Tiawana Taxi-Mexican Taco Pizza


1 pie crust, enough to cover one pizza pan

1 lb fried hamburger with taco seasoning

1 cup crushed nachos

2 cups shredded marble cheese (or Mexican blend)

1 large tomato, finely diced

1/2 cup or so of chopped green onion

2 cups shredded lettuce

Bake pie crust on very well greased pizza pan at 400F for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove, cover with fried hamburger, then 1 cup shredded cheese.  Bake until cheese is melted and slightly browned.  Remove and let cool.

Begin layering with crushed nachos, tomatoes, green onions, shredded lettuce then 1 cup shredded cheese.  Garnish with chives.

Cut into triangles and serve with sides of sour cream and salsa.


*An all time favorite party snack but a complete meal in one!*

Margaret Kotelnski, Birtle Post Office

Smartie Cookie

2 cups margarine

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

Cream together.


4 eggs

4 tsp vanilla

Mix together then add:

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

5 1/2 cups flour

Add 3 cups smarties

Cook on ungreased baking sheet at 375F for 9 minutes.

Candace Tolton, Kenton Post Office

Shepherd's Pie

1 lb ground beef

1 medium onion

2 carrots, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

3 tbsp flour

1 can consomme or beef broth

1/2 cup soup can water

Dash Worcestershire sauce

Pinch garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and savory

Cook ground beef lightly and break up.  Drain any fat.  Brown onion and garlic.  Stir in seasonings and flour.  Add broth, water, Worcestershire sauce, celery and carrots.  Simmer, covered, approximately 20 minutes, stirring often until fairly thick and carrots are tender.  Spread in a casserole dish or loaf pan.


3 large potatoes

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 to 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1 to 2 tbsp breadcrumbs

Boil potatoes in salted water while frying the meat.  Mash potatoes.  Reserve 1/2 of egg for brushing on top.  Beat milk, cheese and remaining egg into potatoes.  Spread over meat.  Brush with reserved gg.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and crumbs.  Bake at 400F approximately 15 minutes until golden.

Yield: 4 servings.  This recipe can easily be doubled and freeze one.

Jacqueline Lockhart, Killarney Post Office

Caramel Popcorn


1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 quarts popped popcorn

Preheat oven to 250F,  Place popcorn in a very large bowl.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.  Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil without stirring for 4 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.  Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.

Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.

Connie Kauenhofen, Rosenfeld Post Office

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cake Ingredients:

3 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup butter


1 cup butter soft to the point of almost melted

1 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp cinnamon


2 cup powdered sugar

5 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl mix all ingredients except butter.  Once mixed slowly pour in butter.

Pour into greased 9x13 pan.

Topping, mix all ingredients until well combined.

Drop evenly over batter and swirl with knife.

Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes.

Pour glaze over cake while still warm.

Morag Schonken, Pierson Post Office

Big Mac Salad


For the salad:

4 hamburger patties cooked and cut into bite sized pieces

6 cups chopped romane or iceberg lettuce

1 cup shredded cheddar

1/2 cup sliced dill pickles

1/4 cup chopped green onions

For the Big Mac sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp ketchup

2 tbsp dill relish

2 tsp mustard

2 tsp distilled white vinegar

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp paprika

Mix all sauce ingredients and let sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge (even better if you let it sit overnight).  Assemble all salad ingredients and top with sauce and enjoy!

Terry Tanasichuk, Grandview Post Office