Recipes For My Boys

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fresh Tomato Pie

This is another recipe that includes mayonnaise, which I do not like at all, and is amazing!  Fresh tomatoes and a convenient biscuit mix (homemade), result in a pie that is pure comfort in it’s simplest form.  Go on outside and pick some tomatoes,  beg your neighbors, or head out to the farmers market, do whatever you have to do to get fresh tomatoes to make this Fresh Tomato Pie!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thursday’s Treasures Week 103

This is the last Thursday’s Treasures Joan, Chocolate, Chocolate and More, will be hosting.  Bittersweet feelings flow as Joan continues to move forward and grow her fantastic blog.  There is no limit, how far she will go.  I am honored to have had her with us.  Thank you, Joan, for being a lovely and gracious host.  It has been such a pleasure to share each week with you.  You will be greatly missed.   Love and hugs, sweet friend! 


Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

I saw my sweet friend Michaela, An Affair From the Heart, make 2 ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins.  Awesome!  I knew I had to make them for my boys but opted for a different cake mix.
My youngest said these are yummy, moisty and delicious!  Yes!  Another score!

Muffins, Bread, Desserts, Snacks, Chocolate, Pumpkin

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Potato Gnocchi

I have never made gnocchi before.  Ever so often, I will get a whim to make something new.  Actually, it happens quite often.  I'll get a light bulb moment and I just have to make that special something.  This, was one of those moments.  Certainly, they can 't be that hard, can they? The making part of the recipe was not that difficult.  When it came to the pattern, you know, the little lines, it was a bit hard.  I used a fork to go around the little pieces and that did not work well for me.  I then made little balls and indented with a wooden spoon handle.  Those shapes were easy enough to make.  The end result was the same ... light potato and cheese pillows topped with a simple tomato sauce.  Perfect! 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Cooking Planit T-Fal Giveaway Winner

It has truly been an honor to host my Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway and be one among 50 fantastic bloggers!  

Okay...I know you are patiently waiting...the winner is:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Peanut Bars

We love the way these bars turned out!  A dense yet soft cake, gooey filling and satisfying peanutty topping!  Yes, we are happy about this one!

Cornmeal Shrimp and Cooking Planit

If you have been around my blog lately, you know I am hosting a Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway. September 2-8, 2013.  I was gifted a set of T-Fal to review and I absolutely love.   Have you heard of Cooking Planit?  It is a great website, and app, to use when you want a complete meal ready at the same time.  There is also a shopping list available to conveniently check what ingredients you have on hand and what you need to purchase.  I use Cooking Planit website (my review), since I don't have an iphone or ipad and cannot access their free app.  I am happy to say, an android app is in the making and will be available in the near future!

On Labor Day I was looking on Cooking Planit to find something fast and delicious to make as an appetizer while waiting for our meal to cook.  Did you have a great Labor Day?  Did you Barbeque?  We ended up cooking indoors since the clouds were gray and the weather not promising for grilling, as planned.  There are so many wonderful recipes to choose from.  I typed in shrimp in the search bar and narrowed it down to recipes only instead of meals. There I was offered 17 recipes to chose from.  Awesome! While they all looked amazing, I picked the Quick Cornmeal Shrimp.  Fast...oh yes...it is!

I made these delicious Quick Cornmeal Shrimp for a fast snack to share with my family this Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thursday’s Treasures Week 102

Yay!  We have a winner of our 100th week $60.00 Amazon Gift Card!   Congratulations, Divi M of Diddles and Dumplings!   We are so excited!  Thank you all for entering.  

I am having a Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway and would love for you to enter.   You may also enter at some of these other lovely bloggers, here


Monday, September 2, 2013

Southern Skillet Green Beans with Ham

As a Southerner, food is about the seasoning.  Seasoned with love and pork is just about all there is to cookin’ a great meal.  Y'all know, everything is better when there is pork in it.  Beans of every sort have a hunk, or pieces, of ham, bacon, salt pork or hog jowl.  This dish is a skillet stir fry of a Southern classic…Green Beans with Ham.  I used my new T-fal skillet, I received as a gift to review from Cooking Planit, to make this comfort dish. You can read my review for T-Fal here and for Cooking Planit here.  Enter my Cooking Planit T-Fal Giveaway!


Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway

It's finally here!  Labor Day and my Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway!  I am so excited to offer you a chance to win a 12 piece set of T-Fal Stainless Steel Thermo-Spot Cookware and a free Cooking Planit app!  #Cooking Planit is great app for family meal planning using your digital cooking assistant.   I use the free Cooking Planit website since I do not have an iphone or ipad.  Get your free app here.  I cannot wait for the android version to come out.  And, let's not forget how much I absolutely love this set of T-Fal!  You can read my review, here.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cooking Planit Review Grandma Rose's Spaghetti and Meatballs Meal and Upcoming Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway

When asked to be a part of this humongous Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway with 49 other lovely bloggers, I was excited, honored and ready to explore both Cooking Planit and T-fal.  Each were new to me.  (Visit here to see my review of T-fal.)  Cooking Planit is a fantastic cooking website and app.  At Cooking Planit, you are able to plan multiple dishes and have them ready at the same time.  There is a convenient shopping list so you can check the ingredients listed to see what you need to purchase to make your meal.  The handy cooking timer will let you know when to go forward with the next step.  On the website, a ring will let you know.  On the app for your iphone or ipad, a voice tells you when time has come to an end.

Cooking Planit, is great for meal planning and those with busy schedules..yes, I know this includes you.  Head on over to Cooking Planit to sign up for a free account and start planning your meals today.

For my review, I chose Grandma Rose's Spaghetti and Meatballs and Cheesy Garlic Bread meal.

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?  
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