Productive Leaders

Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy Ret.,
CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame


Buying a Fire Truck One Cookie at a Time

I recently joined an organization which provides philanthropic support to my local community. They hold two fundraisers per year to support very worthy community projects such as the Girl Scouts, the Little League, the Food Pantry, and the Fire Department.

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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

I love these cookies. Make sure you get seedless jam. Raspberry –Almond Thumbprint Shortbread (makes 7 dozen cookies) 2 cups (1 pound) butter 1 1/3 c sugar 1 tsp. almond extract 4 cups flour 1 cup seedless raspberry jam Cream butter, add sugar…

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Chocolate Kahlua Pie

Frozen Kahlua Chocolate Pie This is a different, light dessert. 1 graham cracker crust 1 small can evaporated milk ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds 12 oz Cool Whip 1/3 cup Kahlua Heat milk over low heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted…

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Mary’s Cranberry Sauce – 30 Days of Gratitude

Mary’s Cranberry Sauce/Relish One of my friends asked about a cranberry relish/sauce. I use this for everything – Emily’s Layered Cranberry Ring, and Cranberry Bread. Just dump it into a cranberry bread recipe or a mix. It is also great with turkey or ham as well…

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Emily’s Cranberry Ring

My friends Emily used to make this every Thanksgiving. It takes a bit of effort, with the thickening of the jello, but it is worth it. Emily passed away 4 years ago, and I remian profoundly thankful for her. Layered Cranberry Ring 1 package raspberry gelatin 1 cup hot…

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Mary’s Apple Cake – 30 Days of Gratitude

Mary’s Apple Cake Spray Pam in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1 cup oil ½ cup applesauce 2 cups sugar 3 eggs Cream together. Add: 3 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Stir in: 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts…

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