Magic Turtle Bars

Magic Turtle Bars

Magic Turtle Bars

I’ve always loved the bars with many layers.  They go by many different names but usually they’re called 7 Layer Bars.  This recipe has 7 layers, and I was pleased one of the layers wasn’t coconut.  I’m not a coconut fan unless it’s toasted on a Girl Scout cookie.  You know those cookies.  I could probably eat an entire box in one sitting.  Ok I did that once.  I ate lettuce sprinkled with water for the rest of the week. Continue reading

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Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Leftover ham is always welcome in my castle.  It’s so versatile in both hot and cold dishes that it isn’t leftover for long.  It simply depends on my mood at the time.  This day I envisioned the ham in a spread on a Kaiser bun for lunch.  I’d just cut up a fresh pineapple and it was a nice sweet and tart one.  I also had fresh baby spinach on hand that would complete my sandwich. Continue reading

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever made a recipe, decided it wasn’t that great, then read the comments people posted about the recipe and wondered if you were living on the same planet?  I made a new cookie recipe and they turned out nothing like the pictures.  I was highly disappointed.  My cousin Shirley was baking with me and she agreed.  They just weren’t what we were expecting but apparently the rest of the world loved them. Continue reading