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Crunchy peanut squares always satisfy

April 10, 2013
Crunchy peanut squares always satisfy

All hail the humble peanut!

Delightful between two slices of bread, straight off the spoon, or in a crunch-tastic dessert.

Home cook Patty Thatcher takes a cue from her grandmother with these scrumptious Peanut Squares. The combination of peanuts and chocolate always delights in Thatcher’s household – and will in yours, too! Read the rest

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Reinvent cornbread with some Southern inspiration

April 3, 2013
Reinvent cornbread with some Southern inspiration

Cornbread: Some like it sweet, some like it savory, but almost everyone can find a space on their plate for a slice, especially when it’s still warm from the oven.

Home cook Natalie Loop pleased her Southern husband’s palate with this version, which includes cheddar, cayenne, sour cream and two eggs for fluffiness. This twist on tradition is a keeper for sure!Read the rest

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Banana cake recipe is family heirloom

March 27, 2013
Banana cake recipe is family heirloom

If you love banana desserts, you’ll fall head over heals for this banana cake with fluffy homemade buttercream frosting from home cook Sandy Jones.

Her great-grandmother’s recipe, it’s been handed down generation to generation. Try it once and it’ll quickly become a tradition in your family, too!

See step-by-step photos of Jones’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/bananabuttercream.Read the rest

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Cookies delight the senses

March 20, 2013
Cookies delight the senses

Dulce de leche, a caramel-like mixture made of milk and sugar, is positively divine on everything sweet from ice cream to fresh fruit.

Home Cook Pat Morris spreads this luscious confection between butter cookies and tops them with a dusting of delicate powdered sugar…you’ll delight in every bite!

See step-by-step photos of Morris’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/dulce.Read the rest

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Chocolate mousse pie with a touch o’ Irish

March 13, 2013
Chocolate mousse pie with a touch o’ Irish

Sweet or savory – the ultimate snacking question.

Recipe creator Scott Anderson has the answer with his Chocolate Moussecarpone Pie.

Anderson layers a chocolatey Irish liqueur mousse made of chocolate chips and mascarpone (a mild, creamy cheese) on top of savory crunched up pretzels with divine results. Now the only question is one slice or two! Read the rest

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A new twist on comfort food

March 6, 2013
A new twist on comfort food

Is there a more perfect dish than mashed potatoes? Creamy, warm and filling, they might be the perfect comfort food.

Home cook Ellen Curry came up with her Cheesy Mashed Potato Bake using leftover mashed potatoes. Customize it with your choice of cheeses and you’ve got a tasty twist on a classic. Read the rest

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Flavor and texture stare in yummy oatmeal cake

February 27, 2013
Flavor and texture stare in yummy oatmeal cake

Versatile oats are known as a nourishing breakfast, but they also star in some deliciously decadent baked goods!
Home cook JoLayne Cooper’s recipe for Oatmeal Cake came from her mother and is a longtime family favorite.
Sweet, nutty and moist, this recipe is chock full of flavor and texture. Delish with or without the coconut topping, the whole family will love this cake!… Read the rest

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Meatballs make a meal more fun

February 20, 2013
Meatballs make a meal more fun

We salute bite-sized treats! They’re fun to eat and always impress on a plate. What’s one of the most fun mini morsels? The meatball, of course!

Home cook Marybeth Mank got her meatball recipe from her mother. The dish comes together fast, and includes a super easy, ultra delicious gravy. The only downfall? They’ll be gone before you know it!Read the rest

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Treat your sweetie with this sinfully sweet chocolate cake

February 6, 2013
Treat your sweetie with this sinfully sweet chocolate cake

When is a cake not just a cake? When it’s spiked with orange zest, topped with chocolate truffles and frosted with the silkiest chocolate frosting ever!

This chocolate masterpiece was the creation of home cook Angela Gray. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion. Show your sweetie you care with this delightful chocolate confection. Read the rest

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Chicken Fajita Bites are worth the effort

January 30, 2013
Chicken Fajita Bites are worth the effort

This recipe may seem a bit involved but it is so worth it. The Boar’s Head Chipotle Gouda pushed the flavor over the top!

“This is my twist on a couple different recipes I have in my collection,” said home cook Teresa Jacobson. These would be great as appetizers for football game or a party. Try them as the bites or roll them up in egg roll wrappers and dip them in a spicy sour cream based dip.Read the rest

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