Friday, January 15, 2016

Cocoa Raisin Cookies

Today my mom, Christy, is guest posting with a great recipe she developed last week. Enjoy! (photo courtesy Christy Virgil)

Now that I am working full time, it is harder to find the time for homemade cookies! Recently, I made up a recipe from items I had in my cupboard. They turned out soft like brownies. It is amazing how much more we appreciate the little things when we take the time to enjoy them!

Cocoa Raisin Cookies

3/4 cup butter
6 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup raisins

Cream butter, cocoa, and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Then stir in raisins. Drop by large spoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375ยบ for 10 minutes. Frost as desired.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The {Not Just} Homemaking Party

Good morning! I recently took this picture very early one morning when my 3 and 4 year olds came in to say hello! Does it get any better than this? I don't think so.

Thanks for linking up! Hope you're having a beautiful week!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Oven Barbecued Chicken 1960s Style --- From Great Grandma's Kitchen

Welcome to The {Not Just} Homemaking Party! I've been going through my great grandma's recipe boxes and having a blast making some of the recipes she cut from magazines and newspapers in the 50s and 60s. It's fun to imagine her at her table, planning her weekly menu based on the fun new things she wanted to try out on her family.

I've made this Barbecued Chicken recipe twice this month and my family loves the way it tastes. I love it because I know what's going into the sauce mix. I think I'll move from using canned soup to using tomato sauce, though. It will be less expensive and that way I can say I made it completely from scratch!

Oven Barbecued Chicken--1960s Style
2 lb. chicken parts (I use legs)
2 TB. shortening
1 can tomato soup (or 10 oz. tomato sauce + 1 TB sugar)
1/3 c. each chopped onion and celery
1/2 tsp. minced garlic (1 clove)
2 TB. brown sugar
2 TB. Worcestershire Sauce
2 TB. lemon juice
2 tsp. mustard
2-4 drops red pepper sauce

Brown chicken parts in shortening and mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. When chicken is browned, stir in sauce, cover, and simmer 45 minutes or until the chicken in tender, stirring occasionally.

I served ours with mashed potatoes and salad. Yum!

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