Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies

Mmm…mmm, these are really good.  Just the right gooeyness that a brownie should have. Every once in a while I get hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My go to recipe for this is a simple and easy one. You start with a brownie mix and a jar of peanut butter. I have had this…

Bourbon Sweet Potato Cookies

This cookie recipe will really add something different to your holiday list of cookies.  It is not overly sweet and full of flavors that just roll of your tongue.  It has real wow factor going for it. If you do make these for cookie exchanges and gift giving make sure you include the recipe because…

Applesauce Raisin Squares with Brown Butter Frosting

I have had this recipe since high school and it came from McCall’s magazine.  For a long time I used the clipping from the magazine until I started transferring my recipes to 4″ x 6″ cards and I added that it came from McCall’s.  The magazine has been out of publication now for over a…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

They are as good as they look.  In fact one of the kids swiped two before I got the picture taken. The 9 inch by 13 inch pan of blondies didn’t last long.  The cookie dough base is a chewy peanut butter and oatmeal covered in chocolate chips and dry roasted peanuts.  If you don’t…

Applesauce Honey Cookies

A really delicious cookie to make in the fall.  They have a wonderful apple and spice with a hint of honey. The cookie is soft and moist.  I used a cookie stamp to make fall flowers and decorated them with fall chocolate chips with colored sugar before I baked them.  The recipe calls for you…

Simple Little Cookie Stamp and Peanut Butter Cookies

I was wandering through Walmart the other day waiting for my grand daughter get her hair cut.  So I took a look in the cake decorating isle and found this little cookie stamp by Nordic Ware.  I try to buy something every year from Nordic Ware because all their products are American made.  Only now…

Raisin Puff Cookies (Heirloom Recipe)

    An overlooked heirloom cookie recipe, that is very good, is raisin puff cookies. I have been making these since childhood for the fall and winter holidays. My family loves these and they are not expensive to make. I like to make mine with butter but they were originally made with lard or shortening….

Soft Molasses Cookies (Heirloom Recipe)

  There is a chill in the air and the leaves are turn bright colors. All that is missing is the smell of spice in your house. How about making a batch of soft molasses cookies just perfect for a cup of hot chocolate or spiced apple cider. This is an updated heirloom recipe that…

Pumpkin Pie Drop Cookies and Cinnamon Icing

Hee-he-hee-ee. Come over to the dark side because we have cookies for Halloween. These are the best pumpkin drop cookies that I have come across in all my years of baking. It was a recipe I found on the internet about 15 years ago. It was posted on one of the boards at that time….

Spicy Vegetable Crackers

  Wonderful crackers for grown ups, that have some zing to them. As Emeral always tells you to take it up a notch and these crackers are up a couple of notches. They are perfect for a grown up snack or fall football tailgate party. You can make them up ahead a few days and…

Making Do at Christmas

This Christmas is probably the hardest we have had it in this country since the great depression for a portion of our society. For some, the unemployment that was stopped at the end of November was a major hardship. How do you have Christmas with out money? This is a worry for many who have…