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Nutella-Butterscotch Two-Layer Brownies

by heather
I made these for my lesson yesterday. I found the recipe in a past issue of All You magazine They are very rich, and I don't feel like I could possibly eat more than one at a time, but they are delicious.  I am slightly embarrassed to admit this, but this was my first time every making brownies from scratch. My family and my Young Women inhaled them, so I take that as a good sign. Nutella-Butterscotch Two-Layer Brownies 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 1 cup coconut oil* 2 large eggs, Read more [...]

Easy Valentine Cookies

by heather
Last night we got together with friends and I thought I would bring a fun treat. I thought I would make Strawberry Cablams in honor of Valentine's Day, but decided to pinch the circle in hearts. Just 1 cake mix, 2 eggs, & 1/3 cup oil, white chocolate chips: bake for 11 minutes @ 350. Fun and easy. Read more [...]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

by heather
WARNING:These bars are dangerous. They are not good for you. If there are any left in your kitchen you will feel strongly compelled to consume them regardless of the time of day or night. And as you eat them your body will scream 'We don't run twenty miles a week so you can eat large quantities of cake mix and saturated fat.' Between bites I say 'But there's fiber and vitamin A in the pumpkin, so cram it.' This recipe is another winner from 101 Things To Do With a Cake Mix. Pumpkin Pie Bars Bottom Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Crepes with Nutella

by heather
When I was in high school and I wanted to persuade my brother to do anything, I would make promises of banana crepes. (e.g. If you help me clean the house I will make you banana crepes.) The crepes that I made back then were not as healthy as these ones are and they didn't use as much food storage, but I promise that this version is equally delicious. (I tried them three times in past week just to be sure.) The original version also included a cinnamon butter syrup with sauteed bananas that was tasty, Read more [...]

Easy Dairy-Free Ice Cream

by heather
Ice cream is a big comfort food for me, and unfortunately with baby's reflux I can't have it. My husband who loves me found a recipe for dairy free ice cream on the internet. Then I improved it. I have to say this stuff is pretty darn good. It doesn't give you the "full" feeling that a bowl of ice cream and chocolate give you, but it sure tastes like ice cream, which is good enough for me. It is also significantly better for you than regular ice cream, but you do have to plan for it at least a few Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cherry Pineapple Crisp

by heather
 One of my husband's favorite desserts is Cherry Crisp. Heather HATES cherries, but I do make some for him every year on Valentine's (and his mother makes it for his birthday). This year I decided to change it up a little bit, I liked it enough that I even ate a piece this year.Cherry Pineapple CrispFood Storage Ingredients:2 cans cherry pie filling1 cup drained crushed pineapple3/4 cup brown sugar1/2 cup oat flour1 cup rolled oats1/4 cup white sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 Read more [...]

Dinosaur Birthday Cake

by heather
So Thing 2's birthday was awhile ago and I decided on a dinosaur birthday cake. (Mostly because this cake only required one cake mix, and I was not interested in my family of four eating birthday cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week.) And my son who usually does not eat cake was so excited that it was shaped like a dinosaur, that he actually ate some.First you bake the cake of your desired flavor in two 8" round pans.I used basic yellow. After the cakes have cooled, cut them as shown below.Discard Read more [...]

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

by heather
When I was in 8th grade, my US History teacher gave a research assignment. We were to make a portfolio about anything that we wanted, but the point was to teach us how to research. I chose The Beatles, but more importantly my classmate Liz Munk chose peanut butter. When presentation day came she made this peanut butter pie and peanut butter soup. The soup was meh, but the pie was amazing. I make it at least once a year, and to me it tastes like comfort food. (Of course I made a few changes to make Read more [...]

Easy Lemon Cake Truffles

by heather
I'm not going to pretend that these are healthy, but they are really fun, easy and tasty. It's the kind of project that is great to do with your kids. Just have them pull a stool up to the counter and dig in. My neighbor Charlie taught me how to make these a couple weeks ago. She makes them with neighbors, grandkids and kids in the daycare she works at. She used chocolate cake and frosting, but I have a general aversion to chocolate frosting and a serious weakness for lemon desserts. And as Read more [...]

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving: Apple Pie Filling

by heather
This year will be the first year that we're having Thanksgiving at my place. I'm trying to do as much as I can ahead of time so I actually have a chance at enjoying the holiday. This week I've been putting a little more effort into cleaning the house, bought a new shower curtain for the second bathroom (dinosaurs!), stocked up on a few baking items that were on sale and made apple pie filling. Aside from trying to get ready, with recent apple prices and then my Bountiful Basket we had more apples Read more [...]

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