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Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

This is a recipe I created as a healthy alternative to the high calorie traditional coleslaws.  This is of course best made with as many fresh ingredients as possible.  If you don’t like it really spicy then hold back on the hot red pepper. Slaw Ingredients Spicy Asian Dressing Sliced  [ Read More ]

I don’t know if this family recipe originated with my Aunt Bobbie, but she always love to make these cookies.  This is a cookie that really develops a full flavor after they are stored for a few days. Ingredients 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup Crisco 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup  [ Read More ]

This is a traditional pound cake from Grandma Shepherd that is very easy to make and probably one of the easiest cake recipes to remember. Ingredients 1 cup margarine 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 4 eggs 3t baking powder 1t salt 1 cup milk 1 1/2t vanilla extract Directions  [ Read More ]

This is a light and fluffy cake with a creamy icing that will remind you of a marshmallow cream. The sugar tends to crystallize if the icing is made in very humid weather, so I generally prefer to make this when the weather is clear and dry.  Otherwise be prepared  [ Read More ]

This is a very easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from a family friend. Ingredients 2/3 cup margarine 2/3 cup Crisco  (Yes, we put Crisco in everything in the South!) 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 1/2 cup flour 2t baking powder 1t salt 1t vanilla extract 1 cup peanut  [ Read More ]

Blonde Brownies Recipe

This is a delicious buttery brownie with a gooey center and topped with chocolate chips.  These start to carmelize and really develop a great flavor if you let them sit in a sealed container for a few days after baking them. I generally double this recipe when making these brownies.  [ Read More ]

Angel Biscuits Recipe

This is a very light yeast biscuit.  These take a little extra time to make, but they are Oooooo so good. Ingredients 5 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1t salt 3t baking powder 1 cup Crisco 2 cups buttermilk 1t soda 1 pack dry yeast Directions Combine flour, sugar, salt  [ Read More ]

This was a modified recipe that we came up with when the summer crop of zucchini hit colossal proportions. This is a great garden pie that will let you put lots of your vegetables to good use.  Feel free to add additional vegi’s to your liking. Crust Ingredients 5 medium  [ Read More ]

This is a traditional Indian Yellow Curry with a nice assortment of vegetables.  This recipe has a great balance of vegetable proteins. Ingredients Cauliflower Green beans Chickpeas Lentils (any type) Onion chopped garlic crushed 1t ground coriander 1t ground cumin seeds 1t ground mustard 1t tumeric 1t ground red chili  [ Read More ]

Tikka Masala Sauce Recipe

This is a delicious version of an Indian Tikka Masala Sauce that can be used on any meat or tofu.   We love to make this in large batches and keep it ready in the freezer. Ingredients 1 medium onion chopped 1T fresh crushed garlic 1t chopped jalapeno 1t ground coriander  [ Read More ]