Tara on Mar 29th 2013
These Easter Egg Bird Nests are a tradition at our house. This is another fun recipe the kids enjoy helping me make each Easter. They are incredibly tasty and equally easy to make. They don’t last long so make a batch and enjoy!
1 12oz package of Chow Mien Noodles –slightly crunched
1 12 oz [...]
Tara on Feb 26th 2013
Ever had a fried Hershey Bar? They are incredible! We made these on our last camping trip of this season. How can one go wrong with fried batter and chocolate? I used 2 of the large 4.4 oz size bars (I regular, one Special Dark) and scored each along the retangular lines printed on the [...]
Tara on Feb 13th 2013
Here’s an easy variation of Best Brownies. I’ve added some instant coffee and frosted them with a mint butter cream icing. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Bake them for all the people you love who also love coffee, or just bake them for yourself. Enjoy!
2 sticks melted butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup instant coffee crystals (1/2 cup [...]
Tara on Nov 8th 2012
I have not researched this, but Chess Square HAVE to be Southern, don’t they? This is something I know must be true because I FEEL it deep down in my heart. If I am wrong, please humor me and let me believe in ignorance, just once.
Here is the basic Chess Square recipe. It is [...]
Tara on Jul 26th 2012
Looking for some great gluten free treats? What better way to satisfy your sweet tooth than with chocolate and peanut butter?
2 1/4 sticks real butter softened
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups Bob’s Gluten Free Baking Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 10 oz package Reese’s Peanut Butter baking chips
In large bowl beat [...]
Tara on Feb 13th 2012
Has anyone been watching Pioneer Woman’s cooking show? I am enjoying the show very much. A couple weeks back, she made some strawberry bars. I knew I wanted to try to create a gluten free version since we have a couple people under this roof who have given up wheat. These bars were fabulous and [...]
Tara on Dec 15th 2011
Here’s a delicious cookie recipe that is perfect for using those cookie cutters you’ve collected over the years. I love this recipe because it does not have to be chilled and the dough does not spread out and distort the cut out shapes like the popular tube dough tends to do. So grab the kids [...]
Tara on Dec 4th 2011
I’m not crazy about eggnog, BUT I think this might be my favorite way to consume it. These cookies turned out so soft and sweet with a hint of nutmeg. Real eggnog goes into the cookie dough and the icing for a perfect holiday treat. I needed a plate of Christmas goodies to take to [...]
Tara on Oct 13th 2011
We really do try to eat healthy. But we indulge occasionally in some festive treats that are family traditions. I’ve made this Autumn Mix for years. It can be varied to suit your own taste. The peanuts provide some protein and the raisins some fiber. The M&M’s and Brach’s candy corn are only good for [...]
Tara on Oct 10th 2011
Are you a teacher who needs treat ideas for the fall? Are you a fan of S’mores like we are? If you answered YES then Spook-Tacular S’mores can be individually packaged and ready for a fall party or to hand out to any little spooks who ring your doorbell in search of sugary loot!
I was [...]