Family Favorite Dessert, Recipe

You might recall me mentioning that we are in the process of moving. It has been a bit of a whirlwind. We are excited about getting into our new home and starting the next chapter. But more than anything right now I am looking forward to trying some of these new recipes that I have been pinning. There are so many great ones that it is going to be hard to know which recipe to try first once we get settled.

Over the last two weeks I have shared with you two of our family favorites meals, today I wanted to share with you a favorite dessert recipe.

I have been making this recipe for about 20 years and it is still a favorite. It is quick and easy, and tasty too! The kids even love helping with this one.

It is my Plucking Cake. Yes, it is made with biscuits and layered in a Bundt pan. You will love it!

Plucking Cake

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Family Favorite Recipe & Tasty Tuesday Link-up

Do you find yourself tired of fixing the same ‘ol meals?

Do you find yourself constantly searching the Internet or Pinterest for recipes that everyone in your family will love?

Are you looking for quick and easy meals, that are still tasty?

I think we can all relate at times!

Last week I shared with you one of our family favorite recipes that is also my most pinned recipe, The King Ranch Chicken Casserole.

This week I am sharing with you another family favorite recipe that you can find here, Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti. I know that you will want to pin this recipe too. It is quick and easy, even great as a left-over. My kids are always asking for 2nds. This is also a great recipe if you are making a meal for a family or a potluck event.

Thanks for pinning this recipe! Don’t forget to come back throughout the week to check out the other great pins in the link-up below!

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

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My Most Pinned Recipe

Life has been a bit hectic lately so we have eaten out way too much. For my family to get back on a home-cooked meal menu is important to me. So today I am going to share with you one of our favorite meals that is also quick & easy. Not to mention, the ingredients are staples at our house.

It is my King Ranch Chicken Recipe. I posted this recipe several months ago and it has been my most pinned post. So in case you haven’t already pinned it, here is your opportunity.

Have you tried this recipe? What did you serve w/ your King Ranch Chicken?

Thanks for pinning! Don’t forget to come back to check out the other great pins in the link-up below!

King Ranch Chicken Ingredients

King Ranch Chicken

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CheeseCake Cups, Recipe

Cheesecake Cups

Are you looking for a tasty dessert that is great to take to a party or other gathering? But maybe you want something simple and easy to serve?

How about Cheesecake Cups? They still offer the wonderful flavor of cheesecake but in a single serve size, no cutting needed.

I love to entertain in my home and try new recipes. This Cheesecake Cups recipe has gone over well every time that I have served them at gatherings.

This recipe is in two (2) parts; crust & filling

Ingredients

Crust:

2/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs

2 TBPS sugar

1 TBSP margarine, melted

Filling:

2 pkgs cream cheese, 8 oz each & softened

½ Cup sugar

3 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated

½ tsp vanilla

2 eggs

Crust Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and margarine with a fork until combined. Measure it evenly into 12 muffin papers. Press firmly. Bake the crust for 5 minutes. Let cool.

Filling Directions:

Using a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Once it is mixed well, add the eggs.

Then pour evenly into the 12 prepared graham cracker cups. Fill ½ – ¾ full. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Cool completely in pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Top with fresh fruit or fruit filling

CheeseCake Cups 1

CheeseCake Cups

TIPS

I have a magic bullet that I have used to pulse my graham crackers into crumbs. I used it when I was without my chopper. Either works fine depending on how small you want the crumbs.

When serving at my own home I put the fruit filling in different serving dishes & let the guest add their own. If taking with me to a party I will have a couple of different toppings on top for them to choose from.

AND…………Look!!!!!!

I have been selected to Co-Host the Tasty Tuesday link-up at Creative K Kids.

This month, Tamara from OKC Mom of 3 and Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama are running this party on their blogs!    cohosts for tasty tuesdays, june  We would love to have you link up to three of your old or new food posts!    Here are  just a few requests for this linky:

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Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Tasting Party

Who loves Chick-fil-A?

Have you tried their new menu items?

If you haven’t stick around to find out how you could possible earn a card for up to 3 free sandwiches!

Chickfila FREE Single Card

I was thrilled when Mom It Forward asked me to host a Grilled Chicken Tasting Party at the end of April. The Party was held at the Edmond North location at 1210 E 2nd Street, Edmond, OK. The presenter of the Grilled Chicken Tasting Party was Katie, Marketing Director for this location. She did a wonderful job telling us about the new menu items and showing us around. She even answered all of our questions and she gets an A+ for putting up with our rowdy bunch. Ok, the only rowdy one in the bunch was my husband, because he thinks he needs to give everyone a hard time! Luckily she was a good sport. ;-)

How do you eat healthy when eating on the go, keeping in mind that it still needs to be packed with flavor?

Chick-fil-A is making that easier with their new menu items including the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, and the Grilled Nuggets. They also offer a Grilled Chicken Wrap, or choose one of 3 wonderful salads.

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Tasting Party Menu Items

Chickfila Grilled Chicken Tasting Party Menu

Chickfila Grilled Chicken Tasting Party Info

The night of the Grilled Chicken Tasting Party I tried the Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich. I thought it was really yummy! Probably will be a lot easier to eat once my braces come off. My husband selected the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and he enjoyed it! Another guest chose the Grilled Chicken Wrap and although she enjoyed it, she felt that it had too much lettuce for her. But we all really enjoyed our meals and were able to select a dessert.

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Have you tried any of their new menu items? What is your favorite Chick-fil-A item(s)? If you’re like me it is hard to pick just one favorite!

How would you like to get a FREE sandwich from Chick-fil-A? Please make sure that you have a local Chick-fil-A. Then, all you have to do is like this FB page OKC Mom of 3 AND be one of the first 6 to comment on this FB Post. I will then contact you through PM (private message) to get a mailing address. I will mail out one card to you immediately, depending on where you live and the good ‘ol postal service you could have it w/i a couple of days. I could mail it by 5pm today & hopefully you would have it on Friday or Saturday. Yes, of course you’d have to use it immediately to get the FREE May Sandwich, but Chick-fil-A is good anytime!!

That was easy! Wasn’t it? :-)

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Here are some pictures from the event. Lovely little paper caps too, huh?! ;-)

Chickfila Grilled Chicken Tasting Party

Chickfila Grilled Chicken Tasting Party 2

Chickfila Grilled Chicken Tasting Party 3

Chickfila Grilled Chicken Tasting Party 4

It’s Time, Run or Dye OKC

Are you looking for something fun & colorful to do this summer?

Do you love rainbows?

How about the opportunity to paint your own rainbow, of sorts!

And just when you thought you couldn’t get any more colorful, now you can cross the finish line at the Run Or Dye OKC right in the middle of the color-storm at the Finish Festival.

Don’t forget to invite your friends to enjoy the rainbow. You can wear costumes or you may choose to be a white canvas.

The Run or Dye is the world’s most colorful 5K and it is headed to OKC, Dead Woods Haunted Forest on July 26, 2014.

So bring all of your family and friends to run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy the world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the sky (not to mention all of your friends) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.

Use the code: BLOGOKC to save another $5 off of the admission. CODE EXPIRES Jul 18th

If you join a team you can save another $5 for a total savings of $10 for the Oklahoma City Run or Dye

The Run or Dye is absolutely for everyone and so much fun! Whether you’re a recovering couch potato or an avid marathon runner, you’ll love the atmosphere and experience at Run or Dye. You’re welcome to walk, run, dance, or skip your way to the finish line. And Run or Dye is family-friendly – kids 6 and under participate for FREE and do not require registration.

*Who wants to run, walk, skip, etc on my team? If you’re interested please comment below so that I can get that all put together!!! I think it will be so much fun! And don’t forget, a few of you mentioned that you’d come join the fun next time! It’s already here!!!

How about an opportunity to win a code for a FREE admission to the Run or Dye OKC, July 26, 2014?

The Giveaway ends 7/06/2014 at 11:59pm. Winner will receive the code via email within 48 hours of the end of the Giveaway.

Enter here:

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Braces After 40, Update 1

Since I have had a couple of messages asking for an update on my braces I thought it would be a great post for today, especially since I just went for my 3rd appointment on last Monday! If you want to catch up on my experience, here is that post! Braces After 40

I have been wearing braces now for 3 ½ months and only have about 20 ½ months to go. Yeah! Doesn’t seem that long, right?!

At this appointment she told me that she put a different shape wire on and that I might be a little sore than the other two appointments. Yes, she was right!

To me the change is noticeable. My front 2 teeth aren’t tipped back as much as they were but they do have a little bit more space between them. As they have been moving at times 1 of my front two teeth weren’t even aligned. But I realize that I probably notice little things like that on myself where someone else may not even notice. Since my front 2 teeth needed the most movement, (in my opinion) that is where I have noticed the most change.

I still love my braces. Yes, my teeth are a little sore for a few days after each appointment but I know it won’t last long. Plus, I am tough or at least I try to tell myself that I am. ;-) LOL

Even though I have braces on, I have already noticed that I am not as self-conscious as before.

So my next appointment is scheduled for 6 weeks away and I will be getting the bottom braces on at that appointment as well. I am a little nervous about it because then I will be forced to wear rubber-bands.

For those of you that have worn braces, I have heard that the rubber-bands are awful. Is it really that bad? I am a little scared. I know that sounds silly, but I am.

Here are a few pics of my progress so far and please don’t judge my selfie. I stink at taking selfies!

What do you think about my progress so far? Can you tell they’re moving?

Before Braces
Before Braces

Day 1 after they were put on
Braces 1

After 7 weeks
Braces 2

After 3 1/2 months
Braces 3

Only one week after having the new bracket placed at 3 1/2 months, the gap between my front two teeth is closing.

Braces 4

Thanks so much for all of the kind and encouraging words, as well as checking on me during my progress. I know that a few of you have shared that you really wanted to get braces. Have you taken that next step? I would love to hear where you are with your decision.

No Fail Crock-Pot Roast, Recipe

With the summer coming up I will be using our crock-pot more often so that I don’t heat up the entire house w/ the oven. And one of my favorite crock-pot meals is Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots.

I always thought that I knew how to make a Roast. In fact, that is something that I learned to make just like my mom had made.

But in May 2007 when my mother-in-law passed away our neighbor made us a yummy Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots, not to mention, scrumptious gravy. :-)

I realized that my Roast meal wasn’t nearly as yummy as the one our neighbor made for us. So once things settled down I called to ask her what I was doing wrong.

So guess what? Today I am going to share with you how to make a yummy Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots. Don’t worry I will also share with you how to make the gravy! Can’t have Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots without gravy, right?! ;-)

Since learning to make roast, I have learned that I am not the only one that doesn’t know how to make a yummy roast. I have a friend here in OKC that has never made a roast. So hopefully my recipe and directions will inspire you!

Roast with Potatoes & Carrots Collage

Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots

Roast, 3 lb

1-2 lbs Carrots, peeled & cut

1-2 lbs Potatoes, peeled & cut

2-4 TBSP oil

1 carton beef broth

1 package onion soup mix

Directions

Heat the oil over medium heat in a frying pan large enough for the roast. Take the thawed roast & rub flour all over. Now place in the heated oil. Brown the roast on both sides. While you are browning roast put the broth into the crock-pot and turn on, place lid on. The broth needs to be warm when you add the roast to the crock-pot.

Once the roast is browned on both sides, place into the warm broth inside the crock-pot. Then pour a package of the onion soup mix on top. Then pour in the potatoes & carrots, being careful not to splash broth. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until the roast is tender enough to pull apart w/ a fork.

Roast with Potatoes & Carrots Collage 2

When it is done you can put all of the veggies into a dish w/ the roast on a plate, as I have done.

Roast with Potatoes & Carrots Dish Collage

TIPS:

I normally purchase a rump roast that is about 3 pounds (give or take). I also buy regular carrots, not the baby carrots. We also love the red potatoes but this particular day I didn’t have them on hand so I used the russet.

You can add additional seasoning if you like, but really not needed. I may add pepper when serving.

Left-over Roast makes a great burrito, on a tortilla. Also, you can take a TBSP of oil & fry up the potatoes & carrots as a side w/ another dish.

If you’re serving as a left-over you can also diced up some of these Oven-Roasted Anaheim Peppers to the pan.

Serve w/ bread or rolls.

Roast Gravy Recipe:

You’ll want to serve this meal w/ gravy so here is that recipe.

After you have taken the veggies and roast out of the broth pour all but about 1 cup into a saucepan. In the 1 cup of broth add 1-2 TBSP flour. Stir briskly w/ a fork. If it is thick then add to the saucepan. Stir well. If it isn’t thick enough add more flour, a little at a time. Heat over low until it reaches its desired thickness.

If you make a roast in water instead of using brother, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe. I had always used water to cook my roast until my neighbor shared w/ me her recipe. It really does make a wonderful difference. Once you try this Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots Recipe, you’ll never go back to water & just regular seasoning.

We love this recipe!

How do you make your Roast w/ Potatoes & Carrots?

What is your favorite crock-pot meal?

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The Color Run OKC

Do you love to run? Or are you a walker? Have you participated in The Color Run?

Although, a couple of years ago I really wanted to start running. It is probably because I have so many friends that run. I had to accept the fact that I am just not a runner. I love to walk though and do so as much as I can.

So when The Color Run came up I considered attending. In fact, it was something that we had discussed doing as a family. But the week of the event I was trying to come up with an excuse not to go. Do you ever do that?

But then I had a surprise package come in the mail. It was a colorful tutu. One of my Texas friends made it & mailed it to me. I had jokingly mentioned a few weeks prior that all girls need a tutu. I never imagined that I would get a surprise in the mail the week of the run. Thank you friend! So there was no backing out of the event now, right?!

The Color Run Tutu

Anyway, I picked up The Color Run packets the day before the event. Now I was actually pretty excited. Although, I have participated in walking events while living in Texas, I hadn’t participated in anything like The Color Run. I was in for something new and exciting.

But when my youngest thought about the fact that we would be walking and getting “colored stuff” all over us, he was really reluctant. So reluctant that I almost gave in and said that we would just sleep in. It would have been so easy to sleep in. Because a girls gotta get her beauty sleep! ;-)

But it wasn’t his decision.

So we got up early and yes, he was still fussing about going. But we made it more fun by taking lots of fun pictures and just being silly. Once the walk started, he kept telling us that he didn’t want to walk through the “colored stuff” so he walked outside of the trail so that he didn’t get it on him. That worked great on the first color. But on the second color they noticed that he tried walking outside the trail to avoid color, they chased him & he got color all over him. Yeah! He loved it! We played and had a great time.

He even saw a couple of his teachers and we saw lots of interesting things. We took lots of pictures!

I hope that you enjoy the pictures that we took at the event.

Have you participated in The Color Run? Are you a runner or a walker? Since the race I have had several friends say that we should walk/run on a team next time! Are you in? :-)

Thanks to the wonderful Oklahoma City Moms Blog where I won the registration when they hosted a giveaway. And they let me walk on their team with an awesome t-shirt!

The Color Run with friends

Before the race
The Color Run Before 1

At the starting line & if you look close you can see bubbles in the air
The Color Run starting line

And the interesting things that you see during the race
The Color Run Interesting

Lots of colorful signs along the way
The Color Run signs 1

The Color Run signs 2

The Color Run signs 3

The Color Run signs 4

The Color Run signs 5

The Color Run signs 6

We made it to the finish line
The Color Run finish 1

The Color Run finish 2

The Color Run finish 3

The Color Run finish 4

The Color Run finish 5

Me with my youngest after the race
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My hubs with my youngest during the race (taking a little break)
The Color Run My boys

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Cheesecake Sopapilla Dessert, Recipe

Growing up our meals and desserts often consisted of the same ‘ol thing and often times came straight out of a box. That isn’t always a bad thing and certainly isn’t meant to be critical. But it helped me make the decision to teach myself to cook/bake. While I love to cook/bake, I am always looking for new recipes to try.

Do you ever feel intimidated when you are going to try a new recipe? I have to admit that it still happens to me.

We recently invited another family over for dinner and I wanted to make a dessert. I decided to try one that my sister-in-law had made for us when she came to visit.

She wrote down the recipe for me but I hadn’t made it because I was a bit intimidated. Silly, right?! So why did I decide to make it for my first time when we were having guests over?

I am not real sure but after making this dessert I realized that if I can make lasagna, that may intimidate some people, surely I can make this dessert.

Have you ever had or made this Cheesecake Sopapilla? I know it has been around for a while. If you haven’t made it yet, I have one suggestion for you. Don’t let it intimidate you!! It was so easy & delicious!

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Cheesecake Sopapilla Dessert Ingredients

Cheesecake Sopapilla Recipe

You will need:

2 cans crescent rolls

2 8 oz whipped cream cheese

1 ½ cups sugar

1 tsp vanilla

¼ cup sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

4 tbsp butter/margarine, melted

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

Mix or beat together the two 8 oz containers of whipped cream cheese, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 tsp vanilla.

Cheesecake Sopapilla Dessert Filling

In a separate bowl mix together ¼ cup of sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, and 4 TBSP butter/margarine, melted.

Spray bottom of a 13 X 9 glass casserole dish with a non-stick spray.

Line one layer of crescent rolls across the bottom of the dish.

Then add the cream cheese mix.

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Then add half of the sugar mix.

Then add the other layer of the crescent rolls.

Then add the remaining cinnamon mix on top.

Cheesecake Sopapilla Dessert 2

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden, depending on oven.

TIPS:
Make sure that you use the whipped cream cheese that comes in a little tub. They also come in different sizes, make sure to two of the 8 ounces sizes.

The crescent rolls may come apart but just pull them to cover as much as you can.

Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving so that it can firm up.

Serving warm is best!

Delicious Cheesecake Sopapilla Dessert

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