Author Archives: Vanalee

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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More Brownies

This recipe sounds so delicious. I am putting it here so I can find it. It is from the Cup of Jo website. Ingredients-Butter for the pan¼ cup Dutch process cocoa powder (0.7 oz / 20g)5 ounces (142g) semisweet chocolate … 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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DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 26 Ingredients- 1/2 pound butter, slightly softened 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup rolled … Continue reading

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Fanny Farmer’s Raised Waffles

Makes 8-10 waffles 8-10 waffles. 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast or 1 1/2 teaspoons 2 cups milk, warmed 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Add … Continue reading

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Parmesan-Panko Crusted Tilapia

This is one of the best tilapia recipes that I have found. It was on Mutt and Chops. Ingredients- 4 tilapia fillets (approximately ⅓ pounds each) ½ cup unsalted butter 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped 3 cloves garlic, diced … Continue reading

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Tilapia Florentine

Ingredients 2 tilapia filets  1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salted butter 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped 1 cloves garlic minced 5 ounces fresh baby spinach  3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese ¼ cup milk 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

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