Cooks with Passion

Isn't that what it is all about. PASSION. We love to eat. We love to get people together to eat. We love meeting places to eat. We just love eating.
I look forward to making that special thing that makes everyone smile.
Hope you enjoy my favorites.

D e n i s e


Cowboy Cookies

President Bush's favorite cookie

3 sticks butter
1 1/2 cup wht. sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 T. Vanilla
3 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1 T. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 T. cinnamon
3 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
3 cups oats
2 cups coconut
2 cups pecans

Bake 350 degrees for 12-14 mins.
We do a big cookie. If you do smaller then watch your time.
Makes 6-7 doz.


Walnut Bars

1 c. butter
1/2 c. corn starch
1/2 c. sugar
2 c . flour


4 eggs, beaten
2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 TB flour
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. chopped walnuts
1 1/2 c. flaked coconut

Mix crust ingredients until play dough consistency. Spread into a 11x8 pan. Bake @ 325' for 15 mins. Combine filling ingredients and spread over crust, leaving a 1/2" border around edges. Bake @ 300' for 15 mins, then 5 mins. more at 350'. Cool bars completely, frost and cut. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.


1/2 c. butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Fudge Frosting

Always a birthday request

1 chocolate cake mix

3/4 cup water
1 small package instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chocolate chips


Mix by hand cake mix, water, pudding, oil, eggs and sour cream until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Bake in well greased bundt pan at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting:

1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
6 oz. (1/2 pkg.) chocolate chips--approx. 1 cup

Bring to a boil, cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, add chocolate chips. Stir until melted and pour over cake.