Author Archives: Vanalee

Subarashi Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ cups butter, softened1 ¼ cups white granulated sugar1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar1 tablespoon vanilla2 eggs4 cups flour2 teaspoons baking soda½ teaspoon salt24 ounces chocolate chips Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla … Continue reading

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Subarashi Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 ½ cups butter, softened 1 ¼ cups white granulated sugar 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 eggs 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 24 ounces chocolate chips Heat oven to 350 … Continue reading

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My Best Apple Pie (so far)

Ingredients- 8-9 large apples -I like Granny Smith  1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg  ½ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons all purpose flour 3 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1-2 tablespoons butter Method- Peel core and thinly slice apples. Place in … Continue reading

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Belgium Waffles

I found this easy and yummy recipe on the A Bountiful Kitchen website and I am going to put the link here so I will not forget about them. It makes about 3 big waffles in my Belgium waffle maker. … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is so easy and so much better than from a can. This recipe is from my Tokyo friend, Becky Budge.Ingredients- 1-12oz bag of fresh cranberries 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped 1 cup orange juice 1 cup … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Sauce

1/4 cup sugar or lightly packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon light (regular) soy sauce 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar or cider vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

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The Best Ever Pie Crust

I have been following the A Bountiful Kitchen site for a long time and Si Foster has some really great recipes that I use often. My new favorite is her pie crust. I have found that if I don’t post … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits

I found this biscuit recipe on Food 52 and am posting it here so that I can find it again when I am ready to try baking these. Ingredients- 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, frozen, plus more, for the … Continue reading

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Marge Means Bread

When we moved back to Kingwood in 2012 I became friends with Marge and visited with her at church and in her home. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She passed away when we were on our mission in … Continue reading

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Japanese Curry

I met my friend Rachel when we lived in Tokyo. Actually, we met her husband Nate first. It was our first Sunday in Tokyo and it was Nate’s, too. A senior missionary couple, the Snow’s, invited us all for dinner. … Continue reading

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