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Cake Mix Cornbread

CAKE MIX CORNBREAD   INGREDIENTS: 1 box yellow cake mix 1 (9 oz) box JIFFY corn bread mix 1/3 cup milk 4 eggs 5 tablespoons butter melted 1 cup water     INSTRUCTIONS: Spray 9x13 glass pan with cooking spray or a regular-sized muffin tin. Mix cake mix and corn bread...

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

White Chocolate Bread Pudding  I love making this dessert when I have to bring something to a party or even making it for one of my HOLIDAY parties. It is very easy to make and can serve a HUGE CROWD.  You can add sprinkle to the top to make it even more festive. Or...

Spicy Bo Kho (Spicy Beef Stew)

SPICY BO KHO (SPICY BEEF STEW)  During the WINTER months....I LOVE LOVE everything soup!!! I usually make my BO KHO (Beef Stew) with a prepackage seasoning but, this time I wanted to try to make it from scratch with NO package and I have to TELL YOU that I LOVE IT!!!...

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Olive Oil  (canola oil) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 whole fryer chicken 2 Hillshire Farm Hot Smoke sausage sliced 2 cups onion chopped 2 cups green bell pepper chopped (you can use other colors too) 2 cups celery chopped...

BBQ Chicken In A Crockpot

BBQ CHICKEN IN A CROCK POT  We had a BIG football game today but I had so many other things going on before the game so...I pop these babies into the crockpot early this morning and it was DONE by game time!!! You can do so much with this RECIPE. You can put these...

Crispy Bake Chicken and Potato

Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe Whenever I have a rough week schedule...I usually do a one pot/tray meal. I love doing these because I just throw everything in a baking  tray and season them and within an hour...I have a FULL DINNER. Usually when the chicken is baking...I...

Pumpkin Haul at Trader Joe’s

PUMPKIN HAUL AT TRADER JOE'S   During this season...I am OBSESS with ANYTHING PUMPKIN!!! I like decorating with them BUT I LOVE eating anything made of PUMPKIN MORE!!! I love going to Trader Joe's because they always have the BEST things for the season. Here are some...

Google Eye Chocolate Cake

GOOGLE EYE CHOCOLATE CAKE   For the kids Fall Festival....I had to make some cake for the Cake Walk and I had to make SOME cake. Of course I had to make 3 cake because ..each one of my kids wanted an "out of uniform" pass. So, I had to think of a fun cake to make that...

Halloween Chocolate Covered Pretzels

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS I think for EVERY SINGLE holiday...I make these!!! I love the sweet and salty taste of these chocolate covered pretzels. All I do different is I would used the different color HOLIDAY sprinkles. They are super easy to make. Kids...

Mini Chocolate Donut Spiders

MINI CHOCOLATE DONUT SPIDERS   These little guys are super easy to MAKE and they taste delicious. The combo of sweet and salty...yummy.  I find that during HALLOWEEN...there is so MANY TREATS that you can make...I am loving it!!! Not sure how my family feels about it...

Halloween Mini Mummy

HALLOWEEN MINI MUMMY  My lil gal who is in Kindergarten had snack day today and I didn't want to bring a snack corresponding with the letter that they were on this week..instead I wanted to do something FUN for her because this year...her school isn't celebrating...

Spooktacular Donut Bats and Cats

SPOOKTACULAR DONUT BATS AND CATS    Tomorrow my lil gal has snack day and usually I like to make something that corresponding to the letter that they are on for the week...but since we are so close to HALLOWEEN and this year...they aren't having a party. I wanted to...

Monster Chocolate Cookies

MONSTER CHOCOLATE COOKIES A few years ago...I made these cookies for a function ..when we were doing an ELMO theme...but we used different things. I figure these would be great to make for Halloween. When you are making the chocolate chips cookies..try to make close...

Baked Meatball Sliders

BAKED MEATBALL SLIDERS Everytime I make these meatball...my kids can have it for days...they eat it with pasta, spaghetti zucchini, bread and MORE BREAD. These meatball is so goooooood.  But these SLIDERS are so YUMMY!!! If you are looking for something that you can...

Halloween Creepy Teeth

HALLOWEEN CREEPY TEETH  There is so MANY Halloween treats to make ....but as you know ..many are so so SWEET...I have to say...I think this one is only a few that is kinda healthy....and NOT TOO SWEET. You can switch it up by using green apples instead of...

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

PUMPKIN SPICE BUNDT CAKE  I don't know about you...but every YEAR ...I wait for when Starbucks release their PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE (PSL) ...I get so excited when they do...because when that day comes...I am there right after drop off...to grab my PSL!!! I actually LOVE...

Wacky Halloween Lemon Bundt Cake

WACKY HALLOWEEN LEMON BUNDT CAKE I LOVE anything LEMON and this bundt cake is absolutely DELICIOUS!! The lemon juice and the LEMON ZEST just takes it over the TOP. I wanted a lemon cake tonight and but I wanted to make it festive for  HALLOWEEN so instead of making it...

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats

FRANKENSTEIN RICE KRISPIE TREATS   These little FRANKENSTEIN rice krispie treats are so DARN CUTE and yummy too...I used WHITE CHOCOLATE and just added green food color...what can be better than rice krispie treats covered in white chocolate??? It's super YUMMY!!! I...

Oreo Spiders

OREO SPIDERS  This is one treat that I can make with my eyes CLOSE!!! LOL 🙂 By far this is one of the EASIEST Halloween treat that you can make and its so cute!!! Everything that you need ...you probably already have in your pantry...except maybe the edible...

Mummy Brownies

MUMMY BROWNIES   I remember a few years ago when one of my kids had to bring in a snack to school because it was her snack day that month...and it was near Halloween and she wanted to bring brownies. I am the kind of mom that always like to make their snack...