Ritz Cracker Toffee

Ritz Cracker Toffee

So ya all know if you follow me (and if you don’t, I’d love it if you do! Check on the sidebar at the right) that I just posted out my Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars. I just couldn’t resist taking another crack (bad pun) at a cracker treat. I am all about quick, fun and easy this year! I’ve been so behind at getting my holiday treats posted because of my various “ailments” (Btw, my hand & shoulder seem to be better after cortisone shots although I had my doubts at first!) that I’m doubling up and posting two treats, today.

Ritz Cracker Toffee

Ritz Cracker Toffee

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Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars

Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars

It’s been a bit humbling for me not to be able to do much cooking (or typing) with my bum hand and shoulder. Especially when Christmas is only days away. So I’ve been trying to find super easy Christmas treats that can be knocked off at the last minute. I figured at this time of year, everyone needs something easy, bum hand or not! And when that recipe is as good as these Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars no-one will guess just how easy they are.

Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars

Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars

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Chocolate Glazed Tart

Chocolate Glazed Tart

Every once in a while you’ll come across a dessert recipe that’s so delicious. so rich and so fancy looking but is so easy it will make you look like a genius. That’s this recipe. I swear you’re gonna be a hero when you lay this Chocolate Glazed Tart out on the table.

Chocolate Glazed Tart

Chocolate Glazed Tart

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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Halloween’s over and if you live in the US, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving means, among other things, Pumpkin Pie. I get excited about Pumpkin Pie because it’s something I make for Thanksgiving and don’t think to make any other time of year. Mine are always homemade and sometimes they’re made with my Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree.

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Mom's Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake

Happy Halloween, ya’ll!! I made you a cake! Tis the season, isn’t it for everything and anything Pumpkin Spice. Ummmm, Guilty! Sometimes Pumpkin Spice can get a little old, but not this cake. This Easy Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake has a special blend of warm fall spices with just a bit of a kick from a touch of black pepper.

Easy Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake

Easy Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake

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Chocolate Dipped Halloween Spiders

Chocolate Dipped Halloween Spiders

This Halloween season I’m really missing my grandkids. It didn’t help that I watched a stupid show on the Hallmark Channel. Well, maybe not stupid, but I’m calling it that because it got me all teary eyed. You probably know the kind of show I mean. It was Halloween. The nanny won over the kids, they all fell in love, then Dad came around for the ride. So I got to thinking about what I would like to make with my grandkids and these Chocolate Dipped Halloween Spiders won my heart.

Chocolate Dipped Halloween Spiders

Chocolate Dipped Halloween Spiders

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Oven Baked Apple Chips

Oven Baked Apple Chips

You might think I’ve been living under a rock. I didn’t know about Oven Baked Apple Chips. Please tell me I’m not the only one? I thought that they were like the leathery, dehydrated apples and were just renamed as a gimmick. I thought, “What’s the big deal?”

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Oven Baked Apple Chips

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Homemade Cinnamon Sugar

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar

I usually don’t think much about cinnamon sugar, Usually, I just put a little cinnamon and a little sugar in a jar and shake it up. If it’s too strong, I add more sugar or not strong enough I add more cinnamon. It wasn’t until my son started asking me how to make it that I even gave Homemade Cinnamon Sugar any thought at all.

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar

 

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Strawberry Dream Cake

Strawberry Dream Cake

I kept hoping September would be hot and I’d get to do a little more swimming in the lake, especially since I got some wild swim shoes or water shoes or whatever they’re called! I waited and waited for them and now it’s cool. There’s no denying fall is in the air, and right on time this year and I’m already thinking about pears and apples. In the meantime, though, I’m pulling out one last summer hurrah. I’m breaking out with this Strawberry Dream Cake.

Strawberry Dream Cake

Strawberry Dream Cake

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The Best Easy S'mores Bars

Best Easy S’mores Bars

I’ve been kicking the idea of S’mores Bars around for a long time. Actually, years ago, I used to make some that had Golden Graham Cereal and they were really fun. Maybe that will be a post someday. But today, I wanted my Best Easy S’mores Bars to be graham crackers and chocolate and marshmallows, just like a real S’more.

The Best Easy S'mores Bars

The Best Easy S’mores Bars

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Blueberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Topping

Blueberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Topping

Summer is just about over, folks. I am finding myself feeling like I do every year that I somehow missed out. That I didn’t get enough of our fresh fruit to fortify myself against the pending cold, bleak winter. Ugg. Did I just say Winter? The summer fruit just seems to come in so fast and furious that I just about feel like I have A.D.D. trying to choose! Peaches, Apricots, no, maybe Watermelon! Well, today, it’s Blueberries. My Blueberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Topping.

Blueberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Topping

Blueberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Topping

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How to make German Rumtopf

How to Make German Rumtopf

So have you guys ever heard of German Rumtopf? This post is all about How to Make German Rumtopf. The name means Rum Pot and it’s basically a fruity alcoholic dessert made in a crock. Successive fruits are layered in with sugar and rum, starting in the spring with strawberries.

How to make German Rumtopf

My Rumtopf Pot

As the summer progresses and each fruit comes into season, it’s added to the pot, and the contents just get better and better. Once fall comes, and summer is over, the pot is closed up and left to mature until the Christmas season where it is traditionally first sampled for the first time in December on the first evening of Advent. We’ve been getting such good fruit this year that I don’t think there’d be an issue with starting a Rumtopf, now, even if it is a bit late in the summer.

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Fresh Strawberry Compote

Fresh Strawberry Compote

Our Strawberry season is just ending up Nord, here, in Minnesota. So before it’s too late, I’ve been taking advantage and using strawberries, a lot! One is this Fresh Strawberry Compote. It’s just a simple, little sauce but it’s infused with fresh strawberry flavor.

Fresh Strawberry Compote

Fresh Strawberry Compote

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Really Bailey's Cream Cheese Brownies

Really Bailey’s Cream Cheese Brownies

Hi guys! Hope you all had a great St. Patrick’s day on Saturday. I wish I would have posted these Really Bailey’s Cream Cheese Brownies before, so you all could have them for the celebration. You might want to pin them or save them or just make them anyway. With or without the hooch, they’re insanely good!

Really Bailey’s Cream Cheese Brownies

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