Teaching Cooking

I have taught basic cooking to my seven children and to classes of elementary children. When my youngest daughter wanted to learn, I found that taking the recipes and making them into a step-by-step format made it easier for her, so here is a blog to hopefully make cooking easier for the beginner.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

No Bake Power Cookies

11/2 cups oats
1/2 cup whole raw almonds
1/4 cup flax seed

Blend in a food processor until smooth.  Place in a bowl and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl put:

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
3 drops of orange oil or extract (optional)

Warm this mixture in the microwave.
Add to the dry mixture. Stir together well. Form them into 1" balls and put them on wax paper lined cookie sheets.
Freeze until firm (about an hour).

Store in a ziplock bag in the frig or the freezer.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Soccer Practice Bars

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream butter and sugar.
Add egg and peanut butter.  Mix well.
Stir in baking soda, salt, flour and oatmeal.
Press into a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top (add nuts if you want ;)   )
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and drizzle with icing.

Cool completely.  Cut into squares and serve.

Makes 24 squares.