Friday, November 17, 2017

Flashback Friday - Awesome No Bake Desserts


Sharing some easy no bake desserts to help when you need something
quick, especially during the busy holiday season.....

May you and yours enjoy a blessed THANKS-LIVING Season! 

This creamy and fabulous dessert has a very low sugar option...I've seen folks put some on their plate...taste it and then get more before they sit down! *-*

This has been a family favorite for years.  A terrific make-ahead dessert great all year feeds a crowd...and they'll love you for it. Cake mix base. Keeps nicely for a few weeks. 

A scrumptious combo of creamy peanut butter and chocolate graham crackers.
This one's hard to beat!  Make 24 hours ahead. 

This creamy dessert will knock your socks off.  Mixes up in minutes.
Use a graham cracker or a chocolate crust. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Edible Apple Turkey Craft - Kid Friendly

I almost forgot!

I helped a bunch of kids, about 8 or 9 of them, make these fun 'turkeys' at a Thanksgiving gathering last year at the home of friends-like-family. The ages ranged from probably 3 to 10.  It was simple fun and all the adults enjoyed the results too. Cute! Cute!

Lots of options - you can use raisins for eyes, or edible creative. 
I had some edible 'eyes' on hand, so that's what we used..using a dab of honey to 'glue' them on. 

We cut a gumdrop in half for the 'waddle', then shaped it into a longer shape...
attached it to the marshmallow with honey or part of a toothpick...

This is what you need for each turkey...

1 medium apple 
spice drops 
(they're smaller than regular ones) 
lg. marshmallow
eyes - raisins, edible markers or store purchased 'eyes' 

Place 3 spice drops on a toothpick, leaving room at the bottom to poke it into the apple.  Make as many 'feathers' as you'd like.

Add 2 toothpick legs (it helps steady the bird=) and add a spice drop to each for feet. 

Push half a toothpick into the apple where you want to put the 'head'; push marshmallow into pick.  Add eyes and 'waddle'.  May use candy corn for a beak. 

Use your imagination.  These are fun and will produce lots of giggles,
from all ages. 


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Flashback Friday - Perfect Pies for the Holidays (& A sugar free option)


Here's a few ideas for sweet treats for your holiday menus...

Fabulously chocolate - uses sweetened condensed milk,
so you know it's sure to be creamy and scrumptious! 

Who can resist the layer of yummy cheesecake, topped with a pecan pie like filling? Twoferone!

Get ready to hear lots of MMMMM's when you serve this 
easy no bake dessert.  Oh my!! 

If you are looking for a simple sugar free recipe for someone's special dietary you go.  This recipe uses a little bit of dry Crystal Lite drink mix..
make any flavor you want! 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Crockpot Pumpkin Butter (5 Ingredients) NEW RECIPE!

This luscious spread makes a great gift, along with some homemade bread or some pumpkin bread...

This is a simple recipe that is easily doubled or tripled. 
I doubled the recipe and got these 4 little jars full and
another smaller one just for us to enjoy.

I revised a recipe (reduced sugar the most, changed up spices a little)
that I found at Cris's Recipes that Crock.  Please be sure to check out her many wonderful crockpot recipes! 

This has a deep rich flavor to it and is awesome on toast, pumpkin bread or muffins. (& cottage cheese too!=) I learned well from my grandpa King as a little girl...he always added apple butter to his cottage cheese, and I love
using this to add to mine.  MMMM!

Enjoy soon! 


1 can (15 ozs.) pumpkin 
3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon 
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
Click here for Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and blend well. Cover and cook on high for 2-1/2 - 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes to prevent scorching. 

If desired, pour into clean hot (small) jars; place lid on and it will usually seal on its own.  Keeps well in the refrigerator for a month (unsealed). 

Linked to 
Whatcha Crockin Wednesday

You might also enjoy this moist and tasty 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Flashback Friday - Marvelous One-Dish Recipes


As the pace of life seems to pick up, do hope you'll give these easy meals a try soon!You'll be so glad you did! 

Your family will dive into this dish...uses frozen hash browns,
soup, french fried onions and more...MMM!  Add a veggie and you're all set. 

This is a tasty dish with crescent rolls as a base, with broccoli...
creamy, cheesey. 

This is a hearty 'man's casserole' with layers of beef, mushrooms, soup, cheese, biscuits and eggs!

Beef Stroganoff Casserole

I love using up leftovers and stuffing them in canned biscuits for a delicious,
hand held meal.