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May 31, 2009

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
2 c. butter
2 c. granulated sugar
2 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. flour
5 c. blended oatmeal
(measure oatmeal & blend in blender to a fine powder)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
24 oz. chocolate chips
(I always use milk chocolate chips because I like the taste better)
1 8oz. hershey bar (grated) ~~I don't use this in mine
3 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Cream the butter & both sugars. Add eggs & vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder & soda. Add chocolate chips, hershey bar & nuts. Scoop onto baking stone, placing 2 in. apart. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.
The recipe I got online says it makes 112 cookies, but mine only made 4 dozen. I use the medium size scoop from Pampered Chef which makes a normal size cookie, so to get 112 you'd have to make them really small.

May 30, 2009

Yogurt Chicken

This is probably the best, most tasty chicken recipe I've ever had. I have to commend my dear husband for this one. I had to run out the door for an appointment when it was time to make dinner, so he took over & made this all by himself (thank goodness for recipe books)! He even had to compromise because our yogurt had gone bad, so he used melted butter. It has taken a lot of years but he's learning! It turned out great & tasted just as yummy, it just wasn't quite as moist as it is with the yogurt.

Yogurt Chicken

6 chicken breasts or tenders
2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
2 T. parmesan cheese
1 T. seasoning salt
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
8-12 oz. plain yogurt
1/4 c. butter

Mix the dry ingredients in a flat bowl or platter. Pour yogurt in another flat bowl or platter. Dip the chicken breast in yogurt to cover completely, then dip in dry mixture to coat well one at a time. Place on a bar pan. Drizzle with 1/4 c. melted butter. Bake at 400 for 30 min. for tenders or 40 min. for breasts.
I got this recipe from my friend Tammy F. at church.

May 09, 2009

Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

I just made this for dinner 2 nights ago for the first time and it was great and so easy.  Unlike any Sweet-n-Sour I've had in a restaurant.  Got off a Church Newsletter.

6-8 Chicken Breasts or Thighs
1 bottle Catalina Dressing
1 can Whole Cranberries
1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix

Place Dressing, Cranberries and soup mix
in to crock pot and mix well. Add chicken.
Cook on Low all day (no need to add water)
Check periodically and stir so all chicken gets coated.
Serve over Rice.

May 07, 2009


My husband has been wanting Snickerdoodles for awhile so I finally got around to making some the other day. They were very yummy & a big hit with all the kids too.

1 c. butter/margarine
1-1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2-3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbs. sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1. Cream butter, sugar & eggs.
2. Stir all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add to the creamed mixture & mix well.
3. Combine 2 tsp. cinnamon & 2 Tbs. sugar in a small bowl. Note: I took this

4. Shape dough into 1 in. round balls. Roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

5. Place on bar pan 2 in. apart.

6. Bake for 8-10 min.

Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies

May 06, 2009

...To Know Her Is To Love Her...

I know our blog is basically for Recipes and such,
but because of Mothers Day I wanted to honor my mother.
This one post is dedicated to her.
Mom, you walk through life with difficulties,
but never waver from Compassion.
Pain envelops your body,
but you always give with a sincere heart.
Even still through the hardships you bore 6 children
and you give to each of us all that you can.
Each day you endure pain,
but you are always there to listen,
to give, to encourage, to love and support.
Never in my life have I met a person
I'm more proud of
I would love to give my children,
what you have given to me.
Everyone you meet loves you,
because you are genuine and sincere.
People are drawn towards you
because you generate Peace and Comfort.

On this day, that is labeled as mine,
my mothers and hers too,
All I want is to thank you Father,
For letting me experience this earthly life,
with all of its trials and glories.
Thank you Father,
for the gentle woman now residing with you
Who brought life to me, through her daughter
I'm grateful to call her Grandma
Thank you Father, for this remarkable woman,
I'm blessed to call Mom!
For giving her knowledge, patience, compassion and love.
And the strength to endure any trials I cause her.
Thank you Father for loaning me
these two extraordinary spirits
Who despite my downfalls, Love me and call me Mom!
Thank you this day Father for letting me be a Mom!

My mother has lived in intense pain most of her life, but never did I see her complain or ask for people to wait on her. She raised 6 children, sewed all the girls dresses and gave of herself whenever possiable. Most people in pain dont stop to think of others, but Shirlene is always willing to serve. Even now with her health issues, she lives in a Care Center, but she knows all the patient's names, all the nurses names and makes friends with anyone who comes in her path. She is a very Giving, Compassionate and Loving person. I remember when I was a teenager, there were times I would get upset with her and argue about something not going my way. She never talked down to me, in fact, she would sit down and write me a letter telling me how wonderful I was and how much she loved me and how much the Lord loves me. Even at times when I was angry, she was Loving and Caring. It is hard to write about her without crying, because she is so Awesome and there are not enough words to describe who she is.

Mom you mean the world to me!

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