Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Swedish Heirloom Cookies

This Swedish Heirloom Cookie Recipe has been prepared every Christmas holiday season in our family.  It is a fun recipe for kids to help prepare….all kids love rolling warm cookies in powdered sugar. Cream – 1c butter, gradually add 1 c powered sugar & 1/2 t salt Add – 1 1/2 c finely chopped pecans […]

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Caramel Pecan Bars

This Caramel Pecan Bar Recipe makes a dessert that tastes like pecan pie.  By toasting the pecans first, you achieve a great nutty flavor surrounded by a chewy carmel .  The recipe is simple to make and is sure to be a family favorite! 3 1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans 2 c flour 2/3 c […]

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Creme Brulee

This Creme Brulee Recipe is both simple and so rich.  Be sure to try this for your next very special dinner. 8 egg yolks 1/3 c granulated white sugar 2 c heavy cream 1 t pure vanilla extract 6 T granulated white sugar (for the caramelized tops) In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks […]

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Lemon Bars

A favorite recipe year round, these lemon bars can easily be used for work potluck desserts or just to have around the house. 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar 2 eggs 3/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup lemon juice DIRECTIONS […]

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Pumpkin Bread

This is a great recipe for pumpkin bread that has been around for a long time. Start with 4 beaten eggs and mix with: 3 C. Granulated sugar 1 C. Oil 3 C. Sifted flour 2 C. Pumpkin (1 lb. can) 2/3 C. Water 1 C. Walnuts (optional) 1/2 tsp. Baking powder 2 tsp. Baking […]

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Carrot Cake

Looking for the ultimate carrot cake recipe that is not loaded with fat grams and still stays moist……..try this.  The applesauce replaces using more oil.  Who would have thought…….a cake “almost” in the veggie category! Combine in medium bowl: 2 1/2 c flour 2 t cinnamon 1 1/2 t baking soda 1 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 […]

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Frozen Fruit Smoothie

This is great for after a workout, soccer practice, or just after dinner. A smoothie that is refreshing and not too milky. Ingredients: 2 c Ice 1 c Frozen mixed berries 1/2 c Milk 1 c Orange juice 1 c Vanilla ice cream Combine all ingredients into the blender and blend then stir and repeat […]

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Pie Dough Recipe

2 Cup all-purpose flour 2 Tbs sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 Cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces 1/3 Cup cold Crisco (no trans-fat, if available) 5 to 7 Tbs ice water Food Processor Method: Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse on and off to mix.  Add […]

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Pumpkin Pie

This is a simple recipe that you almost can’t screw up. It is really that easy. 1 (15-0z) Can Libby’s Pumpkin 1 (14-Oz) Can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 eggs 1 t ground cinnamon ½ t ground ginger ½ t ground nutmeg ¼ t ground cloves ½ t salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees. […]

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Here is a desert that sounds a little weird but tastes great. It has a salty sweet combination that works great. Enjoy… • 2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels • ¾ cup margarine, melted • 1 cup, plus 3 tbsp granulated sugar, divided • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened • 1 (8 oz) container […]

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