Frozen Banana Bites – Such a treat!

Posted by Laura on Monday Aug 22, 2011 Under Treats, Vittles

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I don’t remember exactly the last time I had a frozen chocolate covered banana, but I do know that I had one or 2 when I was a kid, and I loved them.  I thought of making them many times since I’ve had kids of my own, but never quite got to that.  So when a reader linked us up with this simple recipe for ‘Frozen Banana Bites’, I knew we had to try them.  Not exactly the same as frozen chocolate covered bananas, but close enough.  They were absolutely delectable!

*The actual recipe called for peanut butter, but with one of our kids having

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Camp Site Eclair

Posted by Laura on Sunday Jun 12, 2011 Under Desserts, holidays, Treats, Vittles

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I was brainstorming about a good dessert to have for Father’s Day coming up,

when I came up with this idea: A Camp Site Eclair Dessert.

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Josh’s Double Chocolate Biscotti

Posted by Laura on Sunday May 15, 2011 Under Baking, Desserts, Snacks, Treats, Vittles

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Josh’s Double Chocolate Biscotti


Definition of BISCOTTO: a crisp cookie or biscuit of Italian origin that is flavored usually with anise and filberts or almonds —usually used in plural
A good friend of ours baked our family these biscottis, and we enjoyed them so much, we asked him for the recipe. (So we could have some more!).  He very kindly sent the recipe to us, and he also suggested it as a Vittles post.  We thought it was a great idea!  It’s just not
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Earth day Cupcakes

Posted by Laura on Friday Apr 15, 2011 Under Baking, Desserts, Treats, Vittles

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There are times that the things we creatively do as a family, or the ideas we have, happen ON a holiday or special calendar day. So naturally they do not get blogged until after the fact.  Since we like our readers to have the opportunity to take our ideas and find creative inspiration from them, or flat out borrow the ideas, I like to try and share (or re-share) those ideas the following year, so that you all can have time to use them if you’d like, while that day is upcoming once again.

Here in the Vittles section, I thought it would be

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de5a7ca3f3bcd01a1c819c4bda62ec34 There was more than a smile, in THIS box!

The other day, I got the surprise-of-my-life.  The kind that left me in a daze for the rest of the day.  And into the next day.  OK, seriously……I’m still kind of in a daze about it.  I don’t even know where to start with this little story.  I feel speechless, and yet, you and I both know this post will probably end up ridiculously long, once the words start flowing.

<Deep breathe.>  So, many of you know I had a birthday last Sunday.  My birthday to me is really no big deal, and never has been.  But my family always makes me feel special, and we always spend any of our birthdays together all day, doing… (READ MORE......) | 16 Comments

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Deep Fried Ice Cream. (Yes, Seriously.)

Posted by Laura on Monday Jun 21, 2010 Under Desserts, Treats, Vittles

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Aside from the occasional batch of donuts we make in autumn now and then, which was well worth buying a fryolator for alone, deep-fried anything is just not a part of our diet.  But when we came across this recipe, it had us so curious, we just had to try it.  The way we saw it, it was kind of like a science experiment.  And if our experiment was successful enough, well, we were going to eat it.   For our hard work, of course.

Deep Fried Ice Cream

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1 quart (4… (READ MORE......) | 5 Comments

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3 All-American Treats, for Your All-American Weekend.

Posted by Laura on Thursday May 27, 2010 Under Desserts, Treats, Vittles

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With Memorial Day here, and the 4th of July not too far away either, I thought I would share 3 very easy red, white & blue treats, that are perfect ideas for your all-American weekend celebrations and gatherings.

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Banana Cream Cocoa

Posted by Laura on Wednesday Mar 17, 2010 Under Drinks, Treats, Vittles

If you love chocolate and bananas, you just might love this hot sweet treat, in a cup:  Banana Cream Cocoa.

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I do love chocolate. Don’t all women?  I also love bananas. But somewhere along the way, I saw a pattern, and realized eating raw bananas is not a good idea for me. My stomach goes to hell and back, trying to digest it.  Lots of pain involved. (Does anyone else have this issue?).  But, I can eat bananas cooked in all other forms:  banana bread, banana nut crunch, banana pancakes, Banana Hannah, (just kidding.  Wasn’t me. Swear.)  And once upon a time, I loved eating chocolate covered bananas. Oh how I loved those. … (READ MORE......) | 5 Comments

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Soda Cracker Toffee

Posted by Laura on Wednesday Dec 23, 2009 Under Treats, Vittles

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This recipe is one that came to mind, in a memory from years ago.  I had no idea what it was called though, so I googled the ingredients to figure it out.  I guess it’s called  Soda Cracker Toffee.

Which brings to mind a pressing question for me:  Does ANYONE actually say ‘soda crackers’ anymore?  I can’t imagine.  So if you don’t mind, while I share this recipe, I’m just going to refer to this type of crackers as ‘saltines’.  After all, I’m just a kid.

But before I get to that, I wanted to share the memories that this treat brought to mind.  I remember the  first time I ever… (READ MORE......) | 9 Comments

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Home-Made Donuts

Posted by Laura on Sunday Nov 1, 2009 Under Treats, Vittles

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I have been wanting to make donuts at home for years, but never had a fryer to do so. I love plain old fashioned donuts, but you can bet powdered, or sugared, tickle my fancy too.

But the truth is, I not only love donuts because they taste so good, but for their nostalgic childhood memories they bring me. Growing up, we used to go on trips to visit an ‘aunt’ in Vermont, who ran a famous little bakery, in her home. She wasn’t really me and my sibling’s aunt. Technically, she was my father’s sister’s husband’s brother’s wife . (It’s o.k. – You can take a moment to process that, if you need… (READ MORE......) | 7 Comments

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