Tag Archives: Baking

Crack…My go to no bake dessert recipe…


I have one recipe that is my all time go to dessert recipe…The ingredients always seem to be available in my pantry.  When ever I make it and take it to a party, I am asked for the recipe…and yes I can rattle it off with no problem.  The recipe is a family hand me down…but if you look it up on the internet you will find dozens of variations on the original.  It is known by a variety of names; peanut butter clusters, trash, white trash and crack.



2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
1 cup Chunky Peanut Butter
1 cup Mini Marshmallows
1 pkg Almond Bark



Combine Cheerios and mini marshmallows in a large bowl. Coarsely chop white bark, place in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1-1 1/2 minutes stirring once.  Stir in chunky peanut butter until mixture is smooth.  Pour over dry mixture and stir until cereal is completely coated.  Working quickly, use two teaspoons…scoop a rounded teaspoon of mixture, use second spoon to help drop the sticky mixture onto wax paper.  Allow clusters to dry before storing in an airtight container.

DSC03439Do you have a go to dessert recipe? Have you written a post on your blog about this dessert? Share your link in the comments section and join our virtual no bake dessert party!



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Cake in a Cup…

A cake in a cup…who figured this one out?  No more guilt from eating your way through an entire cake in a weekend.  Now you can have a piece of cake anytime…now that I think about it, this could be a bad thing.  A really bad thing.  a piece of cake only a minute away.

3-2-1 Cake. 

This is a recipe for a single serving of cake baked in a coffee cup


1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box of Cake Mix (any flavor)
1 gallon size Ziploc storage bag
1 small microwave safe dish or coffee cup
3 tablespoons of cake mix
2 tablespoons of water

Add the two boxes of cake mix together in a Ziploc storage bag.  Mix well.  Add 3 tablespoons of cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water to a microwave safe container.  Place container in the microwave for 1 minute. 

Remove the cake from the cup…top with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry or eat it plain.  I rather like plain cake. 

I changed the original recipe…I doubled the recipe and cooked the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute 15 seconds. 


Cake in a Cup for One!

If this little post peaked your interest check out all of the cake in a cup recipes on Pinterest…one of two things will happen.  Happiness or Regret!

This post is part of the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge. One post every day for the month of April, except for Sundays.  April 1st was the letter A…etc. 


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Christmas Cookies…via WordPress Bloggers

My plans to bake and make my Christmas Cookies and treats this weekend took an unforseen detour.  This past Wednesday I woke up with a very sore throat.  By Thursday I was having difficulty swallowing anything more than ibuprofen and green tea laced with agave.  By Friday morning I was headed to see the Doctor.  The diagnosis was a severe case of strep throat.  Highly contagious!  No baking!  No Parties!  No Fun!

I explained to the Doctor that I needed a quick fix to this situation.  I have at least one event every day for the next 2 weeks.  I am hosting 2 family gatherings over Christmas weekend not to mention I am working all 4 services at church on Christmas Eve.  There is never a good time of the year to be sick but this timing couldn’t be worse.  The doctor offered and I agreed to a steroid shot, a z-pac and a prescription for an anti-inflamatory pain reliever.  I am now on the mend.  But in the meantime and until I am no longer contagious…

My kitchen counter is piled high with all of the ingredients to make White Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Butter Toffee Crunch, White Chocolate Peppermint dipped Pretzels and Peanut Butter Clusters.  I am enamored with Christmas Cookies

In order to get my cookie baking fix I decided to take a little look around the WordPress Blog World to see what my fellow bloggers are baking up for the Christmas Holiday Season.  Follow these links for what appears to be some wonderful treats.

Mom’s Recipe Box holds a family favorite for Drop Hermit Cookies

Dora’s Table ~Simple Cooking & Good Food in O.C. is baking up sour cream drop cookies

The Girl in the Blue Apron is sharing her 2011 Christmas Cookie List

Things to Cherish has baked up the prettiest Christmas Cookies

The Every day Kitchen is sharing tantalizing pictures of the process of making Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rosettas Sweet Treats is sharing her recipe for Chocolate Crinkles

Author Jane Ward is Having Fun with Egg Whites

Webner House answered the Call for Christmas Cookie Recipes with Lace Cookies

Fifteen Spatulas has stirred up White Chocolate Drizzled Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Have you written a post about your Holiday Baking for the 2011 Christmas Season?  Post your link in the comment section and I will add you to the list.  It’s almost like our own virtual cookie exchange.  I hope you enjoy the links to the Christmas Cookies..via WordPress Bloggers as much as I did!


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Holiday Cookies

Day 2: Alton's Ginger Snaps

Do you enjoy baking?  I do not consider myself much of a baker.  I am more of an assembler…I can measure and mix and roll things in nuts and dip things in chocolate with the best of you.  However, at this time of year I wish I was an experienced baker.

I am following the Food Channels 12 Days of Cookies and they are wonderfully enticing.

Paula's Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

So far they have been enticing my taste buds with Ginger Snaps, Oatmeal Cookies, Mint Sandwich Cookies and spiced gingerbread piggies.  I can only imagine what will round out this years list.  I hope to try baking at least a few new recipes this year.

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?

Melissa's Delicate Mint Sandwich Holiday Cookies

Images from the Food Network 12 days of Cookies!


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sunday breakfast…freshly pressed inspired challenge

Tomorrow,Valentines Day, my husband and I will celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary.  I thought I would make a special breakfast for us this morning! 

I discovered a new foodie blogger who had me at egg + cupcake tin…epicureanbliss…  BAKED EGGS!!!   You probably have already met her, she was freshly pressed a week or so ago.  I was inspired to try this dish before I even finished reading her post.  I have been planting the idea with my dear husband trying to prepare him for what was to come.  Sooner or Later!  Today was the day!


There are so many variations for this simple recipe.  You can serve it straight up for breakfast.  Simply let the egg do all of the talking. 

You could serve it for brunch.  Just add a few diced veggies to the bottom of the tin for a little punch of color. 

You could serve this for dinner.  Add a slice of ham for a baked egg Quiche, serve with warm bread with an olive oil dipping sauce and a side of sautéed french beans. 

I am already planning this as my contribution to my next girls weekend getaway!

I hope you will give this simply delightful dish your own spin and let me know how it goes.  Bon Apetit!


I am linking up with the simple things and the weekly post of what made me smile this week. 

I am also linking with Running Garlic on Munchie Monday for the weekly recipe exchange.


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