Some Favorite Recipes

A collection of some yummy recipes that we've discovered over the years:

  1. Samosa Recipe (link)
  2. Liquid flavored coffee creamers
  3. Chinese dumplings from scratch
  4. Sharon's Oatmeal Bread
  5. No-Bake Cookies

Homemade samosas: Go here.

Homemade liquid coffee creamers: Credit for the base is from this link.
Our created flavors (added to the base in the link of 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 1.5c whole milk): Note the exotic naming which is essential to all coffee creamer success

Bavarian Gingerbread:
2 tbs molasses
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Mint Chocolate Truffle:
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 tsp cocoa

Norman Rockwell's Pumpkin Pie:
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Chinese Dumplings from Scratch:
Dumpling Dough: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup boiling water
Filling: ½ lb pork, 3-4c cabbage (finely diced), 1/4c green onion, 1T cornstarch, 2T soy sauce, 1T sesame oil


In a large bowl, mix all filling ingredients.

In a bowl, mix the flour and 1 cup boiling water until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly flour surface about 5 minutes, or until smooth. (N.B. needed more water than prescribed)

Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a roll 12 inches long and cut each roll into 1/2-inch slices.

Roll 1 slice of dough into a 3-inch circle and place 1 tablespoon pork mixture in the center of the circle. Lift up the edges of the circle and pinch 5 pleats up to create a pouch to encase the mixture. Pinch the top together. Repeat with the remaining slices of dough and filling.

Heat a wok or nonstick skillet until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, tilting the wok to coat the sides. If using a nonstick skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Place 12 dumplings in a single layer in the wok and fry 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown. (N.B. the more oil, the less chance of destroying precious dumpling architecture.)

Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining dumplings. Serve with dipping sauce of soy sauce with dollop of sesame oil.

Mom's Oatmeal Bread

2 packages of yeast,

1 1/4c. warm water,

1 1/4c. warm milk

MIX the above three until dissolved


1/2c. honey, 2T. veg oil, 2c. of QUICK oats, 6c. flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2c brown sugar

Knead a tiny bit, and divide into 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-60 minutes.

No-Bake Cookies

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup margarine

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.

  2. Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.

  3. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.