Christmas Gingerbread Houses

My daughter Courtney and I decided to give gingerbread houses a try this year.  This one is her creation and . . . this one is mine.  Not perfect but not bad either. The reason we decided to give it a go was because I just recently got some Cookie House Molds from Pampered Chef. … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup

Good, easy, hearty winter soup.  That is all. 1 (16 oz) bag frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed 2 cups beef flavored broth 1 cup water 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained 1 (19 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon dried onion 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Parmesan … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Bars

Delicious and easy, two of my favs in a recipe. 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1/2 cup finely crushed graham crackers 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup toffee bits 1 cup chopped or sliced almonds 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1  Preheat oven to 325.  Line a 13 … Continue reading

Candy Ganache Tart

This was the easiest, yummiest, most perfect dessert that I’ve ever made. 12 oz Dark Cocoa Wilton Candy Melts 24 Oreos 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream your choice of candy topping, I used mini chocolate chips and toffee bits 1  Preheat oven to 325. 2  Process Oreos in food processor until … 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

Tomato Basil Gemelli Skillet

Don’t you just love a good one pot, 30 minute meal? I know I do! 1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained and cut up 12 ounces uncooked cavatelli, gemelli or rotini pasta 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 cup water 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning … Continue reading