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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream #Choctoberfest

Imperial Sugar provided me with sugar for recipe development in conjunction with #choctoberfest. All opinions are my own.

Perfect single sized chocolate cakes drizzled with a chocolaty glaze and topped with peanut butter whipped cream.  They are a little indulgent and perfect for a party!


     Sometimes you just have one of those days when you need a whole cake. Like to yourself. The whole dang thing! No? Just me? Forget I said anything!

      Starting over. There is something extra fun about mini desserts and extra big desserts. Can we agree on that at least? Whew!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Skillet Monster Cookie (Spiderwebs Optional!) #Choctoberfest

One of our all time favorite cookies, a monster cookie is taken to epic proportions and baked in a skillet. With crisp edges and a chewy center ever piece has the best of both worlds. Rich fudge frosting and a cute spider web take it to the next level!


     Something spooky is coming to town. Mwah-ha-ha! Well that is if you consider peanut butter, oatmeal, candy and fudge frosting spooky.  I personally find each and every one of those things to be wonderful. In fact that lists a lot of my most favorite things.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 #Choctoberfest with a #Giveaway

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Wooooooo-hooooooo! It is the official start of #Choctoberfest. This is the third annual food blogger celebration of all things chocolate, made possible thanks to our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar and the other sponsors listed below.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Crocktober Linkup #Celebrate365

As the busy fall season gets into full swing and we want comfort food at it's finest, it's time to break out the slow cookers and instant pots. Here's a chance to share your favorites and be inspired!


     This time of year is always extra busy for us.  We are in the middle of birthday season, there is holiday after holiday and I can't help but to throw in an extra party here and there. It seems to happen every year.  Couple the busy days with cooler weather and a hankering for comfort food and it is the perfect time to pull out the slow cooker.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 40

We have this week's menu planned for you! With 6 family friendly dinner recipes and a fun (and spooky) dessert, the deciding is done!


     Another week, another menu!  Deciding what to make is always the hardest part for me, so it is nice to have some of the work done.  Now that fall seems to have rolled into town and will likely be staying this time, heartier more comforting meals are just the ticket.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Maw-Maw's Lamb Curry

This simple curry was created by my Maw-Maw and is full of memories for my mom. I think you will agree that it is a hearty and flavorful meal!



    I knew as I was going back through and updating some posts that this lamb curry needed to be one that got a little attention.  When I first started this project, this was one of the recipes that my mom was adamant we got from my Maw-Maw.  It was something she remembered enjoying frequently during her childhood.  Now we get to enjoy it too.  The first time I published the recipe, it was right around Valentine's Day, so that is the explanation for the pink sweets comments.  Not that pink sweets need an excuse!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Chili Cheese Spritz Crackers

These crackers are cute as can be and packed fulled of cheddar, chili and just a bit of kick.


      Chili season is upon us! That means there's a pot on the stove and a game on the TV almost every weekend. The back door is open, come on over!

       Most of the time I make a venison chili with a mix of lots of beans and whatever else strikes my fancy. No two pots are the exact same, but they are similar and my husband's favorite.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dori's Beer Bread

Homemade beer bread is so easy to make and a perfect accompaniment to stew, soup, chili and more.  It is also perfect on it's own with just a schmear of butter!



   This is one of the original recipes that was sent it when I put out that initial call for recipes from family and friends way back when.  Who would have guessed that a quick email like that would have resulted in a blog that is still going strong almost three years later?!  It has been a wild ride to say the least.  A lot of those early recipes that are the real reason why this blog is here are in need of some updating.  I hope to work my way back through them as time allows.  When I made the apple pumpkin chili, I knew this beer bread with a hard cider twist would be a perfect side and I was right!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 39

We have dinner planned for you this week! With 6 family friendly recipes and a fun dessert treat!



      Whew! We survived #AppleWeek and #PumpkinWeek.  Now I need a good month or two to catch up on making all of the fun recipes I collected along the way.  Which ones were your favorite? Did you see anything you just have to make?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Sourdough Muffins #PumpkinWeek

There is a ton of fall flavor packed into the muffins. Apples, pumpkin and cranberries join forces with sourdough to bring you surprisingly healthy but still deliciously tender muffins.



     Fall is finally here and I couldn't be happier. I've always liked fall but I've been looking forward to it this year more than most. I'm ready for it all!

     Of course one of the things I'm looking most forward to is baking! Cooler weather makes it feel so cozy to have something in the oven and the smells of fall baking are the best.