Thai Pasta

This spicy side dish will have you going back for seconds and thirds.
Many thanks to Julia Anderson

3/4 Cup Canola Oil

3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

3 Tablespoons Crushed Dried Red Pepper

12 Cloves Minced Garlic

6 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

9 Tablespoons Honey

24 Ounces Noodles (uncooked measure)  Little shells are good but any variety will do.


Cook and drain the noodles while mixing up the other ingredients.

Drain the noodles well then mix in the sauce.

Chill the noodles and sauce.  The recipe makes quite a bit of noodles,

so you may want to cool it in two or three containers.

After the mix is chilled, mix in the following:


3/4 Cup Roasted Salted Peanuts

3/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

6 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds

3/4 Cup Chopped Green Onions


Makes about 20 servings.

Peggy's Perfect Pepper Soup

2 Cups water

1/2 Cup rice

1/2 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, diced

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 can corn

6 bell peppers

2 Cups green beans

2 Cups Broccoli

1 to 2 Cups carrots

2 Tablespoons honey


Roast the bell peppers.  Put whole peppers on the hot grill, turn when skin is blanched.

When peppers are totally black, put in bowl and put aside or in the fridge.  After they

are cooled remove skin and seeds.


Cook rice for 20 minutes in boiling water.

Sauté onions and garlic in oil.

Put everything in the water with the rice and simmer until veggies are cooked.


Season to taste with salt, pepper, cayenne, celery salt, and honey.

Blend in blender.  Serve hot.  Delicious with rosemary flavored bread.

Boiled Water

Fill a saucepan with tap water.  Not too full.

Put it on the stove.  Turn on that burner to High.

Make sure you don't watch the pot for the next part, a watched pot never boils.

Peek in on the pot every few minutes. 

When lots of bubbles are popping up on top, it's done.


Makes about 6 servings.

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Soft Ginger Cookies

1/2 Cup Butter, Margarine, Shortening (Even oil works)

1 Cup sugar

1/4 Cup light molasses

1 Egg

2 Cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 to 2 teaspoons ginger (2 is better)


Cream together the shortening and the sugar

Add the molasses and egg and cream that in

Mix together the remaining ingredients while dry, then place into the bowl.

Mix to a stiff dough, but not too much mixing or the cookies come out too dense.

Make into 1 inch balls by rolling between your palms.

Roll balls in sugar.

Place on baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes.

Let cookies cool on the sheet for about two minutes before removing.


If making in warm weather, or if the margarine is too melted, chill the dough, or the cookies will come out weird.


Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

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