Feb 12

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are some Valentine’s Day Treats I was inspired to make after looking through Real Simple’s Pinterest.


What you will need:

1/2 stick margarine

1 10 oz. bag of marshmallows

6 cups rice Krispies cereal

red and blue food coloring



1. Melt margarine in pan.

2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.

3. Mix in 10 drops red food coloring and 4 drops blue for a dusty rose color.

4. Turn flame off and stir in rice krispies.

5. Lay mixture on wax paper, about one inch thick. Use a heart (or other) cookie cutter to cut into whatever shape you like.


6. Icing is optional. ENJOY


Comment below, and let us know  what you’re going to cook up for Valentine’s day!

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Feb 10

Today’s stuffed baked potatoes were part of a Mexican themed dinner we recently had.

2 lbs baby red potatoes
4 slices center cut bacon
12 oz lean ground turkey
1/2 cup salsa
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup whole milk
2/3 cup shredded cheddar


Wash and cut potatoes in half, then simmer in boiling water until tender. Set aside to cool. Cook bacon and set aside. Cook turkey in pan, adding salsa, chili powder, and other spices above.


Scoop out potato, careful not to break the skin. Mix in the turkey and bacon, and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Spoon into the potato skins, and top with remaining cheddar cheese.


Bake at 400F about 15-20 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown.

Next up – SouthWest Veggie Nachos, so come look for it next week!

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Feb 01

This recipe was a request from a friend….my family’s biscotti recipe! These chocolate chip biscotti are super easy and fun. I bet you will have all, if not most, of the ingredients in your house already.

Here is what you will need:

4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 cups chocolate chips


Mix eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla on low speed. Then add flour and baking powder. Mix until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

Separate dough into 4 loaves on cookie sheet. Bake (at 350F) for 15 minutes. Take loaves out and let cool.


Once loaves have somewhat settled, slice and turn on an angle. Bake until golden brown, about another 10 minutes. Enjoy!


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Jan 24

Every couple few weeks I like to try a new cookie recipe for the cookie jar in my kitchen. What inside the jar this week? Nutella Thumbprints! These are delicious. Perfect for a treat after school or desert.

Here is what you will need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 1/3 sticks butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Nutella spread for filling

In mixer with paddle attached mix together the flour, salt, butter and sugar until soft and crumbly. Then add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until dough is formed. Refrigerate dough in plastic wrap for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Break dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Press your thumb in the center of each to create a small indent.

Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.

Fill each indentation with Nutella using a kitchen knife.

Cookies can be store in an airtight container (or cookie jar!)

Let me know if you try this recipe out. Don’t forget to share you favorite cookie recipe below!

Recipe found in the cookbook Cookies, Cookies, and more Cookies! By: Lilach German

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