Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars via Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes

Oh boy, do I have a little bit of Heaven on earth in this recipe.  Chocolate chip cookie bars.  With a cake mix.  No kidding.  So very, very good and gooey and yummy and chocolatey.  The simplicity of this recipe is going to knock you over… its just a few ingredients that you might already have on hand!  Think of the possibilities… M&M’s, peanut butter chips, peanut butter and chocolate chips, butterscotch chips…. you’re welcome. {Read more}

Easy Carrot Cake

Easy Carrot Cake | Mini Van Dreams #easyrecipes #recipes #cake

It’s funny how certain foods or recipes bring back memories of a time or loved one.  That is how the easy carrot cake recipe below makes me feel.  It brings back memories of sitting at my mother-in-law’s counter while she iced the cake for Christmas Eve dinner – half icing and half glaze.  It reminds me of all the short cuts she shared (and told me she would kill me if I told) while she was cooking.  Pat’s carrot cake was a slice of deliciousness – especially if you scored the “half” piece with both types of topping.  Pure heaven.
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Easy Chocolate Pastries

Easy Chocolate Pastries | Mini Van Dreams

These easy chocolate pastries were a favorite of my brother’s when he was in high school.  While in French class, the students had to bring in a treat for the class to try that was French.  Jeff couldn’t come up with anything so he took crescent rolls, wrapped them around chocolate and dusted them with powdered sugar.  He called them Jeff’s French Pastries.  Whatever you call them, they are simply amazing!

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