Quicky Baked Apples

Brown sugar

400 oven
Core apples and put in baking dish. Combine ingredients and fill hollow apples. Baste with brown sugar and water.



Chapati Bread

Chapati bread is similar to flour tortillas. Pack chapatis spread with ghee (clarified butter) Whole wheat Flat Bread (Chapati)

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup white flour
¾ cup water
Whole wheat flour for dusting
Vegetable oil for brushing

Combine flours in a large mixing bowl, make a well to add water in mix until dough holds together. For a smooth ball, cover and rest for 10 min lightly oil your hands place dough on a work surface and kneed briefly. Divide dough into 12 equal portions and roll each to form a smooth ball. Flatten slightly put on a plate and cover. Preheat cast iron pan over high heat for 2 minutes reduce to medium high heat place a piece of dough on a floured work surface and roll into 3 inch round. Brush with oil, fold in a semi circle and fold again to form a triangle, roll from the center – out turn chapati over dust with flour and roll our to a ragged 5 ½ inch circle. Transfer to hot griddle and cook until it starts to puff. (about 30 seconds) brush with oil if necessary. Using a wide metal spatula, flip chapati and continue to cook until the bottom is flecked with brown. Press with the back of a spoon so the chapati will puff and cook evenly. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and place in a low oven to keep warm.

If not served immediately – wrap in a kitchen towel or paper towels and store in a box. To re-heat wrap in foil and bake 12 -15 minutes.


wheat flour
white flour

Poori is basically chapati bread dough rolled into small thick circles about 3 inches in diameter. Add a tbsp of light veggie oil to chapati dough dip in oil and let rest in a covered bowl for 30 minutes. Pinch off dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Roll into circles and deep fry.

Another version of poori is bhatura (yogurt balloon bread) in which a small amount of yogurt acts as leavening. Add a little sugar and butter to make them lighter.

A wok is an ideal pan for deep-frying – it uses the least amount of oil and provides a large frying area. The oil may be strained and re-used.


2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened{or add apple sauce in place of butter, for more cake like cookies that are lower in fat}
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cup (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts [optional]

Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. stir in chips and nuts. drop by rounded tbsp onto ungreased baking sheet. bake 9-12 minutes until golden brown. let stand 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely. makes about 5 doz cookies.


This is my best friend’s quick, easy way to make cornbread. She was a great southern cook and this went well with most of the meals she cooked. Johnnie passed away from cancer July, 2011

1/2 cup self-rising flour
2 cups corn meal
Baking powder
1 egg
3 eggs
1/4 cup oil
To make buttermilk corn bread use buttermilk instead of milk. Add 1 tbsp sugar.
Put the dry ingredients in a bowl, add milk and stir until it is a batter. Oil a hot IRON skillet, sprinkle corn meal in bottom and pour in batter. Bake at 375-400 until brown on top.

New Betta’s, Tobey and Sue

They are Halfmoon Multi Butterflies and are around August 1st, they were 11 weeks old. I got them from Karen Mac Auley. You can see more of her award winning betta fish at her website


I am also a member of the International Betta Congress


This is Tobey

Halfmoon multi butterfly Betta male

Halfmoon butterfly wanting food.
No more pictures. Food!



And this is Sue.  They both have two 1/2 gallon tanks with fake and live plants. They are sitting where they can see each other if they are both in the right spots in their tanks.

Halfmoon multi butterfly betta female
Halfmoon multi butterfly Betta female