Posts from the ‘Recipes’ Category

Marjorie’s Raspberry Muesli

In our family, we do a waffle night every Friday night. This is something that began with my grandparents and has continued with their children – wherever they live. At my parents’ house, we play with all types of toppings from basic syrup and other traditional foods like applesauce, to pesto and feta, to cheddar. Sweet to savory. But nothing beats the original when we’re all together at Christmas. Here’s a favorite waffle topping of mine. It’s equally fantastic just out of a bowl.


Beat together 1 pkg. Frozen Raspberries and 1 pint Whipping Cream until thick.

Gently beat in:
1 cup Plain Yogurt
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Oatmeal (blended into a flour)
1/2 cup Walnuts

Allow the muesli to thicken in the refrigerator for one hour.


Cheese Making

Today, my dad and I tried making cheese (for the second time). It’s an interesting experience.


Most of the process is sitting and waiting, while holding a thermometer over a pot of milk. The first try, we got the milk too hot and overworked it once it was done cooking. 2013.03.27_141923 2013.03.27_143646

This time, we got a better texture (and greater quantity). We’re planning to try again until we can make a consistently decent cheese.


Cracker Cookies

Cracker Cookies

Saltine crackers (1 package)

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

12 oz. chocolate chips

1 cup nuts of choice (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place one layer of saltine crackers on top of paper.

In a pan, combine 1 cup butter (not margarine) and 1 cup brown sugar. Boil them for 3 minutes while stirring constantly. Pour this over the crackers and smooth with the back of a spoon. Then place the cookie sheet in the oven and cook for 5 minutes.

Take out of the oven and evenly spread 12 oz. of chocolate chips over the warm caramelized crackers. Spread chocolate with the back of a spoon.

Add 1 cup of finely chopped nuts on top.

Cool completely.

Cut and serve.

(Recipe from Irene Minnix)