Category Archives: Bake Sale

One Bowl Chocolate Brownies (or Brownie Cookies)

Technically, this recipe is to make Brownie Cookies, but I like to make a whole pan of brownies. I love an ooey gooey brownie, ya know, the inside part of the pan of brownies. I do not want the crisper outside pieces, no siree. This recipe is my mom’s and the name “One Bowl” makes me chuckle because I have always […]

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Cranberry Orange Shortbread Bars

These beautiful flavorful bites of buttery cranberry orangey yumminess are based on a recipe from my grandmother for Apricot Bars and they are so delicious. So delicious in fact, that the recipe popped in my mind when I decided to enter my first ever cooking contest last October. Our local newspaper held a holiday cookie contest and I entered. It […]

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Browned Butter & Toasted Coconut Krispie Treats

I am pretty sure that I do not spell “krispie” the same way twice. Is it krispy or krispie? And once you really start to look at the word, it becomes one of those words that looks awkward no matter what way that you spell it, so you start to go a bit buggy. Today, I am in the mood […]

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Marshmallow Cereal Bars

I am trying a new “Recipe” program so let’s see how this will look! Is there anything better than a marshmallow krispy treat? I could, and have been known to, eat a half a pan all on my own. Love those things. Those delicious little goodies were the mastermind behind my idea for Marshmallow Cereal Bars. If marshmallows are good […]

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Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread

A family member makes the moistest pumpkin bread that I have ever tasted. And the super fun thing is that she makes them in coffee cans…does anyone remember that? I do! I have the old-time black and white photo… The interesting thing is that metal coffee cans are harder to find these days because many are made of plastic or […]

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Brownies

I am still enjoying the chocolate & cherry flavor combination so I created these brownies for Valentine’s Day, but you can make them for any day that you are craving this combo (it’s one of my favorites). I used a box mix for the brownie base because, well, don’t tell anyone but I love the taste of some box brownie […]

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Chocolate-Cherry Cake

    This is a family recipe that my grandmother used to make for the birthdays in the family. It was shared with me a while ago and I dusted it off and made it for a recent birthday in our house. Scrumptious! Delicious! You have to make it… It’s beautiful in its “birthday suit” (look at those cherries and […]

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Homemade Old-Time Doughnuts

When I was a kid, my mom would make homemade doughnuts for the first snowfall. They were delicious! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with just a hint of a taste that has only come close in a Cider Doughnut.   They are easy to make but they do take some time since you are cooking them […]

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

I received this fabulous pan as a gift along with a recipe for Scandinavian Almond Cake. The pan was recently purchased at a German Christmas Market and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I made the cake as the recipe indicated but the next time, I would cut down on the sugar by at least 1/4 cup because it is […]

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Coconut Creme Pie

(I have the worst natural lighting in my house – it is either too bright or too gray!) This delicious pie was from a family friend. I make it a little more “coconutty” by using coconut milk. I have also used coconut cream but then I do not add any additional sugar because it is sweet all on its own! […]

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Caramel Bits Krispy Treats

This is a variation to the Marshmallow & Sprinkles Krispy Treats that I made. This time I used Caramel Bits as the add-ins. Caramel Bits are little pieces of caramel that are prepackaged and all ready for your baking needs. I found them from Kraft, but another company may make them too. They added a slightly different taste and a wonderful […]

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Marshmallows & Sprinkles Krispy Treats

I have a bake sale this weekend and I am so excited to bring a few different goodies. The biggest question I had to ask myself was, “What catches my eye when I see goodies?” Rice Krispy treats came to mind immediately. Even better, they are so easy to make and can be made in so many ways – wonderful! […]

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