Archive: Skill Levels Easy

Lemon Coconut Bars From Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
Coconut Lemon Bars
I enjoy reading the blog Mennonite Girls Can Cook.  The Canadian ladies that write this blog are excellent cooks who use fresh basic ingredients in their recipes.  This morning there was a recipe for Lemon Coconut Bars, and I knew I wanted to try them.  I love coconut, and to think about it paired with lemon […]

Florentine Breakfast Scramble Topped With Boursin Cheese

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments
breakfast
Breakfast scrambles are a regular item on our home breakfast menu.  Sausage (turkey or pork) is browned and crumbled.  Then two beaten eggs are added to the skillet, and the mixture is scrambled together.  The scramble is topped with a little grated cheese.  Yummy!  This is super easy and delicious. But….  This week I made […]

Reuben Sandwich

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
Reuben sandwich
There is more than one version of the origins of the Reuben sandwich.  Perhaps it was Reuben Kulakofsky a grocer in Omaha, Nebraska that invented the sandwich for his poker buddies.  “The Committee” as they called themselves met weekly at the Blackstone Hotel.  The hotel’s owner, Charles Schimmel added the sandwich to his lunch menu, and […]

Lemon Cream Bread – A+ in Cooking Project

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 3 comments
Lemon Cream Bread
It has been a while since I have shared a recipe from my mother’s cookbook, A+ in Cooking. The idea was to find a muffin or breakfast bread recipe to share with you.  I for one was somewhat tired of having wheat toast every morning, and I wanted something different.  I also wanted to share […]

Russian Tea

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments
Christmas must
For the Christmas Open House, Mikel made Russian Tea.  Family recipes are the best recipes, and this recipe is from Mikel’s mother Mavene.  Russian Tea is delicious, super easy to make, and it is a perfect drink for a cold winter day. This recipe makes about 2 gallons of hot spiced tea.  It is perfect if […]

Oreo Cookie Balls

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014        In: Gatherings        With: One comment
Oreo Cakeballs
True confession – I am not a huge fan of cake balls.  I know the rest of the world loves cake balls, and gobble them up by the fistfuls.  BUT – So many of the cake balls I have eaten were gummy and mushy.  It is not a taste thing.  It is a texture thing.  With that announcement […]

Date Skillet Cookies

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 4 comments
Date skillet cookies
Let’s get started cooking for Christmas.  Date Skillet Cookies is a recipe from my childhood.  I remember Mother making these treats during many many Christmas seasons, and I thought they would be something different to share with you.  I was not sure I could find the recipe, but  I went hunting through my recipe boxes, and to […]

Molasses Cookies – A+ in Cooking Project

Posted on: Nov 20, 2014        In: Gatherings, In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
molasses cookies
It happens to the best of us.  A recipe does not compute.  As it is written, there are gaps in the description.  That is the case with this recipe for Molasses Cookies from my mother’s cookbook A+ in Cooking.  The directions are not complete.  Any experienced cook can figure out the recipe, but for someone […]

Applesauce-Oatmeal Drop Cookies – A+ in Cooking Project

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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The other day I tasted one of Ever-Lovin’s store bought cookies, and I could not believe how horrible it was.  I asked him why he would eat such a thing.  He said he had to have something to snack on.  I felt about two inches tall.  I had neglected my man.  I promised I would […]

Pumpkin Bread – A+ in Cooking Project

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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Mrs. Ralph recently reminded me about the pumpkin bread recipe from my mother’s cookbook A+ in Cooking.  She had made it, and was pleased how well it turned out.  Well, just the mention of this recipe spurred me into action.  Since I enjoy sharing recipes from Mother’s cookbook, and pumpkin bread is a perfect fall treat, I […]