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Recipes which also include a Large Group Recipe version are marked “Includes Crowd Version”

Easy Make Ahead Meal Helpers – Master Recipes

Shredded Chicken (Crowd Version)

Pulled Pork (Includes Crowd Version)

Recipes using your Easy Make Ahead Meal Helpers


Macadamia Nut Banana Bread

Side Dishes

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple (Includes Crowd Version)

Cool & Creamy Macaroni Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Fruit Salad with a Lime Ginger Dressing (Includes Crowd Version)

Lazy Days Potato Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Heavenly Retro Ambrosia Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Ono Hawaiian Potato Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Mexican Street Corn Casserole (Includes Crowd Version)

Best Ever Baked Beans (Includes Crowd Version)


Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Hawaiian Wedding Cake (Includes Crowd Version)

Hawaiian Pineapple Cheesecake Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Oh Yeah Momma Freezer Pie (Includes Crowd Version)

Passion Fruit Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs (Includes Crowd Version)

Best Texas Sheet Cake (Includes Crowd Version)

Fruit Pizza (Includes Crowd Version)

Sweet ‘N’ Salty No Bake Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Red Hot Apple Roses (Includes Crowd Version)

Wicked Good Halloween Bark (Includes Crowd Version)

Here’s What I’m Cooking Now

Join me as I share with you fun and fabulous recipes!

French Apple Custard Pie with Creme Anglaise Sauce

This French Apple Custard Pie is the perfect holiday dessert! This golden, flaky pie crust is sweet and delicious with crunchy bits of sanding sugar. The tart apples are held together in a velvety-smooth custard filling with a creamy, rich sauce that really takes your pie over the top. Only YOU will know how EASY it comes together. Your family and friends will love it!

Cheesy Chicken Melts

Grab some cooked shredded chicken and whip up these deliciously easy and cheesy chicken melts in minutes. A Worcestershire and butter bath add even more extra flavor to these tasty sandwiches.

Shredded Poached Chicken

Want to simplify your dinner plans this week? It’s easy! Just make up a big batch of shredded poached chicken and you’re ready for some wonderful easy meals.

Creamy Hash Brown Potato Casserole

In this super easy make ahead dish, the potatoes soak up all the buttery, creamy goodness. And, WOW! Welcome to your new favorite comfort food.

Beach Baby Pudding Cups

These Beach Baby Coconut Pudding Cups are everything that's great about the islands! Kids LOVE ‘EM. You will too since they are so easy to make.

Hawaiian Pineapple Cheesecake Bars

Even people who don’t like pineapple or coconut take a bite and say “WOW!” Treat yourself to a mini trip to Hawaii with these luscious Hawaiian Pineapple Cheesecake Bars.

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I'm so glad you dropped by.  I'm Betsy.  Here you'll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes - everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.

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