Here are a couple of recipes either passed onto me or found (normally on the internet).  I’ll add a few others soon as well.  Perhaps you might be interested in trying!

#1   No Bake Cookies – from my friend Karen B.

I remember these cookies from my elementary school days.  One day, my friend Karen and I were talking and I happened to mention these cookies.  To my surprise, she had the recipe! 

By the way, these cookies are pretty sweet so reducing the sugar wont take away from the taste.

  • 1 stick margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk

Bring to a boil, let bubble for 1 1/2 minutes then add 1/2 cup peanut butter, 2 1/2 cups quick oats, and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.  Spoon onto wax paper to cool. 

#2   Tomato, french fries, rice… – from Guy Fieri 

I can’t remember the episode or the actual name of the recipe.  Nonetheless, it aired this past Fourth of July weekend.  Being it was my stepson’s birthday, he saw this on t.v. and requested me to make it.  Not often will I make homemade french fries but it was well-worth it!  Guy’s original recipe used steak but I have used both chicken and turkey cutlet and it was good too. 

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • several tomatoes cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 4 ounces beer
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 potatoes cut thin
  • 1-2 lbs beef, chicken, or turkey

In a bowl, add balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, corn starch, worcestershire sauce, garlic, ginger, beer and lime juice.  Mix and set aside. 

Add oil to a deep pan, heat till hot and drop potatoes in.  Make sure fries are golden-colored.   

In a different pan, add oil, onion, bell peppers, and tomato into pan and saute.  Make space in the middle of the pan and drop meat in.  Add soy mix and lime juice.

Right before serving, mix french fries in and garnish with parsley.  Serve over rice.

#3   Janet’s Ice Box Cookies -from my babysitter Janet

If you’re wondering, yes it’s been a long time since I required to be babysat!  But, I can’t help but think about the wonderful ice box cookies Janet used to make for us (my sisters and her sons) all the time.  I’m glad she shared the recipe with me.  It’s most definitely one of those favorite childhood memories!

  • 1 cup Crisco or butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts

Mix butter and sugars together.  Add eggs and dry mix.  Fold in nuts.  Divide dough into two pieces.  Place each on wax paper and press into long strips.  Place in fridge for 1/2 hour.  When ready to cook, remove wax paper and cut into slices (thin slices for crispy cookies and thick slices for softer cookies.  Bake at 375 degrees for  9-11 minutes.

5 Responses to “iRecipes”

  1. HI, LB,

    Thanks for this cookie recipe! I’ll print it out after I finish typing this comment.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Hello RitaElizabeth,

      Thanks for dropping by. BTW, which cookie recipe are you trying–the no-back or icebox?

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well! LB

  2. Hey LB ..liked the recipe of ‘No Bake Cookies’ suitable for us vegetarians… no no to eggs too ! I am going to try this out ..shall let you know how we liked it… looking forward to sharing some Indian simple recipes with you ….
    I have lot of things in English in my blog to share with you .. you may click on these links to read them.

    Thanks for responding..and visiting my blog .
    Love, Piyuni.

    • Hello Again Piyuni! Please do tell me how you like the no-bake cookies. Also, I would absolutely love to try out some Indian recipes! My neighbor shares her mother’s cooking with me so would be so nice to share something they are familiary with them back! They just brought me samosas this weekend 🙂 Thanks for guiding me to your english printed blog posts too! Take care, LB

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