Giant Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

These are so yummy and so easy. The kids can easily make these with you.You can make them simple, or make them amazing, depending on what you add to them.

Ingredients

1 bag giant marshmallows

Chocolate chips (dark, milk, white) or melties (dark, milk, white, and many other flavors)

White Wilton sucker sticks (optional)

Toppings (nuts, graham crackers, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles) You’re only limited by your imagination.

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Now THIS is Comfort Food!

Red beans and rice is kinda of like gumbo; everyone has a different recipe. Some like theirs soupy, some like it dry. Whatever your preference, it’s total comfort food. Now it’s even easier with a crockpot.

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

This is a simple dessert to make, but it comes out yummy!

Ingredients

1 box yellow cake mix

2 boxes of instant banana pudding 5.9 oz

Vanilla Wafers

1 8 oz tub of whipped cream

Directions

Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Pour into a 9×13 pan and bake. When done, cool completely.

After cake has cooled, take a round wooden spoon handle (or something similar) and poke holes in the cake. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom.

Prepare pudding as directed. While the pudding is thickening but still pour-able, pour it on top of the cake making sure to get it into the holes.

Spread whipped topping over jello.

Immediately crumble vanilla wafers on top and gently push into pudding with back of spoon. Leave some of the cookies a bit chunky.

Put in refrigerator to finish setting . Cut and serve. You may garnish with sliced bananas if you like.

*Keep refrigerated

Never trust a dog to watch your food (and other stories)

Episode 1. When we lived in Big Bear Lake, we had a dog that was a Lab/Australian Shepherd mix named Ruffy. One day we had grilled steaks for dinner and were getting ready to eat. The dog was laying down nicely across the room, sleeping. (So we thought.) My husband backed his chair up and bent down to pick up his napkin. To this day, we don’t know how Ruffy managed to cross the distance to my husband’s plate, grab the steak, and be out the back door before my husband even sat back up.

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Pizza Bites (but not hard)

These are really simple to make and are a crowd pleaser. You can make a bunch to watch your favorite game on TV, or satisfy a group of kids.

Ingredients

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1 pkg pepperoni

1 pkg string cheese

Pizza sauce for dipping

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Chocolate chip cookie brownies

Watch out for these. Two of your favorite things — together!

Ingredients

1 box of plain brownie mix

1 large roll of Pillsbury (or other brand) chocolate chip cookie dough (or you can make your own)

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Chicken Noodle Soup

This soup comes out so delicious. It may not actually cure anything, but it makes my tummy feel great!

Ingredients

1 rotisserie chicken from store deli

1/2 bag of wide egg noodles

3-4 stalks of celery sliced

pkg of carrots cut in chunks (or you can slice)

1 pkg green bean (fresh or frozen — canned if you must)

Corn (frozen, fresh — again, canned (whole kernel) if you must)

1 large yellow onion cut in small chunks

2-3 boxes of chicken broth (use whatever brand, regular or low sodium, organic. etc.)

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Hey there!

Welcome to my blog! I grew up eating some of the best food there is.  My aunts in the south taught me about cooking, especially how to make dishes without ever looking at a recipe. My goal is to try to pass along  what I learned so that you might enjoy a bit of the goodness I’ve always loved.

P.S. Wherever possible, I have provided an acceptable shortcut to the recipe.