Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Cheesecake Bars

Monday, August 3, 2020
If you love doctored cookie and cake recipes, this chocolate chip cookie mix turns into a delicious little cheesecake bar and so simple!

Starting out with cookie mix and a few pantry ingredients, these actually taste like you made them from scratch!

This doctored recipe starting with a mix comes together quickly and perfect especially when unexpected friends drop by or you need to bring something for a dinner party.

We love easy recipes using a mix, you may remember my delicious Dark Chocolate Cake Mix Cake Banana Cake Mix Cake or my  4 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake.

This has a cookie crust with a smooth cheesecake layer then sprinkles with little leftover cookie crumbs and the bars are just yummy.

Perfect for school lunches, picnic, and just a quick dessert.

Scroll down to the recipe card for this easy bar cheesecake recipe.

this is a baked chocolate chip cookie mix crust with cheesecake topping  cut into squares on a wooden board

Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup

Saturday, August 1, 2020
A very old fashioned dish mom always made was her signature style Italian Stuffed Peppers and this is a deconstructed version of those made into an Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup.

Mom always added hard-boiled eggs to the mixture, and we all loved the addition.

I serve the eggs as a garnish for those not used to having them in their stuffing.

We also loved them with a side of my Grandmother's famous Tuscan Garlic Bread on the side.

Everyone has a different recipe for a family version of how they make this classic stuffed pepper casserole, the soup can be adapted to your taste.

Some like it spicy so by all means add some heat like freshly cracked black pepper and red pepper flakes to the pot!

The soup is bursting with that old fashioned stuffed pepper flavor and certainly, one of the most comforting soups I have ever made besides Grandma's Old Fashioned Chicken Soup, of course.

I will give you tips, suggestions, and a great way to make a deliciously satisfying meal that taste exactly like the stuffing in the pepper you love just without the bread crumbs, that's what the garlic bread is for.

If you love that bread stuffing, just dunk your garlic bread into this delicious pepper and beef-flavored sauce.

For the absolute best tasting soup please read the kitchen tips first before starting.

Just scroll down to my printable recipe card for this easy soup recipe.

this is a homemade soup called stuffed pepper soup. It is served in a red crock dish with garlic bread in a wicker basket

Peanut Butter Cake Bars

Friday, July 31, 2020
Peanut Butter Cake Bars are an easy throw-together recipe great to take on trips, potlucks, picnics, and something mom would make when we had lots of peanut butter in the house to get rid of.

It's an easy recipe for kids to help make and they really love them.

Of course for those with peanut allergies, you can always substitute sunflower or sesame seed butter like Tahini and add some peanut butter nut free flavoring that has no peanuts in it.

There are several choices and recipes for topping these delicious bars also.

We love them with raspberry jello or a peanut butter frosting as shown.

The best part about this recipe is it's all done in one bowl and is a quick peanut butter dessert.

Perfect for school lunches unfrosted as a quick little pick me up!

If you love peanut butter recipes, you may want to also try my favorite Peanut Butter Graham Brownie Bars, also.

Take a look at this easily printable recipe below.

this is a peanut butter bar cake with peanut butter frosting