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    Possum Pie, No Lie!

    I don’t know why it’s called possum pie, but it hails from Arkansas, and it’s cream cheese, chocolate layer pie. The toppings range from nuts to chocolate curls. It’s got a wonderful nutty shortbread crust and is pretty simple to make. Print Arkansas Possum Pie Ingredients Pecan Shortbread Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup pecans chopped Cream Cheese Layer 6 ounces cream cheese softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons heavy cream Pudding Layer 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 3 egg yolks 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons butter 1…

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    Pecan Pie Cheesecake

    This is the best of both worlds. It’s not my recipe but a fellow cooking friend of mine, and it’s really good. Print Pecan Pie Cheesecake Ingredients 1 refrigerated or frozen pie crust 9" if using frozen let stand on counter before baking PECAN PIE LAYER: 3 eggs 1 c light corn syrup i use karo 1/4 c sugar 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 c pecans in pieces or halved CHEESECAKE LAYER: 2 pkg 8oz cream cheese room temperature - i use philadelphia 1/2 c sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your mixer combine 3 eggs with…

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    Coconut Date Nut Balls

    You know when you can’t help yourself from eating something wonderful before it’s done? Well, these are like that. Once I make this warm candy, I can’t even wait until I roll them into balls, then in coconut and I’ve got a mouthful of that warm, date/butter mixture. It’s almost too hot, right out from the pan, to put in my mouth but so worth it. You know what I mean. My friend, Becky, loves for me to make them at Christmas. Unless she’s on a low-carb eating plan, then I just keep them for myself. I always make them though during the holidays because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without…

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    Avalanche No-Bake Cookies

    This is one of my very favorite holiday cookies because #1 They are easy (perfect during the holidays), #2 They are made with 4 ingredients, #3 They have a little peanut butter in them, but it’s not overwhelming and #4 They are made with my favorite cereal-Rice Krispies! Print No Bake Avalanche Cookies Ingredients 2 cups Crispy Rice cereal 1 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 lb white chocolate *optional – 1/4 cup sprinkles or mini chocolate chips to sprinkle on top Instructions Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside. Mix cereal and marshmallows in a large bowl. Set aside. Melt white chocolate and peanut…

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    Italian Easter Cookies

    No, I’m not Italian, and NO, I didn’t have these as a little girl at Easter. I just like them, and I make them on Easter nowdays. I think that a little almond extract makes them Italian maybe? No ricotta cheese in them at all. They sure are pretty on an Easter tray too. Print Italian Easter Cookies Ingredients COOKIES 1/2 c butter room temperature 3/4 c sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract 1/4 c milk 1/4 c vegetable or canola oil 3 3/4 c all purpose flour 5 tsp baking powder GLAZE 4 c powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract…

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    Goof Balls

    I don’t want to actually call these filled fried dough balls “donuts” because I try not to eat donuts (it’s a long story, trust me). So, these are called-goof balls. See for yourself how easy and good they are. Print Goof Balls Ingredients 1 can s store brand or name brand bisquits 30 small marshmallows 30 small chocolate or butterscotch chips canoila oil to deep fry 1 c powdered sugar or brown sugar or white sugar Instructions HEAT oil for deep frying. PRESS out each cycle of each bisquit. PUT 3 marshmellows and 3 chips in middle. FOLD sides up and pinch together to seal. FRY in oil, turning to…

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    Vanilla Sponge Cake Roll

    This is a fun, simple sponge cake recipe you make in a shallow baking sheet. You can fill it immediately when cooled with any type of filling. It’s fun to make and easy to roll. If you don’t have cake flour, just measure out regular all purpose flour, remove 1 Tablespoon and sift the flour with the baking powder. Print Vanilla Sponge Cake Roll Ingredients 4 eggs 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c cake flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a half sheet pan with a silpat and grease with either shortening or butter-sides and bottom silpat also. In the bowl of…

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    A Texas Dessert Tradition

    If you’re from Texas, you’ve had this cake. I pretty much grew up on it. It’s thin, made in a baking sheet, or sheet pan (hence the name) and has nuts on top, or not. It used to be made with part butter and part shortening (Crisco, to be exact), but I now make it with only butter. Crisco’s out of style. Print Texas Sheet Cake Ingredients FOR THE CAKE nonstick cooking spray 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 c. Butter cubed 1 c. water 1/4 c. cocoa powder 2 large eggs 1/2 c. sour…

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    Crock Pot Candy

    This makes so much that it’s perfect for gift-giving during the holidays. Easy to make-dump everything in your crock pot (slow cooker) and put the lid on. Stir and drop-let dry, that’s it! Print Crock Pot Candy Ingredients 2 jars salted peanuts 16 oz. 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 12 oz 1 bag milk chocolate chips 12 oz 2 bag peanut butter chips 10 oz each 2 pkgs white almond bark or vanilla candy coating 1 lb each Instructions Layer all ingredients in a large Crock Pot (starting with peanuts). Break apart the bark into chunks and place into the Crock Pot as the last layer. Turn the pot on…

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    Buckeye Bars

    I love peanut butter and chocolate together. I don’t like to make Buckeye Bars because it takes so long, and you have to dip and drip and roll and chill. These cut all that work in half, but they taste just like the regular buckeyes. Print Easy-To-Make Buckeye Bars Ingredients Peanut Butter Filling: 3/4 cup salted butter 4 teaspoons brown sugar 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups powdered sugar sifted* Chocolate Topping: 10 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsalted butter Instructions Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra overhang on the sides for easy removal. In a medium saucepan,…

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    Sopapilla Cheesecake Squares

    Makes a great dessert for a crowd. Top with whipping cream or canned dessert fruit like cherries or blueberries or fresh fruit. Print Sopapilla Cheesecake Squares Ingredients 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract 2 8 ounce cans refrigerated crescent rolls 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup butter room temperature 1/4 cup honey Instructions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Unroll the cans of crescent roll…

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    Famous Oatmeal Cookies

    No matter what, this Quaker Oatmeal cookie recipe is like a warm blankie. You know it’s good, it’s the same everytime and you can count on it! Print Famous Oatmeal Cookies by Quaker Oats Ingredients 3/4 Cup s firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 Cup s trans-fat free vegetable shortening 1/2 Cup s granulated sugar 1/4 Cup s Water 1 Teaspoon s vanilla 3 Cup s Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1 Cup s all-purpose flour 1 Teaspoon s salt (optional) 1/2 Teaspoon s Baking Soda 1 Egg s Instructions Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar on medium speed of electric…

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    Bakery Cookies

    These cookies are made bigger than normal and are dense and moist and hold together well because they are so thick. You make them by forming them with your hands, and you think they won’t turn out, but they do!   Print Bakery Cookies Ingredients 1 c cold butter cut into 1 inch slices 2 1/2 c all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2/3 c light brown sugar 2/3 c granulated sugar 2 large eggs 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, cut in cold…

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    My Italian Fig Cookies

    My husband is Italian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked for his mom’s recipe that he loves so much. It never happened, so I made my own, based on 6 years of trying different recipes I’ve found online. This is a great recipe I came up with, but I’m sure they’re not like my husband’s mom’s recipe. It’s the best I could do, and I’ll share with you! Print Paula's Italian Fig Cookies Ingredients DOUGH 4 c unbleached white flour 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 c sugar 1 c plain shortening not butter flavored 1 egg 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 c…

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    Microwave Peanut Brittle

    My go-to Christmas recipe for gift-giving. I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t love it yet. Print Microwave Peanut Brittle Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup salted peanuts 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Instructions Combine sugar and light corn syrup in large microwave-safe bowl and heat on high 4 minutes.  Stir in peanuts and heat on high 3 minutes. Stir in butter & vanilla and heat on high 1 1/2 minutes. Add baking soda and stir, it will foam up, and pour onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray lightly. Spread with knife. Let cool and break into pieces. *Depending…

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    1970s Ugle Duckling Cake

    Made in the 70s for the first time as a new wife, I love this moist cake that uses an entire can of fruit cocktail with the juice. The topping is poured over the warm cake-sooooo good! Print Original Ugly Duckling Cake Ingredients 1 yellow cake mix 1 can s 16 ounces fruit cocktail in heavy syrup 2 1/2 c sweetened coconut 2 eggs 1/2 c light brown sugar 1/2 c butter 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c canned evaporated milk not sweetened condensed milk Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add…

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    Apple Crumb Pie

    Simple and Good-made with ingredients you have on hand. Use a store bought pie shell, and the crumb topping makes it even easier. Perfect for company too, served with vanilla ice cream. I’ve made it many, many times and love it every single time I make it. Print Apple Crumb Pie Ingredients 1-9 inch unbaked pie shell 7 medium granny smith apples cored, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch 1/2 c sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 c flour 1/2 c sugar 1/3 cup butter sliced Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Fill the unbaked crust with apples. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle on…

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    White Chocolate Snack Mix

    I love to give this for the holidays in a cute container as gifts. It makes a ton, so it’s perfect to give. Print White Chocolate Snack Mix Ingredients 1 box cap'n crunch cereal 3 c any type cheerios cereal 3 c assorted chex cereals i use all corn chex 1 c peanuts optional 2 lb white almond bark 3 Tbsp vegetable oil Instructions Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. In a very large bowl or pot, mix cereals together. If using peanuts, mix with cereals. In a large microwave-safe bowl melt almond bark with vegetable oil 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute. If not melted after 4 minutes,…

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    Mexican Fruitcake

    A very moist cake usually made during the holidays. Made with crushed pineapple and pecans-a very simple cake recipe. Then topped with a yummy creamy cream cheese frosting. Really good served cold the next day right out of the fridge, but equally wonderful right out of the oven. Print Mexican Fruitcake Ingredients Cake 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice 2 c flour 2 c sugar 1 c chopped pecans 2 tsp baking soda 2 eggs ICING 8 oz cream cheese room temperature 2 c powdered sugar 1/2 c butter softened 1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.…

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    Summertime Fresh Peach Cobbler

    The best peach cobbler I’ve tried. Tested and retested until just right, made with fresh peaches. It just screams summertime. Print Summertime Fresh Peach Cobbler Ingredients CRUST 2 1/2 c flour 1 tsp salt 1/4 c sugar 1/2 c cold butter cubed 2/3 c shortening chilled and cubed 8-10 Tbsp ice cold water FILLING 1/2 c butter 4 lb fresh peaches 1 c sugar 3 Tbsp light brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp vanilla extract TOPPING 1/4 c butter melted 2 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside. Place a large…

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