Thursday, March 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday Peanut Butter Easter Cookies

THROWBACK THURSDAY.... Peanut Butter Cookies... here's an old 
favorite...hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This is another old recipe from my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a 
good basic peanut butter cookie. My mom always let me dip the fork in 
water then into sugar to make the criss cross marks on the cookies. That was
 the fun part. Wait, actually the fun part was dipping them in milk and
 eating them!

For these, I added some Easter M and M's on top....and put a bunch in the
 freezer so they will be ready for the holiday. Which is just 2 weeks away!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Betty Crocker cookbook

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream the sugars, shortening, and butter. Add the peanut butter, mix well. 
Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients,mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours. 
 Roll into small balls and make a criss cross with a fork dipped in sugar.
I added
 a few m and m's on top.  Bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 for
 about 10 minutes. Let cool on sheet a bit before removing to rack.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Broccoli Peanut Salad

Here's a super EZ salad for Easter...just 3 ingredients! 

Chop up some broccoli, add some poppy seed dressing and chopped honey roasted peanuts. Simple....crunchy...and delicious!

This time I made my own poppy seed dressing, and that tasted great too. But the one I usually use is from Panera.

I think you could add just about anything to this and it would be good...bacon...sunflower seeds..raisins...dried cranberries.

Broccoli Peanut Salad

2 lb. broccoli, chopped
1 1/2 c. chopped honey roasted peanuts
1 small bottle of poppy seed dressing

Mix and serve.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Garlic Bread

Need a quick and tasty garlic bread? This simple recipe fits the bill...warm and cheesy. I like to serve it with a bowl of soup, so perfect for a chilly day!

Garlic Bread

1/2 c. butter softened
1/2 c. mayo
1/2 c. grated  Parmesan Cheese
1-2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine all and spread on a loaf of French bread, split. Broil until brown and bubbly.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Creamy Orange Jiff Whips Peanut Butter Dip

Did you ever read the top of the Jiff Whips container?

Well I did. It had a recipe for Creamy Orange Peanut Butter dip. It sounded pretty good.

And it was!

I'm glad I tried it. I made it using low fat ingredients, with sugar free Smuckers Orange Marmalade, and Fat Free Cool Whip.

It tasted great with pretzels and even better with apples! I loved the touch of cinnamon...yum!

Creamy Orange Peanut Butter Dip

1 container Jiff Whips Peanut Butter
1 (12 oz.) jar Smuckers Orange Marmalade
 1 c. Cool Whip
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Fold together until just blended, serve with pretzels or apples.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Caramel Apple Crescents

Pinned it, tried it and loved it!

We had these for brunch one day, and thought they were really tasty!

Caramel Apple Crescents

8 oz. tube crescents
1 apple, peeled and chopped fine
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c. caramel topping

Roll out the crescents into a rectangle on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Pinch seams together. Prick with a fork all across the rectangle. Top with brown sugar, then apples. Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar and drizzle with caramel sauce. Bake at 375 for about 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Watch carefully so the bottom doesn't burn.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Applesauce Cake...Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday...Applesauce Cake.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

 I wish I had a better photo of this AWESOME cake! It was just perfect in every way. It was moist, flavorful, and the frosting absolutely delicious.

One of my friends brought a few pieces over to share...I'm so glad she did, as I really enjoyed it. I asked for the recipe and she had found it at all recipes. I don't know where she got the recipe for the frosting but that was my favorite part. 

Wait. Maybe the cake was.

 No, the frosting.

 Ok, both were great!

I'm going to make it for the next potluck I go to. I think I'll add some nuts,too. 

Maybe I need to make a small cake and cut the recipe in half or something. I can't wait for a potluck!

Apple sauce cake VI
(all recipes)

3 c. flour 
2 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
 2 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs
2 c. white sugar
1 1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift the dry ingredients together. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a greased 10 in.bundt pan and bake at 350 for 50 -60 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before frosting.


4 T butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 to 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
I added maple flavoring

Put butter in a medium saucepan with the brown sugar, cream and salt and set over medium heat.
Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute exactly and then pull if off the heat.

Leave the pan to cool for a couple of minutes and then gradually whisk in the powdered sugar until
you have a thick, but pourable consistency (you may not need all the sugar). If the mixture seems
too thick just add a splash of cream to thin it out a little. Immediately pour the glaze over the cake,
moving slowly and evenly to cover as much surface as possible. Let the glaze set before serving.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I'm back at Weight Watchers! I LOVE the new freestyle plan,too.

At first I wondered how it could work, as there are about 200 "free" foods, including fruits, veggies, eggs,yogurt,chicken and fish. "Free" means you don't have to count them on your daily points. But it DOES work, and there are so many choices that I am never hungry.

In this recipe everything is "free" but for the flour and milk, so each pancake is 1 freestyle point, which is a pretty good deal as far as WW goes!

The real bonus here though is the taste. These are some of the best pancakes I have ever had! They are so fluffy!

I found the recipe floating around on a WW Facebook group. It's from FourSistersDish

Whether you are on WW or not, this is a great recipe!!!!

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

1 c. plain fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 c. low fat milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in the Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, and mix well. Drop onto griddle and fry until golden.( Makes 7 pancakes, 1 freestyle smart point each.)