Category Archive: After School Snacks

Aug 07

LUNCH ROOM SLOPPY JOES

We all remember our school lunches whether those memories are good or bad. I loved the school lunches and back in those days, they were actually cooked by real lunch ladies. For the first 6 years, I went to public school and all morning long you would get a wiff of warm baked bread, soups …

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Jul 18

TUNNEL OF FUDGE CAKE

My mom loved to try new things so there was always something fun in the kitchen to taste test when we got home from school. This TUNNEL OF FUDGE CAKE has been a favorite for my brother and I and now his daughter has it in her top 5 favorite treats. This cake can be …

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Jun 18

RHUBARB CUSTARD CAKE

Spring and early summer bring a variety of seasonal fruits and one of my favorites is RHUBARB.  This tart, stalk fruit has the texture of celery and can  be turned into amazing deserts from pies to cakes to sauce for ice cream or bread pudding. Is RHUBARB a fruit? Technically it is a vegetable because it does not …

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May 30

LEMON PEPPER TUNA PASTA SALAD

It’s summertime and whether we want lo-cal, quick and easy or little to no cooking, you can’t go wrong with a pasta salad.  This LEMON PEPPER TUNA PASTA SALAD will cover it all. You’ve spent the day at the beach or pool or doing that dreaded yardwork or even a long day at the office; your family is …

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May 16

REFRESHING LEMON ICE CREAM

I am an ice cream addict, but I’m also an ice cream purist. I hate junk in my ice cream and unfortunately 90% of it in the grocery stores has more stuff in it than that sweet, luscious frozen treat. Being that we live in an RV because of my husbands work, space is limited. …

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Apr 11

Apple Cobbler w/French Vanilla Ice Cream

We all have that fruit bowl sitting on the counter that has the apples that look a little lifeless. There is always one or two different kinds, Gala, Delicious, Jazz and the ever loved Granny Smith. Not enough of one to make anything with right? WRONG, who said you have to have one flavor of …

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Apr 09

Raspberry Pretzel Torte

Our family always had Easter breakfast after church. Grandma would have ham, fresh rolls, polish sausage and of course the eggs that we kids had so eloquently designed and dyed. It was a very simple meal and the polish sausage was my favorite part of it. It was unfortunately also my cousin Andrea’s favorite as …

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Apr 07

PEACH CREPES WITH BLACKBERRY SAUCE & BRANDY ICE CREAM

Here come’s Peter Cotton Tail, Hoppin’ down the Bunny trail, Hippity, Hoppity EASTER’S on it’s way! Easter time, spring is in the air, little girls will have their bright, frilly yellow dresses and new bonnets, white anklets with the lace on them and patent leather shoes, white gloves and a smart pocketbook.  Little boys will have those adorable slacks …

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Mar 24

LEMON BLUEBERRY PUDDING POKE CAKE

A friend gave me a recipe which included making my own blueberry sauce, pudding and whipped cream that sounded amazing, but I didn’t have the time to make all the ingredients, so why should I if I don’t have to. I used pie filling, instant pudding mix and thawed whipped topping and I had a quick and wonderful  dessert that …

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Mar 17

CHOCOLATE WAFER CAKE

This throwback was one of my little brother’s favorite desserts. He would help mom make this after school and it would be ready to dig into by the time dinner was done. He would have whipped cream from top to bottom and from one end of the kitchen to the other. How he managed to …

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