Tuesday, August 7, 2018

http://h5.sml360.com/-/3uzk2       Probiotic gummy vitamin!! 

they taste great and they are so good for your digestive tract, I don't know about the rest of you but I sure could use some of these for my gut, all that processed food out there is not good for our tummies and these are super easy to take and very affordable, 

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

                      Granny Dump Cake 

Ingredients:
(cake)
1. 2 Cups Flour
2. 1 cup Sugar
3. 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
4. 1 teaspoon salt
5. 1 teaspoon baking soda 
6. 2 eggs 
7. 16oz (1 can) Crushed Pineapple 
(topping)
1. 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 
2. 1 cup nuts (your choice)
(Frosting)
1. 1/2 Cup Butter 
2. 1 Cup sugar
3. 1 Cup Evaporated Milk 
4. 2 teaspoons Vanilla 

Directions: 
1)Mix 1st 7 ingredients in a large bowl and pout into a buttered 9 ⨉ 13 pan. 2) Mix next 2 ingredients (sugar and nuts) and sprinkle over the unbaked cake batter. 3) Mix next 4 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil until slightly thicken, pour over the BAKED cake while still hot. 




My 10 year old son helping :) 










Monday, July 9, 2018

Pecan Pie Muffins

Ingredients 
2 cups pecan pieces
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs 
1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter

Directions
 (preheat) BAKE 350℉ 20-25 minutes

Melt 2 sticks (1cup) butter in medium size bowl, after you melt the butter add the 4 eggs to the melted butter and whisk until smooth. In separate large bowl add the flour, pecan pieces, and dark brown sugar and mix together, add the butter mixture to the flour mixture, mix well. line muffin cups with foil cupcake liners. pour about 3/4 full.  makes about 18 medium size muffins





Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Chocolate Cake & German Chocolate Frosting


Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups all purpose flour
2 Sticks Butter
1/4 Cup baking Cocoa 
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup buttermilk or 1/2 Cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Greek yogurt) 
2 Eggs slightly beaten 
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
-Preheat oven 400℉
-Blend sugar and flour in large bowl 
-Combine 2 sticks butter, baking cocoa, and water in a large saucepan, bring quickly to a boil 
-pour the saucepan mixture over the flour mixture and mix well. 
-add Buttermilk or Greek yogurt ( I used 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt), eggs, Vanilla, baking soda and mix well. 
-Pour into 10⨉15 greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes. 

Notes for the Chocolate Cake 
I didn't use a 10⨉15 pan I used a 9⨉13 greased glass pan and 30 minutes was a little too long, I did get the edges and the bottom a little too well done so much sure to keep an eye on it especially if you are using a different pan.

German Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients: 
1 Cup evaporated milk 
1 cup Sugar
3 Eggs Yolks slightly mixed with whisk 
1/2 cup Butter or 1 Stick (real Butter) 
1 teaspoon Vanilla 
1 1/2 cups Coconut 
1 Cup chopped pecans

Directions: 
- in a metal mixing bowl add the coconut and pecans set aside
-Put Butter in a sauce pan and melt.
-add milk, sugar, vanilla, and whisked eggs yolks
-Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture starts to bubble cook about 9 minutes stirring constantly
-Pour the hot mixture into metal bowl with coconut and pecans, let cool before icing cake. 


Notes for German Chocolate Frosting: 
If you do not have evaporated milk like I didn't you can boil regular milk, take 2 1/4 cups regular milk whole or 2% it doesn't matter and boil it until it becomes 1 cup and use that. Add the egg into the mix with the butter first because I found that me just adding it all together at once the egg was extremely hard for me to mix in. 










Saturday, June 23, 2018

Goodie Cookies 


Recipe: 

Preheat oven: 350℉
Bake: 10-15 minutes


Ingredients 

1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 
1/2 cup cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1 cup cranberry 
1 cup coconut flakes 
1/2 cup crushed pecans 
1/2 cup Greek style yogurt flavored baking chips 

Directions 

In a separate bowl mix together Flour, Baking Soda, Salt and set aside. 

Cream together the Butter and both Sugars. -add egg 

Combine the flour mixture into the sugar mixture.

add the coconut, cranberry's, pecans, yogurt baking chips, and vanilla, mix all together. 

Scoop out about a tablespoon with fingers, round and place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. makes around 24 medium size cookies (may very depending on the size)

Notes
I used an electric hand mixer on medium to cream the butter and sugar, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugars on medium speed, then add the rest of the ingredients on medium speed until well mixed. 
For a softer more chewy cookie bake for around 10 minutes, for harder but still chewy cookie bake closer to the 15 minutes. *baking times may vary- just use your best judgement. They might not look quite done when taking them out of the oven, they will continue to harden as they sit. 



Monday, June 18, 2018

The Cheesecake Experience

homemade graham cracker crust and cheesecake



Ok so you can tell by the title this is me making my first cheesecake, it all started because I got some plain Philadelphia cream cheese about a week ago it was buy one get one free or something like that, plus I wanted some for my bagels which was buy one get one free, anyway I ended up with two big things of Philadelphia cream cheese, when you open them up there is a recipe on the back for cheesecake so I was like "ooooh I wanna try to make that, I've never made that before" didn't really want to make the cheesecake and the crust so couple days went by and we went back to the grocery store, and picked up one of those ready made crust, so another couple days go by and I get to craving something sweet and usually the sweet stuff I get I have to bake because in my head I won't want it that much since I have to prepare it and go through all that and it's not that easy with two kids, one that is 10 months old breast feeds and is a 100% spoiled mama's boy which is just fine with me just leaves me little to no time to do things "extra" anyways I decide to make this cheese cake, first I get one pack of the cream cheese out thinking that will be enough, I also have one open already in the fridge that only has a little gone, I am reading the directions and it says on there, needs 4 package 8 oz each. and at this time I have the baby at my feet and my husband walks in, I admittedly am like I need your help, I need you to run to the grocery store this paper says I need 4 packs total, and I already have the 2 packs in the bowl with the sugar needing to be mixed. while he's gone I get the baby situated with some puff snacks, he gets back with the extra packs and they are frozen!! like hard as a rock frozen! it says right on the pack DO NOT FREEZE!, We bicker back and forth for a minute on whether or not he should take them back, he thought that it was weird that they were frozen, he tried to look on the pack for something that says do not freeze but etc, etc, anyway I decided no never mind I will do what I can with this, so I put the 2 packs opened in the microwave on defrost, the baby is getting fussy wanting me to get him, husband is doing what he can to calm him and keep him occupied, I am at this point really aggravated and my back is hurting. So finally I get them defrosted and begin to mix everything up just like the package says. after I pour the cheesecake batter into the pre-made graham cracker crust I realize there is so much left over, so I read the directions again word for word and I did everything exactly the way it says so I am like ok I will make my own graham cracker crust and just do another cheese cake, that was aggravating all over, I had to crush up the graham crackers we had which thankfully we had because husband wanted them for his yogurt or else they wouldn't have been in the house. I don't have a round 9 in pan that it called for so I end up using a glass 8 in by 8 in pan  



I already put the ready made graham cracker crust and cheesecake in the oven and turned on the oven timer for that. so I pour in the cheesecake batter and I still have more cheesecake left. I put the glass pan cheesecake in the oven and turn on a second timer on the microwave (all for 55 minutes) I don't have another pan so I decide to use a muffin pan, I make more of the graham cracker crust, each time I crush the graham crackers up and melt more butter, I put the graham cracker mixture into the little muffin cups and round them out, I make about 6 with the graham cracker crust until I just get tired of making the crust over and over and I still have cheesecake batter left, I make 6 with the crust and 3 without, I have some leftover pineapple from making a pineapple upside down cake that I plan on using as a topping and I have a can of cherries I plan on making as a topping too. Currently all the cheesecakes that was a pain in my side to make are in the fridge, can't even enjoy them until 4 hours after they have been refrigerated! Needless to say I probably won't be making cheesecake any time soon.

crushing the crust

cheesecake tarts 


The Recipe:
homemade graham cracker crust/ cheesecake with cherry pie topping


cheese cake tarts, added pineapple for topping 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

School's Out for the Summer! lets learn?

💁Guess what mama's? School is out for at least 2 months! does that make you nervous? 👀Or excited? Or both? That means more responsibility for working moms to try to find child care while they work, and for us stay at home moms that's added responsibility too, For one he ate breakfast and lunch at school during the week so now I have to do that, and of course if you have a kid like mine that is "bored" all the time, we have to have something for those little kiddos to do to get out of our hair am I right? lol ✊ I am excited to be spending the summer with my first born baby boy, now his little brother will have him during the day to play with, Having a 10 year old and a 10 month old it's like I am starting all over but I honestly love it. Also I don't know about you but when I was a kid I would forget sometimes what I had learned that year over the summer.

School gave my 10 year old who just graduated the 4th grade a book that he can work on during the summer. I love it. it has stickers in the back for moms to put for completed work, comes with an answer key in the back, (make sure they don't peek at that lol) Has detachable flash cards, has math, writing and reading, Also has the days marked like Day 1 Day 2 etc...I just think this was such a good idea and honestly don't think I would have thought about doing school work while on summer vacation but this is such a good idea to keep brushed up on what he has already learned to be prepared for the upcoming school year. Still can't believe he will be in the 5th grade, seems just like yesterday he was starting kindergarten.... (please ignore my foot in the photo, I know I need to do my toenails! lol) Here is the book:
Summer Bridge Activities learning book

You can find your own copy here:https://www.walmart.com/ip/Summer-Bridge-Activities-2-3/21851217