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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Coconut Milk Pancakes

Today I ran out of boxed pancake mix and was looking for an easy recipe from scratch. I usually only cook from scratch unless I am brought home these little surprises from my hubby. Oh I don't mind the surprises as all. So searching for a simple and quick recipe I improvise the standard pancake recipe.

One day of the week I will make a big batch of pancakes and freeze them for the rest of the week as an easy and quick breakfast for my dear hubby or me when I need something to eat with my cup of coffee.

Being allergic to any dairy products I had to switch out some ingredients and here is my recipe for pancakes. This recipe makes many small pancakes. After they cooled, I used a piece of wax paper in between the pancakes and stored them in a large Ziploc Freezer bag and put them in the freezer. I did the same with a few but put them in the refrigerator instead.

So here is the recipe that I used.

Coconut Milk Pancakes

2 c. Self-Rising Flour

1/2 teas Salt

1 teas Baking Powder

2 Tbls Splenda

I can Coconut Milk (add water until the desired consistency you want)

1/2 c Canola Oil

2 Eggs or the equivalent of Egg Beaters if you are allergic to eggs.

1 teas. Vanilla extract or Imitation flavoring

Mix all together and pour the batter in the desired size you want on the 375 degree griddle. Turn after bubbles form and pancake looks a little dry.

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Which Cow Produces Better Milk

This is an excellent article on the different kinds of dairy cows, what the facts are for Guernsey and Jersey Milk and what Channel Island Milk is like.

Do Guernsey or Jersey Cows Produce the Better Milk?

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

I researched and wrote this article. Please do not copy and paste any part of this article, picture included for your own use. I will find you and report you for stealing.  It is my right to change any information therein at any time and/or change the location of my article. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

My Mother-In-Laws Applesauce Cake

My husband's father is diabetic and we all had a recipe for him to be able to eat. This is a dilicious diabetic Apple Sauce cake that doesn't taste diabetic at all.


Combine and Boil until no water remains and fruit is soft. Set aside:

1 C. Raisins 
1 C. Dried Fruit 
2 C. Water

Combine and set aside: 
2 C. Flour 
1 teas. Soda 
½ teas. Salt 
½ teas. Nutmeg 1 ½ teas. Cinnamon 

Combine these, then mix with Raisin Mixture:

2 eggs 1 C. Applesauce 
2 Tbsp. SPLENDA 
¾ C. oil 
1 teas. Vanilla 
½ C. Chopped Nuts 

Stir this mixture into dry ingredients.

Pour into Greased and Floured Bundt Cake pan and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

Monday, March 16, 2015

My Husband's Family's Recipe For Polish Mistakes

Polish Mistakes

These are served Christmas Eve after Midnight Mass in my husband's family. They are really good. His mom (god rest her wonderful soul) served the children, which were all her children and the grandkids, cheese, peperoni slices and crackers as snack the night before Christmas. These were the best treats for us on very cold and snowy nights. Usually we has a hard time getting up Division Street on the side of the mountain in Oil City, PA. It really was a nervous time getting up that in the packed snow and we looked forward to these snacks to warm us up and replenish us after the stress we endured out on the roads. Such great memories. His mother is gone now and his father in a nursing home.


Brown and Drain: 1 part Hamburg 1 part Sausage

Add: 1 jar Velveeta Cheese 
1 teas. Garlic Salt 
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

Spread on Party Rye Bread.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes

These freeze well.

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

Friday, March 13, 2015

My Cookies Recipes From a Boxed Cake Mix

I got this off the Internet and tried it and it was good. It is just the basic recipe. I wanted to give it a try before I shared it with you. I found it quite easy and you could make all kinds of cookies from all kinds of flavored cake mixes.

I also found the consistency thick enough that you could even make rolled or cut cookies from the mix recipe. They didn't come out like little cakes, but like real cookies that were made from a cookie mix.

I did a little bit of experimenting with a Spice Cake Mix and added some raisins. They are very good. I am not sure if my oven was too hot (I used the temperature they suggested) or what, because the edges came out a little browner than I would have liked. They are still good though.  They weren't burnt.

I am going to experiment some more with other flavors of cake mixes and adding other ingredients, like chocolate chips, nuts, dried cherries or even dried cranberries and other yummy things. The possibilities are almost endless!

Cake Mix Cookie Recipes 

Basic** Cake Mix Cookies

1 Box of Cake Mix

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup of Oil

2 Tbsp Water for a hard cookie,  **Add 1/4 Teaspoon more if you want a softer cookie


Bake for 15 minutes on 350 degrees. Cool on backing sheet for about 1 minute and then transfer them to cooling rack.

Makes about 18 cookies, depending on how big you make yours.

Chocolate Kahlua Coconut Cookies

This is a variation on the original cookie. I used a Chocolate Cake Mix.

I used 1/4 cup (One Stick) warm Butter instead of the Vegetable Oil 
and added it after mixing in the eggs so that it wouldn't cook them.
I replaced the water with 2 1/4 tbsp Kahlua liquor
and added about a cup of coconut 
and about a half cup of chopped peanuts.

I was able to roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then after placing it on the cookie sheet flattened them with my fingers.

I didn't need to grease the cookie sheet.

They came out very yummy and the edges did not burn.

Heavenly Cookies From A Boxed Cake Mix

 This variation uses a box of Betty Crocker Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix.

Add to this 1/2 to 1 Cup of White Chocolate Chips and the same for the Crushed Peanuts.

You will need to use a Spray Oil on your pan because the White Chocolate Chips will burn and stick to your pans.


Pina Colada Pudding Cake

1 Box White Cake Mix
1/3 C. Dark Rum 
**1 small box Instant Coconut Cream or Vanilla Pudding Mix
 1/4 C. Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
3/4 C. Water
**1 – 2 C. Flaked Coconut depending on flavor of pudding avail.


Blend all ingredients EXCEPT Coconut.  
Beat 4 minutes at med. Speed.  
Pour into 2 GREASED 9-in. Cake Pans.  
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 min.  DO NOT UNDERBAKE.  
Cool pan for 15 min.  
Remove and place on Rack.  
Frost with favorite Frosting.  
Sprinkle with Coconut.

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Mom’s Best All Beef Meat Loaf

My Mom’s Best All Beef Meat Loaf

Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 120 min

Ingredients for 8 servings

         2 lbs Ground Beef (Best to use fresh and not frozen---frozen tends to fall apart)  
         1 Small finely chopped Onion  
         I Egg Lightly Beaten  
         1/2 Cup Cracker Crumbs, Bread Crumbs or Quick Cooking Oatmeal (this makes a creamier textured meatloaf)  
         1/2 Can of Tomato Soup. Reserve the rest in the can for the topping. Recipe for that will follow

Mix all ingredients together well. Shape into loaf and put in Loaf Pan.
Make a channel in the top of the meatloaf to pour topping into.

**Topping: Add 3 TBLS Brown Sugar, and fill the can to the top with Catsup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
Bake for 11/2 hours at 350 degrees.
**Make a gravy if you wish (the fat tends to separate from the tomato sauce). Pour drippings from pan into pot and heat until boiling, Add 1 teaspoon flour and stir until thickened.
Serve with Mashed Potatoes or Rice, Rolls and a Vegetable.

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

Hamburger Cabbage And Apple Goulash

Hamburger Cabbage And Apple Goulash

I had fresh hamburger, but was all out of ideas on how to cook it besides just hamburgers.  So I put the question up on my Facebook page and got some great ideas.  I did not use them though and I had thought of something as I was cooking up the hamburger in the skillet.  Well I rummaged through my refrigerator and came up with this dish.  My husband loved it.  He had two large helpings.  There was just enough to put in individual containers for our lunches today.  Here is how I made it:
1 ½ pounds of fresh Ground Beef or Hamburger
I/2 Head of Large Cabbage, diced
1 Large Onion, diced
1 Large Apple, diced
¼ Bag of Wide Egg Noodles
1 Packet of Mushroom or Brown Gravy Mix made as directed on the packet.


Cook about 1 ½ pounds of ground-beef in the skillet.  Drain when half cooked. 
While this is cooking chop up about a half of a head of Cabbage, One large onion and one large apple (any kind you wish).
Add the Onions and the Cabbage 1 ½ cups of water and about ¼ bag of Noodles.  Cook until the noodles are soft. 
Add a packet of Mushroom or Brown Gravy Mix to 1 cup of water and mix well.  Pour over the Beef and Vegetables.  Let that simmer a few minutes so the gravy is a little thickened.

Add the apples turn off the heat and put the lid on it.  Let it stand for about 5 minutes.  You do not want it to stand too long or the apples become mush.

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

Poultry Quarters Smothered In Cream Soup

Debbie Allen's Smothered Chicken

One Whole Chicken cut in pieces or 2 of ea: Breasts, Thighs and Legs
1/2 stick butter
about 3 tablespoons Olive or Vegetable Oil
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
I can of Milk or for Milk Free use 1/4 cup of Non Dairy Creamer and 1 can water
2 teas. ea. -Salt Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder -mixed together
Sprinkle chicken pieces with seasonings. In large skillet Brown (don't cook all the way) the chicken pieces in the Oil and Butter.
Mix the soups and milk together and pour over the chicken pieces. Simmer for about 1/2 hour.
Use the sauce for over Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Toast or Baked Potatoes. It's very versatile!

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere