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  • Butterscotch Sauce

    Aug 11, 13 • Helen • Desserts, Featured, Presentation, Sweet Treats2 CommentsRead More »
    Butterscotch Sauce

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

  • Creamy Tomato Rice Soup

    Feb 25, 13 • Helen • Featured, Recipes, SoupsNo CommentsRead More »
    Creamy Tomato Rice Soup

    Chunky or pureed, this hearty Creamy Tomato Rice Soup is sure to hit the spot on a chilly winter day!

  • Funeral Potatoes A.K.A. Hashbrown Casserole

    Feb 16, 13 • Helen • Featured, Recipes, Side Dishes4 CommentsRead More »
    Funeral Potatoes A.K.A. Hashbrown Casserole

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

  • Merry Christmas Jell-O Cookies

    Merry Christmas Jell-O Cookies

    Make your Jell-O Cookies merry, just in time for you Christmas cookie plates!

  • Typo Christmas Cards

    Dec 6, 12 • Helen • Baker's Twine, Cards, Christmas, Featured, HolidaysNo CommentsRead More »
    Typo Christmas Cards

    It’s the 6th day of December…Christmas time and that means I’ve got to get busy on my cards – I’m seriously behind schedule!  There are always oodles of new Christmas papers, but I have been trying to cut back on my hoard of paper, while still trying to keep current with the styles.  All things trend and Christmas is no stranger to change.  But for this season, I’m going to try to keep it simple.  In my last post, I talked about a cute store that we found at the mall – Typo.  There were lots of great things that we found for gifts, but one of our favorite finds was a small tin of 50 mini Christmas-themed polaroids in a “Message In A Box”.  The vintage-style photos all create a bit of nostalgia.  I just love the little faded photos!  The pictures aren’t complicated, so I kept the sentiments simple. I also kept the embellishments to a minimum: baker’s twine, buttons, red clothespins and old dictionary pages accentuate the photos without overwhelming the clean lines. A few small dots of glue, with glitter sprinkled on top, gives the illusion of falling “flakes” to the snowy scene. Inking the edges with black StazOn distresses and adds definition.  I stapled the photos before I added the foam mounting tape to the back – the staples are just for looks – I don’t like the look of

  • Rhodes Chicken Salad Dollar Sandwiches

    Nov 12, 12 • Helen • Baking, Featured, RhodesNo CommentsRead More »
    Rhodes Chicken Salad Dollar Sandwiches

    The holidays are approaching and my mind turns to feeding family and friends with easy to prepare foods that I can plan for in advance.  It’s amazing how impromptu gatherings can throw you for a loop if you aren’t careful.  When company is coming, I try my best to have great hot meals, but there are days when spending time with my company takes precedent over the time I have to spend in the kitchen.  Sandwiches to the rescue!  I love a good sandwich prepared with a yummy, freshly baked Rhodes Texas Roll.  But if you’re having a party and want things to be appetizer-size, you can easily bake smaller versions with the same bread dough and make them into Dollar Sandwich Buns.  Here’s what you will need: 1 – 24 count Rhodes Frozen Texas Rolls Flour for dusting, vegetable spray, 2 large cookie sheets and plastic wrap. Place the frozen rolls on a cookie sheet sprayed with vegetable spray; cover with plastic wrap that has also been sprayed with vegetable spray.  Let sit until thawed, but still cold.  I didn’t need 48 rolls (24, cut in half = 48) , so I just set out 12, but if you need to make more, you will definitely need 2 cookie sheets.   Cut each of the rolls in half with either a knife or kitchen shears.    Roll each piece in flour; dust off any heavy excess flour.  They almost

  • Heath Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip

    Oct 8, 12 • Helen • Desserts, Featured, Sweet Treats5 CommentsRead More »
    Heath Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip

    This dip is out-of-this world delicious!  Enough said…or is it?  I could go on and on…everyone that tries it does!  One of the main reason behind serving this with apples is because it eliminates the need for utensils.  Using a slice of an apple helps you get some of your daily servings of fruit in.  You will learn early on that you should get a good scoop of it on each slice, since double-dipping is socially unacceptable…and yes, you will have to keep an eye on the dip – the dip-partakers might just forget their manners!  You could always encourage your guests to use plates, but you might want to double this recipe or there won’t be enough to go around.  If there does happen to be any left, lock the frig or it will mysteriously disappear overnight.  Yep…this Heath Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip is THAT good! Heath Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip 2 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup white granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, well packed 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 a 8 oz. package Heath Toffee Candy Bits Let the cream sit out until it softens.  Add the two sugars and the vanilla. Whip together until smooth and creamy.  Add about 1/2 the package of the Heath Toffee bits and whip it up a little more.  Chill for a few hours or overnight.  This will

  • Chopped Pizza – Rhodes Guest Blog Post!

    Oct 3, 12 • Helen • Appetizers, Baking, Featured, Recipes, RhodesNo CommentsRead More »
    Chopped Pizza – Rhodes Guest Blog Post!

    Along with the changing color of autumn leaves comes the anticipation of cooler weather…and my favorite seasons for baking!  Those days haven’t quite arrived here in San Diego, but I anxiously await a good excuse to heat up the house.  For those of you blessed with something other than our “horrid” San Diego climate, the time is now and this is a great recipe to add to your “fresh-out-of-the-oven” arsenal! Time again for a guest post over at the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Blog with this fun recipe for Chopped Pizza.  No red sauce, which is great for some kids, but what I really liked about it was that it makes a no-mess pizza bread that is delicious served fresh, easy to re-warm and yummy served cold!  Go check out the step-by-steps and make some tonight for dinner…and extra for lunch tomorrow! Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Pin It

  • 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!

  • Tackling The Tag Tower

    Tackling The Tag Tower

    Oh what fun it is to work with October Afternoon's Holiday Style product line!

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