Sunday, December 4, 2016


My mom used to buy potato sticks in a can every once in awhile to make a tuna salad dish...which I loved. Sounds strange I know...but it was really good!  I remember sneaking the potato sticks out of the can to snack on before she made the salad:)

Today though, I'm sharing a simple candy recipe that I like to make with them.( If I don't eat them all first!)

 Sometimes I make them with chocolate chips instead of the butterscotch. Both are delicious, but I do prefer the butterscotch. 

It's hard to resist this sweet and salty treat!

(T of H)

1 c. butterscotch chips
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 (9 oz). can potato sticks (6 cups)

Melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter, stir in the potato sticks and drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper until set.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Oreos

These were fun to make! And to eat:)

Just melt some white chocolate, drizzle on the Oreos and add some crushed candy canes on top.

I think these would be great for gift giving or bake sales. They would look so cute in a bag tied with a festive bow!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cinnamon Thins

Here's a fun treat to add to holiday cookie trays this year!
If you like cinnamon, you will love these. 

I really liked the sweet and salty combo, and the cinnamon really added a fun and festive flavor!

Cinnamon Thins
(Taste of Home)

12 oz. white candy coating
1 tsp. cinnamon extract
30 Ritz crackers
hard cinnamon candies, crushed
(red colored sugar if desired)

Melt the white candy coating in the microwave until smooth. Stir in the extract and dip crackers. Place on wax paper and sprinkle with crushed cinnamon candy or red sugar. Let set and store in airtight container.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Raspberry Parfaits

These parfaits are SO fun to make!

This is another recipe my daughter gave me, and she makes them with fresh peaches and blueberries. Yum! Actually, any pudding mix or fruit is many options! We really liked the cheesecake pudding with raspberries too.

They look so cute in the jars, and with the lids, are handy to take on a picnic. It makes a nice size dessert, so the lids are also great if you just want to eat half and save the other half for later,too. Brent likes to take one in his lunch bag to work:)

Raspberry Parfaits

1 box (3.8 oz) instant cheesecake pudding
2 c. milk
8 shortbread cookies (  I used Keebler toffee chip Sandies)
1 1/2 c. fresh Raspberries
whipped cream for garnish
4 (8 oz.) glass jars

Prepare the pudding mix according to package directions. Crumble a cookie into the glass jars. Spoon in some pudding and top with raspberries. Repeat, and garnish with some whipped cream.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meatball Subs

Last year for Christmas my daughter gave me a beautiful gift. She made me a scrapbook filled with some of her favorite recipes, complete with photo's. I LOVE it! I am still making the recipes and have an awesome one to share today. 

I have to admit, when I make subs, I usually make the typical deli meat variety. Even when I order them out, I stick with the same. In fact, I think I have only had a meatball sub once, and that was many years ago!

Well that is one mistake I am going to remedy after making these!!!

They literally melt in your mouth! The meatballs are SO tasty with the Parmesan and garlic. Baked in the spaghetti sauce and topped with cheese, they are one delicious sub.

I can't wait to make them again!

Meatball Subs

1 lb. burger
1 egg
1/2 c. soft bread crumbs
1/4 c. diced onion sauteed in 1 Tbsp. butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. grated Parmesan Cheese

1 Jar Ragu 14 oz. (or Prego etc.)
 4 sub buns
shredded Mozzarella cheese
basil (optional)

Mix well and form into 16 meatballs. Brown sides and transfer to a baking pan. Pour a jar of Ragu over all and bake about 30 minutes until meatball are done. Lightly toast the sub buns, and add 4 meatballs per sub. Top with Mozzarella and return to oven until melted. Top with Basil if desired.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

EZ Peach Dessert

I always keep canned fruit on hand. Probably because my mom always did,as she served it often in a saucer for dessert in its own juice. My favorite were always the peaches!

I found this EZ recipe with peaches some time ago, and make it often. The ice cream melts a bit on the warm peach half, and it's delicious. The touch of cinnamon puts it over the top!

EZ Peach Dessert
(serves 4)

4 canned peach halves, drained
1 tsp. butter
4 tsp. brown sugar
4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Place the peaches in ramekins. Dot each with 1/4 tsp. butter and 1 tsp.brown sugar. Sprinkle cinnamon on top to taste. Microwave on high 1-3 minutes until peaches are warmed through. Cool a bit and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Katherine Hepburn's Brownies

How many people remember the famous movie star, Katherine Hepburn?

Image result for katharine hepburn

 My favorite movie of hers was On Golden Pond. She made tons of movies spanning over 60 years in Hollywood. I read that she had a real sweet tooth, and this is HER brownie recipe.

Of course I had to try them.

We thought they were awesome!

 If you like a rich gooey brownie,(and Brent and I do) this one is THE winner.

 They say she always "told it like it is",was very bold..... and quite a perfectionist. Well, she was definitely right about her brownies!!!

Katherine Hepburn's Brownies

1/2 c. cocoa
1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 c.sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt

Melt the butter and stir in the cocoa until smooth. Let cool a bit before adding the eggs and beating well. Stir in the vanilla. Add the sugar,flour, salt and nuts. Spoon into a 8" parchment lined pan and bake at 325 for 30 to 35 minutes. DO NOT over bake, they should be gooey!