Biscoff Pie with Banana Crust


Some of you may already be familiar with Biscoff. They make a delicious cookie but have taken it a step further to create Biscoff Spread. It's basically crushed up Biscoff cookie deliciousness put into a jar! I made a pie with it, of course. And no, it's not really a banana crust per se but I did use them in place of a regular crust. How would you … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Crumble Topping

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Everyone I know drinks coffee. Sometimes I feel like the odd man out because it's not my cup of tea (get it? HA!) but because I was hosting a Spring brunch for a few people, serving coffee and a light lunch, I needed a tasty dessert too. I remember seeing this little ol' lady and her husband in the mercantile in Channing, TX; they always had … [Read more...]

Lemony Sweet Stained Glass Cookies


Shaina is the home cook and wannabe photographer behind Food for My Family, where she shares recipes, tips, opinions and her philosophy on food as she wades through the process of feeding her family, her friends and anyone else who will let her, all while juggling four kids and running a business. I love baking Christmas cookies, and one thing I … [Read more...]

French Apple Pie


Guest post from Candi: I'm a stay at home mommy to 3 children.  I went from a full time career as a Credit Analyst to a full time career as "Hiney-wiping-nose-cleaning-mommy-referee".  I love cooking, baking and tweaking recipes for my picky eater (my hubby!)  I love to save money and I'm always looking for a bargain.  And in my free time I love to … [Read more...]

Taste of Home Talks Casseroles and Includes My Shrimp Stroganoff Dish!


Remember my Shrimp Stroganoff Casserole? Well, it's in the April issue of Taste of Home! I found out a while back that it was going to be in there and was so excited! I was told it had been made in several of the Taste of Home testing kitchens and they were giving it thumbs up all around, which made me feel very good. Casseroles really are … [Read more...]

Fiery Chocolate Pie

Fiery Chocolate Pie

By Mary into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ½ cups milk 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 9-inch Cornflake Pie Crust Sweetened … [Read more...]

Thalia in New York City

I was in NYC the last few days and had the chance to eat at a much fancier restaurant, that is normally available to me, called Thalia. Now many of you have probably eaten at places like this many times but I have not so even ordering the food was an issue for me.  I didn't know what this was or that but with the help of my blogging friends, I was … [Read more...]

Ol' Fashion Peach n Cherry Pie


Do you ever crave a good ol' fashion pie?  I do and this is one of our faves!  If you have never had a Peach & Cherry pie, you don't know what you are missing folks.  This is a cowboy fave as most pies are......oh, and I love pie plates...*ahem* INGREDIENTS: 2 Large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced 3 cups pitted fresh or frozen pie … [Read more...]

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

Guest post by Furry Kitchen INGREDIENTS: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 egg yolk 1 cup icing sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt DIRECTIONS: * Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. * Cream together the butter and egg yolk. * Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. * Mix the flour and salt together, then add it in three batches to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sheet Cake


This is my grandmother's recipe and I am proud to share it with you.  I make this all the time and you can actually do variations of this with pineapple, strawberry, etc.  It's super good and is a cross between a cake and brownie.  Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: Cake Ingredients 1 stick butter 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. water 4 TBLS cocoa 2 c. sugar 2 c. … [Read more...]

The Best Oatmeal Cake Ever

Best Oatmeal Cake Ever

This oatmeal cake is the best ever and this is coming from someone who not a big fan of oatmeal.  Not only that, it is very popular among the men.  This was something that I cooked for the cowboys and they would tell my husband how much they enjoyed the dessert.  I personally think it borders the food porn side.....yeah, it's that … [Read more...]

Buckeye Balls

Hmmm, I hope you're not thinking what I think your thinking!...LOL.  A great sweet to eat this is.  Easy to--the kiddos would enjoy this! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 3 1/2 cups powedered sugar 2 cups creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon solid vegatable … [Read more...]

Dutch Oven Recipe Fruit Cobbler Delight


I've received a number of requests for dutch oven recipes and since I have some experience with that, I thought I would share one with you today. You can use your dutch oven in the home as well. Just bake it at 350' until done. INGREDIENTS: 1 (30 oz.) can fruit cocktail 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 (30 oz.) can sliced peaches 1 yellow or lemon … [Read more...]

Easy Key Lime Pie


Make this super easy & cool Key Lime Pie for summer and let it melt in your mouth!  This recipe actually calls for 6 miniature graham cracker pie shells but since I didn't have those, I just used a regular single graham cracker shell.  It worked out the same so no biggie. INGREDIENTS: 2 Key Limes 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, … [Read more...]

5-Minute Chocolate Trifle


This Chocolate Trifle is to die for!!!  SOOOOOOO, delicious and such an easy recipe!  5 minutes with 5-ingredients! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 store-bought chocolate cake 1/2 cup Kahlua (or any strong coffee) 2-3 (4-pack) packages snack size chocolate pudding 1 (12-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/2 (8-ounce) package Heath toffee … [Read more...]

Mexican Wedding Cakes or Cookies


I don't know anyone that doesn't love these! They are yummy to the tummmy folks and it makes a good sized batch;) INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts) 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon … [Read more...]