Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Favorites: Cookies

 Again, there are way too many good cookie recipes.  Way too many to choose just five.  So, I created another category- bar cookies.  That helped.  So there will be five of those coming up, too.  But, still too many.  I'll just point and shoot, choosing five of the best.

Chocolate Chip Cookies:  They really are the best kind of cookie.  I have tried many recipes and like this one the best.  They are buttery and delicious.  I like to add some white chocolate chips.  I make a double batch, roll the dough into cookie sized balls and freeze them on a cookie sheet.  Then  I put them in quart sized ziplock bags.  It makes baking them so fast and easy.

Hungry Hintons: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

2. Sugar Cookies:  This is a really good recipe for soft, thick sugar cookies.  I think it is the first recipe I published on this blog.

Hungry Hintons: Soft, Thick Sugar Cookies

3. Ginger Snaps:  I got this recipe years ago from my sister-in-law.  These are so delicious.

Hungry Hintons: Ginger Snaps

4. White Chocolate Macademia:  Best food known to man.

Hungry Hintons: White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies aka Best Food Known to Man

5. Peanut Blossom Cookies:  

Hungry Hintons: Peanut Blossom Cookies With Dove Chocolates

Honorable Mentions:

White Chocolate Raspberrry Scones:  These aren't really cookies, but where do  I put them, if not in with the cookies?  These are so delicious and amazing, they had to go somewhere in my favorites.

Hungry Hintons: Unbelievably Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Raspberries and White Chocolate

Lemon Drop Cookies:  These are crazy good.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Favorites: Main Dishes

 I can't, I can't, I can't.  There are 207 recipes on this blog labeled Main Dishes.  There is no way  I can choose only five that I love.  So, I created two other categories: Comfort foods and Casseroles.  But even with that, the task is impossible.  So, I will choose five OF my favorites.  I did whittle it down to 15.  Even that was painful.

Pork Roast in Apple Butter Sauce:  This is so delicious.  I got the recipe from the Andelin's Gable House cookbook.  It is said to have been Thomas S. Monson's favorite.

Hungry Hintons: Pork Roast in the Crockpot with Apple Almond Butter Sauce

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon:  Oh my, this is delicious.

Hungry Hintons: Brown Sugar-Glazed Salmon

Fish Tacos:  This is probably the dish we eat the most.  We love these.  I have used salmon and tilapia.  Both are delicious.  

Hungry Hintons: Pantry Pick of the Month: Ro Tel Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice and Cilantro/ Fish Tacos

4. Chicken Stir Fry:  This should probably be in Comfort Foods.  I have been making this dish since these beautiful daughters were little girls.  I have made it with shrimp, pork, and beef, too, but chicken is my favorite.

5. Thai Coconut Curry:  This recipe is easy and oh, so yummy.  Shown here with shrimp, but you can use any protein of your choice.  

Honorable Mentions:
1. Michelle's Sweet and Sour Chicken:  This dish is so delicious and easy.  We seriously need to take a picture of it.  

2. Hungarian Beef over Baked Noodles:  I love this recipe.  So yummy!  It is one I often turn to to serve to company.

I cheated a bit, but there you have some of our favorite main dishes.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Favorites: Candy

 Here are our top five favorite candy recipes on this blog. 

Cream Caramels

My all-time best candy recipe is this one for caramels.  I make them every year for Christmas.  They are soft and delicious!!

Hungry Hintons: Cream Caramels


For some reason, Scotcharoos are our Easter tradition.  I used to make them every year when family would come to visit.

Hungry Hintons: Scotcharoos

Sugar Pops

These are so delicious- sugary and buttery.  Put them in plastic bags, tie them with a pretty ribbon and give them away for Christmas.

Hungry Hintons: Sugar Pops

Fantasy Fudge

I have been making this fudge for so long that I don't remember where I got the recipe.  It is soft, creamy, and doesn't fail.

Hungry Hintons: Fantasy Fudge

Pecan Rolo Pretzel Bites

A friend gave us some of these for Christmas and my husband loved them.  We googled the recipe and he has made them a couple of times since.

Hungry Hintons: Pecan Rolo Pretzel Bites

So, there you have some candy recipes to try out this Christmas!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Favorites: Cakes

I guess I will start the favorites posts with our five favorite cakes.  What was I thinking that I could narrow it down to five in any of these categories?  This is really difficult.  But these are five our favorite cakes:  

Patty's Applesauce Cake:  So delicious.   The panache frosting makes it !

 Hungry Hintons: Patty's Applesauce Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake:  I will never forget the first time I tasted this.  I thought it was amazing.  I have tried many recipes for it since.  This is my favorite.

Hungry Hintons: Pumpkin Pie Cake

Patty's Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake:  Yes, it's the same Patty- my sister.  The picture shows it with frosting, but I never frost it now.  This is the one I make the most because it is so easy and fast and good.  Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Hungry Hintons: Patty's Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

The Ultimate Carrot Cake:  When it says ultimate, it is well named.  Man, this is good.

Hungry Hintons: The Ultimate Carrot Cake

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting:  I make this one to take to parties and gatherings often.  It always gets rave reviews.  The secret is in the frosting.  

Hungry Hintons: Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


 There are a lot of recipes on this blog.  We have been posting recipes for eleven years.  There are about 700 recipes on here.  We started this blog because we all lived far apart and it was a great way to share recipes among us.  We are thrilled when others come here and use our recipes as well.

 In the last few months, I have been thinking about what our very favorite recipes are.  I decided it might be fun to do posts about our favorites- in categories.  I'm sure that if Kristen, Shonna, and Michelle did their favorites, they would make different choices.  I am only representing myself and my husband in these posts.  I am going to try to do my top five favorite recipes in each of the following categories:  Main Dishes, Casseroles, Comfort Foods, Soups, Sandwiches, Salads, Breads, Side Dishes, Appetizers, Desserts, Cookies, Pies, Cakes, and Candies.  It will take awhile to get all of these posted, as I will continue to post new recipes, too over the next months.  I think it will be hard to choose, but it will be fun.  So check back occasionally and see our favorites!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Italian Lemon Chicken

 When we travel and stay in condos, we like to cook some of our meals in the condo.  But, without basic supplies, these meals must be very simple.  I came up with this recipe, using those parameters.  It is delicious.  

Italian Lemon Chicken
 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into serving-size pieces
1 bottle Italian Dressing
 2 lemons
 1 gallon Ziplock bag

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and put in the ziplock bag.  Squeeze a lemon over the chicken.  Pour the bottle of dressing into the bag.  Close the bag and knead until ingredients are blended.  Put in the fridge for an hour or more.
Coat a fry pan with oil spray and put in a pat of butter.  Take the chicken out of the marinade and brown on both sides. 

 Pour the marinade over the chicken and add more butter.  Cover and cook until done and you have a nice silky sauce.  Squeeze the other lemon over the chicken.

Serve with rice, potatoes, or as shown here with sweet potatoes.  Spoon the sauce over the chicken.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Burrito Bowls

 Michelle made us these delicious and easy Burrito Bowls when we visited.  They are healthy and every one of her kids loved it.  She pressure cooked her black beans, but you could use canned.

Burrito Bowls   

Quinoa, cooked

Black beans, pressure cooked in Instant pot or canned

Corn ( Cook in a skillet with oil, garlic salt, salt, pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, pepper flakes- all to taste)

Avocado, chopped


Let everyone layer the ingredients in a bowl.  Other ingredients of choice could be added like chicken, sour cream, rice, onion, tomato, etc.