Creole Spaghetti

This is another recipe that I’ve had since high school… it has always been a big winner in our home. I’ve come a long ways since Home Ec class and I rarely measure anything anymore but it’s a good thing I’m putting these recipes online as this one is getting so worn that the ink is smudging badly. I also like using a little bit of minced garlic in mine as well. You might also like this recipe: Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce.

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Angel Food Cake

I can remember the first time I made this recipe… I was so proud of myself because it turned out so well. The recipe scared me because it seemed to go against everything I had learned about baking… a cold oven and an ungreased pan. I’ve had this recipe for quite some time and I believe it came out of a very old cookbook that we had in the kitchen when I was growing up.

This is really rather simple to make and you can save the egg yolks to throw in some scrambled eggs for breakfast. This is extra delicious when you pair it with some fresh strawberries but I think any fruit would probably be good with it.

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Creamy Maple Frosting

This would be good over just about any cake but my favorite is over a simple vanilla cake. I normally use my stand mixer for making icings but a good hand mixer would work well too. Continue reading “Creamy Maple Frosting”

Cream Puffs

These are not really hard to make and once you’ve made them a couple of times you’ll be a pro and you will be impressing all of your family and friends! Continue reading “Cream Puffs”

Funnel Cakes

I went to a vendor event recently and they had funnel cakes… I LOVE FUNNEL CAKES, so of course, I had to get one but then after seeing how much they cost I remembered I had a recipe in my old recipe box so I can make them at home.

My older kids loved funnel cakes too so we made them on a fairly regular basis before moving to Florida. I know they aren’t the healthiest treat but they will be OK for every now and then. They can be a little tricky to make as you really need to swirl the batter to get the right texture but once you get the hang of it you’ll find that they are fun to make.

I know that traditionally they are sprinkled with 10x sugar but you can also try them with fruit and whipped cream or a Cinnamon Sugar mixture.

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Mississippi Mud Cake

If you like chocolate and coconut then you will probably enjoy this cake… I am an undeniable chocaholic and I love coconut so this is an all-around winner for me.

My little brothers and sisters about died the very first time I made this. It was such an ugly cake the first time I tried it but the taste was pure heaven!

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Red Velvet Cake w/Cream Cheese Icing

I have a couple of kiddos who absolutely love red velvet… I can’t say that I blame them because I’m pretty fond of it myself. I’ve got this recipe for red velvet brownies that I want to try with this as the base… yummy!

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Applesauce Cake

I don’t rightly remember where this recipe came from but I do know that my little brother loved it when he was just a little thing… so it’s been around for a while now. You can use this Homemade Buttercream Icing to frost it or give it just a sprinkle of powdered sugar or leave it plain.

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No-Bake Cheesecake with Flavor Variations

I love cheesecake and so does my second eldest son… so much that he insists on having cheesecake for his birthday and any other special occasion. I do have a recipe for a traditional cheesecake but I can’t seem to find it at the moment as it may be packed away.

This recipe is simple and tastes great! You can play with the ingredients to make your own flavors as well as trying different variations on the crust until you find your ‘perfect’ combination.

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Steak Paprika Over Egg Noodles

Ohhhhhh… sometimes I hate our internet… I had already written this cute little post with pictures and everything only to have our internet glitch and lose EVERYTHING!

So here we go again…

Today was a bit extremely hectic and I really didn’t feel like cooking want to cook but the little humans who had been EXTREMELY loud and crazy today were really getting on my nerves and Mr. Awesome had only asked me a few times what we were having for dinner so I figured that I should probably go ahead and get dinner started.

(Those freezer meals I put together the other day were really tempting me but Mr. Awesome had already seen ‘steak’ on the menu so freezer meals were ruled out.)

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Even the dog was staring me down because she was ready for dinner…

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Oven Roasted Green Beans

Well, now that I have all of these frozen green beans in my freezer I can start using them in many different ways. One of the ways we really like to eat them is oven-roasted… the little kids think of them as bean fries.

You can add in the parmesan and breadcrumbs if you like or leave it out if cheese is not your thing. You could also substitute bacon drippings for the olive oil and sprinkle them with some crumbled bacon to take these to another level.

If you buy or pick whole green beans they do make for a prettier presentation but we use a lot of frozen green beans as we get them at a really good price from Southwestern Produce.

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