Aunt Bonnie’s Whole Wheat Bread

This is my most used, favorite wheat bread recipe. It is super simple to make and it is not “heavy” like many wheat breads are. It makes great sandwich bread and is wonderful toasted.

We usually half the recipe but this bread freezes well.

Chocolate Chip Marshmallows

We enjoy learning new recipes every winter.  Adrian decided that marshmallows sounded good to try this year.   He attempted them himself and discovered they were a lot easier to make than he thought.

We used mini chocolate chips, but most of them melted.  The next time we make these, we plan to omit the chocolate chips, but cut the squares larger and dunk them in the chocolate.

These taste great alone, but are also wonderful in hot chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 4th is National chocolate chip cookie day.

For some reason, I did not bring a chocoate chip cookie recipe when we moved to Slovakia.  My friend, Joan Britton, gave me this recipe and told me the dough was really thick (her recipe called for one egg), but was the best recipe.  I could not find chocolate chips there, so I just cut up chocolate bars.

We took them to work to share and I often left out the chocolate for our friend who was allergic to it.  The cookies are still very good without it!

When we moved overseas again, the eggs were smaller and we discovered two eggs worked very well.  We also could not find brown sugar, so we started using molasses instead.  Even though we can get brown sugar here, we prefer being able to adjust the molasses to our own personal tastes.

Old Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee

Andrea loves Saltine crackers.  She was very happy to discover this easy candy recipe that uses the crackers to add a nice crunch.

These double easily, but Andrea recommends not making more than you want for the day because they are very addictive and you will easily eat more than you plan.