Halloween Skeleton Brownies

Wilton has brought back every year for the last 6 years Halloween skeleton bones candy mold.  I make brownies and decorate them with these skeleton pieces.  The mold can be seen  here .  Any hobby shop that carries candy making supplies will probably have this inexpensive mold.  I was surprised that they still made the…

Ice Box Apple Cookies

A fun cookie to make from a simple recipe of refrigerator cookie dough.  I making these for fall but you can really make them anytime.  You don’t need any special kitchen equipment except some parchment paper or wax paper and food coloring. The apple seeds are miniature chocolate chips.  The little chocolate chips are easy…

Refrigerator Maple Cookies

Refrigerator cookies become popular right after WWII using shortening, sugar, eggs and flour.  It was a very basic cookie recipe that could be made with very little equipment and skill. This is my mother’s recipe which she used artificial maple flavoring to make these, but there are many variations and flavors using this basic recipe. …

Peanut Butter Crunch Pumpkin Balls

This was something that was fun to do for the fall.  Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Ball Pumpkins.  Normally you see this recipe dipped in the chocolate. These are dipped in orange candy melts to make pumpkins.  Pretzels is the base that the pumpkin sits on. The stems are pretzels dipped in green candy melts. I…

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookie that is double peanut butter flavor from the addition of peanut butter chips, just perfect with a glass a milk.  Eat them warm from the oven or take along to share with friends and neighbors. I was looking for something a little different recipe for peanut butter cookie to try.  This recipe…

Mint Chocolate Chip Shamrock Mini Cakes

Mint chocolate chip cake is made from white cake mix, mint extract, and grated semi sweet chocolate. Mix the cake batter according to the directions on the box add mint extract and the grated chocolate just before pouring baking pans.  A few drops of green food coloring is optional. I have collected many baking mold…

How To Bake Cake Pops

How to bake cake pops using cake mix and cake pop pans.  These pans are now showing up in thrift stores and yard sales without instructions and clips.   Or you were just given a set from a relative or friend that no longer wanted them. I found a set of cake pop pans this fall…

Mocha Madeleines

Mocha madeleines is perfect with a cup of coffee. They are made with chocolate cocoa and instant coffee granules.  Mocha madeleines only need a little dusting of powdered sugar. Madeleines are really little cakes and less difficult to make then you would think. The trick is getting them out of the special pan that is…

Oatmeal Chocolate Cherry Bars

I still have frozen dried cherries in my freezer that needed to be used.  Dried cherries are so good in cookies. This recipe is fast and easy to make.  You don’t need extra baking equipment to make these.  Mix by hand or by a mixer and pour into a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan…

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is made from sour cream, and fresh lemon juice.  The moist lemon cake is glazed with a lemon syrup. The Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan makes it extra festive.  A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The…