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Posts tagged ‘dessert’

Thanksgiving Goodies for Everyone!

I “borrowed” this one from a great web site that a friend of mine found for me.  (Thank you, Wendy!  But I found this web site to be more than just this great idea for the holiday.  I think you should dig a bit deeper than this great holiday recipe:



The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

(This recipe came from my sister-in-law Dawn Manyen.  Thank You!!  The variations and tips  are my own, but the picture is Dawn’s.)

Hey, people!  Let’s get real.  There isn’t anyone that wouldn’t do a simple recipe that is quick and easy, especially if it gives you that touch of “homemade” that has been missing in your kitchen.  You can even get the kids to help with this one.  That’s how easy it really is!  If you only have three ingredients, there couldn’t be much to go wrong with the kids involved.  So here is your 1-2-3 recipe: (more…)

Crockpot Cinnamon Almonds

Image courtesty via her site.I have to tell you that this recipe is great!  Have you ever been to a ball park or a carnival and smelled the scent of the almonds roasting?  That is one of the best smells I remember throughout my life.  But they are expensive when you buy them there.  However, you can’t argue with the great treat that they have.  What if you could have them at home?  Now you can.  I got this recipe from, and the picture is hers as well.  So here it is.  (Thanks for sharing this great recipe!) (more…)

Frozen Butterfinger Pie

Summer isn’t over yet, my friends!  There is still a lot of grilling parties, family or class reunions, and other great events where you can show off some of your culinary skills.  This recipe is one that you can do the day before the event.  Believe me, it will be much in demand no matter where you take it.  (Thank you to my friend Darcy for sending it to me!) (more…)

Philadelphia Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

Image courtesy of Kraft Foods.There are those times when you crave chocolate.  Why not?  Eaten in moderation, it’s actually good for you.  It’s a mood elevator and cures that craving for something sweet and rich.  There are also those times when you just can’t get enough of it.

I found this recipe on the site for Kraft Foods ( and thought it deserved being shared with the world.  The prep time is about 20 minutes, with a total time of 5 hours 45 minutes.  If you decide to share it, the servings are 16.  But I can bet that there are some of you that will keep the whole thing for yourself! (more…)

No Cook Peanut Butter Fudge

Image courtesy of princesspumpernickel via Flikr.This recipe was found in my local newspaper.  There was no name given for the person that submitted it, but whoever you are, thank you!


  • 12 oz. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 to 1 ½ pounds of 10X sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine (more…)