On this blog, I will be posting recipes that I have loved cooking for my family and friends. I have had many wonderful and pleasure filled hours cooking and serving things that have been made in my kitchen. It is to that memory that I dedicate this blog

Sunday, September 13, 2015



1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, room temp.
½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter, room temp.
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar, dark brown
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons of baking soda
4 cups of unbleached flour
4 cups quick (not instant) oatmeal, uncooked
3 cups chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup Heath English toffee bits ( or chopped nuts, I used nuts) Chopped fine.

Whip margarine, butter, and sugar until mixed well. Add eggs and the vanilla.

Whisk or sift together in a large bowl....flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Mix into cream mixture. Add oats, then remaining ingredients.

Scoop out onto non greased cookie sheet ( I used a tablespoon) .

Bake 10-12 Minutes, until lightly golden on top.

Let cool for about a minute and then take out of pan and lay on foil paper until cooled.

This made about 61/2 dozen the size I made them you may make them larger or smaller.

This mixture will get very thick. I just wash my hands again and get my hands into the mixture and mix it well with my hands. It is easier that way.

I hope you like them as much as we do....Grandma

Friday, July 24, 2015


4-6 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (or cubed)
1 large container sour cream
1 large can Cream of Chicken ( or Mushroom) Soup
2 Packages Ritz crackers (crushed up semi-fine)
2 Tablespoons + Poppy Seeds
1 1/2 - 2 sticks butter, melted (not margarine)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1st three ingredients. Set aside. Combine last three ingredients. Save 1/4 cup of cracker crumbs mixture and press the leftovers into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Spoon chicken mixture over cracker mixture and smooth out. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cracker mixture on top. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until bubbly. Great served with a green salad and hot bread...Hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Grandma