My collection of recipes from dishes made at the Sparrow House!

Log Jams

A traditional holiday cookie at our house and now at Sparrow House.  This year the balls were all made by Jacob as my hand looked like a club from nearly cutting my thumb off… 2 1/3 C. Flour 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder 1/8 tsp. Salt 2/3 C. Butter, softened 2/3 C. Sugar 1 Egg 2… Continue reading Log Jams

Classic Pot-at-Feu

Classic Pot-at-Feu Our Christmas Eve Dinner (2017) made by David Ingredients: 1 Large Onion, quartered 6 Leeks, white & pale green parts only, cut into 2 1/2″ lengths 12 Celery Ribs, halved crosswise 6 Medium Carrots, peeled & halved crosswise 4 Meaty Beef Shanks (about 3 lbs.), 1 1/2″ thick One 3 lb. Beef Rump… Continue reading Classic Pot-at-Feu

Michelle’s Pie Crust

This was used for Rose’s Family Chocolate Pie on Christmas Day and then there are “Pie Bites” of course. 2 1/2 C. Flour 2 T. Sugar 1 tsp. Salt 12 T. Unsalted Butter, cut into 1/4″ pieces and chilled 8 T. Vegetable Shortening, cut into 4 pieces and chilled 1/4 C Vodka, chilled 1/4 C… Continue reading Michelle’s Pie Crust

Buttermilk Syrup

When family gets together we have Buttermilk Syrup over Ray’s Waffles.  We don’t need a holiday to serve it but of course we always have it on a holiday. 1/2 C. Butter 2 C. Sugar 1 C. Buttermilk COOK over low heat until boils.  Boil 1 minute,  Remove from heat and add: 1 tsp. Baking… Continue reading Buttermilk Syrup

Man Candy

ALWAYS requested by the guys – first served at Sparrow House on New Years – 2018. 1 pkg. Lil Smokies, beef, precooked 1 lb. Bacon, slice strips into 1/3’s Brown Sugar Picks Wrap sausages with strip of bacon and secure with a pick.  Place in baking dish and sprinkle well with brown sugar.  Bake till… Continue reading Man Candy

Debbie’s Quiche

It doesn’t matter where we gather for Christmas – this is our tradition Christmas Morning breakfast and it was no different at Sparrow House this year.  We also had it for New Year’s Day breakfast with the Kuoha’s at the Sparrow House. 6 oz. Swiss cheese, grated 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean Regular Sausage 1 Large… Continue reading Debbie’s Quiche

Chocolate Layer Dessert

This was served at the Younique Dinner and Training held at the Sparrow House. I’ve noticed that the South claims this as their as does the Midwest, etc. I suspect it has evolved over the years and has hailed from many different family generations. It also has a variety of names with the newest version… Continue reading Chocolate Layer Dessert

Buttermilk Lemon Cake

This was also served at the Younique Dinner and Training held at the Sparrow House. It’s always a hit and we have been serving it in our family for decades. Top with any fresh berries – we used raspberries this time around. 1 C. Butter, softened, cream in mixer 2 C. Sugar 2 Large Eggs… Continue reading Buttermilk Lemon Cake

Lemon Sugar Cookies

These little delights were served in individual wax paper bags at the first Sparrow House BBQ!  A delicious cookie that was unaffected by the raging heat that day! 2 3/4 C. Flour          1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 Egg                        1/2 tsp.… Continue reading Lemon Sugar Cookies

BBQ Beef Brisket

This is the bbq beef served at the Sparrow House BBQ and many other Robinson events!  The recipe originated from Ann McEuen – YUM! 1 5-6 lb. Beef Brisket.              1/3 C. Salt 1/3 C. Chili Powder.                  1 1/2 T. Black Pepper… Continue reading BBQ Beef Brisket