Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Donna's Famous Cheesecake - Tested And Approved

Who all loves cheesecake? While I do love it, my husband is a fanatic! He loves all things cheesecake. Since he has been laid off for a while this winter, I figured I should make some of his favorites. This way he's home to gobble them up, and that means less temptation for me to be eating more than I should.

I tried a new cheesecake recipe this time, and have to share this with you. This recipe is from my friend Carlee, who you can find at Cooking with Carlee.  She has so many great recipes and our husbands have similar tastes, so she is definitely one of my go to sites for recipes.

 Carlee's cheesecake definitely got a thumbs up from us. It was a little different from the cheesecake that I normally make, in that it uses Sweetened Condensed Milk. The texture was perfect, and the top didn't crack! But, the bonus was it wasn't as heavy as other cheesecakes. I really enjoyed that I could eat the whole piece without feeling like I over-indulged!

Recipe at: Cooking With Carlee

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Moose Farts - Tested and Approved

I hope you all have been enjoying the holiday season and lots of tasty treats!

I made a couple new treats for Christmas.  While all were good, one was Outstanding!  I stumbled across this recipe from Rock Recipes a while back, and it was one of those that never left my memory. Hard to forget a treat called Moose Farts! Super easy to make, but please do read the recipe well and plan your assembly time. You need to chill twice, which threw me for a loop the first time I was going to make them! 

I used my smallest scoop to make these, and I honestly wish I would have made them a tad smaller since they are so rich. 

Be careful. They are addictive!

Recipe at: Rock Recipes

Friday, December 14, 2018

Daily Goodie Box

 It's that time again! Time for a Daily Goodie Box! 
So many delicious and helpful... and healthy products!

I've had some questions and comments about Daily Goodie Box, so I wanted to take a minute to share my experience. Daily Goodie Box has not shared my info with any parties. My account is set up with my house phone number.  I'm not quite sure why I used that number when setting up my account, but I can guarantee you that I have never received a single phone call due to my membership. How awesome is that. My info is secure and not sold!

I do get some emails from them. In November, I got 10 emails. I get more emails than that from Amazon! For all the good stuff they share with me, I don't think 10 emails is a bad deal.  

So, on to the good stuff.... Here's what I get to sample this month!

The Grandpa Soap Co - Thylox Acne Treatment Soap

Organic OCHO Candy - Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars

The Original MakeUp Eraser - Sample Pack

Hyalogic - Vitamin D3 Gummies

Sprig - CBD-Infused Soda

KiZE - Raw Energy Bars

Alcala San Diego - Deodorizing Body Wipes

Herbal Zap - Party Detox Herbal Supplement

Chocolat Frey® - Milk & Dark Crunchy Nuts Bars

Daily Goodie Box. It's more than just Free Samples!

Go check it out! Seriously couldn't be easier.
All you need to do after getting a box, is let them know what you think!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Gram's Coconut Crisps

One cookie that I distinctly remember from my childhood, is my Gram's cookies. Whenever we went to visit, Gram always had a supply of cookies. Either fresh baked, or a stash in the freezer that was ready for when anyone showed up! Imagine my surprise when I asked my mom if she had Gram's cookie recipe, and she asked which cookie. Really? I need to clarify Gram's famous cookie?? Thankfully, my sister has the same memories. When Sis and I were on the phone this week, I told her I was making Gram's cookies, she immediately new which one and wanted to know how I got the recipe. I guess she had asked for it a couple years ago, neither my mom nor my gram knew what cookie Sis was talking about. I must have shook something loose in my mom's memory, because she was able to locate it for me! SCORE!  

This isn't a chewy cookie like I normally share. Instead this cookie is more crisp, and packed with flavor and goodies! Thanks for being such an amazing baker Gram!!! 

Hope you all love her cookies as much as her Buttermilk Pancakes I shared a while back! 

Gram's Coconut Crisps 
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup oil 
1 cup light brown sugar 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 egg 
2 tsp. vanilla 
1 tsp. coconut flavoring (I omited since I could not find this) 
3 1/2 cup flour 
1 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. soda 
1 tsp. cream of tartar 
1 cup oatmeal 
1 cup chocolate chips 
1 cup coconut 
1 cup Rice Krispies 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Set aside. 

In large bowl, cream together butter, oil and sugars. Add egg, vanilla, and coconut flavoring. Add flour mixture one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut and Rice Krispies. Mix until well combined. 

Using small cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.**  Cool for 3 to 4 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack. 

**Gram's note is "Do not over brown", so I baked for 15 minutes exactly, and they were at a golden color, and are perfection. Store in airtight container. Or do like Gram did and freeze them and you will be ready whenever you need a cookie!

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