Recipes For My Boys: August 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

T-fal Review and Upcoming Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway

Believe me when I tell you...you are truly going to LOVE this set of T-fal!  Honest to goodness!  This cookware is truly great and will be the pots and pans you reach for when it’s time to share the love from your kitchen.  I have put aside my older set of cookware aside for this fantastic set since I received them to review for the HUGE Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway.  Remember this teaser post telling you about it?  Yes, you will definitely want to enter this ongoing giveaway of 50 fantastic bloggers.  Visit the matrix below to see which lovely bloggers have their giveaway live now.  My giveaway is September 2 - 8, 2013! Be certain to sign up at Cooking Planit for a free account.    



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 101

Wow!  Thank you so much for the entries and comments on our 100th Week $60.00 Amazon GC Giveaway.  If you haven't entered, no worries, you still have 5 days to do so.  I'd love for you to share with your friends and fans so they may have a chance to enter also.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

My boys love cookies and one in particular, loves lemon.  As a special treat for a school snack, I made these Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies for him.  I made Molasses Cookies for my other two.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Biscuit Donuts

I remember as a child…watching my precious Mama as she stood at the stove cooking these sweet biscuit donuts.  A paper towel lined plate and brown lunch bags were close at hand.  The ingredients inside held different varieties of sweetness.  Powdered sugar, my favorite,  cinnamon and sugar, and plain ole granulated sugar could be found inside. 



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 100 Amazon $60 GC Giveaway

Woo Hoo!!!! I am so excited! This is the 100th party of Thursday’s Treasures! To celebrate .. Joan, Christie and I are having a $60.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! How fun is that?


Lemon Raspberry Cobbler

Making this cobbler has been on my mind a lot lately and I just needed to make it.   I bought fresh blueberries and tucked them in the back of the refrigerator.  However, when I went to gather the ingredients, the blueberries mysteriously disappeared and were nowhere to be found.  Well, maybe not so much a mystery.  I pretty much know where they went.  One of my twins just loves them and I'm pretty certain he is behind the missing blueberries.  Since I no longer had the main ingredient for my cobbler, I had to find a substitute.   What to use?  I rummaged through the freezer and found a bag of raspberries.  Yes, they would do.  How did it turn out?  Perfect!  Crackles of sugar top a melt in your mouth lemon cake and saucy sweet, and a bit tart, raspberries underneath!  Yes, I am so glad my son ate the blueberries!  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Upcoming T-fal Giveaway from Cooking PlanIt

I am excited to be a part of an amazing group of 50 bloggers in this HUGE T-fal Giveaway from Cooking Planit!  Each of us will be reviewing this fantastic set of T-fal and the awesome cooking apps from Cooking Planit.  They are outstanding on their own!  When paired, they make your meal timely and to perfection!  Meals are timed perfectly and cooked beautifully!!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 99

 School starts Monday and I am so ready and not so ready.  It's been a short summer, having fun while staying at home.  When school starts, I always think of fall and dream of cooler times ahead. I hope you and your family, had a lovely summer.

It's Week 99 of Thursday's Treasures!!!  Woo Hoo!  Thank you, as always, for visiting and sharing your amazing creations with us.  You are such an inspiration to us.  Each and every one of you.  Please stop by next week .. we have a little something for you.  ~wink~

Please stop by and wish Christie, one of my lovely co-hostesses, a very Lovely Birthday!  She is definitely a treasure!   <3 p="">
These are just a few of the fantastic links shared last week.  I wish I could feature them all.  You can see them for yourself, here.



Wonky Wonderful Fried Green Tomato Pie

Sugar Cookies to PeterBilts Buttery Garlic Ranch Pretzels
We Made That Orange Push Ups

Simple Living and Eating Peach Recipe Round-Up
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Philly Cream Cheese Banana Pudding Dip

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philly cream cheese

You love saving money, don’t you?  Yes, I knew you would.  I love to clip coupons and this .50 Philadelphia Cream Cheese coupon  ( for a 2 pack no less!) is a fantastic one to use at Walmart.   The two pack of philly cream cheese is a great price already and even more so when paired with the coupon.  Click, print and save.  And then, do it all over again.  Yes, you can print two coupons!  I did!  To view the digital coupon, you must be within a 5 mile radius of Walmart.  Not a big deal, you were going shopping anyway, right?  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thursday's Treasures Week 98



Today, would have been my precious Mama's birthday.  She's been gone 21+  long, empty, lonely years.
A girl just needs her Mama. My boys needed to know their sweet Grandma.
Happy Birthday, Mama!  I treasure the memories locked deep inside my heart.

Let's start the party.
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Soft Pretzel Buns

These have got to be the best buns I have eaten!  They are sweet, salty and oh, so, good!  I grabbed one hot, right out of the oven and yes, this is definitely a keeper!  I could have all be devoured right then and there.  Being the a sweet Mama, I saved some for my boys and hubby. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Devil's Food Mayonnaise Cake

I’ve heard about mayonnaise cakes for the longest of times.   Certainly they have been around forever.  Your precious mama and grandma, most likely, made them for you.  I’m pretty certain mine did even though I despise mayo or miracle whip.   If you have been around here, you know the story, how my mean sister made me eat a heaping tablespoon of the white stuff.  ~shivers thinking about it~  This is the only way I will ever eat it.  Ever! You will not notice it at all, I promise.  It makes the cake very moist, even when using a cake mix.  Go ahead and try it, you will be glad you did.  I will be making one from scratch soon and look forward to sharing it, along with two other mayonnaise cakes I made this past week.  Yes, my boys really love them.  They don't know what the secret ingredient is, I'm not certain I'm going to tell them, either.  ;)  



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tot casserole has been around for a long time, hasn't it?   It is in old cookbooks, magazines revamp it once in awhile and I even remember seeing it on the show with all the children that start with a J.  I have to say, I admire Michelle.  There is absolutely no way I could have 19 children and keep my wits about me.  Cooking,, cleaning, homeschooling, church and who know what else she does. Nope. There is No. Way.   Any who, back to the tater tot casserole.  


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