Solomon Recipes

I started this blog so I could pass along family recipes to my children. Most of these recipes are Eaton recipes.

But, no need to share the last name Solomon. The majority of the recipes are made by me, Mother Goose, my Sister in law, Gretchen and two friends Leta and HK. If you would like to be a contributor, just holla!


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Monday, April 16, 2018

No Bake Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

I am a food label snob to some extent! I only like Quaker Oats granola bars. Maybe it's the cute quaker man on the front of the box or the way my teeth sink into a chewy yet subtle crunch of goodness! Or could be that I secretly feel like I am doing my body good and making healthier choices? Sure, it has sugar in it but it's better than a Krispy Kreme donut. (which btw, I have a recipe for those too)
MY FAMILY LOVES THESE! I may have mentioned that before but I just wanted to be clear!! After reading the comments I settled on Rachael Rays method and ingredients. She shares it HERE

I double the recipe and pack it down into a 9X13 pan.


DRY INGREDIENTS: (in large bowl) This is adapted. 
1 C rice krispies 
1 C granola (orig. calls for two cups granola but I wanted to add 1 Cup instant oats)
1 Cup INSTANT oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon ( I make it 1 tsp)
1/2 C Raisins (i make it 3/4 cup)

WET INGREDIENTS in sauce pan

4tbls butter or half a stick
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C honey 
(I double this for a 9x13 pan)
bring this to a good boil. Typically 3 min
(I do use sweetened granola and you should adjust your sugar portions if your granola is sweetened. so that your full sugar addition is 3/4ths cup insyead of a 1/2 cup.

Grandma Janice's Pecan Pie


1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup karo syrup (light)
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup crushed pecans
Deep dish pie crust frozen ( or you can make Grandma Eaton's pie crust)

Cream sugar and butter
Add Syrup and salt - Beat together
Beat in eggs one at a time
Add pecans to bottom of pie crust
Pour in unbaked crust
Bake at 350 degress for 1 hour 10 minutes or UNTIL knife comes out
clean. Ready!

Jen's Texas Caviar

My sister makes this side dish often each time we visit NY in the summer and my husband absolutely adores it!! He has also made it a few times and it has become a family favorite. It has a satisfying bright taste and is oh so good!
1 can black eyed peas
1 can black beans
1 jar of banana peppersaq  
1 medium Vidalia onion
1 cup celery
1 jar of pimentos/roasted red peppers chopped
1 can of shoe peg/white corn
1 cup sugar,
1 1/2cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Adjust sugar to taste and serve with
1 bag lime tortilla chips

Dessert Nachos

Dessert Nachos

These have been such a huge hit among the family! They are perfect to even have as a crispy snack. 
They take a bit of time but well worth it!

Homemade Cinnamon Tortilla chips

8 6 inch flour tortillas
 1 cup white sugar
 2 tsp ground cinnamon

* Pre-heat oven to 400 degree and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats.
Cut tortillas with pizza cutter into 8 triangles.  Separate and place into large mixing bowl.
Pour melted butter over the top and toss until each triangle is evenly coated. Roll each tortilla
into the cinnamon sugar or you can toss all triangles into the sugar mixture.
Bake for 5 minutes and then flip and bake again until desired crunch is achieved. If there is left over sugar mixture you can reserve for garnish.


Ice cream
Fresh fruit, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, apples etc
Nuts, pecans, walnuts etc
chocolate chips
Melted peanut butter
cool whip
chocolate sauce
caramel sauce