Leslie Nord's Random Thoughts on Friends, Family and Life

I never was much of a writer - more like a rambler that easily get's lost in a tangent. My blog lets me go out on those tangents any time I want to. So remember, life is like a roller coaster: sit down and hang on. Sometimes you'll want to scream, sometimes you'll puke, but give it a chance and you'll find it can be a lot of fun.

Leslie Nord's Random Thoughts on Friends, Family and Life

I never was much of a writer - more like a rambler that easily get's lost in a tangent. My blog lets me go out on those tangents any time I want to. So remember, life is like a roller coaster: sit down and hang on. Sometimes you'll want to scream, sometimes you'll puke, but give it a chance and you'll find it can be a lot of fun.

Category: Recipes

November 17, 2016

Pecan Pound Cake

I stumbled upon this recipe in the local newspaper over ten years ago. We sometimes refer to it as a cardiologist’s nightmare. Pecan Pound Cake 2 cups shortening ΒΌ cup evaporated milk 3 cups sugar 10 eggs 3 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla butternut flavoring 2 cups chopped pecans 1 teaspoon […]

December 10, 2012

Kiss Cookies

I found this recipe in a magazine years ago. I think the may have been called Chocolate Bon Bons but I’ve always called them Kiss Cookies because of the Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of them. Ingredients: 3/4 Cup Crisco 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (firmly packed) 1 egg 1/2 Tsp Almond Extract […]

December 21, 2010

Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies

Seems I have an older version of the Quaker Oat’s Oatmeal Cookie recipe. This one has a “bit” more margarine. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups margarine 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon […]

December 18, 2010

Cry Baby Cookies

This is a very unique recipe given to me by my mother. I started baking these while in high school. Then I didn’t appreciate the need to cream the sugar and shortening together. I actually melted the shortening into the hot coffee! For years I also used instant coffee because I wasn’t a coffee drinker. […]

October 21, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

Good cinnamon rolls have 3 key components; the dough, the filling and the frosting. Two of these can be fiddle with just a bit for your own personal taste, but the dough needs to be made as outlined. The Dough 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 cup very […]

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