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Ninja Turtle Cookies

11 Jul

Betty Crocker has done it again.

She makes a non dairy cookie mix.

My grandson went crazy over this plain sugar cookie.

Just follow the directions on the box.

From start to finish including baking it took maybe 3o minutes .

These cookies are so cute.


Tres Leches Cake

16 May

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My daughter needed a cake to bring to a school dinner.

She asked me to make this.

I will kvell forever because she is graduating from medical school.

I got carried away putting the fruit on the top but you arrange the fruit any way you want.

One 9 by 13 baking pan

One Duncan Hines yellow cake mix

One can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)

One can of evaporated milk (12 ounces)

One cup whole milk

One pint whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar or a little more but don’t make the cream too sweet because the cake is sweet.

One teaspoon vanilla

2 pounds blueberries

One large box of strawberries

Make the cake according to the box directions

Take the cake out of the oven

While the cake is still warm poke holes in the cake with the back of a wooden spoon.

Do not poke all the way to the bottom of the cake

Mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk together.

Pour slowly into the holes of the cake and keep on pouring till all the liquid is finished.

Its fine if it spills onto the entire cake because the milk is going to get absorbed into the cake.

Let the cake cool, cover it and refrigerate  for a couple of hours.

Whip the cream, vanilla and powdered sugar till soft peaks form.

Take all the whipped cream and put it on top of the cake.

Smooth out

Add the fruit

You can use whatever fruit you like but make sure it is washed and dried well.

I love raspberries and blackberries.

Cover again and keep refrigerated.

Cut into 2 by 2 pieces because it is very rich.

My children love it.




19 Apr

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Okay I am taking the easy way out.


International Delight just put this stuff on the market shelves and I had to try it.

Plus I had a coupon.

I love latte but usually to cheap to buy one.

Now I can make my own and I did.

Make your favorite cup of coffee.

Get a can of International Delight Latte.

Shake it and spray it into the cup of coffee.

Thats it.


Coconut Shortbread Cookies

6 Mar


This is such an easy recipe but it only makes about 25 cookies and they disappear fast.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Put a silpat on your baking sheet.

2 cups  all purpose sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted soft butter

3/4 cup superfine sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon coconut extract


One cup  sifted powdered sugar

One tablespoon coconut flavored coffee creamer to start then add one teaspoon at a time to make a creamy frosting

Cream the butter till it is creamy and pale yellow

Add the sugar and mix till fluffy

Add the egg and coconut extract and mix well

Add the flour, salt and baking powder 1/4 cup at a time

Mix well

Take a teaspoon full of batter and roll into a ball.

I made mine smaller than a golf ball.

Take a glass and press the dough flat to about a 1/4 inch thickness.

You should have these pretty looking discs.

Bake for only 8 minutes.

Keep them on the baking pan for about ten minutes after they come out of the oven.

They should be pretty cool and then frost them with the icing.

Make the icing just before you are going to frost the cookies or else it will start to get hard.

Let the frosting dry well before layering the cookies.

Store in an airtight container in a cool place.

They freeze well.

Thank you Pinterest

My-T Fine Chocolate Pudding

16 Feb


Its cold and snowing.

Time for comfort food.

My Mom always made cooked chocolate pudding as a treat and since I can’t get out I am going to treat myself.

One box of My-T- Fine chocolate pudding

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup half and half or light cream

Place everything in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Stir constantly

Take off the heat as soon as it comes to a boil and pour into three to four heatproof glasses.

Garnish with chocolate shaving and a chocolate covered almond.

I love warm pudding because I never can wait for it to chill.

It is so good chilled with whipped cream.

To lessen the thickness of the skin that forms on top make sure you wrap each glass with plastic wrap.

This is too easy not to enjoy all the time.

A very nostalgic dessert.

I have to admit that scratch pudding is the best but takes a little more work.

Rice Krispy Oreo Coal

4 Jan


I found this on Pinterest and had to try these.

Too easy and I was able to make them with dairy free butter for my grandson.

4 cups rice cereal

1 1/2 cups crushed Oreo cookies

3 cups mini marshmallows

1 1/2 tablespoon butter

6 drops black food coloring

Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave bowl for 60 to 9o seconds

Stir in the food coloring

Add the cereal and Oreos and mix well

I put a glove on to mix it. I find it much easier and my hands didn’t get stained with the food coloring.

Form into a asymmetrical ball.

Place on parchment paper and then bag them up to give away

Caramel Bread Pudding

30 Dec


I thought I needed another desert and in a panic I threw this together.

It is a keeper.

8 hamburger rolls , cubed

1/2 loaf cubed wheat bread

5 cubed croissants

1/4 loaf cubed Italian bread

6 eggs

3 cups half and half or whole milk

1  cup light cream

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

One cup homemade caramel sauce

Beat the eggs

Add the sugar

Mix in the half and half, cream and vanilla

Toss in the bread and coat every piece.

Add a little more cream if it is too dry.

Let it sit for ten minutes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Butter a two inch high casserole pan or a lasagna pan

Add the soaked bread

Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is brown and the pudding feels firm and not wet.

Pour the caramel sauce on top as soon as it comes out of the oven

I served this warm with a little whipped cream.

This is worth the calories and a great way to use up all the holiday bread.