Susie’s Four Layer Dessert

Four Layer Dessert

Makes one 9 x 13 pan

Heat oven to 350º

Layer 1:
1/2 cup soften butter
1 cup flour (5 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds all work)

Layer 2:
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 container Cool Whip

Layer 3:
2 small packages chocolate pudding
3 cups cold milk

Layer 4:
1/2 container Cool Whip

Optional final topping: chocolate shavings or chopped nuts

Combine layer one ingredients and press into the 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Let it cool off completely.

Mix the second layer ingredients together and spread over the first layer, then do the same for the third layer.  Finish with the final (Cool Whip) layer. If using the optional nuts/chocolate shavings, add them. Let this chill for several hours before serving.


LaVera Churchill’s Date Nut Pudding

AKA Christmas Epoxy

Set oven to 350º
Serves 6


1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbl flour

2 eggs separated, whites beaten to stiff peaks stage.
1 cup dates
1 cup walnuts (lightly toasted preferred)

Mix dry ingredients and yolks until thoroughly combined – it will be crumbly.  Stir in dates. Fold in the beaten egg whites, then fold in the nuts.

Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper. Pour mixture into pan as spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Grandma Haines’ Brunch Egg Casserole Supreme

Easy Egg and Cheese Souffle

Grandma made this egg casserole for Easter Brunch at Hephatha Lutheran Church. It was so popular, she shared it with Grammy White and it was featured as “the egg dish” at the infamous White Family Christmas Brunch. Put together the night before, this is a great “family over for breakfast” dish.  Well, this and one of Uncle Neil’s pancakes.


10 eggs
3 cups light cream or whole milk
10 slices quality white bread (remove crust and cube)
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons chopped onion (fine)
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 lb. mild sausage

The day before:

Brown meat and crumble and drain. Beat eggs and add mustard, milk, salt and onion. Mix well and add sausage and cheese.

Place bread in a well buttered 9 x 13 casserole dish. Pour mixture over bread and let stand overnight.

The next day:

Take the casserole out of the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350º. 30 minutes later, bake the casserole for 45 minutes or until just set in the middle.