3 Ingredient No-Bake Cookies & Cream Truffle Recipe

Nothing says Pines & Quill like Niall MacCullough’s gourmet cooking, wine pairings, (and a murder or two)…

This delicious no-bake dessert is from page 135 of Impervious: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book 3. With only three ingredients, Cookies & Cream Truffles are easy to make:


This dessert is so easy. It only has three ingredients:
36 Oreo cookies
8 oz. softened cream cheese
12 oz. melted white chocolate

Crush the cookies and reserve two tablespoons of the mixture for sprinkling on top of the truffles.

Stir the crumbs and cream cheese together and chill it for about an hour.

Roll the mixture into golf ball-size portions and then dip them in the melted white chocolate

Place them on a platter lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle the reserved cookie crumbs on top before the chocolate hardens. Enjoy!

Impervious makes a wonderful holiday gift
and is available for preorder from your favorite online bookstore.

Many of you know that my husband, Len Buchanan, is the real-life inspiration for Niall MacCullough in the Sean McPherson novels.

Happy Holidays from our house to yours!

To learn more about the Sean McPherson novels, please visit my author website at lauriebuchanan.com.

Quiche Me Quick!

Len…I said QUICHE me quick!

At Under Southern Skies, my friend Sandi periodically writes about The Chicken Ladies. As the keeper of several beautiful laying hens, she shares her bounty of fresh eggs with kith and kin, but every now and then ends up with more eggs than she can use in one fell swoop. With that in mind, I recently shared my mom’s Crustless Quiche recipe with her, and thought you might enjoy it as well:

– Bake these in advance and freeze; they thaw out beautifully.
– Fantastic for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
– Perfect for gatherings: baby showers, bridge, bunco, or pot luck functions.

Crustless Quiche with Spinach

1/2 cup flour
10 eggs – beat until lemon colored
10oz. carton of cottage cheese (or a bit more if you can’t find that size)
16 oz. package of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup melted butter

Optional—to make it more of a garden quiche, we often add spinach, green onion, green chilies, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or garlic. Some people add a bit of bacon, ham, or crab.

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into two large round glass pie or quiche pans that have been treated with a non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350-degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour — keep checking for “doneness” with a knife during the last 15 minutes. When it comes out clean, they’re done. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving—enjoy!

Who was the last person you quiched?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan

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Shaken, Not Stirred – The Art of a Great Party

Saturday night was a beautiful evening for the Tinkler’s barn party in Woodstock, Illinois—and what a party it was!

Appearing seamless to the casual observer, there’s lots of pre-planning, elbow grease, and behind-the-scenes work that goes into this annual event. I don’t know their full recipe for success, but some of the ingredients include: 

Start with a fun loving host family

Mix in their century-old barn

Whisk in a hearty portion of guests—adults and children alike

Liberally add tables laden with delicious food

Sprinkle with tents for people who’ve travelled far

Add a generous dollop of cheerful flowers

Gently fold in good friends

Baste with plenty of arm-waving, booty-shaking, get-down music

Shake, don’t stir.

If you follow this recipe, you’re sure to have one heckofa good time!

What was the last party you went to? 

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
                — Laurie Buchanan

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