Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


This is a great twist on a traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie.  You can add all sorts of things such as wheat flour, honey as a sweetener, and nuts.  Great comfort food dessert and perfect to serve along ice cream to guests!!


    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 (12 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375* Grease a 13×9 cake pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Scalloped Potatoes


Another great recipe from my friend Nancy Webb!!  I would like to move in to her house just because of all the wonderful dishes she creates.  This is her recipe for Scalloped Potatoes and it’s simple, full of flavor, and a great home cooked meal!!  My family will devour this whole pan in one night!!



SCALLOPED POTATOES-Pre-heat oven 375°
Butter a 2 quart casserole
Left-over baked ham or ham slice. *
About 2 pounds potatoes (4 to 5 large size) Scrub well. I use white or red-sometimes. Peel and slice thin.
2 large onions sliced thin.
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder
Milk or 1/2 and 1/2. My husband prefers milk. 1 ½ to 2 cups.

Heat ham to warm through.
One layer of potatoes, ham and onions.
Sprinkle with flour, salt pepper and garlic powder-Amount is your preference.
Continue to layer as above till all ingredients in casserole.
Dot with butter pats.
Pour milk or half and half over top.
Cover with lid or foil.
Bake about an hour, remove cover and bake another 15-20 minutes till brown and potatoes cooked through.
Let set 10 minutes or so before serving…it will be HOT

In case of any bubble over I always set casserole on rimmed baking sheet.
* Use same recipe with browned pork chops

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This is something I printed, framed and hung in my daughters room as a daily reminder happiness is a choice and she is responsible for how she feels no matter what the world throws at her!!!  I also made one to hang in my sons room.