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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Sweet rolls is a special treat in our home. The prep time is a little long (most of it is rising time) so I don't make them very often. Honestly I would love to make them all the time because they are that good, but then I would eat them and that isn't great. Christmas day is one of those special times where cinnamon rolls are a must. They are requested by my girls each year. Because of our abundance of raspberries this year I have been making a lot of easy recipes with raspberries; ...

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 ...

Peanut Butter Apple Crackers (with toppings!)

The kids come home from school and want a snack right away. Does that sound familiar? Our school gets out late in the day so I do not want to give them a lot to eat or they will not eat their dinner. Of course they are hungry so a little snack to keep them content until dinner is what they need. These Peanut Butter Apple Crackers are fun because the kids can choose their toppings. What kid doesn't like to play with their food! The first step is to wash and cut your apples. Add a splash ...

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 ...

Vanilla Mixed Berry Popsicle

  Popsicles are a big part of summer in our house. My Little Chefs go outside to play but then it seems almost immediately they come back in asking for a popsicle. I'm amazed at what they can do with a popsicle hanging out of their mouths! We found they molds one day while shopping and thought we could try making our own. The good part is the mixing of the ingredients is very quick. The bad part is they have a hard time waiting for four hours until they are sufficiently frozen to ...

Funnel Cake

My only memory of funnel cake is being at an amusement park with family and my sisters boyfriend. As I recall he loved funnel cakes and had to get one upon seeing them. My Little Chefs have never been in a location where funnel cakes were served. A friend gave us a funnel cake kit and we have had a great time using it and creating our own memories. We describe funnel cake like a donut. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside with just enough sweetness from cinnamon and powdered sugar ...

German Chocolate Cake

This is one of Chef Dad's and Chef Grandpa's favorite kind of cake. That being said, we needed to come up with a really good recipe that would "take the cake" with Chef Grandpa and Chef Dad. This German Chocolate Cake recipe has a rich chocolate cake, with a creamy oh-so-delicious frosting. The trick to this cake, it to make it at least one day before you will be eating, wait...lets not kid ourselves....devouring this cake! This recipe is, and we quote from Chef Grandpa, "the BEST German ...

Orange Fruit Dip

Summer is here, which means many BBQ's, family reunions and picnics. In needing a side dish for a family picnic, we decided to make up one of the Little Chefs favorite fruit dips. Our Orange Fruit Dip is so delicious and perfect for picnics on  the hot summer days. It is very refreshing, and you can make it up to 2 days ahead of time - which is great when some summer days are all play and no work (including cooking!). This Orange Fruit Dip also is so incredibly easy, the Little Chefs ...

Patriotic Old Fashioned Candied Popcorn

This recipe came from my Grandma. I remember helping her make this popcorn when I was young, and she teaching me how to get the candy coating to "soft ball stage". I then remember this being the best popcorn ever made. I have never made this popcorn since I was was young, which seems like forever ago. And I was thinking about her the other day, and all the memories I had spending time with her.  So I wanted to share a memory I have of my grandma with my Little Chefs, and make with them this ...

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

My Little Chefs LOVE to camp and to also spend time with Grandma and Grandpa up at their cabin. There is nothing quite like the outdoors - playing (REAL playing - with rocks, sticks and A LOT of dirt), roasting marshmallows on the fire, taking hikes, spending quality time with friends and family!! One of our favorite things to do while at the cabin and while camping is cook with our Dutch Ovens. What makes the food amazing is not only the taste, and the simplicity, but the experience in ...

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

There is something about Butterscotch in an Oatmeal Cookie that is just delicious! The other night we needed to make a quick treat to take over to a neighbor's home. The Little Chefs were looking through all our recipes to try to find something new or something they had not made for a while. They came across this Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies recipe, and they all insisted that just had to make this recipe, even though we had just made a batch of them last week!! And yes, the entire batch was ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!! To celebrate the awesomeness of the Chocolate Chip......we of course wanted to make some Chocolate Chip cookies. But, instead of actually cooking them, we wanted to try something even better!!! Check out this easy recipe we have for you today. Are you like us and eat and eat most of the Cookie Dough batter before the cookies hit the oven? If so, then you gotta try this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake!! What a better combo - our favorite chocolate ...