Chocolate Toffee Matzah – SO GOOD!

chocolat toffee matzah

Thanks to Oprah’s magazine this  scrumptious Chocolate Toffee Matzah is a staple for the holidays.  It can also be made with saltines if you don’t have access to matzah.  Her recipe calls for unsalted matzah but I have made it with lightly salted matzah and just left out the salt called for in the recipe.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Oprah.com/food

 

 

 

 

Easy Snickerdoodles (as well as a Traditional Recipe)

easy snickerdoodles

In my quest for the best Snickerdoodle cookie it was the recipe from the Milk & Cookies Cookbook by Tina Casaceli that was the clear winner! Great taste and great texture. (Everything in this bakery owner’s cookbook has been stellar!).

The third time I made them I was in a hurry and decided to forgo the roll of the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and instead included the mixture in the recipe instead; eliminating that last step. Well, I also streamlined a lot of the recipe.  I’ll be darned if it wasn’t still a GREAT cookie!

So below I give you two choices: the traditional Snickerdoodle recipe and my easy Snickerdoodles!

Okay – now for my EASY version!

Coffee Crumb Cake – New York Style

new york crumb cake

With the holidays approaching I always try to keep a coffee cake in my freezer so that I’ll have something to serve when guests arrive.  My favorite is a New York Style coffee crumb cake and this recipe from my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO is sure to delight! It’s easy to make but tastes decadent; a tender cake topped with an amazing, thick crumb topping!

coffee crumb cake recipe

Butterfinger Bar Cookies

butter finger recipes

One of my favorite candy bars is a Butterfinger.  I love the texture and taste.  So when my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO featured these Butterfinger bar cookies I ran to the store to get the ingredients.  To say I loved them is an understatement.  I LOVED them!  Thanks Danielle!

Oh….did I mention that it couldn’t be easier to make:)

 

Soft Maple Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze

maple syrup dessert recipes

Maple flavor is, to me, one of the hallmarks of fall.  So when I came across this recipe from Family Circle magazine for SOFT maple cookies I was excited.  I love soft sugar cookies and add some maple syrup to the cookie and the glaze, well, its just darn *FABULOUS*!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Family Circle.

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese

pumpkin bread with cream cheese

Nothing says Autumn more to me than pumpkin (well, apples may be a close second).  And pumpkin and cream cheese is a wonderful combination as shown in this photo.  I also sometimes add chocolate chips to the batter – yum!

Recipe and Photos Courtesy of All Recipes.

Apple Almond Galette

easy apple dessert

I love the combination of almond with fruit so when I came across this relatively easy apple dessert recipe that included almond paste I was excited to try it.  The recipe came from a magazine called Family Favorites Cookbook and it’s easy to see why it was included.

Similar to an apple almond tart – this recipe is easier because it is free-form (no fitting into a tart pan).

FYI: I omitted the giner and replace it with 1 tsp. cinnamon.

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Reeses

reeses peanut butter cheeseake

Once again a big “Thank You” to my friend Danielle over at Hugs&CookiesXOXO Blog for this totally decadent Reese Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe.  What makes it extra yummy is the peanut butter cookie crust!

reese-peanut-butter-cheesecake

Mississippi Mud Cake

how to make a mississippi mud cake

I am a huge fan of Mississippi Mud Cakes, Brownies, Bars and Pies.  I love anything that has marshmallow cream in it and topped with the decadent Mississippi Mud icing!  When I came across this picture at Taste of Home I just had to make it the same day!  All I can say is “YUM!”

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Taste of Home Magazine.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

how to make an ice cream cake

As a subscriber to Family Circle Magazine I received 2 bonus mini mags that were bursting with terrific dessert recipes like this easy ice cream cake that uses ice cream sandwiches for a snazzy presentation and taste!

Photo & Recipe courtesy of Family Circle