Monday, October 22, 2012



21/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened 
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups nestle toll house morsels
1 cup chopped nuts 


Preheat oven to 375°

Combine  flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Braised Short Ribs

3 pounds short ribs of beef
small amount of cooking oil

Cut meat into serving portions
and dredge with flour, brown in hot pan

Barbecue Sauce

4 Tbsp. minced onion
3/4 cup water
1 cup tomato puree or sauce
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp blck pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of ground cloves

In saucepan combine ingredients and heat until boiling.
Pour over meat, cover and cook in kettle at simmering temps
or in a slow oven (300)  1 1/2 - 2  hours or Til tender