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Vanishing Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies really do vanish as they come out of the oven! This recipe is nothing special or fancy – in fact it is simply the Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies recipe with butterscotch chips mixed into the batter! You can get the original Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe here. I really do mean the original…

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Cheater Crepes

 This really isn’t a crepe. But it tastes like a crepe! It’s made with two things that don’t seem likely to go together – flour tortillas and French toast batter. Yup. We did! It’s pretty easy! Just take Trish’s French Toast Recipe, and replace the bread with tortillas. This tasty crepe cheater will leave you…

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

These cupcakes were incredible. No frosting required. They are somewhere between a snicker doodle and a breakfast coffee cake, but in a soft and wonderfully moist and tasty cupcake. My daughter is already asking me to make more, although we haven’t finished eating the first batch! I hope you enjoy these as much as we…

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Green Onion, Garlic and Herb Gravy

Got naked mashed potatoes? Here’s a great gravy that’s easy to make when you don’t have pan drippings from meat or a handy gravy packet laying around. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour 6 green onions, chopped, whites separated from greens 1 large clove garlic, crushed or finely…

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Enchilada Sauce

You can easily make enchilada sauce at home with a hot pan and a blender. Vary the spice level and the variety of spice to you own tastes. This recipe is fairly mild. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil (I used corn oil) 1 large onion, diced 1 large jalapeño, finely diced, seeds and ribs removed for…

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Asparagus on the Grill

Lemon, garlic and butter round out this easy and flavorful side dish. Ingredients: About 20 stalks of asparagus, trimmed 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 lemon slices, halved 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces (olive oil would also work fine) Sea salt Pepper Foil      Trim the asparagus by grab each piece of asparagus with both…