Sweet Potato Pie

The egg whites folded into the mix make it a more fluffy and less dense pie. A wonderful treat! A recipe for a single-crust pie. See this post for the pie crust recipe.

  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 or 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Take the butter out of the fridge to let it come to room temp
  2. You can either peel and boil the
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Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 2 hours; Total: 2 hours 20 minutes; 8 Servings


  • 3 15oz. cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz. can green chilis
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 medium white onion, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1.5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place everything in a slow cooker, mix well, and cover.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring
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Thai Curry Tofu


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. See the following for instructions on how to cook the tofu.
  2. Melt butter or margarine in the same skillet over medium
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Mousse au Chocolat or Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Serves 8 to 10

  • 4 x 1 ounce-squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  1. In top of double saucepan combine chocolate, sugar and water. Cook over hot water, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted.
  2. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Remove from heat; cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
  4. Stir rum into chocolate mixture; pour over egg whites.
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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 is a pie crust recipe from my Nanna (my Father’s mother). I heard that often she used seltzer water, or orange juice in place of the water in her recipe, but never milk. I have not tried either, as of yet, just water.

This is a pie crust recipe for a 9″ or 10″ pie crust pan, for both single and double crust pies.

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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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