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Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

 Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

 

Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

A soft spicey molasses cookie filled with walnuts and raisins. Originally called a tea cake. First published in an 1877 Portland, Maine cookbook.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix the first 6 dry ingredients together; whisk to blend.
  • Measure the molasses and water together.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugars; cream until fluffy.
  • Reserve 1/2 egg; add the remainder of eggs to sugars, beat to blend.
  • Alternate adding the dry ingredients and liquids, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in walnuts and raisins until mixed evenly.
  • Drop by tablespoonful on the cookie sheet.
  • Brush tops with egg.
  • Add pinch of white sugar on top of each cookie.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes

Notes

These can be made into a bar cookie. Cut when warm and store to soften.
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Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

The Grand Canyon is a special spot our family likes to visit.  There is a fun train excursion from Williams, Arizona up to the Grand Canyon.  Certainly family oriented.  It is a must see place to visit each time we go to Arizona.  It is fun to walk around the El Tovar Lodge on the south rim, visit the shops and see the elk, ride the bus to lookout points over the Canyon and breathe the western air.  I like the the southwest. Now what does that have to do with cookies?  I remembered a cookbook I got at a used bookstore in Flagstaff,  The Grand Canyon Pioneers Society Cook Book, 1988 edition.  Gale Burak baked Gale’s Hermit Cookies to take to the Grand Canyon Ranger Stations.  I have renamed them Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies and bake them as a drop cookie.

South Rim of the Grand Canyon

South Rim of the Grand Can 

                Enjoy the old fashioned flavor of Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies.

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Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy

 

Salmon and Bok Choy, Microwave Steamed

Salmon and bok choy before microwave steaming.

Salmon and bok choy before microwave steaming.

How do you buy your salmon?  I really like it fresh, though sometimes for economy and time-saving, frozen from a ‘big box store’ is easiest.   I always look to see how and where the salmon grew up.  When possible, I will get a fresh large filet and cut into serving sizes and freeze remainder for later use. Most of my recipes for salmon are broiled or baked, sometimes sautéed.  The Microwave Steamed Salmon and Bok Choy is a one dish meal with no extra oil or fat added. When using frozen salmon filets, thaw in  refrigerator. To prepare, wash and remove scales from salmon, rinse and dry.

Washing and cleaning the scales off the salmon filet.

Washing and cleaning the scales off the salmon filet.

Diet wise, it is smart to eat salmon at least once a week.  The omega-3, high in protein, and vitamins D, B12 and 6 are all found in the salmon. Canned salmon has all the same nutrients plus calcium because the bones are included.  When first married, salmon patties were the last resort meal before the next pay-day.  I am sure some of you can relate.

There are so many vegetables available that I did not see when first married, soon to be 50 years ago.  Bok choy is one.  Bok choy, also known as Chinese cabbage.  It is good in stir-fry, addition to chicken soup or even chicken broth for a light soup.  It is a vegetable to be eaten raw in salads or in coleslaw  Bok choy is a zero calorie recommended vegetable.  It is rich in vitamins A, C and K  as well as potassium and calcium to name a few.

Thoroughly wash bok choy stalks and leaves to remove dirt and grit.  Cut the wide stalks in half lengthwise and slice both the white stalk and leaves into 1/2-inch pieces. Put the bok choy in the bottom of a microwave dish.  Lay the salmon filets on top.

In a small bowl, mix the ginger, reduced-sodium soy sauce and lemon juice.  Pour over the filets and bok choy.  Cover the dish with plastic wrap, leaving a corner uncovered to vent.

Microwave the salmon and bok choy 5-9 minutes on high.  The salmon will be light pink in the center and tender when done.  Lightly prick the filets with a fork to test for flakiness.

 Microwave Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy

Microwave Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy

A healthy one-dish meal without extra oil or fat added. Gain the benefits of omega-3 and protein of salmon and zero bok choy calories.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 5-6 ounce frozen or fresh salmon filets

Instructions

  • Prepare in a microwave casserole.
  • Wash and remove scales from salmon, marinate in 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice.
  • Thoroughly wash bok choy to remove dirt and grit.
  • Cut leaves and stalk in half lengthwise, slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Place bok choy in the bottom of casserole.
  • Drain and dry salmon, place on top of bok choy.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ginger, soy sauce and lemon juice.
  • Pour over salmon and bok choy.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, leaving corner uncovered to vent.
  • Microwave dish 5-9 minutes on high.
  • Salmon will be flaky when pricked with a fork to test for doneness.

Notes

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For this particular meal, I roasted root vegetables to serve with the microwave steamed salmon with bok choy.

Microwave steamed salmon with bok choy and roasted root vegetables.

Microwave steamed salmon with bok choy and roasted root vegetables.

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