Ten Desserts from the Pantry

Ten Desserts from the Pantry

Desserts are often made from Pantry Staples. For instance, cakes begin with flour, sugar, and baking soda. I have put together a list of desserts today because I firmly believe that just because you’re eating out of your pantry doesn’t mean that you have to do without dessert. This collection of recipes doesn’t include any traditional cakes or cookies, but in this list, you will […]

Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Macademia Nuts

Devil’s Food Cookies with White Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts

Devil’s Food Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Macadamia Nuts are one of the latest combinations I have created for my expanding repertoire of cake mix cookies, and they are fast becoming a favorite around here. These cookies begin with a devil’s food cake mix and have a total of only five ingredients which makes them simple to prepare. They’re a great cookie to bake […]

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples are a simple and delicious recipe that’s actually pretty healthy.  I’ve been making this for years as a side dish almost anytime I serve a ham, and I decided to share this recipe now because I always associate apples and Fall, or Autumn if you prefer.  I realize that “early apples” are ripe in July , but different varieties continue to ripen […]

Individual Pear Crisp in a jar

Individual Pear Crisp In a Jar

This recipe for Individual Pear Crisp in a Jar is a variation on my Easy Apple Crisp recipe. I love to use mason jars in food preparation and presentation, so it was just a matter of time until I decided to bake dessert in a jar, and making a Pear Crisp seemed like a good choice. This recipe could be prepared with any type of […]

Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad in a mason jar and garnished with marshmallows, a section of a mandarin orange, and one crabarry

Cranberry – Orange Yogurt Salad

Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad was inspired by all of the “Fluff” recipes that I have been making this month. There was Orange Fluff, Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad, and Pineapple Lime Fluff. I was hoping to create another simple combination, but remembered that I had promised that the Pineapple Lime Fluff recipe was going to be the last one. Besides, if I’m being totally honest, I was completely […]

A view looking down on a fluffy pink pie with one piece missing. The missing pices is sitting on a white plate next to the pie.

Cherry Cloud Pie

Cherry Cloud Pie is a three ingredient recipe that makes a light summer dessert. I love that this is a no-bake recipe because I can use this to make a tasty dessert to take to a summer barbecue without heating up the house. Cloud Pie has been called by many other names. Some people refer to it as the Cool Whip Pie. Others call it […]

A view of a layered Holiday Poke cake with red streaking the top layer and green streaking the bottom layer. There are marshmallow christmas trees on tierh side of the area where a piece of cake has been removed.

Layered Holiday Poke Cake

We all know that I love my poke cakes, especially for holidays. I love to make the holiday flag poke cake for 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecues, and to be honest, most of the time, I bake my poke cake in a 9X13 inch pan, but occasionally, when I’m not serving a big crowd, and I’m just making a poke cake for our […]

Pineapple lime fluff topped with two pieces of lime

Pineapple Lime Fluff

This recipe for Pineapple Lime Fluff might seem familiar. I realize that I keep recreating the same recipe with different ingredients, but I can’t help it. I really love the combination of gelatin, cottage cheese, and frozen whipped topping. Plus, these recipes are super simple. So far, there are three other variations of this recipe on this website. Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad […]

A view of a raspberry sherbet and gelatin pie in a pie plate. The pie is magenta, but the filling is cloudy. Half of the pie is intact, some pieces are missing. One piece if offset from the pie at a 90 degree angle to the intact half.

Raspberry Sherbet and Gelatin Pie

Raspberry Sherbet and Gelatin Pie had to find it’s way into this series of gelatin recipes. I first heard about this pie from an acquaintance. It seemed too simple to actually work, so, of course, I had to try it. I honestly didn’t expect it to work, so I was pleasantly surprised when this pie set up correctly. I didn’t particularly like the way this […]

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad is a variation on our Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad. I chose not to refer to this variation as a fruit salad because, frankly, there wasn’t a lot of fruit in this combination. The whole berry cranberries just seem to disappear among the cottage cheese, and while this still has some texture, it wasn’t enough to call it a fruit salad. I love […]