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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We recently lost (and just managed to find) the charger to our digital camera. So, while I do have a couple new recipes, I unfortunately, do not have pictures and so have neglected to post. I really prefer my recipes come with pictures. For whatever reason I like to be able to see what the finished product is supposed to look like before I decide if it's something I want to try, so I try to do the same thing here.

Anyway, now I have my camera back. How I missed it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crepes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

I made crepes and oatmeal for dinner. I love having breakfast for dinner. For one reason, I'm not really a breakfast in the morning person--it's just too early to cook--and another is, aside from being good, it makes for an inexpensive dinner.

I found my crepes recipe
here on The Prudent Homemaker.
I made my own blueberry syrup, with some blueberries I had picked up earlier in the year and frozen.

Blueberry Syrup
1 cup sugar
1-2 T. cornstarch
1 t. lemon juice
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

In saucepan over medium high heat stir sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Next add blueberries. Mash some of the blueberries with a wooden spoon while cooking and leave the rest whole. Bring to a boil. Pour over crepes. The syrup mixture will thicken as it cools and sits, just warm it up again to turn it back into liquid.

Crepes are also good with nutella, powdered sugar, ham and cheese, etc. Be creative!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's one I got from my MIL shortly after I married and probably the only one I use for chocolate chip cookies. This recipe makes four dozen cookies. You can either half it if you want less, or freeze the leftover dough or cookies.

3-4 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. unsalted butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
1. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
2. Add dry ingredients--begin with 3 cups flour and add in more flour until doughy.
3. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then place on wire rack to cool.


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