Archives for December 2010

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Have you ever had the scalloped potatoes that come in the box? Do you like them? If you do, I dare you to try this recipe…because once you make it you will not want to eat them out of the box ever again. Seriously, I have two packages in my cupboard that […]

White Chocolate Coconut Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies I really like white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, but I am not a huge fan of the nuts. I decided to develop a tropical cookie using coconut in place of the macadamias. I cut down on the sugar and added a package of instant white chocolate pudding for some extra flavor. […]

Mississippi Mud

Mississippi Mud      When I was a child, my grandmother would always have big trays of sweets out at her holiday dinners. One of the first things to be eaten by my family was her Mississippi Mud. I can remember vying for that last piece, as it would quickly disappear. It is no wonder, […]

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake      For Christmas dinner this year, my mom and I decided that we would try something besides pie to bake. She had a craving for cheesecake, but I am not a huge fan of it. I did, however, find a recipe for white chocolate cheesecake online that I tweaked. I […]

Homemade Vanilla Custard

Homemade Vanilla Custard      Custard is such a great comfort food, perfect on cold days spent inside the house. What makes custard different from regular vanilla pudding is the extra egg yolks, which make for a richer dessert.      The custard recipe I am going to share with you is what I call […]

Cherry Cordial Fudge

Cherry Cordial Fudge      Who doesn’t like chocolate covered cherries? Smooth cordial filling encapsulated in rich milk chocolate…My taste buds tingle just thinking about it.      Two years ago I bought a bag of Hershey Cherry Cordial Kisses. I put them in the freezer (because I like my chocolate cold), but wasn’t quite […]

Cheesy Chicken Vegetable Lasagna

Cheesy Chicken Vegetable Lasagna      I like lasagna a lot, but I am not a fan of ground beef. For years I have been wanting to try a vegetable lasagna; unfortunately most of the recipes I have found lack a protein other than cheese. I came across a recipe for chicken lasagna online, added […]

Peppermint Bark

     Peppermint Bark is probably one of the easiest treats one can make for the holidays. It is pretty, festive, and is made up of just three ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed candy canes. The whole process only takes about 10 minutes to make and another hour to harden. Crushed candy canes; […]


     One of my husband’s favorite candy bars are the Turtles. I’ve been buying him a pack when I get groceries, and I thought I might try to bake them myself. They were not difficult to make at all, and you only need three main ingredients: caramels, pecans, and chocolate chips.      Although […]

White Chocolate Christmas Pretzels

     Who doesn’t love a good chocolate covered pretzel? Sure, you can buy them in the store for a few dollars a bag…or you can make them homemade and get a lot of bang for your buck. I was able to make 13 dozen  pretzels for just $9. (And they taste better than the […]