Saturday, July 13, 2013

Barbara Dahle's Granola

Barbara Dahle's Granola
12 cupsregular oats
4 cupsquick oats
1 cupbrown sugar
2 teaspoonssea salt
2 cupsshredded coconut
4 cupschopped walnuts or pecans
1 cuphoney
1 cupolive oil

Heat the honey until it melts and add the olive oil.

Combine the oats, sugar, salt and coconut and walnuts.

Pour the honey mixture of this and combine.

Place on pans in a 300 degree oven for 35 minutes. When it cools, add the crasins (or whatever dry fruit you'd like)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lemon Crinkles...from scratch

Lemon Crinkles...a really yummy cookie

Now, I have made these with a cake mix. But from scratch is the tops!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
2 1/2 dozen cookies...I always double this b/c cookies don't last long in my house!

1/2 C. butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour

confectionery sugar

Oven: 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, lemon juice, zest and vanilla and beat until combined. Scrap sides and mix again for 30 seconds.  Add the dry ingredients...and stir until combined.  Scrap sides well.

Place confectionery sugar in a shallow dish.  Scoop out balls, roll in sugar. Place on  cooking sheet with plenty of space between cookies, as these cookies will spread. I put 12 on a sheet.

I cook them for 12 minutes. (Recipe said 9-10...but I think my cookies are bigger.)  Let them cool for about a minute or two before transferring them to a cooking rack.  These are sooooo good. And  friend just told me to try it using oranges!  And I will. Now, I have also added a splash of lemon extract...just to make it a bit more lemony.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DELICIOUS cole slaw!!

So, I had some left over cole slaw mix. After a quick google, I found and tried this recipe...oh wowee! I don't think I will ever buy Marzetti's slaw dressing again!

Combine in a large bowl:

1 (16 oz) package of cole slaw mix
2 T minced onion

In a separate bowl, combine:

1/3 c. white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black paperr
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar (I used Rice wine vinegar)
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix until smooth. Pour micxture of the cole slaw/onion.  Stir well. Chill for an hour.

Only, I would not use all of this on top of your cole slaw mix. Use less...add if you need to later. Also, I did not have time to "chill an hour."  So that may have been the difference.

Serves 6-8