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Cream Cheese Frosting

The basic Cream Cheese Frosting is so easy to make from scratch, why eat the store-bought? This tastes so much better! There is no need to use white vanilla extract. As you can see, the frosting stays very white with the brown color vanilla extract. This recipe makes about two and one-half cups, enough to frost a 2-layer cake. See more pictures in the slideshow…

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Easy Ghiradelli Brownie Mix Cookies

These are a favorite cookie in this house! And they are so easy to make! A few ingredients mixed into the brownie mix makes a stiff cookie batter and delicious brownie cookies! Use any type of Ghiradelli boxed brownie mix. You can use another brand of brownie mix, but there are different ratios of oil, flour, etc. in brownie mixes and differences in ounces in…

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Roasted Vegetables with Shrimp and Sausage

Healthy and Delicious Roasted Veggies with Shrimp and Sausage is an EASY, quick dish to prepare!  I used chicken sausage, but use any type sausage you want. Sausage gives a great flavor to this dish. The important thing to remember is to cut the different vegetables into the correct sizes so they all finish cooking at the same time. Root vegetables are cut up into…

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Cherry Christmas Slice and Bake Cookies

These beautiful Christmas Refrigerator Slice and Bake Cookies not only look festive with the red and green cherries, but they are SO delicious! The bottoms get browned and the tops stay white. They are a CRISPY cookie. The dough is very easy to make in less than 5 minutes! It has chopped pecans, but use whatever chopped nuts you like, or leave them out completely….

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Chocolate Kahlua Balls~NO BAKE!

Love coffee? These are for you! Even non-coffee lovers like them! You mix the ingredients together in a food processor, roll them into balls and then roll the balls in confectioner’s sugar. SO EASY! NO BAKING! An oldie but goodie recipe I got from my Aunt Gloria that is loved by a LOT of people! I make this every holiday! See more pictures in the…

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JIFFY Blueberry Corn Muffins Hack ~ Soft and Fluffy!

Add some sour cream and blueberries to JIFFY Corn Muffin Mix and you will get really delicious, soft and fluffy muffins!  This recipe is the suggested one from JIFFY for making blueberry corn muffins using their mix. Some changes I made besides the SOUR CREAM: 1. Instead of two boxes, I use just one box. One box makes about 8– 9 muffins, depending on how…

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Chocolate Rum Balls~Easy, No-Bake!

Chocolate rum balls, no-bake! (Adults only since they are not baked!) They are easy to make and soo good!!  Hard to eat just one!   You really can taste the rum, but it doesn’t overpower the cookie.   These are great for the holidays, but they are also really nice to make anytime! Everyone REALLY loves these! See more pictures of the EASIEST steps ever…

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Sugar Cookies~THE BEST!

An oldie but goodie sugar cookie recipe from my Aunt Gloria who was a cook by profession and an amazing baker! No other sugar cookie recipe comes close this one! And I haven’t seen this exact one published anywhere at all. I don’t know where she got it. Depending on your cookie size, you could get 26-30 cookies that average about 2-1/2 to 3 inches. If…

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JIFFY Cornbread Hack ~ Moist and Fluffy!

Here is my JIFFY CORNBREAD HACK using just ONE BOX and adding a few ingredients to make it really moist and fluffy! It goes from crumbly and blah, to moist and wow!  JIFFY cornbread mix has been around for decades, since 1930! It is very popular. By itself I find it a little dry. BUT, there are many, many recipes out there to improve it! I…

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Sausage and Peppers ~ A Delicious, Easy Way!

SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS is VERY EASY to make this way! MY SISTER PAT taught me years ago about her great technique of using just tomato paste, which was new to me! We start with tomato paste and just add a little touch of sauce after an hour. It is so-oo delicious!! The tomato paste makes its own sauce with the steamed peppers in the oven. …

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Potato Chip Cookies, Paula Deen’s

Potato Chip Cookies, specifically PAULA DEEN’S, are so-oo good, so buttery! I’ve tried a few recipes for this and hers is my favorite. They are SUPER-FAST to make! Mix the dough in UNDER 5 MINUTES! So few ingredients! You probably have them in your kitchen already. These are a BIG hit! I can’t get over how much people really, really love them! Hard to go…

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Pumpkin Pizzelles

Pumpkin Pizzelles for the pumpkin fanatics! These have a mild pumpkin and spice taste, nothing overwhelming, but they’re very good and sure to be appreciated by everyone… not just pumpkin lovers! They are a nice addition to your fall baking. You do need a pizzelle maker to make these. I have two pizzelle makers. One is a VillaWare, non-teflon, which makes pizzelles how I like…

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Chocolatier Chocolate Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies

The Chocolatier Magazine in 1999 had this gourmet cream cheese brownie recipe that is to die for!   It is very rich so I suggest cutting the bars small ! But then true chocolate lovers will want to eat two! It is definitely a great recipe for special occasions. Below you can see a slideshow of the process. The ones you can make with a…

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Bill’s Smooth Chicken Salad

I know everyone has their own way to make chicken salad! For Bill’s Smooth Chicken Salad I GRATE the chicken in a food processor while it is still WARM so the chicken ends up minced and soft. No chunks of chicken allowed in this one!  Smooth is the texture of this chicken salad. This is the way he likes chicken salad and the processor was the…

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Flatizza Pizza

“This is my low calorie version of Subway’s Flatizza. Not all Subways have it these days, but some still do it here. It’s just a quick pizza using any flatbread and your favorite toppings. There are so many ways to make a fast pizza! People use pitas, English muffins, mini pizza doughs, you name it, but my favorite way is to use a flatbread, any…

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