Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Soft Ginger Cookies January 28, 2013

Filed under: Cookies,Dessert — lewissisters @ 2:57 am

imageHere is another recipe from Grandma D’s ward cookbook. When I made these cookies they were full of flavor and very yummy. If you want an easy recipe for amazing ginger cookies, I have it right here for you.
This is not one of grandma’s recipes, but as usual, her friends did not let me down, with another fantastic recipe.
I forgot to roll the cookies in sugar. ha-ha! I will next time because I’m sure they will be even more amazing with the sugar coating. Sorry about the crowded cookies, I put them to close on my cookie sheet; they stuck together. These cookies will not disappoint!

Soft Ginger Cookies
Cream together:
¾ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 Tbsps molasses
Sift and add to above ingredients:
2 Tbsps baking soda
2 cups flour (all purpose gluten free baking flour)
½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
Form into balls, smaller than walnuts. Roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.


Breadsticks For Kids January 14, 2013

Filed under: Dinner,Side Dishes — lewissisters @ 1:29 am


A few weeks ago, my friend Lindsey came over and we made breadsticks. Neither of us had ever attempted them so we were a little nervous, but really excited to try. Lindsey found a great recipe for breadsticks; it was easy and even more fun to make. We hung out in my kitchen laughing while we made the dough. The breadsticks have a parmesan cheese crust; which makes them so good! I adore anything covered in cheese.

Lindsey had a great idea of dipping the breadsticks in cinnamon and sugar rather than parmesan cheese. You could also put the breadsticks on skewers. Lindsey and I cut the dough and rolled it like we were playing with clay, into snakes. You could also serve the breadsticks with a marinara sauce for dipping, and if you try the cinnamon sugar breadsticks, you could make a frosting to dip them in.

Thanks for making the breadsticks with me Linds. Love you!


Bread Sticks for Kids


1-1/2 Cups warm water                  

3-1/2 Cups flour

1 Tbsp sugar                               

1/2 Cup melted butter                          

1 tsp salt                                       

1 Cup grated parmesan cheese      

1 Tbsp dry active yeast                

Lemon Pepper or seasoning of choice


Mix together warm water, sugar, salt, and yeast. Allow yeast to activate (about 10 minutes). Add flour and stir in with a fork until dough holds together. Turn out onto floured board. Knead lightly into a ball.

Divide into 32 equal portions. On floured board, roll out into breadsticks.

Dip into melted butter and then into parmesan cheese. Place onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with lemon pepper.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. This gives the breadsticks about 10 minutes to begin to rise.

Cook at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.



Party Foods: Gourmet Meatballs and Black-Eyed Pea Salad January 2, 2013

Filed under: Dinner,Make Ahead Meals,Omega,Side Dishes — lewissisters @ 1:31 am

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas, new years, and holiday season. The other day, we hosted our six-year-old cousin Matt’s birthday party. Our family brought lots of great items for a pot luck. There was lots of delicious food to eat; along with presents and a game of good verses villainous spies.
The unofficial theme for the party was spy and spy gear, Matt is really into that. After the amazing dinner, I ended up playing a villainous spy who stole gear from the good guys. Forty-five seconds in spy jail, I was reformed into a good guy. I love Matt’s imagination, he is so creative and he cracks the family up.
Here are two of the recipes we had. I didn’t take any pictures, but don’t fret, the food was delicious.
We contributed the meatballs which are simply scrumptious!
This meatball recipe comes from one of my Omega sisters. Omega was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sorority I attended during college. My Omega sisters are incredible women; I love them so much. My Omega sisters and I contributed recipes to two cookbooks, this recipe is from the first cookbook.
The salad is from our aunt Janet.
Note: the meatballs are the food we love to take to potlucks and barbecues.

Delicious EASY Gourmet Meatballs
Part of a bag of Costco meatballs (however many you want) bag is located in the frozen section of the store. You ccan make your own, meatballs or use gluten free meatballs.
1 part grape jelly
1 part bbq sauce (bulls eye original is really good but you can use any kind)
A word about the sauce: you can make as much as you want; just make sure you have equal parts jelly and bbq sauce.
Put meatballs in crockpot, turn onto whatever setting you want (medium is good)
Mix jelly and bbq sauce, pour over meatballs
Heat all the way through (make sure meatballs are no longer frozen) and serve.
(Can be thrown in, in the morning, and set on low for dinnertime) If possible, stir them a couple times.
Aunt Janet brought this salad, it was super yummy.
Cucumber black-Eyed Pea Salad
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 cups peeled and diced cucumbers
1, 14-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed
2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup slivered red onion
2 tablespoons chopped black olives
Whisk oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, black-eyed peas, bell pepper, feta, onion and olives; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
There are a couple more recipes coming.. Stay tuned, and enjoy!