Blackberry Cake Cobbler, Recipe

Blackberry

Are you often looking for a homemade dessert that is quick & easy, and oh so tasty? Something that can be changed up a bit depending on what fruit you decide to use? Then you’ll definitely want to try this Cake Cobber. It has the fruit like a cobbler, but the crust is more like a cake. And Oh So Yummy!

I make this dessert regularly and everybody loves it. It is a great dessert that can be put into the oven while cooking dinner and it will be ready to enjoy by the time dinner is over. And I am often asked for the recipe after I have made it for others. So I decided to share this with you today.

I think you’ll really love this recipe. I have made this with fresh fruit, fresh-frozen fruit, or a can of fruit pie filling. So keep that in mind when you are making your own. Also, just a quick heads up, this recipe doesn’t double well. I don’t know why, but it has run over every time that I have tried to double it, even if I use a much larger dish. If you want it to serve more than 4-8 depending on serving size, then I suggest making separate dishes.

I have also made this recipe for many years with one can of fruit pie filling. It can be easily changed up using different pie filling flavors; apple, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, cherry, etc. The recipe featured today is with Blackberry. Because my husband has been requesting it.

But I have also made it with fresh fruit or fresh frozen fruit. We now have our own blackberries bush in our yard, so we love using our fresh berries when we have them. It works well with fresh blueberries too, maybe even fresh rasberries.

Don’t forget to come back to let me know how much you love it.

Cake Cobbler Ingredients

Cake Cobbler

Ingredients

1 stick butter

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 cup flour

¼ tsp salt

¾ cup milk

2 cups fresh berries OR 1 can of fruit pie filling

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In an 8X8 glass dish melt the stick of butter.

In a separate dish, while the butter is melting, mix together the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.

When the butter is completely melted stir in the dry ingredients, add the milk, then mix until smooth.

Place the fruit in the middle, on top but DO NOT stir in.

Bake on 350 degrees for 1 hour or until browned

Cake Cobbler
TIPS:

Once the butter is melted make sure you add the dry ingredients and milk into the hot dish and then mix well.

Please don’t make the mistake that I have made and try to double this recipe. It will run over.

Depending on serving size, this will feed 6-8

This is best served warm (add a little vanilla ice cream ~ delish)

Does this sound like something you’ll want to try?

Do you have your own favorite go-to dessert recipe? I’d love for you to share it with me. I am always looking for new recipes to try. Please feel free to add a link to your favorite recipe in the comments below.

Cake Cobbler served , Cake Cobbler served with ice cream

Lasagna Recipe, Red Gold Tomatoes Products

On January 13th, 2015 Red Gold Tomatoes launched a new campaign “Lasagna Party”!

That sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, it is! For a couple of reasons. Their campaign is geared toward “Food Brings People Together”. So it is time to make dinner and invite the family and friends over. And lasagna is a great entree to serve, whether it is a family of 4 or more. Another reason that this is exciting is because Red Gold Tomatoes is having another Giveaway! I love Giveaways and I am sure you do too. So jump on over to the Red Gold Tomatoes FB Page and enter for your chance to win. The Giveaway runs from January 13th through February 3rd, 2015. They’re giving away 750 aprons and 6 gourmet Lasagna Party Prize Packs which include a Le Creuset Lasagna Pan (I’d love one of those, wouldn’t you?).

I have had the pleasure of working with Red Gold Tomatoes in the past and was thrilled when they contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I was interested in working with them again. Then with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the box was delivered and set aside. Then we had some family things going on which delayed me getting around to making a meal using the products that they sent. This week I finally pulled everything out of the box and made lasagna. We love lasagna!

The recipes that Red Gold sent to me this go around are the same recipes that I had received from a previous time, so I decided to use a recipe of my own. Of course, I did make a few adjustments even to my own recipe since I am using Red Gold Tomato products. I know they won’t mind!

I have probably used my lasagna recipe for 20+ years, but still don’t mind trying something new from time to time. I am fortunate that my family is open to trying new things too, even when they love the things that I already make.

Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Ingredients

Lasagna Recipe & Ingredients

1 Can Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes, 28 oz

2 Cans Red Gold Diced Tomatoes (Italian), 14.5 oz each

1 Box Lasagna Noodles, uncooked

1 lb lean ground meat, browned & drained

16 oz container of cottage cheese

2 Cups mozzarella Cheese, shredded

½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

2 eggs

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp salt

1 tsp Italian seasoning

½ – ¾ cup water

Directions:

Brown the ground meat, drain.

Then add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and water. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine the cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, and seasoning.

Pour enough of the tomato meat mixture to cover the bottom of a casserole dish (about 1 cup). Preferably one that is 13 X 9 or larger.

Then put a layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce.

Then put a layer of the cheese mixture.

Do this a couple of times, unless you end w/ a layer of the sauce mix and cheese mixture on top.

Then cover with foil and bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes, take off the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes (or until heated through and cheese is melted)

Tips:

I use the low fat cottage cheese, but you can use ricotta cheese

I suggest using a casserole dish that is a bit larger than a 13 X 9

If using this recipe, I would suggest using ¾ cup water. When using only ½ cup water it was a bit on the dry side.

You could sprinkler a little more mozzarella cheese on top, if desired.

This recipe will serve 12+ and is great served with a salad and garlic bread.

Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna


In my Red Gold Tomatoes of goodies was:
1 28 oz Red Gold Crushed Tomato
2 14.5 oz Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, Italian
1 box of Creamette Lasagna Noodles
1 Red Gold reuseable bag, great for canned or jarred items, not pictured
1 Laura’s Lean Beef arpon, not pictured
Laura’s Lean Beef card, recipe, and coupon, not pictured
Lasagna recipes, not pictured

Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Products

Are you ready to make lasagna and invite your family & friends over for dinner? Don’t forget to come back to let me know how you like the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken, Recipe & Giveaway

Did you enjoy the Slow-Cooker/Crock-Pot Pulled Pork recipe that I shared?

Just in case you missed it, here is the link to it.

As I mentioned, Red Gold Tomatoes sent a Fall Harvest Package while they are promoting their 2-A-Day Crock-Pot Giveaway. I have worked with Red Gold Tomatoes and was thrilled to get the opportunity again.

This is a picture of goodies that were in the Red Gold Tomatoes package.

Red Gold Tomatoes Giveaway

It consisted of:

a Red Gold Tomato Apron

a Wooden Spoon

Two cans crushed tomatoes

One can diced tomatoes

One can diced tomatoes diced with green chiles

One can diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro

One can diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil

Red Gold Recipe Card including Six Fall inspired slow cooker recipes:

Pulled Pork Sliders, Sausage & Sweet Potato Chili, Slow Cooker Spicy Mac & Cheese, Home-style Beef Stew, Rustic Italian Chicken and Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Since I was so excited about trying new slow-cooker/crock-pot recipes anyway I decided to try the Rustic Italian Chicken recipe next. I am going to share that with you today.

Ingredients
12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (2 lbs)
2 large carrots, cut
1 medium red bell pepper, cut
1 cup mushrooms
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBSP Italian seasoning
1 Can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes
2 Cans Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes
3 cups pasta, cooked & drained

Directions
Spray the slow-cooker/crock-pot with cooking spray. Place the chicken in slow-cooker/crock-pot with remaining ingredients on top. Do not add pasta.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until done. Serve over the cooked & drained pasta.

Serve with garlic bread & salad.

Add Salt & Pepper to taste, as needed.

Rustic Italian Chicken
NOTE:
I am sorry, I starting putting the ingredients into the slow-cooker/crock-pot before I realized that my picture didn’t include the Red Gold Tomatoes.
Also, make sure to drain the pasta well or the meal will be juicy on the plate (as seen in the picture).

This recipe was super easy & tasty. Since I normally purchase chicken breasts instead of thighs, I may try it with breasts next time, just for personal preference.

Rustic Italian Chicken Recipe

Red Gold Tomatoes is still having a 2-A-Day Crock-Pot Giveaway. You can go here to enter to win. Red Gold Tomatoes FaceBook

Please go here so that you can enter the Red Gold Tomato Giveaway that I am offering. It is for the apron and wooden spoon. Red Gold Tomatoes apron & spoon Giveaway

Which of the Red Gold Recipes do you think you would like best?
Pulled Pork Sliders, Sausage & Sweet Potato Chili, Slow Cooker Spicy Mac & Cheese, Home-style Beef Stew, Rustic Italian Chicken, and Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Recipe & Giveaway

You probably know by now that I love to cook, bake, and try new recipes. But rarely do I share recipes where I have used my crock-pot or slow cooker. There is a reason for that. I don’t try new recipes in it often enough to share them.

But today that changes!

I was recently contacted by Red Gold Tomatoes. They wanted to send to me a Fall Harvest Package while they are promoting their 2-A-Day Crock-Pot Giveaway. Of course, I was thrilled with the opportunity to work with them again.

Look at this wonderful package of goodies:

Red Gold Tomatoes Giveaway

1 Red Gold Tomato Apron
1 Wooden Spoon
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes diced with green chiles
1 can diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil

Red Gold Recipe Card including Six Fall inspired slow cooker recipes:
Pulled Pork Sliders, Sausage & Sweet Potato Chili, Slow Cooker Spicy Mac & Cheese, Home-style Beef Stew, Rustic Italian Chicken Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

I had a tough time trying to decide which recipe to make and share with you so I asked my husband which recipe he wanted me to try. He chose the Pulled Pork Sliders.

Pulled Pork Recipes Ingredients

Now let me start out by saying that I have made pulled pork before but it was a much different recipe. This recipe requires several seasonings that I don’t keep on hand. But I figured that if we liked the recipe then I would use the seasonings again. So before you decide to make the recipe check to see that you have everything on hand!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Sliders
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
2 TBSP Kosher Salt
2 TBSP Paprika
1 TBSP Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp thyme
2 tsps ground coriander
1 TBSP dry mustard
2 tsps ground fennel seed
2 tsps garlic powder
3 lbs pork tenderloin
2 cans Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes (15 oz size)
1 can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, drained

Directions:

In a small bowl combine the above spices. Stir. Then take 6-8 TBSPS of the dry mixture & put into a different container. Use the 6-8 TBSPS of spices to run onto the pork tenderloin. Reserve the rest of the seasonings for your next pulled pork meal. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning take the seasoned pork tenderloin out & place into a crock-pot or slow cooker. Then top with the 2 cans of Red Gold Tomatoes and
1 can of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, drained. Don’t forget to drain or it might be too juicy!

Cook on low for 8 hours. When done remove the pork and shred with forks.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Serve on buns. You can serve with chips, slaw, beans, etc.

Now remember that I told you Red Gold Tomatoes is having a 2-A-Day Crock-Pot Giveaway. You can go here to enter to win. Red Gold Tomatoes also gave me something to give away to my readers. It is the Red Gold Tomatoes Apron. And in addition to the apron, I am also giving away the wooden spoon. Not that I don’t love the wooden spoon that they sent, because I do. I just wanted to do something extra special for my readers.

I know you are excited!

It is easy to enter with the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be a US Resident at least 18 years old (or older). Upon the end of the giveaway, the winner must claim prize w/I 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, September 30th.

I would love to see a pic of the winner wearing the apron & using the wooden spoon while cooking. ;-)

Come back tomorrow where I will share another Red Gold Recipe with you. Of the one’s that they sent this time, which one do you think it will be?

Red Gold Tomatoes Apron

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.

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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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Is it Hearty Soup or Soupy Chili, Recipes

Hearty Soup or Soupy Chili, Recipe

Hearty Soup or Soupy Chili Recipe

Can you believe that it is April and some areas are still experiencing winter-like temperatures? Last weekend we had cooler temperatures along with some rain on Sunday. I love rain, without thunderstorms and we can sure use the moisture!

It is great to be expecting rain unless you have something that “has to be done”. Just last weekend we had purchased a couple of trees on Saturday so they had to be planted. Well, Sunday came around and there was a chance of rain.

So my husband and son were working frantically to get the trees planted before the rain. I love to plant flowers and veggies, but when it comes to trees and digging holes I leave that to someone else.

While they were digging holes and tracking in dirt & mud into the house I was preparing a hearty dinner. I knew that they were working up quite an appetite and that it was getting cooler as the day went on. So I decided to make soup and cornbread. Warm and hearty! Can’t go wrong, right?!

I was worried as to whether or not he would like the meal because I noticed he turned his nose up. He said the noodles reminded him of goulash, which was his least favorite meal as a kid. It didn’t take any time to pick out some of the noodles.

So if you’re looking for a quick and easy, yet hearty meal; this is it! I am not even sure what to name this soup. My husband called it soupy chili. I think hearty soup sounds better. ;-)

What would you name this soup?

Soupy Chili/Hearty Soup

You will need:

2 Cans Ranch Style Beans (do not drain)

2 Cans Campbell’s Minestrone Soup

1 Can Rotel

1 Can of Water

1 pound ground meat, browned & drained

Combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

It is ready to serve.

Tips:

If you have left over browned ground meat, this would be a great recipe to use it up.

You may want more/less water depending on the consistency that you like.

The minestrone soup has some noodles in it that can be picked out.

Servings suggestions:

Serve w/ chopped onion on top.

Serve w/ shredded cheese on top.

Serve w/ cornbread

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