This is a simple twist on an old family favorite.
This is a great little something from my mother-in-law. It can be as spicy as you want by just using your favorite type of salsa.
Thanks Karen! Continue reading
This cool desert is easy to assemble. A cookie at the bottom makes a simple but tasty crust. Continue reading
These are some of my favorite muffins ever! With butter on top, the brown sugar in the muffins gives it almost a carmel taste. –Mellyn Continue reading
Delicious and sweet, you can’t beat the flavor of oatmeal wheat bread! –Mellyn Continue reading
From Julie L.
We grew up eating these delicious oatmeal cookies! Now I prefer to skip the shortening and use beans instead –it makes me feel like I’m eating health food! I usually double the batch and freeze the extras for cookies on demand. It makes the texture less crunchy and more chewy. So good! –Mellyn
I’m a HUGE fan of cold cereal, but over the last couple of years I’ve been working on reducing the junk in our diet. I’ve been playing around with granola for awhile now –trying to find a recipe that fills the void I feel when we have no cold cereal in the house. This one is my current favorite…subject to change next week when I make a new batch! –Mellyn
Versatile, delicious and good for you — oatmeal is one of nature’s finest foods! Touted by some as the perfect breakfast food, oatmeal is loaded with soluble fiber and contains slow-release carbs that will give you energy for hours after breakfast. This week I’ll share 3 of my current favorite oatmeal breakfast recipes, in addition to a couple of other family favorites! –Mellyn
This combination of salty and sweet sure pleases a crowd.
As close to shortbread as you can get without the butter! Of course if I have butter on hand I do indulge myself once in a while and use butter instead of shortening. Continue reading
This recipe came with my husband. Did he carry it around? No, but to have my husband in my life means I must have this recipe. Thanks to my mother-in-law for allowing me the privilege of having both the recipe and my happy hubby!
I haven’t always enjoyed nuts. As a child my siblings taught me to pick the nuts out of things, but once I started truly tasting the nuts I found I actually like them.
I have learned a couple of things about nuts I want to share with you.
#1 Nuts are a good source of protein.
#2 They can easily travel in trail mixes and on their own for snacking.
#3 Store raw nuts in the freezer if you plan on keeping them a long time.
#4 Raw nuts are healthier than roasted nuts.
#5 Sometimes you need a roasted nut anyway. Let’s face it. They are just good!
The bakery in my hometown makes the most delicious maple bars! So of course I had to figure out how to make them myself. After several tries, I opted for doughnuts over bars simply because it was hard to get the insides of the bars cooked without burning the outsides. We also opted for a little healthier, half-wheat version of the dough that is light enough my kids weren’t sure it had wheat in it! The maple glaze was the tricky part. Several pounds of powdered sugar later I was finally satisfied. Now I can have a bit of heaven no matter where we live! –Mellyn
From Grace F.
A budding cook at the age of 10, Grace makes the best rice pudding I’ve ever tasted! She generously agreed to share her recipe. Thanks, Grace! We love this. –Mellyn
From Julie L.
Growing up, my mom made all of our syrup. As a result, I’ve never developed a taste for store-bought syrup with a corn syrup base. In fact, I think it’s kind of yucky. To me, this tastes a lot more like real maple syrup. And since the recipe uses basic ingredients, it’s easy to use in our food storage plan, too. –Mellyn
…When you’re dealing with flavorings and extracts, that is!
Can you imagine maple syrup without the maple?
Rootbeer without the rootbeer flavor?
Orange ice cream without the orange?
The odor of muffins, hot from the oven, is one of nicest morning smells in existence! Our family loves these, and we hope yours will, too! –Mellyn Continue reading
Broccoli and Cheese, they just go together. Warm and tempting this soup is just calling for a cool evening to be served. Continue reading