Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Bri...

Microwave Peanut Brittle This is the easiest peanut brittle in the world to make and tastes fabulous! It only takes fifteen minutes to make, as well, so you can’t go wrong with this recipe. I packaged this up in small decorative boxes that can be found at craft stores and gave...
Caramel Heavenlies & Caramel Mocha Delights

Caramel Heavenlies &...

Caramel Heavenlies Mocha Caramel Delights Holiday Cookies #2 (and #3) This is a super easy and extremely rich cookie that begins with graham crackers as the base. It only requires 15 minutes of baking time and makes 4 dozen cookies in one pan!!! What more can you ask for? Well, I’ve...
Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates

Bacon Wrapped Almond...

These are a smokey, salty-sweet delightfully decadent appetizer!! Sorry I didn’t get a picture of these all cooked up and ready to eat! I forgot to take a picture before we headed out the door to the party. I did take one part way through the cooking process, though, so you’ll...
Asparagus with Olive Tapenade, Toasted Almonds, & Feta Cheese

Asparagus with Olive...

Asparagus w/olive tapenade, almonds, & feta   This is a very easy recipe to make but makes a nice presentation and people will be impressed. When I’m trying to lose weight, one of things I try to do is cut carbs . . . not take them out of my diet completely but simply cut...
Jan Hagels

Jan Hagels...

Jan Hagels ready to eat! These are a lovely Christmas cookie that comes to us by way of the Netherlands. They are a wonderful buttery blend of goodness with just a hint of cinnamon. There’s a surprise bit of crunch from the whipped egg whites that hold the chopped walnuts in...
Lowfat Granola

Lowfat Granola...

Lowfat Granola When I was a kid, my mom made the best granola. It had coconut and sesame seeds in it which made it stand out from other granolas. It also had quite a bit of oil in it which made it really high in calories. Well, I’ve been craving that granola lately so decided...
Linden Street Coffee Cake

Linden Street Coffee...

Ready to eat . . . YUM! This coffee cake is my daughter’s favorite. She fell in love with it in college when she worked at the Linden Street Coffee House in Lamoni, Iowa. I don’t know if they still make it but we sure continue to make it at our house! I’ve adapted...
Almond Quinoa Pilaf

Almond Quinoa Pilaf...

Almond Quinoa Pilaf My son was coming over for dinner the other night but I was going to be too busy to spend a lot of time cooking that day. Since my hubby and I had re-purposed food (in other words leftovers) the night before he was to come over, I still had energy to do some cooking...