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Recipes and Cooking Tips

My collection of quick and easy recipes, cooking tips and recipe substitutions

Quick and Easy Recipes

Easy No Egg, No Milk Biscuits for One or Two

Cookies for One or Two

Mix-In-The-Pan Eggless, Milkless Depression Cake

Recipe Tips and Emergency Substitutions

Suddenly discovering you don’t have an important ingredient is no fun when you are in the middle of cooking an old family favorite recipe.  Neither is running out to the store at midnight.  When missing an ingredient, knowing its “equivalent” or substitution can help to save the day.
Adapting recipes from antique cookbooks can also cause confusion.  What is arrowroot and must I consult a wizard?  Mom helps cooks with tips on recipe substitutions, cooking tips and other quick kitchen shortcuts.

Recipe Tips; Molasses As a Sweetener

Baking with Molasses As a Sweetener Molasses has a dark, sweet, smoky taste and is used in cakes, cookies and other savory sweet recipes.  It is created during the sugar refining process.  Molasses is slightly less sweet than granulated sugar.  ...
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Mom’s Recipes: Biscuits For One or Two

MomsRetro Easy No Milk, No Egg, No Butter Biscuits for One or Two This is a simple vegetarian, eggless, milkless biscuit recipe you can whip up in your toaster oven! You don't need biscuit mix and you don't need to ...
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Mom’s Recipes: Easy Eggless Butter Cookies for One or Two

Easy No Egg, No Milk Small Batch Butter (Optional) Cookies This recipe is adapted to make a small amount of shortbread style cookies.  It's great for when it's just you and you need a quick sugar fix or you just ...
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Recipe Tips: Sauce Substitutions for Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Cornstarch & Arrowroot

Mom's Emergency Sauce Recipe Substitutions and Cooking Tips for: Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Cornstarch & Arrowroot Suddenly discovering you don't have an important ingredient is no fun when you are in the middle of cooking your favorite recipe.  Neither is running ...
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Herbs and Spices For Your Kitchen Cabinet

Starting out with Spices Common Herbs and Spices For Your Kitchen Cabinet In years past entire wars were fought over exotic spices.  Trade routes were carefully guarded, beset by pirates and defended by soldiers.  Some kitchen herbs were so valuable ...
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Corn, Cornmeal and Cornstarch Recipe Substitutions With a Johnnycake Recipe

Emergency Recipe Substitutions For Corn Ingredients Including Cornmeal and Cornstarch Suddenly discovering you don't have cornstarch, cornmeal or some other corn-based ingredient is no fun when you are in the middle of cooking your favorite recipe. Knowing the equivalent or ...
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Sugar Recipe Substitution Tips

Sugary Sweet Emergency Recipe Substitutions or Ingredient Equivalents for Sugars and Molasses Many cake and cookie recipes can be adapted by using modern sweeteners if you don't have ingredients called for in vintage cookbooks or grandma's desert recipe.  Today, Mom ...
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Odd Ingredient Recipe Substitutions for Lemon Zest, Horseradish and More

Mom Demystifies Lemon Zest, Horseradish, Mustard, Paprika & Other Odd Ingredients With Emergency Recipe Substitutions During family get-togethers or holiday season cooks are more likely to make recipes that have been in the family for ages.  But this can also ...
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Really Lazy Food: Easy Salads and Sandwiches

Lazy Food: Mom's Really Quick, Really Easy Sandwich Recipes Sometimes it is just too hot to cook, or you're just too busy, too tired... or lazy.  Here a few quick and easy recipes that are easy for beginning cooks to ...
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Recipe Tips; Chocolate, Bittersweet, Sweet or Powdered

Emergency Chocolate Recipe Substitutions for Chocoholic Cooks It is always a good time to bake something with chocolate.  But discovering you haven't got a crucial recipe ingredient can ruin the mood.  Knowing a chocolate ingredient "equivalent" or substitution can save ...
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