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Choco-Mellow Brownies in a Flash

 Saturday was my husbands company party. He decided that since I did all the shopping he would not have me make any dessert. It was a sweet gesture, especially coming from him. So when he left early I changed my mind and had only 1 1/2 hours to get dessert ready for a group. These brownies are so easy and have always been a hit. Luckily I saved one for a picture. Choco-Mellow Brownies 2 boxes brownie mix. Make brownies according to package directions. Pour into a grease cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Take out of oven and cover with marshmellows. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes more. Let cool. (Unfortunately I did not have time to let them cool for very long). Here's where the homemade and fast factor comes in. This recipe came from my Aunt Karen with a few additions of my own. 2 Minute Fudge Frosting 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup white corn syrup 1/2 cup milk dash salt 1/2 cup butter 4 Tbs cocoa or 2 squares unsweetened chocolate Put all ingredients in saucepan.

Crock Pot Veggie Soup

I love my crock pot. It makes dinner so easy on days that aren't so easy. I found a crock pot soup recipe that included summer veggies in it. Since it was chilly the other day I decided to try it out. So this is my new recipe for the week or maybe the day. We will see what the rest of the week brings. I changed it a bit. So here is my version. Crock Pot Veggie Soup 6 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups prepared pasta sauce 1 medium onion diced 3 small zucchini sliced and then halved (can use part yellow squash) 2-3 tomatoes diced 1 cup celery diced 1/2 cup carrots 1 Tbs italian seasoning 1/3 cup cannellini or white beans 1/2 cup pasta (to add 20 minutes before serving). salt and pepper to taste Garnish with Parmesan cheese Put every except pasta and cheese in crock pot. Stir well. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 20 minutes before serving , stir in the raw pasta. Serve with grates Parmesan cheese. Verdict: It smelled so good while it was cooking. The soup had great flavor. The on

"Feasting" upon the Word

Awhile ago, I found this recipe for for a family home evening that included a lesson and a treat in one. I found it at FHE in a Snap . It is pretty clever. I did change it up a bit so here is my version. Feast Upon the Word Cookies 3/4 cup ____________“The words of his mouth were smoother than ____” ( Ps . 55:21) 1/3 cup _____________“Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy ____ and honey” (2 Ne. 26:25) 1 1/2 cups _____________“To what purpose cometh there to me … the ____ ____ from a far country?” ( Jer . 6:20) 2 _____________“As one gathereth ____ that are left, have I gathered all the earth” (Isa. 10:14) 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups _________“And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine ____” (1 Kgs . 4:22) 1 teaspoon ___________“Take thou also unto thee principal spices … and of sweet ____ half so much” (Ex. 30:23) 1 teaspoon ___________“Ye are the ____ of the earth” (Matt. 5:13) 1/2 teaspoon ___________“The kingdom of heaven is like unto ___

The Almost Payday Meal

This has been a staple meal from way back in our college days. I actually got this recipe from my mom she's made it for as long as I can remember. It is quick, cheap and you can change it up a bit if you want. It is perfect when you are just trying to make it to payday. The best part is the kids always seem happy to have it for dinner. So are you ready for this complicated recipe... Goulosh 1 lb hamburger 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can diced tomatoes 1 1/2 cup elbow macaroni Cook macaroni and brown hamburger. Drain hamburger and add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Add drained macaroni and stir. Heat until it warmed through. Voila DINNER IS READY!! * This recipe is so basic you can add ingredients to make it fit your family. My husband used to tell people if we were feeling rich (meaning we actually had these ingredients on hand) we would add cheese and mushrooms. *You can add any type of pasta you want and less or more than 1 1/2 cups.

Kody's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is only fitting that I finally get this blog started with one of my all time favorite recipe. It is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have found. Someone brought them to me after I had a baby and I was instantly hooked. Luckily she was nice enough to share the recipe with me. I believe that Kody even made this batch in the picture. Kody's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 cup of butter, softened (or 2 sticks) 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups flour 1 cup chocolate chips Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and beat for 3 minutes. Add flour, soda and salt. Mix well and then add chocolate chips. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. You want them light colored. Yield: approx. 2 dozen. (I usually double the recipe). *My new favorite is to replace the chocolate chips with M&Ms *When ever my daughter makes these they never go flat. They stay rounded. We cannot figure out why. They still taste good thou