Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

¾ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 3/4 cups rolled oats 1 cup raisins 1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees In a large […]

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apple crisp

Apple Crisp

3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 stick butter, cold, cut into small cubes 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 3 pounds apples, such as Granny Smith, Gala, or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into slices 2 tbs fresh lemon juice […]

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Lavender Syrup

Lavender Syrup

  2 tablespoons lavender buds, fresh or dried 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Add all ingredients to a saucepan, bring to a boil while stirring, turn off heat, cover and let steep for an hour or two, strain and refrigerate.     Print Lavender Syrup Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 2 tablespoons […]

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Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Strawberry/Basil Shortcakes – serves 4 Strawberries 1 pound strawberries, stemmed, hulled, and sliced (about 2 cups) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tbs chopped basil, use a sharp knife for this, extra basil leaves for garnish Biscuits 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cold heavy cream […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Strawberry/Rhubarb Crunch – serves 6-8 Filling 2/3 cup sugar 3 tbs flour 1 lb strawberries, sliced 3 cups diced rhubarb 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice Topping ¾ cup flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 375. Mix filling ingredients in a bowl and […]

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Choco Chili Cupcakes

Choco Chili Cupcakes

Choco Chili Cupcakes Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners; spray exposed metal with oil for easy cleanup 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tbs (or more depending on your heat preference) chili powder 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 […]

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