These are some of my favorite recipes. Yes I share.

These are a variety of different recipes that are in my cookbook.

this is a great old cookbook that I found

click on the picture to take you to a pdf of the entire cookbook. Fun to read and lots of 20's pictures to illustrate. I sort of thought of the movie Ratatouille when I saw the title.

Cesca's Lembas

(next time I make some, I'll post a picture)

2 Tablespoons baking powder,
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 T almond extract
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
2 1/2 cups honey
2 cups blanched ground almonds
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
8 1/2 cups flour
(flour to roll out)
(egg and sugar to make a glaze)
Mix ingredients together
Use flour to make a  dough form a ball. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 4 inch squares. Fold up corners to center, use a spatula to lightly score folds.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, brush on egg/sugar mixture.

( I also made malorn leaves to wrap these in. I cut them out of paper and painted them green with watercolors, then sprayed clear spray paint on them to seal them.) (I know, I 'm crazy)

I found a different waffle recipe that we are wild about.

They are called Cream waffles.

2 cups sour cream

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablsp sugar

2 1/2 cups flour (regular)

2 cups milk

 Mix together and bake in waffle iron. Yum!

That's it, easy huh? The other recipe below is for when I don't have sour cream on hand.


Waffles (made with pancake mix -plus)

I was in a hurry (read, lazy) and wanted waffles fast, so I used 2 cups pancake mix, 3 Tablespoons oil, 1 1/2 cups water, 1/3 cups maple syrup (well, actually, log cabin), and 1/4 cup sugar (I added about 1/2 cup ground almonds too). I had to spray oil on the waffle iron each time because these are very sticky. But they are really good without any syrup, not messy and are also great cold! We like to just eat them by hand.

Pasta Carbonarra.

Boil and salt water and make pasta, I usually make a few cups in about 8 cups water. (it can be any type) while the pasta is boiling (for about 10 minutes)

Put 3 eggs (I usually figure one egg for each person) and 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and some salt, I also put in bacon cut up (I usually get it precooked at Sams 'cause I hate the mess) . (if you are making for a crowd, figure that when you make the pasta, make it per person. Then when you are going to make the egg and meat mixture, you will add an equal amount of cheese. ie.if it is about a cup of egg meat mixture, then you will add a cup of cheese)

Drain the pasta and immediately put the  mixture onto the pasta, stir it for a couple of minutes and it will cook the eggs.


DHARMA fish biscuits/ sugar cookies.

1 cup butter,  1 3/4 cups sugar,   2 eggs,  4 cups flour,  3 tsp baking powder,  1/8 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt,  1/4 cup milk(with 1/4 tsp vinegar added)  Cream buter and sugar, add eggs and add dry ingredients.  Roll out and cut with cutters. Bake at 385-390 degrees for 15 minutes. (my oven runs slow so I need it hotter, yours may be fine so judge for yourself if you need it that hot.      For these fish biscuit cookies, I added red food color while mixing and used a rubber stamp alphabet to add the name. I cut out the fish biscuit cookies to be about 7 or 8 inches long but you can always cut out smaller cookies. The ones in the photo are on a large dinner plate for presentation.