Monday, May 22, 2017

Patriotic M & M flag treats

I made some of these with the pastel M and M's for Easter,and everyone loved them.

So I decided to make some for Memorial Day with the patriotic M and M's.

I made some into flowers, 

and some into flags. They are fun to make AND eat, and look so festive on a tray!

Patriotic M & M Flags and Flowers

square pretzels ( I use Snyder)
white candy melts ( I use Ghirardelli)
red and blue M & M's

Place pretzels on a microwave safe plate. Top with white candy melts. Microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute, until slightly melted. Arrange M & M's on top.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Throwback Thursday Apple Brickle Dip

Throwback Thursday

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oh my.

My streak of great pins continues!

I pinned it and tried it and couldn't get enough of it!

This was exceptional. I don't think I've ever eaten so many apples in my life. We loved this sweet dip with its crunchy toffee bits. It would be good on anything....from fruits to pretzels to vanilla wafers. Lots of things!

I think this would also be fun for a party. You could have a big bowl of apples next to the dip with a metal apple corer and a cutting board. Everybody could do their own apple. Kind of like an interactive appetizer! The apples wouldn't turn brown that way either....guess you could do the lemon juice trick, but this way you wouldn't have any leftover apple slices.

I have made dips similar to this one, but not with the heath bits, and that made all the difference....I won't go back to the others after this recipe!

Apple Brickle Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 package heath bits

Cream the sugar and cheese, add the vanilla, stir in the Heath bits. Serve with sliced apples.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Low fat Lemon Cake

I tried the cake made with Greek yogurt again...this time I used lemon. It was awesome! I served it with cream and was a big hit.

I can't believe it's low fat, it really has a great texture and flavor. I think spice cake is next...I'll let you know how that one turns out!

Low fat Cake with Greek Yogurt

1 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2 individual 5.3 oz.) 
1 cake mix
1 c. water
Mix and bake in a 9 x 13 for about 20 to 30 minutes.( I found this baked much quicker than the directions on the box)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flashback Thursday Chocolate Revel Bars


Here's a great bar recipe EVERYONE will love!


September 18, 2011

This recipe has been around a long time. I first got the recipe years ago from Brent's grandma who made these quite often. They are an old favorite of so many people. It's easy to see why...they are quick to stir together....make a BIG well...and most importantly....are delicious!

When I need to bring bars to a gathering, I usually grab this recipe. I can't resist that thick chocolate fudge layer...and always sneak a bar before I wrap them up!

Chocolate Revel Bars

1 c. butter, softened
 2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
3 c. quick oats
2 tsp. vanilla

12 oz. chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. butter
 2 tsp. vanilla

Cream the brown sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients. Spread 2/3 of the dough in  a greased jelly roll pan.

Melt the chocolate chips, milk, butter and stir in the vanilla. Spread on top of the dough. Dot with remaining dough and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until done.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Flashback Thursday Cinnamon Roll Cake


I hope you will enjoy this popular post!

I found this recipe at Life as a Lofthouse and couldn't wait to try it. I finally got a chance to make it last week and it's all it's cracked up to be!

 I loved every bite...warm and delicious...just like a cinnamon roll!

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lace Cookies

Today I'm sharing a cookie recipe my daughter made at Christmas that we couldn't leave alone! so crispy, buttery and delicious!

 I haven't had lace cookies since I was a kid, so I was excited to see these on the goodie tray. Just thinking about them makes me want to whip up a batch!

Lace Cookies

1 stick butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. quick cook oatmeal (not instant)

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or use non stick mats. On low speed, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Stir in the flour, salt and oatmeal, mixing well with a spoon. Drop by teaspoonfuls two inches apart on parchment lined sheets. Bake 5 minutes, rotate pan and bake 3 minutes more until lightly browned. Let cool completely , and peel from the lining. (make very small...yield 5 dozen)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday's with Mom...Fruit Cocktail Cake

I haven't posted a Monday's with Mom for a long time!

Today I'm sharing a cake mom made often for clubs and organizations that she belonged too. In those days, they ALWAYS served a dessert at every meeting. 

She always kept boxed cake mixes, cans of pie filling, and cans of fruit on hand for quick and easy recipes like this one.

One of her favorite pastimes was to sit at the kitchen table and read the paper or magazines....clipping out interesting recipes to try. Now I find myself doing the same thing, and have passed that tradition on to my daughter. My mom would get such a kick out of knowing her granddaughter does the same thing she loved to do too!

I remember eating this cake many times. It's SO moist and scrumptious...a perfect quick dessert for coffee or actually any occasion.

The brown sugar topping is delish!

Fruit Cocktail Cake

3/4 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
14 oz. can fruit cocktail with juice
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix well and pour into a greased 8"pan.

Mix and top with:

1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4. tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes.