Category: desserts

chocolate mousse

I am still out of butter. I will be marketing soon…I am sure of it. Until then, I have this nice butter-less recipe to share. When I was a kid…. I would love chocolate ice cream soup- that is- melted chocolate ice cream. I was a weird kid; I likedto eat paste, too….

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gingerbread scones

First of all- these are soooo easy. Second? When you bake them, people will swear you live in a gingerbread house. They smell that good. Go ahead, open your windows and make the neighbors hungry. For these you will take the folloing steps: In a bowl, combine: 2c flour                                                                               1/2 tsp salt 4tbs…

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Jack o lantern brownies

I don’t always do things from scratch…. today I used a mix! Just a basic mix… in muffin pans. I rolled the warm brownies in little balls (cake would work well, also…) like I said before, all that rolled fondant will appear for Halloween! This stuff is great- it makes a ton, and…

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tres leches cake

When Sherry Hernandez suggested I make a tres leches cake, I thought two things- yum and authentic. Then, I changed it up a bit. It’s still an authentic recipe, but… I made baby ones. How cute are they!?! There are TONS of recipes out there for this, Pioneer Woman just made one a…

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cocoa spiderweb bites

[print_this] This recipe came from a Cooking Light magazine, I bake them every year. The recipe is by Elizabeth Tallaferro 1 cup flour 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 c shortening 3/4 c sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg white Mix the shortening and sugar until…

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my favorite chocolate chip cookies….

 Chocolate chip cookies… just a classic. I like em chewy and gooey… thats why this recipe has both butter and shortening in it. The shortening keeps em chewy and soft. And the butter gives them that richness. I apologize for making y’all : 1) hungry 2) plump The next cookies I will be…

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lemon tart with coconut crust and pomegranate glaze

A little while ago, I was given some Pom Wonderful juice… I asked a few fellow foodies what to make with it and here are some of their ideas: freeze and use as ice cubes in ginger ale pomegranate cocktails- from cosmos to mojitos reduce and make a sauce (hmmm….wheels turning) So far…

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salted butterscotch nut bars

I got this recipe from a little Betty Crocker cookbooklet. It’s a keeper. salty, sweet, sticky, gooey…… one stick of butter, 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4tsp salt mix all that gently until it looks like this …I used a pastry blender now, press it into a 9×13″…

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banana cake bar cookie

Do ya’ll remember I had TONS of bananas from one of my trees last week? I fed the kids, the turtles, the lizards and even the dogs… and still had about a dozen or so left…. they became this. I was trying to recreate a cake from a restaurant I used to work…

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swiss cake roll

I have renamed this- because I had a realization at Walmart yesterday….my roll cakes are like giant versions of Little Debbie snack cakes. It’s true. She has a Boston creme roll. And this. So-I am going to keep up with this unintended “theme” My next project? Imagine a Little Debbie oatmeal cream pie…

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peanut butter meltaways

These are so good. A must try…. Y’all will love these… no cooking… not much of a mess…and easy. And, melt in your mouth! What a nice dough you get when you combine: 2c powdered sugar 2 tbs softened salted butter 2 tbs heavy cream 2tsp vanilla (I used clear) Combine all that…

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vanilla sugar tea cakes

Now, aren’t these PURDEE?! I will tell you… they took ALL DAY. No, keep reading. It took all day because I was crazy busy yesterday… and really folks… I play with my daughter a lot more than I cook or bake. We went on a nice bike ride yesterday… then waited for the…

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Boston cream cake roll

Really…it’s not that hard. Keep reading…. I had some leftover cream filling from my daughters birthday, so in the middle of the night I thought this may be a good way to use it. (aside from eating it with a spoon!) beat 5 egg whites till stiff, and then beat in 1/4 cup…

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sneak peek and baby bluberry pies!

Sneak Peak at the latest trend for “foodies”! There are also chocolate chip cookies and blueberry muffins…. more will be posted very soon and they will be up for sale on Etsy….and heck, maybe I’ll give some away to a lucky reader. Any comments or ideas?

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baby blueberry pies!

I like this pic so much I had to start with it… I made a basic pie crust for a 2part 9″pie crust… 2 and 3/4c flour, 3/4c shortening, 1/2tsp salt and 8 tbs cold water Blueberries, 1c sugar, vanilla, 2tbs butter and 4tbs flour… I cooked it over med heat till it…

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a weekend update… and cupcakes

My beloved camera took the weekend off from me. Just when I needed him most. I created some neat little ice cream cone earrings and veggie magnets for my etsy store, went to grab Mr. Pentax and he went on strike. I tried to coax him with a nice lithium battery change… nothing….

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as promised..sugar cookies!

Ok… sorry I didn’t update as much in the keys, but the wifi was slower than molasses (mmm… cookie idea) and I had to walk from my cozy cottage to get to an area to pick it up. So my apologies… I will have to post extra this week to make it up…

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oatmeal peanut butter chip bars

This is not what we had for dinner last night, but it was dessert. We had spinach stuffed flank steak, I just didn’t want to be redundant with the spinach thing. (sorry, Popeye) For this you’ll need:   1 stick melted butter   1 1/2 c white sugar   1 c brown sugar…

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