Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

My mom gave me this recipe and called it the most dangerous cake recipe in the world because now you can have chocolate cake anytime you want it, in just 5 minutes! 4 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons oil 3 tablespoons chocolate chips small splash … Continue reading

Texas Ranch Style Stew

I always wonder what to do when I make something that doesn’t turn out or that some of us or all of us don’t like, should I still put it on the blog?  So far, I’ve put everything on the blog even if it doesn’t turn out all that great or if we don’t like … Continue reading

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Giveaway!

Above is a picture of a shelf in my office loaded with Dove Chocolate Discoveries products and I’m going to give away something or maybe a couple of somethings from that shelf to one lucky subscriber of my blog.  This is a subscribers only giveaway to say thank you for subscribing to my blog.  If … Continue reading

Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies

These brownies are for Bob’s friend Shaun at work.  He braved the Black Friday early morning crowds at Walmart while Bob and I slept in and bought us a blu ray player.  Thanks Shaun!  (The recipe comes from “The Cookie Bible”.) 2 cups (12 oz package) semisweet chocolate chips, divided 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, … Continue reading

Tomato Beef Stew

What could be better on a cold and snowy day than a bowl of hearty beef stew and homemade rolls? 1 – 2 pounds chuck beef or round steak, cubed (I used a 1 1/2 pound package of stew meat) 6 – 7 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed (I used about 4 large russet … Continue reading

Chocolate Carmalua

THIS WAS SO GOOD!  SERIOUSLY!  The recipe looks a little complicated but it wasn’t too bad so don’t be scared.  If you are a chocolate lover like I am then I say you must make this!  🙂  It comes from the Mrs Fields I Love Chocolate! Cookbook and it is a flourless cake. cake: 3 … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Crisp

A Betty Crocker recipe which needed a few adjustments as noted below. 1/2 cup caramel topping 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 6 large baking apples (about 2 3/4 pounds), peeled, cut into 1/2″ slices (about 6 cups) 2/3 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces (this was not enough butter, … Continue reading

Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts

These were a big hit, another Betty Crocker recipe. 1 (14 oz) bag frozen whole green beans 2 tablespoons butter 1 small red bell pepper, cut into very thin strips 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt Cook green beans as directed on bag.  In skillet, melt butter over medium … Continue reading

Bacon Cornbread Stuffing

Good combination of flavors in this stuffing, both sweet and savory, from Betty Crocker. 4 slices bacon, cut in to 1/2″ pieces 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries 2 1/4 cups water 4 cups seasoned cornbread stuffing crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon marjoram Heat oven … Continue reading

Classic Pan Gravy

I don’t really like gravy but Bob does so I make it for him.  He said it came out great so we’ll have to take his word for it.  Not sure where the recipe came from, Betty Crocker maybe? drippings from roasted turkey 1 cup liquid (turkey juices, broth, water) 2 tablespoons flour After removing … Continue reading