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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Butter Chicken

4 Chicken Breasts (frozen, or thawed)
1 onion
5 tsp. garlic minced

1 stick butter
2 tsp. Adobo
1/2 tsp. cayenne
2 tsp. Curry powder
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cumin
3/4  tsp. salt
1 can coconut milk
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 Tbls. Chicken bouillion

Turn pressure cooker onto sauté mode.  Add butter, onions, garlic, sauté til 1/2 done.
Add Coconut milk, Tomato and Chicken bouillon.
Add remaining spices.
Place frozen or thawed chicken into pot, and cover with sauce, cook on Meat setting for 17 minutes.
When beeps, let sit for 10 minutes with a NPR if lid is not unlocked release the excess steam.
Keep pot on warm, and shred chicken (I use a ninja), place back into pot.
Serve over sticky or jasmine rice.

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Combine in a bowl and let rise:
3 C. warm water
2 Tbls. sugar
2 Tbls. salt
2 Tbls. yeast

Mis in with hands:
9 C. flour
4 Tbls. oil

  • Add oil to bowl put dough back in bowl and let rest for 1 hour covered.  
  • Dump dough outo and cut into 16-20 slices
  • Roll into Tubes shaped like pretzels
  • let come to Boil 2/3 C.baking soda and 8 c. water
  • Boil dough flipping, than remove and place on silpat. 
  • Brush with egg wash and sea salt
  • Bake at 450* for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with cheese.

Melanies Buttercream

1 lb 6 oz unsalted butter, softened
1 lb 11 1/2 oz. confectioners sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • Allow the abutter to come to room temperature
  • using a paddle attachment, mix the butter on low speed for one minute
  • With the mixer running on low speed, begin adding the sugar
  • Once 2/3 of the sugar is in add the milk and vanilla
  • promptly add the remaining sugar
  • stop mixing when the ingredients are roughly blended. The frosting may be very lumpy and broken looking at this stage.
  • using a rubber spatula, transfer half of the frosting into a food processor fitted with a standard chopping blade, process the buttercream for 3 minutes, or until perfectly smooth
  • scrape the sides of the bowl down and process for 30 sec. more.
  • Store buttercream in a sealed container or a  bowl covered in plastic wrap. Best held at room temperature in a cool place. Can last for 10 days or more at room temp.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Chadwick’s Sugar Cookies

Chadwick's favorite SUGAR COOKIES


1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla


5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt

Mix together and chill for one hour before rolling out to 1/8 inch thick.(actually I just roll them out immediately on a floured surface).  Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes and frost with this awesome frosting:  Makes about 4 dozen big cookies ;o)


3  cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
5-6 tablespoons milk (if you want it to be totally awesome use cream ;o)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Friday, December 15, 2017

Coconut Jam Thumbprints

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cold and cut
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbls flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry or other proffered Jam


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 3 tsp water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour and salt, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together butter and sugar until combined (it will take a minute or two since the butter is cold. If you don't have a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl, then occasionally stop mixer and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl). Mix in coconut extract then add in flour blend until mixture comes together (it will take a bit of mixing since the butter is cold, so be patient, it will seem really dry at first).
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, about 1 Tbsp each, and place 1 inch apart on silpat lined baking sheets. Make a small indentation with thumb or forefinger in each cookie add 1/2 tsp jam. Chill in refrigerator 20 minutes (or freezer for 10 minutes). Bake in preheated oven 14 - 18 minutes.
  4. Cool several minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Drizzle cookies with glaze when cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.
  5. For the glaze:
  6. Whisk all glaze ingredients together in a small mixing bowl, spoon mixture into a sandwich size resealable bag, cut a small tip from one corner and drizzle over cookies.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gingerbread cookies

• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  1. • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  2. • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  5. • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  7. • 1 cup white sugar
  8. • 1 egg
  9. • 1 tablespoon water
  10. • 1/4 cup molasses
  11. • 4 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.
  1. Mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses.
  4. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.
  5. Shape the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar.
  6. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. You don't need to flatten them.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Makes approximately 30 cookies. Store in an airtight container.

Gingerbread cake

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Greased and flour (important!) one 9 inch square pan. 
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add egg, and beat well. Mix in the molasses. 
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; add the hot water, and mix well. 
  4. Pour batter into pan and bake for one hour, more or less. Start checking with a toothpick in the centre around 50 minutes. The top tends to darken quickly, so I always put a piece of foil tented over the top during baking. Allow to cool in pan and serve with whipped cream.

Monday, December 11, 2017

6 minute caramels

would be great for making caramel apples
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1. Combine all ingredients in heavy sauce pan.
2. Cook 6 minutes oven medium heat, stirring every two minutes.
3. Stir and pour into lightly greased dish.
4. Let cool.
5. Cut, wrap in wax paper & store in an air tight container

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Brittle

15 grahm cracker
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
12 ounces chocolate chips
optional : chopped nuts or peppermint sticks

melt butter in microwave. Stir in sugar. Microwave for three more minutes stirring halfway through. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spray. Line cookie sheet with graham crackers. Poor butter on top of graham crackers. Cook at 350° for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes remove from oven. Spread out chocolate chips and cook for one minute more.  Spread chocolate with knife and sprinkle with either nuts or candy canes. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes and then break apart and enjoy your Christmas Brittle.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Green bean casserole

5 cans green beans
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cans fried onions (12 oz. total)

Place in a 9 x 13 pan the beans, mushroom soup,  milk, salt & pepper and one can of onions, mix. Place the dried onions on top bake at 350° for 40 minutes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

2 3/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter, soften
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup dried cranberries
Orange Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice

heat oven to 350F. Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, whisk sour cream, orange zest, juice and vanilla.
Beat butter and sugar together on medium speed in a bowl of a standing mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended.
Reduce the speed to low and beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by half of the sour cream mixture. Repeat with another 1/3 of the flour mixture and the remaining sour cream mixture. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just incorporated.
Fold in dried cranberries.
Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt cake pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for about 10 minutes before inverting on rack. Let cool completely.
To make the orange glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice, a tablespoon at a time, until it becomes thick and smooth. Pour over cake.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Peppermint Patties

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-2 tsp peppermint extract*
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups dark dipping chocolate**
  • chocolate jimmies, if desired
  1. Combine butter, corn syrup, extract and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are well combined and are holding together.
  2. Remove dough from bowl and break off about 2 teaspoon-sized sections. Roll into a ball and gently flatten with your hands. Put patties down on a pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Once all patties are made, place pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit for an additional minute in the microwave. Remove and gently stir. Remove peppermint patties from freezer. Use a fork or a handy Winton Dipping tool like I did to dip each patty in the chocolate, flip to coat the other side, then tap to remove any excess. Transfer chocolate coated patties to wax paper to cool. Top with chocolate jimmies if you’d like.
  4. Store in an airtight container, refrigerate if preferred but it’s not necessary. Yields 40 mints.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Brownie Frosting

1/3 Cup milk
1/3 Cup butter
1 1/4 Cup white sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup chocolate chips

Boil milk butter and sugar for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add vanilla and chocolate. Whisk, dump onto cooled brownies. Let rest for about 3 hours.

Sesame noodles

1/2 Cup soy sauce
4 Tbls. Sugar
6 tsp. Minced garlic
4 Tbls. Rice wine vinegar
5 Tbls. Sesame oil
4 Tbls. Sweet chili sauce
6-8 Tbls. Canola oil
2 lbs. cooked spaghetti

Dump all ingredients into a large bowl and whisk. Place hot drained spaghetti on top and fold.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Quick Raspberry Linzer Bars

4 C. bisquick
1/2 C. sugar
6 oz. cream cheese softened
4 Tbls. soft butter
2/3 C. milk

2-3 C. fresh raspberries
1/4 C. sugar
1 Tbls. corn starch

1 1/2-2 C. powdered sugar
2 Tbls. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large owl, mix together the bisquixk, sugar, cream cheese, butter and milk. Mix in bowl using hands.  sprinkle with extra sugar as you flatten dough onto a silpat lined baking pan, leaving about 2 inches around the longer edges of the pan.

fold together the raspberries, sugar and corn starch and pour onto of dough, spreading down the center and, making sure to leave space on the long edges to roll.  You may want to boil these ingredients together for about 2 minutes and then let cool to thicken it.

Quickly fold the edges up over the preserves on both sides, and than sealing the small edges.  Bake at 425* for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes.

Mix your topping ingredients together and drizzle ontop of the bars,  let sit for about 10 minutes, serve warm or cold.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Easy Cheddar Broccoli Soup

1 onion finely diced
5 Tbls. Butter
2 cups carrots, finely diced ( I actually put mine in my bullet with a cup of water and blend for 15 seconds)
26 oz. bag frozen broccoli
1 pint whipping cream
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
4 boullion cubes

1 cup water
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp.  Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper

 In a microwave safe bowl place the broccoli with about 1 cup water and cook for 10 minutes.Place butter in a medium stock pot. Add shredded carrots and onion and cook until soft. Place about 1/3 of the broccoli into a bullet with 1 cup water and blend and  finely chop the remainder of the broccoli and place in pot. Add cream and milk and bullion cubes. In a separate bowl add the 1 cup water and flour and pour into the soup to thicken. Place cheese last and cook til melted, add salt-and-pepper to taste.  serve. we like to serve ours in bread bowls.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Honey Chicken & Broccoli

  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into 1½ inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed or boiled til just tender
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold water + 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • sesame seeds, for topping

  1. Combine chicken and 4 tablespoons corn starch in a large resealable bag and shake to coat.
  2. Whisk together honey, ketchup, sugar, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder and set aside.
  3. Drizzle a pan with oil and add chicken. Saute over medium heat for 5-6 minutes until browned. Add broccoli and pour sauce over the top. Continue to stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes longer until chicken is cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together cold water and corn starch. Add to pan and stir until sauce thickens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Salmon penne

1cup cream cheese, softenened
2 tbls dill weed
1 1/2 lb. penne
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 jar salmon, or more, cut into ribbons
a sprinkle or two sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Cook penne in lots of boiling salted water until al dentecooked through and tender but still retaining some texture and chew.
Scoop out some of the starchy cooking water and reserve. Drain the pasta but not quite all the way. Leave it a bit wet. Put the pasta back into the pot along with a splash or two of the reserved water.
While the pasta is still steaming hot, immediately add the rest of the ingredients except the salmon. Stir with a wooden spoon as the cheese melts and forms a creamy sauce.
At the last second briefly stir in the smoked salmon; this way it won’t break up as much. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Jalapeño poppers dip

Recipe from:

  • 1 4oz can diced jalapenos, well drained OR 4-6 fresh jalapenos, roasted and diced (include seeds if you like it really spicy)
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • With a mixer on medium, combine cream cheese, garlic powder and sour cream until fluffy.
  • Add cheddar cheese, ¾ cup parmesan cheese, and diced jalapenos, mix well.
  • Spread into an 8x8 baking dish.
  • Combine bread crumbs, melted butter, ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes, or until hot and breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Broccoli Apple Salad

    • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, (about 2 medium heads)
    • ½ cup shredded carrots
    • ¼ cup diced red onion
    • 2 large apples, finely chopped (I used gala apples)
    • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
    • ½ cup dried cranberries

    Creamy dressing ingredients:
    • ½ cup lite mayonnaise
    • ½ cup low fat greek yogurt
    • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 Tablespoon sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

    Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl set aside, prepare and combine salad ingredients and put in bowl, toss with dressing and keep refrigerated.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Salmon with Parmesan herb Crust

    This oven baked salmon is a favorite of our families.

    2 salmon filets
    4 heaping tsp. of minced garlic
    3 tsp. parsley
    about 3/4 c. parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup butter, divided

    Preheat oven to 425*.  line a 9*13 pan with foil.  Place salmon deboned skin side down.  Slice butter into patties and place about 1/4 cup onto each filet.  Combine the garlic, parsley and parmesan.  Top with mixture.  Bake for about 20 minutes or til flaky.

    Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

    1 C. unsalted butter, softened
    1 C. creamy peanut butter
    1 C. sugar
    3/4 C. packed brown sugar
    2 large eggs
    2 tsp. vanilla
    3 C. + 2 Tbls flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/3 C. sugar for rolling

    Using a stand mixer combine butters and both sugars on medium until smooth.  Add in eggs and vanilla tip blended.  Scrape down sides and while off add remaining ingredients, mix on low tip combined.  Refrigerate dough 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 350*, using silpat mats, place balls 1 Tbls size balls of dough onto pans and flatten with a fork in a criss cross.  Bake for about 10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for a minute, transfer to cooling racks,  The cookies will continue to set on the cooling racks.

    Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

    This is like a serious breakfast hack, we serve them for sunday brunch, or christmas.

    1 Loaf white bread CRUSTS REMOVED
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    3/4 C. Confections sugar
    1 C. Sugar
    1 1/2 Tbls cinnamon
    3/4 C. butter, Melted

    Flatten bread with a rolling pin.  Combine cream cheese and confectioners sugar. In another bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.  Spread about 1 Tbls. of cheese mixture onto rolled bread slices, and roll up bread jelly roll style.  Dip quickly into butter and than roll in cinnamon sugar.  Place onto ungreased cookie sheet and bak for 20 minutes at 350*.  Makes about 18 rolls up.  We sometimes put nutella inside instead of the cream cheese as well.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Lasagna Soup

    2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
    1 lb lean ground beef
    1 large yellow onion, diced (2 cups)
    3 - 5 garlic cloves, to taste, minced
    4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
    1 (14.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes
    2 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
    1 3/4 tsp dried basil
    3/4 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
    1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
    1/2 tsp dried thyme
    1 tsp granulated sugar
    1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    8 lasagna noodles, broken into bite size pieces (6.5 oz)
    1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (5 oz)
    1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (2 oz)
    8 oz ricotta cheese


    Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, crumble beef into pot, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring occasionally until browned. Drain majority of fat from beef and set aside.  Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in pot, add chopped onion and saute until it begins to soften. Add in garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Add in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, rosemary, fennel seeds, thyme, sugar, parsley, the cooked ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.Meanwhile, prepare lasagna noodles according to directions listed on package, reserving 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta.Add cooked pasta to soup along with 1/2 cup - 1 cup pasta water as desired. In a mixing bowl, using a fork, stir together mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta.Ladle soup into bowls, dollop with a large scoop of the cheese mixture and sprinkle with chopped parsley (you can help the cheese melt better by cooking in the microwave after dolloping over soup for a bit or you could put the soup in oven safe bowl, top with cheese mixture and set under broiler to melt well. Or just stir into very hot soup and it should melt well).

    Exact Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    Lemon rolls

    WARNING:  These ARE SO STINKING GOOD!  OHHHH My heavens be warned if you love lemon you will not be able to keep your fingers off these. I never said they were calorie free, infact I consider these rolls dessert rolls.


    24 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
    Zest from 4 Whole Lemons (reserve lemons for glaze)
    1 Cup Sugar
    1/2 C. Butter, melted

    Citrus Glaze:

    2 C. Powdered Sugar
    2 Tbls. melted butter
    4 Lemons Juiced
    Mix lemon zest with sugar. Cut rolls in half  (yes they will seem small but will fluff up yummy and perfect sized) and place in a sprayed  1/2 sheet pan with 8 rows of 6.   Drizzle melted butter over rolls. Sprinkle with lemon zest/sugar mixture, reserving 1/2 of mixture to sprinkle on just before baking. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap. Sprinkle on remaining mixture. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over pull-aparts when slightly warm but not completely cool.
    This Recipe is from:

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Turkey Brine

    This recipe comes from

    3 cups Apple Cider
    2 gallons Cold Water
    4 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Leaves
    5 cloves Garlic, Minced
    1-1/2 cup Kosher Salt
    2 cups Brown Sugar
    3 Tablespoons Peppercorns
    5 whole Bay Leaves
     Peel Of Three Large 
    1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover. 
    2. Allow to cool completely, then pour into a large brining bag or pot. Place uncooked turkey in brine solution, then refrigerate for 16 to 24 hours. 

      When ready to roast turkey, remove turkey from brine. Submerge turkey in a pot or sink of fresh, cold water. Allow to sit in clean water for 15 minutes to remove excess salt from the outside. 

      Discard brine. Remove turkey from clean water, pat dry, and cook according to your normal roasting method.

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    Canning Applesauce

    this isn't really a recipe, but more of a reminder of how we can our 70 pints of applesauce every year.

    Wash Apples and quarter them. Place apples into a  large stock pot, about 3/4 full. Boil for 15 minutes. Run cooked apples in grinder. Once it has been turned into applesauce add 2-2 1/2 cup sugar and 2 Tbls cinnamon. Stir. Fill washed jars with sauce.


    Bring water level in canner up most of the way on jars. Place on burner for about 13 minutes on med high. Once rattelingis heard turn down heat slightly and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 12 minutes to bring temp down. Remove lid and jars carefully, repeat.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Cherry delight

    2 c. Ground Grahm crackers
    1/3 c. Sugar
    1/2 c. Melted butter
    2 Tbls. Honey

    2 -8oz. Cream cheese, softened
    2 c. Powdered sugar
    1 c. Chopped peanuts

    16. Oz. Cool whip
    2 cans cherry pie filling

    ●Preheat oven to 375°. Mix crackers, sugar, butter, and honey and press into a 9*13 pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool.
    ●Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and nuts til fluffy 3-5 minutes. Spread over cooled crust. Cover with cool whip than spread on cherries. Refrigerate.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Angel Bisquits

    My husband and I tried perfecting biscuits for YEARS!  We finally have the perfect recipe, these are light and fluffy and we NEVER had any problems with them being dry or coming out wrong...I think they are the perfect biscuit.  We love using these for Bisquits and Gravy for sunday morning breakfasts.


    5 tsp. Yeast
    4 Tbls. Warm Water
    5 1/2 cups flour
    4 Tbls. Sugar
    1 tsp. Salt
    6 tsp. Baking powder
    2/3 c. Shortening, chilled
    2 cups Buttermilk

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with non stick cooking spray.

    In a small bowl activate the yeast with the water, set aside. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and the shortening until it resembles  course crumbs. Add the buttermilk and activated yeast just until mixed. Poor onto a flower surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness, cut into circles. Place on the parchment paper and bake for 13 minutes.
    Makes 24 bisquits

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Broccoli Salad

    2 heads Of broccoli
    1 lb. Bacon crumbled
    2 C. Shredded chedder cheese
    1 1/2 C. Mayonnaise
    1/2 C sugar
    2 Tbls. Vinegar

    Cook bacon crumble, chop broccoli and combine with cheese into bowl. Make deessing and toss the salad til coated. Keep rrefeigerated.