If it's July it's blueberry season. Blueberries are one of the easiest crops you can grow. I give them some acid loving fertilizer in the spring and put a layer of mulch beneath them, but otherwise you just plant the bushes in a sunny spot and let them grow. I've heard of people planting them… Continue reading Easy as a Fresh Blueberry Pie!
I've been searching cookie recipes this week. Looking for some things that are new and different to add to my list of family favorites. It has not been an easy task. Website recipe reviews aren't terribly reliable. Have you ever wondered how one person can rate a recipe with five stars and call it "the… Continue reading Tips for Baking a Better Cookie
These cookies may look rather plain but looks can be deceiving. These puffy, sugar coated rounds are packed with flavor. I bake them throughout the year as a special cookie jar treat. Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies 1/2 cup shortening (part butter or margarine) 1 cup sugar one egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 2/3 cups all-purpose… Continue reading Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies
Growing up, Mom was sure to make a batch of these cookies every Christmas. They were Dad's favorites then and still are today. There are many similar recipes with various names: Russian Tea Cakes, Snowball Cookies, etc. Mom's recipe calls for them to be dropped from a spoon onto a cookie sheet. I like to… Continue reading Mexican Wedding Cookies
I don't know what happened to brownies. I don't know when Betty Crocker and all of the other makers of brownie mixes decided that brownies had to be loaded with "stuff." I don't want "stuff" in my brownies. Nuts, yeah, okay. I'll go for some nuts. But sweet colored candies, toffee chips, chocolate chunks, and… Continue reading Brownies: Like Those Your Mother Made in the 1960’s