Kids, Let’s Make Whoopie Pie Recipe

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They are as good as they look!!! I had to write that.. who remembers that phrase... Well this Whoopie Pies are Yummy. They are a crowd favorite a kids desire and can be made smaller for a special event. They are fairly easy to make and they even freeze nicely. I suggest making them a day ahead. For the cakes 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 stick (1/2 cup) … [Read more...]

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

not your mama's meatloaf

I will admit it, I am not a meatloaf fan. Before my father-in-law cooked it 2 months ago it had probably been 2 years since I had eaten it. I know it is just meat in the shape of a loaf but it has never appealed to me.  I am outnumbered in my house though because my husband, father-in-law, and son all like it. I decided it would be nice to treat my father-in-law since 2 weeks ago he bought steak and lobster. While I was looking for hamburger meat, I strolled by the sausage aisle and seen … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Hershey’s Christmas Mice Recipe

Gluten-Free Hershey's Christmas Mice

Over the past ten years I have made the Hershey’s Kisses Mice recipe at Christmas several times. It is like conducting an art project. Each of these little morsels ends up having a different personality; it all depends upon the size and shape of the almonds for the ears, the way the Maraschino cherry stem curves or sticks up straight and how long the stem is, how the cherry and the Hershey's Kiss come together after the cherry has been dipped, how large you make the red gel eyes and where they … [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Pizza Recipe

Mixed Berry Pizza

Mixed Berry Pizza    Ingredients 1 package refrigerated Great Value Sugar Cookie Dough 2 8oz packages cream cheese (softened) 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 8 oz cool whip, thawed 4 cups frozen mixed berries, thawed (I recommend thawing in a strainer so that the extra juices drain out. Also dry on a paper towel.) … [Read more...]

Food and Fun with Kids: Chocolate Cookie Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Food and Fun with Friends

Food and Fun with Friends Last week, I wrote on how to host a party without breaking the bank. Last night was my chance to put that in action. My family and I had my 2 best friends and their families over for a night of food and fun. Since I love to bake it was an easy decision to center the food around desserts. I made 6 different recipes and decided we would do a taste testing and pick out our favorite at the end of the night. The afternoon was spent baking and my husband and daughter even … [Read more...]

Taco Ring Recipe

Taco Ring

I love cooking for my family but I also like food that is quick and easy to prepare. A favorite of my family (which I don't make often enough) is Taco Ring. Taco Ring is simple to make and even my children can help make it. It is a great go to recipe when I want something tasty and easy that doesn't come from a box. Taco Ring 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls 2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (or other flavor you prefer) Taco seasoning mix … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Cups

cinnamon roll cups

Cinnamon Roll Cups   Ingredients 2 packages GREAT VALUE Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Frosting 2 apples (peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces) 6 oz cream cheese 1 cup chopped walnuts   Heat oven to 375* Combine apples and walnuts in medium bowl. Coat 16 cups of a 2 cupcake pans (regular cupcake size) with non-stick spray. Open GREAT VALUE Cinnamon Rolls and separate. Set icing aside. Place 1 cinnamon roll( brown sugar side up) in each cup. Press … [Read more...]