Classic Spritz Cookies

Let me start off by saying that I love the look and the taste of these cookies however the process of making them is a pain in the butt!  I have an old version of the Pampered Chef cookie press so I’m just going to assume that the newer version of the press works better.  … Continue reading

Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

I tried out this new cranberry sauce recipe this year and it was really good, a nice mix of tart and sweet. 1 orange 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Optional Variations Cinnamon Apple – 2 Granny Smith apples, diced (about 2 cups) and 1/4 … Continue reading

Sweet ‘N Salty Caramel Mousse Cups

Christmas Book Group last night where we do a book exchange and eat, so last night we did appetizers and desserts and it was all yum-o!  I tried these out and they were really easy and really delicious. 2 cups mini pretzel twists 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 (1.4 oz) bar … Continue reading

Creamy Lemon Raspberry Tarts

Last night we had a little event called Laurel Tribute spotlighting our Young Women who have graduated and are moving on to college life and I got to make the treats, woo hoo!  This one is a Pampered Chef recipe that came with the Pampered Chef Mini Tart Pans.  They were delicious and easy to … Continue reading

Halloween Cookie Pizza

The Young Women came over last night to decorate pumpkins and have treats.  The last time I made dessert pizzas for their treat several of them couldn’t have any because of the rules they were trying to follow to make the soccer team (which they did!) so they’ve been asking to have dessert pizza again … Continue reading

Beef Taco Ring

It’s time for the next installment of “Cooking with Courtney” where I teach my newly married daughter how to cook!  Yesterday it was this Pampered Chef recipe which I’ve been making since my kids were a lot smaller because they used to really like it.  The picture above shows the basic recipe but you can … Continue reading

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

Last night the Young Women and Young Men came over for a swimming activity at my house so I decided to have a pizza party along with the swimming, a dessert pizza party!  This one started off from a Pampered Chef recipe simply called “Dessert Pizza” which I started making and then changed a little … Continue reading

White Chocolate Cupcakes with Truffle Filling

And now for my favorite part of any party or bridal shower as the case may be, the dessert!  These are a Pampered Chef recipe from their cookbook called “Chocolate” of course!  They were awesome, super sweet, just a warning and if that warning is coming from me then you know that they must be … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Dream Torte

It was our Christmas Bunco dinner last night and I actually got off work in time to go and then I actually won!  Woo Hoo!  I made this Pampered Chef torte for dessert.  It is supposed to be topped with raspberries but they didn’t have any fresh ones at the store so I went with … Continue reading

Bacon Chicken Grilled Pizza

I’ve been wanting to try out my new Pampered Chef BBQ Pizza Pan and so today was the day and it came out great!  Picture perfect and delicious!  Here’s how: 16 oz frozen pizza dough (Bob went to Winco for me but they didn’t have any frozen pizza dough, they did however have fresh pizza … Continue reading