
Dog Pound – dog and cat treat recipes

Razzle Dazzle Recipes – my holiday recipe site