Archive for the 'Cookies, Candies, and Squares' Category

CHESS SQUARE – Themes and Variations

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 […]

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Gluten Free Reese’s Brownies

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 eggs 2 cups Bob’s Gluten Free Baking Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 10 oz […]

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Gluten Free Cherry Bars

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 […]

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Cookie Cutter Cookies

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 […]

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Eggnog Cookies

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 […]

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Autumn Mix

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 […]

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SpookTacular S’mores

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 […]

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Reese’s Peanut Butter S’mores

on Sep 22nd 2011

When I updated my Facebook status last week to, “Just had my first S’more of this season – a Reese’s Peanut Butter S’more” I had many people comment that they have never tried one. This recipe is too good not to share with others. I consider it one of my top contributions to humanity. And […]

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Pistachio Chess Squares

on Mar 15th 2011

Here they are! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – Pistachio Chess Squares.  I was a little unsure of my latest creation when I removed them from the oven last night. But the kids barely left enough to photograph.  I was lucky to claim these last two for the camera so I could post […]

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Cranberry Macadamia Nut Crunch

on Feb 7th 2011

  Here’s  quick and easy treat which is always a Valentine or Christmas tradition at our house.  The recipe makes an elegant holiday dish.  I love giving gifts “from the heart” and this one is perfect for giving.  I’ve often wrapped a portion of the candy in clear cellophane then tied it with a pretty […]

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