Thelma's Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies

 

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 cup peanut butter

1  3/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 T milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Hershey kisses (for topping cookies)

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Cream shortening and sugars well
  • Add egg and peanut butter
  • Add milk and vanilla and stir to combine
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture
  • Roll into balls (1 T each)
  • Roll balls in sugar and place on baking sheet
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges
  • Immediately press a Hershey kiss into each cookie
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool completely

About 2 1/2 dozen cookies - Yum!







Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Adobo

3 1/2-4 lb bone-in chicken thighs (I use boneless breasts and they are

great)

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/3 cup soy sauce

1 head garlic, cloves peeled and smashed (optional)

1 tsp whole black peppercorns (or 1/4 tsp black pepper)

3 bay leaves

1 T brown sugar

Hot cooked rice, for serving

2 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish

• Combine chicken, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic (if using), peppercorns, bay

leaves and brown sugar in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 4-6

hours, until chicken is tender and reaches a safe internal temperature

of 155 degrees F

• To serve, remove chicken from slow cooker. Strain sauce into large

serving bowl and then return chicken to sauce. Serve over rice, and

garnish with scallions.

• Refrigerate any leftovers

Makes six servings

So easy, and the leftovers are great!

Enjoy! Christie+








Dutch Baby Pancake

(Florence Fabricant in The New York Times)

 

3 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

Pinch of nutmeg

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar (for serving)

 

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg; blend until smooth in a blender, or mix by hand until smooth
  • Place butter in a heavy, 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven.  As soon as the butter melts (watch it, so it does not burn), add the batter to the pan
  • Return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden
  • Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake 5 minutes longer
  • Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar

 

 

 Makes three to four servings (but the two of us ate it all up!)

Enjoy!  Christie+




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Saint Matthew's/San Mateo Gallery

Galeria San Mateo/Saint Matthew's - 

                                                            "All Things Bright and Beautiful"

"Todas las cosas brillantes y hermosas"- 

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

                                        Todas las cosas brillantes y hermosas, todas las criaturas grandes y pequeñas,

all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

todas las cosas sabias y maravillosas, el Señor Dios los hizo a todos.

The Hymnal 1982, Hymn 405

Saint Matthew's/San Mateo Gallery - "All Things Bright and Beautiful"
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
The Hymnal 1982, Hymn 405

Galeria San Mateo/Saint Matthew's - "Todas las cosas brillantes y hermosas"
Todas las cosas brillantes y hermosas, todas las criaturas grandes y pequeñas, 
todas las cosas sabias y maravillosas, el Señor Dios los hizo a todos.
The Hymnal 1982, Hymn 405