Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Chocolate chip cookies

Mom's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookbook called these "Dad's Favorite" chocolate chip cookies. But it turned out the cookbook was wrong and they were, in fact, Mom's favorite.

This is a half batch of the original recipe, but it still makes a lot of cookies.

Naan

Naan

This stuff is good. I eat way too much of it.

Oatmeal bread

Oatmeal Bread

This isn't store-bought sandwich bread - you don't avoid the dry end crust. You fight with your silblings over who gets the crunchy and soft heel of the bread when it's fresh out of the oven and the butter melts into it.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Who doesn't love pancakes? (Real maple syrup only, tho.) I've tweaked this recipe until I have it juuuuuust the way I like it.

Chex snack mix

Party Mix

Some people have Chex Mix. But our family? We have party mix, and it's a staple at Bauer family Christmas. And of course, there's butter involved.

Spritz cookies

Pat's Never-Fail Spritz Cookies

These are another family classic cookie, from my Great Aunt Pat. Despite claiming to be "never-fail," I've still managed to mess them up at least once, since I had a version of the recipe with a list of ingredients and no instructions.

Pizza

Pizza

This is the secret family pizza recipe. (Sssshh! Don't tell anyone.)

Potato pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Fried starch - what's not to like? Best served with butter on top and a side of kielbasa.

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

If you don't put frosting on it, it's considered a muffin and not a cupcake. Which makes it an acceptable breakfast food.