Category Archives: deserts

Bananna Chocolate Chip heaven

I read this wonderful recipe about a year ago on Baby Loving Mama. It’s a recipe for Banana chocolate chip muffins….Yumm! I make these often. Sometimes I change the recipe up a bit (Greek yogurt and a mixture of milk chocolate and peanut butter chip is my favorite way to make them), but these are …

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This week in FAIL and backwards dinner

Have you ever tried a new recipe and had it go…well just not quite right? Yeah, me too. I’ve been working on a potato casserole recipe. I’ve been experimenting with the Philly cooking cream. I think it is a great base for making sauces.It’s creamy and easy to melt cheese into. Anyhoooo….back to my potato …

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Recipe saving substitutions

Have you ever been caught short one ingredient in a recipe? I know I have.  Usually that means an emergency trip to the store, but it does not have to.  Here are a few common ingredients and their quick substitutes. One substitution per recipe please…otherwise things might not work. 1 cup of Cake Flour = …

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb everywhere….

I read a number of cooking blogs, I’m sure you’re not surprised to read that. This week I read two different posts about Rhubarb. Which seemed odd or fortuitous or something. Maybe I was meant to learn more about this oddly named plant. First, I had to figure out what exactly a rhubarb is. Shocking? …

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A grocery trip, turkey chili, a pound cake and a boozy cocktail

I’m a coupon shopper. Have I said that before? I shop frugally. I went to Kroger today. I bought 80 items, including milk, kale, leeks, bread(x2), cheese, tomatoes, frozen veggies, chips and much more. I spent $87.67 (including $4 for cake flour), I saved $115.54. I use coupons, but I also shop weekly sales which …

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The things I find on the inter-webs.

It’s funny, the blogs I find on the inter-webs. Last night I found this great looking pound cake recipe on Lenore Diane’s Thoughts exactly. It looks like a great recipe, I’m going to try it tomorrow. One problem, no cake flour. I can buy cake flour, but if I can “fix” my flour to use …

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Ummmm….

I’m not confused or anything. I want to tell you about an easy (monkey bread) type bread that we call ummmm. It’s called ummmm mostly because I could not think of a name and my teen called it ummmm. It’s not from scratch, and it’s not very healthy. It sure tastes good though. The idea …

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Slow Cooker pork roast and mashed sweet potatoes

I love my slow cooker. Make that slow cookers (plural) I have 4. We’re having slow cooked pork roast and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight. I used a dash of white wine and chicken broth. 1 package of frozen shredded carrots, 1/2 package of diced onions, green peppers and celery, 1 TBSP of garlic salt …

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A post about my slow cooker

I adore my slow cookers (I did not say Crock Pot, because I own two different brands). Slow cookers are great kitchen tools. I would say,  no matter the size of your family, you SHOULD own at least 1 slow cooker. Slow cookers are good for so many types of recipes.  I use mine for …

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Carrot cake pops, chicks and homemade chex mix

We’ve had a nice Easter weekend. Today we kept it pretty low key, but it was very nice. I made carrot cake (very Easter-y) cake pops on Friday. Click here to see my previous cake pops post and The Little Hen House  is where I got the recipe idea I used. Carrot Cake Pops, they were …

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