"Shortcuts" & "Cheats"

Hosted by Sandy Griffith
Group active since Sat, Aug 27, 2011

This group is a place that you can share all your "Cheating Shortcuts" when it comes to whipping up something sweet and tasty or just plain delicious.

I get a lot of compliments on my cheating goodies or simple dishes without all the hassles....and a whole lot of laughs too! Like taking them to a church luncheon and confessing at church it is one of my cheating recipes....and do they ever laugh! But never do I ever bring anything home....plate is cleaned out!

When your dish is empty, that is a compliment!

Do you have a cheating recipe you want to share?

I sure would love for you to share them....Enjoy your stay!

Smiles,
Sandy

Sandy Griffith
Jan 4, 2014

Memo....from Me

Hi everyone.....well here we are in our 4th day of the new year....I hope each of you started your new year off good and are looking for all the blessings that this year will offer.....I just trust it will be a good year for each of you.

I also, hope you had a good Christmas and it was filled with much joy.

I want to welcome all new members and I hope you enjoy your stay. Please feel free to share your shortcuts, cheats, or tips any time.....cooking and baking can be fun even when simple made....so please share when you can.

I love each of you.....have a good year!
Smiles,
Sandy


Sandy Griffith
Dec 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I just want you each to know that I love you very much....Christmas Hugs from NC.

Smiles,
Sandy

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Carol Parkhurst
Dec 21, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY 2014 NEW YEAR TO ALL!!

Sandy Griffith
Dec 21, 2013

Shortcut Cookies

Today I will be making my "Shortcut Cookies" I love making these as it is a very easy recipe to make. My family just loves these cookies and they said they just have to have them....(I wonder if they do it to make me feel good....LOL)

Anyway this year I am frosting my sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting....I think they will be just great!

Remember this is a fun recipe to make with your children too as they can decorate them in so many ways....as for me I just use my red and green sugar crystals at Christmas.

By the way that is Lily and me making "Shortcut Cookies in the recipe pic.

All I can say is this....they may be simple....and they may be cheating....but they are so good!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Sandy

Shortcut Cookies

Melva Ramsey
Dec 17, 2013

Candy thermometers

Does anyone have a favorite/reliable candy thermometer? I just made my first batch of fudge. The thermometer registered softball. When I removed it from the heat, it was obviously beyond that. I "semi" saved it by adding a can of sweetened condensed milk but really need a reliable thermometer before I attempt more candy. I have never mastered the water method. Thanks much!

Lori Spaidal
Dec 14, 2013

Tweaking

I always tweak recipes. I do make it properly the first time and then do the tweaking. I don't do this all the time though, a lot of the time, the recipe is fine. My hubby teases me all the time about the tweaking business. Lol