Category: Food

Italian Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe has been in my family almost as long as I’ve been alive. My mom started making them at Christmas when I was a little kid.  It’s a drop cookie that’s rolled in nuts with a little depression, made

Italian Nut Ball Cookies

This recipe has been in my family almost as long as I’ve been alive. My mom started making them at Christmas when I was a little kid.  It’s a drop cookie that is rolled in nuts with a little depression,

Homemade digestive tea biscuits

PrintHomemade wholegrain digestive tea biscuits Ingredients100g oats 100g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 50g light soft brown sugar Pinch salt 100g salted butter, softened & cubed 1-2 tbsp milkInstructionsPreheat oven to 180 degrees C. Blitz the oats to a

“Grandma’s” Cookies

Print”Grandma” cookies Ingredients2 sticks of butter softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 3 cups of flour 2 teaspoons baking powderInstructionsUsing electric hand mixer cream the butter and

Grandma’s Bran Muffins

PrintGrandma’s Bran Muffins Ingredients1 cup flour 1 cup bran 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons shortening 1 cup milk 1 egg slightly 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon saltInstructionsMix dry ingredients together Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just

Raisin Jumbo Cookies

PrintRaisin Jumbo Cookies Ingredients2 cups of raisins 4 cups of flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup of shortening 2 eggs slightly beaten 1/2 cup nuts 1 cup of water 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Biscotti Cookies

PrintChocolate Biscotti Cookies Ingredients1 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups shortening 4 eggs 1/2 cocoa 2 squares melted unsweetened baking chocolate 3 1/2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon anise 1/2 cup milk

All Butter Pie Crust

I started using this recipe a long time ago before all the healthy “Earth Balance” type shortenings became available.  I still think a crust that has a mixture of butter and shortening is the best but this recipe’s simplicity in

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s a delicious and easy recipe for whole wheat cinnamon roll.  This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine. PrintWhole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls IngredientsDough: 1 1/2 packages dry yeast (about 3 1/4 teaspoons) 3/4 cup warm fat-free milk (100° to 110°)

Orange Caraway Whole Wheat Scones

This recipe is based on the scone recipe found on Food Network by Alton Brown.  It’s been modified to include whole grain wheat flour as well as different spicing using caraway and orange to give it a savory and sweet

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