Category Archives: Desserts

Fresh raspberries

They’re wild and ripening!

Black raspberry bushes behind our garage.

We’re thinking ice cream and jelly, nothing to beat fresh made ice cream with raspberries mixed in. I have to pick them daily because the chickens have found the stash and are eating what they can reach. We’ve picked about a gallon so far and should get at least that many more from this small patch.

First pickings cleaned and ready for the freezer.

There’s three clumps of wild raspberries behind our garage. They’ll be gone before we know it.

There’s an old freezer filled with scrap metal sitting in the middle of the clumps. Next year I hope the freezer and old metal will be gone and the bushes spread with more delicious fruit.

When I clean them, I drain all of the water off and spread them out on a cookie sheet. Once they’re frozen I put all of them in large Ziploc freezer bags. They stay loose and I can take out a cup or whatever my recipe needs and reseal the rest. The bags don’t take up a lot of freezer space. In the winter if I want to make jam it’s very convenient to take out just what’s needed. We like to put them on a bowl of ice cream and it only takes a couple of minutes to thaw them just for the ice cream.  How about a fruit cobbler hot out of the oven in the wintertime!

 

 

Recipe Pages Updated

Fall is in the air and cooler weather keeps me in the kitchen making comfort food.

Fall is in the air and cooler weather keeps me in the kitchen making comfort food.

I’ve added a few more goodies to my Recipe Page if anyone is interested. Hope you will enjoy them as much as we do! They include Pumpkin Pie Squares, Steamed Asparagus, Grilled Chicken Salad, and Pumpkin Cookies.

Thanksgiving Desserts today

Thanksgiving is just two days away and we will have a wonderful house full this year.  Most will be here for the whole day and some will be coming for dessert.  I’ve been quite busy today making desserts for our Thanksgiving feast. Here’s a preview:

Pumpkin pies

Pumpkin pies

Custard pies

Custard pies

Pumpkin Roll and my personal favorite.

Pumpkin Roll and my personal favorite.

Hershey Bar Cake

Hershey Bar Cake

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake

I’ve also made the following treats to have for the entire week:

Preacher Cookies

Preacher Cookies

Sand Tarts

Sand Tarts

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

I made six dozen peanut butter cookies and still hope to get some German Christmas Cookies made tomorrow and two other desserts called Mountain Mama Chocolate Slide and Dutch Apple Pie.  I’ll also prepare some of the appetizers and salads tomorrow.

BUT, what I’m most proud of is that I didn’t eat one bite of anything while I was cooking!!!

 

Favorite recipes for Thanksgiving dinner

Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

As promised quite some time ago, here’s a few of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes!  They’re not any particular order and I’m pretty sure if you click on the recipe card it will enlarge for you.  Here we go:

 

Hubby's favorite fruit salad

Hubby’s favorite fruit salad

 

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

 

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

No dinner is complete without the main dish of turkey or ham and of course, my homemade bread.  Recipes for that and more to follow in a later post.

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracle Cookies

These are quick and you’ll think what kind of mess have I made but trust me, they’re the quickest peanut butter cookies you’ll ever make and they’re gluten free!!

Miracle Cookies

1 cup Peanut Butter

1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons warm water

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine peanut butter and sugar and mix well.  Stir in beaten egg, water and vanilla.
Drop by teaspoon (for small ones) or tablespoon (for large ones) on greased cookie sheet.  Mine looked like little mounds of soft icing and that’s when I was sure I had a mess!   Bake at 350* for no more than 10 minutes (small), 12 minutes (large).  Cool before removing from cookie sheet and place in airtight cookie keeper.  I’ll bet they won’t last long!!  I has about a 1/2 inch between each spoonful before baking.  You should have about an inch between the large ones because they will spread out.  They’re a light thin cookie but soooooo good!

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

They’re quick and easy and soooooo good!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

I just want to wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving!  My home computer is still down and the reason I haven’t posted or responded to your posts.  Hopefully back up soon and playing catch up!!

I am thankful for my beautiful family, my friends, my job, the bounty God has provided us and I hope you all are as equally blessed as I am!!

Until next time!!

Thanksgiving dinner 2011-after everyone is finished eating.

Thanksgiving dinner 2011-after everyone is finished eating.

Rita