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Mix it Up!  These quick drinks taste great with just about anything and kids love 'em!

*Honey-Spice Milk: Mix honey and nutmeg to taste in one cup of milk.  Serves 1

*Strawberry Whirl: Puree 1 pint frozen strawberry yogurt with 1 cup each of low-fat milk and sliced strawberries in blender. Serves 4

*Banana-Chocolate Shake: Whirl 1 cup each milk and vanilla yogurt. 1 small sliced banana plus chocolate syrup and sugar to taste. Serves 3

*Vanilla Milk: Stir vanilla, cinnamon and sugar to tasty in 1 cup of milk. Serves 1

*Nutty Apple Float: Blend 1 cup each milk, vanilla ice cream and apple sauce. Whirl in 2 tablespoons peanut butter and a few ice cubes. Serves 3

*Peachy Shake: Puree 1 cup each milk and sliced peaches; add sugar to taste. Top with peaches. Serves 2

Spotted Cow Cookies - Our spotted cow cookies are udderly delicious! And fun for you and the kids to make, too.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 12 tablespoons  (1 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa poser

  • Coarse white decorative sugar

1. Prepare vanilla dough: Stir together 1 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium size bowl.

2. Beat together 6 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup sugar,1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture until a dough forms. Shape dough into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate several hours or overnight.

3. Prepare chocolate dough: Repeat steps 1 and 2, adding cocoa powder to remaining flour, baking powder and salt and mixing with remaining butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Refrigerate chocolate dough.

4. Preheat oven to 350. Coat baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

5. Roll vanilla dough out on lightly floured surface to 3/8-inch thickness. Using 4x3-inch cow-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 8 cows. With wide, flat metal spatula, transfer each cow to prepared baking sheet. Using 3/4-inch round or scalloped cutter, cut 2 or 3 rounds from each cow: remove to small baking sheet and reserve for step 7. Gather scraps of dough; shape into disk; wrap and refrigerate.

6. Repeat rolling and cutting with chocolate dough, refrigerating scraps.

7. Place vanilla rounds in cutouts on chocolate cows and chocolate rounds in vanilla cows. Sprinkle with sugar.

8. Bake in preheated 350 oven 8 to 10 minutes until lightly golden and crisped around edges. Cool on sheet 1 minute. Remove to rack to cool.

9. Repeat rolling, cutting and baking until all scraps of dough have been make into cows.

10. Enjoy!!

Kids' Favorite Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from Crisco!

  • 3/4 Cup Butter Flavor Crisco

  • 1 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoons vanilla

  • 3 cups quick oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1. Heat oven 375. Grease baking sheet with Butter Flavor Crisco

2. Combine Butter Flavor Crisco, light brown sugar, egg, milk & vanilla in large bowl.

3. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until blended.

4. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

5. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just until blended.

6. Stir in raisins and nuts.

7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet.

8. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

9. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to kitchen counter.


  • Half-Dipped Cookies: Omit raisins and nuts. Bake and cool. Microwave 1 cup chocolate fudge frosting for 20-25 seconds or until smooth and thin. Tip top half of cookie in frosting. Lay on waxed paper until set.

  • Favorite Chip Cookies: Omit raisins and nuts. Add 1 cup  baking chips to batter. Bake and cool.

  • Maple Walnut Cookies: Omit Raisins. Add 1 teaspoons maple flavoring to dough. bake and cool. Frost top  of cookie with mixture of one Vanilla Cake Frosting and one teaspoon maple flavoring. Garnish with walnut half if desired.

Quick Taco Bake - a great, hearty meal for the kids and quick & easy to make for Mom or Dad!

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 envelope (1 oz) taco seasoning mix

  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

  • 1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, drained

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 cups Bisquick (Original or Reduced Fat) baking mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

Heat oven to 350. Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Spoon into ungreased 13x9" baking dish. Stir in dry seasoning mix, tomato sauce and corn. Sprinkle with cheese. Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over beef mixture. Bake 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve with sour cream, chopped tomato and shredded lettuce if desired. 8-10 servings.  High altitude: Heat oven to 375.

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