Author Archives: Vanalee

Texas Sheet Cake

I thought a search for the perfect Texas sheet cake would be easy. No so! There are a million recipes out there. I combined a few and this is what I made yesterday. I think it’s still a work in … Continue reading

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Curried Chickpea Sandwich

Makes: 4 sandwiches Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 5 min Two 15 ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 medium celery rib, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh leaf parsley 1/2 cup vegan or standard mayonnaise … Continue reading

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Mel’s 5 Minute Hot Fudge Sauce

Mel’s Kitchen Cafe has great recipes that I use all the time. This hot fudge sauce has three variations and sounds wonderful. Normally, I don’t put a recipe here. I just put the link. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Brian’s Chocolate Cake

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 2 cups granulated white sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk or substitute by putting 1 tbsp white vinegar in … Continue reading

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Bountiful White Cake

One of my favorite recipe websites is A Bountiful Kitchen. Today while searching for recipes for mini cupcakes I found this white cake recipe. The reviewers rave about it. The perfect white cake from scratch has eluded me. I hope to … Continue reading

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Celebration Chocolate Cupcakes

For the cupcakes: 1 cup granulated white sugar ¾ cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted ¾ tsp baking powder ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 egg, room temperature ½ … Continue reading

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Southern Buttermilk Pancakes

Tonight I was looking for a pancake recipe to use up my buttermilk before I leave to go to Denver. I found this one at A Bountiful Kitchen  It was yummy and I used up all of my buttermilk.

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Salmon with Fennel Baked in Parchment

This is really great recipe I found at

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Chocolate Marshmallow Texas Sheet Cake

A few months ago Sister Tucker made a version of this for our Pathway class. It was so good. I thanked her and said, “It tastes like home.” She told me that was the best compliment. Makes 24-30 pieces 1 … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen’s Mac and Cheese

I discovered this one serving size recipe on the Smitten Kitchen website here Kosher salt 4 ounces (115 grams) dried pasta, such as macaroni or another small twisty shape 2 teaspoons (10 grams) salted or unsalted butter 2 teaspoons … Continue reading

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