Category Archives: Cooking/Culinary

York Miniatures Peppermint Patties Brownies

A good friend of mine sent this yummy recipe to me and I had to share it on my blog, which uploads to Facebook! Enjoy these! (For those of you who know me well, you know this is my all-time favorite candy and you can bribe me with these. Trust me, my co-workers have and do!

Prepare a 19-ounce box of brownie mix. Spread half the batter in an oiled 8-inch square pan. Top with 16 York miniatures Peppermint Patties (13.6 grams each), leaving even borders of batter.  Spread the remaining batter on top; bake according to directions on mix.

Cool, cut into 16 squares.

Total Time: 2 hours | Makes 16


Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Cooking/Culinary


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Dale’s Best Brownies

If you are looking for a good and easy-to-make brownie recipie, here’s one! 

Dale’s Best Brownies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons good vanilla extract
4 eggs
3/4 cup cocoa or European style cocoa
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc)

Heat over to 350 degrees. Great a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. In large microwave-safe bowl, place butter. Microwave on 100% (high) 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until melted. 

Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition.

Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Yield: 36 brownies

These are really chocolately and gooey!! And GOOD!

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Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Cooking/Culinary



Silver Creek Falls Brown Sugar Bars

Going through my mom’s recipes the other day, I ran across this one. For those of you not from Oregon, Silver Creek Falls is a State Park, just east of Salem. There is a conference and lodge facilities at the park, and the food that is served is wonderful! Enjoy these!

Silver Creek Falls Brown Sugar Bars

1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons good vanilla
1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup regular or quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and molasses.

In another bowl, combine flour, oats, soda and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins, nuts and coconut. (Note: You can substitute chocolate chips for raisins!)

Spread dough into a greased 10″ x 15″ baking pan. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the center feels firm when lightly touched.

Cool on rack for 10 minutes, then cut into bars. Serve warm or cool.


Molasses Cookies

OK, your cookie jar will be so empty when you make these! These are better the next day. I made a double batch for a group with the plan to have “some left over” — ha ha ha!! I fooled me! They were gone in less than 30 minutes! These are very addictive!

Dale’s Soft Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg (I use freshly grated nutmeg)

Cream the shortening and brown sugar. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well. Fold in dry ingredients and stir. Cover and chill until firm for at least 2 hours.

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. DON’T OVER BAKE! Leave on sheet one minute until set.

40 minute | 30 minute prep time. Yield: cookies

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Posted by on March 7, 2009 in Cooking/Culinary


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