I am addicted to cooking and baking. I love to find and make delicious recipes. Sometimes I create my own and I post them here. Other times I find a recipe and adapt it. I have posted those recipes here as well. Enjoy.

Monday, January 28, 2013


1 ¼  Cups Warm Milk (water can be substituted)
1 Tablespoon Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
1 ½ Tablespoons Oil
½ cup sugar
3 – 3 ½  Cups Flour
Butter flavored cooking spray
½ cube of butter

First:  Add yeast and then sprinkle the sugar over the 1 1/4 cups of milk.  Stir until sugar dissolves.  Let it sit for about five minutes until you see the yeast get all bubbly on top.
Next:  Stir in the salt, oil, sugar and flour.
Then:  Knead (or use the pastry hooks on a blender) the dough for a few minutes until it is smooth and pulls away from the bowl.
Get out your slow cooker and line with parchment paper.  Spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
Roll the dough into Golf Ball sized balls.
Place dough balls into the slow cooker and pack tightly.  Turn the Slow Cooker to low and let rise for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 
Soften ½ cube of butter.  Place softened butter between the risen dough balls.  Turn the slow cooker on high and let cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Remove from slow cooker and place on a baking sheet. Spread/brush more butter on top.  Broil in the oven on high for about 1 or 2 minutes, turning frequently to brown evenly.
Serve immediately with butter or jam.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


1/2 c. corn syrup
1/2 c. sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups corn flakes

Put corn syrup and sugar in heavy pan and boil gently until sugar dissolves. 

Add: peanut butter, vanilla and corn flakes. Stir until well mixed. 

Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper or spread in 9X13 pan. Cool.

*This recipe started out as "Chela's Cookies", a recipe given to Chela by her grandmother, Ninetta LaVern Griggs. She came to visit after a baby (Catrin) was born and Chela being 5 was bored. Ninetta was always more concerned about the older siblings than she was with the baby. I guess she thought the Mom could take care of the baby, but the older siblings needed a little TLC. She created this recipe and named it after Chela.

To share this recipe you MUST name the cookie after the child the cookies are given to... ie. Melody, Jane or Peter. You can change the recipe by changing the cereal or adding chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, dried fruit, frosting, melted chocolate on top etc. Literally making "Their cookie" because it's about out their favorite things. Enjoy and please spread the love Chela’s grandmother gave to her around a bit.