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Pecan Pie Bars

Bites of goodness, instead of the pie.  We had two new dessert items on the menu for our Thanksgiving feast this year.  Kendra made the scrumptious cookies, Dulce De Leche-Filled Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. Check them out on this blog under cookies.  I made these yummy bars.  Close your eyes and imagine freshly baked shortbread… Continue reading Pecan Pie Bars

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Sugared Cranberries

After three people told me about this sweet treat this week, I couldn't wait  to try them.  Each friend had a slightly different variation.  The recipe I used comes from an old edition of Cooking Light.  They taste as good as they look.  The chrystallized cranberries will stand alone on a pretty plate or one friend… Continue reading Sugared Cranberries

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Fall Snack Mix

Fall football, day trips, camping,  fall parties at your child's school, Friday night movies at home....Bring on the snack mix.   My family is a fan of anything that is a snack and mixed.  Sugary and Salty mixes are tops.  Adrienne made this wonderful mix last Fall for a trip to the Northwest.  We carried ziploc… Continue reading Fall Snack Mix

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Bananas Foster

I had this one night with friends in Austin and had to get the recipe. Yum! Bananas Foster 1/4 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 t. vanilla (optional) 1/2 t. cinnamon (optional) 1/4 cup banana liqueur (optional) 3-4 ripe bananas 1/4 cup dark rum Vanilla ice cream Melt butter and sugar in pan… Continue reading Bananas Foster

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Layered Brownie To Die For

Before you look over this recipe, decide if who you are baking for is worth it.  You think we are kidding!   They are worth the extra effort.  When my mother-in-law, Barbara made these for us, we  felt the love.   Spread the love and make these for that extra special someone.....they are worth it.  The portions are… Continue reading Layered Brownie To Die For

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The Best Brittle

Parents that drop off goodies in appreciation for teachers and school staff rank among the best.  I just happend to be working one day in the office at Truman's school when  a sweet mom, Terri, dropped a plate of this very addicting brittle by for the office staff.  Thanks Terri for introducing me to something… Continue reading The Best Brittle

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Honey Bars

Dorothy Whisenhunt, a dear family friend from Abilene, Texas, made these at Christmas 2003.  We were  addicted. The edge pieces are the best! Honey Bars Mix together: 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. honey 1 egg 3/4 c. cooking oil (Crisco vegetable oil) Sift and add: 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt… Continue reading Honey Bars

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Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

I love this banana pudding.  It comes from the famous Magnolia Bakery in NYC. Beware - it's rich, but worth it! Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups ice cold water 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (preferably Jell-O brand) 3 cups heavy cream 1 (12-ounce) box Nabisco… Continue reading Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding