Monday, March 24, 2014

For those into cooking classes, I hold a class on the last Monday of every month at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow. $10 per person for one hour. You can visit the website for classes, registration, and info. on the classes at
  Our next class is Monday March 31st, 6:30-7:30pm on Puff Pastry. I will show you how to make sugar cookies, breakfast dish, and a main entree'. You will eat and take home recipes along with making new friends. Register asap because the classes fill up quickly and I have room for a few more.
Happy Eating.

Sunny Day and 53 Degrees

  For those who don't know, I am also the Kitchen Director at my church and I have been very busy, so I like to take Mondays off to relax and catch up, somewhat.
   I have the B&B to clean up after the weekend, which means laundry. But, I like doing the sheets and blankets because on a sunny day like today, it means they get hung out to dry on the cloths line.
  I love my cloths line. Fresh smell, natural starch, no ironing, and quick drying with the Oklahoma winds, the only down fall is every once in awhile, a bird either flys over or just takes a rest on the line, which, you know what that means. Rewash.
  I had repeat guests from OKC. The wives drop the guys off to play 36 holes of golf for two days and they go shopping and sightseeing the whole time. Everybodies happy, happy, happy.
  One of the ladies even made a necklace for me, a very nice one at that. Extra scoop of ice cream for her of course. hee, heee.
  They picked homemade Mocha Almond Chocolate Ice Cream. So Rich and Creamy! That will be next weeks recipe.
  My neice got married last Thurs., and we did a reception on Sat. evening, which I made a Banana Cream Slush. Everytime I make it, it's never enough.
If you drink it too fast....brain freeze. Great for the summer for outside. So, guess what, I'm giving you the recipe. I am not shy about my recipes. I always think, if something should happen to me, who is going to get my recipes. Everyone needs to make these recipes. But, I want a follow up, with how it went, tasted, how the family liked it, etc.
Banana Slush Punch

3 Bananas, cut into 1/4's
1 cup Sugar
3 cups Water
12 oz OJ, frozen concentrate
12 oz Lemonade, frozen concentrate
23 oz Pineapple Juice (half of 46oz can)
4-12oz cans Sprite ( plus 2 reserved cans if slush is too thick)

  I use a blender, add cut up bananas, sugar, water, and blend till smooth.
Now, add the concentrates. Blend. Pour into a LARGE bowl. Slowly add the Pineapple juice, and whisk in.
  Pour into a gallon size freezer bag. Lay on a cookie sheet and place in freezer. Once frozen, you can cut open bag, and place mixture on a cutting board, to cut into med. sized chunks. This will make it easier to thaw out into a slush texture. Slide off into a punch bowl, pour Sprite over, and let set about 30-45 mins., before serving. Stir and serve.
 I sometimes use two knives to cut crosswise with each other to cut up the blocks of slush or a masher of some kind to break up the slush.
  I will cut up into blocks and place in another gallon size bag and back into freezer to cut down on time the day of the event.
  Reserved Sprite, after I have added the initial 4 cans and let set awhile, sometimes, it may be too thick, so then I would add one of the cans, mix and set awhile, then judge if you need the other can, as some may want it thick.
  Watch for Brain Freeze, and enjoy.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Good Morning Everyone
 I love morning like this outside. Laptop office outside is great. Today, I have a recipe, you will love.
Quick, easy, has butterscotch pudding mix in it, light, crispy, getting better all the time.

Butterscotch Cookies
1 (18oz) Butter Cake Mix
1 (3.4oz) Butterscotch Instant Pudding Mix
1 cup Oil
1 Egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350F
Combine everything in a med. bowl.
Using a teaspoon, scoop, and roll in your hands, press with fork.
Place about 2 inches apart.
Bake about 8 mins.Makes about 3 dozen.

You can add 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans to recipe.
Instead of a fork, get out of the box, and lay saran wrap over cookie dough as you go, and press with the spiky side of a meat tenderizer ( not the needle type tenderizers). The plastic wrap, keeps the tenderizer clean, and doesn't stick to the dough.
You can also spray the bottom of a glass with pan spray and dip in sugar, then press the dough balls. This will give the cookie a nice crispy top texture.
Please make these, and let me know how they turned out.
Experiment with different cake mixes, and pudding mixes.
Chocolate and chocolate
Vanilla and Banana pudding mix? etc,etc.
 Ummm, think I will go try the Banana idea. I'll get back with you later.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Guests got to stay for half off!!!!

Last nights guests, got to stay for half off. I used the Daily Deal, thru our local newspaper, so that people get to stay for $100, instead of $200, and still get the whole package of goodies. So, my guest, brought one of her girlfriends, because it was her birthday. For their dessert, they had the Cherry Apple Tart with the Crumb Crust topping. Then they woke for Quiche, with, Roasted potatoes, in it, along with, diced turkey, green onions, parmesan and cheddar cheese. Soooooo-gooood. They also had bacon, grapes, small eclairs, and a fruit smoothie. Of course, I tried it, just to make sure it was ok for them. It was good, my only problem, was, I had cross training this am. A lot of planks, and jumping, and dipping. Oh, not good. But, I did keep everything down. I just accomplished my first week of cross training with my sister, Amy. Our daughter, Kelsey, is having a big wedding in  Nov., so this gives me something to shoot for. Plus Amy was looking for people to work out with. She said, we would love her in the end. I love her for being my sister, the other, no soooo much. She is younger, I can't quit. I must carry on!!!!
Toodles for now.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Well, isn't that special? My new site is up. And, I love it!!!!! Go to and check everything out!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posting today

Don't really feel like it. I have been busy ordering on line from Sams for our Heart of A Child conference this weekend, and I am tired.
 People! You have got to do what they call a "Click and Pull", Just go to their web site, set yourself up, an account, then your ready to go. The day of the pick up, can be the following day, or even whenever you put the date in for. Go to the store, walk upto the counter, with your print out, and they will either call for it, or walk  back there and get it, without you having to stay in line. Unless of course, your just dying to stand in line. Pay for it and go, and wave to the register people. Well, good night, good people.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cooking Class

Reminder: Cooking class is coming up soon, at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow (OK) for those, not of Oklahoma. The last Thurs. of every month. So, the next class is April 26th, 6:30-7:30, $10 per person, on Puff Pastry Sugar Cookies,and you will receive a copy of the recipe, see how it is done, and possiably, have something similar to an eclair to eat later, did I forget the part about eating it? You can go home and show the kids how to do it with out too much worry. Have fun, and in touch.