Sweets & Treats

Jam Diagonals

This recipe is super simple and so elegant looking! Sure to be one of my new favorite Quick & Easy Recipes.

In Dianes Kitchen

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I have been making these sliced cookies filled with jam and topped with lemon frosting for years. This recipe was given to me at my wedding shower many, many years ago. The guests were asked to write on a recipe card with their favorite recipe. This quickly became one of my favorites too. They look elegant, taste great and are easier than making a batch of cookies. Anyone new at baking, or if you have been baking for years, will love how they will turn out.

In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup butter, softened. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/8 tsp salt mixing until fluffy. Gradually stir in 1-1/4 cups flour until blended. Divide the dough into 3 pieces. On a lightly floured surface using your hands, roll each section of dough into a 9″ rope. On lightly greased cookie sheet place the three ropes so they…

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake with a Cake Mix

I'm sure you've heard the jokes about the "ring n' dash" mode of disposing of excess zucchini? Bag up a bunch of humongous zucchini, deliver to an unsuspecting neighbor's porch, ring the door bell and run...fast! I'm thankful we haven't had to resort to that. Our container garden has been doing well this year, without us… Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Cake with a Cake Mix