Decadent Desserts for Not-So-Domestic Divas

15 02 2011

Wind & Willow Fudge Ribbon Pie

I love to cook…and bake from scratch…(but I don’t like cleaning up!)  Tonight I needed to whip up 3 pies to take to a church  soup supper and didn’t have a lot of time, so it was Wind & Willow Dessert Mixes to the rescue!

Wind & Willow Dessert Mix

I love having these high quality Wind & Willow Dessert  Mixes in the pantry because they use staples that are usually already hiding in my fridge or cupboards, and you can make them in just a few minutes. Wind & Willow makes many different flavors and the possibilities of dessert ideas are just endless!

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White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

11 02 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

So I know these don’t look like the beautiful Chocolate Covered Strawberries from, lets say, The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory…but we sure had fun making them! Jenny & I were making a fruit plate to bring to a Super Bowl party and she remembered that we had some dipping sauce that we had not used from Christmas…(not sure exactly WHICH Christmas 🙂 but I did find it in the depths of the pantry…(Won’t be posting pictures of the pantry, EVER!)

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40th Anniversary of 1971 San Fernando Valley Earthquake

9 02 2011

Freeway Overpass on Interstate 5

Today is the 40th Anniversary of the February 9, 1971 San Fernando Valley Earthquake in southern California where I grew up.  I was almost 11 years old at the time and the oldest of 5 daughters aged 10, 8, 6, 4 & 2. We lived on a quiet cul-de-sac at 16960 Del Rio Place, in Granada Hills, California. We were within walking distance to our grade school and our back yard backed up to Balboa Boulevard, a busy 4 lane that went through Granada Hills.

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Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

7 02 2011

Perfect for Valentines or any Holiday!

Our daughter, Jenny, recently made these beautiful filled cupcakes for a special friend, Sarah, for her birthday.  They would be a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, Birthday Celebration or for “just because”.

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Lazy Lady Stew (Slow Cooker Version)

3 02 2011
From the cookbook “Kitchen Keepsakes” from the cookbook collection of
Vicki Adrian, Buhler, Kansas

Lazy Lady Stew...Crock Pot Version

I absolutely love cookbooks and  have adapted this recipe from a cookbook that I have had for at least 30 years!  Falling in love with my crock pot again this winter…makes life so easy!  You really can prepare a dinner in under 10 minutes in the morning and come home to a delicious dinner with very little prep time or clean up! LOVE THAT!

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