Autumn Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I love everything pumpkin. These take a little time but are well worth it! PrintAmazing Autumn Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting 51 Prep Time: 35 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes1 hour Yield: 12 servings243 calories for 1 bar less frosting (approx) Ingredients: (Use fresh and organic whenever possible.)PUMPIN BARS: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups […]

Chocolate Pudding Surprise

No one will ever guess the main ingredient of this extremely healthy chocolate pudding:avocados! Even those that don’t enjoy the taste or texture of those guacamole making fruit they will love this recipe. Don’t tell anyone and they’d never guess. This is an absolute favorite in our house. I make a double recipe every time. […]

Chocolate Thin Mints Candies

I love to have one mint after a meal, or for a snack. I think they are pretty low in fat and calories and pack a lot of punch. I will never buy mints again because I have spent a fortune per package and can make them myself so cheaply. – Kelli PrintChocolate Mint Candies […]

Chocolate Cream Drop Cookies

Vintage 1950 from my Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book of the same age…a timeless favorite! I came across this cook book when I was browsing in a used book store about 4 years ago. I loved it! I finally had a cookbook like the one my mom cooked from! I was able to then find […]

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Old Fashioned Apple Pie This apple pie recipe from Martha Stewart is the either the same or as close as it gets to my nana’s and mother’s apple pie recipe. (I lost any original I may have possessed – if ever). The only addition I made was noting one could use Pippin apples, because Nana […]

Ginger Cookies – Recipe from my Nana’s Kitchen

Not my Nana’s cookies! I submitted my Dutch Nana’s Frosted Ginger Cookies to the Sunset Magazine a few years back. It was then published in the 2005 Christmas edition – a couple years after submitting. I got a letter and a $100 check – which was a surprise because I’d forgotten I had sent it […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake –  Now Famous in our household! I found this wonderful Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe on the food network. My son-in-law, Anthony, doesn’t like pumpkin pie, so I thought I’d find a variation he might enjoy…or the grand kids would eat. My grandson loves cheesecake and I love pumpkin so found a great combination that […]

French Apple Pie

FRENCH APPLE PIE This recipe is almost the same as my Apple Pie recipe but the butter is omitted, there is no pie crust on top and instead  it is topped by the Crumb Topping. PrintFrench Apple Pie Ingredients: (Use fresh and organic whenever possible.)8-inch: Pastry for 8-inch one crusted pie (see recipe for pie crust) […]

Fresh Apple Pie

FRESH APPLE PIE I always loved my Nana’s cooking. She had a pippin apple tree in her back yard in Tujunga, CA. in the 50’s so pippin was the apple of choice…for baking. She would make chunky cinnamon apple sauce to die for! And the pies were the same. Unfortunately, over the years I have […]

Pie Crust – Favorite!

Our Favorite Pie Crust I have an old recipe from my aunt Dot, that my mom used…it calls for Crisco shortening. A handful of years ago I decided I wanted to use something other than shortening. I found Martha Stewart’s recipe for pie crust and tried it. It was so wonderful I can’t imagine any […]

Luscious Peach Cobbler

A Family Dessert Favorite! It is fall tomorrow – September 22nd (2008). I live in Oregon in the Pacific North West right above the California border. I LOVE peaches! Peaches were being sold at the local orchards last week-end and I was in heaven…and still am! We have a few left and some in the […]

Real Food Brownies

GUILT FREE AND Chocolatey! They’ll satisfy your craving without the sugar! Shelly, a good friend of mine, made these brownies for us one evening. I was shocked to find out there is NO flour in these – they are a real treat – cake like and wonderfully tasty. Talk about GUILT FREE dessert eating! This […]