Debbi’s Deadly Chocolate Muffins

I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME!  I get to bake and bake and bake!  These are some more baked goods for neighbor gifts.  The recipe comes from the “Mrs Fields I Love Chocolate! Cookbook”. 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used chocolate chips) 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup sifted … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love muffins!  I would eat them every single day for breakfast if I could.  🙂  This recipe comes from “The Cookie and Biscuit Bible”. 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons soft dark brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1 cup chocolate chips … Continue reading

Red, White and Bean Minestrone

Woke up this morning to at least a foot of snow!  That means it’s time for soup and this is a good, hearty one!  Found this recipe on 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup Italian turkey sausage, cut into small pieces (couldn’t find any Italian sausage so just got plain turkey sausage and I … Continue reading

Angeletti Cookies

I got this recipe in an email the other day from “Real Simple”.  They were pretty simple to make and taste yummy, sort of like sugar cookie but without all that work. I doubled the recipe and got about 6 dozen cookies. cookies: 1 stick butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs … Continue reading

Grands! Taco Melts

As I’ve mentioned before, I am subscribed to a variety of cooking websites (such as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, the Food Network, etc) that send me emails with recipes.  Some of them also send out calendars to their subscribers as a thank you so I’ve received a 2011 calendar from Pillsbury and from Eat Better America … Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Decided to make a dessert for Book Group too.  This looks really great but couldn’t be any easier!  It is a Pampered Chef recipe too, from their “Festive Holiday Desserts” cookbook. crust: 1 (10 oz) package fudge covered mint cookies (about 40 cookies), divided 2 tablespoons butter, melted filling: 1 quart mint chocolate chip ice … Continue reading

Mini Ham Puffs

This is my “go to”appetizer recipe and tonight is our annual Book Group Potluck and Book Exchange so I’m making these.  I made this batch early for Bob and Zach to eat for dinner since I knew they would want some later when I was making them for book group.  This is a Pampered Chef … Continue reading

Snow Covered Crunch Bars

Another Betty Crocker recipe!  I love Betty Crocker recipes (can you tell?).  Her (their?) recipes are so easy to make but always delicious!  If you like Muddy Buddies, then you’ll love these bars because they are basically Muddy Buddies in cookie form. 1 (1 pound, 1.5 oz) pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix 1 cup … Continue reading

Almond Poppy Tea Cookies

Another Betty Crocker recipe.  These are so incredibly good (if you like almonds)!  I think I need to go eat another one before I type in this recipe! 1 (1 pound, 1.5 oz) pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix 1/3 cup flour 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 (3 oz) package cream … Continue reading