Caramel Chocolitas

The delicious quarantine baking continues . . . 2 cups flour 1 3/4 cups quick cooking rolled oats 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, melted 1 (14 oz) bag caramels or caramel bits 1/3 cup milk 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup milk chocolate … Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

I made these on Tuesday, later afternoon, and this morning, Thursday, there is one left so I think it’s safe to say that they were a hit. I think we all can see how the Johnson family is going to come out of quarantine . . . 1 German chocolate cake mix 3/4 cup butter, … Continue reading

Traditional Sourdough Bread

And there it is!  The first loaf of sourdough bread from my homegrown sourdough starter.  It tasted just as good as it looks.  I guess some good has come from being in quarantine, I’ve always wanted to grow a sourdough starter and have never had the time. 3 1/2 – 3 3/4 cups flour, divided … Continue reading

Sourdough Starter

I love sourdough bread, it’s one of my favorite things to eat and I’ve always wanted to make my own sourdough starter but it requires some time to get going and I’ve never really had that kind of time until now.  Quarantine time is the perfect time to make a sourdough starter so I did!  … Continue reading

Almond Chocolate Cookie Bars

These were amazing!  Love, love, love them.  The almonds get all nice and crunchy in the middle there, it was a tasty surprise. 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 cup sliced almonds 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup white … Continue reading

Butterscotch Toffee Bars

These were really yummy and really easy. 1 box yellow cake mix 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1 cup cashews or toasted pecans, chopped 1 (8 oz) bag toffee pieces 1  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides measuring 15 x 10 x … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Mocha Cake

Happy Birthday today to my favorite son, Zach!  This is his birthday cake from our Sunday celebration.  It tasted really good but looked kind of funky, you can kind of see from the picture that when I turned it out of the pan, it sort of oozed out over the plate, I’ve never had a … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pie

I’m not really a pie lover or a pie maker but the Thanksgiving Maple Cream Pie went well so I decided to give this old fashioned Buttermilk Pie a try and was not disappointed!  Bob said it best when he said it tastes like an old fashioned buttermilk doughnut, which it does.  The recipe comes … Continue reading

Chocolate Revel S’Mores Tart

Let the posting of Thanksgiving dinner recipes begin!  First up, this delicious and lovely tart which made a complete mess of my oven so it’s a good thing that it was indeed delicious!  It totally overflowed for me so I would suggest putting a cookie sheet underneath it in case it overflows on you too.  … Continue reading

Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake

One of the desserts that I made for Bunco last night, trying out some Fall-ish recipes for Thanksgiving.  This one was delicious and easy!  It comes from “Better Homes and Gardens“. 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats 1 3/4 cups boiling water 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, cut up … Continue reading