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Banana bars


Many of my holiday memories include people, places and food. While this recipe isn’t a tradition, it’s good enough that it will be. These are great banana bars! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking […]

Pork taco salad


A friend of ours gave us this recipe for a pork taco salad. It tastes just like the one served by Cafe Rio. It’s now one of our favorite dishes. True there are a lot of ingredients, but it’s well worth the effort. Cafe Rio Pork Taco Salad Pork 4 pound pork roast 4 8 […]

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies


One of my favorite treats is the chocolate chip cookie served by Great Harvest Bread Company. I love its whole-grain taste. I have experimented with a recipe to get just the right flavor and texture and have one that’s pretty close to the real thing. Great Harvest serves their chocolate chip cookie as a large, […]

Reese's peanut butter cookies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies


One of our family’s favorite cookie recipes is a peanut butter cookie with a Reese’s peanut butter cup in the middle. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love these cookies. Ingredients ½ cup butter ½ cup sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla (Mexican vanilla is best) ½ cup […]

Homemade Oreo-type cookie


I have a new favorite cookie. Many thanks to our friend, Ellen Gianni Nelson, for introducing me to my new epicurean delight. In fact, I love this recipe so much that I’m going to post it. I don’t normally engage in online recipe activities, but for anyone who likes the taste of Oreos, and the […]