Monday, December 28, 2015

Crock Pot Black Forest Dump Cake

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I am in the creative mood lately with my "smaller" crock pot's and have come up with another delicious creation.

Do you like dessert you don't have to tend to?

Monday, December 21, 2015

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

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Here is another one of those Tasty recipes I adapted to make a delicious and super easy dinner last night.

These are literally the easiest fajitas I've ever made, and so fast to throw together.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Eggnog Loaf

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Well, I guess you could say I'm on a egg(nog) roll, lol

I have an amazing recipe for Sherry Wine Cake and I figured that was a great place to start for an eggnog loaf cake.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pumpkin Fritters

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With all the delicious flavors of Fall going around (especially in my kitchen, lol) I decided to take my Apple Fritters and make them into a pumpkin fritter.

These were a hit in my house and I'm sure your family and friends will love them too.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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I felt like making bar cookies today and instead of the standard chocolate chip cookie bars I decided to make my base with peanut butter cookies.

And what better recipe to use than a tried and true amazing Chewy Peanut Butter base cookie recipe with a few added touches to make them over to top delicious.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

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This is the perfect breakfast for early morning risers or a lazy weekend meal.

I love my crock pot and have been recipe testing for a few weeks now and this one is a keeper.

This would be perfect for a brunch get together or even the upcoming holidays.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Blueberry Lemon Coconut Muffins

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There's just something about fresh warm muffins in the morning that makes you feel extra special.

I love a good homemade muffin and am usually on the lookout for new recipes.

The other day I had been looking for the Craisins at Costco when I came across dried blueberries and decided to give them a try.  I usually only use fresh blueberries for muffins.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Peanut Butter M&M Truffles

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I have decided to give candy making a try this year and when these peanut butter M&M balls came across my Facebook page from Tasty (who else, lol) I decided this was where I would start.

Is there a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter?  I think not!

Candy making in this form is way easier than you would think.  You don't need to bust out the candy thermometer and the flavor combinations are endless.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Apricot Dijon Pork Tenderloin

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I have been making this dish for several years and it has become a family favorite.

I have the same sauce posted on an earlier recipe for Apricot Glazed Pork Roast and have just adjusted the amounts for these pork tenderloins.

I find that tenderloin is the best cut of meat for this recipe and they always turn out perfectly.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

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My cousin Elena introduced me to Eggnog last year and I couldn't be happier, right now, that she did!

I had actually forgotten all about eggnog until a couple of weeks ago when I decided to buy a quart and try it again.

I also decided to try baking with it and using it to make some candy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fancy Coconut Layer Cake

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This Fancy Coconut Layer Cake is one of the most delicious cakes ever!

It is a super simple recipe and so flavorful you'll impress everyone who tries a slice.

I made this for myself (yes I said myself) for my birthday this year because I LOVE coconut and homemade is so much more delicious than store bought.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatballs

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There is this recipe all over Facebook lately for Mozzarella Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs from Tasty.  They look amazing and everyone I know has been trying them.

I decided to adapt the recipes slightly and make it on the stove top for a faster weeknight meal.

This can certainly still be made in the slow cooker just as easily as the stove top.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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To me there's nothing better than the smell of yeast bread rising and baking in the house.

Add to that yumminess the flavor of pumpkin and pecans and it smells absolutely heavenly when these babies are baking.

I have found that a good cinnamon roll is rather easy to make.  It just takes time and patience and a great stand mixer to do most of the work!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sweet & Sour Chicken

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I have been trying my hand at perfecting an assortment of Asian inspired dishes.

After trying several store bought sauces I decided it would be so much better to make some homemade ones.

Sweet and Sour sauce is one of the sauces I worked on for a while before mastering.

Well I've perfected it and boy is this one delicious!

This would pair perfectly with plain white rice, my Fried Rice or even my P.F. Chang's Copycat Garlic Noodles for a quick weeknight dinner.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Crock Pot Apple Spice Cake

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This is literally the easiest and most delicious dessert I've made in my crock pot yet.

I found this new page on Facebook called Tasty and they have some of the easiest recipes out there. This one is adapted from one of Tasty's recipes.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Apple Pie Spice

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One of my favorite things about Fall and Winter are all the wonderful smells of baking.

I love using homemade spice mixes in all my baking at this time of year.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

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I am always looking for new appetizers and snacks to serve during the football season and what better food than pizza?

I always seem to have a loaf or two of Bridgford's ready bake white bread loaves in my freezer just waiting to be made into something scrumptious.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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Here is the second of the delicious pumpkin muffins I have made lately and they are just as yummy as the first recipe.

The difference is that these have a streusel topping where as the others have a cinnamon sugar topping.

They are both perfect for breakfast on a cold Fall morning with a steaming cup of tea or coffee or an ice cold glass of milk.

Friday, October 16, 2015

P.F. Chang's Copycat Garlic Noodles

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We LOVE P.F. Chang's restaurant!  They have the best Kung Pao Chicken, Lettuce Wraps, Mongolian Beef, etc. as I'm sure you all know.  But have you tried their Garlic Noodles yet?

My daughter's best friend ordered them one night when we were there and we also ordered the regular Lo Mein that we always do.

So when dinner arrived I decided to TRY the garlic noodles knowing I wouldn't like them as much as the other ones.  Well let me tell you how wrong I was!  lol  I LOVED the garlic noodles and have been ordering them ever since.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

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So today I was on Pinterest , again, looking up recipes to use in my new "smaller" crock pot when I remembered that my awesome nail lady Anh said while she and her boyfriend were checking out my blog they noticed there weren't a whole lot of Asian inspired recipes.

Hi Anh!  This one's for you :)

So what better place than Pinterest to find a bunch of yummy recipes to try.

Back to the crock pots......

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

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I am all about Fall right now and all the yummy pumpkin recipes I can create and share.

I have been making quiet a few new yummies and I'm sharing them with you :)

I love a good pumpkin muffin in the morning and these are scrumptious.

I have 2 new recipes that are similar and depending on if you like cinnamon sugar or a streusel topping you can decide which ones to make.  I think they are both amazing.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pantry Granola

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Granola is one of those foods that has taken me several years to really come to love.

I used to think it was only for "Health nuts" lol but I actually really, really love it too and even though I'm not a health nut it is one of the healthier things I love to make and eat.

And I LOVE my Cranberry Nut Granola but am also always looking for new and exciting recipes to try for new flavors.

I also have a slight (wink, wink) addiction to cookbooks.

I have bought both of MOMables founder Laura Fuentes's cookbooks here on Amazon and can't wait to try all the recipes.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pumpkin Craisin Bagels

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**This recipe has been updated on October 8th, 2015**

With Fall in the air you know we're in for an avalanche of pumpkin recipes.

There's just something about pumpkin flavored foods that make it feel like it really is Fall, even if you live where it's still been in the 90's like me!

Beings as I'm a lover of pumpkin I too have been trying out new recipes for the last week or so and have several I'll be posting over the next few weeks.

If you love pumpkin and you love bagels, you'll definitely love these Pumpkin Craisin Bagels.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fall is in the air and that means PUMPKIN recipes coming your way by the zillions :)

I am so ready for the cool days and cold nights, sweaters, falling leaves, and all things Fall.

Fall is my favorite time of year. Especially all the pumpkin and apple recipes.

This year I made it my goal to make lots of new delicious recipes to bring to you.