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Category Archives: Desserts

Italian Love Cake

March 16, 2017


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 2 pints partially skimmed ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


1. Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Pour batter into 9 x 13 x 2 inch greased baking dish. Set aside.

2. Combine ricotta cheese, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Blend well. Spread mixture evenly over the top of the cake batter.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 75 minutes if using a glass baking dish, 90 minutes if using a metal pan.

4.  Blend pudding mix and milk until thickened. Blend in whipped topping.

Spread over cooled cake.


Black Bean Brownies Courtesy of Allen

December 1, 2016

1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

3 eggs

1/4 c butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 c sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 c cocoa


1/2 c chocolate chips

Puree beans, eggs, vanilla and butter in food processer until smooth. Add sugar, salt, baking powder and cocoa and pulse to combine. Spread in greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.

*Gluten free

**Swap the butter for margarine or oil to make lactose free

These are awesome and you would never know they’re made with black beans!!

Courtesy of Allen – Cook at Camp 61

Tim’s Lemon Bars

January 19, 2016


1 cup flour

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup icing sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp lemon peel

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs


Heat oven to 350 º F. I a small bowl mix butter, flour and icing sugar.

In another bowl beat remaining ingredients with a mixer on high speed for about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot cooked crust.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until almost no mark is left when touched. ( I like to leave it a little softer for a creamier texture). Cool for about an hour and cut and sprinkle icing sugar on top.


Eggnog Cheesecake Courtesy of Melinda

December 18, 2015


1 cup graham crumbs                                                 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

2 tbsp white sugar                                                       3/4 cup eggnog

3 tbsp melted butter                                                    2 eggs

3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened          2 tbsp rum extract

1 cup white sugar                                                       1 pinch ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 325ºF

In a medium bowl combine graham crumbs, 2 tbsp sugar and the melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Preheat oven to 425ºF

In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and eggnog; process until smooth. Blend in eggs, rum and nutmeg. Pour mixture onto cooled crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to 250ºF and bake for 45 minutes, or until center of cake is barely firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and immediately loosen cake from rim. Let cake cool completely before removing the rim.



Chocolate Haystacks

February 2, 2015


4 cups of sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup cocoa

1 cup milk

6 cups rolled oats

1 cup coconut

2 tsp vanilla



Mix sugar, butter, cocoa and milk in a medium size pot.

Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.

Turn off the burner, then add oats, coconut and vanilla, mix well.

Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.

Turn off the burner, then add oats, coconut and vanilla, mix well.

Drop by using a tablespoon onto parchment paper and let cool.

For a tasty variation, try recipe with toasted oats and toasted coconut.


Peanut Butter Cups – Cynthia L

November 16, 2012

Enjoy these luscious candy featuring a dark chocolate shell and a gooey peanut butter center.

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Dilly Creek Fruit Salad with Banana Dressing

November 15, 2012

Almost any seasonal FRESH fruit can be used for this recipe! VERY TASTY, VERY REFRESHING!

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Apple Crisp Cups

November 13, 2012

Mini apple crisp cups make a yummy-one bite fall treat, fills your home with the smell of sweet cinnamon apples!

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