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 Tip: To add flavor to your eggs pour a little hot sauce in! My mother puts it in her Egg Beaters and she really likes it. She kept telling me that I should try it,I personally thought it sounded kind of strange, but after awhile I gave in and tried it. I’ll never eat eggs plain again! 🙂 Adding some cheese to your eggs also tastes very good.

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I told you that I like to bake! This is an old, but good recipe for these cookies. The “new” twist with these are the added ingredients: chocolate chips and molasses. I started making these cookies for a pharmacist friend of ours and after a couple batches he requested that I add the chocolate chips and molasses. He actually gave me a jar of molasses just to make sure that I would remember to add it 🙂 !

 

                                         

 

2 sticks butter

1 cup brown sugar

3 TBSP. molasses ( optional)

2tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3 cups old fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups raisins

1 cup chocolate chips ( optional )

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingrediants into a large mixing bowl.  Place dough on cookie sheet 1 or 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 – 12 minutes 

Serves: approx. 3-4 dozen

 

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This is the only version of meatloaf that I have ever had in our home since I could remember. Another one of my Mom’s great findings from years ago.  I have included some substitutes with this recipe for those who are watching their figures 😉 .

                                              

1 lb. ground beef – Sub. 1 lb. Lean ground beef

1 cup rolled oats (regular, not quick)

1/8-1/4 cup minced onion – Sub. Dried minced onion(works just as well and doesn’t make you cry 🙂 ).

1/4 cup green pepper, minced

1 egg – Sub. Egg substitute

1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper

1/2 TBSP. Worchestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1/8 cup milk – (Low fat milk will work just fine, including rice or soy milk)

1/4 cup ketchup

To taste: 1 tsp. turbinado sugar, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning.

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Shape meat into loaf and place in loaf pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Drizzle more Ketchup over meatloaf. Bake for 40 minutes. Enjoy!  Serves: 6 slices  

 

 

 

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This is probably the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies that I have ever had. It might take some tweaking for some people to get them just right, but when you do, they are delicious. Trust me, I make them all the time 😉 !

(Picture coming soon) (Edit: Picture coming someday)

 

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

– 2 sticks of butter, room temperature

– 3/4 cup sugar, heaping

-3/4 cup brown sugar, heaping

Combine and mix until smooth (should almost look like thick frosting).

– 2 eggs

– 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add to butter and sugar mixture and mix well.

– 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, heaping not leveled.

– 1 tsp. baking soda

– 1 tsp. salt

Add and carefully stir into your wet ingredients. Will be thick.

~ A whole 12oz. bag of yummy chocolate chips ~ 

Pour and stir in.

Using a small cookie scooper or a spoon, place dough onto ungreased cookie sheets an inch apart. Bake till light brown for about 8-10 minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen? I’ve never counted. Sorry!  

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