**Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies**


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto UN-greased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don't last long!   
**Manhattan Meatballs**

  • 2 pounds ground round (very lean)
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 (16 ounce) jars pineapple preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix barbecue sauce and pineapple preserves together.
  3. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine meat, breadcrumbs, eggs, onions, salt, and parsley. Mix well and form into bite-size balls. Arrange the balls in a single layer in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture evenly over the meatballs.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until the meat is cooked.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn.....From My Sister In Law who is an AMAZING COOK!! 

1lb. Frozen Corn
6 oz. Cream Cheese Cut Into Cubes
1/2 C. Milk
1/2 C. Melted Butter
1tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper

Spread corn in slow cooker and top with cream cheese. Mix remaining liquid and pour over corn and cream cheese. Cook on high heat for 2-3 hours. STIR WELL! And then the very most important part of this recipe is to..........ENJOY!!!

Special Thanks to my wonderful Sister in law Amy S. Love Ya! <3