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Nichi

Growing up I was always mooching food off of my dad. Hence my nickname "Mooch". To me there are certain foods out there that you just have to have...therefore, making them a "mandatory mooch" if someone has it. I have always had a passion for food of all kinds, especially dessert. Now I can share that with all of my family and friends on my blog. Enjoy!! ~ Nichi

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Cathedral Candy Clusters

This is a quick and simple dessert cluster that you can make for a crowd. Got a last minute invite to a party? Work friends requesting a dessert? Need a sweet treat that is great for a gift? This is it!!!! From the original site: These easy clusters are a favorite for holidays around my […]

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m a huge fan of peanut butter. Peanut butter cookies, pie, ice cream, candy, etc… Even straight out of the jar. When I found this recipe I have to admit that I was skeptical. Only 4 ingredients (5 with chocolate chips)? And no flour? No way!! Ohhhhhhh YES!! These easy treats are my new favorite […]

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Nilla Wafer Treats

The neighborhood I live in has an annual fall chili cook-off. We gather around on a fall evening anxiously awaiting our chance to try many crockpots full of tasty concoctions. After some very serious taste testing a winner is crowned. This year I was out of town for a few days before the cook-off. I […]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake

I’m so glad fall is here. Anyone else? Just the thought of pumpkins, leaves changing colors, cooler days, chilly evenings, soups, football on TV, and the smell of cinnamon in the air makes me all giddy. Living here in the Midwest I get the joy of seeing the changing seasons. Fall is my favorite time […]

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Mallow Brownie Bars

Everything that’s irresistible about a dessert got rolled into this recipe. What’s your favorite part? The brownies on the bottom? The marshmallow in the middle? Or the chocolate peanut butter crunchy goodness on the top? Just make sure you have a big glass of milk ready with this one!! Ingredients: 1 (19.8 ounce) package fudge […]

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Lemon Sunrise Muffins

I’m a huge fan of lemon…lemon cake, lemon cookies, lemon candy, lemon pie. You name it, I’m there!! However, I had never made lemon muffins before until my oldest daughter had a friend stay the night. We got up needing something fresh and yummy to wake us up for the day. I looked through the […]

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Blooming Oreo Dessert

My dear grandma passed away a year and a half ago. This was one of her recipes that she always made for family gatherings. She was an amazing cook and wonderful person. I only hope to be half the person that she was. I have included her 9×13″pan version and my fun potted version for […]

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Mini Cannolis (a quick and easy version)

My family loves to visit a local Italian restaurant that has a dessert buffet full of wonderful rich cakes, cookies, and treats. One of our favorites are the cannolis…full of rich cream and covered in chocolate chips. I knew I just had to come up with a quick recipe of my own. These would be […]

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Apple Dump Cake

This is a recipe that may have been passed down in your family. I have had it many times, but always made by someone else. I decided it was time to try it out myself. If you like apple crisp or apple pie, this is an easy treat that will please your tastebuds. I can […]

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Beef and Broccoli

Looking for a super easy and savory recipe for dinner? This is it!! We love Chinese food in my house. This was a great way to enjoy the taste of take out in the convenience of home. Ingredients: 1 lb. beef stew meat 1 medium onion, largely sliced 1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen broccoli 1/2 […]

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Pistachio Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

This recipe was kind of a last minute thought. I had to throw together a sweet treat for a co-workers birthday last week and realized I didn’t have much time. I had gotten my kids in bed and it was becoming late. I knew I had a cake mix in the pantry, but what should […]

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Butterscotch Pecan Sandies Pie

On Father’s Day our church provided a pie for each dad to take home. My sweet hubby picked one out that he knew I would like too. One of my favorite ice cream treats is vanilla ice cream with butterscotch and pecans. Well, this pie uses that combination in a delicious new way. I hope […]

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Fruit Bassinet

Looking for something great to be the centerpiece of a baby shower? This is it!! A sweet baby bassinet made out of a watermelon and filled with fruit. Who could resist!! It was the biggest hit of an owl themed baby shower that I helped throw for my sister recently. Ingredients: Supplies needed: watermelon cantaloupe […]

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About Nichi

Please welcome our newest featured contributor! -ed Growing up I was always mooching food off of my dad. Hence my nickname “Mooch”. To me there are certain foods out there that you just have to have…therefore, making them a “mandatory mooch” if someone has it. I have always had a passion for food of all […]

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Watermelon Krispie Slices

Here in the Midwest it has been a super hot past few weeks. I’ve been seeking out recipes that won’t need my oven to be heated. In my search, I discovered these cute treats just in time for my family’s 4th of July gathering. They would be great for any summer event. And are sure […]