Dessert, Uncategorized

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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There’s a bakery here in town that makes some AMAZING flourless chocolate cake. They’re a bit expensive, but they do not believe in small portions. You can get 2 or 3 desserts from one piece of cake. My friend Jennifer got me hooked on this cake. It’s one of those desserts you drown your sorrow into.

This cake is pretty close to the cake at the bakery…it’s just a little different. It was more moist than the cake at the bakery- which I’m assuming this is because it just came out of the oven. It’s really SO good. It’s a recipe that I do plan on keeping. I really loved this. It’s good to have some gluten free foods sometimes.

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

4 oz semisweet chocolate

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a 8 inch round cake pan. Line with parchment paper and  add cocoa powder to prevent sticking. In a large microwave safe bowl add butter and semisweet chocolate. microwave in intervals to prevent burning. Each time stir. Stir in cocoa powder until combined. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into the pan. Bake until the cake begins to pull away from sides and a toothpick is slightly wet when inserted. This should be about 40 minutes. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and put powdered sugar on. Store in fridge.

 

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Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: Le Sueur

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Those of you who have followed my blog know I like to review products too. I began doing this because there are so many products out there. I grew up in a home with a mother who brand shopped. This is actually one of the brands she’d buy. She never bought any peas besides these, ever. I do buy other brands, but this is my go to brand. I can’t explain what the difference is, but I contribute it to the “very young small” sweet peas. I really don’t insist on only buying this brand, but I do think that their peas are much superior to most other brands, therefore I do tend to buy this brand over much of the others. Who here has tried this brand? What have been y9our thoughts?

 

Pork, Uncategorized

Grilled Cheese updated

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Every once in a while I decide I need a grilled cheese. However, I wanted something more than a piece of cheese on a piece of bread. Earlier in the day I had seen something on Pinterest with someone using brisket. My mother in law had made some pork the night before. I thought that we could give it a try with the pork she had made. We put just a little bit of bbq sauce in it (My mother in law’s idea! Good thinking!!). We loved it. It was so good. It’s super simple to make too. It’s filling.

Bread

BBQ Pork

Monterey Cheese

Butter

Spread butter on both slices of bread. Put one slice of bread down in a pan. Add a piece of cheese, then pork, then another piece of cheese and put the bread butter side out on top.  When cheese on the bottom is melted and the bread is browned gently flip over and grill until all the cheese is melted and the bread is grilled.

Chicken, Uncategorized

Chicken and Stuffing Bake

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This recipe is very similar to my Mamaw’s Chicken Casserole recipe. I really thought it was rather good.  We ended up making some Brussel sprouts, carrots, and lima beans with it too. It was really good. I’ve been trying to branch out and make more fresh veggies and make more veggies than just one. It’s really been fantastic. I’m really happy with the idea of getting these boys veggie lovin’ on.

 

1 box of stove top stuffing

1 can of cream of chicken soup

2 pieces of chicken

salt and pepper

1 cup milk

1 cup of chicken broth

Mix soup and milk set aside. Cut up chicken and put in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Salt and pepper over chicken. Pour soup mix over the chicken. Put stuffing over the top. Pour chicken broth as even as possible over stuffing. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool for at least 10 minutes.

Breakfast, Uncategorized

Easy Breakfasts…

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I really struggle with food in general. Most of the time I don’t want to eat breakfast at all. I’m not a huge fan. My son thinks that he’s required to basically eat all the time. I don’t know how or why he feels this way, but I have to watch out for him. He has very little self control. Usually we just do a light breakfast, or no breakfast, because he can’t wait until breakfast, so he eats before we wake up. Every once in a while, I really enjoy to give Cooper a great meal. This is simple, but it’s definitely a meal that makes him happy.
Croissant

Sausage

Egg

cheese of preference (provolone and Monterey jack are our favorites)

Cook sausage until done. Scramble egg until done. Take a damp paper towel and cover the cut in half croissant (like a sandwich). Layer the sandwich with the sausage, cheese, and egg. Enjoy!

Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: Street Kitchen Kit

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I’ve tried several of these kits. I really like them. Having these saves me some steps. However, there are downfalls. First I hate the pickling stuff for the onions. i never use it. it trash it. I like the taste of the marinade and sauce mix. The only thing is I don’t marinade it as long as the directions say. Usually I marinade half the time. I also don’t use all the sauce mix. It’s a little too much flavor for our plain Jane family. We also add water because it dulls the flavor a little bit. We need it! Now on the plus side this is such a time saver. I don’t have to find seasonings, or other ingredients to be able to get it done. It tastes so good on tortillas. I think it does serve more than 4 people though, there’s so much sauce!!

Have you tried it? How’d you like it?

Dessert, Uncategorized

Ice Cream Dessert

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My aunt made this for Thanksgiving years and years ago. I NEVER like desserts. It’s pretty rare that I find one I like and when I do find one I like, I tend to be able to tolerate a few bites and then I’m done. It’s rare I find something and clean my plate. This is one of those things that I could lick my plate. I begged my aunt for this recipe. I told her instead of cake for my birthday, then make this for me. I got the recipe that year for my birthday. I don’t make it a whole, whole lot, but I try to make it every once in a while. It’s so yum.

16 Ice Cream Sandwiches

Caramel Ice Cream Topping

Toffee Bits

Chocolate Syrup

Cool Whip

Place 8 sandwiches  in the bottom of a dish. Spread a layer of caramel on top. Sprinkle toffee bits. Drizzle chocolate syrup over top of the toffee. Then spread cool whip over mix. Layer another layer of 8 sandwiches over the top. Layer again the caramel, toffee, chocolate syrup, and cool whip again. Freeze for a few hours before cutting.