Showing posts from July, 2017

Hermit Cookie Recipe

A cookie with an interesting history to its name these spicy drops of fruit and nut are an old time recipe that create an absolutely scrumptious treat.

Hermits are a raisin nut cookie which is more like a cake than a cookie. Plumped up with all the taste and goodness that home baking can put into them and with the delightful aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon wafting from their making, they are a sweet dessert treat which is difficult to resist.

They are soft as cake yet still munchy crunchy delicious and the perfect recipe addition to compliment your holiday baking. This delicious dessert treat is spicy and sweet so when it comes to the holiday recipes this one is ideal.

Although the history on hermit cookies is a little hazy there are a number of theories as to how these spice rich cookies may have earned their distinctive name.

They are a very old recipe and references to these spicy nuggets date back as far as the 12th century. Having been baked in religious hermitages and being a similar b…

Chicken Finger Strips in Batter Recipe

Delicious restaurant style chicken tenders you can make at home. The batter is light and fluffy while the chicken strips are wonderfully moist and tender.

This is a meal that is quite simple to make and it is one that your family is almost certain to enjoy. The batter contains ingredients that generally can be found in most kitchens and the coating can be used on either chicken or fish dishes so be sure to bookmark this page for future use.

This is a frugal family recipe that nicely stretches out your grocery dollars. The recipe cooks up into quite a large amount of food considering the number of chicken breasts that are used. Expect 2 chicken breasts to feed about four people and 4 chicken breasts to easily feed a group of eight.

Choose the Size of Batch Required for Your Meal. A small batch covers about 2 large boneless chicken breasts. The large batch covers about 4 large boneless chicken breasts.

Small Batter Mix:

3/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoon baking powder 

Brown Rice Pudding Recipe

If you can make rice then you can make rice pudding, it is that easy. Cook your rice, then once it is cooked add a few additional ingredients into the pot, stir occasionally and you have a dessert.

This dish can be made using pretty much any type of rice but to add a little healthier twist to your pudding try using brown rice. You won't be disappointed. It's sweet creamy goodness for the entire family to enjoy.

For years I made my pudding with white rice but the first time that I tried it with the brown variety I was hooked. It gives this dish a delightfully distinctive texture and flavor that truly surprised both myself and my husband. We won't ever go back to our old recipe. This one is too delicious.

You Will Need the Basic Ingredients for basic brown rice:

2 cups brown rice

4 cups cold water

Ingredients to magically transform it to pudding:

6 1/4 cups milk

1 tablespoon butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt 

2 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins

After pudding is re…

Cauliflower Potato Salad

A leaner twist to the classic potato salad. Adding cauliflower into the traditional recipe creates a lower calorie version of an old fashioned favorite. 

Ideal for dieters or those seeking healthier food choices this is a salad that will quickly become a favorite for your family and friends.

With the zing of mustard and all the flavor of a traditional potato salad the cauliflower adds a delightfully light texture. If you were not aware of the ingredients in this side dish it is difficult to tell that it is not a classic salad recipe.

I also add ginger and turmeric to my recipe. These are anti-inflammatory spices which add a healthier twist to this salad favorite. It really is the perfect salad to serve for any occasion or season. It is a refreshingly filling side dish. What makes this recipe so unique is the cauliflower.

By reducing the amount of potato in this salad you also greatly reduce the calories and carbs that you would otherwise have consumed. This is definitely a much more diet…

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

This from scratch peanut butter cookie recipe is the best of the batch and it has definitely become my all time favorite for baking up these sweet homemade treats.

No more guzzling back a gallon of milk because your cookie is glued to the roof of your mouth. No more choking on your peanut butter cookie because it is too dry. This cookie recipe works to make the perfect snack each and every time.

Peanut butter is a super food for a number of reasons. Sandwich, cookie, or straight off the spoon peanut butter is a very versatile food. It can be a meal, a dessert, or a snack. It is a high protein food yet despite this has no cholesterol. To top it off peanut butter can store at room temperature for several months without going bad. I love the stuff and adore the cookies made from it. They are absolutely positively yummy.

Double Batch: Ingredients and Directions
4 eggs

1 1/2 cups margarine

2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 cup peanut butter

2 teaspoon vanilla

3 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1. Cream …

Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

We all have our favorite recipes and this one is mine. 

My simple sweet and sour sauce recipe creates a delicious meal when combined with pork, chicken, vegetables, meatballs, or spaghetti. 

You can easily adjust the sweet or the sour to suit your tastes. That is the wonderful thing about a homemade meal. The recipes are easy to adapt and you get to select the ingredients you choose to use.

Today I am preparing this sauce with diced pork. It was originally my mother's recipe but over time it has been babied and refined till it became uniquely mine.

This is my not so secret sweet and sour sauce recipe and it is delicious. We all have our favorite recipes and this one is mine. You won't find it in any cookbook. My mother passed this recipe down to me and it now exists in my memory to be lovingly created each time I cook up a pot.


*Two cans of Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup (You can also add in one large can of stewed tomatoes if you enjoy a fuller meal)

*2 heaping ta…

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Using a few common ingredients that are found in most kitchens this creamy white tartar sauce recipe can be easily whipped up in a couple of minutes.

With just a wee taste of sweet and a little nip of tang this delicious dressing will have your fish tasting like it came from the finest of restaurants.

Homemade tartar for fish dishes is an easy and economical recipe that anyone can mix it up in just minutes. As with all home made items you can adjust the ingredients to make to suit your taste. It is a dipping sauce that is delicious and so much tastier than the store bought version.


1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoon green relish

2 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)

1/4 cup finely minced onion

1/4 teaspoon pepper


1/4 teaspoon Ginger 

1/4 teaspoon Garlic


1. Combine all ingredients together in small bowl. Mix together thoroughly.

2. Now it is ready for your use. Cover leftovers and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 

If more tartar sauce is required his re…