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STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE PRETZEL SALAD IN A JAR

Strawberry Mascarpone Pretzel Salad in a Jar is a variation to the reto Strawberry Pretzel Salad that has been popular since the 1960'sStrawberry Mascarpone Pretzel Salad in a Jar

Strawberry Mascarpone Pretzel Salad in a Jar is a variation to the reto Strawberry Pretzel Salad that has been popular since the 1960’s. This dessert was at any covered dish event we ever went to. It is perfect for summer because it is colorful, refreshing, and so delicious.  Created in a jar with a lid makes it portable, it can be placed in a cooler on ice, and individual servings of any dessert are always a big hit.

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EASY MEALS SERVED ON A BOARD

Easy Meals Served on a Board are all the rage. They are colorful and creative. Loaded with fruits,veggies,protein, and other goodies.Sharing some easy meals served on a board that are creative, colorful and so delicious. Loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats, these boards have become our new way of eating. 

The summer heat has arrived here in WV, making it hard to think of serving big meals that require heating up the kitchen.  Check out some of my easy meals served on a board and see how creative you can be. Continue reading EASY MEALS SERVED ON A BOARD

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EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

Extreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces CandiesExtreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces Candies.  Melted chocolate is drizzled over the top for the finishing touch. Continue reading EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

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PARFAIT BAR..FUN ACTIVITY WITH THE CHILDREN

My parfait bar is a fun way to celebrate  when entertaining your children or grandchildren.  Everyone gets a chance to show their creativity as well as making their own treat. 

A parfait bar, perfect activity to share at any get together.A parfait bar would also be great to serve at a party.  It is quick and easy to set up and can be done with ingredients you have in your kitchen.  Continue reading PARFAIT BAR..FUN ACTIVITY WITH THE CHILDREN

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CREATING A BUILD IT YOURSELF CUPCAKE BAR

Sharing my ideas on Creating A Build It Yourself Cupcake Bar that has been so much fun for our family.

A fun idea for any party or get together with a build it yourself cupcake bar.

I recently visited a bakery that gave you options when choosing a cupcake.  You could pick a cupcake bottom, a filling, frosting, and toppings.  My first thought was that my grandchildren would love to do this.  My next thought was on creating a build it yourself cupcake bar for them.

Some fun ideas on creating a build it yourself cupcake bar. Continue reading CREATING A BUILD IT YOURSELF CUPCAKE BAR

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MINI CITRUS BUNDT CAKE WITH LEMON CURD & RASPBERRY SAUCE

Mini Citrus Bundt Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce is a perfect small dessert with lots of big flavor.Mini Citrus Bundt Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce is a perfect small dessert with lots of big flavor. 

Mini Citrus Bundt Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce is a perfect small dessert with lots of big flavor.

This Mini Citrus Bundt Cake is a moist and tender bundt cake, that was baked in a 6-inch mini bundt cake pan. It has a citrus vanilla flavor obtained from  using an extract called Fiori Di Sicilia, and is served with a homemade lemon curd and raspberry sauce. Continue reading MINI CITRUS BUNDT CAKE WITH LEMON CURD & RASPBERRY SAUCE

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PUNCH BOWL CAKE CUPS

These punch bowl cake cups are a fun
variation to the punch bowl cake dessert that we all enjoyed many years ago.

Punch Bowl Cake Cups are a delicious variation to the original punch bowl cake. Made in parfait cups for an easier dessert to enjoy.I have been making retro desserts with my grandchildren, and last week I made them the famous punch bowl cake.  We decided that it is a little too messy after someone digs into it, so I tried making it today in individual cups.

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“RETRO” SNACKS-COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

These “retro” snacks are fun to make and bring a smile to everyone’s face. 
We call them cook-out cupcakes.

Cook-out Cupcakes are a fun and tasty summertime dessert. Cupcakes are decorated to look like a cheeseburger. Loved by adults as well as children.

I have been making some “retro” snacks for my grandchildren this summer and thought of this one.  I have not made it for at least 6 or 7 years.  They use to love for me to make these cute little cook-out cupcakes when they were younger.  Continue reading “RETRO” SNACKS-COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

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BBQ PULLED PORK SALAD

BBQ Pulled Pork Salad is a slow cooked,tender pork butt with sauce served on a bed of lettuce,veggies,cheese and topped with ranch dressing. BBQ Pulled Pork Salad

Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork served on a bed of romaine lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes, eggs, shredded cheese and ranch dressing.  Served with cheese quesadilla wedges, salsa, and sour cream on the side, this BBQ Pulled Pork Salad is the perfect lunch or light dinner.

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