Browsing category: Cooking & Baking from Scratch

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

I like these blueberry cookies made with oatmeal much better than the usual sugar cookie type blueberry cookies. The combination of the chewy oatmeal cookie and soft sweet blueberries is wonderful.


Breaded Potato Sticks with Cheese & Herbs

This recipe for breaded potato sticks with cheese and herbs is a new one for me that I tried for the first time yesterday. These potato sticks are SO good! They are crunchy, with the herbs, cheese, and potato making just the right blend of flavors.


Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzos) For A Healthy Snack

For an inexpensive, HEALTHY snack that’s relatively quick to make, you can’t go wrong with roasted chickpeas. You really don’t need a recipe for making these. Flavor them with your favorite combinations of herbs or spices…


American Chop Suey, New England Style

When I was a child, American chop suey was my very favorite thing to eat, and even now it is often my first choice when I’m looking for a tasty, quick, and easy something to make for dinner.


When the One Cup Measure Doesn’t Measure One Cup

It didn’t take long for me to realize that my new measuring cups for dry ingredients weren’t giving me accurate measurements.


My Favorite Recipe for Divinity Fudge

The sweet tooth gene skipped a generation with me I think, because I am definitely not a fan of candy in general and fudge in particular. I do, however, like divinity fudge, and we usually make a batch for Christmas each year. My sons used to call it “cloud candy.”


9 Tips For Baking Better Cookies

Measure all ingredients carefully and use the appropriate type of measuring cups. For dry ingredients, use nested cups with a flat top edge so you can level them off with a knife.


How Do I Tell When Bread Dough Has Risen Enough?

“I know I’m supposed to let bread dough rise until it is double in size, but how do I tell when that has happened? Do I weigh the dough before and after or is a visual thing that you sort of guess at?”


Our Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reader question… “My family loves your other cookie recipes, but I’m wondering if you have a recipe for peanut butter cookies. Whenever I make them, they do not taste as ‘peanutty’ as I would like.”


The Easiest Crackers I Have Ever Made

This recipe is wonderful for anyone (like me) who loves homemade crackers but not the time it takes to roll out the dough and cut out all the crackers. These crackers are made with a batter that is mixed in the food processor and poured into pans.