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Strawberry Rocky Road

Strawberry Rocky Road is one of my favorite desserts as a kid...ok, I still really like it! I remember my mom making angel food cake from scratch so many times. Baking it in the oven and then flipping it over on top of an empty glass soda bottle that was kept under the kitchen sink for this purpose only-according to my recollection. When it was cooled for some reason mom always carefully broke off the more browned crunchy parts and passed those out to eat before dessert time. Those crunchy ...

Mint Oreo Milkshake

This Mint Oreo Milkshake is a perfect no bake dessert. It is so easy the kids can make it themselves - only 3 ingredients! Milkshakes remind me of summer! Our weather here can't decide if it is winter or spring. In fact, we had snow this past weekend! Just a little but I saw it coming down! Regardless of the weather we decided after soccer and volleyball games that we were going to make a classic milkshake. Mint chocolate chip with oreo. My kids have never experienced these delicious ...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination LOVED in my house. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars are no different. I love bar recipes more then cookies because there is only one baking time. I do not need to babysit the oven after all the mixing is done. In this recipe the base layer and the top layer is the same filled with quick oats and a few other ingredients. Sandwiched in between is sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, vanilla chips, chocolate chips and sliced almonds. ...

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Brownie

Easy Chocolate Pecan Brownie recipe is made from a boxed mix. But wait, it is then taken to a new level by the addition of mini chocolate chips, coconut and pecans.  This is a fast way to make a good brownie. Just a few tips: Go ahead and use your favorite boxed brownie mix. Line your pan with foil and spray with non stick spray. When it is cooled lift it out holding onto the foil. It is so much easier to cut outside of the pan. Always check for doneness starting at 5 minutes ...

Lime Sugar Cookies

Crispy Lime Sugar Cookies are sweet and refreshing. This recipe is a perfect treat for families or parties such as St. Patrick's Day. We tinted these cookies green to make it fun for the holiday. Do you serve green food or even rainbow food like this fruit parfait for your St. Patrick's Day meal? My Little Chefs find it really fun especially after doing our St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt. This sugar cookie recipe is just for the Dad in our house. He loves lime and he loves crispy, crunchy ...

Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers

Whenever I pass by the bakery we see the amazing danish pastries. They are flaky and crisp on the outside with a fruit filling. Guess what? Danish recipes are not that difficult when you use frozen puff pastry. When you need a quick and easy recipe to impress make these Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers. Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers Any dessert or recipe that doesn't require a huge list of ingredients is a good thing. This raspberry cream cheese danish has 5 ingredients. If you are like ...

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are one of my favorite occasional treats. The coconut is toasted on the outside making a crunchy crust while the inside is still soft and chewy. This recipe has only 5 ingredients, including sweetened condensed milk, which you probably already have in your pantry. Coconut macaroons is truly an easy recipe. Coconut Macaroons Just a few tips: I like to use a small cookie scoop to help shape the cookies. Silpat or parchment will both work fine for the cookies to slide ...

Brownie Cookies

Brownie cookies are brownies and cookies all in one. If you love the chewy, chocolate corners of the brownie pan you will love these brownie cookies. This from scratch recipe is easy and fast. You will need to make a second batch! Brownie Cookies We are HUGE brownie fans! I love the edges of the brownies. They are chewy yet soft on the inside. These Brownie Cookies remind me of those corners. No more fighting for the four parts, we all can have a share of the corners in the form of a ...

Valentine Jello Hearts

Valentine Jello Hearts is a kid friendly dessert. If your family is anything like mine Valentine's Day dinner is special. We either have their favorite easy recipes or try some new recipes. There are so many great red and pink desserts and heart shaped treats. We always have heart pancakes for breakfast because hearts must be abundant on this special day. Valentine Jello Hearts This Valentine's Day recipe is simple enough kids will have fun assisting and showing off their creation. Now ...

Peppermint Fudge

Fudge is great for any occasion according to my family. Peppermint Fudge is an easy recipe perfect for Valentine's Day. It is a festive pink color and quick to make when you are busy with other Valentine's preparations. It can be made early in the morning or even a couple days ahead. Package some up in a small box to send with your family members to school or work for a special treat. Chocolate Filled Strawberries is another easy recipe like Peppermint Fudge perfect for Valentine's Day. If ...

Brownies with Orange Cream Frosting and Chocolate Icing

Short cuts in the kitchen are great, especially when you are pressed for time. Elevating a boxed brownie mix by adding orange cream frosting and chocolate icing makes it an easy recipe. All you need is an orange, the other ingredients you probably have in your pantry already. Orange zest is added to butter, powdered sugar milk, and vanilla and orange extracts. Mix it all together and then spread it on top of the prepared brownies. While that is being chilled in the refrigerator use a double ...

Moist Lemon Cake

This moist lemon cake recipe has an easy lemon glaze that makes it one of the best desserts for any meal. It is a cake my Grandma made for my mother when she was young. With such an easy recipe my kids can make this to practice their baking skills and learn a passed down recipe. The cake portion starts with a lemon cake mix and then you add in a few more ingredients. Bake it until done, then prick the top with a fork. Pour the icing over the hot cake and you are done. It is that simple. ...

Butterscotch Fudge with Pecans

We love all types of fudge! This Butterscotch Fudge got the stamp of approval from my mom this Christmas season. This is a soft fudge which means it will melt in your mouth. The pecans give a contrast to the smoothness of the fudge. My kids love to help create this recipe. They stir and stir while the ingredients boil, then watch as the butterscotch chips melt away before adding in the pecans and vanilla. Package this easy recipe for friends or neighbors for a special treat. If you love fudge ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

We love fudge when it gets close to Christmas time. Christmas candy and treats are the best. Some of our favorites are Candied Pecans, and Eggnog Cookies. My 7 year old has been asking to make this easy recipe since the middle of November. Peanut butter is also a favorite flavor among many in my home. Combining the two we came up with this peanut butter fudge that is going to be just as requested as our plain chocolate fudge. It is so smooth and soft. It is hard to eat just one piece. Package ...

Christmas Recipes and Neighbor Gifts

I'm starting to get knocks at my door with friends delivering gifts. This year we are giving homemade vanilla in cute little jars. Here is a collection of easy christmas recipes you can make and package up as wonderful neighbor/friend/family gifts. Candied Pecans - These are always a favorite because they can be eaten alone or are even better on salads or pecan pie. Eggnog Cookies - These are so moist and packed with flavor. Package them in a cellophane bag or box with parchment paper in ...

Eggnog Cookies

Christmas is just around the corner and to a few in my family that means Eggnog is in the store. I thought it would be fun to make some Eggnog Cookies. These cookies have eggnog in the cookie as well as in the icing. This easy recipe was quick to prepare and make. I like using a small cookie scoop because not only does it make more cookies but I do not have half eaten cookies laying around to finish later.  Just a few hints: Make sure you use butter, not margarine. Dough can be ...

Chocolate Turtle Cake

Sometimes I need an easy recipe that is also quick to make. This Chocolate Turtle Cake is one of those recipes. I always seem to have a cake mix in my pantry as well as a variety of chips and nuts. Add a can of evaporated milk and stick of butter and you have everything you need. This recipe uses my favorite cake mix, german chocolate!  Mix the melted butter with the cake mix and evaporated milk. Put half of the cake mixture into your pan and cook for 10 minutes. Pull it out of ...

Easy Peach Pie

It is peach season! One of my trees is producing large beautiful peaches that are ready to be picked. My girls helped me pick a few and wanted to make an easy recipe. We decided to make Easy Peach Pie. This recipe can be prepped and in the oven within 15 minutes! The peaches can easily be prepared by using a trick I'll share, the butter/flour/sugar mixture is combined in a food processor and the crust is premade. Put it all together and it is ready to cook. The cooking and cooling time is ...

3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice cream

Growing up I remember the sound the ice cream maker made sitting in the bathtub while churning. I remember the sound it makes when it is almost done. My dad continues to make good homemade ice cream at some family dinners. I occasionally still hear that sound. I do not have an ice cream maker. Perhaps one day I will aquire one myself. This strawberry ice cream is very strawberry! When it is strawberry season this recipe is easy to whip up but it does take some time to set up. It is ...

Tombstone Treats

A couple years ago we had a Halloween birthday party where we made tombstones for all in attendance. All the kids, not just mine, thought they were so fun! They enjoyed finding the one with their name and reading the rhyme my Little Chefs created for them. To continue with our tombstone theme this year we created Tombstone Treats. These krispy treats are easy to make with only 3 ingredients. They are also easy to shape. First, Little Chef D make the krispy treats the traditional way. ...

One Eyed Mummy Cookies

Every Friday night we have family movie night. The last movie we watched was Monsters Inc. It seemed like a perfect movie to watch in preparation for Halloween! We wanted to make a mummy cookie but after watching the show we decided to make a one eyed mummy. This is one of those easy recipes made from pre-made cookies and a Wilton mummy package perfect for a school or home party. Kids are able to make their own. It takes almost the same amount of time to make it as it does to eat it. We ...

Tombstone Pudding Cups

Do you need a fun, quick party food idea? We have one to share! Tombstone pudding cups takes only minutes to make. It is great for a party at home or even a school party. Your kids or students are able to make their own with only a few steps. Before the party crush some cream filled cookies in a zip top bag with a rolling pin. We like to hit each cookie to crush them. Then it is easy to use the rolling pin to roll across the bag crushing them into even smaller pieces. You will also need ...

Strawberry Puffed Pastry Sandwich

  We love quick desserts because they are great for kids to practice cooking from start to finish. A lot of times recipes are too lengthy in time so they don't make it all the way through without a lot of encouragement from me. Quick recipes are much simpler which usually means done in 15-30 minutes. The Little Chefs can see their progress and see they are close to the end when their attention starts to diminish which helps them continue on for just a few more minutes. I first ...

Simple Chocolate Sauce

Do you ever need a last minute dessert? Every now and then while eating dinner my Little Chefs ask if we could have dessert. I usually start to panic and think what do we have already made that can be a dessert. Sometimes we have more options then others, but we always seem to have ice cream. So then the question arrives how do we embellish the ice cream? We always have sprinkles, unless Little Chef H finds the latest hiding place and eats them out of the container! A simple chocolate sauce ...