Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mocha Crazy Cake

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While I was checking out Facebook a while back I found this recipe over at Sweet Little Bluebird blog for Chocolate Crazy Cake and adapted it slightly for a Mocha Cake.

What is Crazy Cake you ask?  It's a cake that was developed during the depression when some food items were scarce; like eggs, milk, and butter.  

This is a cake that is made without any eggs, milk, or butter.  This cake is dairy free; which is perfect for those of you with egg or dairy allergies.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


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Here comes all the wonderful pumpkin recipes!

I know not everyone is a pumpkin fan and I'm sorry that you have to endure (lol, not really) but I'll be posting plenty of apple recipes this Fall too.

I created two new pumpkin cookie recipes to date and I love them both just the same. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pan Grilled Pork Chops and Healthy Solutions Spice Blends

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Many of you know I don't do reviews very often because I like cook as much from scratch as I can.

So when Healthy Solutions Spice Blends asked me to do a review of their product I was completely on board to try these delicious sounding spice blends with my everyday cooking.

Healthy Solutions offers a line of 16 different spice blends made for busy families that prefer homemade meals over fast food.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Italian Beef Dip Sandwiches

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I know I've said it a million times but I LOVE pot roast!  There I said it again :)

I think it's because of how versatile this cut of meat is and all the delicious ways I can cook it that makes me love it so much.

Besides actual "Pot Roast" with potatoes and carrots, etc.  I love to make it into shredded beef such as Authentic Shredded Mexican Beef or Chili Colorado Burritos but my new favorite is Italian Shredded beef ~ Oh Yum!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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With getting back into the swing of blogging after several months off, I'm happy to say that I get to start up at one of my favorite times of year.

I love Fall because of the crisp cold mornings and evenings and all the pumpkin and apple recipes I get to test and create as well as all the slow cooker recipes I'll be making this year too.

So along the Fall baking line, I've been trying new pumpkin recipes this week.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ham & Swiss Sliders

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I have been wanting to make these delicious Ham & Swiss Sliders for a while now.

I have three adults at home most days for lunch and we get tired of the same old sandwiches or salads and I love to test new recipes on my hubby and son.  Lucky for me they both also like ham & cheese :)

These were a huge hit and I'll definitely be making them again for a crowd.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apple Crostata

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I have been wanting to make a crostata for some time now and also to perfect my pie dough.

I have always made pretty good pie dough and have used several different recipes such as my No Fail Pie Crust or one my friend Kathy gave me that used vinegar and an egg that always was a hit too.  But still and all not EVERY pie crust tastes the same when I make them and it can be very frustrating; so yesterday I did a little experiment with some pie dough.

I used my mini Cuisinart (that I bought at Costco) and made three separate batches of pie dough. One with all butter and some sugar that I saw Ina make, one with all butter flavored Crisco and half the amount of sugar, and the last one with butter flavored Crisco and no sugar added.