Archives for November 2013

Pumpkin Poke Cake w/ Heath Bits

If you are a fan of pumpkin, then I suggest trying out this pumpkin poke cake with Heath Bits topping. You may have seen a similar recipe floating around the food blogs (i.e., Something Swanky), but this one is a bit different because I use a large can of pumpkin, my own recipe for pumpkin […]

Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

These rosemary roasted baby potatoes stem from Ina Garten. My mom has been making them for several years, but this was my first attempt. My husband and I were very pleased with the results, (and our house had a beautiful rosemary scent for two days after cooking them). I used small baby red potatoes, so […]

Pecan Pie Topped Brownies

These Pecan Pie Topped Brownies (adapted from Half Baked Harvest) were a featured dessert at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner. They had a lot of mixed reviews; people either loved them or were just copacetic with them. Personally, I prefer pecan pie, but these are an excellent option for your chocaholic guest. Pecan Pie Topped Brownies […]

Mint Truffle Kiss Pudding Cookies

On a shopping excursion a few days ago, my four year old daughter spotted a bag of Hershey Mint Truffle Kisses. She couldn’t wait to taste them, while I couldn’t wait to experiment with them. Using my mom’s pudding chip cookies as inspiration, I turned them into little Kiss cookies. All it took to transform […]

Secret Ingredients Baked Macaroni & Cheese

  The secret to this awesome macaroni and cheese is buttermilk pancake mix and cream of chicken soup. Add two different cheeses (technically eight if you include the six in the Italian blend), and you have a cheese lover’s dream.   Secret Ingredients Baked Macaroni & Cheese   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time […]

RAISINETS Oatmeal Pudding Cookies

I don’t know if it is a Western New York thing, but I don’t often see Raisinets in the candy aisles here. So when I spotted a huge bag on clearance after Halloween, I immediately purchased them. Originally, my intent was to have them as a snack for my family. Then my wheels got to […]

(From Scratch) Chicken Noodle Soup

I have made chicken noodle soup countless times over the years, but this was the first time making my own stock. It is much simpler than it sounds, and all you need is some bone-in chicken breasts and a large pot of water to get you started. Bring the chicken to a boil, and simmer […]

Snickers Pudding Cookies

Anyone here like Snickers bars? I thought so. After Halloween, my daughter and I picked up a variety bag of candy bars at a deep discount. Rather than eat the Snickers bars plain, we decided to make pudding cookies with them. We used instant chocolate fudge pudding mix and chopped up fourteen fun sized bars […]

October’s “Heap of Helpings”

Beginning this month, I am starting something new called “Heap of Helpings.” I will be putting together the previous month’s recipes all in one spot, where you can browse and click to look back at what was featured. I hope you enjoy these new posts, and look forward to hearing your feedback! Peanut M&M Rocky […]

Peanut M&M Rocky Road Pudding Cookies

          If you are like me, then you have plenty of leftover Halloween candy to spare. While perusing my wordpress draft file, I came across these peanut M&M rocky road pudding cookies. (I actually made these this past January, but haven’t gotten around to posting until today). Now is the perfect time to publish this […]