Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream

Bob got me the ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and I’ve been wanting to try it out so here is the first batch.  It was pretty runny as it needs to be put in the freezer after mixing it in the mixer but no one wanted to wait so we … Continue reading

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Adam Gertler’s Kid’s Candy Cookies

Today just felt like a cookie day and a good way to send off 2011.  This recipe comes from the May 2011 issue of my favorite magazine, “Food Network Magazine”.  Zach, Courtney and I just ate about 6 between the 3 of us, yummy!  Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2012 is kind to all … Continue reading

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Christmas Day dessert!  YUM!!!  I got this recipe from the lid of a Sticky Toffee Pudding candle that I bought at Bath and Body Works.  It says “my candle recipe contest Best Recipe Winner”.  The candle smells so tasty and this pudding/cake tastes almost as good as the candle smells. 1 1/2 cups pitted and … Continue reading

White Bean, Sausage and Spinach Soup

For us this was white bean, sausage and broccoli soup since I didn’t have any spinach!  The recipe comes from the November 18, 2011 issue of “All You” magazine. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (14 oz) turkey kielbasa or other smoked sausage, cut into 2″ pieces 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped … Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Chews

These are for Bob’s Christmas work lunch today.  The recipe is from Pampered Chef.  Looked like a whole pan of gooey goodness! 2 cups quick or old fashioned oats 1 3/4 cups flour, divided 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup butterscotch or caramel ice cream topping … Continue reading

Simply Lasagna

Bob requested lasagna for dinner tonight so this is my go to lasagna recipe which is pretty easy to put together, not too time consuming.  It’s a Kraft recipe that I’ve had and made for a lot of years now so I’ve refined it a bit.  I’ll give you the original recipe and then my … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Fudge

This recipe comes from “Cooking Light”; another quick and easy neighbor gift and who doesn’t love fudge? 1 (14 oz) can fat free sweetened condensed milk, divided 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder (I only had regular cocoa so used that) 1/4 teaspoon coffee granules (I left these out this … Continue reading