Mack Eplen’s Best Kept Secrets

Mack Eplen’s Best Kept Secrets


Eplen Family Recipes compiled by Terri Eplen-Kleen

Long-time Abilenians know that Mack Eplen’s recipes were tried and true. Served in numerous family restaurants, including the downtown cafeteria, Mack’s Drivateria, Briarstone Manor and more … the recipes have been shared through the years.

Terri gathered some of the favorites and compiled them into a small cookbook. Although only 34 pages, the spiral-bound book includes many favorites — with lots of desserts! Color photographs accompany the recipes, and several pages of memories are included in the back of the book.

Just a few of the recipes included:

Fried chicken coating, Mexican cornbread, squash casserole, hickory smoke sauce, lemon, coconut and chocolate ice box pies, egg custard pie, chocolate, coconut and lemon meringue pies, roll dough, pancake and waffle mix, and of course, the favorite pink cookies and brownies!