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Homemade Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta

Homemade Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta

I love learning about and trying new Italian recipes. Homemade Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta is a delicious dessert that has just the right amount of sweetness. Plus chocolate and pistachios! Our family loves them. (Post modified with new photos on 4/6/22.) The first time I 

Neapolitan Tea Cookies

Neapolitan Tea Cookies

These little Neapolitan Tea Cookies are full of flavor–strawberry, coconut, and chocolate–perfect for your next tea party! Just looking at them reminds me of family birthday celebrations with Angel Food Cake and mounds of Neapolitan Ice-Cream.  And they are not that difficult to make. Simply 

Regina Merrick’s Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

Regina Merrick’s Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

See the Recipe below for Regina Merrick’s Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

Featured Author Regina Rudd Merrick began reading romance and thinking of book ideas as early as her teenage years when she attempted a happily-ever-after sequel to “Gone With the Wind.” That love of fiction parlayed into a career as a librarian, and finally to writing full-time. She began attending local writing workshops and continued to hone her craft by writing several short and novel-length fan-fiction pieces published online, where she met other authors with a similar love for story, a Christian worldview, and happily-ever-after. 

Married for 30+ years and active in their church in Marion, KY, Regina and her husband have two grown daughters who share her love of music, writing, and the arts. She is the author of three books and a novella: Carolina Dream (Apr. 2017), Carolina Mercy (July 2018), Carolina Grace (February 2019), and Pawleys Aisle, in the Southern Breeze Series. Learn more about Regina HERE.

Regina’s Latest Book Release – Pawleys Aisle

(Part of the Coastal Promises collection)

Leaving a lucrative position in the banking world for the creative world of weddings, Chelsea Prince finds the perfect venue, Pawleys Island Chapel, next door to the perfect walled garden. Her elderly neighbor and partner-in-planning have an agreement, but when the unexpected happens, she has to deal with the cranky grandson who wants to be left alone to write the next great American novel. Since Chelsea has sworn off men, it shouldn’t be a problem to ignore him and go on her way hosting weddings in the chapel. But when Marc McCallum offers up a compromise, she wonders if maybe there is one man out there that can be trusted.

Recipe for Regina Merrick's Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

Ingredients Needed for Regina Merrick’s Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking cocoa
  • butter
  • large eggs (3 of them)
  • whole milk
  • vanilla extract
  • 9″ deep-dish pie shell

Instructions for Making Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

Mix sugar, flour, and cocoa in a bowl and set aside.

Combine beaten egg yolks and milk and set aside.

Melt butter in a skillet; add sugar mixture and mix lightly. Add egg mixture and stir constantly.

Cook slowly until mixture thickens. Add vanilla and blend well.

Pour pudding into baked pie shell.

Beat egg whites with sugar (to taste) until stiff peaks appear, then spoon it onto the top of the chocolate mixture. Brown in a 400-degree oven for 5-10 minutes. Makes 8 generous servings.

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Recipe for Regina Merrick's Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

Regina's Merrick's Iron Skillet Chocolate Pie

"This recipe has been a favorite in our family since my mother found it in an Eastern Star cookbook that was given to her as a wedding gift in 1963! We’ve tweaked it over the years, and this recipe will accommodate one nine-inch pie pan, or a deep dish frozen pie crust."
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Pies, Featured Author, Pies and Cobblers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour rounded
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa rounded
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 whole eggs separated
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 9-inch deep-dish pie shell baked according to directions or recipe

Instructions

  • Mix sugar, flour, and cocoa in a bowl and set aside. Combine beaten egg yolks and milk and set aside. Melt butter in a skillet; add sugar mixture and mix lightly. Add egg mixture and stir constantly. Cook slowly until mixture thickens. Add vanilla and blend well. Pour into baked pie shell. Beat egg whites with sugar (to taste) until stiff peaks appear, then spoon it onto the top of the chocolate mixture. Brown in a 400-degree oven for 5-10 minutes. Makes 8 generous servings.
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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

This Frozen Peanut Butter Pie is a fun recipe when you want a cool dessert. Perfect for summertime!  When I was a girl, I remember my mom brought home a frozen pie from the grocery store. And we thought Heaven had come down to Earth! 

Moist Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Moist Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a Moist Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting. Here’s one you can make homemade from scratch. And homemade is always better!

Super Bowl Menu Party Ideas

Super Bowl Menu Party Ideas

What’s your favorite part of the Super Bowl? Is it the food, the game, or the commercials? Some folks might argue this question. If it’s about the food, do you crave something salty, spicy, finger foods, a hot soup, or sandwich you can sink your teeth into? No matter what you’re craving, here are a few of our favorite Super Bowl Menu Party Ideas to help you cheer on your favorite team! 

 

Super Bowl Menu Party Ideas – Starters or Finger Foods

 

WARM. SOFT. CHEWY. SALTY. You’ll want to serve Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip soon after coming out of the oven. If you can wait that long. But let them cool down a little or you’ll burn your mouth.

Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip
We love these soft pretzels at any time of year. They are best served warm, fresh from the oven, but they’re also good hours later warmed in a toaster oven or even the next day. But trust me, they won’t last long.
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Recipe for Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

 

 

Here is a yummy Guacamole Dip perfect for outdoor barbecues or the next time you make Mexican food.

Guacamole Dip
Here is a yummy dip perfect for outdoor barbecues or the next time you make Mexican food.
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Recipe for Guacamole Dip

 

 

We love egg rolls at our house and these Baked Mexican Egg Rolls are wonderful appetizers to serve at your next family gathering! Tender chunks of chicken, black beans, corn, black olives, all wrapped up in a crunchy egg roll wrapper. Plus, baked is healthier than fried, right? So there you go. Even better!

Baked Mexican Egg Rolls
Here's an appetizer my niece brought to a family gathering one year. It was so good, I had to try and duplicate it. It's quite yummy!
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Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

 

 

As you may know already, I enjoy making Italian food. Homemade Toasted Ravioli is a new recipe I made after tasting my first in St. Louis, Missouri at Anthoninos Taverna. Tender pasta wrapped around a filling of beef, pork, herbs, and cheese, then fried to a crispy crumb. So good!

Homemade Toasted Ravioli
As you may know already, I enjoy making Italian food. Here's a new recipe I made after tasting my first Toasted Ravioli in St. Louis one spring. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Homemade Toasted Ravioli

 

 

Beer-Battered Onion Rings are so delicious and surprisingly simple to make. The Dipping Sauce is quite tasty, too. Mayo, Ketchup, Horseradish and a mix of seasonings. Yummy.

Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Beer-Battered Onion Rings are so delicious and surprisingly simple to make. Light and crunchy with thick slices of sweet onion. And the dipping sauce is pretty amazing, too! 
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Recipe for Beer-Battered Onion Rings

 

 

The next time you’re hit with a craving for a jalapeno popper, try this baked version. It’s much easier than those that are deep fried. And my Baked Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon gets rave reviews any time I make them.

Baked Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon
Here's an easy recipe to make with your garden jalapeno peppers.
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Recipe for Baked Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon

 

 

Game Day Soups

 

I love Game Day Chili with Beer that simmers long and slow on the stove. Seasoned with ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and green chiles.

Game Day Chili with Beer
I love Game Day Chili with Beer that simmers long and slow on the stove. Seasoned with ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and green chiles.
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Recipe for Game Day Chili with Beer

 

 

Here’s a yummy soup recipe when you’d like something with an Italian flare. As some folks say, this Classic Minestrone Soup has everything in it except for the kitchen sink!

Classic Minestrone Soup
Here's a yummy soup recipe when you'd like something with an Italian flare. Serve with Tangy Sourdough Bread or Sourdough Baguettes.
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Recipe for Classic Minestrone Soup

 

 

Our family practically lived on venison meat for the first 15 years of our marriage. During that time, I learned how to best prepare the burger, steaks, and roasts. Some of the recipes were okay. Some were amazing. This Chunky Venison Stew falls in the latter category.

Chunky Venison Stew
My husband and daughters like to hunt deer and elk in the fall. This is a great venison recipe full of hearty meat and chunks of potato, carrots, and peas.
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Recipe for Chunky Venison Stew

 

 

Foods to Sink Your Teeth Into

 

Our family enjoys these Black Bean Beef Flautas that are baked in the oven, not fried. Spicy hamburger and black beans rolled up in a crunchy flour tortilla. So yummy!

Black Bean Beef Flautas
Here's a recipe for a baked version of Hamburger and Black Bean Flautas. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Black Bean Beef Flautas

 

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches are filled with beef, onions, green peppers, and mushrooms, all mixed together with gooey mozzarella and provolone cheese and placed on a toasted hoagie roll. So yummy! Perfect for a night of football. Or for a Super Bowl Party!

 

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
My husband loves this steak sandwich. This recipe is a bit unconventional as it includes not only onions, but green peppers, and mushrooms. So yummy.
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Recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

 

I worked long and hard on this Classic Italian Stromboli to get it “just” right. I’m happy to report that this one pleased our family perfectly. It’s so delicious! Tender, sweet crust. Creamy herb and garlic sauce. Cheese. Pepperoni. Canadian Bacon. More Cheese. So Yummy!

Classic Italian Stromboli
Here's a recipe I've worked long and hard on to get "just" right. I'm happy to report that this one pleased our family perfectly.
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recipe for classic italian stromboli

 

Try these Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches when you’re going to be away from your kitchen but want something delicious to serve to your family for supper.

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches
Here's an easy recipe to make when you're going to be away from your kitchen but want something delicious to serve to your family for supper. Serve on homemade Sourdough Rolls.
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Recipe for Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

 

 

Game Day Cravings – Something Sweet

 

This recipe for Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies is one we make just about every month at our house. Decadent, chewy, fudgy brownies that are easy to make and oh so good! It’s an easy throw-together brownie recipe to use when you’re craving chocolate or just need a last minute dessert to share with family or friends.

Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Here's a favorite recipe at our house--one we make just about every month. Great with vanilla ice cream.
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Recipe for Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

 

 

This recipe for Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars is one we make every year during the holidays–but you can make them any time! With only six ingredients, they are easy to make. Caramel candies, evaporated milk, butter, pecans, chocolate chips, and a German Chocolate Cake Mix. So delicious!

Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars
This recipe for Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars is one we make every year during the holidays--but you can make them any time! With only six ingredients, they are easy to make. Caramel candies, evaporated milk, butter, pecans, chocolate chips, and a German Chocolate Cake Mix.
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Recipe for Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

 

 

I’ve been making this recipe for Blonde Brownies for years. It is one of my husband’s favorites. These bar cookies have the perfect combinations. Sweet and Salty. Chewy Center and Crunchy Edges. Buttery. Chocolaty. With hints of Butterscotch. Delicious.

Blonde Brownies
Here's a recipe I've been making for years. It is one of my husband's favorites. Chewy and delicious, and great for potluck gatherings.
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Blonde Brownies

 

See more ideas for your Super Bowl Party:  Appetizers, Sandwiches, and Soups.