Easy Shepherd’s Pie and Scotch-a-Roos

Nancy Eberts – Eberts Harvesting Inc.

Cooking doesn’t always go smoothly and perfectly. It is kinda like combining. The hotter the day, the more that can go wrong…from the microwave to the taster’s taste buds! Sometimes I just deal and move on to the next meal.

So I tried this, but it was one of those recipes you add a little extra in to fill a 9×13 (mostly mashed potatoes). I used a can of corn instead of the vegetables, more meat and about twice the amount of potatoes.  I sprinkled with cheese and baked.

“Easy Shepherd’s Pie” – after taken out of the oven.


Eat More Bars

Eat More Bars
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  • 1 Cup corn syrup (dark or light)
  • ½ Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Cup chocolate chips
  • ½ Cup rice krispies
  • 1 ½ Cup salted peanuts


  1. Bring corn syrup, peanut butter & chocolate chips to a boil over medium/low heat. Boil 4 minutes stirring often.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients & spread into a lightly greased 9x3 cookie sheet.
  3. Chill a bit before cutting. I cut these into candy bar size pieces and wrap in saran wrap for the guys to take in their lunches. If you chill in the fridge, don’t chill too long otherwise they get fairly hard.

Puffed Wheat Cake

Puffed Wheat Cake
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  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup corn syrup (dark or light)
  • ½ butter
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 10 Cup puffed wheat


  1. Place the first 4 ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Bring mixture in the pot to a boil over medium heat, boil for 2 minutes, stirring regularly. It should be at soft ball stage, you can test it by dropping some into a glass of cold water, if it stays together it’s done, if not, boil another 2 minutes. Or test with a candy thermometer, soft ball stage is 240°-250°.
  2. Measure puffed wheat into a big bowl. Pour above mixture over puffed wheat, mix thoroughly and press into a 9x13 cake pan.
  3. Cool well before cutting.
  4. Package into individual bags for lunches. These also freeze well.
  5. *this uses plain puffed wheat, not the honey smacks cereal. But, if you can’t find plain, you can use honey smacks, it may just be sweeter.