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Apricot Fluff Recipe

    Located in the “Salads and Salad Dressings” section, Apricot Salad (or what my family calls Apricot Fluff), was my sweet treat of choice. This jello-based dessert  is great year round, but my family always makes it as a light refreshing side at holidays. I personally like it when the cream cheese is slightly chunky but if you prefer to whip it into a heavenly apricot state it will melt in your mouth!
    Apricot Salad
    Mrs. Robert Pavone
    As printed in Angels and Friends Favorite RecipesServes: 12

    1 6-ounce package apricot jello
    1 8-ounce package cream cheese (room temperature)
    1 large Cool Whip
    1 No. 2 can crushed pineapple (in juice)

    Mix jello with two cups hot water and the juice of the drained pineapple. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Add softened cream cheese, pineapple, and Cool Whip. Fold together and pour into 9 x 13 pan or a mold.



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A Must Make Martha Cake

The original modern lady herself – Martha Stewart – (or more likely one of her many super talented peons) out did herself with this Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe! It is so AMAZING, I can taste the warm, chocolaty goodness just thinking about it.

I found this little gem last night while looking for a quick chocolate dessert. Turns out, Martha has a whole section of tasty treats on her website for people just like me. This particular recipe caught my attention because it only had 6 ingredients, all of which were idling in my kitchen at the time.

There is really nothing you can do to make this recipe any better… except serve it warm… with vanilla  ice cream on top :) I also think it would make for a splendid dinner party dessert if you served them in individual bowls rather than the large 2 qt serving dish Martha Stewart recommends.

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Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

I’ve been writing a lot about sewing lately, so I thought I’d take a break and share a sweet treat instead.

If it’s not chocolate, it’s not a dessert for my husband. So I’m always looking for ways to smother my baked goods in chocolaty goodness. Thus, this chocolate dipped Rice Krispies® treats recipe.

Like any loyal Paula Deen lover, I’ve enhanced the original Rice Krisipies® treat recipe with … more butter :) Other than that small change below, this is the same recipe as Kellogg’s. One other tip that makes this easier to work with is to use a non-stick silicone baking mat to press the mixture into the pan you’re using.


4 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz, about 40) regular marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies®

1 package (12 oz) Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips
Milk (if needed to smooth out chocolate)

Sprinkles or Candy for decoration (optional)


1.) In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2.) Add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.

3.) Use a buttered spatula and non-stick silicone baking mat to evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan coated with butter. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.

4.) Place the chocolate in a simmering double boiler. Stir the chocolate frequently to keep it from burning or overheating. If needed, add in milk to smooth out chocolate.

5.) Dip half of each square into the chocolate. Set on cookie sheet to cool. Decorate with sprinkles or candy pieces immediately if you’re adding them on.

I generally serve these in a big glass cookie jar with a bow around it and a custom tag. They make a great hostess gift or simple birthday present. Rice Krispies Treats® are such a staple from childhood that you can help but smile when you a take a bite of these chocolate treasures.

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