Ghost Brownies

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It took me 3 times to get these brownie ghosts right. The trick is to wait and let the frosting harden a bit before you put on the face. If you do that when the frosting is trying to set the eyes will look like their melting. As you can see in some of these pictures. I ended up taking these ghost brownie pictures 3 times.  These easy ghost brownies are made with store bought brownie mix, a marshmallow, white vanilla frosting, and black decorating gel. They are fun to make and put … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher’s Apple Crisp

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This apple crisp is a lightened up version of the classic.  Apple Crisp has always been my favorite Fall treat to look forward to. I remember the very first apple crisp recipe I ever made and that had over a stick of butter in it. Yikes! This recipe still has all the basic apple crisp ingredients but only 3 tablespoons of butter. There now, isn't that better than 1 stick of butter? I still think there needs to be some kind of fat, because I don't know what else you use instead of the butter? I … [Read more...]

No-Bake Nocciolata Cheesecakes

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I got this jar of Nocciolata in the mail to sample, and it's delicious. Nocciolata is a hazelnut spread made of all organic ingredients and it's easy to spread on toast, pour over ice cream, or dip into strawberries. If you haven't tried this stuff before you must. I found a jar of it in the organic section of my grocery store. I've been on this cheesecake kick lately.  A couple weeks ago, I made that caramel apple cheese. I've also been buying them at the store and here I am making … [Read more...]

Zombie Meatloaf

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I am so pumped for tomorrow night, because the Walking Dead is FINALLY back on. YAY!!!!  I just love that show. In honor of the show, I decided to make this Zombie Meatloaf. You read that right, Zombie Meatloaf. I have three favorite shows that I watch other than cooking shows. They are the Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries(can you guess how I got the name for my site?), and Big Bang Theory. The Walking Dead is a show I can watch and I'll be totally engaged in the characters and what is going … [Read more...]

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

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Happy Friday! I've found my new calling in life. Pull-apart bread. Seriously this stuff is amazing and this bread can be made either savory or sweet. I like how this "bread" uses canned biscuits for the bread dough part. You can pretty much do anything with biscuit dough these days. You simply just take a biscuit, cut in half (horizontally), and make like you would a pizza. Spread the sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on top. Isn't that easy? I made a spice oil to put on top and sprinkled some … [Read more...]

Knoephla Soup Recipe

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Knoephla Soup is a German soup, with potatoes and dumplings. It's very famous in North Dakota. Being half German half Norwegian, I wanted to feature more recipes from this state and so I'd thought I'd start with this soup.  It's creamy, rich, and very hearty. Filled with onions, carrots, celery, potatos, and little dumplings. Knoephla is pretty much the German version of Italy's famous Gnocci. It's the perfect soup to keep you warm on those cold Winter nights. I added some chicken for some extra … [Read more...]

White Chicken Enchiladas

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Have you ever cooked just a bunch of chicken in a crock pot before? If you haven't done that yet, you should do it one time. The chicken can then be made into ANYTHING like these white chicken enchiladas. I like to shred the chicken but my husband prefers to have it whole. We split it down the middle. And that my friends, is how you make marriage work out. j/k I was so excited to try this recipe because I had all the ingredients to make this on hand. LOVE when that happens. AND, since I … [Read more...]

Caramel Bacon Popcorn

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So, it's Boy Scout pop corn season again. They were at the Cash Wise store trying to get us to buy some on Friday night. We told them that we have a neighbor who sells the same popcorn. We've bought from them the last two years and we STILL have two bags of popcorn in our pantry. I'm trying to use up the popcorn and found this recipe for Caramel Bacon popcorn. I have never tried making popcorn over the stove top before since we have an air popper. Caramel and me have a bad history together. … [Read more...]