Author Archives: Carol

Black Tie Mousse Cake

You’ve got cake. And then you’ve got CAKE. Four beautiful moist silky creamy smooth layers of cake, mousse, custard and ganache topped with a white chocolate swirl. Just like Olive Garden. Takes a whole afternoon to put together but . . . is… Read more

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Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

This is absolutely hands down our favorite hot cocoa ever!! It’s creamy and full of rich chocolate flavor which is hard to find in a hot cocoa. That may or may not be because I throw in a few extra chocolate chips. This hot cocoa is great for… Read more

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Cheese Bread

Go carbs!! Seems to be my motto lately. Or my theme. Maybe even a life mission? Definitely a rule. And possibly my new catchphrase. Carbs are so satisfying. Comforting. Filling. Carbs are love. I need to put that on a t-shirt…. Read more

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Slow Cooker Italian Ravioli

From Mary. That’s really all you need to know. (If you’re coming late to the party, click here to learn why . . . . )   1½ lb. ground beef ½ onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce 1 14.5-oz. can… Read more

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Garlic Bread Pizza

It is late afternoon, you’re in the grocery store wondering what to have for dinner tonight, and you are drawing a blank . . . and if you’re like me, you’re wishing you had thawed and thrown something in the crock pot earlier that day so… Read more

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Halloween Treats

On a “creepy” scale of 1-10, I like my Halloween a zero. Cute it up, I say. Probably because I got scared to death in an eighth grade “boys locker room” haunted house. My first. And last. hehe On the scary scale, I give these treats a three…. Read more

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Hot Cocoa . . . but Strawberry

Different is good. Stand out. Be unique. Have your hot cocoa strawberry style. It really is a delicious change . . . I mean, how could it not be with butter in it?   4 T butter 1/2 c sugar 2 c strawberry ice cream 2-3 c… Read more

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Roll

Pure brilliance! It’s like a peanut butter cup marries a rice krispies treat . . . and of course I picture the peanut butter cup side of the wedding party all in classic black and sunglasses (think New York City crowd), and the rice krispies side… Read more

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Pot Roast

This is a great traditional, tender, classic, beefy, simple, flavorful roast. Take that for adjectives, peach lemonade!   1 lb. carrots, cut in large chunks (optional) 1 lb. potatoes, cut in 1-inch chunks (optional) 1 onion, cut in… Read more

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Peach Lemonade

At my house, peaches are going in everything . . . from cold cereal to fruit salad to ice cream. Oh, and lemonade. Mash one up, pour it into your drink, and you’ve got instant fresh delicious flavored lemonade. That’s a lot of adjectives. I… Read more

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