Fun Family Desserts

I love to cook. It’s a passion that a lot of people have and if they don’t, then they should. Cooking is a great way to get your mind off of things too! It’s a great stress reliever and when it’s over, you can make yourself proud sometimes. It’s a personal accomplishment, at least for me it is. Here are a few great recipes that I have learned through my cooking experiences, so please help yourself to some mouth watering desserts.

Heather’s Key Lime Cake

Ingredients:

1 package lemon supreme cake mix (18.25 oz)
1 package lemon instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup key lime juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup key lime juice

~ Combine your first 6 ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer for about 2 – 21/2 minutes. Pour your batter into a greased and floured pan (13×9 inch works best).
~ Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. (use a toothpick to see if it comes out clear when you stick it in the middle).
~Let cake cool for about 15 minutes
~Combine your powdered sugar and 1/4 cup key lime juice and drizzle it over your cake.

That’s it! This is a delicious recipe that I learned from my mother. It’s great for any occasion!

Heather’s Layered Squares

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1 cup of semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup of butterscotch morsels
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 can of condensed milk (sweetened) (14 oz)

~Place your butter in a square pan ( i use a 9 inch pan), and bake at 325 degrees for about 2 – 3 minutes (until it has melted).
~Layer the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate morsels, butterscotch morsels, and pecans in the pan with the melted butter. Spread condensed milk over the top (don’t stir the mixture, you want it to be layered).
~Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool it completely in the pan.
~I usually cut mine into small squares.

This is a recipe the entire family will enjoy. It’s not hard at all to make and it’s absolutely delicious when it’s done! I guarantee this will turn into one of your household favorites!

Heather’s Quick and Easy Fudge

Ingredients:

2 cups of sugar
2/3 cup of evaporated milk
1/2 cup of butter
10-14 large marshmellows
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

~ Combine sugar, milk, butter and marshmellows in a large saucepan. Cook it on medium heat and stir it continuously until it comes to a boil. Let it boil for about 3-4 minutes, but keep stirring!
~ Add morsels to your mixture and keep stirring until the chocolate melts well.
~ Add vanilla and pecans, still stirring!
~ Move your mixture into a square pan (I use a 9 inch pan).
~ Let it cool, then cut it into squares.

Viola! You have quick and easy fudge, and you get a work out with all of the stirring!

If your dishes don’t come out so well the first time, that’s ok. It takes a lot of practice and time to master a recipe. Even I haven’t mastered all of my recipes yet, but it’s enjoyable and usually rewarding!

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