Water Bagels

Sourdough Water Bagels

Sourdough Water Bagels

Making water bagels can be a bit time consuming and labor intensive, but the results are great!  Once you’ve eaten a homemade water bagel, you’ll never want to buy bagels again.

Today, I’m making sourdough water bagels and pumpernickel water bagels.

Pumpernickel Water Bagels

Pumpernickel Water Bagels

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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

It’s autumn and that means that as outdoor temperatures drop  I often crave a warm, comforting after dinner dessert.

Try out my recipe for Apple Crisp.  The tart apples paired with the sweet crisp topping will definitely leave you hoping for seconds!

Enjoy and remember every day is a great day to cook!

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Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Here’s a great recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake.  It’s moist, rich, and delicious.  You’ll love it.

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Rogue Zucchini

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Do you have one or more rogue zucchinis growing in your garden?  Are they big enough to use as a weapon?  Or, perhaps you have an anonymous zucchini donor who puts the large vegetables on your porch in the middle of the night?

You can search on the word zucchini in my cookbook and find some great zucchini recipes.

One of my favorites is  zucchini bread.  This is a great breakfast treat and a family favorite.

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Sweet Breads

Chocolate Sweet Bread

Chocolate Sweet Bread

One of my favorite breakfast treats is sweet bread.  I like to bake up a few different recipes of sweet bread on the weekend.  I leave one loaf out for my family to eat and freeze the rest for another time.

Try making my Chocolate Sweet Bread  or,  for a more traditional flavor, try my Cranberry Orange Sweet Bread.

Cranberry Orange Sweet Bread

Cranberry Orange Sweet Bread

Enjoy this breakfast treat and remember every day is a great day to bake!

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New Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisped Rice Treats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisped Rice Treats

Interested in making an easy snack that will wow kids and adults?

Try my recipes for Crisped Rice Treats, Peanut Butter Crisped Rice Treats, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisped Rice Treats.

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Are you looking for a slightly healthier way to serve up potatoes?  Maybe a recipe that doesn’t have butter, sour cream, or other high fat ingredients?

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Why not try my recipe for Oven Roasted Potatoes?  They are easy to make and the spices along with the lemon zest, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar really jazz up a vegetable that can often be rather bland.

Thanks for visiting Valerie’s  Cookbook and remember every day is a great day to cook!

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies

One of my favorite cookies comes from an old family recipe for Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies.

Buttermilk gives these cookies a delicate, moist, cake-like texture while the spices wake up your taste buds.

If you enjoy homemade cookies, take time to make a batch of Old Fashioned Oatmeal Spice Cookies; I think you will really like these!

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Israeli Couscous With Garlic and Spices

Israeli Couscous With Garlic and Spices

Israeli Couscous With Garlic and Spices

Are you interested in cooking up a quick, easy, and healthy side dish to go with your meal?

Why not try my recipe for Israeli Couscous With Garlic and Spices?  It’s a great alternative to a high starch side dish like pasta or potatoes.

Look for Israeli couscous in the bulk food section of your local health food grocery store.  You can also find it at most grocery stores on the aisle that stocks various types of grains.

Enjoy this new and exciting side dish and remember, every day is a great day to cook.

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Nothing Like Beef, Barley, and Vegetable Soup On A Cold Winter’s Day!

Beef, Barley, and Vegetable Soup

It’s cold outside and I’m ready to make a big pot of Beef, Barley, and Vegetable Soup.

This soup is what comfort food is all about.  It will warm you up after being outside in the winter elements.

It’s even better with a side of cornbread.

Stay warm and remember every day is a great day to cook!

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