Toffee Chocolate Chip Shortbread

If you like shortbread, you’ll like these cookies.  This must be the first time I’ve made shortbread for my family because they weren’t too crazy about these cookies.  I think they bit into the cookies expecting regular cookie texture and instead got shortbread which threw them off.  The cookies  have a good flavor with a shortbread texture … Continue reading

Tuxedo Brownie Cups

These are probably my most requested treat and a favorite Pampered Chef recipe.  I made them today for my friend Lacee.  She is leaving on a mission soon  and I made them for her open house tonight. 1 (19 – 21 oz) fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients to make mix) 2 (1 oz) squares white … Continue reading

Pizza Pasta Salad

One of the things I like best about cooking is that you don’t have to follow the recipe exactly, in fact I consider a recipe as a starting point only.  The first time I make a dish, I usually try to follow the recipe fairly closely and then the second time I make it, I … Continue reading

Berries ‘N Cream Wonton Cups

I made the wonton cups last night and then filled them this morning for my friend Anne’s daughter’s bridal shower today.  These are so easy (don’t let the wonton wrappers scare you) and so yummy and also low fat, low cholesterol and low calorie (2 wonton cups = 110 calories, 3 grams of fat and 5 mg … Continue reading

Caramel Heath Brownie Bites

Sometimes I just feel like experimenting!  The inspiration for this experiment came from my sis in law Mary who told me that she bought brownie bites at Costco and then topped them with peanut butter frosting and chopped up Snickers bars so I thought I’d try a homemade version of that with some flavors that I … Continue reading


In celebration of posting over 50 recipes on my blog, I’ve decided to give some Pampered Chef products away for FREE!!!!  Prize pack #1 aka the Green Prize Pack contains a brand new green Bar Board, a brand new green Quikut Paring Knife, a brand new green Microfiber Towel and Dishcloth Set and a gently used … Continue reading

Summer Feta Pasta Salad

I’m tired of waiting for the warm weather to come and stay and so I’ve moved on from soups and am starting on summer salads.  Everyone here loves pasta salads and so I usually double all pasta salad recipes like this one.  Not sure where I got this recipe from either. 1/2 large red bell … Continue reading

Bow-Tie Spinach Salad

And one more salad recipe for Mary.  This one is also a Pampered Chef recipe. salad: 2 cups chicken, cooked and cubed (can also use a can of Costco chicken) 8 oz bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped … Continue reading

Asian Citrus Salad

Another salad recipe requested by my sister in law Mary.   Don’t remember where is came from but it’s yummy! salad: 1 head Romaine lettuce 3 chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped (I’ve also used a can of Costco brand chicken in this salad with great results) 1 red onion, chopped (or half if it’s a … Continue reading