Kasey here, my kids and I made this mouth watering Mississippi Mud Cake today for my husband for Father’s Day. It’s completely from scratch, but so easy to make. In fact, my 7 and 10 year old could almost make it by themselves, with a little help from mom of course. It’s a perfect last minute dessert for your favorite chocolate lover. We decided to eat a little piece tonight since my hubby came in from working in the yard and saw what we were cooking. I think it was the first time my kids had ever had Mississippi Mud Cake before, they said it was the best cake ever and that the frosting tasted like fudge! [Read more...]
- First, I prep the candy I am going to put on top of the popcorn. I picked the blue M&M’s out of a couple bags of M&M’s and let the kids eat them while I crushed oreo cookies with a rolling pin in a gallon bag. I added candy corn as well.
- Then, I popped popcorn. I use an air pop popcorn popper. If you don’t have an air popper you can pop popcorn in a paper bag in your microwave. It’s so easy and works great (how to here). Just be sure you pick out the kernels that didn’t pop either way. (I have heard of using regular microwave popcorn, but I’ve never tried it. I don’t know if the oils would cause an issue with the almond bark.
- I think a pound of almond bark will cover about 15 quarts of popped popcorn. While it’s melting I cover a counter or my table with wax paper.
- Once it’s melted I spoon it onto the popcorn and stir from the bottom up, adding more as I go. Once the popcorn is covered spread it out on the wax paper. Working quickly sprinkle the candy over the top and let the it sit until the it’s no longer tacky. It doesn’t take long, approx 20 minutes.
- This is where my pictures stops, but this is really important. Melt some candy melts in a bag in the microwave, 15 seconds at a time on 50% power. Once it’s melted drizzle the candy melts over the top. It’s the glue that holds it all together. Let that sit up, break it up and turn it over and sprinkle with more candy and drizzle with candy melts again.
10 Busy Night Dinner Ideas
It’s fr-fr-freezing outside, which means your family will be craving some nice warm comfort food for dinner! Put a few ingredients in the crockpot now and spend dinnertime snuggled on the couch watching a movie with the kids Make dinnertime easy on yourself by getting your slow cooker ready this afternoon so you can relax later!
Here are 10 of our favorite busy-night slow cooker recipes:
Until recently I had never made White Chili with Chicken before! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make and how fast my family devoured it!! I adapted this recipe from a Gooseberry Patch recipe I found online. You could also prepare this White Chili with Chicken recipe in your Crock Pot, on low for 4-6 hours. Check out my Turkey Chili recipe for a different twist on this recipe!
Kasey here, although we follow a clean eating lifestyle we do have a cheat meal or two at least once or twice a week. My kids absolutely LOVE meatloaf, it’s one of their favorite meals. This is my mom’s best meatloaf recipe that I thought I’d share with you. My favorite part is the yummy ketchup/brown sugar/vinegar topping. I often make two at a time and put one in the freezer for later. I serve with mashed potatoes and broccoli for a delicious home cooked supper.
- 1 lb ground chuck or ground round
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 cup oatmeal (instant or old fashioned is fine)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients except for ground chuck or ground round together well.
- Add meat; shape into a loaf and place in a greased pan.
- To make the topping mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar then pour over loaf.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.
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My family loves all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to try out, I thought pumpkin and oatmeal would make the perfect combination. You could even make pumpkin oatmeal in a slow cooker and wake up to yummy homemade goodness in the morning. I decided to make it this morning, so I’ll have to try using my slow cooker next time. [Read more...]
banana nut muffins recipe
Banana Nut Muffins Recipe (w/ Streuselly Topping & Chocolate Chips!)
Jamie here, I grew up with a very frugal mom, and although I learned too much solid gold advice to ever put down in writing - one of those little tips that stuck with me was this:
:: Always ALWAYS buy the cheap bags of bananas that are going ripe.