Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup of butter or margarine
1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups dry oatmeal

Mix margarine or butter and all sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix all these ingredients well. Then add flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves until mixed well. Then fold in the oatmeal. Spoon out onto sprayed cooking sheet. You can always use a little oil and spread it around on a cooking sheet. Cook at 375 degrees. Cooking time depends on how large cookies you like. 10 – 15 minutes plus

 

 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of butter or margarine
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 – 12 ounce package of chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix butter or margarine and all sugars together. Then add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add baking soda and flour gradually together. Stir in your favorite chips. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or butterscotch chips and nuts if desired. These are choices that will make your favorite cookie.

Divinity

Divinity

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook at medium heat in sauce pan until it reaches 260 degrees which is a hard boil stage. You are ready with the other step when the ingredients are almost at hard boil stage. To the side before the mixture is ready take 2 egg whites and mix until it reaches stiff peaks. Make sure you whip the egg whites in a large bowl. Slightly pour the liquid into the egg whites and continue to mix on high speed on mixer. Keep mixing after all hot liquid is mixed. You will continue to mix with mixer until it becomes dull in color and starts to thicken. This is where you will turn off mixer and work with a wooden spoon. Have a buttered plate ready to pour candy into plate. As it gets thick then put vanilla and only when ready to put on plate add nuts. Fold in and be ready to place on plate. Let it completely cool and then cut into squares. Then place in a container with a lid or serve to your family and friends.

Divinity

Divinity

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook at medium heat in sauce pan until starts boiling. Continually stirring until comes to 260 degrees or a hard boil. Use candy thermometer to boil to 260 degrees. You are ready with the other step when the liquid is hard. To the side before the mixture is ready take 2 egg whites and mix until it reaches stiff peaks. Make sure you whip the egg whites in a large bowl. Make sure the egg white mixture is firm and ready for the hot liquid. Slightly pour the liquid into the egg whites and continue to mix on high speed on mixer. Keep mixing after all hot liquid is mixed. You will continue to mix with mixer until it becomes dull in color and starts to thicken. This is where you will turn off mixer and work with a wooden spoon. Have a buttered plate ready to pour candy into plate. As it gets thick then put vanilla and only when ready to put on plate add nuts. Fold in and be ready to place on plate. Let it completely cool and then cut into slices. Then place in a container with a lid.

Homemade Spaghetti

Homemade Spaghetti

2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 onion finely chopped
1 pound lean ground meat
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Basil seasoning
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Onion powder
Salt to taste
1 package angel hair pasta
Brown ground beef in a skillet. Add onions and lightly brown. Add stewed tomatoes and cook about 10 minutes. Then add tomato paste and all seasonings. Add two cups of water. Cook covered for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cook pasta separately. After spagjetii is done, serve sauce over it and use your favorite grated cheese over what is now an easy Italian Spaghetti dish that can be served with a salad or a vegetable.

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