Monday, July 5, 2010


Whoa, ate 3 of these babies from "Favorites" today.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour


2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup coconut
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups halved macadamia nuts
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder

Cream together crust ingredients. Press onto bottom of 9" square pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Stir together all filling ingredients Pour over hot crust and bake at 350 degrees for an additional 20 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares.


Any recipe that comes from my friend Vynette is guaranteed to be the best of the best. We love these baked beans!

8 slices bacon
1 onion coarsely chopped
2 cans kidney beans drained
1 can baked beans in tomato sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup catsup
1 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese (I've used 3/4 lb and liked it)
Parmesan cheese

Saute bacon. Drain off excess fat and saute onion until tender. Mix all ingredients and place in casserole dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


This fruit salad was soooo yummy and different from anything I've had lately.

2 lbs green grapes
2 lbs red grapes
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla till smooth, then toss with grapes.

When ready to serve mix and top with:

1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup brown sugar

You'll want to serve this in a shallow bowl or even a deep plate/platter so that every serving gets some of the topping. Yum, yum, yum.