Month: October 2014

Funfetti Birthday Cake with Warm Almond Cream Glaze

Funfetti Birthday Cake with Warm Almond Cream Glaze

Whew, we partied hard for Kade’s 12th birthday!! Three celebrations meant three cakes ((well, store-bought cupcakes once)). I really loved how yummy and simple this pretty funfetti cake was — thanks to using my pre made cake mix ((recipe HERE)).

Oozing Mummy Dog Family in the House!!

Oozing Mummy Dog Family in the House!!

Every year at this time we have a dinner tradition: “Oozing Mummy Dogs”. I have seen plenty of look-alikes floating around television, Pinterest and magazines, but I have never seen the “real dog”. The Oozing Mummy Dog, that is. Now, please don’t burst my bubble and […]

Spicy Oven Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Oven Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

Wow – this one surprised me. I mean, knew it would be good..I hoped it would be really good. But I never expected it to be this great! I can’t say enough about the impact cooking dried garbanzos has on the flavor of the hummus. If you haven’t tried using them yet, run ((fastly)) to the store, spend $1.19 on a pound of dried garbanzos and pick one of THESE Food for a Year hummus recipes to try. You will be pleasantly surprised ((and hooked)).

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More Estate Sale Yumminess

More Estate Sale Yumminess

I have a great love for old. Well, it sounds cooler to say I love vintage – vintage art, dishes, furniture and especially kitchen items. I came across a small estate sale in my neighborhood last weekend. Oh, it may have been small but it […]

Double Vanilla Whipped Cream Buttercream

Double Vanilla Whipped Cream Buttercream

One of my favorite kitchen activities is the making of buttercream. Over the years, I have to admit, I have become  quite good at it, to the delight of my kitchen testers!

Juicy & Tender Roasted Whole Chicken ((Slow-cooker Style))

Juicy & Tender Roasted Whole Chicken ((Slow-cooker Style))

This meal reminds me of home! Not because it was a common recipe in my home growing up, more because it tastes so very good…and the smell: mouth-watering! That savory wave of herby goodness fills every corner of the home when this chicken is doing its thing. This recipe is like cozy gray pants, a cold rainy day, a good book and rooms full of giggles all crammed into on pot. Really. You can never make it too much and it never disappoints.

So get your whole chicken ready and make this recipe – it’s time to go home.

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Meatball Sub Casserole ((you have to see it to believe it!))

Meatball Sub Casserole ((you have to see it to believe it!))

This meal was created for two reasons: I made this for Kade’s birthday and he asked me not to “cook”…  I needed a simple, quick meal that the birthday boy would LOVE

Make Your Own Cake Mix ((in bulk)) — for the Best ((and easiest)) Cake

Make Your Own Cake Mix ((in bulk)) — for the Best ((and easiest)) Cake

Simplicity is the name of the game! Oh, well there is one other game I play also – the “only eat what you can pronounce” game. Don’t know what I am taking about? Let me show you the list of ingredients in a Super Moist […]

Time Flies.

Time Flies.

I am on the eve of the anniversary of becoming a mother – oh and Kade is on the eve of turning TWELEVE! Twelve years ago this very night, I was falling asleep ((with the help of a strong sleep aid)) in the hospital in anticipation of being handed my very own warm bundle of heaven-scented squirmy love. The path to that night seems as though it was traveled a lifetime ago. But as his birthday approaches – strangely, my heart sinks and warms all at once. (more…)

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies (aka NomNoms)

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies (aka NomNoms)

These last few weeks have been all about the glorious pumpkin! The weather in Oklahoma has been teasing of Fall for weeks now – but inside my kitchen, Fall is in full swing. I have made the most yummy pumpkin enchiladas and streusel filled pumpkin […]

Weekend Randomness and a Yummy Leftover Recipe

Weekend Randomness and a Yummy Leftover Recipe

It is “that” time of year! Pumpkins are everywhere and the air is cooling! I took the herd to the grocery store a few days ago. For the record, that is something I try to avoid. Within 2 minutes, my cart was full:

Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

I have had Pumpkin Enchiladas on the brain and finally found some time to bring my dreams to life. I absolutely love oven roasted pumpkin, it is the perfect balance sweet and subtle char and the best part: the pumpkin gets soft but stays firm. There are so many things that can be done with oven roasted pumpkin & I have several more recipes floating around in my head – just waiting for the opportunity to be eaten! (more…)


 
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