Monthly Archives November 2011

Overnight Apple Butter


I had never tried Apple Butter and always hear such good things about it. I decided to Google a ton of recipes and basically create my own recipe by combining different one’s. Here’s my approach on what is a yummy treat on top of toast and a lovely gift for your friends, family, and neighbors during Thanksgiving or Christmas. Perfect for the holidays!


  • 5 pounds (about 10 large...
Read More

Texas BBQ Meatloaf – Comfort Food

My mom’s famous spicy meatloaf recipe that I adore!

          1 sleeve of ground beef = 3 lbs.

          2 eggs

          1 large bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce (we use Lucille’s
BBQ Spicy)or homemade BBQ Sauce

          1 tbsp. of liquid smoke

          1 sleeve of saltine crackers original or RITZ Cra...
Read More

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Cookies


Celebrity Cook Giada’s grandmother used to make these and referred to them as “biscotti.” This are more like a drop cookie, more buttery and moist than the usual biscotti, which are generally quite hard and dry.


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (r...
Read More

Snickers Bar Cookies


1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. softened butter
1 c. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (16 oz.) pkg. miniature SNICKERS® bars unwrapped or other chocolate (Milky Way, 3 Musketeer)


Cream together sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter.
Add vanilla and beaten eggs. Mix.
Add baking powder...
Read More

Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownies

I buy the 6lb. box of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate brownie mix from Costco. It comes with 5 pouches.
When I have the time, I make the brownies from scratch.


  • 1, 18 oz package or 1 pouch Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, divided
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee crys...
Read More

The Best Ever Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Baking Time 20 minutes
  • Serves 24 large cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes


  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 8-oz. can of crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoo...
Read More