Category Archives: Updates to Valerie’s Cookbook

Updates to Valerie’s Cookbook. Updates include new recipes, new photo slide shows, style enhancements to the cookbook.

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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New Recipes

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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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Small Changes

Greetings from Valerie’s Cookbook!  We have been busy making many small changes to the cookbook in an effort to make it easier for our cooks to use. One of the biggest changes we have been working on is recipe serving sizes. … Continue reading

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Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cornmeal Scones

I am a person who definitely craves certain flavors during certain seasons. For me, spring always seems to bring out a craving for foods featuring the flavor of fresh lemons. So, if you are like me and are ready to … Continue reading

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Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Do you have a family member with a nut allergy? My son is allergic to all nuts, including peanuts which are actually a legume. Since I love peanut butter cookies but cannot make them at my house,  I decided to … Continue reading

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Molasses Bran Muffins

It’s Saturday morning and you want to eat something other than cereal or toast.  How nice it would be to make an easy recipe that yields a tasty Saturday morning treat. If I were to suggest bran muffins you might … Continue reading

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Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

Here is a recipe for a very tasty and colorful black bean, corn, and tomato salad.  The dressing includes lime and spices like ground cumin, for a distinctly Mexican flare. This salad goes well with any of my enchilada recipes. … Continue reading

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