Butterscotch Brownies Recipe

Butterscotch Brownies
This is one of those things that we looked for as soon as we walked through my grandmother’s door when I was a kid. If she knew we were coming, there was a fresh batch of Butterscotch Brownies waiting for us.

Butterscotch Brownies

2/3 Cup Margarine
2 Cups Brown Sugar
2T Hot Water
2 Eggs
2t Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1t Baking Powder
1/4t Baking Soda
1t Salt
Butterscotch Chips


Melt Margarine. Add Brown Sugar and Hot Water then allow to cool.


Beat in Eggs. Then add Vanilla, Flour, Powder, Soda and Salt. Mix.


Preheat oven to 350*. Grease 9×13 pan. Put mix in pan then sprinkle with Butterscotch Chips.

Bake for 25 Minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool, cut and enjoy!

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Lemon Buddies Snack Mix Recipe

Lemon Buddies

1 12.8 Box of Rice Chex
1 1/4 cups Vanilla Baking Chips
1 Lemon
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 Butter/Margarine

Microwave Baking Chips and Butter and mix until smooth. Add and mix in the juice from one lemon, then stir in cereal. Put powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag, then add the cereal mixture a little at a time and mix. Lay on cookie sheet to cool.


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Greek Yogurt & Oatmeal Banana Bread

Banana bread

I have little toddlers that love to eat.  Not quite where it all goes, but their appetite is the main reason it is absolutely necessary for us to shop at Costco.  I am lucky they like to eat healthy foods, at least!  My new trick is I have been adding flax and other forms of fiber to anything I can: smoothies, pancakes, etc.   Just be careful at first…haha.

We like to have banana bread on hand for a quick breakfast or snack.  I have tried many different banana bread recipes.  Some are too dry, some are mushy in the middle and some are just plain tasteless.  I finally came up with a recipe that is perfect!  We usually make 3 loaves at a time, it freezes really well.

Greek Yogurt & Oatmeal Banana Bread

Makes: 1 loaf, 3 mini loaves


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg beaters)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup plain oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt
  •  3-4 bananas, mashed (check for markdown bananas at the store!)

Mix it up!

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. With a mixer (or by hand in a bowl), combine the butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix until combined completely.
  4. In a small bowl add flour, salt, soda, oatmeal and flax.  Mix it up with a spoon ans slowly add to big bowl.  Mix for a minute or so to combine.
  5.  Add yogurt and bananas.
  6. Coat bread pan with cooking spray.  Pour into a bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.  I always cook it a bit longer than expected to get the center cooked.  It won’t burn, it adds a great crust to the bread.
  • For a nice touch, add a sprinkle of raw sugar on the top before baking or mini chocolate chips!


What’s your favorite bread to make?


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Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Chocolate MONSTER cookies!

monster cookie


These monster cookies are to die for.  Normally, we are a chocolate chip cookie house but I saw this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction and I had to try them.  This is a perfect combination of flavors and they come out perfectly: chewy with a crunch.  Good luck keeping them on the  plate!

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 stick of salted butter (or add 1/4 teaspoon salt to unsalted), softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 & 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (NOT instant)
  • 1/2 cup mini M&Ms (or 3/4 cup regular sized, any flavor you like!)
  • 1/2 chocolate chips (any type! We tried white, peanut butter, milk…all are tasty)

Let’s get baking!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. With a stand or hand mixer, cream butter and sugars together for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Mix in peanut butter, then egg and finally vanilla.
  4. Add in flour and baking soda, do NOT over mix.  Finally add oatmeal.
  5. Finish off the batter by folding in M&Ms and chips.
  6. Roll into balls (use about 2 tablespoons of batter).  If dough is really sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes, no longer than 10 minutes.
  • When you take them out, they will not look done…don’t worry!  Take a fork “X” them, like a regular PB cookie.  Let sit on baking sheet, then cool on racks.

Enjoy!  These are a perfect way to entertain the kids on a snow day!


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Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

2 Medium Apples
1/8 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 Cup Sugar
1 Can Crescent Rolls (we prefer Butter Flake for extra flavor)


Chop apples and combine with cinnamon, water and sugar in saucepan. Cook until apples are soft, but not saucy. Lay 4 crescents on baking sheet, fill with apple mixture then top with other 4 crescents. Crimp edges with fork, bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Top with Frosting, mine was homemade:

1 Cup Sifted Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Tablespoons Water

Drizzle frosting over the top and enjoy!

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