Fettuccine Alfredo with Reheat Instructions


This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it all the time.The recipe is adapted from the Fettuccine Aldredo recipe in the Pillsbury complete cookbook.  I am so excited to share with you how to reheat it too!

Fettucine Alfredo, printable version
  • 1 package fettuccine
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups Parmesan or Romano cheese 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
Cook fettuccine to desired doneness. I like mine slightly al dente.

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the pepper and cream. Cook five minutes or until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly. If the sauce separates add a little more cream.


Combine with fettuccine noodles or serve on top of fettuccine and save the rest of the sauce for later.


Reheat Instructions
What is the worst thing about reheating a dish with butter and cream? The two separate. I have the answer to the problem below.

Put the Alfredo sauce in a sauce pan and heat slowly over low heat melting the cream and butter.


Stir constantly with a whisk.


When the mixture is completely melted add cream until the mixture is once again white in color.



Now you can have fresh Fettuccine Alfredo two days in a row.
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Homemade Oreo Cookies



Homemade Oreos are one of my absolute favorite cookies. I've made them three times this last month, and usually gobble them up within two to three days. They are so easy to make too!

Homemade Oreo Cookies, Printible Version
  • 1 package of Devil's food cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil or 1/2 cup shortening, I prefer the taste of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of cream cheese frosting
Mix all the ingredients together. You may have to mix with your hands. Roll into balls about 1 inch. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes depending on desire of crispiness. Let cool.

Frost the cookies. Pick up one cookie and frost one side, place another cookie on top, and wala, homemade oreos. I let them sit overnight in a closed container on a paper towel. It makes them taste so good. Eat and enjoy!

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Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

One of my favorite things to do is pick fresh food. Today I picked lots of strawberries and canned them into a delicious strawberry lemonade. This juice is great for a hot summer day.



Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate, Prntible Version
  • 6 cups hulled strawberries
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cups of granulated sugar
Makes about 7 pints.

1. Puree the strawberries in a blender. Fresh squeeze the lemon juice (a juicer makes it go faster).
2.Combine lemon juice, sugar, and strawberries, heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit over low heat, this enables the sugar to melt.
3. Ladle into hot jars leaving 1/4" head space, wipe rim with damp cloth. Screw lid and band onto jar.
4. Process jars for 15 minutes in boiling water, making sure water completely covers the jars.
5. Let cool in place 24 hours, make sure it has sealed by pressing down on the top of the can, the lid should not pop back up. Label the jars.
6. When ready to serve mix concentrate with 1 pint water.



This recipe came out well for me. It tastes nice and fresh, but there are a few things I would do differently.
-I used half fresh squeezed lemon juice and bottled juice. I would recommend only using fresh squeezed lemon juice. The bottled juice leaves and aftertaste.
-I would try juicing the strawberries instead of pureeing them, leaving a little pulp for taste in the juice.
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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These pumpkin cookies are so delicious!  I like to make this recipe every fall for the holidays.


I like to use real pumpkin, but canned pumpkin works too. I like to get my pumpkin fresh from a farm, cook it up and make the cookies. I even had enough extra this year to make pumpkin chocolate chip ice cream.

This is a sugar pumpkin, because it has black spots on the outer layer.  The smaller the pumpkin the better.

The following method may be used to prepare any winter squash. To prepare the pumpkin the pumpkin for cooking, cut the pumpkin in half, a butcher knife works well, put the pumpkin in a cake pan with about 1/2" of water.  Turn the oven to 375 and cook the pumpkin for 30-45 minutes, or until the pumpkin is fork tender.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Scoop out the inside of the pumpkin with a spoon and blend in blender. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin. If you don't use it all you can freeze the rest and save for more cookies, a soup, bread etc.

Pumpkin Cookies
The recipe is based on a recipe from Vicki at SunGold Farms.

Makes 4 dozen cookes

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups or 15 ounce can of pureed squash or pumpkin
2 1/2-2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground allspice
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and squash. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices; add to mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden.

*This recipe can be used with almost any winter squash. See instructions above on how to prepare.

*Baker's tip, the dough is pretty runny, but because of all the baking powder and soda, they rise up quite nicely.



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