Garden Fresh Pasta Salad

Darn this weather!  Blazing hot with the air conditioner on one day then rainy and freezing the next, making me wish my husband hadn’t taken the electric blanket off the bed!  Also messes with my menu planning!  Planned on this Kraft pasta salad, should have made soup! 1 (16 oz) package farfalle (bow tie pasta), uncooked  … Continue reading

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bites

Time for another Girls Camp Clinic.  I wanted to make the girls something fun and tasty so I chose these beauties because they looked so cute!  This recipe comes from the Pampered Chef cookbook, “Simply Sweet”. 2 squares (1 oz each) semisweet chocolate for baking, chopped 1 (8 oz) package miniature Oreos, divided 1 (8 … Continue reading

Blond Brownies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Weekly team meeting tomorrow so weekly team meeting treats!  This recipe comes from Betty Crocker. Did you know that you can make powdered sugar?  This recipe calls for 2 cups but I only had one and didn’t want to call a neighbor at 10:00 at night to borrow one so I googled “substitution for powdered … Continue reading

Fudgey Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

A brand new recipe from Hershey for my friend Melanie who is going on a mission and is having a yard/bake sale tomorrow to raise funds for the mission.  Hopefully these will earn her a few bucks! 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup … Continue reading

“Your Choice” Pasta Salad

This is my favorite pasta salad that I concocted myself one day.   The great thing about it is you can use any shape of pasta, any salad dressing you like and any vegetables that you like and/or have on hand. I made this for the Father/Son’s Campout in a triple batch which is a whole … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Bliss Cake

A Kraft birthday cake for my friend Karin (and for those of you keeping score and paying attention yes, it’s the same Karin who won the green prize pack!)  Today is Karin’s birthday and we had book group scheduled for tonight and she said she wasn’t coming because it was her birthday so I bribed her with cake!  … Continue reading