Melissa Hartman

Italian Lasagna Soup

This week has been cold and windy practically every day. I’m from Canada so you think I’d be used to the cold, but after living here for so long that kind of wears off. Now I’m just cold all the time and we’ve got the heat cranked up most nights. So what do you do Click here to continue reading…

Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup white sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs ¼ cup caramel ice cream topping 12 pecan halves ⅔ cup chopped pecans Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Click here to continue reading…

Quick No Fail Pizza Dough

Ingredients: 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast 1 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) ½ teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour Directions: In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir the salt and oil Click here to continue reading…

Cheddar Cheese Quick Bread

Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup white sugar 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 egg, beaten ¾ cup milk ⅓ cup vegetable oil Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix Click here to continue reading…

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones

Ingredients: Waffle cones Fresh strawberries Cool whip 8 oz. For the crumbs: Crushed golden Oreos Butter Strawberry jello 3 oz. For the filling: 16 ounces cream cheese (softened) ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cool whip 8 oz For the glaze: 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 3-5 tablespoons heavy Click here to continue reading…

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup sugar 1 stick butter, softened 3 large eggs 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1⁄4 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Click here to continue reading…

Natural Cures for Insect Bites

Heal Insect Bites Naturally Adults and kids alike get irritated (literally and figuratively) by insect bites. There are many over-the-counter cures to stop the itch and burn at the irritation site on the skin. However, many products that heal insect bites contain chemicals or other ingredients that some choose to avoid for health reasons or Click here to continue reading…

5 Causes of Chronic Feminine Dryness

Although it affects many women, vaginal dryness is a taboo subject. You can find out why you don’t have to be ashamed, what the causes are and what you can do about it, at 12onions.com Vaginal dryness manifests itself differently in every woman: It can burn or itch, but stabbing pain or pulling in the Click here to continue reading…