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Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gravestone Rice Krispie Treats

With Halloween parties just around the corner, I thought I'd share these gravestone rice krispie treats.  
How cute would these be for a school treat?  Their so simple and the kids would love them!  Give them a try!
Gravestone Rice Krispie Treats

As for making them, make your rice krispie treats as usual.  When cooled, cut them out in the shape of a gravestone.  Melt your chocolate and dip the rice krispie treats in until fully covered.  When chocolate is fully hardened, use white frosting to write your lettering.
For serving at a party, place treats on a bed of green dyed coconut.  How cute would that be?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Hi, I'm Vanessa from DIY180 I am happy to be here today at "The Life Of A Craft Crazed Mom".  My blog is about home decor, make overs, DIY projects and cooking yummy food for my family. Today, I am going to share with you one of my kids favorite recipes. These cookies are so chewy and wholesome and its an easier recipe, so your kids can help you make them.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe is super easy. You need two bowls, one for wet and one for dry then add the wet to the dry and mix. Easy!


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking power
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
2 1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
1 cup of dried raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil cookie sheets or you can line with parchment paper.
2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking soda and baking power into a medium bowl.
3. Beat the brown sugar and butter on medium speed for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
4. Beat in the egg and vanilla till blended. Next add the pumpkin and beat on low till blended.
5. Take flour mixture and beat into the wet ingredients till blended. Then add the oats and mix well.
(FYI, the last few times I made these cookie I replace the old fashioned oats for 1 cup of granola cereal and the rest I used rolled oats and added to my mixture. It gives the cookies a chewy, crunchy taste. I have made the cookies with old fashioned oats and they are yummy too : ).
6. Stir in the raisins.
7. Drop the dough by the tablespoons 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes and they are golden brown. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. 

These lovelies are my favorite and I hope they become your as well!
Enjoy your yummy cookies with a tall glass of cold milk! I love being here today and thank you Mellisa for having me! 



Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Upside Down Cake

Hi Everyone!  I'm Karen from over at FromtheGardenTable and I am so excited to be posting here at The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom. 

I love following Melissa's projects and especially love her recipes. I absolutely love being in the kitchen (second only to being in the garden) but the best of all is cooking, baking and preserving with what is from my garden or local farms. There is nothing like fresh local food, especially when it's your own! Here in New Hampshire, the fall flavors are taking over, especially apples. After a fun outing of apple picking with the family this is usually one of the first things I bake. 
Apple Upside Down Cake
The cake is sweet, light and buttery which is the perfect compliment to the warm apple top.  It is usually best to use a firm apple in this recipe that will hold it's shape, like Red or Yellow Delicious, especially if going for visual appeal but for this one I used 2 of my favorite apples MacIntosh and Cortlands, which are softer apples and cook down very easily. It's like warm applesauce right on top of the cake! It is absolutely amazing when eaten warm not too long out of the oven! There really are so many options for cooking and baking with apples and I always suffer from "Too many recipes, too little time" but some of my other favorites to make are this Sweet Cider Apple Butter and these wonderful Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins. If you would like to see what else I am making at the From the Garden Table, come on over, I would love to have you! 

Also, check out my Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest! Happy Autumn!   -Karen

Apple Upside Down Cake
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, divided
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk

  1. In a large skillet, heat the brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until melted.
  2. Add the apples and cook over high heat until the apples are fork tender, usually about 6-7 minutes. Transfer to a glass pie plate.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325°
  4. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter with the sugar, until creamy.
  6. Next add the eggs and vanilla.
  7. Add the flour mixture and the milk, alternating between the two, starting and ending with the flour.
  8. Spread the batter over the apples in the pie plate.
  9. Bake for 40 -45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and immediately loosen the edges of the cake from the pie plate.
  11. Place a serving plate over the pie plate and invert onto the serving plate.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

(Best Ever) Apple Butter

With apple picking season just around the corner, I thought I'd get you all ready to make some amazing apple butter.  It's a nice easy recipe, and yet taste so good!!  My whole family absolutely loves it!!
Apple Butter

Looks delicious, doesn't it?
The scent of the apples and cinnamon in your slow cooker is amazing.  Your home will be screaming fall!!  Give it a try, here's the recipe!!

5 1/2 lbs. apples - peeled, cored, and chopped
4 cups white sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Place apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  4. Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
  5. Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Recipe Book

A few years ago, I was so sick of searching through piles of papers and recipe cards to find what I was looking for, so I decided to make up my own cookbooks.  I went out and bought a few binders and the old school sticky photo book papers.  I labeled each book and added some dividing tabs for each of my categories.  Now, whenever I'm looking for a certain recipe, there's no more fumbling around with loose recipes.  I just grab the appropriate book and it's right there, all organized for me!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Birthday Treat!

I'm so excited at how cute these turned out.  I found the recipe on Pinterst at /www.isharefunfood.com.  They were a little time consuming, but well worth it.  His class went wild!  All it is, is some Nilla waffers, a mint cookie, died green coconut, red frosting for ketchup, and yellow frosting for mustard.  I found some gingham cupcake liners to display them and filled in with shoe
string potatoes!


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