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Candy Cane Cherry Pie and Brownie POPS

I’ve never baked so much as this Christmas Season

Cookies of all kinds… and then more cookies…

I was then asked to bring dessert for our Christmas Eve Party at my son’s…

I had seen a recipe… not really a recipe… just a design you can make with Crescents Dough and Cherry Pie Filling…

2- packages Crescent’s Dough…

1- Can Cherry Pie Filling

Powdered Sugar + Milk for glaze

Makes 2!




Lay out dough in shape of Candy Cane

on a cookie sheet…

I love parchment paper for baking… slides right off…

Save a little of the dough for the stripes…

Spoon half of can of Filling over each candy cane…


Bake for approximately 12-13 minutes until golden brown…


Drizzle with a little glaze over the top…


I just covered my baking sheets with wrapping paper to make more festive… and added a green bow of ribbon…

This was hit… served with Cherry Bourgoden Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks…thCAGQO7WP

I then thought “CHOCOLATE!”… for the kids…

and bought “Fudge Brownie Pop” Kit…


I made 2 packages for a total of 24 pops…

You make brownies as per recipe on package…

when cooled a little cut into 24 pieces…

(remember I made two packages)…

Roll each brownie while warm into balls…


Cool in refrigerator… and then melt 1/2 of chocolate wafers in microwave…131224_008

dip sticks in melted chocolate and insert into brownie balls…

let cool in refrigerator again…

Take out and melt rest of wafers… dipping and spooning chocolate over balls… sprinkle!



I tied little pieces of red and green ribbon to them… after cooling…

 a little time-consuming… but, all ingredients included in box except for the egg, oil and water…

and they look so cute… and really chocolatey!

With all of the cookies my daughter-in-law had made…we had plenty to choose from!

Great fun!


BUNCO night has arrived…diceladies

We are to bring the food and drink My sister and myself…

We have a little lady in our group… but, at 90 years… she has asked us to let her pay our monthly dues of $5.00 each x19961008 … and just let us do the food preparation

That is fine with us!

My sister and I can come up with a menu easily … and decide what each is going to bring

We have to feed 28 ladies

Menu: k15513828

Chicken Salad ( sister)

Rolls / Crackers / Butter (sister) k5884298

Spinach Casserole (sister) 697096

Cranberry / Raspberry Jello Salad (sister) unnamed

Pumpkin / Cream Cheese Bars (me)


Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Autumn Sprinkles (me)


Chocolate Covered Mints – candy (me) 719_jpg_1

Iced Tea / Coffee / Soft Drinks (me) u19202437

Also Paper products of Plates / Forks / Cups / Napkins (me) mfr0039


If we make a list it goes much easier… k14763986

Everyone raved over the food… Sure makes us feel good!

As you can tell by list… sister is the better cook


and I’m better at desserts… and finding decorations… k14248307

Our little lady who paid our dues…  said…

“I sure did a good job cooking and baking didn’t I?”… as she grinned her sweet smile!

“It tasted so good!”



Pumpkin Cream Cheese Angel Food Cake

This recipe calls for very few ingredients: angel food cake, a can of pumpkin, cream cheese, and some cinnamon.


*Beat the cream cheese with 3 tablespoons water until the consistency has thinned.

*In a separate bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin, and 1 tsp cinnamon with 3/4 cup water.

*Add half the cake mixture to a 9×13 pan, layer with dollops of the cream cheese, add the remaining cake mixture, and top with remaining cream cheese.

*Take a knife and swirl the cream cheese and cake together. Be sure not to over mix, you want the ingredients to remain separate.

Bake the cake at 375 degrees for 34 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

I TRIED!… She Made Me Do It!

I tried… I really tried… but, that Little Red Head Girl made me do it!…

She decorated the boxes in such an enticing way… I couldn’t help myself…

I should know better…

I tell myself, “Don’t go down that aisle”… “no one needs them”…”I won’t eat them!”…

“I’ll just get them for the guys”…

So… working myself backwards in this story…

see if you could have helped me… could you have stopped me…

I really doubt it!


There’s the cellophane wrapper… They don’t even make it hard to get off… Just a little tear and it drops right off…


Yes!… You see chocolate!… There was such a struggle going on in my head… Chocolate??? Vanilla with that Pretty Pink Frosting???… Don’t open the box Marilyn!…


Ice cold milk in one of my freezer cups… That sure would go well with chocolate…

Do you hear me talking???


This is that cute faced little red-haired girl…



Putting her face on those pretty boxes… Just sitting there grinning at me… with that look of…

“I know you can’t resist!…

They are shaped like hearts… aren’t they the cutest!… Just try one… take me home”


So how could I not buy one of each…Chocolate and Vanilla… Both looked so yummy!… and there’s Valentine’s on the back… The Grandkids will like them…

NO!… I will like them!… and it’s not for the cut-out Valentine’s!



and so that’s how it all began…


At least I didn’t fall for the sweet talking little girl enticing me to buy all of her products…

maybe later thoughValentine’s Day only comes once a year… and those Cherry Cordials keep calling my name…

and Doug would like the Iced Brownies… and Bobby might like the Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats???

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The McKee’s “Little Granddaughter”…what’s her name??? … “Little Debbie!”… 

sure knows how to sell her Grandparent’s products…


“Warm Brownies… Bring On the Milk!”

I’ve made brownies tonight… Why? …because everyone likes them!… We just like them plain… chocolatey… moist… and warm …When you need a treat there is nothing like them!…I likeDuncan Hines   brand… always have… made from scratch are OK… but, why bother when the packaged are so good!… They will be gone by tomorrow afternoon… I just know!… milk and brownies… coffee and brownies and just brownies with brownies… I have one of those special brownie pans …I use it because it makes perfect same size squares… neat invention… a Christmas present for me from my daughter-in-law…and what’s so funny… I bought one for her… I have thoroughly enjoyed it… I ran across a special Brownie Recipe I would like to share… ENJOY!  

Brownie Goody Bars
1   box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
or you could use my favorite..."Duncan Hines"... 1   container 
(1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
3/4 cup   salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
3 cups   crisp rice cereal
1 cup   creamy peanut butter
1   bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening. 
(For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom 
only of pan.)
Make and bake brownies as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using
water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Frost brownies with frosting. 
Sprinkle with peanuts; refrigerate while making cereal mixture.
Measure cereal into large bowl; set aside. 
In 1-quart saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low 
heat, stirring constantly. 
Pour over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. 
Spread over frosted brownies. 
Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour. 
For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered at room 
"My Kids!"...
Brownies  were our specialty at our school... baked by our kids 
in our little Patriot Bake Shop to sell and earn money for our classes...
They were a hit... Everyone raved about them!...To this day,
people say, "They were the best!"... and they were!...Chocolatey...moist 
...and warm!