Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just plain cute..

Love dipped cherries..cutest thing ever..put them on a cupcake or a cake or just eat them alone..spray them with sealer and keep them forever, whatever you do, they will be cute..

Look at how they wrapped these with little jewels..what a cleaver idea, they are so this idea..

I have this mold and I can't wait to use it, I've already made apple shaped ones, they are easy and lots of can get them at William and Sonoma!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Its a Halloween Party...

Yield: 6 phantoms
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 6 wooden skewers (points cut off)
  • 1 cup white-chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs vegetable shortening
  • 12 cinnamon Red Hots
  • Black decorating gel
1. For each ghost, push three marshmallows onto end of skewer; set aside.
2. Microwave white-chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe dish on medium-high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave in 10-second intervals until smooth.
3. Holding the skewer, spoon the melted mixture over marshmallows until covered; place on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. Use two Red Hots for eyes and decorating gel for a mouth.
4. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened; serve.

Does this look fun or what..shape marshmallows into little ghosts and put
on any double layer cake, you can buy edible markers in cake section anywhere
they sell cake supplies.(for the eyes) 

They sell darling  cookie cutters at Walmart, in fact they have really cute
cupcake papers with the little flags for the top too..
I was impressed with there selection this year..they are in the 
Halloween section..

Love the stick cute..

Sugar Cookie fingers, Just mold them yourself and use 
slivered almonds for fingernail..yum!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Moons over Hammy"

Ingredients: (for 1 person)

2 eggs
1 tbsp. whipping cream
2-4 slices black forest ham
1 slice american cheese (kraft)
1 slice swiss cheese (kraft)
2 slices sourdough bread


Grab two skillets. Whisk the eggs with whipping cream and pour into skillet add salt and cook on low med heat until soft and fluffy. In the other skillet add the deli ham and brown it on each side. In that same pan, place a buttered piece of toast face down and put the slice of swiss on top. After ham is done place on top of swiss cheese and bread. Add eggs and the American cheese. Place other piece of bread on top and flip to brown other side.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
1 cup sugar
¾ cups shortening
¼ cups molasses
1 whole egg
2 cups flour
2-½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoons ground cloves
¼ teaspoons ground cardamom
¼ teaspoons salt 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg together until well combined. Dump in dry ingredients, stirring dry ingredients together lightly. Mix together until dough is combined. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls, then generously coat each ball with sugar. Place balls on a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes, allowing to bake for about a minute after cookies begin to crack. Remove cookies from baking sheet.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nutella Crescents

Nutella Crescents

Lexie this ones for you..she loves Nutella and these look to easy, perfect for say, General Conf. Sunday or any day for that matter..

 begin with a scrumptious family breakfast.

Add a glob of the sweet hazelnut yummy goodness to a regular pack of Pillsbury Crescents, roll up, and bake. I promise you'll have a delicious and ridiciously easy to make breakfast that's guaranteed to be a great start to your day.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Zucchini and Mozzarella Bites..

These look amazing..go here for recipe.. Love zucchini ...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Caramel Apple Crisp for Two..

Caramel Apple Crisp for Two


2 medium apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 to 2 heaping tablespoons Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel Topping
Cream or Ice Cream (optional)


Place apple slices in two small, greased ramekins.  Spoon Butterscotch Caramel topping over the apples.  In a bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add oats and cinnamon.  Sprinkle over apple slices and caramel.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Serve with cream or ice cream if desired.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies..


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce package small peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped


  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter cups.
  3. Drop tablespoon-size mounds of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until light brown around the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hot Cranberry Cider

Fall is in the air and I love Hot Cider for the I thought I'd share this early so you can look forward to the cold weather..

Hot Cranberry Cider:

Honey butter (recipe on bottom)
2 bottles (about 48 ounces each) cranberry juice cocktail
1 1/2 quarts apple juice or apple cider
2 large oranges, unpeeled, thinly sliced

Prepare honey butter mixture; set aside, Combine the cranberry juice and apple juice; heat, uncovered over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture just comes to a boil. For each serving, spoon 1 scant T. of the honey butter into the bottom of a 6 ounce mug and fill with the hot cranberry mixture. Cut orange slices in half and float one half in each cup.. For a single serving, spoon honey butter into a mug, add half of an orange slice, and fill with cold cranberry juice mixture. Heat in a microwave oven 1 -2 min. until mixture is hot.
Yield: 4 1/2 quarts.

Honey Butter:
3/4 cup butter
3/4 honey
4 T. ground coriander

Combine butter, honey and coriander in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring often, until butter melts. Or microwave butter, honey and coriander 1-1 1/2 min. on full power until better melts; remove and stir to blend..

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

mini hamburger bits..

It is time for Football and with football you need manly appetizers, I loved these..I think they are cute, fun and 3 most important rules for appetizers..
16 large frozen French-fried waffle-cut potatoes (1/3 of a 22-oz. pkg.)
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
2 to 3 tsp. grilling seasoning blend
4 slices cheddar cheese, cut into quarters (4 oz.)
4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
Mustard, ketchup, dairy sour cream, and/or dill pickle slices

Find all of the directions here at


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

2 1/2 quarts water
6 chicken flavor bouillon cubes or 2 T. chicken flavor instant bouillon
6 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) cream of chicken soup
3 to 4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
Parsley flakes for garnish

In a large saucepan, combine the water and bouillon cubes; bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook uncovered for 10 min. or until noodles are tender. Add soup and chicken and stir to blend. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Italian Sausage Soup with 10 min bread sticks..

Italian Sausage Soup

2 boxes (32 ounces each) chicken broth
2 cups julienne carrots
2 cups frozen French style green beans
1 Pkg. (9 ounces) three cheese tortellini
1 pound pork sausage, browned and drained
1 T. Italian seasoning
Pesto Sauce for garnish, optional

Combine all ingredients except pesto sauce in a large pot; bring to a boil and cook for 15 min. Add more water if necessary.. Top with pesto, if desired..Yield: 6 servings..

The bread stick recipe is from a cousin that is an amazing cook, her daughter (she's only 13) taught us how to make them for Young Womens last night..they were so easy and really good..and would go perfect with this soup..

10 minute bread sticks.
so fast
so easy
no special ingredients
you do not need a BOSCH to do this
a kitchen aid will do just fine
it is so versitile

i have made them into breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, pizza rolls.....
i am sure that there are more uses that i have not figured out yet
scones, calzones, the list is growing already.

i have the recipe taped to the inside of my cupboard above my mixer.
i was tired of lugging out the huge recipe book each time.
yes - i was using it that much
you would think that i would have had it memorized.

10 minute breadsticks

1 TBSP yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water {from the tap}
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 TBSP salt
3 1/2 + cups of flour

put everything in the mixer.
mix until it all balls together.
let rest 10 minutes

melt 1 cube of butter and put in the bottom of a jelly roll pan
roll out dough into a rectangle
i use my pizza cutter to cut into strips
lay the breadsticks in the melted butter
turn them over so they coat on both sides.
i usually add garlic salt and/or parmesan cheese over the top

bake 20 minutes at 350