This bread is similar to the yummy loaves they bring out at the Cheesecake Factory or Outback Steakhouse. We love it warm and smothered in butter! –Mellyn Continue reading
Smooth, creamy and rich, this hot fudge is a life saver! I made up this recipe one Sunday afternoon when we were craving hot fudge for our ice cream, but didn’t have the right ingredients on hand for any of the recipes I found. It’s smooth, creamy and rich — guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate craving! –Mellyn Continue reading
We ate some homemade Oreos at a family gathering that were so good! I wanted to make my own, but since most recipes call for a chocolate cake mix, I set out to make one from scratch. This is the result of all of our efforts! We think they’re well worth the effort! –Mellyn Continue reading
My friend, Julie, incorporates a lot of raw foods into her diet. When I asked her what she eats for fun, she shared the idea of these little energy bites. I was, quite honestly, astounded at how fast they are to make and how good the results are. It’s like candy! I like to keep a stash in my fridge for a late afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat. –Mellyn
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup flax seed (I like it best when it’s blended up)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans or almonds
- Mix together.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls on a small cookie sheet.
- Put in the refrigerator until balls are firm enough to be moved to a bag.
I stopped buying chocolate cake mixes after discovering this recipe more than 10 years ago. It’s one of my all-time favorites! Because it doesn’t use any dairy, it’s still an option if we’re out of eggs or milk (and don’t want to break into our supply!). I have no idea whom to credit with its creation, but I’ve seen versions of it in many different places. This delicious frosting is an adaptation of a traditional cocoa frosting — I just subbed table cream for the butter. It isn’t as fluffy, but it had a rich, smooth flavor we all loved! –Mellyn
From the recipes of Grandma L.
Grandpa loved applesauce cake, and I remember Grandma serving it for all of his birthday dinners. I was trying to remember why this is such a vivid memory, and then it dawned on me — I don’t think I ever ate applesauce cake on Grandpa’s birthday because I hate raisins! At my house, it’ll be served raisinless…or maybe with nuts and chocolate chips?! –Mellyn
A family tradition. Grandma’s recipe calls these “Janice S’s.” My hat off to Janice and to Grandma for making these all the time. Continue reading
–From Kristen K.
Perfect for picnics and potlucks, these peanut butter bars are sure to please! Kristen used to bring them to all of our big gatherings and whenever our family makes them now, we think of her.
I couldn’t resist playing with the recipe just a little. I had good results cutting back the sugar and replacing some of the butter with (surprise!) beans. With the sweet, creamy frosting on top, my family didn’t even notice! –Mellyn
Many people make no bake cookies. They are great for hot summer days, when you don’t want to heat up the oven, but honestly, I like them any time of year. This recipe was one of my first loves. I got it from my Young Women’s leader at church and I think of her every time I make them.
Recipe courtesy of Ann S. Continue reading
Monkey Bread! There are so many varieties. This chocolate version is made from simple ingredients and ends up full of wow! The dough itself outdoes any freezer dough or refrigerator biscuit and bakes up light and fluffy. It’s a great example of why we all need some white flour in our storage. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love brownies?! This is one of our all-time favorite recipes! I couldn’t resist trying it with beans instead of butter, and the result was surprisingly good! My kids thought they’d died and gone to heaven when I let them eat brownies for breakfast! –Mellyn