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First Blue Ribbon Cookie

First Blue Ribbon Cookie

  Just A Pinch is a wonderful recipe site where cooks share their family tried and tested recipes.  You sign up for free and are able to “pinch” (or save) recipes into your own recipe box. People can also pinch your recipes.  Janet is the […]

Microwave Magic

Microwave Magic

  Candy-making takes time, uses a candy thermometer and can’t be made on certain rainy and humid days lest it fails. This candy takes so little time and is made in the microwave-no lie. All you need is a medium to large microwave-safe glass bowl, […]

Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati!)

Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati!)

Married to an Italian, every cook in the family has a different recipe for these, and nobody gives out their “real” recipe, so this is a combination of 16 years notes into my own recipe, and I’m happy to share it. Seriously, if you want […]

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

I’ve been told this tastes just like Buc-ee’s fudge. All I know is that it’s absolutely THE easiest thing I’ve ever made, and it’s 100% FOOLPROOF!    You won’t even believe the 2 ingredients in this fudge if I told you right now, so here’s […]

Apricot Thumbprints

Apricot Thumbprints

These tender little cookies are made with cream cheese and filled with jam or preserves.  They go really fast, so you should double the recipe. Fill with red raspberry preserves for a holiday tray. 

Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie Pillows

Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie Pillows

This was my Signature Dish at the 2015 World Food Championships, and it was a huge hit with the judgs. It elevated my score from place#7 to place#2. They look like “Christmas on a Plate” to me. Filled with a pecan pie filling, these little wonton […]

Christmas Snow Snack Mix

Christmas Snow Snack Mix

I love to make this and package it up in Christmas jars and tins for gifts. It makes a ton, and everyone loves it.  It has 3 types of cereal and nuts and couldn’t be easier to make. If it all makes it into gift […]

Soft Holiday Cookies

Soft Holiday Cookies

I always make a few batches to put in cookie trays for Christmas, but you can also make this recipe with chocolate chips or pastel m&ms for Easter or any holiday. They’re soft and easy to make, and I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love […]

Sweet Strawberry & Sparkling Rosé Trifles

Sweet Strawberry & Sparkling Rosé Trifles

If you want to make a nice dessert for company, this is the one. Layers of pink champagne cupcakes, sweet strawberry creme and champagne-soaked strawberries in a pretty glass. You don’t have to serve them on a bed of pink roses like I did in […]

Angel Cookies

Angel Cookies

There are two reasons I never liked making sugar cookies.  I never found a recipe I liked and they turned out hard and tasteless. The recipe called for chilling the dough 2-3 hours; no total instant gratification there. Then I found this recipe somewhere on […]

PB & Banana Cupcakes

PB & Banana Cupcakes

I’d describe these cupcakes as “Moist & Light Buttermilk Banana Cupcakes with Fluffy Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese Frosting Topped to Perfection with Crushed Butterfinger® Candy.”  Candy Crush Peanut Butter & Banana Cupcakes, A.K.A. “The Elvis Special” The King used to smear some peanut butter onto […]

Steel Your Heart Away Eggrolls

Steel Your Heart Away Eggrolls

This was my alltime favorite contest to enter, to qualify and to win – Bob’s Red Mill. You may recognize Bob Moore from the label. The people were great, they treated us all very well, and the prize was SWEET! A trip for two to Scotland!   […]

Voted Most Popular

Voted Most Popular

Pinched almost 5,000 times on the Just A Pinch recipe site and shared thousands of times on Pinterest, this easy to make recipe has been voted most popular.  In 2010 I was in a Kraft contest along with thousands of other home cooks and was going to whip […]