12×9 Sheet Pan Cookie Cake

This is for a 12×9 inch sheet pan cookie cake.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract

If you have a stand mixer this is much easier, but if all you have is a hand mixer that will work too.

  1. Preheat oven to 350
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Egg Drop Soup

  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp corn starch mixed with 1tbsp water
  • 1 tsp finely chopped tops of green onions
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • Dash of sesame oil

In a small bowl, beat egg slightly; set aside. Bring chicken broth to a boil over high heat. Add corn starch mixture to the broth stirring until it comes to a boil again. Reduce heat to medium-low. Hold the pan with beaten egg about 12 to 15″ above the → Continue reading “Egg Drop Soup”

Homemade Pie Crust

This recipe is courtesy of my Mom. 🙂

There are three different sets of ingredient lists. The first is for a single crust pie (pumpkin pies, etc), the second is for a double crust pie for a 9 inch pan and the third is for a double crust pie for a 10 inch pan.

If you are going to make two, two crust pies, don’t double the recipe, make it twice.

Single Crust 9 inch:

  • 1 1/4 cup pre-sifted all-purpose
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Baking Powder Biscuits

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter or shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • about 3/4 cup milk

Sift your flour once, then measure the sifted flour.

Add the baking powder and salt, and sift sift together the dry ingredients.

Using a pastry cutter cut in your butter, margerine or shortening.

Lightly beat the egg and then add enough milk to to get about 3/4 cup of liquid.

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Oatmeal Raisin and Date Cookies

This recipe uses honey as the sweetener. You can substitute with sugar.

  • 3 cups oatmeal (not the quick oats)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates?

Melt the butter in a sauce pan on the stove over very low heat.

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Then mix in the raisins and the chopped dates.

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Paleolithic Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Posted to the http://paleofood.com ListServe by Ashley (http://ASHLEYMORAN.ME.UK)
Big bag of cranberries, jar of sugar-free apricot jam (the stuff sweetened with apple juice) and a healthy dollop of honey.

Pour some apple juice into the base of a pan, add all ingredients,
heat until cranberries have started to break up then simmer on low
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The Paleolithic Diet

My adventures with GERD have led me to investigate the Paleolithic Diet.  Essentially, this diet answers the question, "What is the natural diet of homo sapiens?".

So, I’m beginning my research into this diet and will be posting links and my own findings as time goes by.

To start, here’s a good link with an overview of the Paleolithic Diet, it’s premise and list of foods.

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