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Pretzel Buns

When I am feeling particularly ambitious, the kids and I make homemade soft pretzels.  They like playing with the dough to make different shapes and sometimes we use them as buns. This is a recipe meant to be like those pretzels you get at the mall.  They are awesome!  Here is how we make them… Sprinkle yeast onto the warm water.  (Ooooh… fascinating!) Stir to dissolve. Add brown sugar and mix that up, too. Then add the salt and…

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Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is something that my mom made quite a bit when we were growing up.  It is a great way to use up bread that is not so fresh, or those icky end pieces. You can serve it warm or cold, and it is also perfect for breakfast or a dessert. Bread Pudding 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups milk 8 slices of bread spreadable margarine or butter cinnamon Start…

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Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles is a very common meal around these parts. I can remember the first time I met someone who was not a “local” and had never had chicken and waffles. I was shocked and horrified! I thought everyone ate chicken and waffles. It is really just good, homemade waffles topped with cooked chicken and gravy. You can figure out how to make the cooked chicken and gravy on your own, but here is my…

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My Own Cookie Recipe

I like to just throw things together when I cook/bake. I saw Martha Stewart just dumping vanilla out once and was truly inspired! I NEVER measure vanilla anymore cause Martha doesn’t do it so I don’t have to! This non-measuring technique can get carried away sometimes. I was so hungry for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and couldn’t find a recipe. SO I just threw a bunch of stuff together and ended up with a DELICIOUS…

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Tandy Cakes

Here is one for all of you chocolate/peanut butter lovers out there! 😉 I love homemade tandy cakes! I think these are so moist and delicious because I bake them in a greased 10″ x 15″ glass baking pan. Here is the recipe: 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup milk 2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 Tbsp. melted butter 1/3 cup peanut butter 12oz. bag milk chocolate chips Beat…

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