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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Tasty Eats - Molasses Cookie Recipe

 Time to share some tasty eats we had throughout the week, or so. My husband is injured now and can't work. This means I think of meals at dinner time.

The first few dishes my son made. He made some coconut shrimp and a salad with a berry vinaigrette dressing.

These next two come out of a Philadelphia Cream Cheese cookbook.
Doing a quick internet search for these recipes.........

Not much luck, this is closest to the dessert, which is a cappuccino cream:
Substitute one cup of milk with one cup of cold coffee, and leave out the almond liqueur.
I made a bread pudding.

I could not find one for the chicken. My dish has cut-up chicken thighs, a red pepper, Italian seasoning, cream cheese, milk to this out the cream cheese, and noodles.

I do want to try this recipe:

This was a quick meal of creamed peas, mashed potatoes with leftover feta cheese in them, and baked chicken with barbeque sauce.
I was at the grocery store and wanted to make something quick. This was o.k.
I have already done a post about these toffee bars.

I do believe that this molasses cookie could be vegan. I guess it depends on how the molasses is made. The recipe came from a vintage cookie book. The recipe has no eggs or butter in it because these items were either expensive or hard to come by during WW II.

Here are the ingredients that want into this cookie:
1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon of shortening
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of molasses
3 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon of baking soda (yup, that is correct)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon each ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon (these are optional)

Cream the sugar and shortening
add in molasses
mix dry ingredients
alternately add water and the dry ingredients
drop by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. I use a silicone baking sheet, You could use parchment paper.
bake at 350 degrees F oven for about 12 minutes

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Tasty Eats.

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Sunday, June 05, 2022

Toffee Bars

I tried out a different toffee square recipe from a vintage cookbook. This is similar to the type of recipe that has a bottom cookie layer and a sweetened condensed milk baking on top with a few mix-ins. This one doesn't have any mix-ins, but it does have a fudge frosting on top.  This cookie is a definite hit.

Ingredients for the cookie layer:

 1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour

Ingredients for the toffee layer

14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for the fudge frosting:

1 ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate
 2 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanillaCream the first three ingredients of the cookie layer.  Stir in flourPat in 9 x 13 un-greased pan. Bake 350 until lightly brown, about 15 minutes.
In the meantime, make the toffee layer:In a saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, and salt.  Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick and smooth,  about 5 minutes, Add in vanillaSpread the sweetened condensed milk mixture over the baked cookie layer. Cook for about 12 minutes or until the mixture is golden brown.In the meantime…Make the fudge frosting.In a saucepan, combine butter and unsweetened baking chocolate. Melt over low heat until chocolate and butter have melted. Take off the heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Add just enough warm water, about a couple of tablespoons until it is a smooth consistency.Once the bars are done, spread the frosting while the bars are still warm.  Cut into bars while it is still warm.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Farmer's Market Finds

 My husband and I recently went out to a local farmer's market. While we were there we picked up some eggs (because we were completely out), some salad greens (for me), and some pecans (I got the candied ones.

I loved the candied pecans, it is like a cinnamon roll on a nut.
I made an egg salad sandwich with the eggs.
I also scrambled some eggs.
Of course, I made a salad with the salad greens.  I also put some salad green with the egg salad sandwich.

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 I was thinking of my husband when I created these cookies. I created this cookie by combining two of his favorite cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and ginger snap cookies.

I also wanted to add some healthy stuff to a cookie. This cookie has oatmeal, flaxseed, and raisins. Overall it is still a cookie loaded with sugar.  My husband also liked these cookies, so I am likely to make these on a regular basis.

Here is how I made these cookies.

You will need:

1 cup of butter (I used half shortening)

1 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup molasses

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

 3 cups oatmeal

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup flax seed

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

First, cream the butter and brown sugar. Then add the eggs. molasses and vanilla. Add all the remaining ingredients.  I used a cookie scoop to form my cookies onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking sheet. You can use parchment paper or just grease the cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until done.


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Sunday, May 08, 2022

Tasty Eats Mosaic

From top left:
1, One pan Mexican rice.
2. enchiladas, my son made this from scratch.
3. cinnamon rolls, Yum!
5. My husband made stuffed mash potato patties,
6. My husband made cowboy beans.
7. I made Tik-Tok ramen. Highly recommend!
8. Homemade dutch oven bread. You can find the recipe here.
9. Brisket on top of macaroni and cheese

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Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Steak and Eggs

Hello! if you are here from the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, Welcome to Just Winging It, my Food blog.  I usually have it on Treasures Made From Yarn. But since this month's challenge is recipe-related, I thought it would be appropriate to have it here.

My son works in the kitchen of a retirement community. He had brought home a bunch of steaks and crab cakes that normally would have been thrown out.

So I decided to make steak and eggs. you can find the Pinterest link here.

I sauteed some chopped onion in some butter and added the chopped steak and added the crab cake. I made some scrambled eggs and added some shredded cheese. I just put the onion and steak mixture on top of the scrambled eggs.  It was tasty, except that adding the crab cake was a bad idea. It probably would have been tasty with mushrooms. I did put ketchup on this, I have always added ketchup to scrambled eggs.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Caramel-Coconut Squares

I found a vintage recipe card among my mother-in-law's collection of recipe cards I had to try. It is the Caramel-Coconut squares. This is very similar to the After School bars. These bars have a cookie base instead of a graham cracker base. 

So here is the recipe:

Make the cookie base:

1/2 cup soft butter

1/2 cup sifted powder sugar

1 cup flour.

Cream the butter and sugar, and add in the flour. Put in an ungreased 9-inch square pan and bake at 350 degree F for 12-15 minutes

Meanwhile, combine:

14 ounce can of sweetened condense milk

1 cup of butterscotch pieces

1 1/3 cups of coconut

1 teaspoon of vanilla,

Once the cookie layer is baked, add the sweetened condensed milk mixture, and bake for 25-30 minutes more. The outer edges will be golden brown, The bars will set once cool.

I thought of adding chocolate chips, you easily could along with some nuts. I feel there can be some versatility to the recipe.

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