Baking Baker's
 Today I am trying something new with my blog. I am linking up with my friend Megan's blog for Foodie Friday! I love cooking and baking so today I am sharing with you another one of my grandmothers recipes. Today we are cooking up some Potato Salad. This Potato Salad is cooked at all BBQ's in my family. The funny thing is that every one in my family loves this stuff except for my grandmother and I who are always the ones who make it. I am just a picky eater and am weird about certain textures, but if you love potato salad I promise I have never found anyone who didn't love this recipe. This is one of my husbands favorites but his family made their potato salad a little different than my family, so I thought why not combine the two family recipes. So here it is and I hope you enjoy it as much as our families have! 

     4 Medium Sized Potatoes
     4- 5 Green Onion
     2 Ribs of Celery 
     4-5 Slices of Bacon 
     1  Cup of Mayo
     1-2 tsp. of Mustard
     Salt and Pepper to Taste
     Pinch of Paprika 

   First bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the entire potato into the pot and boil until soft. When soft remove the potato from the pot and set aside to cool. Once cool remove the skin of the potato and cut into chunks and place it into a large bowl. Then cut up your green onion and celery ribs and place them into the same bowl. In a smaller bowl put the mayo and add a little mustard to make the mixture a pale yellow color. Then mix the mayo mixture into the larger bowl of potato's, and add salt and pepper to taste. Then garnish with your crumbled up bacon and a sprinkle of paprika. 

Hope you bring this dish as a side to your next party or enjoy it with your family at you own cook out! 

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Baking Baker's

The past few days have been a bit difficult and there is nothing that brings a smile to my face like baking. I was tired of making the usual desserts and I have been craving cupcakes over the past few day. I stumbled across this recipe on allrecipies and decided to give it a try. I had majority of the ingredients already at my house and was on my way to the store anyways so I could pick up the other ingredients I would need. I really hope these cupcakes are as delicious as they sound. Hope you give them a try! 

·         1/3 cup shortening
·         1/3 cup peanut butter
·         1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
·         2 eggs
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
·         1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         1 cup milk
·         16 miniature peanut butter cups
·         1 hershey chocolate bar 

First cream together shortening, peanut butter, and brown sugar till fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Then combine flour, baking powder, and milk. Then fill a muffin pan with muffin liners or spray with pam. Fill muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Then press a peanut butter cup into the center of each until the top edge is even with the batter. Baker at 350 for 22-24 minuets. Cool for ten minutes. While they are cooling melt chocolate bar and drizzle chocolate sauce on the tops of these cupcakes! 

Baking Baker's
Here is one of my favorite dessert recipes of all times, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!  I got this recipe from my grandmother about three years ago, and I have probably made them at least 50 times! My grandmother got this recipe while on a trip. They went to a friends home and arrived with the wonderful aroma of these delicious cookies. The smell was so enticing that they had to try them. My grandmother loved them and received this recipe over 50 years ago and we are still cooking them up for so many great occasions today! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients :
1 cup shortening
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1tsp hot water
1 ½ cup flour
2 cup of quick minute oatmeal
1 bag Chocolate chunks
              First cream together shortening and sugars. Then add all the wet ingredients and mix well. Then add flour a half a cup at a time until mixed. Then combine oatmeal and chocolate chunks. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes!
Hope your family loves this new twist on Chocolate Chip Cookies!