Recipes For My Boys: 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Confetti Stuffed Cookies

Aren't these just the most amazing cookies to celebrate with?  They would be perfect for New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day (little hearts), St. Patty's Day (green clovers), Halloween (with little spider sprinkles), Christmas (trees and holly) and even a baby shower reveal with colored gems!  So many possibilities!

#celebration #holidaybaking #confetti #cookies

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cinnamon Ornaments

My boys and I love to make these Cinnamon Ornaments each year.  Hanging from the Christmas Tree or attached to homemade gifts, they will be treasured by all who receive.


  Please do not eat the decorations.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Peppermint Chocolate Graham Bark

Looking for an easy gift to make and take for the holidays?  Try these Peppermint Chocolate Grahams..they are the best!  A lite bark that is bursting with flavor! Each little bite is like eating a thin chocolate mint cookie!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nine Of My Favorite Cakes and Homemade Cake Release

I've put together 9 of my favorite cakes along with Homemade Cake Release!  A variety of cakes some made from scratch and others with a mix as the base.  If you like the convenience of this post, please let me know and I'll have more round up posts.  I'd love to know what cake you want to make also.  Enjoy! 

Left going clockwise:  Carrot Cake, Dark Chocolate Cake, Sour Cream Pound Cake, Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake, Homemade Cake Release, Cranberry Coconut Cream Poke Cake, Chocolate Ricotta Cake, Mayonnaise Cake, Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake and center .. Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake

Hubby bought me a food processor a few weeks ago and I am just now getting around to figuring out how it operates.  At first, it was very frustrating not having it seal correctly.  Now, it is a breeze to use, I don't know what I did different other than read the directions ~wink~ and love using it!  Yesterday, I decided to make a Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake....using the food processor.  I wasn't happy with the outcome in the beginning since I ended up with a very wet egg and sugar mixture.  It was not at all what I envisioned, however, I decided to go forward with it anyway.  I'm so glad I did!  Though, I didn't know where I was going with it...pie or cake.  It turned out to be a little of both.  I have also made this cake using my stand mixer and it was tall, moist and wonderful.  My boys ate it all without icing!  Either way, you will love this!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

BBQ Sauerkraut and Italian Sausage Bake

I have to admit, I am not a fan of sauerkraut.  Never have been and would shun the mere thought or mention of it.  I’ve changed my mind about it now..as long as it is Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauerkraut, I’m on it!  I added Kyvan’s Sweet BBQ Sauce to make this fantastic kraut dish.  A link for Kyvan Giveaway is below. 



Friday, December 6, 2013

Cranberry Coconut Cream Poke Cake

Holidays; music, laughter, togetherness and food!  That is what winter holidays bring to mind.  No matter the occasion, it is celebrated with food while people gather..laughter overheard while music fitting the day, plays softly in the background.  With our family, each person brings something. Grandma and her Chicken and Dumplings.  My other Grandma always made a Sour Cream Pound Cake. Mama and her Blueberry Cake.  Daddy always roasted the turkey.  Papa always manned the grill.  This Cranberry Coconut Cream Cake, if I had thought about it before, it would be my go to cake.  So easy..as most of my recipes are, and bursting with delightful flavors!  I know this would have been a favorite of my Daddy’s seeing how his favorite cake to eat was coconut.  Make this refrigerator cake to take with you on your holidays visits and be prepared to be asked to make it again and again.  Make this a day ahead as it gets better the longer the flavors have time to mingle.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread

Winter holidays would not be the same without cranberries, oranges and pecans!  For many years growing up, we would go to "the farm" (my precious Daddy's parents farm, where he born) and pick up pecans that had fallen to the ground.  Hours were spent bending over or you may get lucky and find a gold mine, so to speak, and could sit while picking them up, checking them and dropping them in your bucket or sack.  Cranberries came from the farmers market and oranges usually came from a family member's trees or a trip to Florida. This Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread is all about spreading Holiday Cheer!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BBQ Bacon Dip and Kyvan Amazing #Giveaway

Kyvan products are made with soul and amazing ingredients that are from the heart.  Being a Southern girl, born and raised, I can relate to the love being poured into each bottle of Kyvan's products.  Into each recipe made and shared with family and friends, their is a comfort that says home. Kyvan is owned by Pro NFL player Reggie Kelly.  You can find out about Reggie, Kyan's products and how it all fits with faith, family, love of comforting food and community.  I tried Kyvan's wonderful Sweet BBQ Sauce and was truly delighted!  It is great on everything from classic BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork to Sheila's BBQ Crock Pot Spaghetti and all the dips and sides you can think of, in-between!  I decided to try it on bacon, among so many other recipes.  My oldest ate it by the handful, used it to top pizza, while I added it to bacon ranch potato salad and BBQ Bacon Ranch Dip. Anyway you use Kyvan's products, you will definitely #appreciatethegoodness!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Bark and $600 Holiday Cheer Visa Giftcard #Giveaway

The holidays are upon us and baking, making goodies and shopping has begun!  I've teamed up with some of my favorite foodie friends to give you multiple chances to win $600.00 in our Holiday Cheer Giveaway! How is that for Holiday Cheer?!  I could certainly do a lot of baking, making and buying with this fantastic #giveaway!  My lovely friends are listed below.  Please stop by and say "hello" as you follow them.  Don't forget to make the Christmas Bark while you dream a little dream of winning! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread

This is my go to cornbread recipe I make for my Chicken and Cornbread Dressing along with chili and soup.  It's so easy, very light and moist!  I always make cornbread in my cast iron skillet just like my precious Mama and Grandmas did.  It just tastes better!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cheesy Pepperoni Bubble Loaf

Who doesn't love soft, warm bread out of the oven?  Especially when it has bits of pepperoni and cheese here, there, over, under and in-between each pillowy bite of bread?!   I know we do!  I made this Sunday evening to munch on while we watched a movie.  Had I know the boys would devour this in record time, I would have made more! Easy to put together.  Delicious to eat!  Let's make it!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tomato and Cheese Bubble Bread

If you love Fresh Tomato Pie, you will love this!  Soft bubbles of bread covered with fresh tomatoes, bits of onions and cheese, cheese and more cheese!  Oh yes, this is definitely an addition to our pizza night.  I hope you will add this to your's also.  

We love all the freshness of this bread.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Baked Chicken and Dumplings

(Giveaway is closed) I am happy to host this giveaway for Rhodes Home Baked Family Favorites Cookbook with frozen dough AND a coupon for free dough!  Why?  I love it and have used it forever it seems.  At any given time, you can open my freezer and find a bag, if not more, of Rhodes frozen dough. There are so many different recipes I make with Rhodes frozen dough (links below).  Recently I made this Baked Chicken and Dumplings using Rhodes Bake-n-Serve White Dinner Rolls! They are easy and delicious,  just like grandma made only easier!  Now go ahead and grab a bag of rolls out of the freezer, enter the giveaway below and let's start cooking! 

Pumpkin Spice Dip with Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Waffle Dippers

I have mentioned it before and I'll say it again...I do not like pumpkin pie.  Yes, I know what you are thinking and just imagine I may nbe the only person that doesn't like it!  They was always made by my precious Mama and Grandma every holiday.  A huge dollop of cream on top and my, oh my, dear Daddy was a happy man!  I on the other hand, never inherited the love of pumpkin pie.  I do love pumpkin bread, cookies, muffins and now, this dip.  Just don't give me a slice Mama's pumpkin pie or I'll have to hurt feeling and not eat it. Check out this recipe on The Great Eggo Waffle Off!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 111

It's time to take a break from Thursday's Treasures.  I have been hosting for 111 weeks now.  The time is going faster each week than I want.  Perhaps, after the holidays, we can start again.  Thank you all so very much for your continued support by coming over to visit and share your amazing creations!  Please, feel free to stop by and share on  Recipes For My Boys (facebook) anytime you wish...you are always welcome.  Love and hugs!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 110

Hello dear ones!  I'm so happy you stopped by to share and get inspired!  I'm sad to say, next week will be our last week of Thursday's Treasures.  This week is my 110th week and I am a little burnt out.  Ya know?   It's just time to take a break and focus on the family and holidays.  Hoping to come back next year!  Love and hugs!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cranberry Apple Waffle Dumplings

My boys love to eat waffles!  When I don’t have time to make homemade, I pop Eggo Waffles in the toaster for their breakfast.   And Hey, did you know...Eggo Waffles also make great desserts, like these Cranberry Apple Waffle Dumplings!  A tiny bit of tartness, here and there, from the cranberries and apples that are mingled with spice infused sugary, syrupy, sticky greatness!  YES!  Oh, did I mention I entered this delicious recipe in The Great Eggo Waffle Off?  Here is the link to my Cranberry Apple Waffle Dumplings



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Homemade Butterfingers

Why.  Oh, Why? Did it take so long for me to run across this recipe?  Really?!  Why?!  I always buy candy corn around Halloween except that one year I couldn't find any.  WAIT!  Now I know why!  Y'all were hoarding the candy corn, weren't you?!  Well, this year, watch out...I'll be the hoarder!  ~Smile and snicker as I take another bite of  Homemade Butterfingers!~


Saturday, October 26, 2013

25 Second Rolo Pretzel Turtles

Are you pressed for time and need to make something yummy in a hurry?  These 25 Second Rolo Turtles are just the thing!  Made in the microwave, they are a snap (I couldn't help myself!) to make.  Stock up on gifting container, you are going to need them!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Sausage Gravy Stuffing Casserole

This breakfast casserole is perfect for brunch or company breakfast.  Easy to make and delicious to eat!  What could possibly be better than sausage gravy in a casserole?!  Hmmmmm, I can't think of anything, can you?   Although I didn't make it ahead of time, I think you could easily make this the night before and pop in the oven for a busy morning breakfast!  If you do, please let me know!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Crock Pot Pork and White Bean Stew

My hubby, before we were married, made this wonderful meal for me the first time we ate together.  Yes, he cooked for me first.  ~smile~  He cooked it as a casserole (in the oven) and Oh. My. Goodness!!! If I wasn't hooked already...I was then. This still brings warm memories and smiles to my heart each time I make it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Giving Thanks for Giving .. #CookingPlanIt Let's Your Hero Shine

#contest #heros

Holidays seem to bring out the best in people.  Sharing and caring.  Helping others.  Collecting food, clothes, presents for those that need a little extra.   A person that goes that extra mile? Gives unconditionally?  An angel that is always caring for the person down the street, around the corner or a friend of a friend?  Volunteers more hours than he/she is at home? Someone that is always the first to step up and out to help a neighbor and/or the community?  An unsung hero that never asks for anything in return, gets pleasure in helping and keeps the holiday spirit of love, caring, giving and sharing alive year round? Did a face flash in your mind as you were reading?  A simple nod, know just that person?  If so, now is the time to honor them.  This is your chance to honor those that give.  As a Cooking Planit Partner (remember the fantastic T-Fal giveaway?!), I am thrilled to be able to offer you an opportunity to let your hidden hero shine. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 108

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Something Sweet Winnie's Blog Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge

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Chocolate Pudding Cake

An old recipe passed down and around from generation to generation.  Old classics, from our parents and grandparents, are the ones that are dear to my heart.  Tried and true, they are truly amazing.  Withstanding the test of time to be made over and over and over, again.  Just reading an old recipe can make my heart smile with sweet and loving memories of years gone by.  ~heartfelt smile~

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

If you are like me, you need an extra oven to bake your holidays dishes.  I recently decided to cook sweet potatoes in the crock pot, since my oven was occupied with a pork roast,  I was very pleased with the results.  They turned out perfect!



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Apple Cider Bubble Bread

I love using frozen bread dough to make appetizers, snacks, desserts and even meals!  Rhodes Brown-N-Serve White Dinner Rolls is the only one I use.  Don't you just love using them?  So convenient to use, the aroma and taste!  LOVE!   I wanted to make something for my boys and put half a bag of rolls. in a pan, in the refrigerator to thaw while I went shopping.  I returned home with a new apple cider caramel drink mix, by Alpine.  Have you tried this?  It is so good!  My thoughts then turned to the dough in the fridge.  I knew what I would make...Apple Cider Bubble Bread!  
(This is not a sponsored post..I just love this drink mix and rolls!)
Alpine Apple Cider


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 107

Woo Hoo!  I am so excited that Cathy, Lemon Tree Dwelling, is joining Christie and me as a co-host of Thursday’s Treasures!  She is such an wonderful person and blogger, I am certain you will love, too!  Please be a love and stop by and make her feel welcome at either, and/or all, of her places..Blog, Pinterest, Facebook and G+


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hickory BBQ Beef Stuffed Pretzel Buns #KraftRecipeMakers

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 106

I am so excited!  Cathy, of Lemon Tree Dwelling, will be joining Christie and I on Thursday's Treasures next week!  I know you will love her and her amazing blog!  Stop by and say "hello" on her blog and facebook.  Please come back next Thursday to give her a warm welcome.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Microwave Chili Beans Succotash

My middle son, my oldest twin and self proclaimed vegetarian (although will eat chicken strips and an occasion cheese burger) loves spicy food.  Anything with beans, chilies and a bite is just fine with him.  He even eats onions like potato chips, honest!  This recipe was thrown together for him..a little on the mild side tonight after eating raw onions by the handful!  He must have approved as he gobbled up two bowls.  Made in the microwave, this was a one dish supper.  You can easily cook this on the stove, in the oven or a big pot in the crock pot.  My advice...at least double the recipe.  You will be glad you did.


Apple Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cobbler

Hey Y’all!  If you have extra apples and pecans (pronounced Pah-cahns) sitting around – without any particular use in mind…this is definitely the recipe you are looking for!  You may need to visit the local grocery store for cinnamon rolls or, if you are feeling it, make your own.  I make them from scratch, biscuit mix, and frozen dough.  Hubby buys them in handy tubes to pop open and bake, which is what I used for this Apple Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cobbler,

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pasta Pizza Casserole

Friday night is pizza night at our house.  Usually.  Since my youngest son has been sick, I didn’t feel like making homemade pizzas but wanted to make something similar.   This Pasta Pizza Casserole turned out to be perfect.  Cheesy and saucy (if you add more, I didn’t) with your favorite pizza toppings.  Cooked in a casserole while you tend to more pressing things..like nebulizers and meds and making certain others are not neglected. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

It’s Fall!  Hopefully, we will see a change in the weather, something other than rain and heat would be welcomed.  How is the weather in your part of the world?  Wishing you comfort and sunshine, wherever you are. 
I seem to think of using pumpkin when Fall is officially here and visual at the market.  Making me want to take them home to decorate, display and eat them.  I did buy a pie pumpkin a couple of days ago but ended up using canned pumpkin for this Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.  This is the first time I have cooked oatmeal in the crock pot and very pleased I did.  It was like eating a Pumpkin Spice Muffin in a bowl.  Warm and soft and quite filling.  This is definitely a keeper and will be made often. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Do you like spaghetti squash?  I have cooked it several times and ways, yet my boys would not eat it. ( They are getting so picky lately, something I definitely need to work on.)  I have tried salt and pepper, butter and parmesan, spaghetti sauce..nope, nothing from my twins.  This time, I decided to go with alfredo sauce.  Good news, my oldest loved it!  He pretty much likes any white sauce and white pizza, just like his Mom.  The twins, well, they were being pretty negative about trying a new dish.  I'll keep making it, next time..I'll start, making it simple with  a little salt, pepper, butter and parmesan.  Sooner or later they should like it, right?!

Vegetables, Roasted Vegetables, Alfredo

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 105

Another week has passed filled with rain, rain and more rain in Florida.  I hope you days were radiant whether filled with rain or shine!  It's that time again, time for Thursday's Treasures!  If you would like to join me and Christie, as a co-host of Thursday's Treasures, please let us know!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Banana-Pecan Sticky Rolls

An old recipe that is a great start to any morning!  These Banana-Pecan Sticky Rolls are easy to make and fun to eat!

Banana Sticky Buns, Banana-Pecan Sticky Buns

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pizza Bianca

Friday is pizza night at our house which usually includes a movie and/or games.  Pizzas are usually homemade, from crust to sauce and even mozzarella cheese.  Some weeks they are completely from scratch,  Some weeks are east going with fast crusts or even, gulp, frozen.  Yes, we do.  We have frozen pizza .. Once In A While.  Life gets fast and although there are super easy homemade alternates, at times I am just too tired.  That said…I think I will make some pizzas and freeze them, just for those busy nights. These are great pizzas without sauce.   You could add garlic, parsley, basil, oregano (you get the idea) to the dough.  Diced chicken and mushrooms would be great on this pizza.  Oh…and, spinach!  Let's make some pizzas.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Multi Grain and Quinoa Whole Wheat Cake

Looking for a different cake?  You have found it here!  I am truly amazed how this Multi Grain and Quinoa Whole Wheat Cake turned out.  We love it!  I used Minute Multi Grain and Quinoa Medley to make the cake.  It is amazing! 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 104

I am so glad to see you here, once again!  Thank you for stopping by, to share your amazing creations and, hopefully, take with inspiration to share with your friends and fans.  If you would like to co-host with Christie and I, please feel free to email or message me.



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