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Here are some of the recipes I have worked on over the course of the past few years (some perfected, some need a little work).



Recipe Index

Steak on the Stove
Garlic Prime Rib
Salt Encrusted Prime Rib
Ground Meat
Beef and Bean Burritos
Steak Fajitas
Spanish Rice
Braised Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Sirloin Tip Roast
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Skillet Lemon Chicken
Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken
Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken
Baked Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken Parmigiana
Braised Chicken Thighs with Sauerkraut
Honey Curry Baked Chicken
Chicken Black Bean Rice Casserole
Chicken Enchiladas
Five-Spice Chicken
Chicken and Pasta
Thanksgiving Turkey
Sage Sausage Cranberry Stuffing
Pork Schnitzel
Baked Pork Chops
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Red Wine Pork Tenderloin
Slow Cooker Ham
Pork Chop Brine
Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops
Crusted Pork Chops
Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce
Skillet Pork Chop Zucchini
Apple Baked Pork Chops
Beans, Sausage and Rice
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
Glazed Kielbasa
Penne with Broccoli and Sausage
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted Garlic Tomato Tortellini
Baked Ziti
Shrimp and Beans
Ginger Sea Bass over Wilted Greens
Broiled Tomato Sauce
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
German Potato Salad
Potato Salad
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Dauphinoise Potatoes Gratin
Red Potatoes with Cheese
Sliced Baked Red Potatoes
Scalloped Potato Bake
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Creamy Brussels Sprouts
Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
Fried Green Tomatoes
Corn N' Bacon
Broccoli Salad
Fried Okra
Green Beans
Mixed Bean Salad
White Asparagus (Spargle)
Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli
Stewed Zucchini and Squash
German Red Cabbage
Pizza Bread
Bacon, Apple and Cheese Sandwich
Bacon Bowls
Bacon Swiss Tomato Bites
French Toast
Toad in a Hole
Scrambled Eggs with Chives
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Biscuits and Gravy
Pasta Quiche
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel Sauce
Espagnole Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce
Buffalo Dip
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake
Fried Apple Hand Pies
Lava Cakes
Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
Chocolate Chip Brownies
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Oreo Fudge
Oreo Poke Cake
German Chocolate Brownies
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (White)
Soft Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cheesecake Filling
Cream Puffs
Lemon Cookies
Chocolate Fudge
Coconut Pecan Candy
Coconut Cream Pie
Young Coconut Cake
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut Macaroons
Lemon Blueberry Yum Yum
Pumpkin Pie
"Three Layer" Custard Cake
Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Snickerdoodle Brownies
Walnut Maple Cookie Bars w/ Butter Cream Frosting
Nutty Cheesecake Squares
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars
Pecan Pie Bars with Walnut Shortbread Crust
Raspberry Jam Bites
Mixed Berry Pie Bars
Honey Roasted Pears
Apple Crisp
Pistachio Ambrosia
Dirt Pudding
Whipped Cream Topping
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pork Rub
Pico De Gallo
House Seasoning

Total Recipes: 138
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Walnut Maple Cookie Bars w/ Butter Cream Frosting

These cookie bars came out pretty great. We really like adding toasted walnuts to anything resembling a brownie or fudge.  Essentially, these cookie bars are a little more dense than most brownies.  When we cut this, we cut it into 6 even squares and then cut each of those into 4 to make 24 bars. After refrigerating overnight, I think they could have been better as 6 and then cut into 9 even parts for 56 smaller bite sized pieces.  Either way, they are really good.


Cookie dough:

1 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons maple syrup

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped



3/4 cup butter, melted (could substitute with 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup cream cheese)

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)

4 tablespoons heavy cream

Top with 1 cup toasted walnuts


The optional items are to reduce the sweetness.


Cooking Directions

For the Cookie:

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a 913 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper.

Toast one cup of chopped walnuts (could be done in a small skillet with some butter or in a toaster oven)

Melt the butter.

Beat together the butter and sugars until smooth.

Mix in the egg and the maple syrup.

Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until soft dough forms.

Spread the dough evenly in the pan or dish.

Add walnuts to the top, pressing into the dough.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


Let cool completely before frosting.

We like to remove the cookie from the baking dish before frosting as it makes it easier to cut.


For the Frosting:

Melt the butter.

Toast one cup of chopped walnuts

Place butter in a mixing bowl.

Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time.

Add vanilla, maple syrup, and heavy cream until all the ingredients have been added and the frosting is smooth. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.


Add frosting to the completely cooled cookie.

Scatter walnuts evenly on top.


Here is the dough with the walnuts pressed into it

Here is the dough with the walnuts pressed into it


Toasted walnuts

Toasted walnuts


Cookie complete and put on cutting board

Cookie complete and put on cutting board


Frosting added (the cookie wasn't completely cooled so the frosting separated a little)

Frosting added (the cookie wasn't completely cooled so the frosting separated a little)


Cut and enjoy

Cut and enjoy


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