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Creamy Buttery Sugar Cookie Frosting

This year I signed up to bring 2 dozen cookies (NOTE I did say 2) to a school function for Valentines Day.  Well I ended up making about 12 dozen!! It happened to be a day that I was super tired and running on empty.  I totally couldn't remember making that many until the job was completed and I took a  count!! Anyway this is my new favorite frosting recipe!! It is delicious and is perfectly paired with Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies .  The cookies were gone in no time and everyone loved them! Creamy Buttery Sugar Cookie Frosting adapted from Authentic Suburban Gourmet 1 cup butter, softened 2 oz cream cheese, softened 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 Cups powdered sugar (may need a bit more) 1-3 Tablespoons milk pinch of salt Several drops food coloring  Cream together the butter,cream cheese,vanilla and pinch of salt . Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once smooth and creamy, add in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired spreading consistency is achieved. If

Chocolate Chunk Brownie Cookies

For my son's Mission Farewell open house I made several cookies.  These seemed to be the favorite and did not last very long at all.  In fact one of my kids teased me that she needed to confiscate them and eat them all.  The chocolate chunk are a great added touch. If you are a chocolate lover these are a perfect treat! Chocolate Chunk Brownie Cookies from Tasty Kitchen 1 package   (18 To 21 Oz. Box) Fudge Brownie Mix 1 1/4 cup f lour 1/4  cup  Brown Sugar 2   Eggs 1/2 cup  b utter, melted And cooled 2 Tablespoons   Water, Or More As Needed 1 cup  Chocolate Chunks  Stir  together brownie mix, flour, and sugar.   .Using a heavy spoon, stir in the eggs one at a time, followed by butter and 2 tablespoons water. If the batter appears like there is too much flour, add 1 more tablespoon of water. Batter will be very thick.    Fold in chocolate chunks.    Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly greased cookie sheet  drop heaping tablespoo

Parmesan Chicken in a Flash

This is one of those recipes that is so simple and AMAZING!! It will look and taste like you slaved in the kitchen for hours, but in reality so quick and easy.  It is a HUGE family favorite.  If you want it to look a little more fancy serve with some Pasta Alfredo , a salad and some Crusty Italian Bread . Parmesan Chicken in a Flash 6-8 chicken tenders (or 4 breasts) (my family likes the breaded chicken tenders) 1 jar or can of your favorite spaghetti sauce 1/4-1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Bake your chicken or pan fry until it is done. Pour a small amount of the sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Tip pan to coat the bottom.evenly.  Place your chicken in the bottom of the pan, pour the sauce over the top.  Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and then cover with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and everything is heated through.  Serve and Enjoy!!

Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Candy Milkshakes

I wanted to make something really cute this year for Valentine's Day, but with the craziness of getting my son off on his mission time has slipped away from me.  Luckily, I knew right where to turn for help.  My good friend SherRae is always the PRO when it comes to Holidays or just anything cute and clever.  These Candy Milkshakes are ADORABLE!!  Simple and oh so CUTE! Anyone would love to receive one of these for Valentine's Day!! Candy Milkshakes plastic or glass milkshake cups (you can usually find them at the Dollar Store) cotton balls colored candy straws *optional construction paper Fill your glass up with the candy.  Place cotton balls on the top pushing them in so they look like whipped cream.  (If needed you can place a little rolled tape inside the edge of the glass to hold the cotton in place.)  Add your straw and decorate with construction paper heart, stickers or anything else.  Voila!!  Perfect cute gift done in minutes. Thanks SherRae! LOVE IT

Just in time for Valentine's Day Tate's Bake Shop's Linzer Heart Cookie Recipe and a Giveaway!!

O nce I was introduced to Tate's Bake Shop , I have been HOOKED ever since.  Amazing! I can devour a whole package of their chocolate chip cookies all by myself!!  I felt honored when they contacted me recently to share one of their amazing recipes with you in honor of Valentine's Day.   It comes from the newest cookbook by Kathleen King and Tate's Bake Shop called Baking for Friends.    Now you can make the deliciousness of Tate's Bake Shop in your own home!!   This month: Tate's Bake Shop is offering a special Valentine's Cookie Cube and Cookbook combination on their website for $21.50 - that's 50% off - and they will also take 20% off any website purchase when you enter the BLOG213 code at checkout!!  It is an amazing deal!!! TATE'S BAKE SHOP LINZER HEART COOKIES from Baking With Friends Cookbook These decorative cookies make beautiful and tasty gifts.  An important tip: be sure to chop the nuts and chocolate very fine in a food proces

Kelsee's Twice Baked Potatoes

My 11 year old saw some a picture of some stuffed potatoes and insisted that we try them out.  So she took the project on and with little help from me created these beauties!!  They were DELICIOUS!! Twice Baked Potatoes From Kelsee (AKA One Smart Cookie) 4-6 medium potatoes 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup sour cream 1/4-1/2 cup diced onions 1/2 cup melted butter 1 Tablespoon parsley 1 package of bacon, cooked crisp and broken in bits salt and pepper to taste Bake potatoes on a cookie sheet at 450 degrees for about 1 hour or until soft and cooked through. Halve potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Place them back on a cookie sheet.  Put the insides in a bowl. Combine the potato insides, 1 cup cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and bacon bits.  Stir until well mixed and then add salt and pepper to taste. Fill the potato skins with the mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  *You can freeze them at this point if you want.