Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall Cookbook: Chocolate latte cookie recipe, low fat lemon pie recipe and easy chili recipe!


Hare are 3 great recipe options for you today!


For an easy chili recipe (chili is great in the fall), try this:




Here is a low fat, high flavor pie option: (be sure to check out all of the variations you can try)




Examiner.com has an online Fall Cookbook! Here is my first entry:




Happy Fall Baking!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thumbprint cookie recipe and easy apple crumble recipe!


These cookies are a family favorite every Christmas:




We often skip the filling, roll them into logs or balls and roll them in the powdered sugar!



Chances are you have the ingredients in your pantry right now to make this recipe:




For more fall inspired recipes, click here: Fall recipes: Flavors of fall

Monday, September 28, 2009

Traveling with your pets and chicken pot pie recipe!


This is a great way to eat your veggies!




If you plan on traveling with your pets, here are some great tips to make it easier for everyone:




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Friday, September 25, 2009

Chicken adobo recipe and Zucchini apple bread recipe!


This recipe was given to me by my cousin. She said it is a favorite of her family!




This is a Filipino recipe! We often have it at family Holiday gatherings:




Today is Christmas in September on QVC...tune in!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christmas hairstyle ideas and Sausage ball recipe


Going to a party and need a fresh idea on how to fix your hair? Click here:




Here is an easy recipe for you to try:




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For more Holiday recipes, click here:




For all things Christmas, click here:


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ambrosia salad recipe and Batter fried apples recipe!


This salad is great for any time of year! I often make it around Christmas time too! You can use the colored marshmallows for a "Holiday" effect:




This apple recipe came to me from my mom when I was young!


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cheesy snowflake recipe and beef and cheese ball recipe!


Todays theme: CHEESE!


The cheesy snowflakes will be great as a side to just about any meal:




This beef and cheese ball is served with crackers and will have you coming back for more and more! It is a great dish to make for any Holiday or gathering:




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Monday, September 21, 2009

Brownie pie recipe and Crockpot hot chocolate recipe!


Here are some chocolate recipes for you today! Chocolate in a pie and chocolate in a cup!






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Friday, September 18, 2009

Chocolate pretzel recipe and pumpkin latte recipe!


Here is a fun snack to make with your children. We make them every Christmas!




Do you enjoy the flavor of pumpkin? Try this recipe:




For more coffee recipes, click here: Coffee


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tortilla snack recipe and Christmas on QVC!


This recipe is great for an after school snack or lunch! You can serve it with hot chocolate for an extra treat!




Countdown to Christmas on QVC...read about it here:




Many who know me know that I often watch QVC! I enjoy it most around the Holidays or when they air special Holiday programs. In just a few more days they will air the countdown to Christmas for September...you know I will be tuned in!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Planning a grocery list for guests (Christmas) and Easy vegetable dip recipe!


Will you be having guests join you for the Holidays this year? If your answer is yes, please take a peek at some helpful organizing tips:

Plan your grocery list for guests

Here is a simple veggie dip recipe! You can also use it for chips and crackers:

Easy vegetable dip

For more dip recipes, please visit:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~topic189688-appetizer?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

For more Organizing tips, please visit:
http://www.examiner.com/x-11697-Christmas-Examiner~topic205247-Christmas-Organizing?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Duff Goldman interview (new book) and Gavalia Holiday book review


Two book reviews in one day!
Chef Duff Goldman with Ace of Cakes: Food Network is coming out with his first book in October of this year! Please read about it and the books that are to follow:

Food Network: Interview with Duff Goldman, book interview

This is one of the best little books I have read in a while! There are so many good ideas for parties and gatherings as well as recipes packed into this little book:

Gevalia Holiday Pleasures book review

You can look for them both on http://www.amazon.com/

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Baking recipes: Cake recipes, icing recipe, cheesecake recipes and other baking recipes

Weekend Review! Fall Baking: Cakes and Sweet Treats! Have you ever made your own cake icing before? If not, this easy recipe will make you want to give it a try! It is so easy and tastes so good!

Easy frosting

Tired of the same old boxed cakes? Try one of these:

Chocolate honey cake

Pistachio cake (this recipe has been in my family for many years!)

Oatmeal chocolate chip cake

Chocolate cheesecake

Honey nut cheesecake

Click here for a list of cheesecake recipes:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~topic121508-cheesecakes?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

Cheesecake tips

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cookie recipes, bar recipes and cookie tips

Weekend Review: Fall Baking: COOKIES! Here are some cookie recipes to try this weekend (pick one or two, you dont have to make them all) hee hee :-)

Chocolate chip and toffee cookies

Russian Tea Cake recipe (snowballs)

Italian love knot cookies

Kolacky cookies

7 layer bar

Pine nut cookies

Bisquick cookies

Cookie tips:

Freezing cookies

Cookie tips

Cookies 101: How long do I bake my cookies?

Fun Holiday cookies:

Peanut butter balls

Snowball cookies

Russian rock cookies

Pumpkin pie bars

Easy lemon cookies

Thump cookies

Pecan pie bars

Happy Baking :-)

If you ever have a question about baking, please leave a comment on my blog with your question. I will get an email sent to me and I will answer it within 24 hours or less! OR you can email me directly and I will answer you directly: cooiesandcakes1@gmail.com. Thanks and again...Happy Fall Baking!

For more cookie and bar recipes, click here:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~topic122691-cookies?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

Or here:
http://www.examiner.com/x-11697-Christmas-Examiner~topic209530-Dessert-Recipes?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Pretzel topped sweet potato casserole recipe and Kolacky cookie recipe!


Here is one of Anitas recipes from http://www.anitasrecipes.com/ These looked so good, I asked her for the recipe and she was kind enough to share it with us!




This casserole is a good combination of salty and sweet! It will be great for Thanksgiving or any Holiday meal. It can also be made during the year with many of your favorite meat dishes!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

How to make a blanket and Anitas Tried and True recipe website!


You can make a blanket on a budget! I made the blanket in the picture of this article for less than $10! Blankets make great gifts for people of all ages :-)




I have been following this website for years! If you are looking for something specific in a recipe, such as, low in fat, calories or cholesterol, you can search for them using that criteria! Please check it out:


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Graham cracker snack recipe and Party gift ideas!


This snack is great as lunch or for an after school snack for your children. For a treat, serve with hot chocolate!



If you are planning a party this Holiday season, here are some "thank you" gift ideas for your guests!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oatmeal chocolate chip cake recipe and Christmas comforters and sheets


All I can say about this cake is...Yum! Its great for breakfast, brunch or any time you need a sweet treat!



Want to get in the Spirit of Christmas or give the gift? Try these:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Easy Labor Day recipes, Fall recipes, Hot cocoa and coffee recipes, Christmas organizing ideas



Happy Labor Day! I hope you get some much needed rest today. Its a great day to hang around the house and watch movies with your family and friends. (No exertion there)





Here are some easy recipes you can make today!





Easy Labor Day recipes





Fall recipes: Flavors of fall





Ready for a warm drink? Check out these... (dont forget to look for the link in the coffee article about how to make Starbucks copy cat recipes!)





Coffee





Hot cocoa





Hot cocoa (continued)





Ready for Christmas? I am :-) Here are some great tips on how to get organized and enjoy the season when it gets here:





How to get organized for Christmas





Christmas family traditions





How to prepare your home for guests (you can use these ideas any day of the year!)





Christmas card ideas





Easy Christmas decorating ideas





Holiday tips





Stay calm at Christmastime

Photo taken from yahoo.com! What great memories that picture brings to mind....

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mocha fudge bar recipe and Filipino fruit salad recipe!


Here are two sweet recipes for you today!

First is an original creation:



This fruit salad was introduced to me many years ago, as my husband is Filipino!

I adjusted it to make it with my favorite fruits:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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