Archive for the ‘Featured’ Category

  • Butterscotch Sauce

    Aug 11, 13 • Helen • Desserts, Featured, Presentation, Sweet Treats4 CommentsRead More »
    Butterscotch Sauce

    This delicious butterscotch sauce, best when served warm, is quick and easy to make!

  • Warm and Fuzzy Yarn Ball Bookmarks

    Mar 2, 13 • Helen • Arts and Crafts, FeaturedNo CommentsRead More »
    Warm and Fuzzy Yarn Ball Bookmarks

    Warm and fuzzy yarn ball bookmarks are a great way to use up bits of yarn and makes a bookmark that will be hard to misplace and easy to love!

  • Coloring Chunky White Sugar and Candy Sprinkles

    Feb 26, 13 • Helen • Featured, Sweet Treats10 CommentsRead More »
    Coloring Chunky White Sugar and Candy Sprinkles

    I think I have died and gone to sprinkle and sugar heaven!  Do you ever have moments when you want smack yourself in the head and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  That’s me, right now!  I have found the source, I have seen the light and I am forever changed! I have bought the basics and opened up a whole new world of possibility!  I have learned how to color plain, large crystal and sanding white sugar…and sprinkles!    A few months ago I had a reader ask me if I colored my own sugar for my Jell-O cookies…my answer was “no”.  If only that had sparked a deeper fire for investigating the process, I could have saved myself a small fortune!  I don’t know why I didn’t pursue this sooner. Maybe it was because I didn’t know what to look for or the right questions to ask.  At one point, I found a bakery supply warehouse where I could buy sprinkles of all colors in bulk.  When I went there, and it was quite a drive, I found out that all the items I wanted had to be ordered in advance…nothing was in stock.  Discouraged, I put that the whole idea on the back shelf. Then I found myself needing specific colors of sprinkles again and I remembered seeing something on Pinterest (love my boards!) about coloring sprinkles and

  • Funeral Potatoes A.K.A. Hashbrown Casserole

    Feb 16, 13 • Helen • Featured, Recipes, Side Dishes16 CommentsRead More »
    Funeral Potatoes A.K.A. Hashbrown Casserole

    Funeral Potatoes A.K.A. Hashbrown Casserole is the perfect side-dish for any occasion!

  • Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Oct 13, 12 • Helen • Cupcakes, Desserts, Featured, Recipes, Sweet Treats2 CommentsRead More »
    Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I love to bake, but I am basically a lazy baker.  It has been a really long time since I baked a cake from scratch.  I am not a very discriminating cake-eater.  I was thrilled when I discovered that adding melted butter instead of oil to a cake mix seriously changes the texture and taste of the finished product.  I can, however, recognize when I’ve eaten something good.  This is a really good recipe! Thanks Amy and Pam for letting me share! Banana Cake Cake 1 1/2 cups ripe banana, mashed (about 4 – 6 medium-large) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 2 1/8 cups white sugar 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups buttermilk Cream Cheese Frosting 3/4 cup  butter, softened 12 oz. cream cheese, softened 6 to 7 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1. Pre-heat oven to 275°…yes, it is 275° – this is not a typo!  Grease or spray  2 – 8″ round cake pans with baking spray and set aside; for cupcakes, put paper liners in a cupcake pan and set aside. 2. In a small bowl, mix mashed bananas and lemon juice; set aside.  In a medium size bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. 3. In a large bowl (or mixer bowl),

  • Woven Baked Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

    Sep 10, 12 • Helen • Baking, Featured, RecipesNo CommentsRead More »
    Woven Baked Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

    Not only is baking bacon great for feeding the whole family, but try this trick to make the bacon not fall off your BLT!

  • Loaded Baked Potato Dip

    Sep 1, 12 • Helen • Appetizers, Featured6 CommentsRead More »
    Loaded Baked Potato Dip

    Baked potatoes are one of my favorite quick and easy cold weather meals, but when it's too hot to eat hot food, what's a girl to do

  • S’More Bites

    Aug 27, 12 • Helen • Baking, Desserts, Featured, Sweet Treats2 CommentsRead More »
    S’More Bites

    I can’t believe it!  Summer is almost over and I have yet to make it to the beach.  That’s right – no sandy feet, looking for shells or even much of a sunburn…and I got that at a garage sale!  But there’s a church beach party coming soon and I signed up to bring a dessert.  What to bring, what to bring?  Then I came upon the perfect thing – S’More Bites! I have to admit that I am not much of a traditional S’More lover.  Even though I love the taste of this traditional campfire treat, I have an aversion to so many unwashed hands reaching into the same marshmallow bag and the struggling to assemble them, not to mention the messy hands and faces that result while eating them.  I know…I’m such a old fuddyduddy!   But when I saw these little S’More Bites with the same flavors, pre-assembled and bundled up in one bite (or two), I knew that these would hit the spot, at least for me!  (Adapted from the recipe at Pampered Chef.) S’More Bites 7  whole graham crackers (1 cup, finely crushed) 1/4 cup powdered sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 4 bars (1.55 ounces) milk chocolate, divided into sections – I decided to make these late at night and didn’t have  candy bars, so I used a bag of Nestle’s Milk Chocolate Chips 12 large marshmallows, cut in half height-wise – I had Jumbo Kraft marshmallows,

  • Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

    Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

    When life (or friends) give you lemons, make lemonade...cupcakes!

  • Sprinkle Cake Cookies

    Sprinkle Cake Cookies

    For a quick batch of really delicious, colorful cookies, the journey starts with a white cake mix!

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