My grandmother, with whom I share the same middle name, used to sing a little song to me when I was little prior to tickling me with her fingers (which posed as a bee), "There once was a bee who lived in a tree; and all he could do was bzzzzz sting, sting, sting sting...." (then the tickling ensued).

This site is in memory of her and the warmth all grandmothers and mothers give in making good food and creating memories in the kitchen.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tropical Protein Smoothie

This is a twist off a drink I served at a restaurant where I worked as a teenager. I tweaked it and added some Greek yogurt to make it more protein friendly.

1 frozen banana
6 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 c. Greek yogurt
1/4 c. ice
1 dash vanilla
2 T sugar

Mix it all up into a blender until smooth.

*If I did my math right, this shake should have about 11 g protein.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I believe this cookie was a handout in a church meeting at one point. It reminded me of my then, favorite cookie called the Just Delicious Cookie. Descriptive, huh? With that cliffhanger, I'll give you the recipe to this one:

Cream together:
1 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Add:
1 egg

Sift the following together:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder

Add to the above mixture:
1 c. coconut
1 c. oatmeal

Combine the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture. Mix well. Take pieces about the size of walnuts and roll into balls and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.