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I'm a mother of 2 children, Jasmine who is 12 and Brandon who is 9 as of this year, I work for a demolition company in town & enjoy the work i do.

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Oatmeal Cookies

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 C butter or margarine, soft

    Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 5 C oats
  • 1 C raisins

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat well.
  • Add combined ingredients.
  • Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Mix well.
  • Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown.

Portions: 4 dozen

photo by: slgckgc
Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

This recipe is given by our Audiologist Lynn Harris from work.  The gals really loved these soft holiday cookies.

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 2 C pumpkin
  • 1 C vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 C raisins, nuts or mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients as usual for cookies
  • bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.
photo by: hlkljgk
No-Bake-Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Bernie refers to these as “no drops”. Don’t ask me why but either way they are still a fast and enjoyable treat

No-Bake-CookiesIngredients:

  • 2 C. sugar
  • 4 T. cocoa
  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 4 T + peanut butter
  • 3 C. quick oats (or regular)
  • 1 t. vanilla

Directions:

  • In a small bowl combine the sugar and cocoa
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan
  • Add sugar mixture and milk
  • Boil 3 minutes (NO LONGER)
  • Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla and oats
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper
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Marbled Cheesecake w/Raspberry sauce

Bernie first made this and it’s one of the rare cheesecakes I’ll eat.  Probably cuz there’s chocolate involved!

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oh yea!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/4 C. light cream or half and half
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T. unsweetened (baking) cocoa
  • 1 Oreo pie crust
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen raspberries, thawed, pureed and strained

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth
  • Beat in eggs 1 at a time
  • Remove 1 cup batter and combine with cocoa.  Spoon half of chocolate batter over pie crust
  • Evenly pour white batter over chocolate batter
  • Top with spoonfuls of remaining chocolate batter
  • Cut through batter with knife to create marbled effect
  • Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes or until set
  • Cool completely on wire rack
  • Chill at least 4 hours
  • Serve with raspberry sauce
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Dinner Rolls

A sister in our church gave me this recipe.

_DinnerRollIngredients:

  • 3 C flour
  • 2 pkg yeast
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 T salt

Add:

  • 2 C hot water
  • 1/4 C oil

Directions 1:

  • Beat 20 seconds slow in mixer
  • 3 minutes fast
  • add 2 C flour +/-
  • 4-5 minutes with the hook attachment
  • Place dough in greased bowl at 170 degree oven 30 minutes covered
  • Form dough balls and place into buttered 9X13″ pan
  • place in oven 170 degrees to rise 30 minutes take OUT and preheat oven to 350
  • place pan back into oven for 15-18 minutes

Wheat Version

  • 3 C white flour
  • 2 pkg yeast
  • 1/4 C wheat germ
  • 1 T salt
  • 1/2 C brown sugar

Directions 2

  • 2 3/4 C water
  • 1/4 C oil
  • 1/4 C molassess
  • Follow as above; beat 30 sec slow then 3 min. high.  Then add:
  • 3 C wheat flour
  • 1-2 C white flour
  • Continue to follow above instructions for rising and baking