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Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Published: Wed, April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have its cookbook showcased, please contact our features editor Barb Shaffer at 330-747-1471, ext. 1282, or email her at shaffer@vindy.com.




1box yellow cake mix

1/4cup applesauce


1can 11 ounces mandarin oranges in light syrup

18-ounce container light Cool Whip

1package 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding

1can crushed pineapple in juice

1/2cup coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl stir together yellow cake mix, applesauce, eggs and mandarin oranges until moist. Beat by hand for three minutes. Coat 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Put the batter in the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. For frosting, in a large bowl, mix Cool Whip, one package instant vanilla pudding and can of crushed pineapple and coconut until blended. Spread over cake. Store in refrigerator. Serves 16.



3-4bunches broccoli, finely chopped

1large red onion, chopped

1pound cooked bacon, chopped

1-2tablespoons Miracle Whip

1-2teaspoons sugar

Splash or so of milk

1package 8-ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Combine broccoli, red onion and bacon in large serving bowl. In separate bowl, mix Miracle Whip, sugar and milk until well blended. Pour Miracle Whip mixture over broccoli mixture. Blend until coated. Add cheese just before serving.



12hard boiled and peeled eggs

1medium onion

3/4cup green olives with pimentos chopped and 2 tablespoons juice

1cup mayonnaise

5celery stalks, chopped

1green pepper, chopped

1teaspoon black pepper

Handful of fresh parsley

Chop eggs in small to medium size. Mix all ingredients together. Serve alone, for sandwiches or dip.

about the book

This is a collection of recipes compiled by committee members of the Carrie Peska Memorial Nursing Scholarship in memory of Carrie Peska. Their hope is to help future nurses give back to others the way they believe Carrie did during her 22-year nursing career.


Send a check or money order for $12 to Carrie’s Cookbook, 1019 John St., Niles, OH 44446. For information call 330-652-1602.

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