BARB MAXWELL

I am a retired/disabled Law Enforcement Officer, injured in the line of duty. I am married to a rock who has been my care giver from the day of my injury. He is my best friend, my support, my cheer leader, and is FINALLY learning to cook. We have one son, a wonderful daughter-in-law who is the daughter I always wanted, who has given us 3 precious angel/devil grandchildren.
Both my husband and son were career military until combat injuries forced them both to be discharged. Husband was injured in Vietnam, son injured in Iraq. I am just so stinkin' proud of both, as I am all military.

Oh So Easy Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 493
This is a rich, sweet caramel sauce that can be made at the last minute that is great on bread pudding, gingerbread, apple pie, chopped apples, ice cream, and anything else you want to put it on.

Oatmeal Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Not your plain run of the mill crust. Great with peanut butter, or butterscotch pies.

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are for those who have allergies to eggs or nuts.

Diabetic Dog Treats

Rating: 5 stars 135
If you have a diabetic dog like we do, then you know it is hard to find a treat that will do no harm. This is one of those treats. It is easy to fix, and even healthy dogs will enjoy them.
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Way Too Easy Sugar Cookies

Simple but elegant sugar cookies that even children can make, with parental supervision of course. They are good alone, or sandwich cookies can easily be made by icing bottoms with your favorite frosting and putting together.

Very Berry Cheesecake Pie

I came up with this when I had a box of jello I wanted to use and decided to experiment. Just didn't know what else to call it. It's quick and easy and is a hit whenever I make it.

Jelly Roll

Rating: 3.5 stars 67
This is a homemade sponge cake filled with your favorite jelly or jam that even a novice baker can make.

1800s Pioneer Cut Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
Pioneers didn't have much, but what they did have they made the best of. This is a cross between dumplings and noodles, uses only 4 ingredients and is a great comfort food. We have never modified it from the original recipe which has been passed in our family I think forever.
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Hot Pepper Butter

This is a great a sweet, sour and hot spread for meats, sandwiches, and even for a chip or pretzel dip. The depth of heat will depend on the amount of hot pepper seeds you leave in. For mild butter,I take out all seeds. For a medium heat I leave 2-3 peppers whole. Hot butter, 5-6, or more, whole peppers. The instructions are for Mild Pepper Butter.

Egg " Patch" Noodles

I grew up with these noodles, and if you are fortunate enough to get farm eggs instead of caged eggs, they make all the difference in the world. These require work, but really are worth the effort.
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Baked Fake Steak with Gravy

Don't let the time scare you. This is an easy, simple, and good recipe for using hamburger, or any ground beef. This is good to mix one day and bake the next.