Friday, April 28, 2017

The Buzz and Mississippi Pot Roast

 So here I am once again missing my blog.
And I feel like I have let down my followers.
It is very hard to balance a full time job and blog work.
Just ask any blogger.....
I just deleted tons of food pictures that I have no recipe for.
I left them sit way too long.
 But anyway,
the buzz about this Mississippi Pot Roast sparked my interest.
It kept appearing in my Facebook feed,
and the curious person that I am,
I had to find out just how good this is.
There are a couple things I will do different the next time.
(and there will be a next time)
Don't get me wrong,
this roast lives up to all the buzz.
But I would do a longer cooking time,
and I would add more peppers.
I like my roast to fall apart when I blow on it. 
Yup, that tender.
The cooking time just wasn't long enough, tender enough for me.

This is the recipe I used to satisfy my curiosity:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crescent Peach Danish

 Sometimes, as a blogger, we need to focus on our inspiration.
Today I want to focus on The Country Cook.
She has been an inspiration to me since I've started blogging (2008).
Brandie has been my go-to person when I am looking
for comfort foods, 
simple meals,
and simple ingredients.
Everything I have made from her blog has been excellent.
And when I was feeding three kids.....
Brandie's recipes were a God-send.
Take some time to look over her blog.
I guarantee you will love it. 

I served these Crescent Peach Danishes as a mid-morning brunch treat.
I didn't make any changes other than the pie filling choice
and I used French vanilla coffee creamer in my glaze.
I'm not going to type the recipe here,
I'm going to send you directly to Brandie.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pay Day Fudge

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 I am loving the cooler temperatures.
But sometimes when my feet get cold I lose my motivation.
Yesterday was NOT one of those days.
I get up early in the morning to start my days,
but yesterday I was sucked into my "pages feed" on Facebook.
As I was scrolling, scrolling, scrolling
I came to a complete stop when a beautiful picture of  
came into view.
I had to go and check it out......
Lil' Luna inspired me to make Pay Day Fudge.
 You've all heard of the Pay Day creation with 
dry roasted peanuts and candy corn, right?
Well, with Lil' Luna's inspiration I threw the pay day
creation into white chocolate fudge.

Every Fall at this time my brother has a bowl of
the pay day mixture at arms reach.
When I go and visit he will grab that bowl,
stick it in my face and say,
"Want some Pay Day?" (with a little chuckle)
I guess you gotta be there to get the gist of this story.....
So, this Pay Day Fudge is kind of dedicated to my
chuckling brother.

"Hey Brent, want some Pay Day Fudge?" (chuckle)
Pay Day Fudge

1 c. candy corn
1 overflowing c. dry roasted peanuts
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. salt (I just used a couple shakes)
1/2 c. butter
2 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
1 tub (7 oz.) marshmallow fluff

Mix the candy corn and peanuts in a bowl, set aside.
Line a 9X9 baking pan with waxed paper. Let the waxed paper hang over the sides. That way you can lift it out of the pan to cut the fudge.
In your stand mixer place the white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff.
Mix sugar, heavy cream, salt, and butter in a medium sized saucepan. Over medium heat melt ingredients and bring to a low boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
Add the hot mixture to the the chocolate and fluff. Using the paddle attachment mix on low/medium until everything is melted and smooth.
Pour into lined baking pan. Smooth out top and press a few extra candy corn and peanuts on the top, pressing lightly. Place in fridge for 4-5 hours. I left mine in overnight.

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