My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Broccoli and Rice - Louise Charles Style

You all have heard me speak of my friend Louise Charles before. I should live so long and have the energy and good health that this sweet lady has. Louise is 91 and had her first cookbook signing a few weeks ago. They sold like hot cakes. All of her recipes are in her own beautiful handwriting.

I feel so honored to have her cookbook, and to have it signed by her, to me with love.

I chose this recipe because it is one I have made many, many times and one of my sister Sandy's favorites. Until recently I had not made this for more than 30 years.

I'm sharing this exactly as it appears in the cookbook.

Broccoli and Rice
print recipe

1 small onion - 1 cup rice -
1 stick butter - 1 can cream of celery soup
1 (10-ounce) package of frozen broccoli - 1 (8 ounce) jar of Cheez Whiz

Saute onion in butter - cook rice. Cook drain and chop broccoli. Mix all ingredients together.

Put in baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 30 minutes of just until hot.

Thank you Louise for giving me back a long lost recipe that has always been a favorite at my house also.


  1. Yay for Cheez Whiz! Haven't seen that mentioned in years. Sounds great. :)

  2. there's nothing like a good jar of cheeze whiz!

  3. A handwritten cookbook? How awesome. Love this stuff. I was at a small wedding and this is what the bride's mom made for the feast. I still remember how good it was.

  4. I love cheez whiz. This is a fantastic casserole.

  5. This is just like my mother's's so yummy. She always makes it around the holidays. And then hides an extra pan of it in her garage fridge that she sends home with me & my family!! ; )

    Thank you so much for posting & for stopping by my blog, too!
    ; )


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