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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Crust: 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted Filling: 5 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tsp. vanilla extract 3 eggs 1 cup peanut butter chips 1 cup semi-sweet chocoalte chips Topping: 1 cup sour cream 3 T. creamy peanut butter 1/2 MORE >

How to get candlewax off of a pair of jeans

You will need an iron and two paper towels. Plug in the iron and turn it to a medium or high setting. Let it heat up for about 10 minutes. Fold a paper towel in half twice in order to make it a thick, small square. Place the folded paper towel underneath the wax-stained demin. MORE >

Taco Pie

1 deep dish pie crust shell 1 lb. ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 package taco seasoning 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans 1 jar taco sauce 2 cups shredded cheese 12 tortilla chips, crushed shredded lettuce shredded tomato Preheat the oven and a cookie sheet to 400 degrees. Thaw pie crust for 10 MORE >

Sausage and Cheese Souffle

1 1/2 lb. lightly seasoned sausage 9 eggs 12 slices French bread, cubed (with crusts removed prior to cubing) 1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 cups grated cheese (Sharp Cheddar is preferable, though any kind of cheese is okay) 3 cups milk pepper to taste Brown and drain sausage. Cool. MORE >

Springerle Cookies

4 eggs 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups white sugar 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup anise seeds Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl until very light. Add sugar and butter. Cream together until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add baking powder, salt, and MORE >

Chocolate Hazelnut Meringues

5 large egg whites 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 1/3 cup blanched whole hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at MORE >

Fresh Orange Italian Cream Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 5 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut Fresh orange curd 3 cups pecan-cream cheese frosting 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, lightly toasted  (optional) Glazed pecan halves MORE >

Almond Espresso Chocolate Cake

6 eggs, separated 2 1/2 cups blanched almonds, toasted 2 tablespoons and 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1/2 cup butter, softened 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, grated 14 cup cold brewed espresso 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon instant espresso granules 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Confectioners sugar, chocolate curls, and coffee MORE >

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread 3 3/4 cups cubed white bread 1 pound ground turkey sausage 1 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup chopped celery 2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 Golden Delicious apple, chopped and cored 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup minced fresh MORE >

White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup dairy eggnog 3 (3 1/2 ounce) packages white chocolate, broken into pieces 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon rum extract Combine sugar, butter, and eggnog in a heavy 2 1/2 to 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a MORE >

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