The Incredible One-Minute Cookie

The Incredible One-Minute Cookie

Craving a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie but don’t want an entire batch of cookies tempting you?  Or maybe you want a cookie but don’t really feel like baking – OR, heaven forbid – you don’t LIKE to bake!!  (it’s tough for me to imagine that one, lol.) This is the answer.  This is all you need to satisfy that craving.  In fact, if you eat it warm with a mini-scoop of vanilla ice cream, you may decide this is your…

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Rolled Sugar Cookies 3.0 – Valentine’s Day! ???

Rolled Sugar Cookies 3.0 – Valentine’s Day! ???

These will delight both your heart and your taste buds!  This is the only recipe – my all-time favorite recipe – that I will repeat.  As we get close to Valentine’s Day I have to share the results of one of my favorite  Cookie Decorating Parties (aka friends, wine, lots of laughs and fun!).  Aren’t these cookies adorable?  We had so much fun decorating them – and eating them.  We shipped many boxes to our then college children.  The girls…

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This May Be The Best Quesadilla in the World. . . . .

This May Be The Best Quesadilla in the World. . . . .

Your family and friends will want you to make these again and again!  I ‘ve made what I thought were good quesadillas for years – just by layering fresh ingredients between tortillas.  They weren’t bad, but I had it all wrong!  This recipe blends the perfect flavors and seasonings in a meat and cheese filling that is easy to prepare.  It’s also the perfect consistency to “stick” to the tortilla and not fall apart.  This will be one of your “go to” recipes…

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Almond Pistachio Muffins

Almond Pistachio Muffins

I dream of these mini-muffins with a hot cup of coffee! We fell in love with the Pistachio Muffins at a nearby market so I went on the search for a recipe.  I couldn’t find any recipes for pistachio muffins that were the muffins we loved, so I came up with this one.  I added a glaze and everyone loves them! 2/3 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 packages pistachio instant…

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Caramel Bread Pudding

Caramel Bread Pudding

Okay.  NOW I’m ready to diet.  Ever had that “last” meal before you begin a diet?  I had a few leftovers to deal with before I was ready to begin the annual tradition of losing the weight I gained over Christmas.  (Anyone else do this?  I swear it’s still worth every bite!)   I know that I could have tossed them in the garbage but they were such GOOD leftovers!  I had caramel rolls, caramel sauce, and heavy whipping cream….

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The. Best. Caramel. Rolls. Ever!!!

The. Best. Caramel. Rolls. Ever!!!

These are the most amazing breakfast rolls you will ever eat! Every Christmas morning at our house begins with these caramel rolls. Since I’m the one who actually bakes the caramel rolls, I am up earlier than anyone else and it’s my responsibility to taste-test the caramel rolls.  (The early bird gets the middle roll!) It’s a tough job but someone must sample them before they’re released to the masses.  I usually have a caramel roll with my coffee before everyone wakes.  Then I…

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More Balls!!! Love peanut butter?!?

More Balls!!! Love peanut butter?!?

These are “buckeyes” to many, but I dip the entire ball and add vanilla so I’m just going to call them peanut butter balls!  No matter what you call them, they are sooooo good!! 1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter (crunchy or creamy – your choice!) 1⁄2 cup softened butter 1 lb powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Dipping Chocolate – I like the Ghiardelli melting wafers. DIRECTIONS Mix peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in bowl. Shape into balls. Refrigerate balls….

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You MUST add these to your goodies list. . . . . . . .

You MUST add these to your goodies list. . . . . . . .

Oreo Balls.  Oreo Truffles.  There are Oreos in these?  People who don’t even LIKE Oreo cookies love these!  This recipe seems to have been around since the beginning of Oreos, yet I didn’t know about it until a few years ago.  Now we have them every Christmas!  They are incredibly easy to make and whether or not you like Oreos (it doesn’t seem to matter!) . . . . . well, you will LOVE these!  These are undoubtedly the most simple…

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Want to impress your holiday guests?

Want to impress your holiday guests?

Not sure what you’re making for your Christmas Eve dinner?  Need a fabulous appetizer?  Want to impress your guests?  These are the BEST Crab Cakes EVER! Yes, this is actually the recipe for crab cakes from the world-famous Miami South Beach restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crabs. When Joe Weiss opened his family restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crabs, on the tip of Miami’s South Beach in 1913, no one thought of eating stone-crab claws until he perfected a way to boil and chill…

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