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Granny’s Secret Fried Chicken Recipe

Granny’s Secret Fried Chicken Recipe

Sweet tea, sweet corn, mashed ‘taters & fried chicken. That was a traditional Sunday dinner for me growing up. Nothing fancy, nothing you couldn’t pronounce and nothing left over. I couldn’t wait to go to Granny’s house on Sunday’s just to eat ’til my belly popped.

Granny's Secret Fried Chicken Recipe

I was about 10 years old when Granny taught me the secret to her fried chicken. Again, nothing fancy – but maybe a little unique. Granny’s secret fried chicken recipe used pancake flour. Aunt Jemima’s pancake flour to be exact. Continue reading

Super Moist Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

Super Moist Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

Moist Lemon Bundt Cake

The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year when it comes to cooking. So many yummy treats, hearty dinners, and cooking large meals for my extended family. I just recently, after years of wanting, got my very own Kitchen Aid Mixer and I was SO excited to make something amazingly delicious with it and my husband requested something with lemon in it. So I got to thinking about a recipe I’ve used before for a Super Moist Lemon Bundt Cake. This cake is oh so moist and light, but decadent once you add a cream cheese icing on top. Hungry yet? Let’s get started! Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I know I can’t be the only person to buy canned pumpkin pie mix by mistake. You’ve done it, right?! I like to keep canned pumpkin on hand throughout the year for those cravings. I never pay much attention to the can when I pick them up so when I was cleaning my cabinets I found a can of Pumpkin Pie Mix.

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I didn’t want to make a pumpkin pie so I did some experimenting and I’m so glad I did. The results are delicious for sure. These cupcakes are like Pumpkin Pie without the crust, with a yummy frosting. I’m even considering making the same mistake and buying more pumpkin pie mix just for this recipe.

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If you’ve ever accidently bought pumpkin pie mix instead of a can of pumpkin don’t toss it. Try this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes instead.

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • [b]Cupcakes[/b]
  • 1 can Pumpkin Pie Mix (I use Libby’s)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon each: Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Nutmeg, Allspice (or 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Mix)
  • [b]Frosting[/b]
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. [b]Cupcakes[/b]
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour muffin tins (or use liners)
  3. Combine the first 5 ingredients and blend well
  4. Beat in the sugar and spices
  5. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. [b]Frosting[/b]
  7. While the cupcakes are baking prepare the frosting.
  8. In the bowl of a stand mixer whip the butter and cream cheese with the paddle attachment. Gradually increase the speed until it is mixed thoroughly.
  9. Carefully add in the powdered sugar while mixing at low speed. Increase the speed once the sugar is in and mix until fluffy.
  10. Cool the cupcakes then pipe or spread the frosting on top.

 

Granny’s Meatloaf

Tonight was a milestone for us – my 11 year old son cooked dinner – from scratch – for the first time. With the exception of a few technical issues he did amazingly well. He had very little help from me and managed to pull of the perfect meatloaf; Granny’s Meatloaf to be exact.

My sons interest in cooking started sometime last year. He started watching a lot of Food Network shows and quickly became fascinated with the world of preparing food. He started spending more and more time with me in the kitchen, acting as my sous chef. He would peel potatoes, slice veggies, stir the pots etc..

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Tonight he begged to make dinner. Since I was in no mood to cook myself (we’re packing for a move) I gave in to his pleading. I asked what he wanted to cook and he immediately said “Granny’s Meatloaf!” That’s his favorite food and pretty darn easy to make. I reminded him that him making dinner meant doing all of the work, not just the easy parts. He only groaned a little when it came time to mix the meat!

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Since he was cooking dinner I let him choose the sides to go with the meatloaf. He chose mashed potatoes and corn on the cob; I love my son! He peeled the potatoes, de-husked and de-silked the corn and cooked all of that. I couldn’t’ believe how amazing he did.To say I’m proud of this boy would be an understatement; I’m in awe of how far he’s come and how grown he is getting!

Grannys-Meatloaf

So, here’s the recipe for Granny’s Meatloaf. Maybe you can bring your kids in the kitchen and let them help out – If they’re anything like mine I’m sure they’ll love it!

Granny’s Meatloaf
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • 1 brown gravy packet
  • 1 cup ketchup, separated
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 cup ketchup and onions together in a large bowl.
  3. Add spices and gravy packet and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Put the meat in a loaf pan or other dish, formed into a loaf and bake for 1 hour.

 

 

Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake is one of those foods that is so simple to make yet puts a smile on your face with every bite. This Oreo Cheesecake is no different. I got the inspiration for this recipe while grocery shopping. I look at everything in the grocery store as a recipe and as soon as I saw Oreo’s sitting on the shelf the first thing that popped in my head was cheesecake. Naturally!

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Whipping up the Oreo Cheesecake was so easy and yes I did snack on a few cookies during the process – don’t judge me! I did have to keep reassuring myself the destruction of the Oreo’s was for a good cause – my belly! By the way, smashing Oreo cookies into itty bitty crumbs is surprisingly therapeutic. Sure you can use a food processor but I prefer my handy dandy meat tenderizer.

Oreo-Cheesecake

Since this was my first time making an Oreo Cheesecake I decided to play it safe and Google it. I found a recipe here and decided to play off of that. It was hard to wait an entire day to try the finished product, but let me tell ya – it was well worth it! You’ll never look at Oreo’s the same after tasting the Oreo Cheesecake. I know I’m crushing Oreo’s and freezing the crumbs from here on out!

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Okay, okay – I’ll shut up and give you the recipe 🙂

Oreo Cheesecake
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • [b]Crust[/b]
  • 22 Oreo cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • [b]Filling[/b]
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 15 Oreo cookies, chopped – not crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F;
  2. Combine the melted butter and Oreo Cookie crumbs in a large bowl. I use a spatula to mix mine. Press into the bottom of a 9″ Springform pan.
  3. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the cheesecake filling. Use the paddle attachment with your stand mixer to whip the cream cheese on medium speed.
  5. Add the sugar and mix to thoroughly combine.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, continuing to mix, then add the yogurt and vanilla.
  7. Turn the speed up one notch and allow to mix for 2 more minutes. Carefully pour in the chopped Oreo’s and pour the batter in the baked crust. Make sure the filling is even and bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Allow the cake to cool at room temp for 2 hours then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

 

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