Pecan Bars

I made some fabulous pecan bars for a party on the 4th. One of the things I love about this recipe is it’s like having pecan pie, but doesn’t require as much effort to make or eat. I found this … Continue reading

Easter Blossoms


These flowers are a fun and colorful way to celebrate the spring holiday. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (must be butter), softened 1 3-ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

poppyseed thumbprint cookies

I love thumbprint cookies, and these Poppy Seed Thumbprints are just special enough to make a great treat for Valentine’s Day.  To make them extra special, roll your cookies in sugar before baking. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Bars

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1-1/2 cups quick rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 6-oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup almond toffee pieces 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds 1 140oz can sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Heat … Continue reading

Spiced Spritz with Browned Butter Glaze


I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Land O Lakes holiday cookies publication.  One reason I love this publication is that it has great tips, like what to do when you want to make spritz cookies and don’t have … Continue reading

Spiced Molasses Cookies

spiced molasses cookies

This year I’ve decided to try several new recipes, for the holiday season.  I’ve made Red Velvet Fudge – which is amazing, even if it turned out a little dry.  It was totally the fault of my cooking thermometer though… … Continue reading

Friday Favorites


There are things that I have always been my favorite – like my husband and mint chocolate chip ice cream.  But, it doesn’t hurt to add a few things to my favorites list every now and then.  Here are a … Continue reading

Amazingly Easy Devil’s Food Cake


I’ve been trying to make an effort recently to make some of the recipes I’ve been pinning to my recipes to try pinboard.  That way I can either move them to my recipes tried and loved pinboard for keeps, or … Continue reading

Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Truffles

amaretto-chocolate truffles

This recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Truffles with Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Centers comes to you from the Nov. 1979 issue of Cuisine.  The recipe makes about 3 dozen. Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, … Continue reading