Author Archives: Carol

Carrot Cake

This is some serious cake, my friends. Moist and dense and rich! I forgo the cinnamon as it tends to be the boss of everything. But the way that cream cheese frosting complements the flavors in the cake? Mmm hmm.   Carrot cake: 2 c… Read more

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White Chocolate Popcorn

A snack that is adaptable: tailor it with any color candy for holidays or birthdays….   16 cups popcorn (½ c kernels, popped) ½ t salt 3 T butter 5 c miniature marshmallows 6 oz. white chocolate candy or nuts,… Read more

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Strawberry Salsa

If it has butter and sugar in it, I’m in! And if it has fruit, I feel even better about it. Hahaha! This salsa is easy, fast, and so good! Perfect for an appetizer or snack.   2 c strawberries, hulled, washed, and chopped 1 t fresh… Read more

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Grilled Macaroni & Cheese

I quote Jack Black from “The Holiday” when I say this grilled macaroni and cheese is “bril. Totally bril.” It was my daughter’s idea. I love her even more now….   For each sandwich: 2 pieces of Texas Toast bread 2 T… Read more

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Easy Macaroni & Cheese

Easiest recipe I’ve ever tried for mac & cheese, yet the best! Sometimes that’s how life works. I owe it all to Mary. I’ve mentioned her so much I think she should just take over the site now……… And I shall retire and live on easy… Read more

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Magic Cookie Bars

I recently heard the band Chicago announced as “classic” or in other words … they have stayed cool for a very long time. These magic cookie bars are classic too. I learned about them in high school and have been making them ever since. You can… Read more

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Bow Tie Lasagna

Ok people. Here’s the deal. It’s like lasagna … but without the fight to keep the lasagna noodles from sticking to each other and causing a total pasta kitchen meltdown. I’m all for avoiding meltdowns. Therefore, bow tie lasagna. Easy. Warm…. Read more

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Butter Mints

The personal ad would read: heavenly, melts in your mouth, dreamy, perfection. Make them this holiday season. You won’t regret it. (said in my best Meg Ryan “You’ve Got Mail” narrator voice….)   ½ c butter, softened 4¼ c powdered… Read more

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Chopped Fruit Salad

Chop it small and then you get a little bit of everything in every bite. Serve with a spoon. Aww yeah!   Chill your choice of fresh fruit: watermelon cantaloupe pineapple strawberries green or red… Read more

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

This is seriously the best way to pop popcorn because 1) it is so extremely fresh and amazing, 2) it is so fast, 3) it is so easy, 4) it is economical, and 5) real butter! I. Just. Can’t. Help. Myself….   Note: salt amount has been… Read more

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