Browsing Category Holiday Desserts

Pecan Cheese Pie

 Do you like pecan pie?  Do you like cheesecake? If YES, then this simple, EASY-TO-MAKE recipe that combines both is for you! It is so-oo good! SO EASY!! All you do is add layers to the pie shell! It does its magic while it bakes. I have been making this since the 1970’s when my friend Shirley first made it. She warned how rich it…

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Apple Cranberry Walnut Pie

This is one of my favorite holiday pies! Apples, cranberries and walnuts go really well together! I have tried several recipes for this pie. I combined some techniques and ingredients to come up with this way that I like the best! Cooking the filling for a few minutes beforehand makes it a success every time! I like it with lowered sugar and added more cranberries…

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Libby’s Pumpkin Roll and Variations

I hope you are not afraid of making cake rolls! Have you tried Libby’s Pumpkin Roll recipe? This recipe got me started making different cake rolls. Cake Rolls are a lot of fun to make! I think people don’t realize how easy they are to do! I’ve made some variations of the pumpkin roll through the years and the main recipe I use is from…

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Flan

Here is a no-fail traditional Spanish flan recipe and what a treat this is! The creamy custard is so light and just mildly sweet, letting all the rich sweetness come from the delectable caramel syrup that surrounds the flan.   I like flan the lighter, traditional way without cream cheese. The cream cheese flans are more of a cheesecake. This way is more of a custard. This…

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My Contest-Winning Apple Pie

This apple pie won me the $300 top prize in 2008 at my church fair! Over the years baking apple pies has been a passion of mine since apple is my favorite pie! I have several favorite apple pie recipes that I love all for different reasons and I use them all! You can find some of my other favorite apple pie recipes on my…

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Loaded Crispy Pumpkin Cookies

CRISPY OUTSIDES, CHEWY INSIDES…. success! I finally mastered the pumpkin cookie the way I wanted them to be! Most pumpkin cookie recipes I’ve tried are delicious, but their texture was soft and cake-like. Some people like them like that. Me, I am more for crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The pumpkin puree has a lot of water in it so it tends…

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Chocolate Pumpkin Nut Snack Cake

A small, 9-inch Chocolate Pumpkin Nut Snack Cake to try that I think is great change from regular brownies. It is so moist and fudgy, and it’s made with a brownie mix! NO eggs, no oil, no butter! The pumpkin puree does the job of all that! You will love that it takes less than 5 minutes to make! Use your favorite brownie mix. I…

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Red Velvet Brownies

You use 2 box mixes to make these red velvet brownies. A lot of red velvet brownies have cream cheese in them. This one is simple version and my favorite. I like it better than a regular brownie! They are SO incredibly MOIST! I’ve gotten many requests for this recipe! And, these sell really well at fairs! You can dress them up for holidays with…

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No-Bake Blueberry Pie – Best! Fast and Easy!

A NO_BAKE blueberry pie that is better than a 2-crust blueberry pie!! You make the filling on top of the stove. Add it to a baked pie crust! Voila! Better than a time-consuming 2-crust! My sister Annie gave me this great recipe. It is so good! I make this version of blueberry pie more than the baked, 2-crust version. Everyone loves it! Try it, you’ll…

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Cream Cheese Finger Cookies

“A delicious cookie to add to your recipe box that has been around for decades if you don’t already have it.  This version of the classic finger cookies is similar to the Butterball Cookie or the Mexican Wedding Cookie, but the cream cheese make it more rich and gives it a nice velvety, smooth texture.  Enjoy!” INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese,…

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Libby’s Pumpkin Roll ~ with a Twist

For a twist, I kept the same Libby’s Pumpkin Roll recipe you can find anywhere, and you can also find it on my website by typing Pumpkin Roll in the search.  For a change to this well-loved classic dessert, I added 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to the cream cheese filling mixture. Instead of sprinkling the top with confectioner’s sugar,  I beat 2 cups…

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Bird’s Nest Cookies for Easter/Spring

Baking with the Kiddies for some Easter/Springtime fun in the kitchen!   You need some sugar cookies! Make your own, or use a box mix or dairy case sugar cookie dough or just buy some sugar cookies! It’s up to you! Then frost them with white or chocolate frosting. Sprinkle some tinted coconut for the nests and put jellybeans on top for the eggs! That’s…

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Date Balls~No Bake~Buttery and Yummy!

“A very delicious, buttery date ball cookie with lots of dates and walnuts.  It is so easy to make on top of the stove!  This vintage recipe goes back decades and it is fantastic!  I got it from my mother who got it from my Aunt Mary C. who was famous for making them every Christmas.  Our family loves these a lot!  For variation, you…

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Apple Cranberry Walnut Pie

This is one of my favorite holiday pies! It is such a tasty combination! I have tried several recipes for this pie, and combined some techniques and ingredients to come up with the way I like it. To me, this is my best way. Cooking the filling for a few minutes beforehand makes it a success every time! I like it with lowered sugar and more…

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