Recipes that are proven and will work for you

I learned to cook as a child and never lost the passion. I do like to eat so I better be able to cook what I like. I try things and perfect them before I pass them along or allow people to try them. I am proud to say that some of dishes are demanded and expected, here is my kitchen page that I hope will help you

Here is my recipe section

Cooking can be a necessity, a curse or a passion. It's all in how you look at it and take the failures (yes you will have some). Take it lightly and develop your skills and taste for you. Everybody does not like what I cook but I sure do!!! Cook for you first then as your confidence grows you can begin to cook for others

vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  • Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
  • Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Bar Cookies: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS.

Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts. Substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate pieces for raisins; omit cinnamon. Substitute 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit.

** HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.**

Products I Use

Kitchenaid stand mixerStand mixers and a luxury but worth their weight in gold when you begin doing cookies and bread. Kitchenaid are top notch and I love mine!!!!!

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Cooking Websites

FoodNetwork The television network that shows us how to cook

AllRecipes Great site with a ton of wonderful recipes that anyone can make