Cooking & Nutrition

Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/3 C. shortening

¼ C. granulated sugar

¼ C. brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

3/4 C. flour

1/4 t. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 C. chocolate pieces

1. Measure and put in a mixing bowl the shortening

2.      Add the sugar

3.     Add the brown sugar

4.     Add the egg

5.     Add the vanilla

6.     Mix all the ingredients thoroughly

7.     Sift the flour and add to another bowl

8.     Add the baking soda to the flour

9.     Add salt to the flour

10.     Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and stir into the sugar mixture

11.     Stir in the chocolate chips

12.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees

13.     Drop by rounded teaspoonful about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet

14.     Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, cool




1 ½  c. flour

3 t. baking powder

2 T. sugar

½ t. salt

3 T. shortening

1 ½ C. milk

1 egg

1. Sift and measure the flour.  Add the baking powder, sugar, and salt.   Sift all dry ingredients together.

2. Add the shortening to the dry ingredients.  Cut in the shortening until the mixture looks like corn meal using a pastry blender.

3. Beat the egg in a small bowl.

4. Add the milk to the egg.

5. Combine the liquid and dry ingredients.  Stir until the ingredients are blended.  Batter should look lumpy

6. Spoon or pour the batter from a cup or ladle onto a fry pan or griddle

7. Cook until the top is full of bubbles and the pancake is cooked at the edges.  Turn over and brown other side.


3-5 medium apples

¼ cup water

3 Tablespoon sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

_____ 1. Wash the apples with water

_____ 2. Peel, core, and slice the apple into pieces. (adults may need to help)

_____ 3. Place apple slices and ¼ water in a saucepan.

______ 4. Place the pan on a burner

_____ 5. Turn the burner to high. Heat to a boil. (you will see lots of bubbles)

_____ 6. Reduce the temperature to low and cook 10 to 15 min. Set the timer for 10 minutes.

_____ 7. Remove from heat and mash


_____ 8. Stir in the 3 tablespoon sugar

_____ 9. Stir in ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

_____ 10. Heat to a boil

Oktoberfest Fest At New Glarus Wisconsin: Great Places to Visit and Eat

Looking for a great place to spend a day or a weekend with friends and family New Glarus Wisconsin is the place. There are a variety of activities to do in New Glarus from the state park, bike trails, festivals, museums, shopping, hiking, and dining. September 28-30 is Oktoberfest in New Glarus. There is free admission to the festival tent all weekend, what a great deal. Also I would suggest if you enjoy running try the 5K  run/walk at 8 am on Saturday September 29th.

If you like festivals, fondue, ethnic flavors, and fun you’ll be sure to enjoy your time in New Glarus. The entire village embraces Old World customs, architecture, language, and traditions dating back to the mid 1800’s when the original Swiss immigrants settled here.

Whether you’re visiting New Glarus for the weekend, a day or just pedaling through, it’s easy to see why our Swiss founders chose to settle in the picturesque hills of Green County.

My suggestion for a great weekend in New Glarus would include the following:

·   Friday night: Tap the Wooden Keg – 9pm

·   5K Run/Walk Saturday 8am

·   Tour the New Glarus Brewery: nothing better than a Spotted Cow. I suggest the Tasting

   Room Sample Tour for only $3.50 you get three – 3oz samples of beer and the tasting glass.

·   The Sugar River Bike Trail: save some time to bike or walk the 23-mile trail. It is a great way to enjoy nature. The trail starts right in town.

Find out more information about the trail at

·   The food is delicious!! Dining in New Glarus is an unforgettable experience for many reasons. The first is the savory Swiss flavors, the beautiful  architecture, and of course the friendly service. Everyone will have fun while filling your tummy with the most mouth-watering food you have eaten.  Here are my suggestions but you can not go wrong I haven’t had a bad meal yet.

o      For a good sandwich at a good price try Tofflers Pub and Grill
(200 5th Avenue)

o      The Glarner Stube (518 First Street) has the best and biggest prime rib. You probably will have to wait for a table but it is well worth the wait. Costs a little more some but there is some much food it is worth every penny.

o      On Sunday I would eat at the New Glarus Hotel (100 6th Ave) ask to sit on the baloney, it is a great view. The New Glarus Hotel has long been known as fine Swiss dining.

·   Sunday afternoon enjoy music by The Jimmy’s 1pm – 5pm

I hope you have a great time in New Glarus let me know what you think and for more information on New Glarus and its local business, visit the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce at




Peanut Butter Blossoms

1.    Measure ½ cup of margarine and put in a mixing bowl

2.    Add ¾ cup of peanut butter to the bowl

3.    Mix until well blended using the mixer

4.    Add 1/3 cup of sugar

5.    Add 1/3 cup of brown sugar

6.    Beat until fluffy

7.    Add 1 egg

8.    Add 2 Tablespoons of milk

9.    Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla

10.Beat well

11.In another bowl measure 1 ½ cups of flour

12.Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the flour

13.Add ½ teaspoon of salt to the flour

14.Sift the flour mixture together

15.Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture

16.Mix well

17.Shape dough into 1 inch balls

18.Roll each ball into sugar

19.Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet

20.Bake for 8-10 minutes

21.Unwrap chocolate kisses

22.Place a kiss in each cookie as soon as it comes out of the oven

23.Remove cookies from cookie sheet

Orange Julius

3 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
½  cup milk
½  cup water
2 T. sugar

2 T. powdered sugar
½  tsp. vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

1. Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender.
2. Blend for about 1-2 minutes

3. Add ice cubes one at a time

4.  Divide between group members