Walking To Get Butter

I think that this is some kind of oxymoron, walking for exercise and to buy butter and eggs.  Most people around the great state of California walk everyday. You cannot go anywhere around Pasadena without seeing people walking to work, walking for exercise or just our for a stroll. Because the weather is just so … Continue reading

Chocolate-Caramel Nut Cake

You don’t even need frosting for this cake, as it has a gooey filling inside. Top each piece with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream! Scrumptious!!! 1 box Duncan Hines German Chocolate Cake mix 1 (14 oz) pacakage caramels 1/2 cup butter  1/3 cup milk 1 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup milk chocolate morsels Prepare … Continue reading

One More Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert

Taken from Taste of Home, this is a absolutely awesome dessert that was on the Taste of Home web page. Am going to make this just as soon as I can get to the store and buy peanut butter cups… Ingredients 20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a great recipe that combines two great flavors, chocolate and peanut butter. 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teas vanilla 1 (16 oz) package dark brown surgar 2 large eggs 2 cups flour 1 (12 oz) package of semi-sweet chocolate chips Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with … Continue reading

FYI Regarding Chocolate Chip Cookies

A friend of mine today brought chocolate chip cookies to MOPS and they were packaged so pretty.  As I began to talk to her and tell her how pretty the little bags of cookies looked all tied up with ribbon, she told me that they were just chocolate chip, BUT…that she had coarsely chopped pretzels … Continue reading

Southwestern Squash Casserole

This is just the old fashioned squash casserole kicked up a bit. Great for potlucks or company, this will add some spice to your dinners. 1 lb yellow squash, sliced 1 lb zucchini, sliced 1 cup water, sliced (just kidding, wanted to see if you were paying attention) 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Campbells cheddar … Continue reading

What A Difference A Day Makes

We have been in California for almost a year and a half now.  People have told me that it takes about 3 years for you to begin to feel at home in a new city and I’m sure that is true. This past week, we have had several things that have just made us stop … Continue reading

Ginger-Marinated Flank Steak

1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tables brown sugar 2 tables lime juice 2 teas ground ginger 1 teas dried crushed red pepper 2 garlic cloves 1 (2 lb) beef flank steak Combine vegetable oil and next 6 ingredients in a shallow baking dish or large zip top plastic bag; add steak, … Continue reading

Tea Cakes

I wish you could have seen Randy when he came home from work two days ago. I had made these wonderful little tea cakes for him to take to a friend of ours that always request them when he knows that Randy is coming to his office. I had saved several for Randy and had … Continue reading

Corn Salad

A very light and tasteful salad for the summer. 2 (15 oz) cans whole kernel corn, drained 2 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 cup mayo 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup red onion, chopped very fine and small 1 (10.5 oz) bag coarsely crushed chile-cheese flavored corn chips (I used Frito Brand_ Mix … Continue reading