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Mama Katt’s Kitchen German Chocolate Cake

Print Mama Katt's Kitchen German Chocolate Cake Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients Ingredients- Cake: 4-ounces sweet baking chocolate ⅓ cup boiling water ⅔ cup butter, softened 1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 egg yolks 1¾ cups unsifted all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup buttermilk 3 egg whites Ingredients- Frosting: ⅔ cup of evaporated milk ¼ cup butter ⅔ cup granulated sugar 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup flaked coconut ½ cup of chopped pecans ½ teaspoon vanilla Blend butter, … [Read More...]

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Cast Iron Skillet Grain and Gluten Free Pizza

Print Paleo Pizza (Gluten Free) Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Recipe Adopted from http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recipe/cast-iron-skillet-grain-and-gluten-free-pizza/ Ingredients Ingredients 1½ cup Tapioca Starch ¼ cup Organic Heavy Whipping Cream ¼ cup Water 1 whole Egg, beaten ½ tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter ¼ tsp dried Oregano 1 pinch White Pepper ¾ cup Parmesan Cheese, or other hard cheese, grated Instructions Process In a saucepan, combine the cream, water, butter, and salt and bring to a simmer on med/low heat. You want to get it to the point that it's … [Read More...]


Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Print Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients INGREDIENTS 3-1/3 gluten free flour ( we use King Author) 2 tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder 1-1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp ground cloves ⅔ cup cool to cold butter, cut into small cubes 1 (16 oz) can pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) 4 eggs, slightly beaten 2-2/3 cup sugar ( You may use Stevia) in the raw ⅔ cup milk 1 cup golden raisins (much softer than regular raisins), optional 1 cup chopped pecans or other nuts, optional Instructions Preheat oven to … [Read More...]


Fall Tablescapes

Just a couple of ideas for us all, on Fall Tablescapes! I love this time of year, the crisp air, colors, the smell of the falling  leaves. Tell us what is your favorite thing about Fall. Do you decorate for table, door, home. I do Fall decor here in there in our home and our doors, and front porch.    http://www.lilacsandlonghorns.com/ Say welcome with some Fall style and fun at your table.     http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2012/09/pumpkins-pumpkins-and-more-pumpkins.html … [Read More...]

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Sweet Potato Delight

  Print Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients 4 medium sized sweet potatoes zest of an orange pinch salt 2 cans full fat coconut milk (that have been in fridge for 24 hours) ½ tsp. cinnamon I personally added 1 tablespoon to my sweet potato's them mixed well Instructions Instructions Roast sweet potatoes in oven. I place mine on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 until knife tender (time will depend on how large they are) about 90 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool just until you can handle them. Then peel skins and ends off and put the insides into a food processor or stand mixer. Add … [Read More...]


35 Crockpot Dessert Recipes

I don’t know about you…but this is at the TOP of my list…MMMMMMM good!  Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Cup Cake I am so hungry now!!!!   Cooking Light has some incredible looking Tropical Bananas Foster.  Who wouldn’t want to be served this bowl of total yummy goodness.   Check out this scrumptious Brownie Pudding Cake.  It is rich and decadent and just waiting to please your family or guests.   Did someone say Apple Crisp!!!!!  The Crockin Girls have whipped up this delicious dessert of fall in their slow cooker…can’t you just smell that cinnamon and apple smell in the air!   Caramel Pear and Cranberry Pudding Cake is about to be served from the recipe collection of my … [Read More...]

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Watercolor Rooster

I love both the frame, and the print from Amanda is just what the Kitchen ordered! Amanda, has some of the most beautiful painting's among other thing, be sure to check out her link above to her etsy page..    This frame is the one I have had for awhile, it was Gold, red, and now, with the Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in the colors Linen, and Coco mixed one over the other. Slightly distressed, then I waxed if with Annie Sloan dark wax.. I love it, the painting is perfect for this frame, they both have a new home, in my kitchen! https://www.etsy.com/listing/204614111/vintage-rooster-print-8x10?ref=shop_home_active_1 I had my frame, once upon a time it was gold,  I re- finished it last year, with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, and dark … [Read More...]

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Key To His Heart Apple Pie

Print Key To His Heart Apple Pie Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients KEY TO HIS HEART APPLE PIE For 2 Crust Pie~ 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup shortening 6 tablespoons ice water Sift flour and salt into mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse corn meal. Sprinkle ice water evenly over surface; stir with fork until dry mixture is moistened and clings together. Shape into ball, divide in half. Roll out half to a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Fold in half; lift into 9-inch pie plate and unfold. Fit to contours of plate. It is ready for filling to … [Read More...]


Blueberry Maple Sausages

Print Blueberry Maple Sausages Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients 1 pound ground pasture pork 3 Tbls maple syrup 2 pinches salt ½ cup fresh blueberries 1 Tbls cultured ghee, coconut oil or bacon fat Instructions Instructions Mix pork, salt and maple syrup in a bowl. Add blueberries and mix again. Form into 3 inch sized patties. In a cast iron skillet heat ghee, coconut oil or bacon fat on high heat. Add sausage patties (you will have to cook them in two batches most likely due to lack of space). Let cook for 2 minutes and then turn down heat to medium-low and cover skillet for 6 minutes. … [Read More...]



Print Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey 1 heaping Tbls fresh tarragon chopped ½ onion finely chopped 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tsp coconut aminos pinch salt Instructions Instructions In a bowl, mix all the ingredients with clean hands. Form into 3 inch sized flat patties and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cook in a 350 degree oven until turkey reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees (about 20-25 minutes). I use an oven safe thermometer so that when they reach 170 I take them right out. You may notice that I cook them until 170 even though the … [Read More...]



Welcome to a fun giveaway! Please  like Annie M. Cole's  NEW page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie-M-Cole/1540303722870585.. Then simply say, I love to read on this blog post, in the comment section..   Two of you will get the chance to read her new  book Murmuring Cove.. She is known for her love stories, and they are written from her heart. I have read three of the four books she has written, and loved them. Clean love stories that will capture your heart!   … [Read More...]

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Fudge Pie

Print Fudge Pie Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Adopted from Southern Living Magazine Ingredients ½ (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked piecrust shell Ice cream Instructions Preparation Preheat oven to 375°. Microwave first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1½ minutes or until melted and smooth, whisking at 30-second intervals. Whisk sugar and flour into chocolate mixture. Add … [Read More...]

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Upside-Down Apple Tart

Print Upside-Down Apple Tart Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients Ingredients~ 1 cup cold butter, cut up 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1¾ cups sugar, divided ½ cup ice-cold water 1 (3-lb.) package small Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered ½ cup butter, cut up Instructions Preparation Freeze 1 cup cut-up butter 30 minutes. Pulse cold butter, flour, salt, and ¼ cup sugar in a food processor 7 to 8 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ½ cup ice-cold water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, and pulse just until mixture comes together and a dough forms. … [Read More...]


Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread (Gluten Free) Version

Print Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Ingredients Ingredients 1½ cup almond butter, I make my own, but organic almond butter works 1½ cup smashed bananas (the browner the banana the sweeter it is) 3 large eggs, range free 3 tbsp grade b maple syrup, or raw honey 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1½ tsp apple cider vinegar ¾ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips) ½ c cup chopped walnuts Instructions Instructions Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large mixing bowl add almond butter, bananas, … [Read More...]


The Best Strawberry Cake

Print The Best Strawberry Cake Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Made by me, using Paula's recipe Ingredients Ingredients 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin 1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed 4 large eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup water Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe follows Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting ¼ cup butter, softened 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed ½ teaspoon strawberry extract 7 cups confectioners' … [Read More...]

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The Conclusion of Our Story, my Journey

IN CONCLUSION OF OUR STORY, MY JOURNEY  I wanted to share one last thing with all of you, while writing part of Our Story, my Journey it was no easy task. I relived times I had put behind me. I did not understand once again, why I felt so lead to write this.  I would look for ways to tone it down, and read it. The Lord would say, nope that was not the way it happened, share it like it happened or it is not the real story! Opening your life of  fear, and disappointments in your spouse one after another.. Well, for a young bride it was a lot to carry, hold, and even process let alone deal with.  My life, soon became  consumed with what if’s, why not’s, and why me? But, honestly, why not me? God does not discriminate, when he … [Read More...]

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Our Story, my Journey

  OUR STORY, MY JOURNEY PART I A photo of our  Grandson and us, on Halloween night 2012 … Thirty years to the day, of our first meeting each other. Meeting Mr Shabby started out a bit unusual. Let me explain, we met at an Apartment Community where we both lived. I had just gotten a divorce from my oldest son’s father. It was on Halloween night 1981. As I was taking my son to trick or treat around the community, Terry known to you all as Mr Shabby said excuse me aren’t you so and so’s wife? I said no young man as I was 23 then and Mr Shabby was 18, yes 18 and a young man to me. He said oh well I am sorry to hear that. I replied something like yes, or ok,  then my son Chris and I, moved on to the next door. A few … [Read More...]


Setting The Stage with Gracious Spaces

Jennifer from the facebook page at Gracious Space Style shares some of her wonderful Fall decorations. So, for your pleasure and ideas, we love Jennifer, her home and her style. She has a great eye for unique and crafty design ideas.  Leave Jennifer your comment on this post, and along with the others, thank her for sharing with us today. Debbie   What a beautiful Mantel, an very nice vignette she has here. Beautiful tablescape from Jennifer.   I love the dried legumes like this, wonderful for candles..   Make your Fall door wreath today!     Welcome Fall from https://www.facebook.com/graciousspacesstyle?fref=ts Thank you Jennifer, for sharing your home with us! … [Read More...]


Our Free Watercolor Print Pumpkin

Jimmie Daughters you are the winner of the White Pumpkin Print from Art By Amanda!   I printed the Free one from our blog and you can too, we have them there for all of you.. These are from Art By Amanda, I love Amanda's Art, all of it. But was truly drawn to her Watercolor prints. For Fall in our home I wanted to add something different this year. The free printable pumpkin  located for you on our blog started it, and I wanted once more... Each month we will offer a free printable for the Holidays. If for some reason you can not print yours, For a small fee Amanda will print it and ship it  to your door. These are so pretty and add that little something to your home. Easy to put away to re use year after year. Here are mine … [Read More...]


Try Your Favorite Free

THE NEW WINNER CATHY CONLEY Cathy, please contact us and leave us your mailing information, so we can get your soap out to you..   Pick your favorite fragrance then leave your comment on the post here.  We may just pick you  and your Handmade bar  will be on the way to your door this week..                           … [Read More...]


Churning Milk into Butter

It was on a early Summer morning,  out in the country in 1962, I was 5 years old. I had the privilege once again to spend the week with my Aunt Mamie and  Uncle Winfred, on the farm. It was my Dad's older brother and  he had bought the old family farm, the very farmhouse my Daddy grew up in.  We lived in the city, and I visited often. I loved to get up early and help my Uncle around the Farm, he just let me tag along, I was more of a hindrance, than any help As a matter of fact for only being 5 I had been kicked by horses, bit by a mule, goat, and a dog.. Walk off in a frozen pond, only to have my Uncle snatch me up as I was going down. Oh it was not that bad, all in a day on the Farm when you are a kid poking your nose where it doesn't … [Read More...]


Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Print Carrot Cake Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Gluten Free Recipe Ingredients 2.5 cups (12.5 ounces) gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill GF All-Purpose Baking Flour), I use King Authur plus extra for dusting the pans 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon 1¼ teaspoon baking powder 1¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg Instructions for cake below! Frosting Vegan Gluten-Free "Cream Cheese" 8 cups gluten-free powdered sugar 1½ cups (3 sticks) vegan butter or margarine, I used ghee I make at home 3 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk) 1 … [Read More...]


We Love Those Sunflowers

 Just what do you know about these beauties Sunflowers are a familiar flower in almost every garden and yard. Most of us grow them in preschool, watching in amazement, as a fat little seed in a dixie cup, soon turns into a pretty plant to take home for mom. Everyone knows how sunflowers turn their blooms to follow the sun throughout the day. This fact is often the start of a wonderful garden journey for school kids everywhere. There is much more to the magic of a sunflower, however. Sunflowers are easy to grow. They require well drained soil and full sun, for best results. Their seeds are large, and merely need to be pushed into the ground in spring, and watered well, in order to germinate. They grow stunningly fast, so are not … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Almond Cake w/ Almond Butter Topping

    Print Chocolate Almond Cake w/ Almond Butter Topping Rating  4.0 from 2 reviews Prep Time:  #preptime# Cook time:  #cooktime# Total time:  #totaltime# Serves:  Serving size:  Calories:  Fat:  Gluten Free cake that is wonderful, by me! Ingredients Cake: 3 cups almond flour ¼ cup coconut flour ¾ cup raw cacao powder ½ cup raw coconut palm sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup coconut milk, full fat 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons raw honey Instructions preheat oven at 350°F grease the bottom and sides of a 7-inch springform pan with coconut oil and line the bottom with parchment paper in a … [Read More...]


Setting The Stage w/ Gracious Spaces

A chat with Jennifer, at Gracious Spaces, about her life, see some of her work, and  be sure to visit Jennifer on her links we have provided for you. “Jennifer graduated from David Lipscomb University in 1993 with a major in Political Science. “ Jennifer has been married to her husband for 21 years and has 2 sons ages 16 and 14. They enjoy the country life on their 3 acre lot nestled in the fast growing city of Brentwood, TN.  Jennifer decided the time was right to launch her  Interior Styling and Home Staging business in April 2010 called “Gracious Spaces.”  GS specializes in Interior Styling Services, Move-In Design Services, & “Hands-On” Home Staging Services in the Nashville, TN area. She not only has a passion for decorating … [Read More...]