About Sheryl

I have been organizing BIG church events for over 25 years. From Thanksgiving dinners, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festivals, Easter Brunch and Rodeo Fest. I think I’ve done it all and loved every minute of it. So I decided to bring some of that experience to Lady Behind The Curtain. Of course writing a blog is way different then orangaizing an event. I have learned so much about recipe development, food staging and photography. All creative outlets.

Cranberry Pear Envelope Appetizers

Cranberry Pear Envelope Appetizers - Lady Behind The Curtain

These pop in your mouth Cranberry Pear Envelope Appetizers scream PICK ME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY!  Full of a sweet pear and cranberry sauce, topped with creamy cheese all encased in a delicate pastry shell what more could you ask for in an holiday appetizer. Start by using my homemade Cranberry Pear Sauce.  This sauce is versatile I also used it to make a delicious holiday Cranberry Pear Cheese Ball. Don’t forget to pin this to your holiday boards! PrintCranberry Pear Envelope Appetizers Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: Makes 25 appetizers Ingredients1 sheet of … Continue reading

Recipe for Banana Cream Pie Bars

Recipe for Banana Cream Pie Bars - Lady behind The Curtain

This Recipe for Banana Cream Pie Bars is what I would categorize as the perfect dessert!  Easy to make and satisfies the pie lover in all of us.  Layer crushed vanilla wafers, whole wafers, sliced bananas, whipped cream and vanilla pudding to create a fluffy explosion of banana flavor. Better than the layered banana pudding my mom used to make!  That’s what I heard all night at the church social I took these Banana Cream Pie Bars to.  Another one…can I have the recipe?  These bars have all the layers you remember in a banana pudding dish.  Just done a … Continue reading

Best of the Weekend #84


♥♥MERRY CHRISTMAS  and HAPPY NEW YEAR! ♥♥ Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  This will be our last party for this year.  We will be back January 2 refreshed and ready to party! Don’t miss a thing from Lady Behind The Curtain.  Follow me on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Instagram ,subscribe to my email OR StumbleUpon and never miss a post! Hi Everyone!  We had such a great party last week with so many awesome entries! I love Fridays because that’s when I get to see what you’ve been up to.  I’m so honored that you chose to come to … Continue reading

Chocolate Toffee Caramel Bites

Chocolate Toffee Caramel Bites - Lady Behind The Curtain

These Chocolate Toffee Caramel Bites are small cookies that you can pop in your mouth! A deep chocolate cookie dough, mixed with crunchy sweet toffee bites all packaged around a wonderful gooey mini rolo. Take a small portion of the cookie dough, place a mini Rolo caramel candy in the center,wrap the dough around the caramel and you’ll get the most amazing cookies packed with toffee bites. Place Chocolate Toffee Caramel Bites on a cookie sheet. Look at all those Toffee Bites.  Can’t find Toffee Bites?  I found mine at Walmart.  I have also seen them at Safeway. Bake 8 to 10 … Continue reading

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake - Lady Behind The Curtain

You get the best of both worlds with this Carrot Cake Cheesecake!  That’s right!  Swirls of carrot cake wrapped in a delicious cheesecake!  The perfect dessert. There are two reasons for this dessert, one being my family is CRAZY about cheesecake and the other is that carrot cake is my son-in-laws favorite cake.  So by combining the two I satisfy EVERYONE! PrintCarrot Cake Cheesecake Yield: Serves 8 to 10 IngredientsFor the Cheesecake: 2 (8ounce) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 3 large eggs For the Carrot Cake: 3/4 cup vegetable … Continue reading

Semi Homemade Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Semi Homemade Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies - Lady Behind The Curtain

These Semi Homemade Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies look like they were made at a professional bakery.  That’s what’s awesome about them!  Putting together a dessert buffet is stressful enough.  I ALWAYS go by the rule that not ALL items I serve at a party have to be COMPLETELY homemade. For these beautiful cookies I started with store bought shortbread cookies (I used Keebler).  Then I dipped them in my favorite chocolate from CHOCOLEY CHOCOLATE and sprinkled them with assorted toppings. FOR DETAILED PICTURES WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW. Melt chocolate (I chose to do both white and dark chocolate ONE … Continue reading