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Butter Cream Frosting

Butter Cream Frosting

This Butter Cream Frosting really helps top off my favorite Cinnamon Rolls.  It's a great base recipe too.  You can easily add a few extra ingredients to make chocolate, lemon, orange, or even peanut butter.  I like to use the real vanilla extract.  It really gives it...

S’more Cookies

S’more Cookies

Do you love the taste of S'mores, but not the hassle of the campfire? You will love these cookies! My sister and her family came to visit us here in Michigan.  We had so much fun together.  We went to the pool, the lake, the park, the candy store and more. Great...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Spiced Glaze

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Spiced Glaze

Our dear friends have hosted many Muggle Quidditch games on their property.  They are moving soon 🙁 , so last night was the last game.  I usually help run the "Three Broomsticks" where we have all kind of treats from butterbeer, licorice wands, chocolate turtles,...

Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

This is a just a review for these lovely cookies.  I made these without any alterations to the original recipe, so I am simply linking you to the source!  The Cooking Photographer came up with a delicious way to combine apple cider and caramel into a cookie.  She uses...

Salty Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes

Salty Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes

These cupcakes are absolutely FABULOUS!! They are made with whole wheat flour and yogurt to make them a bit more healthy. They come out so moist and the salty caramel drizzle just seals the deal. These will become a staple in our home. Salty Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes...

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Apple Cider Frosting

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Apple Cider Frosting

The basis of this recipe came from this cake at A Hint of Honey .  I really only make cakes for birthdays, and I wanted  to be able to put it in the kids lunches.  So I made some alterations to make it work for me.  The results are really very yummy.  Such a nice...

Blueberry Streusel Rolls with Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Streusel Rolls with Lemon Glaze

Oh my, these are good! I wanted to make a treat using some of my blueberries so I tweaked my cinnamon roll recipe and came up with this lovely dessert. The streusel and blueberry filling is a nice flavor and texture combination. These are now my son's favorite...

Cindy’s Frosted Banana Bars

Cindy’s Frosted Banana Bars

My friend Cindy shared this lovely recipe with me. My kids LOVE them. They will be so happy to come home from school today and be able to eat them. I used the same recipe to make cupcakes with the frosting on the inside. This way I can send them in the kids’ lunches....

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

These are so easy and so yummy.  They are a great dessert for us because we almost always have all the ingredients on hand.  Thanks to my friend Anne for helping me figure out the drizzle! Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle   Author: Cooking up a...

Peanut Butter S’more Bites

Peanut Butter S’more Bites

Last weekend was crazy busy for me.  So when my family wanted a treat I made these Super easy bites.  We all loved them.  The beautiful thing is that you can make as many or as few of these as you want.   Peanut Butter S’more Bites   Author: Cooking up a...

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Oh my, these are good.  I made them for a group of teenagers and they were devoured!  I used the leftover frosting on a graham cracker and was amazed that it tasted just like a “Nutter Butter” cookie.  My family is begging me to make these again in large quantities. ...

Snickerdoodles (lightened up)

Snickerdoodles (lightened up)

I decided to play with this recipe to see if I could lighten it up a bit. I LOVE them even more than the originals. They are soft and taste even better!  I ask people to try and guess the secret ingredient.  Only a very few have guessed pumpkin.  You really can't...

Pumpkin Chocolate Mini Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Mini Cupcakes

I know, I know, I’m in a mini cupcake craze. I like them because they are: easy to make, easy to freeze, easy to control portions, great in kids lunches and provide a little sweetness to my day. These were tasty little chocolate bites. They are made with pumpkin in...

Lite Mini Cupcakes

Lite Mini Cupcakes

I’ve had so much fun today making these yummy cupcakes. They are made with diet soda in place of the oil and eggs in the recipe. They are very low calories and, Oh so delicious! Mini Cupcakes   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Button Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Button Cookies

We really loved these! If you have an addiction to the peanut butter chocolate taste these really hit the spot. Peanut Butter Chocolate Button Cookies   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Cookies Prep time:  20 mins...

Strawberry Satin Pie

Strawberry Satin Pie

This pie is absolutely lovely to look at. It is delicious too! The recipe takes a bit of time, but you will be happy you put in the extra effort.  Strawberry Satin Pie   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Pie Print...

Lite Éclair Dessert

Lite Éclair Dessert

I’ve been craving this dessert for a while now. It is very simple and tastes like éclairs. Creamy filling with chocolate glaze....yummy!  It is one of my favorites! Lite Éclair Dessert   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Print...

Quesadilla Bar

Quesadilla Bar

(If you pulled this up when you selected desserts, scroll down to the bottom of this post) You've tried a potato bar and maybe even a soup bar, but have you ever offered your family a quesadilla bar for dinner? I found this article in one of my magazines. It's titled...

Peanut Butter Layered Brownies

Peanut Butter Layered Brownies

Oh these are sooooo good!  They have become a favorite around our house. I like them even better the next day. The flavors blend together to make a mouth-watering treat!  Try them and you will love them too! Peanut Butter Layered Brownies   Author: Cooking...

Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel Apple Pie

We had this pie for Thanksgiving and we all really enjoyed it. I combined a few different recipes to come up with this one. My family thinks I need to make it more often. You know you want a slice! Caramel Apple Pie   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe...

Streusel Blueberry Buckle

Streusel Blueberry Buckle

Another lovely blueberry recipe. This is yummy and always a hit with whomever I serve it to. Streusel Blueberry Buckle   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Print Ingredients Blueberry Buckle 2 cups flour ¾ cup sugar ½ cup milk ¼ cup...

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Another favorite popcorn recipe from my childhood. This recipe is really easy and tastes really good.  When the choice is up to me...this is the one I pick. Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert...

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

This is one of my husband’s desserts! I have not met anyone yet who does not like them.  Such a lovely combination of flavors.  All of my kids have learned to make these themselves so they don't have to wait for me to get around to it! Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars...

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls

These are a fun treat to make for your kids. I’ll admit, they don’t photograph well, but they do taste good. Tootsie Rolls   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Print Ingredients 4 Tbsp butter, melted 4 Tbsp baking cocoa 3 cups powdered...

The Hamburgler would love this one!

The Hamburgler would love this one!

My brother in law Spencer made this cake. I think it is fabulous! Maybe he will come and make it for me for my birthday! (hint, hint) Spencer said he used frosting for the condiments, marzapan for the lettuce, cheese and tomato and shelled sunflower seeds for the...

Caramel

Caramel

This caramel can be used to dip apples whole or in slices. I also use it to top doughnuts. Caramel   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Print Ingredients ½ cup butter 2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup light corn syrup Dash of...

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

I modified my cinnamon roll recipe to make these yummy doughnuts. The kids were so happy! Doughnuts   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Doughnuts Print Ingredients ½ cup warm water 2 Tbsp active dry yeast ½...

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

I Love these cookies. They always disappear quickly! The are so light and fluffy. The kids enjoy rolling them in the cinnamon sugar mixture for me. Snickerdoodles   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Cookies Prep time: ...

Whole Wheat Brownies

Whole Wheat Brownies

I know what you are thinking. "Whole Wheat?", but yes they are very good. In fact they are my husbands favorite. Give them a try. It's a great way to sneak some healthiness into a delicious dessert! (and yes that is a brownie taken out of the corner by my dear husband...

Apple Spice Oatmeal Cookies (AKA Apple Fritter Cookies)

Apple Spice Oatmeal Cookies (AKA Apple Fritter Cookies)

These are oh so yummy! I think of my dad every time I make them. Apple Fritters are his favorite!  You can make these with all white flour, but we prefer them 1/2 & 1/2.  If there is whole grain and fruit in them, do they count as healthy?  I'm going with yes!...

Mark’s Joyous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mark’s Joyous Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are on of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. It is my brother-in-laws recipe. Thanks for sharing with us! Sometimes I add some rolled oats to the batter too. Mark's Joyous Chocolate Chip Cookies   Author: Cooking up a Project Recipe...

Pink Popcorn

Pink Popcorn

When I was growing up, we had this almost every Sunday evening. The child that was the best behaved at church got to pick the popcorn flavor for that night.It is quite yummy. I made it for my roommates in college and now make it for my family. My kids call it “Lucky...

Granola Bars

Granola Bars

My family loves these! We make several different variations. One day a friend and I made six different batches together. We individually wrapped them and divided them up. They freeze really well and are great in kids (or adults) lunches. The are very easy to make too....

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

These are sooo good!  My son even asked me to make them instead of a Birthday cake.  You really have to go by touch when adding the flour, so pay attention. They are worth the effort I promise you! Cinnamon Rolls...So soft and warm and delicious!   I like to spread...

Caramel Pretzel Bites

Caramel Pretzel Bites

These yummy treats are really easy to make and they are oh so yummy! Who can resist a sweet and salty chewy bite. You can make these with hershey kisses or rolos, but I use milk duds because they are cheaper and I don't have to unwrap them. You can make as many or as...

Caramel Banana Muffins

Caramel Banana Muffins

This is one of my go-to recipes whenever I have bananas that are at the overripe stage.   They are easy to make and freeze well after the icing has set.  I like to wrap them individually and then store them in a gallon size freezer bag.  When the kids pack their...

Monkey Cupcakes!

Monkey Cupcakes!

These cute Monkey cupcakes stole the show when I made them for my sons class. They were easy to make and the kids loved them.  Make whatever flavor of cupcakes you like.  I'm sure you could use a number of different food items to create the details.  I used Lady...