A few of my FAVORITE recipes

I have told you before about my sister Scarlett’s blog Made It, Ate it, Loved it!  Over the last few weeks, she has posted some of my favorite recipes and favorite foods of all time and I wanted to share a few with you!  You need to check out her blog ASAP!  The recipes will not disappoint you, promise!!!!

    Sugar Cookies and Fruit Pizza

Sugar Cookie and Fruit Pizza Recipes:

Sugar Cookie
(This recipe is a great sugar cookie recipe that can be used for just making cookies or making them into fruit pizzas!)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter

Mix all ingredients and chill. Roll out nice and thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes (or until the shine is off of the cookies)

These freeze really well. I made these the day before and then frosted and decorated them while they were defrosting so they were easy to handle without being worried that they would break.

10 ounce pkg vanilla milk chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounce cream cheese

Melt chips into cream. Beat in cream cheese. Ready to spread on cookies.

2 cups pineapple juice
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar (taste it to see if it sweet enough for you and add more sugar if you want to)

In saucepan add all ingredients. Stir over geat until it comes to a boil and starts to thicken. cool. Pour or drizzle over fruit.

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

1 bag Grand’s Buttery Tastin’ Biscuits (in the freezer section) or your favorite biscuits
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage (in the tube)
1/4 cup Wondra (quick mixing flour for sauces and gravies)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Milk (enough to cover meat)

Bake biscuits, while baking put oil in saucepan, add sausage and brown; break into small pieces, when cooked add salt and pepper and sprinkle Wondra; mix (Wondra will clump around meat and absorb liquid, add milk (cover meat entirely) and stir constantly on medium until it boils. If gravy is too thick add more milk; if too thin add more Wondra and for a kick add some red pepper flakes.

Best Baked Beans Ever

This is my absolutely favorite thing to bring (and eat) at a BBQ, I can honestly eat a whole plate of these. And I do sometimes instead of eating a hamburger or steak. They are that good! Try them for your next BBQ!

Baked Beans

1 large can pork and beans
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can butter beans, drained
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb hamburger
1/2 lb. brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons vinegar

Brown hamburger and onions, then drain. Put everything in a greased casserole 9×13 dish. cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I know everyone likes their chocolate chip cookies a different way but I love the course sea salt in the recipe and the flavor that it gives these cookies! Give it a try!

And if you are looking for a fun dessert put the dough in some ramakins (fill 3/4’s full). I also like to buy the small tin foil (to-go) containers and do it in them.

Add a scoop of ice cream

And some hot fudge for the chocolate lovers!


Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon small to medium coarse SEA salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Slowly add flour, soda, and baking powder. Add the salt and then the chocolate chips.

Cook at 360 degrees for 12-15 minutes (or until the shine from the cookie dough is gone off the cookies)

These are just a few of my favorite recipes! Check out Scarlett’s Blog Made It Ate It Loved It
for recipes for yummy and easy white bread24-hour-cinnamon-rollsThe Best Mashed Potatoes, and many many more!  If you want even more of our families favorite recipes My Moms Cookbook  has some of the BEST recipes out there!

Hope you are enjoying your Summer!


  • Reply
    Allyson Butler
    May 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    These look so great! I looove fruit pizza!

  • Reply
    { Kristen }
    June 1, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Ummm…. It is like you read my mind! I am going to make those yummy fruit pizzas for the baby shower I Am throwing for my baby sister next week! I am going to pin this too! Thank you!

  • Reply
    June 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Just found your blog and I love it! Especially your Kitchen and craft room posts! Can’t wait to read more!

  • Reply
    June 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Where do you buy Wondra? I’ve never heard of it before…couldn’t find it at Walmart or Target. Thanks for the recipes!

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