<![CDATA[healthdrops.org - Recipes]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:14:44 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Fried Cornbread]]>Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:09:45 GMThttp://healthdrops.org/recipes/january-19th-2014 Also known as Southern Hoe Cakes

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup self rising corn meal***
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 Tbs. sugar (optional, it's not enough to really make a huge difference)
  • 1/2 Tbs. baking powder (you can leave this out, but it makes the hoe cakes rise up really nice)
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Add oil to frying pan and heat until hot
  3. Add a large spoonful of batter to hot oil careful not to be splashed with the hot oil
  4. Depending on size of pan you may be able to cook more than one at a time
  5. Once the batter begins to bubble and the edges start to turn a golden color carefully flip it to the other side
  6. Resist pushing down on the batter as it will cause it to flatten out and not puff up as it should.

I usually serve with beans or soups but they can also be served as a stand alone dish. They are are great for snacks and breakfast! Keep in mind that they can be very filling.

I love them with molasses, honey or butter while warm. My husband and I love to add chopped onion or jalapenos from our garden to the mix. You could also try adding some cheddar cheese and add a dollop of fresh sour cream to them when done.

 ***If you cannot buy self rising cornmeal and self rising flour in your area, use all purpose flour and add  tsp. baking powder,  1 tsp. baking soda, and 1/4 tsp. salt.  

<![CDATA[Peanut butter Cookies]]>Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:05:36 GMThttp://healthdrops.org/recipes/peanut-butter-cookies This recipe makes  about 2 dozen cookies depending on what size you make each cookie.


  • 2 cups peanut butter (or favorite nut butter)
  • 2 cups sugar of choice
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  1. Mix all of it together to the point that you can scoop it and roll into a ball.
  2.  Roll into a ball about the size of a small walnut and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. 
  3. With a fork press a crisscross pattern on the top of each one.
  4.  Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.  Don't over bake or they will get too hard.


<![CDATA[Buttered Cabbage]]>Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:10:18 GMThttp://healthdrops.org/recipes/buttered-cabbagePicture

Serves 4-6 depending on how you slice the cabbage.

This simple recipe is a perfect side dish. This recipe calls for Savoy cabbage, but any type of cabbage should work. Note, however, that different types of cabbage will give you a different taste.


  • Full head of Savoy cabbage (or your favorite type of cabbage)
  • Butter
  • Cracked pepper


  1. Clean the cabbage head and slice into quarters or however many slices you would like. A slice is a serving so make sure the slices are big enough.
  2. Very carefully add the slices to a pot of boiling water (enough to cover the cabbage and leave the slices whole.
  3. Once cooked to where it is done (still a bit of a pressure when lightly stuck with a fork) remove from water carefully and add to plate.
  4. Put a good sized pat of butter on each slice so it melts over the cabbage slice
  5. Sprinkle pepper on each slice