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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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German Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

Southern Living magazine’s December, 2017 cover of Cookies and Bars featured this decadent and delicious bar that I knew the chocolate lovers in my family would appreciate!  This is a typical rich Southern recipe, for sure!  They are like Magic Cookie Bars but taken up a few notches!  It takes 2 steps to put the recipe together, but the steps are easy to follow.  I…

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Easy Fantasy Fudge

This is my NO-FAIL, EASY, creamy and delicious chocolate fudge recipe that I love! I have a few favorite fudge recipes and this oldie-but-goodie is one I make a lot! This great vintage recipe first appeared on the back of a Kraft marshmallow creme jar. It has been around for decades and is loved by so many cooks! It uses marshmallow creme and evaporated milk….

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Old-Fashioned Penuche

“This buttery rich, creamy, caramel-y praline soft fudge recipe is so delicious! Bill’s mother made this old-fashioned penuche recipe which she got from HER mother.  I date this back to the 1950’s or maybe the 1940’s.  It was a hit back then and is still amazing now!     There are so many variations of Penuche Fudge!  It is very popular in the southern United States…

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Hawaiian Wedding Cake (Carrot Cake with Coconut, Pineapple, and Walnuts)

What a rich, moist carrot cake this is! And it is made with pureed carrot baby food!  This vintage recipe needs no frosting! There are many variations of cakes called Hawaiian Wedding Cake. Some are like this one, based on a carrot cake. Some are white and have a coconut frosting. This version is really a carrot cake taken up a notch that I’ve gotten…

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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Ricotta Cookies are so good!!! One bite of these and you go, mmmm!   They are a  much sweeter cookie in comparison to the egg biscuits they resemble.  The ricotta cheese gives it a soft texture.   This is a favorite cookie of mine. I love the texture and the strong vanilla in them. I make them every Christmas. See more pictures in the slideshow…

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Chocolate Macaroons

These fudgy delicious macaroons get rave reviews from so many people when I make them!   They actually have no flour in them!   Be careful with the bake time, there is a wide variance in the time.   Macaroons are a delicate cookie and they don’t harden much while in the oven but they  harden more after they come out of the oven.  Every…

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Opera Fudge

  If you like white chocolate, try Opera Fudge! Typically Opera Fudge has just candied red cherries in it.  I added walnuts which you can leave out if you prefer. Yes, I serve Opera Fudge on an Opera Plate! That plate is a scene from Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”.   This fudge is worthy of its name. It is exquisite! Like opera is! Enjoy!”

Cranberry Orange Scones

This is my own version of cranberry scones.  I like a lot of orange zest, or at least it has enough to taste the orange flavor!  And I like my scones the American way, which is sweet and soft!  Europeans prefer a drier and less sweet scone, more like a biscuit. This is soft and yummy, bursting with plenty of real cranberries! It is a very…

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