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Butternuts

Ingredients 3/4 cbutter, room temperature + 1 Tbsp. 1/2 cpowdered sugar 1/4 tspsalt 1 3/4 call purpose flour 6 ozpackage butterscotch chips 1 cfinely chopped pecans RUM GLAZE 3 cpowdered sugar 1 tsprum extract 1/2 cchopped pecans 3 to 4 Tbspmilk or water Directions 1 Cream butter with powdered sugar and salt til light and fluffy. 2 Blend in flour, mix well. 3 Add butterscotch chips and 1 cup finely chopped pecans. 4 Shape dough, a scant teaspoonful at a time, into balls. 5 Place 1 inch apart on ungreased…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredient: 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter 1/2 cup chopped peanuts 1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 large egg, beaten 1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter How to make it : HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until…

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SOUTHERN STRAWBERRY CAKE

Ingredients : 6 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup cake flour or GF flour mix 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla 6 tablespoons butter melted 3 tablespoons strawberry jello powder 3 tablespoons strawberry jam Directions : Mix eggs and sugar and heat over a double boiler until very warm. Whisk with an electric mixer of some sort until thick and lemon colored. Gently fold in dry ingredients (flour, salt and strawberry jello powder). Mix together the melted and cooled butter, jam and vanilla and then fold that into the…

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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

I have a weakness for bread pudding. I love the smell, the texture, and the perfect sweetness – and I love it warm … although I admit I have eaten it cold out of the refrigerator!! Ingredients: 4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread 1/2 cup raisins 2 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Sauce Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla  …

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES

Serves: 30-35 Ingredients ½ cup (1 sticks) butter, room temperature ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating Instructions In a bowl combine butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Cover with…

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Banana Pudding From Scratch

I love making things from scratch; I just think they taste better and are – maybe – better for you! Banana pudding is comforting for me and I feel that the homemade version is without a doubt more delicious than instant versions. Anytime I make this, it is gone within 24 hours! Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 2 Tbsp. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 2 cups milk 4 separated eggs 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 box of Vanilla Wafers 4 medium sized, ripe bananas Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit Over…

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CREAMY LEMON SQUARES

Ingredients: For the Crust 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup Confectioners’ sugar, plus more to decorate finished bars 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces For the Lemon Topping 3 large eggs 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest (be sure to zest before juicing the lemons) 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour Directions: Make the Crust Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and…

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Top 5 Recipes for Birthday Cakes

Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup buttermilk Chocolate frosting and multi-colored sprinkles Directions In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.…

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No-Bake Eclair Cake

No-Bake Eclair Cake Ingredients: Cake layer: 1 box (16 oz) graham crackers 2 packages (3.4 oz each) instant vanilla pudding 3 1/2 cups whole milk 8 oz Cool Whip Chocolate Frosting: 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 3 Tbsp of salted butter, melted 3 Tbsp whole milk Instructions: 1. Whisk together the pudding and milk in a large mixing bowl until thickened, about 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip. 2. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick spray. Line the bottom of the pan with…

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How to Make the Perfect Leche Flan

Making the Perfect Caramel Making a caramel can be quite scary. So many things can go wrong: it can crystallize into a powdery inedible mess, or turn into dark, bitter sludge in an instant. The best way to avoid these is to make a sort of fortified caramel that’ll need less cooking and won’t crystallize as easily. Instead of making a straight up classic caramel with white sugar and a sprinkling of water, use half white sugar and half brown sugar and drizzle some honey, corn syrup or glucose over…

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Pumpkin Cake Roll Recipe

MAKES: 10 servings Ingredients 3 large eggs, separated 1 cup sugar, divided 2/3 cup canned pumpkin 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt FILLING: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Additional confectioners’ sugar, optional Directions Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and pumpkin, beating…

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Easy 3-Ingredient Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Even though this recipe doesn’t technically involve any ice cream or any cake, there’s nothing else you can call it but an ice cream cake – and a delicious one at that. With alternating layers of Oreos and Cool Whip, this delightful dessert is light, fluffy and decadent all at once. Any time you’re looking for a cool dessert that’s easy to whip up, you’re going to want to give this Onion Rings & Things recipe a try. What You’ll Need: 1 regular package of Oreos 1 cup of Milk…

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