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* 3 1/2 cups Nonfat dry Milk Powder
* 2 Cups sifted Powdered Sugar
* 1 Cup Powdered Nondairy Creamer
* 1/2 cup sifted unsweetened Cocoa Powder
In a mixing bowl combine dry milk, powder sugar, nondairy creamer and cocoa powder. Store in airtight container.
For each serving, place 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and add 3/4 cup boiling water. Makes about 5 1/2 cups mix. 16 servings.
This was given as a gift to me from a friend at church~ Thank you Janissa for sharing the recipe with me!! In addition to Hot Cocoa, I add it to my second cup of coffee each morning~ YUMMMMMM
* 1 Gallon Apple Cider
* 1 Tablespoon Honey
* 4 Tablespoons Mulling Spice
* 6  Cinnamon Sticks
Wrap the mulling spice in cheesecloth. Add the mulling spice, cinnamon sticks, and honey to the cider. Simmer for 20 minutes over Medium heat. Remove mulling spice pouch and cinnamon sticks before serving!
I have been such a slacker in doing what I love and that is
sharing the tons of recipes I have. I’d be in the kitchen 12 hours a day trying
different recipes if I could. I guess the love to do that comes from my Mother.
She was a awesome cook and baker, and Mother and wife. Thank you Mom for all
that you taught me!!!
One of my New years resolutions is to seriously post a new
recipe each day.
As this year comes to a close, I pray Love, Hope,
and Peace be with you always and Blessings for you and your
families this coming 2012!
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1-1/4 cups instant Minute Rice
8 -10 chicken thighs (or you can use as many as you like)
salt and pepper to taste
MAKE IT!!!!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Set oven rack to lowest position.
Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
In a bowl combine all 3 condensed soups with 1/4 cup melted butter, garlic
powder, black pepper, cayenne and instant rice; transfer into baking dish.
Place the chicken thighs skin side up on top of the rice, then drizzle with
remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter.
Sprinkle the thighs with choice of/or all black pepper, garlic
powder or onion powder, then sprinkle paprika all over the rice and the
Bake uncovered for about 1 hour OR until the chicken is
cooked through and rice is tender.
I have been so bad about posting new recipes!! Now that I have family not
feeling well, I plan to make them dinner today, SO that being said, following
this post, I will post a recipe for Chicken and Rice. Something GOOD and hearty.
Also I am still in search of the “Perfect” Chocolate Chip Cookie, which, I am
going to be testing yet another recipe for that! Yummmm Cookies &
Espresso…makes me HAPPY! Be BLESSED!
I “LOVE” Apples, Apple Pie, Apple cake, apples & peanut butter~ You get the picture . SO I came up with this “SIMPLE” Apple Dump Cake.
2 Cans Apple Pie Filling
1 Box Spice Cake Mix
1 Stick Melted butter
Preheat oven to 350* Degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 Pan with a non stick spray. Line the bottom of the pan with both cans of Apple pie filling. Sprinkle on top  evenly the Spice Cake Mix. Melt the stick of butter and drizzle over all the top. Bake @ 350* for about 40 minutes…until you can see the top where the butter is, is golden.
This is DELISHhhhhhhhhhhh. It is not a really sweet desert. You can taste the apples and all the spices from the cake!!
NOTE: You can add 1 cup of pecans or any nut of your choice, ON TOP of Apple Pie filling!

DELISH~ with the sugary-cinnamon crumb topping, can we say YUMMMM~ Can double the recipe and fill the muffin cups just to the top edge for a wonderful extra-generously-sized deli style muffin. Add extra blueberries too, if you want! Your search for the PERFECT Blueberry Muffin ends here!! Many I have tried, the berries sink to the bottom. With this batter it is “Thick” and holds the berries in place!!! 


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Beat egg into vegetable oil, add to flour mixture, add milk , Mix with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
  3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.
This recipe is GREAT with other types of fruit!!!
Mangia ~ Enjoy!!!

Note: I NEVER buy Buttermilk…read a few posts below to see how to make

I have tired two different add ins on the Fluffy Pancakes. You can either peel and thin slice a Granny Smith apple, or shred the apple and add to the pancake mixture at the end when mixing right before cooking. I also added a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.  You can also add a cup of fresh blueberries, and also add the 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.
Both ways are DELISH!!

Buon appetito always!


WARNING~ WARNING~ WARNING~~These are so yummy, light, and fluffy, you could eat  your weight in them!They were so easy to make that there is no need to buy box mix any more. Why buy something that has so much junk in it so it can last on the shelf for 3 years when you can whip this up in 5 minutes???  Once your pan is hot, they will cook very fast so pay CLOSE  attention. Do not be concerned about the “sour” milk. Milk and vinegar is homemade buttermilk. Your pancakes will not taste sour. It helps make them  to be fluffy and tender. Mangia!!!!





  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cooking spray


  1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Add vanilla then to the wet ingredients. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.


Buon appetito always!

I NEVER buy buttermilk.  ALWAYS keep vinegar on hand and make your own!!!


Making a recipe that calls for buttermilk? Use this simple substitute, and you won’t need to buy any
  • Milk (just under one cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice

1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.

2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.

3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.