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Easy as PIE?


Cheat and buy pie crust, homemade is better… but if you are going for quick… buy it


Spread LOTS of butter on the dough, use CUTE acorn cookie cutters, cut and place on a cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.


YUM, bubbly, warm, buttery, cinnamon/sugar sweet pie crust… Which by the way is the best part of the pie, my favorite is apple pie with crumb top, I eat the crust and crumb top only… 


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One Bowl Brownies

4 squares Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate

3/4 cup {1 1/2 cup sticks} butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

Microwave chocolate and butter in a glass bowl until butter is melted, about 2 minutes.  Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and flour, until well blended.

Spread into a greased foil lined 9 x 13 baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, do not over bake.

I dust with powdered sugar!

Enjoy with a BIG glass of milk, I LOVE all brownies, and mostly make them straight from the box, but these have such an AWESOME taste, I crave them!

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Cookie Pops

1 pkg. yellow cake mix NO PUDDING in the mix {Duncan Hines is the only mix I know doesn’t have pudding in the mix}

1 cup Flour

1 stick of melted butter

1/4 cup honey

2 eggs


wooden craft sticks or thick skewers

Mix together cake mix, flour, melted butter, honey, and eggs.  Beat on low speed for one minute, scrap down sides of mixing bowl with rubber spatula.  Cookie dough will be THICK!  Shape dough into one inch balls.  Roll balls in colored sprinkles.

Place dough balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake 8 to 12 minutes.  Remove pans IMMEDIATELY insert wooden sticks halfway into the side of the cookie.  Let cookies rest on cookie sheet for 1 minutes carefully remove cookies with metal spatula to wire rack and cool completely 30 minutes!

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E cookies and cupcakes


Cookie Topper Recipe

2 Dozen Cookies

1 1/4 cups of flour plus more for dusting

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

Cream butter {softened} and sugar with electric mixer, until pale and fluffy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Mix on low, add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick.  Cut 2 inch circles, cut out centers with a mini letter shaped cookie cutter.  Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake about 10 to 12 minutes.  Let cool completely.

Cookie Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


1 1/2 tsp corn syrup

3/4 tsp vanilla

food coloring of your choice

In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and vanilla.  Blend with a wire whisk until smooth.  Add a tiny amount of food coloring as needed.  Apply {paint} with a small paint brush.  Sets in about an hour to a shiny semi hard surface.  note: Cover the glaze in the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap, frosting takes a while and this prevents the glaze surface from drying.  I left a small opening for my paint brush.

Now to check out the party decor visit Em’s blog.

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Acorn Love

Remember when I said I have a love for acorns??  I seriously think they are super CUTE… Now to eat one… no thanks…. That is until this little idea….

You will need frosting, Hershey Kisses, and mini Nilla Wafers.

Put a small amount of frosting on the bottom of the Nilla Wafer, place the bottom of the Hershey Kiss to the frosting and add a dab of frosting to the top.

I will be serving these at Em’s party tonight.  They remind me of a Twix candy, the cookie and chocolate make a tasty treat!

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Sweet Dinner Rolls

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Homemade Tortillas

Here is the YUMMY recipe I use…

6 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt {or more depending on what you like}

1/2 cup shortening cut into small pieces

2 1/2 cups warm water

Place flour in a bowl, I use my kitchen aid mixer, add baking powder and salt, stirring to mix well.  Add shortening.  Turn mixer on low and slowly pour in the water.  Mix on low until well mixed.

Scrape dough out of bowl and turn on floured surface.  Divide into 2 equal portions, cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temp. for 20 minutes.  Divide each half into 8 small balls. {You will now have 16 dough balls} Lightly flour your work surface.  With a floured rolling pin, roll each ball into an 8 inch circle.  Stack the rounds on a baking sheet with plastic wrap in between each tortilla.  Let rest 10 more minutes.  Heat a skillet to about 375 lightly spray with cooking spray and cook about one minute on each side, or until light golden brown spots form on the surface.



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