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Friday, March 16, 2012


14 oz. Coconut
½ c. ground toasted almonds
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 t. vanilla
¼ t. salt
2 large egg whites
Chocolate melties  

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix coconut, almonds, milk, vanilla and salt together in a large bowl.  Beat egg whites to stiff peaks in a separate smaller bowl.  Gently fold egg whites into mixture. Put parchment paper on two large cookie sheets and spray with Pam. Scoop mixture into 2 inch mounds on sheets.  It should make a little more than 2 dozen.  Cook for 20-25 minutes, switching sheet positions halfway.  They will look light brown and toasty when done.  Let cool completely.  Drizzle with melted chocolate melties.  Put in freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden chocolate.  Bring to room temp. and enjoy!!!!    

Friday, November 11, 2011

Oatmeal Packets

My kids DIG these.  I make about 70 at a time.  Enjoy!

Oatmeal Packets

Makes 10 packets

Blend 1/2 cup oats till powdery.

Into each bag, add….

1/4 C un-powdered oats
1/8 t. salt
2 T. powdered oats
1 Tbs and 1 tsp sugar (or a combo of sugar, xylitol, or brown sugar)

Add in's….

1) For Brown Sugar and Cinnamon,  use brown sugar in place of the white sugar and 1/8 t. cinnamon.
2) For Fruit and Cream, use 1 T. dried fruit (apples, blueberries, peaches) and 1 t. powdered milk.
3) For Chocolate Chip, use 1 t. mini chocolate chips. (I only use 1 T sugar when I add sweets.)
4) For Smores, use 1 t. crushed graham crackers, 1 t. mini chocolate chips, 1 t. ultra-mini marshmallows. (Less sugar).
5) For Birthday Cake, I add 1 t. festive sprinkles.
6) For Peanut Butter, I add 1 t. peanut butter chips.
7) For Maple and Brown Sugar, I add 1/8 - 1/4 t. maple powder (purchased from and 1 T. brown sugar.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pumpkin Custard Crumble

Tastes kind of like apple crisp, but with pumpkin. Pumpkin Crisp! Sooooo good!

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar, divided
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted

In a large bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1 c. sugar and spices. Whisk together and pour into greased 9x13 pan. In separate bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar and remaining 1/2 c. sugar. Add melted butter and mix together until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over pumpkin mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Top should be brown and crisp. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Magic Shell

Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Allow to sit a few minutes to allow the heat of the oil to melt the chocolate chips and then stir until smooth. It will be runny. Pour into a bottle. Store in the refrigerator (though in the summer it’s likely to stay liquidy unrefrigerated). To serve, heat the glass bottle (open cap) in the microwave for 30 seconds until liquid. Stir and continue heating at 30 second intervals if not liquid after the first 30 seconds. Pour over your favorite ice cream and in a few seconds you will see magic!

I assign SUSANNA LANDON to make this recipe and report back. I know you've got coconut oil laying around....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Zucchini Bread

I just sent this recipe to our cousin Tiffany and I thought I'd post it here too, because this bread is so fantastic and easy and I LOVE IT.

Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Mix together:
3 eggs
1 C. oil
2 t. vanilla
2 very packed cups grated zucchini
2 C. sugar
1/4 C. orange juice or water

Mix in separate bowl:
3 C. flour (I usually do half and half or 2 whole wheat and 1 white)
1 t. soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 C. nuts (I usually use pecans)

Combine wet and dry mixtures. Pour into loaf pans and bake 50 min. at 350 degrees.

I assign MERILEE MEYER to make this recipe and report back. Your report is due in one week.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

2 cans cream of potato soup
1 or 2 cans Veg-All, drained
2 cups diced cooked chicken (2 breasts)
½ cup milk
½ tsp. Italian seasonings
black pepper to taste
2 ready made pie crusts, 9 inch (Pillsbury from fridge section)

combine first 6 ingredients
place one crust on bottom of pan
spoon in filling mix
cover with top crust, crimp edges to seal, slit top crust
bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes, cool 10 minutes before serving

I got this recipe from a friend in my Bunko group; it's easy and soooo good!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Creamy White Chip Orange Cookies

I have a nestle toll house recipe book, and I found this recipe. It was so delicious! Here are my tips. Use real butter, it makes them so good. Add the flour slowely so you do not add too much. I added  the juice of half an orange for a more intense flavor.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teasp baking soda
1/2 teasp salt
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 to 3 teasp grated orange peel
2 cups white chocolate chips
juice form 1/2 an orange (optional)

Beat butter, and sugars together. Add egg, orange peel , juice and mix. Slowely incorporate dry ingredients. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 -12 minutes or until tops are just slightly browned. Try and avoid over baking.