Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have a slight obsession with cookbooks.  I have actually had to get rid of several because our house is too small for my collection. 

Of course I have lots of favorite cookbooks, but there are some real stand outs and this happens to be one of them.

Diamonds in the Desert is a staple in all West Texas kitchens, and maybe even the whole state of Texas.
The Ozona Women's league compiled this jewel back in the 80s and it is chalked full of great recipes, and even meal plans for every occasion. 

There is a very special recipe in this cookbook that my grandmother used to make and my mom and I still continue to make.  It is a perfect summertime recipe for all that squash in the garden. 

 Neta Tillman's Squash Casserole


8 to 10 medium squash
1 medium onion diced
2 to 3 T brown sugar
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t garlic salt
1 4 oz can of chopped green chilies, drained
1 pound of American or Velveeta cheese, grated
1 sleeve soda crackers, crushed


Slice squash, add onions. Cover with water and cook until tender.  Drain and add other ingredients. Mix well and taste for salt tolerance. Bake in buttered 13x9 casserole dish for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. 

I hope you have lots of favorite cookbooks and please share and enjoy this recipe!!


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