Browsing Category DESSERTS

Banana Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

 These Banana Walnut Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are so moist, so good! Firm up to pick up with your hands! NO FORK necessary! This is an oldie but goodie EASY favorite recipe of mine that I get asked the recipe a LOT! NO steps to this one, just mix it all together! It has only 1 CUP OF FLOUR so it is a…

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Sugar-Free Whipped Jello

Whipped Jello! YUM! With Sugar-Free Jello this is only 11 calories or 0 Weight Watcher Points! It is like a gourmet dessert to me! Does this qualify as a real recipe?  I’m not sure, but I’ve been making this for years.   I like to make this especially after a big event with lots of great food! So when I am really watching my calories, I…

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BUTTERY Rice Krispie Treats

Everyone knows how to make Rice Krispie Treats! But I found out that if you use a WHOLE STICK of butter (8 tablespoons) instead of just 3 tablespoons of butter like the original recipe on the box, the Rice Krispie Treats come out softer and very buttery! I think they taste SO MUCH BETTER! Before I had the recipe committed to memory, I asked my neighbor,…

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Double Peach Pound Cake

Del Monte’s recipe for a great peach pound cake with peaches inside the cake and on top is so easy to make and it’s a real pretty cake too. It is LOW-CALORIE! if you use peaches in pear juice instead of syrup, the calories are lower-only 98 calories a slice! Sometimes I use 2 whole eggs instead of 4 egg whites. The egg whites make…

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Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding

CHEF ALTON BROWN has the BEST method for making Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding! If you are a tapioca fan and have never had the large pearls, try them! I like large pearls much better than small pearls. I first tasted creamy large pearl tapioca pudding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at several famous restaurants there when I was about 13 years old.  I love tapioca pudding and…

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Vanilla Cream Torte ( with Vanilla Wafer Crumbs)

Vanilla Cream Torte, (“Erosion Cake”), or Flourless Vanilla Wafer Cake, or Walnut Cream Cake- there are many names for this oldie but goodie recipe! It is a family favorite! I first got it from my mother-in-law, Ruth, who was always trying new recipes. I believe she got it from the Nabisco Company. She found it in the late 1960’s, and she dubbed it the “Erosion…

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Vanilla Bean Cookies

These cookies are especially for vanilla lovers! Like me! They are thin, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and it’s very hard to eat just one! They are so good!!!! There is a lot of vanilla bean paste so you can smell that strong flavor and it tastes delicious!    This recipe has the largest ratio of vanilla bean paste to the other…

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

A Pillsbury Bake-Off winning recipe, this is an oldie but goodie recipe that is very, very popular! I see people who have entered it in local contests and have won blue ribbons for it! It is made in 4 layers that are very easy to do. There is a vanilla cake layer on the bottom, then peaches, then a cream cheese topping that is sprinkled…

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Irish Cream Cheesecake~NO-BAKE!

This is SO delicious and SO easy to make! Everyone loves this one! I’ve made real fancy Irish liqueur cheesecakes that are amazing, but if I am short on time, this NO-BAKE one is a winner! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Or any day! Use a chocolate crust or graham cracker crust. Sometimes I mix the chocolate and graham crumbs together, and that is really…

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Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

Irish? YES? Lucky!! NOT IRISH? Well, get your Irish on and make these AMAZING brownies, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!  If you’ve never tried them, Irish or not, you are missing a great treat!  And they are so easy to make with a brownie mix!  Use your favorite brownie mix. Double the recipe to make a larger batch, because I think you may need to!  See…

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ~ Crispy and Chewy

From Food Network in 2010 came this great Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe – it is my all-time favorite oatmeal cookie recipe!  If asked what is my favorite cookie, no , it’s not chocolate chip, it is oatmeal! And this recipe in particular if I am making them! I love oatmeal as a cereal or a snack. I prefer oatmeal in a meatloaf over breadcrumbs. Oatmeal…

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Magic Cookie Bars with M& M’s

My son asks for these bars! They are so popular and everyone has their own version. Well, here is mine. Magic Cookie Bars, also known as Hello Dolly Bars or Coconut Dream Bars or 7-Layer Bars, is one of the easiest bar recipe to make ever! All you do is add layer after layer! There is NO mixing! The original recipe for Magic Cookie Bars…

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SUPER-FAST, EASY Peanut Butter Cookies~3 Ingredients!

  NO Time? Quick and easy peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients will get you a plateful of homemade cookies really fast that are SO-O GOOD!  This recipe is still so popular after many decades! I made it as a teen!   You use just 3 ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. The egg binds with the peanut butter to keep it together.  …

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Blueberry Muffins, Classic Style!

This is my FAVORITE blueberry muffin recipe!  If you want a classic old-fashioned muffin without any streusel or other toppings this is a really delicious, cake-like sweet muffin! I load it up with extra blueberries, but sometimes I go overboard and it doesn’t matter! Did you know blueberry muffins are the # 1 favorite muffin in the U.S.? And probably the world! It sure is…

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