French Bread

I love making this loaf of bread. Few ingredients. Little time requirement. Great flavor (especially when you make it with the additional seasonings and butter/garlic salt for topping). Thanks to Diane Downing & Kristie Strahm for this addition to the NZC (New Zion Cookbook). Ingredients 3 1/2 C flour 1 T sugar 1 t salt…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

I find that lately I don’t like to leave baking recipes untweaked.  I altered this one from epicurious.com.  They call is “Spiced Pumpkin Bread”.  I call it “not good enough.”  The way the spices and the chocolate chips combine is like having Mexican hot chocolate.  They’re so good.  Below is my version of the recipe….

Rempel Family Meatloaf

God bless the Rempels and their meatloaf. This stuff hits the spot on a chilly fall night! Double the recipe and deliver half as a mercy meal to a family who could use some extra help and loving. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1/2 cup crushed buttery round crackers 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar…

Potato Casserole

I love potatoes more than makes rational sense. This isn’t a lowfat menu option, but I think you could cut some corners and make it a bit healthier. I paired it with meatloaf and wasn’t worried about calories at the time. A few days later I reheated some casserole alongside scrambled eggs… oh my goodness,…

Apple Cookies

Ahhhh, my house smells like fall this morning! I altered this recipe from Allrecipes.com and came up with a delicious cookie. No need for icing, in my opinion—the apples, craisins and spices provide the perfect amount of sweetness. Interestingly enough, I left out milk in the first round of baking. I think I may like…