Desserts

Kiwi Lime Dessert Cups

I used to sell Pampered Chef, so I have quite a few of their recipe books and reviews of their recipes.  This one turned out very pretty and tasty.  Although it does use a log of dough and Cool Whip – hydrogenated oils.  Pampered Chef likes this because it makes it faster and easier to …

Drinks

Frozen Hot Chocolate

A tasty treat that I saw on the Oprah show several years ago.  Perfect when craving chocolate in the summer and you don’t want a lot of calories.  Serve with fat straws!  I found some fat straws at Bed Bath and Beyond near the baking/cooking supplies a few weeks ago.  Not that I ever go …

Main Dish Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

There are hundreds of tortilla soup recipes out there, but this has been a favorite of many guests of mine and is very easy and flavorful.  I also like that it doesn’t call for pre-made mixes of taco seasoning or ranch dressing – I don’t care for mixes especially when they add preservatives and stuff …

Candy Desserts

Heavenly Hash Candy

After visiting Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis, I thought I could re-create their heavenly hash.  They have two kinds: milk chocolate and dark chocolate.  I’m not a huge fan of some dark chocolates, so I made it with milk chocolate.  Only 3 ingredients are used there though I’m sure they make their own chocolate. …

Blueberry Breakfast

Blueberry Buckle

On the theme of berries…. might as well throw in a Blueberry Buckle!  Originating in the same theme as “cobbler,” a buckle is a coffeecake with blueberries traditionally inside and named “buckle” because of the buckling on the top. I think it tastes like something a Bed and Breakfast would serve.  Best eaten warm out …

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