Friday, September 26, 2008


These are a favorite at our house. Soft, chewy, and rolled in sugar. What could be better?

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Smokey Pesto Red Pepper Chicken Pockets

Super Good! Super Easy!

Chicken Breast, cooked and cut in pieces
Smoky Provolone Cheese slices
1/2 cup pesto (I used the Pesto from Costco)
1/4 cup mayo (I didn't use any mayo)
Green Onions
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 Jar of Roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
Pita pockets halved
Sliced Olives (To taste- I didn't use any)

Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl combine chicken, green onions, roasted red peppers, olives; mix. In a separate bowl combine pesto, mayo and lemon juice and mix. Add pesto mixture to the chicken mixture. Spoon into pita halves. Place sandwiches on cookie sheet and bake 7-10 minutes.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Baked German Apple Pancake

Baked German Apple Pancake presented by Red Forest Bed & Breakfast

Brian and I had a bunch of apples from apple picking yesterday so I decided to try this recipe I found on the Internet. We really enjoyed it and didn't think it needed any kind of topping. Since the egg whites are beaten, the end result seems very light...which can cause you to eat more! It's supposed to serve 4, but Brian and I basically ate the whole thing by ourselves.

1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup milk
Dash of salt
3 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 large or 4 small apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Place 9" ovenproof glass pie dish with deep sides in preheated oven. (I used an 11x7 retangular Pyrex.)
3. Beat egg whites until stiff.
4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, milk, salt and egg yolks with a hand mixer.
5. Gently fold egg white mixture in.
6. Sauté apples, sugar, margarine and cinnamon in skillet for 2-3 minutes until apples are well coated.
7. Pour apples into heated glass pie dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
8. Pour the batter over apples slices.
9. Bake for 20 minutes at 350° until the pancake is brown and puffy.
1o. Remove from oven and loosen sides.
11. Invert on plate, if desired. Cut and serve with maple syrup, if desired.