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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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Watermelon Krispie Slices

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 to be a hit!! Ingredients: Ingredients: For the green outer ring: 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal 4 cups mini mashmallow…

About Nichi

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 kinds, especially dessert. I can’t wait to share that with you. I…

Fruit Bassinet

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 grapes strawberries toothpicks pacifier *ribbon, if needed serving tray or covered cooki…

Butterscotch Pecan Sandies Pie

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 your tastebuds enjoy it as much as mine have. Ingredients: 1 c. cold milk 1 pkg. (4 oz.) butterscotch flavor instant pudding 1…

Pistachio Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

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 I do with it? Then I remembered I had a box of pistachio pudding in the cabinet…the rest is history. And a new recipe that I will make over and o…

Beef and Broccoli

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 c. low sodium teriyaki sauce 2 Tbsp. sugar Minute Rice, prepared (I used brown rice) Instructions: Slice stew meat thin, brown in skill…

Apple Dump Cake

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 still smell my kitchen full of warm apple cinnamon smell. Mmmmm… ** We actually ate this for dessert, and then breakfast the next morning. Great for…

Mini Cannolis (a quick and easy version)

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 great for any party, dinner, or fun treat. Ingredients: Makes approx. 30 cannolis 1 box Nilla Wafers 1/2 pkg. vanil…

Blooming Oreo Dessert

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 you to enjoy. Ingredients: 9×13″ pan version: 1 pkg Oreo cookies, crushed 1/2 c. butter, melted 1 pkg. inst…

Lemon Sunrise Muffins

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 cabinets and found a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix. Hmmmm… After a few minutes I thought…

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