Simplified Samoas
Cookies & Candies

Simplified “Samoas”

12/13/2019 meps 0

In the same vein as the one-of-each peanut butter cookies, this is a gluten-free recipe with only 4 ingredients. They result is soft and chewy. The whites of 2 eggs13-oz can of Dulce de Leche […]

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Cookies & Candies

Elma’s Butter Bars

9/17/2017 meps 0

Cheesecake-flavored decadence… 1 package yellow cake mix 1 beaten egg 1 stick butter (melted) Mix together, spread in a greased and floured 9×13 pan, and press firmly. 8 oz cream cheese 1 pound powdered sugar […]

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Sweet Potato Pie a la Meps

1/3/2016 meps 0

My father always raves about grocery-store sweet potato pie from the Publix bakery. As a homemade pie-baker, this offended my sensibilities, so I set out to research the best homemade sweet potato pie. Much to […]

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St. Joseph’s Day Rice

3/19/2015 meps 0

Photo and recipe courtesy of the creative, brilliant, and huggable Mary Bolter of Spokane, Washington. 2-1/2 C uncooked white rice 2-1/2 C water 1/2 t Saffron 1 C toasted whole almonds, chopped 1 C honey, […]

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Iced Lemon Bread

2/25/2015 meps 0

This is similar to the lemon loaf sold at Starbucks. It’s guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at a potluck. 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t […]

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Cookies & Candies

Layered Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars

2/12/2015 meps 0

Base: 1-1/4 C flour 1/2 C brown sugar 3/4 C grated coconut 1-1/3 C butter, melted Caramel filling: 1/3 C corn syrup 1/2 C butter 14 oz condensed milk Topping: 10-1/2 oz dark chocolate chips […]

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Pecan Pie Squares

11/23/2014 meps 0

2 C flour 2/3 C confectioners sugar 3/4 C butter (softened) 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/2 t salt 1/2 C honey 2/3 C butter 3 T whipping cream 3-1/2 C pecans, coarsely chopped Grease […]

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Cookies & Candies

Easy Christmas Pretzel Treats

11/12/2014 meps 0

A bag of little round pretzels A bag of Hershey’s kisses -or- a bag of Rolos A bag of red and green M&Ms -or- a bag of pecan halves Preheat the oven to 350 F. […]

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No-Bake Energy Bars

10/6/2014 meps 0

1 C roasted almonds 1-1/4 C pitted dates (can substitute raisins for 1/2 C) 1 T dried coconut (unsweetened, if possible) 3/4 C water 1/4 C cocoa 2 T instant coffee powder 1 t chia […]