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Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

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The Farmers Almanac posted this recipe on their Facebook page for National Peanut Butter Month. It did not sound appealing to me, but I decided to give it a try. I was amazed, and hope you will be, too!

Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/3 teaspoon curry powder
1 dash ground cayenne pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken halves

Preheat grill for high heat. In a bowl, mix peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, curry powder, and cayenne pepper. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on grate and brush with 1/2 the sauce. Grill 6 to 8 minutes. Turn chicken, and brush with remaining sauce. Continue grilling 6 to 8 minutes, until chicken juices run clear.

Peanutbutter Day


Sour Milk Ginger Bread

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In 1976, my mother gave me a cookbook; a compilation of recipes from some of the finest church ladies of the South. But, I was 16. Whatever, thanks Mom.

I’m 54 now and, since 1976, I have been married three times, raised four kids, and moved countless times, but I still have this cookbook.

Recently, I decided to open it up and look for a good, old fashioned, bread recipe. I was flipping through the pages and came across a recipe titled “Sour Milk Ginger Bread.” I love anything with ginger, and I started looking at the other ingredients. I even happen to have some molasses! I was excited to find this recipe, and couldn’t wait to make this bread! Then, I looked at the bottom of the page, “Mrs. L.L.Smith” my grandmother! Of course I will love this recipe!

Sour Milk Ginger Bread

Sour Milk Ginger Bread


1/2 cup shortening                                                    1 tsp ginger

1/2 cup molasses                                                        1 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs, beaten                                                             1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup brown sugar                                                 1/2 tsp clover

1-1/2 cup flour                                                           1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder                                                3/4 cup buttermilk

Cream shortening, add sugar, and beat. Add eggs, and molasses and mix.

Sift flour, baking powder and spices together.

Dissolve soda in milk.

Alternately add dry and liquid ingredients, blend until smooth.

Cook in any size pan you wish, at 350 degrees, about 45 minutes.

NOTE: Be sure to test the bread after 45 minutes. I had to add another 15 minutes for it to be completely baked.

Also, if you don’t have molasses on hand, honey is a good substitute.

This bread was divine.

Be sure to test with toothpick, more time may be necessary.

Be sure to test with toothpick, more time may be necessary.

Baking Chip Cookies

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I can’t even tell  you how long I’ve had this recipe. I clipped it off the back of a bag of chocolate chips a LONG time ago. They have been a big hit with my family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers. I refer to them as, “the best chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER!” and I know many will agree. Enjoy!


1 cup softened shortening

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar              3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla          1/2 teaspoon water         2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour          1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt          1 cup chopped nuts

1 package (12 oz.) baking chips

Beat shortening, sugars, vanilla, water, and eggs until light and fluffy.


Mix flour with soda and salt; blend into shortening mixture.


Stir in nuts and chips.


Drop 2 inches apart from teaspoon onto greased baking sheets.


Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 8 dozen.


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