Best (Made From Scratch) Brownies

Brownies – and all things chocolate make me happy. Especially this recipe. I’ve made my share of boxed brownies, but when I want a treat, this recipe is what I go for. My daughter Rebekah found this recipe in The Reader’s Digest years ago and we’ve used the recipe ever since. It’s been so many years that the clipped copy is gone and I have no idea who (if there is someone) to credit for the … Read more

Raisin Cookies

When you have a husband or child who doesn’t like chocolate, you’re happy for an alternative to chocolate chip cookies. I knew Dave’s favorite cookies were raisin cookies before I married him. He likes oatmeal raisin cookies and he likes this recipe, which does not have oatmeal. The problem with this recipe is that you have to get the batter just right for the cookies to be their best. He doesn’t complain if they’re too runny, … Read more

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  This strawberry cheesecake is a fun recipe to make during the strawberry season with plenty of fresh strawberries at hand!  This cheesecake will be a cool, refreshing hit and does not need to be baked.  It is light and airy as well. You’ll need to chill a can of evaporated milk so you can whip it until it is stiff.  Be sure to put it in the refrigerator for several hours ahead of when … Read more

Easy Crockpot Hot Fudge Cake

There are two things I like about this hot fudge cake recipe – actually there are three. Make that four. First, you can fix it and forget it and still serve it warm. That’s because it bakes in the crock pot and you can finalize meal preparation while it bakes. Second, you don’t need to make a frosting. The sauce poured on top simmers down inside the cake as it bakes and leaves a lovely … Read more

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

When it’s your birthday, you should be able to choose whatever you’d like for dessert, correct?  The problem is that I have many favorites.  I could make graham cracker pudding, Mom’s chocolate sheet cake, Apple pie, Cream Cheese Fruit Delight, or Sticky Toffee Pudding. But since I love graham crackers, pudding, and chocolate, I think it will be Chocolate Eclair Dessert. Anybody can make this because it’s so easy.  Anybody can eat it, too – … Read more