Wednesday, August 31, 2016

3 Scrumptious Chocolate Zucchini Recipes {Blast from the Past}


You'll get OOOHHH's and AAAAAHH's when you serve this to anyone.

German Chocolate Zucchini Bread (with Lighter Options)




Such a perfect way to 'hide' veggies...your family will never know!




Moist, delicious - a perfect dessert to use up that zucchini! Love the crunchy topping.




Sunday, August 28, 2016

No Bake Blackberry Cream Pie

This is a quick and easy dessert that will delight your taste buds. 
We gobbled it up quickly!

I saw the original recipe at Mr. Food using strawberries.  I had blackberries on hand, so that's what I went with.  Whipped up in minutes and tasted so good.

Great for potlucks, picnics, or any time of year, but especially during summer months because it's NO BAKE. 

I adapted the original recipe a bit, and will definitely make it again. 

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BLACKBERRY CREAM PIE

1 (4-serv.) box instant vanilla pudding & pie filling
(I used sugar free) 
1/2 c. sour cream
(I used 4 ozs. cream cheese), softened
1/2 c. milk
3 c. frozen whipped topping, thawed
(Keep a little on hand for garnish)
1 9-inch prepared graham cracker pie crust
1-1/2 c. whole berries, your choice,
washed, dried and sliced, if necessary
a few extra berries for garnish

In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, sour cream and milk. Add whipped topping and whisk 1 minute or until smooth and blended.  Pour half the mixture into the pie crust. 

Add berries to remaining mixture, then top off the pudding in the crust. 

May freeze the pie for 2 -3 hours or refrigerate 6 - 8 (we couldn't wait and had to cut into it after about 4). Garnish with whipped topping and berries. 

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Leader Enterprise - August 24, 2016 - Keeping Cool

Friday, August 26, 2016

3-Ingredient Biscuits & Weekend Potluck #237

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3-Ingredient Biscuits by Call me PMc

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Tomato Beef Country Casserole by Together As Family

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

No Bake Scotcheroos


I realize this is definitely a classic recipe, but didn't have it on my blog, sooo....

Fabulous, quick, and always-goes-fast are adjectives I would use for this
chewy, peanut butter-y, chocolate-butterscotchy treat! 


One can never go wrong making...and sharing...these.  Everyone will love you forever and you'll be asked to make...and share...them again and again! 

Easy to remember the ingredients too...1 c. of everything except 6 c. rice krispies. 

And you don't have to turn the oven on...perfect for summertime parties!
And they're not just for kids!  Adults love them too. 

Such an awesome treat when you need something fast! You just have to let the topping set up, but you can refrigerate it to speed up the process. 

Enjoy every single bite! 
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SCOTCHEROOS 

1 c. light corn syrup
1 c. white sugar
1 c. (creamy or chunky) peanut butter
6 c. crispy rice cereal (or Special K cereal) 
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips 

Grease 9" X 13" pan; set aside.

In large saucepan over medium heat, cook corn syrup and sugar together just until it comes to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter; stir until blended. Add cereal; stir until evenly coated. 

Pour into prepared pan and pat into place.  (I like to spray the back side of a metal spatula and then press down on the cereal to make it firm.)

In small saucepan over low heat (or on medium heat in microwave), melt chocolate and butterscotch chips; stirring until melted.  Spread evenly over cereal. Cool at least 30 minutes or until firm.  (May refrigerate to speed the process).  Cut into bars and enjoy. 

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You may also enjoy...
    No Bake Coco-Nut Butter Crispies (Gluten Free)

    No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Squares



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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Copycat Strawberry Julius

It's August...and it's hot outside.  What do you do to cool down? 

I love copycat recipes...and I sure do love my Orange and Strawberry Julius.  But do we know for sure if they are truly a COPYCAT???  It really doesn't matter to me...as long as it tastes good.  

I adapted a recipe I found for a Copycat at Sweet as a Cookie. I love being able to use a sugar substitute in recipes like this one....and I normally reduce the amount of ice so I can easily sip it through a straw...and not constantly get brain freeze!

Hope you enjoy this tasty, and cooling treat. 

NOW GO CHILL! 


COPYCAT STRAWBERRY JULIUS

1 c. frozen sliced strawberries, slightly thawed
1/2 c. cold water
1/2 c. cold milk

1/4 c. white sugar

(I love using equal amounts of xylitol 
or 3 - 4  pkts. stevia)
1 tsp. vanilla (important!)
1 c. crushed ice 

Add all ingredients to a blender; process on high until smooth, about a minute. Add more water for perfect consistency if needed. 

Serves 2 - enjoy right away! 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Amish Country Poor Man's Steaks & Weekend Potluck #236

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Amish Country Poor Mans Steaks by Sweet Little Bluebird

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Crockpot Caramel S'Mores Fondue

This is such a simple recipe, it's almost not a recipe at all.

I have been meaning to post it, but you know how life happens sometimes. 

I made this for out of state company when they stopped for an evening of
fellowship on their way through our area in June.  

It's delish - I cut the original recipe back to only 3 simple ingredients.
I saw the recipe at Recipes that Crock. Cris and Aunt Lou use Gooseberry Patch Cookbook recipes...that I love dearly.  You can't go wrong using them. 
If you'd like to check out the original recipe, click here. There are many other awesome recipes you'll want to browse while there too! Like...
Crockpot Tex-Mex Chicken TacosCrockpot Apple Coffee Cake, and an awesome line up of Crockpot Dump and Go Recipes.

Instead of using sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping, I simply tried (for the first time!) a can of the caramel sweetened condensed milk.
Yeh!  I'm into skipping steps when possible.  *=* The allspice is optional, but I think it added a nice flavor. 

This is a great dish for a summer crowd and less messy than the real deal. 
Enjoy it soon!!  Not everyone can build a fire any time....

 How fun to have the flavor of S'Mores all year around too. 



CROCKPOT CARAMEL S'MORE FONDUE 

1 can caramel sweetened condensed milk 
(or 1 can regular sweetened condensed milk plus 1/4 c. caramel ice cream topping) 
a couple sprinkles of ground allspice, optional

1 # melting chocolate, chopped

(I used the discs in a bag) 

1/4 c. milk chocolate chips



Add all ingredients to crockpot; stir to combine.  Cover, and cook on low for about 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally until smooth. 


Serve with graham crackers, fruit (fresh or dried), marshmallows or cookies.
We loved it with raspberries and strawberries. 

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