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by on March 14th, 2018

Chocolate Mint Brownie Dessert


In honor of St. Patty’s Day!

How do I describe St. Pat’s Day at UMR (Univ. of MO.-Rolla) where my husband went to college and where I showed up for every St. Patrick’s day to help celebrate the holiday.

Well, green food from the frat house, green mashed potatoes, milk, beer, all the guys sporting beards (or trying to – took my husband all year to grow one) and helping to build (or add the paper) to the floats that were all mechanical and unbelievable; but what would you expect from an engineering school.

So, when bunco rolled around […]

by on March 8th, 2018

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies


Crunchy, coconuty, delicious, what more can I say.

I don’t talk about failures very often because I don’t have a lot of them. When I do make a mistake, I never make it again. Let me tell you what recently happened.

When we went to Austin back in February for our grandson, Frankie’s, first birthday celebration I took along some beautiful little caterpillar sugar cookies all decorated with green royal frosting, yellow polka dots along with eyes and even little mustaches. Four of our six grandsons were at the party and they loved the cookies (not sure if Frankie […]

by on March 2nd, 2018

Super Juicy Yogurt Raspberry Gugelhupf a la Jeanny


So what’s a gugelhupfform anyway?

Well, a gugelhupf is a cake made in a gugelhupfform pan and what is that pan? Well it’s a German made pan that pre-dates the American bundt pan. The Gugelhupf pan is usually shallower than our bundt and the flutings are at an angle, producing a swirl effect. Mine happens to be mini pans, 12 little beautiful swirled pans.

A Gugelhupf is a light, yeasted marble cake baked in a circular bundt mold but so many recipes I found were nothing more than bundt cakes. Bottom line, I had this $34 pan that I […]

by on February 6th, 2018

Brown Sugar Heath Pound Cake


Full of toffee bits and pecans.

Even though I’m not eating many desserts these days, I couldn’t pass up a taste of this cake.

Are you one those people that just wants a “taste” or “one bite” of dessert. That’s me. I have to admit that if it is chocolate then I have a hard time not finishing it, but if it someone else’s desserts (and I hate eating off of someone else’s plate) then it’s easy to say one bite is enough.

Posting dessert recipes on my blog usually fall into one of these categories — cakes, pies, […]

by on January 19th, 2018

Coconut Date Skillet Candy


You don’t have to wait until next Christmas!

Who says you can’t make candy any time of the year? I usually think of my candy making days as something I do in the fall between Thanksgiving and Christmas; but don’t we all have a “sweet tooth” all year.

This was one of my mother’s favorite candy recipes and I remember her stirring the date mixture and after adding the Rice Krispies; my favorite part was to scrape out the leftovers from the skillet and eat it before it was even rolled in coconut.

I decided to make these for […]

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