Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

We made Peanut Butter Cookies today and they were so good, we thought we would share the recipe.

1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Let butter warm to room temperature. Add peanut butter, brown sugar, milk, vanilla and egg. Beat until well blended. Add flour, salt and baking soda. Beat until all ingredients are mixed together. Roll dough into balls about the size of a large marble. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and mash criss-cross with a fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.

I think you will really enjoy these and they are a snap to mix-up!

Tomorrow we are going to make/build an ice cream birthday cake!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Chocolate - Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Gabby (along with Joey and Mac) is visiting for a couple of weeks. Yesterday, was Gabby's day to help in the kitchen and she thought we needed some kind of cookies. We settled on these No Bake delights! There are several recipes for no bake cookies, but this one is the best we have tried.

Chocolate - Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk

1 cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups oatmeal

Place butter in a large, heavy pot or skillet and melt over low heat. Stir in cocoa, sugar and milk. When ingredients are well blended, increase heat and boil for 1 minute. Turn off heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. When the mixture is completely blended and nice and smooth, add oatmeal and stir well. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. (We buttered a 9 x 13 baking dish and placed our cookies in it, later cutting them into bars.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hi guys! We just completed our second day of homeschooling! We are still working out schedules, trying to find our rhythm. We have to make sure everyone takes care of their animals, does their share of chores, gets fed and everyone gets the proper amount of time with the books!

Each child (student) is going to have an assigned day to help in the kitchen after our main classes are over. They will help plan and prepare our evening meal. They are also, somewhat in charge of snacks for the day. On the days they prepare something we really enjoy, we will share those recipes with you!

We are also planning on combining a little cooking with geography and possibly with history! We’ll be sure and share those also!

Here is the link to our homeschooling blog. You are always welcome to see what we are studying and talking about!
Until nex time,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall Schedule

And that picture has absolutely nothing to do with food, recipes, kitchens or anything else! It is my salute to summer, ‘cause we are going to turn around and summer will be gone!

As of now, I am on the fall schedule for three classes all of which are for adults this time. Strange, uh? One will have to do with comfort foods, another will be the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner, and last will be a candle making class.

It looks like there will be another kids class coming up in late November or early December. We will make all kinds of cookies and candies and students will get to divide up the spoils! So, take the class and take home a pile of goodies!

That's my update.

We are starting school in about two hours. I am going to roll the kids out of bed to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. After which, I will probably cook a big breakfast and then go back to bed for a while. We will be having homemade hot chocolate in the early morning hours to accompany our viewing. Come on out and join us!