Rhubarb Pudding Cake


So I made a really good rhubarb dessert….Hubby said definitely make it again.  I will it’s really good.  The saddest part though….I’ve had the cookbook that I got the recipe from years and years ago.  Darn I wish I had tried the recipe way back when I first bought the cook book.  We could have been enjoying it for a long time.  The cook book is from 1994…hmmm.  Well let’s not let another minute pass before I send the recipe out and on to you to give it a try.


The recipe calls for Bisquick.  I didn’t have any.  I ended up looking up a recipe for a substitutions for Bisquick and found this.  I did a 1 1/2 recipe of that and then continued on with the recipe for the rhubarb pudding cake.  Here’s that recipe: [Read more...]

Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting


I bought a bag of over ripe bananas.  I do it all the time.  I love all things banana.  I wanted my weekend to be baking free so over nap time on Friday I decided to make banana bread.  There were LOTS more bananas that needed using than just the amount I needed for banana bread so I decided to make some banana bars.

I am so glad I did because these are delicious.

I ended up using this recipe for the bars (find it here) but I made up my own frosting recipe.

I love the peanut butter and banana combo flavor so I thought I’d concoct a peanut butter frosting for the bars…oh my word…Yum.

Here’s what I did to make the frosting.

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Instant Pot: Chicken a’la Anything


One of my goals when I was off on medical leave was to play with my  Instant Pot  7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker.  I got it shortly after Christmas and use it all the time but the things I use it for aren’t really recipes.  I use it all the time for baked sweet potatoes (totally awesome) and baked potatoes.  In only takes a short bit for them and they are so good.  I use it for dried bean recipes too.  I don’t often cook a complete meal in it though.

Today I just played and made up a recipe that turned out really good.


I’m calling it Chicken a’la Everything.  The reason why…I can see us eating this multiple different ways.  I can see Hubby wrapping it all up in a tortilla shell….I can see me eating it more like a hotdish and I can see my boys wanting some biscuits with it.  It very versatile.

Here’s what I did….
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Hoppin’ John


With my child care I am part of the “food program”.  I have to follow guidelines to prepare meals and have specific foods that must be included in each meal.  One the latest the pushes the guidelines are recommending is to include more beans in the meals we prepare.

I work to do my best to comply.  Right now we are asked to serve some sort of bean once a week.  The beans can be any sort of beans that can be dried….limas, kidney, butter, northern, black, etc.


I typically just serve chili or baked beans but honestly, I’m getting bored with them.  I decided to make some Hoppin’ John.  I personally love it.

Here’s my recipe. [Read more...]