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These bars are delicious! They make a great gift to neighbors during the holidays. Bar Cookie Crust 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup light or dark corn syrup 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 tsp. vanilla extract  Triangle Base 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup confectioners sugar […]

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This dessert is really easy to make, and delicious.  YOU WILL NEED:  1 Refrigerated Pie Crust *or make your own 2 medium bananas, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices  1/2 teaspoon rum extract  1/4 teaspoon water  2 teaspoons orange zest  2/3 cup chopped pecans  2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar  1/4 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon […]

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This is one of my all time favorites! YOU WILL NEED: Fudge mint cookies (2 cups finely chopped ) *I use Keebler grasshopper cookies 3 tablespoon Butter 1 qt Vanilla Ice cream 1 container (8oz) Frozen Whipped Topping ¼ tsp peppermint extract 4 drops green food coloring Additional fudge mint cookies -for the top Hot […]

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These take a bit of time, but are well worth it!   You will need: 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar — packed 1 cup peanut butter — creamy style 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour Filling: 2 teaspoons butter […]

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If you like brownies, you will love these chewy cookies! INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons butter; more for the pan  12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped  3 large eggs, at room temperature  3/4 cup sugar  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1/3 cup all-purpose flour  1/4 teaspoon baking powder  1/4 teaspoon salt  1 cup chopped toasted pecans or other nuts […]

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You will need: 1 small box of vanilla pudding 1 1/2 cup milk 12 oz. whipped cream 1 bag of snickers miniatures (unwrapped and chopped) 2 granny smith apples and 2 red apples (unpeeled) Directions: In a bowl, mix the pudding mix and milk together beating until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Add the […]

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The college makes really great Napoleons. I always love it, when someone is serving these at a wedding reception. They are easy to make, and taste scrumptious. You don’t have to wait for the next wedding to enjoy one. This recipe isn’t fancy, just delicious.    The Napoleon is a pastry made of many layers […]

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The crumble on top of this dessert is delicious. It stays crispy, because you bake the crumble before crumbling it over the top of the apples or peaches. Then…you bake it again!   INGREDIENTS Filling:  1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 3 medium), peeled and cut […]

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If you enjoy fajitas, like they serve in Mexican restaurants, you will love this slow cooker fajita recipe. The meat is always very tender. Fresh cilantro gives these fajitas the extra punch that makes them taste authentic. This is a recipe from my Taste of Home Cookbook. I think that you could also use chicken […]

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This is what I made last night with my left over Chicken Breasts. I really don’t care much for mushrooms, but my husband loves them. I just pushed them to the side! To save some time, you could use that yummy rotisserie chicken that smells wonderful when you walk into a grocery store. Try this….you’ll […]

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This recipe is so quick and easy. You can modify the spiciness, with the intensity of the salsa and the green chilis to suit your taste. It’s a nice change from beef enchiladas.   Ingredients: 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, mixed with 1 small can tomato sauce, (divided) 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed 1-1/2 […]

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What can I say……Not good for you, but simply delicious! Cut this recipe in half, unless you’re having a big party. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon flour 8 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup water 1 16 oz jar caramel ice cream topping 2 tablespoons butter 20 – 8 […]

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