Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Cinnamon Sugar Nuts September 29, 2012

Filed under: Dessert,Gluten Free,Snacks — lewissisters @ 8:39 pm


My family and I love the cinnamon nuts that are sold in the malls during the holidays, or at football stadium concession stands. I was looking through one of my mom’s ward cookbooks and found a recipe she had contributed. I also found this simple recipe for homemade cinnamon sugar nuts. This recipe comes from our friend Deanne. I knew we had to try this recipe. The cinnamon mixture smelled so good when I was stirring it. It reminded me of the upcoming holidays, fall, and football.

You can use any kind of nuts you want.  Such as: almonds, pecans or walnuts. We recommend going to Costco and buying a big bag of nuts, we had a bag of almonds in our pantry.


Cinnamon Sugar Nuts


3 cups walnuts or walnut pieces (we used almonds)

1 cup sugar

½ cup water

1 tsp cinnamon

1 and ½ tsps vanilla

1 tsp salt


Bring sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt to a boil.

Bring to a softball stage, stirring constantly approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Stop once or twice to let the mixture boil for a minute.

Take off heat. Add vanilla, and pour in nuts.  Stir until well coated.

Then, pour onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Cool, then store in an air tight container.




Grandma’s Beef Stew September 23, 2012

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker,Soup and Stew — lewissisters @ 9:39 pm


This stew is one of my family’s favorite meals. In recent years, we have made it on Halloween night, to eat while the trick or treaters come. It is so good and really easy to make. All you do is, chop up a few veggies, throw them in the crock pot with some meat, and seasoning. Let it hang out for a few hours and voila, you have an awesome stick to your ribs, soul warming meal.

This recipe comes from my grandma Muse. It is a wonderful meal to make in the fall and it is great as leftovers.

Grandma’s Beef Stew

2-3 pounds of Beef Stew meat

2 stalks celery cut into chunks (I used three stalks, I love celery in the stew)

1 bag carrots cut into chunks

3 large potatoes pealed and cut into chunks

2 tsp basil

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 can tomato soup

1 package of brown gravy

1 cup water

Combine all ingredients in crock pot.  Cook for 8-10 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.



Amy’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filed under: Amy,Cookies,Dessert,Pumpkin — lewissisters @ 4:22 am


Happy first day of fall!

I am so excited for fall. There will be colder weather, the holidays coming up, and great food. I wanted to post a lot of comfort food dishes to get everyone in the spirit of fall. I was having trouble coming up with ideas for recipes, so I asked our cousins Amy and Niki for some recipes.

This recipe was one of Amy’s. I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are so good and made the house smell like pumpkin. That, to me, says “fall is here.” A word of warning, I did not cook my first batch of cookies as long as the second batch. They fell apart when I took them off the cookie sheet.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


One 16 oz. can pumpkin (not pie filling, just pumpkin)

1 C. sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 C. butter (2 sticks)

2 ¼ – ¾ C. flour (gluten free baking flour)

One 12 oz. bag chocolate chips

1 C. walnuts (optional)


Mix everything together, spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at

375 degrees, 18-20 minutes