Sweets & Treats

Christmas Cracker Candy

(aka Christmas Crack) Crunchy, chocolate, brown sugar toffee & caramel topped crackers. Quick & Easy to make for gifts or yourself. haphazardhomemaker.com #christmascrack #crackercandy

Quick & Easy Meals · Sweets & Treats

Easy Pumpkin Bread from a Cake Mix

I just love the fall season! The cooler temperatures, the colorful trees and the fall flavors. Especially pumpkin! I have always loved pumpkin pie, but something happened to my taste buds this year. Pumpkin recipes have officially reached the top of my list of my all time favorite things to bake . . . to… Continue reading Easy Pumpkin Bread from a Cake Mix

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


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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