Digging through my gram’s recipe tin today, I discovered a really cool recipe called the Fruit Wonder. It’s a three-way banana batter that you can use to make a coffee cake, loaf, or muffins. I threw together a batch of the muffins, which cooked light and golden brown. They were packed with flavor and delicious warm right out of the over and smothered in butter. Since there is a star next to the recipe, I’m thinking this was a good one. Next weekend, it’s on to the coffee cake! It’s a great way to use up all those really ripe bananas. Read more
It’s that time of year! Gardens are overflowing with delicious fruits and vegetables. One that has a tendency to overflow more than others: zucchini. This little plant can turn into a beast overnight, yielding a high volume of squash. If you’ve found yourself buried in green gold, consider making a batch of Crock Pot Cream of Zucchini Soup. Make it on a day that is rainy or overcast. We have plenty of those during the summer months! Read more
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I am a pumpkin addict. I cannot wait for the holidays or fall weather to roll around to get my fix. I’m eating this squash (yes it is) twelve months of the year! These Pumpkin Spice Muffins with a simple glaze are full of pumpkin flavor and a hint of spice which fill my addiction. Pumpkin Spice Muffins are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. They’re not too sweet and are rather low in fat. Read more
Get creative with your crock pot this summer! These colorfully sweet summer fruit skewers have always been a backyard barbecue favorite. Dunk and drizzle them in a rich chocolate fondue made in a crock pot for convenience. Read more
Although women are the primary consumers, men have been drinking cocktails for decades. If the drink makes the man, then cocktails make a man very sexy, suave, and adventurous! If you’re on the fence about putting down the beer, PUT DOWN THE BEER! Expand your horizons. And indulge on your day.
Here are five very manly cocktails for Father’s Day: Read more
According to About.com, legend has it that chocolate lava cake was the result of a major culinary disaster. If that’s the case, I’m so happy someone goofed in the kitchen! And that it wasn’t me for once! I’ve had some epic disasters of my own recently–none creating something better than what was originally intended. I even ruined a simple box of Hamburger Helper! The horror!
I can assure you that this recipe for Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes is one that never fails. It’s my go-to when we are craving something sweet on a busy day. It’s also a crowd pleaser when several batches are made and served as dessert. Or the main event! There are a million recipes out there for chocolate lava cakes. This one is a little different because they are made mini-sized in a cupcake pan. They’re also a little less “wet” (runny?) than those traditionally made in individual ramekins or custard cups. But they’re every bit as delicious. Read more
Okay. So you can’t pack a crock pot in your picnic basket. That doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some heavenly perfect-for-the-outdoors eats before heading out for a special feast. Outdoor dining doesn’t mean you have to settle for drab dishes! Here are 10 highly recommended recipes for the perfect crock pot picnic lunch. Several are from my Gram’s Recipe Tin: Read more
I’m excited to share with you a meal that I have been preparing for years and one that came directly from my grandmother’s recipe tin–Easy Beef Stroganoff! Fit for a family, this recipe is easy to prepare and extremely versatile. It can be served on egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or your favorite pasta. You’ll find the recipe at the end of this post. Read more