Month: February 2010

  • Simplest pinto beans

    This is what I use instead of refried beans for tacos or burritos dinners. It makes enough for two people, as long as there are plenty of tortillas and cheese and other toppings. Soak 1 C of pinto beans and put into a pressure cooker. Add a large onion, cut into 8 chunks. Add water…

  • Simple Cornbread

    Sandy said, surprised, “Normally, I don’t like cornbread, but I like this cornbread!” 1 C flour 1 C cornmeal 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1/3 to 1/2 C sugar, according to your preference 1 egg 1/4 C oil 1 C milk Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large…

  • Cindy’s Sugar Cookies

    Our friend Cindy Johns, who is 11, is going to be a student ambassador with People to People this summer, and she’s going to Paris and London. She’s selling giant decorated cookies to help pay for her trip — here’s one of her recipes. 2-1/2 C sugar 1 C (2 sticks) butter or margarine 1…