Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies

This is a Betty Crocker recipe.  I didn’t have enough red food coloring so they didn’t come out very red.  I also made homemade cream cheese frosting rather than use the canned kind.  They are very tasty! 1 (1 pound, 1.5 oz) pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup butter, … Continue reading

Taco Stuffed Pepper Cups

This recipe comes from the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook.  Courtney was looking through it and saw the picture for this recipe and got all excited and asked if I would make it for her.  To be honest, I was surprised because she is my picky eater but I made it today for … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Honey Apple Cake

My neighbor Karin forwarded this recipe to me in an email (a hint perhaps?) so I decided to make it for her for Christmas.  It’s a Cooking Light recipe but doesn’t taste like it (Karin gave me a bite when I took it down to her)!  I found these cute little Christmas tree cake pans … Continue reading

Cranberry and White Chocolate Mousse Cake

Christmas Bunco potluck dinner tonight and I signed up to make a dessert.  It’s pretty easy to make, just a little time consuming.  The contrast of the tang of the cranberry and the lemon paired with the smooth, sweetness of the white chocolate is so delicious!  If you need a fancy dessert for an event, … Continue reading

M & M Kiss Pretzel Bites

Here’s another easy holiday treat idea.  Similar to the Rolo Pretzel Bites which come right before these on the blog. 1 bag tiny twist pretzels 1 bag Hershey Kisses, unwrapped 1 bag M &M’s, either plain or peanut (peanut works better) Preheat oven to 250.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Place as many … Continue reading

Rolo Pretzel Bites

This is a quick, easy and tasty holiday treat, great for gift giving.  No particular culinary skills required.  I think this recipe came from my friend Jennifer Harmon.  Give em a try but make a lot if you want to have any left to give away! 1 bag tiny twist pretzels 1 bag Rolos, unwrapped … Continue reading

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Michele Lawrence of North Carolina who won the Dove Chocolate Discoveries Giveaway!  She will be receiving a box of the Artisan Marshmallow Collection Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered, a $25 value.  Here is what the DCD catalog says about them:  “Much as we love them, marshmallows have been delegated to the kids’ and … Continue reading

Reeses Brownie Cups and Rolo Brownie Cups

In the mood for experimenting today so first up, brownie cups with mini Reeses and Rolos.  The Reeses worked out a little better than the Rolos since the Reeses are slightly bigger.  Both taste great but Reeses looks better. 1 (19 oz or so) brownie mix plus ingredients to make brownies 1 bag mini Reeses … Continue reading

Country French Beef Stew

This takes a little more prep time than your average beef stew but it is so worth it!  The bacon gives this stew such a great flavor and the beef just falls apart, it is so tender.  It’s from Betty Crocker. 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1 (3 pound) boneless beef chuck roast, … Continue reading