Cake Mix Bar Cookies – Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Bars

This recipe comes from “101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix” by Stephanie Ashcraft which I highly recommend.  She has done a bunch of the “101 Things To Do With” cookbooks for various things such as salads, potatoes, tortillas, zucchini, etc.  The great thing about this recipe is you can use any flavor of … Continue reading

Broccoli Salad

This is a combination of two different but similar broccoli salad recipes that I got from two friends, Kathleen and Gina.  I just combined them into one recipe and then choose the ingredients I want to use.  You can buy a big bag of precut broccoli at Costco for like $4 which makes this recipe … Continue reading

Corn and Black Bean Pasta Salad

Pillsbury Pasta salad especially for Bob for the week (or a couple of days anyway) while I am at work. 8 oz (2 1/2 cups) uncooked tiny bow tie pasta (tripolini) (I used wagon wheel, it seemed more manly than tiny bow ties and I used a 17.6 oz package) 2 cups frozen corn (I … Continue reading

Barbie Doll Cake/Basic Buttercream Icing

    And so here is Kate’s Barbie Doll cake.  I baked the cake and Courtney decorated it.  I think it’s pretty good for a first shot at a doll cake.  Here’s how we did it (the cake recipe is from Pampered Chef as well as the Batter Bowl that it is cooked in): Barbie … Continue reading

Better Than Almost Anything Cake

  My sister in law Anna (Bob’s youngest sister) and her family are coming to dinner tonight.  They live in California and we don’t get to see them very often but they are in Utah for a family reunion with her husband Nathan’s family and are coming over tonight for a visit with us.  Today … Continue reading

Streusel Coffee Cake

I wanted to make coffee cake this morning but didn’t have the time to make Courtney’s favorite (the Sour Cream or Yogurt Coffee Cake listed under Breakfast Breads) so I saw my box of Bisquick in the cupboard and figured there had to be a coffee cake recipe using Bisquick.  I went online to http://www.bisquick.comContinue reading