Don’t Play With Your Food…

For years that's what we've heard, we've said, it's almost embedded into us.  But you know what?  It really takes the fun out of food if you can't play with it!  Some of the yummiest recipes have come from playing with ingredients, switching things around and mixing new flavors. Tonight I was struggling with what to make for supper.  It's too hot to have the oven on, and I'm not spending cash on take out.  So, since it was just Ben and I … [Read more...]

Hoppy Easter!

It's almost like Mini Christmas - at least that is how I've been feeling this Easter.  Between the crazy traffic, the swamped shopping malls and the money spent, I'm exhausted. Thursday I went shopping to pick up Ben and Wil's Easter treats.  I spent $80...That Is INSANE.  Spoiled Mr. Ben is getting a DS Game ($33) A Chocolate Bunny and Chocolate Eggs for the hunt.  He's also getting Bubbles and a Coloring Kit.  From his G'ma he's getting an … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Rural Mom and Easy No Bake Cheesecake

RuralMom.com Recipe for Fun ~ Easy No-Bake Cheesecake My rural boys (ages 7 and 9) expressed an interest in cooking and of course, I jumped on the chance to teach them some life skills and hopefully, to instill the love I have for baking from scratch. While dessert may not be the “healthiest” alternative, it’s a great place to start when introducing children to measurements, kitchen tools, and well, the sheer joy of licking the bowl (the … [Read more...]

Guest Post – The Bewitchin’ Kitchen and her Boston Cream Pie Recipe

 Today we have our second guest post!  Meet Randa from The Bewitchin' Kitchen and enjoy her yummy recipe! My name is Randa and I am the woman behind The Bewitchin' Kitchen. Over at The Bewicthin' Kitchen you will find out about my life. I am 21 years old and I LOVE to cook, bake (anything to do with an oven) I am also a scrapbooker and a mother. My son passed, he was a stillborn and instead of going to food to cope (like I started to) I, … [Read more...]

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

This is my very favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.  Do them up special by adding chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or even mini M&M's.  They're always a hit in my house. Ingredients 1 1/4 C Flour Sifted before measuring 1/2 tsp  Salt 1 tsp     Baking Powder 1/2 C   Shortening 1    C   Peanut Butter 1/2 C   Granulated Sugar 1/2 C   Lt Brown Sugar, packed 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1          Egg Instructions Sift together flour, salt … [Read more...]

Recipe – Twice Baked Potato

Jens' Twice Baked Potato I am a huge potato fan.  I could eat them all the time, every day.  Be it Mashed, Smashed, Baked, Boiled.  It doesn't matter, I LOVE THEM!  They are the perfect side dish to just about any protein.  And they fill you up!  Here is one of my favorite recipes, the twice baked potato.  I find this recipe works best with russets, just because of their long shape.  White potatoes hold up well too.  But use what ever works … [Read more...]

New! Duncan Hines Whole Grain

Crazy Christmas Wish List Day 2Holiday Baking Well, as many of you may know, I love to spend time in the kitchen, making yummy treats for my family to enjoy! Needless to say, I was thrilled when given the opportunity to try out Duncan Hines New Whole Grain Muffins! First of all, my son and I made the Confetti Cupcakes, he's a fan of icing so we put together some yummy colored icing and decked them all out. Let me tell you these didn't … [Read more...]

Baking made easy!

Dr. Oetkerhas always been on of my very favorite "easy bake" products, and they have made baking with my little guy one step easier. Their new product, The Dr. Oetker Shaker makes cupcakes and pancakes a no mess, no fuss, yummy project to do with your kids! You don't even need a bowl!!! Anything that I can do to avoid yucky dishes to wash is way cool!!!! All you have to do is open up the shaker, add your water or milk, then ShakeShakeShake!!! … [Read more...]

Winner of the Cooking FUNdamentals Giveaway

Congratulations to Greeneginger. You should be receiving an email from me shortly.   Here are your random numbers: 16 Timestamp: 2008-11-26 06:57:16 UTC   16 Greeneginger!!!I left a comment about how great the Golden Potato Gratin w/Onions and Goat Cheese sounds for the upcoming season:) http://littledibles.blogspot.com/2008/11/golden-potato-gratin-w-caramelized.html cyclona66@aol.com … [Read more...]

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