Canning Peach Jam

My parents have had a peach tree in our yard for as long as I can remember and this year, the tree produced more peaches than it ever has before. With more than enough peaches to eat, my father mentioned how we should look into peach preserves. My mother jumped on the idea and began … More Canning Peach Jam

Zucchini Bread

I’ve been wanting to make zucchini bread for the longest but I have a hard time actually finding zucchini’s. I finally found some and tried this recipe for the first time and I was really happy with it. Ingredients: 2 small zucchinis (ends trimmed) 2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon … More Zucchini Bread

Snickerdoodles

Such a simple and quick recipe to follow, Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite recipes to bake. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of unsalted … More Snickerdoodles

Agua de Sandia

Agua de Sandia in Spanish translates to Watermelon Water. In order to bear the triple digit heat in Texas, my mother has been showing me how to make different fruit drinks to keep cool and be refreshed. Agua de Sandia is a flavor of a Mexican beverage known as Aguas Frescas (Fresh Waters). You can substitute the watermelon for … More Agua de Sandia

Philly Cheesecake

The simplest and most delicious cheesecake you’ll ever make! It’s a plain cheesecake but you can top it with different fruits if you’d like. (I chose strawberries.) Ingredients: 3/4th cups of graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons of margarine (melted) ____________________________ 2 8-ounce packages of Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup of sugar 1 tablespoon of lemon … More Philly Cheesecake

Salsa | Chile

Easy salsa recipe passed down from my mother and approved by my traditional Mexican father. Ingredients: 8-10 Serrano Peppers or 2-5 Jalepeño’s (Your choice depending on how hot you want your salsa to be.) 2 Tomatoes 1 small clove of Garlic Salt Directions: First step is roasting or boiling your peppers and tomatoes. You can do … More Salsa | Chile

Banana Bread

A sweet and moist bread that will quickly become one of your favorites. Ingredients: 2 cups of flour 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 2 beaten eggs 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas 1 cup of sugar 1/2 … More Banana Bread