Author Archives: Vanalee

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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Chocolate Chip Marbled Cookies

1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 egg yolks 1 egg 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup pastry flour 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking … Continue reading

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Swedish Waffles

2 eggs – separate the yolk and whites 1 cup sour cream (or buttermilk) 1/3 cup melted better 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (mix with a bit of water) 3 teaspoons milk Beat the egg … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons cubed butter 3/4 cup (more or less if needed) milk Directions Preheat oven to 425 °F. In a large bowl combine flour, … Continue reading

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Another Brownie Recipe

I found this yummy looking brownie recipe at A Bountiful Kitchen. Ingredients- ⅓ cup Dutch processed cocoa (you can use regular cocoa) ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon boiling water 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted … Continue reading

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Ruby Snap Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Ruby Snap is a fun and fabulous cookie place in Salt Lake- I found this recipe on I will post a photo when I make them… • 1/2 cup butter, softened •3/4 cup sugar •1/2 cup packed brown sugar … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Banana Muffins

3 eggs About 1/2 can of pumpkin Mashed bananas 2 or 3 (the combined bananas and pumpkin should equal 15 oz) 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil 1/2 cup applesauce 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon pumpkin … Continue reading

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Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad

We just ate this delicious salad at Allyson’s. I loved it she found it at  Simply Recipes. Here’s the link Ingredients- 3 to 4 zucchinis (1 1/2 pounds total) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced and roughly chopped … Continue reading

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Southwest Pasta Salad

Today I was looking for a yummy pasta salad to go with Lindsey’s Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I found this recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron– It is so yummy! Ingredients- 2 cups mini pasta (measured when dry, I used shells but it … Continue reading

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5 Minute Homemade Hot Fudge

I found this yummy and very easy recipe here- Say Yes 1 stick of butter 8 T cocoa powder (I like dark) 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup evaporated milk 1 t vanilla Bring butter and milk to a slow boil … Continue reading

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