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Well, I decided that there needed to be some order to my recipe posts so I spent several hours locating every recipe on this site and I categorized and listed them here. I won't ever do that again! It was an OCD nightmare. But I do think this will make my site much easier to use. Enjoy!

Desserts (I feel like we should start with the best first.)

Halloween Candy Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Health Food (I don't even know why this section is here.)

Green "Monster" Smoothies
Kale Chips (They're yummy enough you can almost forget you're eating crispy air.)

"Classic" Mommy Fare (These are the best of the best. Recipes that I have changed so much I feel comfortable calling them my own.)

The Mommy's Beenie Weenies and Microwave S'mores
Crock Pot Chili Verde
Life Changing Turkey Brine
Spinach "Scomboli"

Breakfast, Brunch or Brinner (My absolute favorite type of food.)

Strove Tuesday Pancakes
Ham and Cheese Muffins
Mini Quiches

Tried and True (These recipes are ones that I know my family will eat. Every. Single. Time.)

Grilled Eggplant Stuffed Sandwiches
Linguine with Clam Sauce
SPAM Scalloped Potatoes


Cold Oriental Noodle Salad

Breads and Muffins

Macintosh Apple Muffins

**The following recipe doesn't appear anywhere on my blog except on this page. It's my gift to you, for taking the time to scroll through this page. It's a favorite of my family and I hope it will be yours too.

The Mrs. Fields' Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1 C. Butter*                          1/2 tsp. Salt
1 C. Sugar                             1 tsp. Baking Powder    
1 C. Brown Sugar                1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 Eggs                                   2 1/2 C. Oatmeal
1 tsp. Vanilla                       16 oz. Chocolate Chips**
2 C. Flour                            1 C. Chopped Pecans (optional)***

Pre-Heat your oven to 375.
Cream softened butter with both sugars until pale and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and add to wet ingredients in two batches, mixing well in between each addition.
Mix oatmeal (by hand), chocolate chips, and nuts (if using) into the dough until well incorporated.
Portion cookies, about a tablespoon, onto nonstick cookie sheets and bake approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

*If you want softer cookies substitute margarine for butter. I often do half butter and half margarine.
**Use any combination of chocolate, butterscotch or candy that you like.
***Use any kind of nuts or dried fruit.

I make these cookies anytime I need to donate something for a bake sale. You can also freeze the the dough and then thaw and bake.
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