J & M Cinnamon Buns

My daughter Jacki & I collaborated on this recipe & I think we came up with the MOST delicious cinnamon bun recipe ever!!

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Cheezies….An Appetizer

This recipe was from my aunt, Marilyn Lyman. I was going through her recipes one day & came across this typewritten recipe for Cheezies… they are a homemade cheese kind of cracker ….The image I get when I think of these is having them at a cocktail party, with the men & woman dressed to the nines.. chatting , drinking martinis & having these lovely little cheese crackers ….

The recipe is a bit vague… I tried them 2 different ways. One as it was written on the card.. mixed by hand…they were a bit crumbly& chunky…..so I tried them again using the food processor & they came out more to my liking..the texture was smooth & the cracker was not crumbly’

I took them to the perogy making day I went to & everyone loved them. I actually took the first batch & they were a big hit! So which ever way you make them, I hope you enjoy them.

I have no idea the origin of the recipe of the year it is from, but I think it is an older recipe because one of the ingredients is potato chips!

I would serve them anytime..as part of a cheese board, just as an appetizer, as a snack, with some antipasto…. any way you eat them they are good!

Here is the recipe


1/4 cup butter, softened

1 tsp dry mustard

1/2 cup flour

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese , loosely packed

1 cup crushed potato chips


Preheat oven to 375f   Line a biking sheet with parchment paper

  1. Cream the butter & dry mustard together. I did this by hand & another time I did this in the bowl of my food processor…your choice
  2. Add the flour, grated cheese & crushed potato chips  Mix well
  3. If you are using a food processor add the flour, cheese & potato chips to the bowl & pulse until well combined
  4. Drop onto the baking sheet & flatten with a fork
  5. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes




Baked Chicken Wings – 2 kinds…Hot & Sweet

This post is originally from February 2018… but I am making these wings for dinner tonight & will serve them with a platter of cut up veggies

Here is a recipe for 2 types of chicken wings..one hot, not too hot, & one sweet…not too sweet…so easy for anyone to enjoy!

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Challah ( makes 4 round loaves or 3 twisted loaves) Updated Sept/18

I’m sure there as many recipes for Challah as there are stars in the sky..well, maybe not quite but really, there are a lot of recipes. And..most people feel that their recipe is the best… and I am sure they are! This recipe is the one I use to make round Challah for Rosh Hashanah… I don’t use this recipe during the year since it makes 4 saves & I don’t need that many every week.

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Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot

Well, I decided to make a chicken soup in the Instant Pot. Usually I cook my soup for hours & hours on the stove & then some more! Lots of skimming & skimming…this is how my grandmother made her chicken soup & my mom & my sisters… but I have found a new way for me!!!! This soup was so delicious…full of flavour…Unless I am going to make a lot of chicken soup for a crowd, I am going to make my chicken soup in the Instant Pot from now on!! The final amount of soup that I got is exactly 8 cups which the amount of water I put in… no evaporation in the Instant Pot.

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