‘Tis The Season for Chocolate Cheesecake #WhatsCooking

Chocolate. It goes with everything. It will never clash...never be out dated. Chocolate is always in style. And if you're looking for a dessert to take to that Holiday PotLuck.  Then I've got one for you.  Chocolate Cheesecake.  And no, it's not too much work. It is EASY to do. Just go to you favorite grocery store and pick up 3 of these:   While you're there, flip over the box and look at the recipe that is … [Read more...]

Bananadoodles {Cookie Recipe}

I've been on the hunt for a lower calorie cookie.  One that can sooth my craving for a late night snack, but wont leave shamed for breaching my calorie count for the day.  Something that I can have one or two for a snack, smile and move on.  Simple, and delicious.  So I started scouring the internet for cookie recipes, and there were tons and tons of recipes full of this and that and the other thing.  But the lowest calorie cookie I could find … [Read more...]

Jell-o! More Then Just A Great Dessert #WhatsCooking

I have been eating Jell-o desserts ever since I was a little kid.  My mom served it to us as a special treat, and to this day she still makes it.  My kids now enjoy her special layered Jell-o desserts when they visit with her.  I asked my mom to share some of her thoughts on Jell-o. I have been using Kraft Jell-o products for most of my life.  My mother prepared them for us kids when we were small.  And I carried on the tradition and … [Read more...]

Carnation Cupcakes – Perfect For Spring

Disclaimer: Some links within this post are affiliate links, if you make a purchase after clicking the link I will earn a fee.  Girl's gotta pay the bills.   Last month my husband and I took a cake decorating class.  Every Wednesday evening my in laws took care of the kids and we spent two full hours, kid free and knee-deep in sugar.  It was fun, though likely more fun for me.  I enjoyed learning new skills and being able to put them to use. … [Read more...]

Banana Bread Day – February 23rd

A day for everything and Banana Bread should have it's very own week as far as I'm concerned.  One of our favorite treats around this house!  It is a regular item on our meal planner.  How could it not be?  It's delicious, soft and divine with a little bit of butter spread thin, melting into it. Bananas are the one fruit that I don't mind to see go uneaten, as over ripe is the best way to have them when it comes to making banana bread!  When … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

It's hard to believe Christmas is next week.  It is truly thrilling to see it coming up so fast.  But I am not ready.  No matter how much planning one does, when mother nature steps in there really isn't much we can do.  This past week we've had three storm days...one of which is happening right now.  Storm days make it difficult to cross things off of my "must have done before Christmas Eve" list.  But, it has kept me in the kitchen. I love … [Read more...]

Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

By Diane Edwards Robin Hood is a very iconic brand, especially for someone of my generation. I remember waking up every Monday morning when I was a child and sure enough out in the kitchen my mother would be baking enough fresh bread and rolls to last our family for the week. The smell was glorious, all the bread was baked in a wood oven and that big yellow bag of flour was sitting right there on the kitchen table where my mother liked to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Strawberries

  I have a new love...and this is saying a lot because I am not your typical chocolate lover...  My new love, Philadelphia Chocolate Cream Cheese.  I wrote a bit about it a few weeks back, but I've gone through 3, maybe 4 tubs since I was first introduced and Wow... that stuff is good. But I started thinking - this isn't only a spread...oh no.  This stuff has so much potential!  And I can't think of anything that goes better with … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake

Fresh local strawberries still warm from the sun, home-made biscuits and real whipped cream...that's how you make a delicious Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry shortcake is a bit of a tradition. My mother made this delicious treat often when we were kids.  So when strawberry season rolls around (and the early berries are in the markets now!) it is one of the first strawberry treats we make.   The shortcakes pictured above were made by my … [Read more...]

How To Make Marshmallow Fondant

Homemade Fondant?? Really?? Really? This is what I asked myself when I saw numerous Pins about making your own fondant. I found it especially amusing they used words like "easy", "cinch" and "effortless". This was definitely one of those Facebook memes you see with the title "Epic Fail", waiting to happen. Impossible. It couldn't be. It just couldn't. So you know the next obvious step..... Make it. All you need is marshmallows, icing sugar … [Read more...]

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