Tag Archives: Baking and Confections

Sunday Afternoon Means Cookies


A chilly Sunday afternoon usually means I’m in the kitchen baking a little treat for “Mr. Special” and I. So I opened the cupboards and had some yellow cake mix and a package of peanut butter cookie mix on hand. … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . . .


Yesterday was the finale of my wrapping and bagging of all of the Christmas gifts. All is now under the tree. Not sure if we could get anymore under there. Today, I’ve been busy baking cookies and baking Red Velvet … Continue reading

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Cookies Good Enough for Santa!


Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl this year. I have made many blog entries and have created some great recipes this year. I’ve also won a few contests as well. So, if you don’t mind Santa, I … Continue reading

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Decorated Cake Balls


I baked all weekend for cooking/recipe contests. All were hits with the neighbors! I try to share my creations. Mainly, because “Mr. Special” and I can’t eat it all!! And some of the creations don’t freeze well. I’ve always wanted … Continue reading

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A Stuffed Sweet Valentine


I wanted to make something different for Valentine’s Day. So, I read a recipe for stuffed cherry cupcakes last week and got an idea. I would create my own recipe using strawberry-filled cupcakes.  When I looked for my cupcake pan, I found … Continue reading

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Cookies from Cake


I was trying to be a little adventurous and find something to create with a box of cake mix I had on hand. So, I  created cookies from the cake mix. I used the wikihow.com article How to Make Cake … Continue reading

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A Formal Appetizer for ANY Occasion


Well, I’m so glad to be back.  I’ve been away due to illness. I was close to getting pneumonia and was really down and out. Thank goodness for Rx!! Before I was too ill, I created and entered an appetizer … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box While Using It


Okay, so you know me, I had to think up a unique recipe using the New Philadelphia cooking creme, the Santa Fe Blend flavor.Everyone in the Real Women of Philadelphia Cooking Creme competition was creating wonderful southwestern dishes and I … Continue reading

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Crescent Creations for a Contest


I had fun creating 3 different recipes using Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough for a Pillsbury Video contest. On the “Contests Entered” page of this blog, I have uploaded the video that I entered. Here are the recipes of the dishes that … Continue reading

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Apples, Walnuts and Caramel, OH MY!


Baked Apples & Walnuts with Caramel Sauce For the past few years, I have tried to perfect this easy recipe. Unfortunately, the more I “perfect” it seems to add more steps and more ingredients. AND, more sugar!! So, I decided … Continue reading

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