3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ok….it was 4 ingredients for half the batch as I added chocolate chips to some.

1 cup of peanut butter

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

mix all until smooth, add chocolate or butterscotch chips if desired, form teaspoon size balls and press with a fork.  Bake at 350 for exactly 12 minutes and you have a delicious cookie.  These are also gluten free!

This recipe is shared from Barefeet in the Kitchen and you can find the recipe on my post here:  Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

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Orange Cake (2 ingredients)!!

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Perfect for a nice light summer dessert with a beautiful light orange color!

This is an easy recipe when you are pressed for time!!

2 Ingredients.

I made this after work for dessert tonight. Super EASY!!

1 box of yellow cake mix
12 ounces orange soda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix together and beat until smooth about 2 minutes.

Pour into greased cake pan (I used 2 rounds)

Bake approximately 15-20 minutes checking after 15 so you don’t over cook it (toothpick should come out clean when checking)

Let cool and you can frost with glaze, cool whip or enjoy plain.

Glaze I used was:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
1 Tablespoon melted butter
2 1/2 Tablespoons Orange Juice

I have made this with Sierra Mist (or any lemon lime flavored soda) and replaced the orange juice in the glaze with fresh squeezed lemon juice).

Great weeknight dessert!

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2 Ingredient Lemon Bars

I know this sounds too crazy to be true but it is!  These lemon bars are FABULOUS!!  And you don’t have to share your easy recipe with friends letting them think you slaved over a long recipe to make them something special!

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These bars are a perfect light dessert and sure to be a hit anytime they are served.

1 box angel food cake mix

1 22 oz can Lemon Pie Filling

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Gently fold all together in a bowl and pour into a greased cake pan (9×13)

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Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is perfectly browned as in the picture.

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NOTE:  this batter “puffs” up as it bakes.  As it cools it will fall down which gives the bars their moist/delicious texture.  You can see in the pictures the “puffy” version right out of the oven and after about 8 minutes of cooling it has dropped.

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Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Cut into bars and ENJOY 🙂

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DIRECTIONS:

1 box angel food cake mix

1 22 oz can Lemon Pie filling

Powdered sugar for dusting

Gently fold the cake mix/lemon filling together until all blended

Spread in a greased cake pan (9×13)

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or top is evenly browned and batter is puffed up)

Remove and let the cake settle

After cool dust with powdered sugar

Greek Yogurt Bread

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You have to like the sourness of Greek Yogurt to like this bread.  It was a great bread fresh out of the oven for breakfast as well as warmed up for dinner with a salad and turkey tenderloin.

Friends of mine posted this on their facebook page and it’s so simple with only 3 ingredients (2 if you don’t want the outside coated in cornmeal).  I had to try it.

This week I am going to try it with peach or cherry flavored yogurt and a glaze to see how it is as a sweet bread.  Will post more on that later.

You can see more pictures of how simple this was to make on my Facebook page:  Greek Yogurt Bread

Molasses on Snow Candy

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This recipe is from the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook.  This is one of my favorite Little House books and we try all different recipes from it.

One of the favorites of the kids is the Molasses candy you make using snow.  Every year they are excited to make their first batch and will make a few throughout the winter.  It’s a simple recipe and fun for the kids.

Here is the batch the tween made.  She likes to make swirly designs where I like to make small round circles perfect for popping in your mouth.

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Once you are done you store outside covered so the snow stays frozen and keeps the syrup hard like candy.

I actually really enjoy the flavor of this candy as well.  It’s nice to break off a little piece whenever that sweet tooth hits!!

Molasses on Snow Candy (as taken from the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook)

1 cup of dark molasses

½ cup brown sugar

Snow

Fill 2 cookie sheets or cake pans with snow and leave outside to stay cold

In a large sauce pan combine molasses and brown sugar and bring to a boil stirring frequently

Boil on medium heat approximately 5 minutes (it will boil up which is why you need a large pot)

After 5 minutes drop a tiny drop into a clean glass of cold water

If the drop dissolves boil another 2 minutes (or if you are candy thermometer person heat to 245F)

If the drop stays in a soft ball remove from heat

Bring one pan of snow in and slowly pour syrup onto snow making designs or in circles

Continue until the syrup is gone.

Store in the freezer in the snow or outside covered (we store it in the closed grill with waxed paper on top).

When ready for a piece of candy, peel up only the amount you are going to eat keeping the rest on the snow until ready to eat!!