Old Fashioned Coconut Sheet Cake

The cake we all grew up eating. A dense moist cake full of coconut flavor.

Old Fashioned Coconut Sheet Cake:  The cake we all grew up eating.  A dense moist cake full of coconut flavor. Is there anything better than having a slice of your childhood?  Memories come flooding in.  My mom made this cake all the time and still does.  I can remember a specific time….it was my birthday….I think I was 10 or 11.  My birthday is in March and that year it was close to Easter so my mom colored the coconut green to look like grass and hide jelly beans in it to represent eggs.  By the way that was in … Continue reading

Mom’s Peach Cobbler

Simply the best family gathering dessert. Full of peaches with tender pie dough dumplings and a crunchy cinnamon toast topping.

Mom’s Peach Cobbler:  Simply the best family gathering dessert.  Full of peaches with tender pie dough dumplings and a crunchy cinnamon toast topping. THIS RECIPE HAS BEEN HANDED DOWN FROM MY MOM. I have sweet memories of this yummy cobbler and of course the gooey dough (which was my favorite) .  Since canned peaches are the star of this cobbler you can make it year round.  How can you go wrong with a gooey dough center and a crunchy topping that will remind you of cinnamon toast. ♥♥CLICK««HERE »»TO PRINT OUT YOUR OWN PRETTY RECIPE CARD.  PRINT OUT SEVERAL TO TAKE … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix Crackle Cookies

Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix Crackle Cookies - Lady Behind The Curtain

Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix Crackle Cookies: A chewy cookie with intense chocolate flavor that will knock your socks off! I made these cookies with a brownie mix, plus a few added ingredients and ended up with a delicious chewy chocolate cookie.  The sugar coating (crackle) adds the perfect amount of sweetness to these cookies.  My husband had an unexpected business meeting.  Since he was heading it up I wanted him to take something sweet for everyone to enjoy.  All I could find was a brownie mix.  That’s how these cookies were created!  Do you ever do that?  Go through your … Continue reading

Carrot Cake Cookies

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Welcome Spring with these fresh Carrot Cake Cookies.  Serve these warm and inviting Carrot Cake Cookies for Easter!  Easter is all about egg hunts, ham and carrot cake!  If time is not on your side and you need an easy homemade dessert, I would recommend making these Carrot Cake Cookies.  ♥ From Grandmothers to mothers to daughters, this is a recipe that can be passed down from generation to generation.  ♥ These giant soft and chewy cookies are not only perfect as a dessert but also brunch.  With fresh carrots and tons of oatmeal you could almost consider this cookie … Continue reading

Easy Mexican Rice

Better than restaurant rice. Simple and tasty.

Easy Mexican Rice:  Better than restaurant rice.  Simple and tasty. I got this recipe from a neighbor in 1989.  Her husband was from Mexico so she was really good at fixing Mexican style dishes.  Plus this recipe is perfect for my kids.  No vegetables or more importantly onions.  It’s also great in a burrito.  When my son was young and had rice at a restaurant I would tell him that the peas in his rice were just decorations and they didn’t taste.  When he got old enough to realize that wasn’t true this is the rice I started making him.  PrintEasy Mexican Rice Prep … Continue reading

Perfect Every Time 10 Minute Pie Crust

A tender and easy no fail crust to make for any dessert that needs a crust!

Perfect Every Time 10 Minute Pie Crust:  A tender and easy no fail crust to make for any dessert that needs a crust! I have been making this crust since 1980!  Oh my gosh!  PLEASE do not do the math!  This super tender crust is perfect for a cobbler, hand pies, tarts, galettes just about any dessert that has a crust.  This crust is made the way my grandma used to make it.  Using shortening and no butter.  I remember the first time I made a pie for my grandma.  She made sure to coach me on how to mix the … Continue reading