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

Double Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

on Jan 18th 2011

I just love creating new cookie recipes for special occasions.  I consider my cousin Kelly’s kids my own nieces and nephews.  So when her twin boys Jackson and Jordan, who happen to love peanut butter and fudge, recently turned 16 – I wanted to make them something I’d never made anyone else before.  Now I am […]

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

on Dec 16th 2010

I created this recipe for two reasons.  First a tall Peppermint Mocha is one of my favorite holiday indulgences.  And second, I hosted a cookie swap last week.  These cookies made their debut here at our house for the first HCA home school mom’s cookie swap!  What could be better than cococa, coffee, and peppermint […]

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Old Fashioned “Stolen” Peanut Butter Fudge

on Nov 28th 2010

This is my Aunt Patricia’s Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.  She has made uncountable pounds of this fudge for various family gatherings over the years.  At our last gathering, someone actually STOLE this fudge and hid it for their own selfish consumption!  You know you’ve got a notable recipe when folks let loose of all their morals and STEAL […]

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Pinwheel Cookies for My Little Bro! Happy Birthday Jason!

on Nov 2nd 2010

These made from scratch cookies are my little brother’s favorite cookies.  Since today is his BIRTHDAY, I decided to dedicate this post to him.  He was born 34 years ago today, on the same day Jimmy Carter was elected president.  Happy Birthday Jason!  And I’m so sorry your favorite cookies are disappearing fast.  Wish you […]

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Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice Cookies

on Oct 7th 2010

This recipe makes the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever tasted.  They are full of fiber and made with whole wheat flour.  These cookies are bursting with chopped raisins.   Spiced with cinnamon, they make the perfect fall treat. 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon […]

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The Supreme Ultimate Deluxe Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat

on May 17th 2010

Extra butter, chocolate, and peanut butter take the traditional Rice Krispy Treat to another level.  Kids of all ages love these.  Make these treats today and you will never desire to buy the store bought treats again. 1 stick real butter 1 10 oz package mini marshmallows 1/2 cup peanut butter 6 cups Rice Krispy […]

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Bertha’s Butterscotch Brownies

on Apr 15th 2010

If you are looking for a basic “from scratch” recipe that is tasty and quick, then try Bertha’s Butterscotch Brownies.  This recipe was handed down to me by my mother-in-law from her mother – Bertha McFarland Palmer.  The subdivision in which we live was once part of the McFarland farm.   Standing at the kitchen sink […]

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Pastel Chocolate Mint Cream Cookies

on Apr 2nd 2010

Here is another one of our Easter traditions we enjoy at our house and wanted to share – Pastel Chocolate Mint Cream Cookies. The kids have helped me make these many times for Easters past. The recipe is quick and easy, made from scratch with basic ingredients, plus the mint creams. Thanks to Betsy, one […]

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on Mar 11th 2010

I enjoy meeting other moms who share my passion for cooking. Our family is part of a fantastic home school group that meets every Friday.  We have a “Mom’s Corner” where special food is left prepared for all Mom’s.  We can sample different dishes each week, visit with each other briefly, and even leave prayer […]

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

on Feb 1st 2010

The recipe for whoopie pies has its origins with the Amish, and in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, it is not uncommon to find roadside farm stands offering these desserts. Amish cooking is about old recipes that have fed families for generations, with no trendy or cross-cultural fusions or mixtures. These cake-like whoopie pies were considered a […]

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