Category Archives: Cookies/Bars/Brownies


Some of My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 oz bag marshmallows (regular or pumpkin if you can find it)
  • 1 box (3.4oz) pumpkin spice instant pudding mix
  • 6 cup rice krispies cereal – regular or chocolate (I used chocolate in this batch)
  • Optional: sprinkles, candy corn, white chocolate

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Peanut Butter Frosted Brownie Stacks

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I was craving peanut butter and chocolate and unfortunately I didn’t have any Reese’s peanut butter cups in the house. Digging around in the pantry, I noticed that I had a box of brownie mix.  Chocolate problem solved…now for the peanut butter part.  A little peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter and viola…..Peanut Butter Frosted Brownie Stack is born.

The best part is that the frosting and brownies can be made ahead of time.  You can make the brownie base any size or shape you want or need.  Add frosting and leave in single layers or stay as high as you would like.


Grown Up Smores

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Though I like the taste of smores, I never make them.  The chocolate doesn’t melt like I want it too and my marshmallows always catch on fire.  And if you are making them over a campfire then you are going to have goo everywhere.  Or maybe I’m just messy !

 I have been eating marshmallow cream on my graham crackers since I was a kid. (I also have a friend who eats it on Ritz crackers ) I usually don’t even bother with the top cracker, I just smear it on one side and eat it but the other day I decided I wanted chocolate so I went to my pantry. 

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When I opened the door, I spied a jar of Nutella…BINGO !  I knew I had hit the jackpot because I love Nutella.  I guess this isn’t really a recipe so much as a combination of three delicious treats smushed together.  (graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and Nutella)

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As you can see by the photo, I wasn’t going for looks,  I was going for taste and boy do they  taste good.  I was slapping that marshmallow cream on thick so if you love marshmallow cream as much as I do, eat this when no one is around otherwise people keep telling you “you have something around your mouth, and on your chin, and on your cheek.”

Next time you get a craving for smores and just don’t what to do the whole roast the marshmallow, get a chocolate bar and try to melt it with a  semi-warm, probably burned, marshmallow, give this a try.

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Fried Oreo Cookies

My sister and niece were making these the other night and they were so delicious that I knew I had to make some.  The next day I want to the nearest  town on my lunch break and purchased a Fry Daddy, cooking oil, Bisquick, milk, and Oreos.  Yes, they were so good that I took 40 minutes of my lunch break and all of that money just to make these Fried Oreos Cookies for my Coworkers.  They were very appreciative of my efforts and everyone enjoyed eating them as fast as I could get them cooked.

One of the girls in the office had a package of lemon Oreo cookies so I made of couple of Fried Oreos using the lemon for her.  They were delicious but I liked the chocolate better.  I think I will try the strawberry Oreo cookies the next time I make them.

I had seen recipes for Fried Oreo Cookies in the past but for some reason I associated it with a gooey, greasy messy kitchen.  In reality, it was just opposite.  I had my grease in my Fry Daddy and I had one bowl in which I mixed the ingredients.  The dough covered the Oreo cookies easily  and went into the fryer without a mess.  I was so surprised at how great they puffed up and how quickly they cooked.

I’m listing the recipe below.  I hope you give it a try and see how surprising simple yet delicious they are.


20 Oreo Cookies (or other cookie similar to Oreos)
2 cup Bisquick pancake mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
Chocolate syrup for topping (optional)


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