Archives for October 2012

Pumpkin Date White Chocolate Pudding Chip Cookies

Today I am posting a new recipe I invented over the summer…I’ve been waiting for Halloween to share it with you though. I took my favorite pudding chip cookie recipe and substituted pumpkin puree for part of the butter. I also used white chocolate pudding mix, white chocolate chips, and dates. These cookies are perfect […]

Butterfinger Poke Cake w/ Cool Whip Frosting

My husband celebrated his birthday on October 20th. We have been married for four years, and every year I make him a special birthday dessert. (He does not like parties for himself but he will sequester to a cake of some kind). Our first year of marriage, I made him a white chocolate covered Boston […]

Vanilla Bean Apple Crumb Cake

Do you ever feel like baking something but can’t make up your mind as to what? I felt like making some sort of cake last week, so I went to my husband for some ideas. He asked for an apple crumb cake. After searching Google images, I came across one from Jehan Can Cook that […]

Pistachio Milk Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Pistachio Milk Chocolate Pudding Chip Cookies      Continuing on the pudding chip theme this week, I have chocolate chip cookies made with a package of instant pistachio pudding mix. One may think that pistachio and milk chocolate are an awkward combination, but one taste of these cookies took away my skepticism. They are, in fact, […]

Caramel Milk Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Here is another experiment I did with the Duncan Hines frosting creations packets. This time, I used the caramel flavored packets in a pudding chip recipe. The caramel was a unique backdrop to the milk chocolate chips, and the usage of all brown sugar in the cookie dough added even more to the blondie flavor. […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup   Print Prep time 45 mins Cook time 16 mins Total time 1 hour 1 min   Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground turkey 1 large egg, beaten 1 small onion, minced ⅔ cup seasoned bread crumbs ⅔ cup parmesan cheese blend ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 10 […]

Cookie Dough Hummus

My sister-in-law had a hummus party on Labor Day weekend. She asked the guests to bring a hummus dish to be judged, and she provided the crackers, pretzels, and other food items to dip into the spreads. To be honest, I am not a big fan of hummus. I made a red pepper hummus last […]

White Chocolate Creamsicle Cake Bars

A few days ago, I posted a recipe for Vanilla Bean Almond Squares. Those squares tasted SO good, I decided to try the recipe for a church function. I doubled all of the ingredients and used a large sheet pan (my first time ever baking with a pan of this size). For flavoring, I used two […]

Vanilla Bean Almond Squares

Almond Squares are one of my very favorite recipes. They are super quick to prepare and they taste delicious. I made these a few weeks ago, but I added a special ingredient which took these squares to a whole new level: scraped vanilla beans. The extra kick from the tiny specks of vanilla melds wonderfully […]