food-pusher's blog

Mini Rainbow Cheesecakes


A cute, just-the-right-size version of a rainbow cheesecake. Just when you thought baking a cheesecake was complicated enough, I just made it even more complicated. (They're fun to look at, though.)

Carol Rhodes Crescent Goodie Rolls

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Butter, flour, cottage cheese, salt, and Parmesan cheese come together to create an unexpected delight. These are rich, cheesy, salty, crispy and chewy. I can't even describe the deliciousness of these treats that should only be eaten about once a year. Seriously.

Swedish Cream Cookies

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These are basically tender, flaky pie crust sandwich cookies that have a smooth vanilla/almond buttercream filling. A few ingredients, a little work, some time in the oven, and voila! One of the best cookies you'll ever bake.

Caramel Sticky Rolls

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This recipe comes from a Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbook and calls for the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Today I used regular Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits. Either way they are buttery, caramely, and absolutely DElicious.

Caramel Corn

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Crispy baked brown sugar and butter coated popcorn. Doesn't get much better than this.

Cheesy Potatoes

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The cheesy, creamy potato side dish that any reasonable person should prepare no more than twice a year. I make these with Klondike Gold potatoes (the best potatoes in the world).

Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls

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Iowa State Fair blue-ribbon winning cinnamon rolls stuffed with pulled pork, of all things. Don't worry, it's more of a savory cinnamon roll. The "icing" on top is just barbecue sauce.

Sugar Cookies

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This recipe is from The sugar cookies are versatile, as you can see from the pictures I have posted on my blog; and they taste good too.

Dove Peanut Blossoms

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One of the best cookies in the world just got better. Sorry, Hershey's Kisses.

Pretzel Dogs & Soft Pretzels

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"The best pretzels in the world" according to my 10-year-old son. These pretzels and pretzel dogs are worth the work. I prefer to stay away from the mall anyway.