peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

  • 2 Cups natural sugar
  • 3 1/2  C. self rising flour
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 12 oz bag chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients and chocolate chips. Then soften peanut butter  and butter slightly and mix together. Pour in with dry ingredients and eggs and vanilla and mix well. On cookie sheet form balls and bake at 350 degrees for 10- 15 mins until almost done. If you take them out before they look all the way done they will stay soft. If you like them harder then cook till firm.

stir fry squash and rice

This is one of those throw it in the pan recipes so there are no amounts. It is more a recipe idea. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

  • diced yellow squash or zucchini
  • diced red peppers
  • sliced mushrooms
  • diced fresh garlic
  • chopped green onions
  • about 2 T. olive oil
  • cooked rice
  • optional ~ pita pockets
  • salt and pepper to taste or a little Cajun seasoning

Sauté all of the vegetables in the olive oil in a med hot skillet until the veggies are soft but not mushy. Serve over a bed of rice, or with rice in pita pocket. Really easy and very yummy.

easy hot summer pasta

I am making this real easy for you. Here are the ingredients, except you need lots more tomatoes. The amounts are you to you, cook enough for your family. Cook and drain the pasta, add 1/4 cup virgin olive oil, several diced fresh from the garden tomatoes, some minced garlic to taste (I like lots), a diced bell pepper, stir altogether and sprinkle some shredded Italian blend cheese. Really easy, really economical.