Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cold Remedy Tea

I invented this recipe as a teen and it seems to work well as relief for cold symptoms. (And it even tastes pretty good).

1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried or fresh mint
a sprinkle of ground cayenne (optional)

Put all ingredients in the bottom of a mug. Add boiling water and stir.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Apple Raisin Crisp


1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp half and half cream

8-10 apples
1/2 cup raisins
3 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup granola
1/4 cup pecans


cut and core apples. mix in a 9" by 13" glass casserole dish. cover with 2 tbsp of cinnamon then oats, then the remaining cinnamon.

in a saucepan combine butter, water, egg and brown sugar over low heat. stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to thicken. add vanilla and cream. stir and let thicken a bit more. pour half the mixture over the layer of oats. cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake 35-40 minutes or until apples begin to bubble.

remove foil and add granola and pecans. pour the remaining half of the sugar mixture over the crisp. cook and addition 5-10 minutes without foil.