Category: Dessert

COCOA PEANUT BUTTER BITES

“You can’t please everyone all the time.  You aren’t peanut butter.” I love this recipe because, as is, it’s delicious.  But beyond that, it’s the base just waiting for additional ingredients.  And you don’t have to bake this beauty.  It’s simply a two minute boil for the first four ingredients, adding other exciting ingredients, and…

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CACAO COOKIES

“In the cookies of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” Can you stand one more dessert recipe before I move on and tell you about the harrowing experience of getting my beef soup to an edible condition and wrestling with a carrot soup?  Whatever. This recipe uses not only my stash of applesauce, but also…

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PUMPKIN CAKE

“Get your fat pants ready!” Happy Thanksgiving, for those of you celebrating the start of the eating season.  I thought today’s recipe should have something to do with the season, and at the same time explore a different take on holiday food. This came about because we were, once again, going to our youngest son’s…

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CHOCOLATE MAYO CAKE

“Money talks.  Chocolate sings.” I’m having the women friends over for lunch.  We are known to keep lunch simple but to overindulge in dessert.  Therefore, I’m swerving toward dessert recipes that contain chocolate.  I’m also testing my gluten free flour mix to see how well it performs in regularish recipes.  But on to the ladies.…

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CACAO TOFFEE BROWNIES

“Im so full I can’t eat another bite…. Are those brownies?” Found this recipe on cooks.com, but it didn’t have any chocolate chips in it.  However, I found a bag of toffee chocolate pieces on sale!  I bet you already know. I love this recipe because it’s pretty near a “dump everything into the bowl”.…

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AUTUMN CAKE

“Reality is agreed upon hallucinations.” I was looking for a recipe for applesauce cake, as I have a bit of applesauce in my cupboard.  A long, boring story.  All the recipes I found used unsweetened applesauce, and mine was sweetened.  I told myself to simply cut down on the sugar.  Thus, the sugar option in…

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BANANA BREAD

“Go Bananas!” Yes, that’s exactly what happened today.  I had some bananas in my freezer that have been languishing there along with my good intentions.  It’s cold outside.  I decided it was a good time to bake some kind of treat for hubby’s lunch. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 bananas,…

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BACK TO THE ART TOUR

“Art is therapy.” For some reason, known only to my inner self, I decided to draw a design using circles, divide the rings that resulted, paint the spaces that formed, and attach a mirror to the center.  So this is the first piece that came out of that idea.  I think it’s painted on a…

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JELLO SNACK

“Eat less sugar.  You’re sweet enough.” The other day I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few items.  My friend was with me.  I reached for a box of Knox gelatin.  “What’s that for?” she asked.  I told her I make sugar-free Knox Blocks for my husband’s lunch.  He’s diabetic and it…

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ENERGY BARS/BALLS

“Why do they call it beauty sleep when you wake up looking like a troll?” Ever since I spouted off about not providing recipes until the kitchen is finished, I find myself coming up with new ideas about things to create and eat. I wanted something to grab as a quick energy boost and ran…

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