Book Of Recipes Has Stocking Stuffing Potential

If you’re looking for some different recipes to satisfy some holiday appetites, charitable nonprofit NDAD’s “Tried & True Recipes” cookbook might provide some timely assistance.

The cookbook, published in 2009, offers plenty of recipes. Here’s a sampling — the first from Lana Otto of NDAD’s Grand Forks office, the second from Gida Anderson of Williston, the mother of NDAD’s Leslie Stastny, also in Grand Forks:

Cover of NDAD cookbook.



1 yellow cake mix (make per instructions)

4 cups chopped rhubarb

1 cup sugar

1 pint whipping cream (NOT whipped)


Pour prepared cake mix into a 9×13 baking pan. Sprinkle rhubarb over top. Sprinkle sugar on top of rhubarb and then pour whipping cream over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until done.



1 ¼ cup sifted flower

1 cup sugar

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp salt

6 egg whites

1 tsp. cream of tartar

½ cup sugar

6 egg yolks

¼ cup water

1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together flower, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Gradually beat in ½ cup sugar, a little at  a time; beat until whites form stiff, not dry peaks. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks, water, vanilla and sifted dry ingredients. Beat at medium high speed for 4 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy. Fold yolk mixture gently, but thoroughly into the beaten egg whites. Turn into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Invert pan to cool.


Besides desserts, the NDAD cookbook offers recipes — culled from the kitchens of organization staffers at the time — for appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, main dishes, rolls, breads and a few other items.

It also contains dedicated pages to:

  • Food quantities for 25, 50 and 100 servings
  • A spice and herb guide
  • An equivalent chart for measurements
  • Missing ingredient substitutes
  • General oven chart
  • Meat and poultry roasting guides
  • Microwave hints
  • Common baking dishes and pans, plus equivalent dishes and total pan volumes
  • Temperature tests for candy making
  • Suggestions for lowering dietary fat content
  • Fat facts
  • Calculations for fat percentage in foods
  • “Heart Healthy” recipe substitutions
  • Food labeling definitions
  • Ways to reduce dietary sodium
  • Low sodium seasoning suggestions
  • Food safety guidelines
  • Weight loss basic guidelines
  • A breakdown of the U.S. government’s MyPyramid for food consumption
  • A breakdown of the nutrition facts food label

NDAD’s “Tried & True Recipes” cookbook now sells for $5. If you’re looking for a food-focused stocking stuffer or a cookbook with a regional taste for your collection, these cookbooks are for sale at NDAD’s offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Williston and at NDAD’s charitable gaming sites in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Bismarck. Call toll free at 1 (800) 532-NDAD for more information.