Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Oatmeal raisin cookies are at the top of the all time favorite cookie list. In fact, in recent surveys of home made cookie favorites, the chocolate chip cookie was first, peanut butter second and oatmeal raisin third. I would agree that chocolate chip is my favorite, but I’m at a loss to pick a clear second or third place … peanut butter and oatmeal raisin are tied at second place. My husband is definitely a peanut butter cookie fan, and when I make a batch of those, I just plan on leaving the eating to him! At least when I make oatmeal raisin cookies, I have a chance of eating some of them! I’ve found that bar cookies last just a little longer than cookies made in the traditional “drop” manner. They’re also easier to bake, since it’s just one trip through the oven for the pan full!  Print Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: 24 barsServing Size: 1 barCalories per serving: 65Fat per serving: 2 Ingredients1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 … Continue reading →

Italian Crackers

Home made crackers. I’ve been thinking about making crackers for a few months. I finally made a batch. Why make crackers at home when the grocery store has boxes of them for such a small price? Some people want to control the ingredients in their crackers. You know, avoid all the chemical additives and questionable preservative ingredients. Some people want to control the flavor of their crackers. You know, add some more spice and less salt or less spice and more salt. I just wanted to see if I could rise to the challenge of making thin, crunchy, tasty crackers. It sounded like fun and since we eat a lot of crackers for snacks, it was a good idea. I did it! Print Italian Crackers Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Yield: 3 dozenServing Size: 6-8 crackersCalories per serving: 123Fat per serving: 2 Approximate Nutritional Information: Servings Per Recipe: 4, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6g, Sodium: 99mg, Carbs: 45g, Protein: 9gMake It a Meal: Serve with cheese, meat and vegetable tray for a light lunch. Variations: Replace the Italian spices with basil to maintain a Mediterranean flavor. Replace the Italian spices with … Continue reading →

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Aunt Dot’s New England Baked Beans

Some recipes are so ingrained in a part of the country that they become a part of daily life. Baked beans are ingrained into daily life in New England. Baked beans and Boston Brown Bread are available at many neighborhood restaurants and most church dinners. My dad’s family is from New England. They lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. We often went to Vermont to visit my grandparents and my aunt & uncle when I was a girl. My Aunt Dot and Uncle Phil still live there. My cousins, Ginny and Judi, have spent many hours, days, weeks and years researching our family genealogy. I have always been fascinated by the stories of families and where people come from. There are some doozies! Stories about the Mayflower, Lizzie Bordon, whale hunting and dairy farming are the most exciting stories. The tales about day to day life are interesting and amazing, when compared to conveniences we have today. As with most families, we have favorite meals and recipes that have been handed down. This recipe is a classic New England recipe – both filling and inexpensive. My Aunt Dot shared this recipe with her daughter, who in turn passed … Continue reading →

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