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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Texas Pecan Pie

    I couldn’t find a recipe I loved, so I combined a few of my favorites into one pie, and here it is!     Print Texas Pecan Pie Ingredients 2 c flour 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 c salted butter chilled and cubed 4 Tbsp butter flavored shortening chilled and cubed 5-8 Tbsp ice cold water 1 1/2 c chopped pecans or pecan halves 3/4 c salted butter 1 1/2 c light brown sugar 3/4 c granulated sugar 1/4 c dark corn syrup 1/4 c light corn syrup 3 Tbsp milk whole 3 Tbsp flour 2 tsp vanilla extract dash es salt 4 eggs Instructions Preheat oven to…

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    Praline-Pineapple Upside Down Ring

    This recipe is a new version of my mom’s tried-and-true pineapple upside down cake, but I use crescent rolls instead. This was originally what I had on hand, and now it’s become a family favorite. Layers of dough, praline, pineapple, all topped with a cherry!   Print Praline-Pineapple Upside Down Ring Ingredients 1 c butter melted and divided 1/2 c packed light brown sugar 6 canned pineapple rings drained 6 whole maraschino cherries drained 1/2 c pecan halves 2 can s refrigerated crescent rolls 1 c chopped pecans 1/3 c sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray a 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch tube…

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    Chocolate Cream Pie

    This is a homemade chocolate pie that I simply adore. Print Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients 1/3 c melted butter 1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs 1/4 c sugar 2 1/2 c half & half 1/3 c sugar divided 2 Tbsp cornstarch 6 egg yolks room temperature 6 Tbsp cold butter cut into cubes 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate finely chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 c heavy whipping cream 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Crust: Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 c. sugar in a bowl. Mix and press into a 9-inch pie pan and bake at 375 for 8-10…

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    Apricot Almond Bars

    I love apricots, and this bar cookie combines cream cheese, apricots and almonds and takes it to a whole new level! Print Apricot Almond Bars Ingredients 1 1/4 c all purpose flour 1/2 c plus 1/3 c sugar divided 1/4 c butter room temperature 12 oz cream cheese room temperature, divided 2 tsp almond extract divided 1 large egg 1/2 c apricot preserves 1/3 c sliced almonds 2 Tbsp powdered sugar sifted, for topping Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; Set aside. To make the crust, add flour and 1/2 c. sugar to a medium size bowl; mix with…

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    Steel Your Heart Away Eggrolls

    The winner in Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats contest, landing me in Scotland with their marketing team representing BRM and the U.S., this original recipe of mine makes me proud. Like a child of mine. It also made it’s way into a Family Circle Cookbook-the recipe that just never stops giving! I think you’ll love the recipe because it’s not really hard to make, but according to the emcee in Carrbridge Scotland at The Golden Spurtle, it is “orgasmic.” Seriously-I have a video to prove it. My husband insists I need to set up a booth at the Texas State Fair and sell these. I’m content with just knowing…

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    Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding with Salted Maple Toffee Sauce

    Is that title long enough for ya? When you’re entering cooking contests and creating recipes to win, you really have to describe the dish in the title. It worked-I won! A Le Crueset set of bakeware. It’s a very festive and fall type of dessert, with the eggnog and the pumpkin, but you can make it any time to put a smile on your face!   Print Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding with Salted Maple Toffee Sauce Ingredients 24 ounce country white bread, cut into 1-in cubes 1 T cold unsalted butter 1 1/2 cup whole milk 1 cup eggnog 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin…

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    Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    I remember at Christmas my mom would always make a cream cheese poundcake. I never was sure why, but for some reason it gave me a sense of security. You can imagine how happy I was to find this low carb version, and even happier the first time I tasted it and discovered it was moist and yummy and something I can serve everyone. Print Cream Cheese Pound Cake Servings 12 Ingredients 1 ¼ c almond flour ¾ c of swerve or other sugar substitute I used Splenda 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp of salt 4 eggs 3 ½ oz cream cheese room temperature 4 tbs softened butter 1…

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    Peanut Butter Fudge

    Buc–ee’s is a chain of convenience stores located in the Central, North, South, and Southeast regions of Texas The company is owned by Arch “Beaver” Aplin III and Don Wasek and has its headquarters in Lake Jackson, Texas. Buc-ee’s is like a convenience store on steroids! It has everything, from taco stands to homemade BBQ and homemade fudge to kitchenware, lodge cast iron and anything else you could ever desire. You could actually live there. The fudge is the best, and their Peanut Butter Fudge is my favorite. I make a 2-ingredient recipe that has fooled many Buc-ee’s fans into believing it actually came from there. It’s really good. Trust me.…

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    Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding

    There’s nothing like warm homemade vanilla pudding. When I’m feeling under the weather, sometimes I like to have this to warm my throat. It’s great chilled, but I love it warm. Like the above photo, this is delicious to make into banana pudding, just layer it with Nilla Wafers and sliced bananas and served with whipped topping. Print Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding Ingredients 2 c 2 percent or whole milk 4 egg yolks 3/4 c sugar 1/3 c flour 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tsp butter Instructions In a large measuring cup, measure milk and add egg yolks. Whisk or mix slightly with fork. Pour into a medium heavy…

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    Simple Buttermilk Pie

    Both chess pie and buttermilk pie are Southern pies, and they have similar ingredients that form a sweet custard filling, so what’s the difference? And is one really better than the other? To put it simply: All buttermilk pies are chess pies, but not all chess pies are buttermilk pies. The chess pie originates from England, but has long been known as a traditional Southern dish. How and where it got its name is a whole different story.  “Some say gentlemen were served this sweet pie as they retreated to a room to play chess. Others say the name was derived from Southerners’ dialect: It’s jes’ pie (it’s just pie). Yet…

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    Peachy Keen Bars

    Made with a cake mix and canned peaches, I created this original recipe out of what I happened to have on hand back in 2010. It’s been found on Pinterest and other sites thousands of times-some even like to “borrow” my original photo, rename it and use my recipe. No worries-as long as people enjoy it, that’s all that matters! Print Peachy Keen Bars Ingredients 1 pkg dry cake mix-white yellow or french vanilla 1/3 c butter room temperature 2 large eggs divided 29 oz can light peach slices drained 8 oz cream cheese room temperature 1/3 c sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.…

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