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Cosori Digital Slow Cooker Review

It's a Krazy life - Cosori Digital Time Slow Cooker

Many of you who know me, know how much I enjoy cooking. Since a young age I spent hours cooking with my mother (who’s a tremendous cook!). I learned how to create recipes, read recipes and readapt recipes to make them my own and add things I like or take out things I don’t. Some of my favorite recipes have to do with crockpots! I love being able to throw in ingredients into a slow cooker and not really worry…

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0 In Graphic & Web Design/ Illustrator Tutorials

Creating a Confetti Brush in Illustrator

Are you like me and love the look of confetti in designs? There’s something about being able to use a confetti brush and add some sporadic dots to your design! While there are many free resources out there which you can use, I love being able to have the right to owning my own brush and creating my own stuff. Are you ready? Let’s begin…. Open Illustrator and begin creating your document 11.5″ x 8″ Use the Ellipse Tool (L)…

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World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies

My daughter is obsessed with peanut butter cookies, whenever her best friend comes over which is often they talk me into making peanut butter cookies. According to my daughter’s best friend “I make the best Peanut Butter Cookies.” I will take it, if you want to be know for something that’s something to be known for. Here’s my recipe to the “World’s best peanut butter cookies.” Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2…

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Empanadas & Dough

I got back from Mexico and every time we are there we get Empanadas from this Argentine Place! It’s my favorite thing, so I scoured the internet for some empanada dough recipe. After trying several this is the one that is the best. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/4 – 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups butter 1 egg 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk or water Directions: Cut the butter into the flour and salt mixture. (I like to heat the…

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0 In Cake/ Desserts/ Recipes

Milkless Eggless Chocolate Cake

This is my mother’s recipe and I can just tell you that I LOVE this recipe. Plus it’s a huge bonus for those of you who can’t have dairy, because there is no dairy in this recipe. I have two different recipe sizes below, you can either make an 8×8 or a 13×9. Depending upon how many people are eating this cake I normally double it, because it goes extremely FAST! Ingredients for 13″x9″ cake pan 3 cups flour 2…

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7 Best WordPress Recipe Plugins to Help

I have many people ask me what it takes to food blog. While it’s helpful to know how to cook, what you also need is some great tutorials on how to make  your recipes, tutorials, and the actual recipe it’s self! There are several thing which you want to keep in mind when choosing a recipe plugin! Convenient, there’s nothing worse than having something take a lot of extra time which you don’t have! SEO (Search engine optimization) – if…

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Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

I love pecans! Especially the candy coated nuts, I’m a sucker for them. But I  have a hard time paying $10 for a tiny bag of them whenever at an expo or basketball game. Especially since you can make your own far less than $10 and have a lot more than what they give you! I buy my pecans and nuts usually in bulk at Costco or Sam’s club. You can get a 2lb bag of pecans for about $10.…

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Dried Cherry Almond Bread

Dried Cherry Almond Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes Bake Time: 60-80 minutes Makes 1 loaf (12-24 slices) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups boiling water 2 bags (5.5 oz) dried cherries (or other dried fruit) ½ cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs ½ tsp almond extract 1 ¾ all-purpose flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 ½ cups slivered almonds Glaze Ingredients: ½ cup powdered sugar ¼ tsp almond extract Directions: Heat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, pour boiling water…

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Banana Peanut Butter Bread

Banana Peanut Butter Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 60-70 minutes Makes 1 loaf (12 slices) Ingredients: ¾ cup sugar ½ cup butter or margarine, softened 2 eggs 2 tbsp milk 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 large) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 4 packages (1.5 oz) chocolate covered peanut butter candy cups, cut into small pieces   Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×5 inch loaf pan…

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Maple Pecan Bread

Maple Pecan Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 55-65 minutes Makes: 1 Loaf (20 slices) Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup sugar 1 cup half and half 1 tsp maple flavor 3 tbsp vegetable oil 3 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 egg ½ cup chopped pecans, if desired   Glaze ½ cup powdered sugar 2-3 tsp half and half or milk 1 tsp maple flavor 2 tbsp chopped pecans, if desired. Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees.…

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Lemony Carrot Walnut Bread

Washington / UT / United States - 1/22/17

Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 60-70 minutes Makes 1 Loaf (16 slices) Ingredients: 1 ½ cups fiber one original bran cereal 1 can (145.5 oz) sliced carrots, drained ½ cup liquid reserved 1 tsp grated lemon peel 1/3 cup lemon juice ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ½ cup chopped walnuts   Directions: Heat oven…

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Peanut Butter & Banana Wraps

Washington / UT / United States - 1/22/17

Prep Time: 10 minutes Makes 4 servings Ingredients: ½ cup creamy peanut butter 4 whole wheat or regular flour tortillas (8-10 inches in diameter) ¼ cup honey 2 small bananas, sliced ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired   Directions: Spread 2 tbsp of peanut butter evenly over each tortilla. Top with banana slices and chocolate chips. Roll up tortillas; secure with toothpicks and serve. Please follow and like us:…

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Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes

Washington / UT / United States - 1/22/17

Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup milk 2 large eggs 1/8 tsp salt 2-3 tbsp butter, melted Powdered Sugar Whipped Cream or Whipped topping Directions: Place a nonstick mini muffins pan in the oven and heat to 400 degrees. While oven is heating, place flour, milk, eggs, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. Carefully remove the pan from the oven (don’t forget it’s hot!) and quickly spray the wells with nonstick spray. Fill muffin wells three-fourths full…

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Strawberry Croissant French Toast

Strawberry Croissant

Ingredients: 6 large butter croissants 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese Zest of 2 lemons, divided Juice of 1 lemon 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided 1 1/2 cups milk 2 eggs 1 1/4 tsp lemon extract Sliced fresh strawberries (about 2 cups) Strawberry Sauce Ingredients: 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed stemmed and chopped 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla Sweetened Whipped Cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup powdered sugar Directions: Slice the croissants in half lengthwise. Set…

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Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Makes 6 waffles Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 1/4 tsp ground cloves 2 large eggs 1/4 cup molasses 1 stick butter, melted 2 cups boiling water Directions: Preheat waffle iron. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves in a large bowl.…

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