Oreos + Cream Cheese = Love

Oreos? Delicious. Cream Cheese? Delicious. Put them together and add some dark chocolate??? Be prepared for the skies to open up and to hear the thunderous chorus of angels. It's true. This has to be THE easiet recipe ever. EVER. Here's what you need: -One box of Oreo cookies -One package of cream cheese -A bag of dark( or milk or white)chocolate chips Thats it. Seriously. Toss the cookies in a food processor until they become crumbs, … [Read more...]

How To Cheat At Fancy Cupcakes!!

I love to cook, casseroles, stews, that great new ethnic recipe. I will try any recipe once. Except turtle soup. I love food and introducing my family to  new foods. But baking.... Baking. Ugh. The recipes are so precise, one little oopsie doodle and you have  peanut butter bricks or banana soup loaf. I can whip up a meal of Gordon Ramsay's dreams but give me a baking challenge and my knees quiver. That's where Betty Crocker and I get along so … [Read more...]

A Pie Crust I Cannot Make

There...I said it.  I can make just about anything I try to, but when it comes to the art of making pie crust, I suck.  Mine always turn out thick and tough, not light and flaky.  I follow direction, I freeze and grate my butter, I mix, but don't over mix.  Pie crust and me, well...we just don't get along. But I love pie!  Just ask my thighs.  So I go to the next best thing, Pillsbury Pie Crust! Thanks to Pillsbury and the 40lbs of … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Rural Mom and Easy No Bake Cheesecake

RuralMom.com Recipe for Fun ~ Easy No-Bake Cheesecake My rural boys (ages 7 and 9) expressed an interest in cooking and of course, I jumped on the chance to teach them some life skills and hopefully, to instill the love I have for baking from scratch. While dessert may not be the “healthiest” alternative, it’s a great place to start when introducing children to measurements, kitchen tools, and well, the sheer joy of licking the bowl (the … [Read more...]

Guest Post – The Bewitchin’ Kitchen and her Boston Cream Pie Recipe

 Today we have our second guest post!  Meet Randa from The Bewitchin' Kitchen and enjoy her yummy recipe! My name is Randa and I am the woman behind The Bewitchin' Kitchen. Over at The Bewicthin' Kitchen you will find out about my life. I am 21 years old and I LOVE to cook, bake (anything to do with an oven) I am also a scrapbooker and a mother. My son passed, he was a stillborn and instead of going to food to cope (like I started to) I, … [Read more...]

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

This is my very favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.  Do them up special by adding chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or even mini M&M's.  They're always a hit in my house. Ingredients 1 1/4 C Flour Sifted before measuring 1/2 tsp  Salt 1 tsp     Baking Powder 1/2 C   Shortening 1    C   Peanut Butter 1/2 C   Granulated Sugar 1/2 C   Lt Brown Sugar, packed 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1          Egg Instructions Sift together flour, salt … [Read more...]

Baking made easy!

Dr. Oetkerhas always been on of my very favorite "easy bake" products, and they have made baking with my little guy one step easier. Their new product, The Dr. Oetker Shaker makes cupcakes and pancakes a no mess, no fuss, yummy project to do with your kids! You don't even need a bowl!!! Anything that I can do to avoid yucky dishes to wash is way cool!!!! All you have to do is open up the shaker, add your water or milk, then ShakeShakeShake!!! … [Read more...]

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