Summer Beans

Looking for a healthy, easy summer dinner? Look no further…. My husband introduced me to this recipe before we were married. His mother made it for him when he was growing up. And because we were so poor, we ate it often because it’s inexpensive, nutritious, and delicious. I know it’s summer once we start […]

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Ruby’s Peanut Butter Cookies

A reader requested this recipe, and I did not want to disappoint. I even called my mom to get it. So, Anonymous, enjoy your……. Ruby’s Peanut Butter Cookies(From Lion House Cookbook–the old one) Ingredients:1 cup each: brown and granulated sugar1 cup shortening1 cup peanut butter1 tsp. salt1 tsp. vanilla2 eggs1/4 cup milk3 1/2 cups flour2 […]

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Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake adapted from several sources Ingredients: For Devil’s Food Cake: 8 oz. (2 quarter pound sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 eggs, room temperature 4 oz. (4 squares) good quality unsweetened chocolate, chopped 4 Tbsp. good quality cocoa powder 1 1/4 […]

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Revisited: Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Awhile back I tried to replicate a yummy sun-dried tomato pesto that I had on Mother’s Day. What I came up with was pretty darn good. Finger-lickin’ good, to be exact. I made that pesto with sun-dried tomatoes that came loose in a package, as opposed to packed in olive oil. I soaked the sun-dried […]

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Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauceoriginal recipe Ingredients:1 stick butter1/3 cup cocoa powder1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chipsa little regular milk to thin, optional Instructions:Melt the butter in a small sauce pan; turn off the heat. Sift the cocoa to remove any lumps and add to the melted butter. Whisk until smooth. Add the […]

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Mango Frozen Yogurt

Mango Frozen Yogurt original recipe Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla (or plain) non-fat yogurt3-4 cups fresh or frozen mango chunks 1/4 cup really yummy honey (add more if using plain yogurt) juice of a lemon Instructions: Process in a food processor and freeze mixture in an ice cream maker. (You don’t have to use the ice […]

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Almond Cheesecake Ice Cream

Almond Cheesecake Ice Creamoriginal recipe Ingredients:3 cups whole milk1 cup sliced almonds8 oz. cream cheese2/3 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar6 egg yolks1 cup heavy cream1/2 to 1 tsp. almond extract Instructions:Heat milk in a large pot over high heat, but do not boil. Add the almonds. Cover with the pot lid. Let steep for about […]

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Fizzy Limonada Suiça

I married a man who was born in Brasil. He introduced me to Limonada Suiça. And that is one of the reasons I love him dearly. Maybe you’ve had this drink at a Brasilian Churrascaria. If you haven’t, find one fast, you won’t regret it. To make traditional Limonada Suiça, I usually throw some whole […]

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Brownie Cookies Revisited

Ever since I came up with this recipe, I can’t stop thinking about how warm and gooey they are right out of the oven. And since that time a few weeks ago when my husband suggested I make them with peanut butter chips…..well, it’s almost a disease, a sickness, an obsession. I even baked in […]

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