Category Archives: Sweet and Filling

Great Applesauce Bread Pudding


This recipe comes from a great cookbook called More-with-Less, though I always change a few things.

Arrange in bottom of greased 9×9 pan

4 slices bread (dried out may be best)

Combine and spread over bread:

2 cups applesauce

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Top with

4 additional slices bread

Beat together and pour over bread

2 eggs

2 cups milk

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

dash ground nutmeg

Top with

1/2 cup applesauce

sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar


350 for 60 minutes or until egg liquid is absorbed (may need a lot more time than 60 minutes)

This is actually very easy to make and if you don’t mind the oven time it sure turns out delicious!


The Best DARK Chocolate Pudding


100_4196 This is such a great recipe!  Our very favorite DARK chocolate pudding recipe and it is SO rich and creamy!  I found this recipe in a cookbook and on accident bought 100% cacao instead of the semisweet chocolate the recipe called for.  Well, most of my favorite recipe butchering happens out of “mistakes” so I simply added honey for a little extra sweetness and it turned out PERFECT!


2 cups whole milk

2 large egg yolks

1/4 cup sugar

2 Tbs. cornstarch

1/8 tsp. salt

4 oz. 100% cacao Ghirardelli chocolate bar  (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp. vanilla

add honey to taste (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup depending on how sweet you want it)

Walnuts (optional but yummy for topping)

To Make:

Mix milk and yokes with a whisk in medium saucepan.  In a bowl stir sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Whisk into milk mixture.

Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 5-6 minutes.  When it bubbles around the edges cook gently for 1 minute stirring constantly, then remove from heat.

Whisk in chopped chocolate until melted and smooth, followed by vanilla and honey (to taste).

Serve into 4-6 small dessert bowls.  Chill until cold, about 2 hours.  Top with walnuts and serve.

Be prepared to LOVE this recipe.  It turns out a bit more like fudge it is so rich but because of the dark chocolate and honey it is not too sweet.  It’s perfect!


Easy Crepes


100_4178These crepes are very easy to make.  I believe the recipe is on a Bisquick box.  You can use any variety of things for the filling.

cup Original Bisquick® mix
cup milk
Currant Jam
1 cup Sour cream
2 Tbs. powdered sugar
  • In small bowl, stir all crepe ingredients until blended. Grease a fry pan with some butter; heat over medium-high heat. For each crepe, pour 2-3 tablespoons batter into skillet; rotate skillet a bit to cover bottom of pan (depending on size of pan, it’s no big deal if they aren’t perfectly round). Cook until golden brown. Gently loosen edge with spatula; turn and cook other side until golden brown. Stack crepes as you remove them from skillet and keep warm in a kitchen towel.
  • In a bowl mix sour cream and powdered sugar.  Spread a spoonful onto each crepe and drizzle jam on top of the sour cream mixture. Roll up; sprinkle powdered sugar over the tops.

This is quite easy and quick to make (much like making pancakes).  This recipe makes about 10 crepes and my husband and I ate them all for one meal, they were so good!  We made fruit smoothies to go with this and we were stuffed after supper!