Updated: Jan 6
Post Covid Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Coming home from the hospital, after having so many meds and treatments, I really felt like my poor insides needed to be “de-chemicalized.” (That’s a word- trust me.) One of my anti-inflammatory go to is this smoothie. My son Michael, his wife Shell and their two children-having just gotten over Covid came out to help take care of me so Rich could go back to work. Every morning without fail- he follows my recipe down to the count of the fruit and makes this for me. An act of love like that makes it taste even taste better!
Therese's Sugar Cookie Recipe
Therese was a good friend of mine when I lived in Ohio. Of all the things I gained from that friendship, one of them is her sugar cookie recipe. I think of her every time I make them, and to this day is still my favorite recipe.
It is a really soft cookie, and it spreads a bit in the oven, so probably not the best recipe for detailed cut-outs. My 3-year-old granddaughter Wesley baked up a batch with her mom and I think they look great! Along with the sugar cookie recipe, I have included a frosting recipe, but store bought frosting also works just fine.
Award Winning Chili
"I won an award!" That's right. Well, I didn't win it. My friend was in a panic because she had entered the chili cooking contest at church and she did not have a recipe for chili. She also did not have much time to make it. "I have the best recipe" I said. "It's quick and easy and tastes really good!" I gave her the instructions over the phone and-wait for it-She won the Chili cook-off! What's my secret you may ask? It is Spicy V-8 juice!! Read below for the recipe and enjoy!! And, let me know if it wins any more awards!!
Pumpkin Season is here! I don't know why Pumpkins only taste good in the months of October and November. Pumpkins don't carry the same excitement in May or June. I went looking for and found some fun and unusual pumpkin recipes; I found this one and others on a web-site called-funny enough-Unusual Pumpkin Recipes! Who doesn't like fudge? Try it out, make it with your kids, and then have fun finding pumpkiny things to make from the website.
One of the best things about marrying Rich was that I had an instant brother and three older sisters! One of my visits to his sister Carol's led to copying down a lot of her great recipes. One that is really fun is her "Popcorn Cracker Jack Recipe." I have seven children, so the 20 cups of popcorn sounded about right. However, if do not have 7 plus people at your house for movie night- you can cut this in half or more. Click on the download below for a pdf version of this recipe.
My grandson Finn likes to cook. I was thinking about what I could send him and the thought came to me that he might like a recipe box with some of my favorite recipes.
One of the first cookbooks I pulled out was the cookbook I got as a present the Christmas I was nine. As I looked at the pages covered with the stains of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour that had spilled onto the worn-out pages I smiled at the memories of my book and baking blissfully in my kitchen as a child. Each recipe brought about a new memory. Including the time I mistook the measurement for sugar as salt!
My first "Throwback Recipe" I want to share, is called "Fruit Basket Upset". It is a real 70's staple!! It is an easy quick recipe you can make yourself, with your children or grandkids. I love the serving suggestion to have it with cinnamon toast!
Celebrate National Veggie Burger Day!