Perfect Cream Scones – Cookbook Club Reviewers

Have I got some awesome recipes for you this week! This month the Cookbook Club Reviewers decided to review The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations by Ree Drummond. Each of us were supposed to make two recipes from the cookbook and write about it. I know I wasn’t the only one that made more than two. Link ups to some of the other reviews are below as well as a chance to win your very own copy of the book, so be sure to check that out. First recipe up is Perfect Cream Scones. In the book she also offers variations for Lemon Rosemary Scones and Maple Bacon Scones. I ended up making all three! Pioneer Woman's Maple Bacon Scones Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Cookbook Club Reviewers

This month, my fellow bloggers in the Cookbook Club Reviewers are making recipes and  blogging about The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond. And we are giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner! so be sure to scroll down for that as well as links to the other reviewers.

Around here, Ree Drummond is referred to as “Charlie’s Mama” since we have a few of her children’s books. Mom and son library books:

ree drummond books

Of course, J likes both her story books and her cook books. Luckily this Charlie book has a recipe at the end which we made and enjoyed immensely.

But the rest of this blog is about Scalloped Potatoes and Ham and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays . Just look at the cheesy hammy goodness.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken MoleThis week got crazier than I thought it would with back to school and preparing for the big Cookbook Club Review post next week. I had no idea what I was going to post today. Luckily my mother came to my rescue with a recipe and photo of this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Mole.

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10 Pizza Inspired Recipes

10 Pizza Inspired Recipes - thatrecipe.comDon’t get me wrong, I love pizza. You can mix it up in so many ways from varying the crust (thick, thin, gluten free, French bread, vegetables) to the sauce (tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, white sauce) and then there are the almost limitless toppings (only cheese, meat, vegetables, different cheeses, herbs, fruit, you name it!).

But one cannot live by pizza alone. Even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mixed it up with Gyoza once in awhile – Pizza Gyoza to be precise. Yeah, they went there in the new Nickelodeon series.

Which got me thinking about how many different ways there are to use pizza as an inspiration for other dishes from dips to casseroles to desserts.

So I took a quick browse through Pinterest and came up with 10 that I thought looked interesting.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Stained Glass Cookies- Fill the Cookie Jar

When the category “Back to School/Children’s favorite” was announced for the August edition of Fill the Cookie Jar, I asked my 6 year old what kind of cookie he wanted me to make. He responded “Ninja Turtle!”. Then he decided that sounded silly and changed to chocolate chip. I satisfied the chocolate chip request from him and his cousins with the TMNT M&M Cookies I posted on Monday.

I found a bag of Jolly Ranchers (not a sponsor of this post) in the cupboard when I was cleaning and a light bulb went off over my head: STAINED GLASS COOKIES!!!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stained Glass Cookies

 

Red, blue and purple, check. I just needed to find orange for Mikey. I dug deeper into the candy stash and found a roll of tropical Life Savers (not a sponsor of this post either), picked out all of the orange ones. I was all set.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle M&M Cookies

When the category “Back to School/Children’s favorite” was announced for the August edition of Fill the Cookie Jar, I asked my 6 year old what kind of cookie he wanted me to make. He immediately responded “Ninja Turtle!”. Then he decided that sounded silly and changed to chocolate chip.

Since his cousins are visiting this week, I asked them what they wanted.

  • what were you thinking of making?
  • anything but oatmeal raisin
  • no peanut butter
  • snickerdoodles
  • chocolate chip
  • yeah, chocolate chip
  • chocolate chip is good

Six “kids” ranging in age from 6 to 22 and I got somewhat of a consensus. Lucky me. Except plain old chocolate chip seemed a little boring to me. And several of my fellow bloggers talked about doing chocolate chip for the monthly Cookie Linky Party on Thursday.

What a minute? How about M&M Cookies. (M&M is not a sponsor of this post, but I wouldn’t object if they sent a few bags).

M&M Cookies

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No Knead Artisan Bread

Monday I posted a recipe for gluten fee Asian Chicken Wraps, today it is gluten and carbs galore because that’s how us omnivores roll. Okay, it could just be me.

I am warning you now, if the site of uncensored pictures of complex carbohydrates and globs of gluten offends you, you might want to look away now.

No Knead Caprese Artisan Bread

No Knead Artisan Bread: combine a few simple ingredients in a bowl, let it sit overnight then bake it in a preheated cast iron Dutch oven. Am I the last person in the blogosphere to find out about this method of bread making?  From the looks of my Pinterest boards and my fellow food bloggers posts, I might be. Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Wraps

Asian Chicken Wrap with Sesame Ginger Marinade from Gourmet WarehouseA few weeks ago the folks at Gourmet Warehouse contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying a few of their products. I got a free spice rub and marinade, they get a few recipes, we both get free advertising from each other. Works for me!

And if you are wondering “would she still like the products even if they weren’t free?”, the answer is YOU BETCHA! I wouldn’t post this otherwise.

When I noticed that the Sesame Ginger marinade was gluten free, I immediately thought of these Asian Chicken Wraps. I love recipes like this because the three of us have different likes when it comes to food and this enables everyone to choose there own fillings. And J loves being able to make anything himself!

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Smoked Salmon Spread or Dip

Smoked Salmon Spread for bagels or crackersSmoked Salmon Spread is one of those recipes like Portuguese Beans that both Ma’am and I swore was on the site, but when she went to look for it we realized we had both somehow missed posting it.

Maybe because we have both made it so many times we don’t even look at a recipe anymore. Or because it only has three ingredients that you simply mix together until it is the correct taste and consistency for however you plan to use it.

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Applewood Smoke Meatloaf – Gourmet Warehouse

Gourmet Warehouse Applewood Smoke Meatloaf - thatrecipe.comA few weeks ago the folks at Gourmet Warehouse contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying a few of their products. I got a free spice rub and marinade, they get a few recipes, we both get free advertising from each other. Works for me!

And if you are wondering “would she still like the products even if they weren’t free?”, the answer is YOU BETCHA! I wouldn’t post this otherwise.

When I opened and sampled the Applewood Smoke Spice Rub I could think of all kinds of things to rub it on: chicken, steaks, ribs, etc. It is sweet and spicy! I knew I had some ground beef and pork in the freezer so my brain screamed: MEATLOAF! (my brain is pesky like that sometimes).

But, meatloaf is just a plain, boring, bland blob of meat, right? Not with this spice mix, and some bacon and a zesty glaze. Continue reading

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