Sherried Tomato Soup

1 medium white or yellow onion 6 TBL (3/4 stick) butter Two 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes One 46-oz bottle or can tomato juice 3-6 TBL sugar 1-2 TBL chicken base, or 3 chicken bouillon cubes Freshly ground black pepper 1 c sherry (optional) 1 1/2 c heavy cream 1/4 c chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 c […]

Macaroni and Cheese

4 c dry macaroni 1 egg, beaten 1/4 c (1/2 stick, or 4 TBL) butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 2 1/2 c whole milk 2 heaping tsp dry mustard 1 lb cheddar or other desired cheese, grated 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 1 tsp ground black pepper Cook the macaroni until very firm […]

Maple Pecan Scones

Scone Ingredients: 3 c of all-purpose flour 1/2 c sugar 5 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled 1/4 c pecans, plus more for sprinkling 1 large egg 3/4 c heavy cream Maple Icing Ingredients: 1 lb powdered sugar 1/4 c whole milk 4 TBL (1/2 stick) butter, melted […]

Breakfast potatoes

4-5 red or other potatoes 1 large onion, cut into large, rough dice Vegetable oil for frying Bacon fat (optional) Salt and Black Pepper Bake potatoes in the oven for ~45 min at 375F until fork tender Dice baked potatoes into ~1 inch squares Heat a skillet over medium heat, then add ~1 TBL oil […]

Pico de Gallo

Yellow or red onion Roma tomatoes Cilantro Jalapenos (1-2) Lime Salt Dice onion (finer) then an equal amount of tomatoes and cilantro (again fine) Slice 1-2 jalapenos in half, then scoop out seeds and most of the white membranes unless you want things spicy Finely chop jalapenos Combine all four finely chopped ingredients and squeeze […]

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Spread

In classic batter bowl combine: artichokes spinach garlic sour cream mayonnaise cheese mix well. Preheat oven to 375F. Place mixture in a mini-baker, spreading evenly. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through. With all-purpose spreader, spread on bread slices or serve as a dip for vegetables. Yield: 15-20 servings

Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups

6 slices of bread 6 slices of bacon 6 eggs 1/2 cup of shredded cheese salt & pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with butter non-stick spray. Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. (I confess I do not have a cookie cutter so […]

Chocolate Carmel Candy – Snickers

1 cup milk chocolate chips 1/4 cup butterscotch chips 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts 1 (14 ounce) package caramels 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream […]

Grandmas Apple Crisps

6 Apples 3/4 cup sugar 1 Tsp Nutmeg 1 Tsp Apple Cider Mix ingredients together and place in bottom of baking pan 3/4 cup Flour 1 cup Oats 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 cup Butter Bake @ 375 for 30-40 minutes Note: this is how the recipe was written down by my Grandma

Caramel Apple Pie

1 apple 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 packet powdered stevia 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg 1 tablespoon water English toffee stevia to taste Slice apple into very thin slices. Arrange in layers in a round 3 inch crème Brule dish. For each layer, sprinkle generously with […]