How to Bake in Batches to Make Holiday Baking Easier!

Bake in Batches for the Holidays! The Christmas holidays are upon us, and with that brings the need to bake Christmas goodies for your family and to share with others. Trying to get the baking done, along with all the other things that have to be taken care of, can create stress! One way to help eliminate the stress of your holiday baking is to bake in batches, then freeze and store for the big day. You can do this over a couple of weeks with batch baking and batch preparing. This post, How to Bake in Batches to make Holiday Baking Easier, will help you plan for a Baking Day to save time in the weeks to come. The biggest thing to remember is to focus on just one type of baked good in one day. For example, you might want to bake all … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie for an easy dinner!

A Slow Cooker Comfort Food! Chicken Pot Pie . . . the epitome of comfort food! The problem? It takes too much time to make! But, if you make it in the slow cooker, i.e., your crockpot, it goes beyond easy! You may be asking, "What makes it so easy?" The answer . . . you put all of the "filling" in the slow cooker, turn it on, and it cooks itself while you go about your day. This Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie becomes a delicious hot meal when you add biscuits that you bake in the oven. Making the Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie . . . The recipe I found for a Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie actually baked the biscuits on top of the filling in the crockpot. At the end of the cooking time, however, the crock had to be placed in the oven for the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie, for Christmas!

Pie anyone??? Have you ever had a pie crust that you needed to bake, but didn't know what pie to make? Well, that's where I was today. One pie crust and no idea of which pie to make with it. As the day rocked on, I finally decided to look up Christmas Pies on the internet. I found this Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie listed among those in a Southern Living site. The picture looked scrumptious, so I thought, "Why not?" This pie was delicious, but it was absolutely rich! Cutting a regular serving in half would be just the right amount to eat. . . unless . . . you are a chocoholic or a pecan "freak" like my husband! LOL! Anyway, this Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie is definitely a pie to make for the holidays. I think I would change one thing. The next … [Read more...]

Frito Chili Pie for an easy lunch!

Looking for an easy lunch? Every Sunday, when we get home from church, lunch seems to be a problem. Obviously, I don't want to cook at 1:30 to eat at some time later, so I'm always on the look-out for an easy lunch. I had made my Aunt Ann's Chili on Saturday and began to think about what I could make with it other than just a bowl of chili. Frito Chili Pie for an easy lunch came to my mind! Wow! I haven't thought about that tasty little meal in forever! And, since Lynn likes Fritos a lot, I knew he would like it. As simple as it may seem, I did google "recipes" for Frito Chili Pie. Some were baked, some were layered, like I remembered it in years past. Lynn wanted to layer his, so baked was out. Layering the Frito Chili Pie, in my … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chocolate Candy for Christmas

Christmas is comin'! Christmas is coming and it's time to be thinking about Christmas candy! And, this Crockpot Chocolate Candy was SOOO easy and delicious! I was totally shocked! I've never made any candy in my Crockpot, but when I got this recipe in an email from Fake Ginger, I decided I had to try it! I was intrigued that it only had four ingredients, but the pictures looked mouth-watering! This I can tell you . . . this Crockpot Chocolate Candy did not disappoint!!! Lynn and I both loved it, and every time I turned around, I heard the sound of the candy dish lid being placed back on the candy bowl:) You know who was raiding the candy bowl!!! LOL!!! Well, when that happens, you know you have a winner. Lynn only had ONE complaint . . . … [Read more...]