Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Below is the recipe. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have all these years.
Highland Oatmeal Cookies
2 C. sifted flour
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 C. softened butter or margarine
1 C. brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 C. honey (or sugar) (I use honey)
2 t. vanilla
1/4 C. water - reduce for honey
1/2 C. chopped nuts (I do not add)
1 C. raisins (I do not add)
2 1/2 C. rolled oats
Put pecan halves on top.
Sift flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda together. Beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in water. Add dry ingredients. Blend. Stir in nuts and raisins. Stir in rolled oats 1 C. at a time. Mix well. Drop by rounded t. about 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Press pecan half on each cookie.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
It has been very cold here in Texas and I always like soup on cold days. Yesterday I was looking through my Taste of Home Soup cookbook and found this recipe. I doubled it as I was feeding three and we ate almost all of it. It is very easy to make. We loved it and I will definitely make it again! Hope you enjoy!
1/4 cup chopped onion (I did not use)
1 medium red potato, cubed
1 small carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 cup water
3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 cup milk
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cold water
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Add the potato, carrot, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are almost tender.
Stir in the milk, corn and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer. Combine the flour and cold water until smooth; gradually whisk into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 2 servings.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
1/2 c. melted butter
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
Mix well and spoon into lightly greased muffin pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12-18 muffins.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins
2. Lightly beat the eggs in a large pitcher or bowl, then beat in the milk and oil. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined; do not overmix.
3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes, until well risen and firm to the touch.
4. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today is Shawna's birthday. She is our precious daughter of our heart! She is married to Austin and they have a beautiful daughter, Ashlynn Kate. Shawna has a giving and caring heart. She loves to serve and help others. She is a great cook and often brings by something she has baked. She is a wonderful wife, mommy and friend. We are so grateful the Lord brought her into our lives 10 years ago.
Today is our son-in-law's birthday! We are so thankful that Travis is in our family and truly feel like he is a son. He is a wonderful husband to our precious daughter, Stacy. He has a great sense of humor and when family is together he is sure to make us laugh! If help is needed we know we can call on him because he has a servant's heart. He is always ready for a game of golf or watching sports with Jim. Stacy and I often talk about how much they are alike. We thank the Lord that He brought Travis into Stacy's life...and ours!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I was trying to think of what to fix for dinner tonight and remembered a soup I had not fixed for a long time. The recipe comes from a recipe book called Once-A-Month Cooking by Mimi Wilson & Mary Beth Lagerborg. It contains recipes and instructions on freezing meals a month (or less). The soup recipe is called Hearty Hamburger Tomato Stew. I plan to freeze what we didn't eat tonight. I served cornbread muffins with it.
HEARTY HAMBURGER TOMATO STEW
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
2 cups peeled and sliced carrots
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 16-ounce can cut green beans, drained
1 16-ounce can corn, drained
3 stalks sliced celery
1 46-ounce can tomato juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
Salt & pepper to taste
Brown ground beef or turkey in a large saucepan. Mix in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer covered 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool and freeze.
To prepare for serving, thaw stew. Then bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This song keeps going through my mind. It is where I am today! Is there something you are walking through where you can't see His plan? If so, read the words to this song and do as it says...Trust His heart!
All things work for the good