Chocolate Ganache Tart

And the final dessert, #3, from the Johnson family Thanksgiving of 2013 and this, of course, was my favorite!  It is another Martha Stewart recipe and despite how pretty it looks and how delicious it tasted, is still pretty easy to make. 3 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds 6 tablespoons sugar 1 1/4 cups flour 2 … Continue reading

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Dessert #2, I liked this one a lot more than I thought I was going to, it was like eating a caramel apple in a bowl covered in cream, yum!  It comes from the blog “Chef in Training”. 6 regular size Snickers candy Bars 4 medium apples (she used Red Delicious, I used Granny Smith) … Continue reading

Cranberry Cobbler

Dessert #1 for the Johnson family feast!  This one comes from Martha Stewart.  It was really easy to make and Bob liked it a lot which is great because I pretty much made it for him! 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus more for pan 1 1/4 cups cranberries, partially thawed if frozen 3/4 cup … Continue reading

Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

I think this was my new favorite recipe this year, everyone else loved it too.  I think it will probably be the stuffing from now on for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It comes from a blog called “Our Best Bites”. 1 pound mushrooms, cleaned, ends trimmed and sliced or chopped (I hate mushrooms so I left … Continue reading

Bacon – Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Finally finding a few minutes to sit down and blog about our Thanksgiving dinner.  I usually do a mix of old and new for the holidays and this year was no exception, although I did all new desserts!  So here is the first new recipe tried out at the Johnson family Thanksgiving feast of 2013 … Continue reading

Reese’s Turkeys

Made these yesterday for the Young Women at church as their Thanksgiving treat.  They are so cute and were super easy to put together.  The idea comes from a blog called “Mom on Timeout”. large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, for how ever many turkeys you want to make (I bought 2 snack size bags of … Continue reading

Hello Kitty Fondant Cake and Cupcakes

Andrea, a friend of Zach’s from work, asked if we could make her daughter, who is turning 4, a Hello Kitty birthday cake and cupcakes.  We’ve made a Hello Kitty cake before (with that cute HK pan from Michaels) but not cupcakes and I am so in love with those Hello Kitty cupcakes, I think … Continue reading

Marshmallow Reeses Blonde Brownies

Another set of bar cookie for the kids at church and our trip to the museum.  These come from a blog called “Inside BruCrew Life” and they are so good! 1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Can’t Leave Alone Bars

We took the Young Women and Young Men from church last night to the BYU Museum of Art exhibit entitled “Sacred Gifts”, if you live in the area or close to the area, I urge you to go, it was breathtaking!  I made some bar cookies for them to eat on the way to the … Continue reading

Glazed Cranberry Mini Cakes

Another recipe from “The Cupcake Bible” for another batch of fall flavored cupcakes.  Cute liners from “Pick Your Plum”.  Also really yummy for not being chocolate! Cupcakes 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/3 cups flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 … Continue reading