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Granola Recipe


3 cups quick cooking oats
3 cups traditional oats
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat the oven to 300. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
In a large mixing bowl, toss together the 2 kinds of oats with the cinnamon. Stir in the maple syrup, applesauce and melted butter. Mix well.
Spread the granola onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Check the granola after 20 minutes and turn around the edges of they become too dark. (They shouldn’t when cooking on the parchment or silicone mat.)
Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container, or in a plastic freezer baggie in the freezer.
Enjoy homemade granola with milk and fresh fruit, yogurt and berries, or mixed into a pantry trail mix.

I got this recipe from over here. The granola isn’t very sweet. I love sweet stuff, so I don’t like it alone. If I make it again, I’d try adding some sugar or something. But it tastes great with applesauce.



The *Best* Homemade Mac & Cheese


8 oz. elbow macaroni
3 T butter or margarine
3 T flour
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper (you choose the amount. I just shook until it looked good.)
1/2 an onion
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 large jar of Cheese Whiz

Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender, drain and rinse. Make white sauce of butter, flour, and milk. Add seasoning, onion and cheese. Pour over macaroni in lightly greased baking dish (my mom likes to leave some of the sauce out and then pour it over the macaroni once it’s done cooking). Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.


Potato Soup







6 cups diced, peeled potatoes
5 cups water
2 cups diced onion
½ cup diced celery
½ cup chopped carrots
¼ cup butter
4 teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
12 oz. evaporated milk
8 oz. cheese

Combine all ingredients except milk and cheese in slow cooker. Cook (covered) on high 7-8 hours. Stir in milk. Top with cheese and bacon bits. Enjoy!


Hugs & Pretzels Cookies


What you will need:

One bag of Snyder’s butter snaps
One bag of Hershey’s chocolate hugs

Preheat your oven to 250. Lay pretzels flat out on the pan (like the third picture). They shouldn’t overlap each other. Next, unwrap all the hugs and place one in the center of each of the pretzels (shown above). Put in the oven for 2-4 minutes. Take out of the oven and press the leftover pretzels on top of the hugs to make a sandwich. Don’t press down too far or you’ll have a mess. Keep the cookies on the pan, and put in in your refrigerator until hard. When they’re done, take them out and enjoy.

I got the recipe from my mom, but I have no idea where she got it from.


Betty Crocker’s Sweet Country Cornbread

Every Sunday morning, my older sister makes cornbread. Today, because she’s been getting ready to be a counselor at camp all summer and had so much to do between packing, cleaning, and writing thank-you cards from her graduation party, I helped. 🙂


1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups yellow, white, or blue cornbread
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder

Heat oven to 400° F. Grease a 9×1 1/2 inches circular pan or 8x8x2 inch square pan.
Beat milk, butter, and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients all at once, just until flour is moistened. Pour batter into pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 9 squares. Top with butter and honey. It’s really good.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies-one of the best things God gave us

Funny, possibly not true fact: I heard on the radio that chocolate chip cookies were an accident! In the original recipe, the chocolate chips were supposed to be melted  and then added to the batter. Someone forgot to melt them, and instead of just melting them anyway, she just added the chips to the cookies. Whether this is true or not, I have no clue. But I think that, if it’s true, it’s funny that it was a sort-of-accident.



1 cup shortening or butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs-well beaten
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 12 oz. package of chocolate chips

Cream shortening, 2 sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat.

Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add to the first mixture.

Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Mix thoroughly. Drop from teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.

Eat extra cookie dough. 😉


Amazing PB Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cheesecake


  • 1 ¼ graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c plus ¼ c  sugar
  • 1/3 c cocoa
  • 1/3 c melted butter
  • 3 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 (10 oz.) Peanut Butter Chips melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate drizzle
  • Whipped topping
  • Hershey’s Mini Kisses


(1) Heat oven to 300*. Combine crumbs, 1/3 c sugar, cocoa, & butter. Press into 9 in spring form pan.

(2) Beat cream cheese, ¼ cup of sugar, until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk and then melt chips until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, and pour over crust.

(3) Bake 60-70 minutes until set and loosen sides from spring form pan after cool.

(4) Garnish with chocolate drizzle. Melt 2 Tbs butter, add 2 tsp cocoa, 2 tsp water; stir until thick. DON’T boil.  Cool slightly; add 1 c powdered sugar, ½ tsp vanilla; beat with whisk until smooth. Makes ¾ cup.