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Favorite time of the year AND Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Don’t get me wrong, I love summertime and spending it outside with my family and friends. I love the sound of the cicadas in the trees of Arizona. I love eating freshly picked watermelons from the garden and swimming in the pool with the kiddlings…

But my favorite time of the year is the fall when we start to can (applesauce is my favorite) and bake. Hoodies and apple pies!! Fires in the fire place. I love baking bread and biscuits. I love the smell of cookies coming out of the oven. (My waistline, however, doesn’t love that part! 😉 )

I love the approaching winter season when we celebrate the birth of our savior. 

Every day in the fall, I try something new in my kitchen. I attempt new cookies or bread. I love making dinner in the crockpot. I love creating new soups for my family. 

This morning in my area, we woke up to the first day of frost on our windshields. It was 34 degrees out when I got up at 3:30 for my classes to start. And our high today isn’t supposed to get over 55 degrees. It is a crockpot kind of day!

On the list for the week –

  • Chicken and Dumplings, Biscuits, Crockpot beef stroganoff, homemade noodles, and animal circus cookies.
  • We have beautiful purple cabbage coming out of the freeze dryer this morning and apple slices going in.
  • We plan on having a road trip if it doesn’t rain at the end of the week

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Peanut butter, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/4 cups flour

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

PREHEAT oven to 375°F.

COMBINE together butter and peanut butter until well blended. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and soda. Beat until combined. Next, beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Add flour, oats and chocolate chips.

Drop on cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees

*This recipe doubles fantastically – We add 1 bag of chocolate chips to a doubled batch.

 

 

Cherry Black Pepper Jam

I have been making this jam for many, many years and boy, is it good on a toasted sourdough turkey sandwiches with a bit of cream cheese (or 3 sandwiches if you are Griffen or Berlyn). I can’t say “YUUUMMM!” enough.   When I open a jar, I  know that  it will be gone faster than I can say “cherries!” 

We also make this same recipe with Strawberries as well. And man, that black pepper just adds a bit of kick perfect for a sweet and savory dish. 

I never make quite enough of this jam either to last until cherries are ripe the next year. 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 4 cups of  pitted and stemmed cherries ( I buy mine in bulk from my local fruit lady in the fall. HI JESS! and they come in 5-gallon buckets, pre-pitted!)
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 TBSP Pectin
  • 2TBSP Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Bring to a boil and then add

  • 6 cups sugar

Stir, Stir, Stir!!! And bring back to a rolling boil for 1 minute. 

Now, you can can add to your jars and can these bad boys for later use. Please follow all canning requirements to ensure safety. 

Mixes from Scratch – Kris’ cookbook

kitchenfullofmixesMany years ago, I had discovered that my little girl, Elwyn (now almost a teenager), was deathly allergic to “Red Dye.” As a mom, I did everything that I could to eliminate the potential for harm on my baby. (She was about 16 months old when the discovery was made and was just starting to eat “big people food” .)

As we researched what  El could and couldn’t eat, we began noticing that Dye was in EVERYTHING! And those dyes could kill my little girl.

I got in my kitchen with turn of the century cookbooks and began creating my own recipes of everyday items that we had in our pantry that contained red dye. 

Our family eats dye free… And I know that it has benefited all of us to watch what we eat and not eat all of those processed box foods. 

 

Have you see our cookbook? Solar oven cooking.

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Learn Solar Oven Cooking with this book by Kris Mazy.

An Outdoor Kitchen Full of Sunshine – Cooking Outside in a Solar Oven. Saving money is the key to a large family. No one know better than author, Kris Mazy, mom of 7 amazing children. In this book, Kris shares cooking using a solar oven. You can make incredible meals, save money on power and propane and spend more time with your family. You Can Cook using the Sun’s Energy! Over 100 Recipes that you can make and create user your solar oven. Kris has spent the last 3 years creating solar oven recipes to allow more play-time with her ever-growing family. And that was exactly what this mom of 7 was shooting for! From Breads to Desserts, Mains to Sides, Cooking Outside Using a Solar Oven is fast, easy and saves money! Kris has also shared all of her solar oven gluten-free recipes. Over 50 recipes are labled as gluten-free in this book. Enjoy delicious recipes while saving time and money.

A Kitchen FULL of Mixes

kitchenfullofmixes-blogI have always had a love a passion for cooking. Back in 2012, my husband pushed me to share all of my mix recipes in book.

After we discovered that Elwyn was allergic to red dye and spent her second Easter in the hospital because she stopped breathing due to anaphylactic shock with her allergy to the dreaded red dye (or red-death as she calls it). Let’s just say that 2005 was not a good year for El!

I started researching and trying to find things that were convenient foods like other kids got to eat, but without being processed and boxed up and the store, we started creating and testing our own recipes.

That lead to A Kitchen Full of Mixes, the first in a series of cookbooks from the mom who wanted to learn how to cook from scratch in the ever-changing and busy world and know exactly what was in the foods her kids were eating

Check it out!! 

Recipes – Homemade Croutons

This recipe is one of many in my mixes cookbook out on Amazon right now. This book is available for both Kindle and in Print – I am just a print girl when it comes to cookbooks.

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This morning we made another batch of croutons from day old bread that was given to us.  Today we had more than 10 slices so we adjusted the recipe to fit. You can also substitute herbs of your choice.

Croutons

Ingredients:

  • 10 slices of bread (sour dough is a favorite in our house)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano,
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt

 

Directions for mix:

Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Cube bread into desired size and toss into a bowl. Sprinkle the seasonings on top of the bread pieces.  Drizzle olive oil over the cubes and then toss gently.  After the bread is coated, layer on a cookie sheet. Do not allow the bread to overlap. Bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes. Allow to cool. Place in an airtight container.

Free on the Kindle 6/22/2013

Free for the Kindle TODAY ONLY!

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My new Children’s books is finally out on the market.

It is on Amazon.com for both print and Kindle.The book will be exclusive to Amazon for several months and then I will move it over to BN (In October)

Click here for the book on AMAZON – Mama, Can I help? 

Meet Reagan. She wants to help her Mama make cookies. This book includes a short how-to story to help mom make cookies. Author, artist and mom, Kris Mazy has compiled 12 of her family’s favorite cookie recipes from Kris’ childhood. They are the same recipes that her grandmother made 30 years ago when she was just a little girl. Cookie Recipes Include Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Zucchini Cookie Bars, No Bake Missouri Cookies, Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Oatmeal Raisin Craisin Cookies, No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars, Crinkle Crackles, Animal Cookies & Royal Icing, Chocolate Cut-outs, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies,

Children's HOW To Make cookies story and 12 recipe book is now available online!

kidscookiebookcoversmall

My new Children’s books is finally out on the market.

It is on Amazon.com for both print and Kindle.The book will be exclusive to Amazon for several months and then I will move it over to BN (In October)

Click here for the book on AMAZON – Mama, Can I help? 

Meet Reagan. She wants to help her Mama make cookies. This book includes a short how-to story to help mom make cookies. Author, artist and mom, Kris Mazy has compiled 12 of her family’s favorite cookie recipes from Kris’ childhood. They are the same recipes that her grandmother made 30 years ago when she was just a little girl. Cookie Recipes Include Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Zucchini Cookie Bars, No Bake Missouri Cookies, Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Oatmeal Raisin Craisin Cookies, No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars, Crinkle Crackles, Animal Cookies & Royal Icing, Chocolate Cut-outs, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies,

Cookbook is now available on Kindle, Nook and in print!

I am so excited to announce my first cookbook is now available for purchase!

So many people have allergies to the processed food that are out there on the market. In this book, Kris Mazy, mom of 5 kids (1 autistic and 1 with severe allergies to dyes) shows simple recipes that you can make in your kitchen that are dye-free, many of which are like grabbing a “box-mix” from the grocery store.Kris has been spending the last 7 years researching and creating recipes to help improve the health and well-being of her children. It was a learning process for this family when they discovered that one of their children was deathly allergic to red-dyes in foods and other products.

These convenience mixes help the average mom spend more time with their kids and offers effortless recipes that let you as a parent know exactly what your child is eating without all of the dyes and preservatives in store-bought boxed foods.

Find fast and easy mix recipes including breakfast items, cakes and cookies, “quick mix”, puddings, seasonings, soups and more in “A Kitchen Full of Mixes.”

Click here for the Nook Version – $4.21

Click here for the Kindle Version – $4.21


Buy the print version NOW!




Breakfast
Strawberry & Cream Instant Oatmeal
Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal
Peaches & Cream Instant Oatmeal
Basic Granola
Pancake and Waffle Mix
Directions for Pancakes
Directions for Waffles
Quick mix
Basic Quick Mix
Basic Rolled Biscuits
Basic Drop Biscuits
Coffee Cake
Jam-filled Danish Drops
Southwest Egg Bake
Zucchini Bites
Chicken Pot Pie
Lemon Bars
Baking mixes
Yellow Cake Mix
Dump Cake
Sugar Cookie Mix
Peanut Butter Cookies
Snicker Doodle Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Chocolate Cake Mix
Directions for use cake mix for chocolate cookies
Brownie Mix
Muffin Mix
Gingerbread Mix
Gingerbread Cookies
Cornbread Mix
Tortilla Mix
Puddings
Vanilla Pudding Mix
Chocolate Pudding Mix
Chocolate Cream Pie
Butterscotch Pudding Mix
Dips, Dressings & Sauces
Ranch Mix
Ranch Dressing
Ranch Dip
Caesar Salad Dressing Mix
White Sauce
Mushroom Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Italian Dressing Mix
Italian Dressing
Soups
Corn Potato Chowder Mix
Vegetable Soup Mix
Spinach Dip
Tortilla Soup Mix
Potato Soup Mix
Onion Soup Mix
Onion Dip
Seasonings
Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Taco Seasoning
Italian Seasoning
Caribbean Seasoning
Rice Seasoning Mix
Seasoned Rice
Montreal Steak Seasoning
Pumpkin Pie Seasoning Mix
Everything Else
Stuffing Mix
Croutons
Hot Chocolate Mix
Vanilla Chai Tea Mix
Mint Tea
Apple Cider Mix