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Toasted Butter Pecan Cake…

This toasted butter pecan cake recipe is a Taste of Home recipe, and its one that I really, really like. Its unique, and its delicious. Whenever I need to take something unexpected somewhere, I turn to this recipe, especially in the winter months. Check it out from TasteofHome here.

Oreo Truffles

  My sister-in-law recently asked me about these truffles…three years after I originally made them. I decided to come back and revisit this recipe, and when I clicked over to The Sister’s Cafe to get the recipe, their blog was GONE! Wha?? I hate it when blogs go *poof*. I was able to recover the …

Things I am going to make in the next week…

Its a busy week around here, and I’m sure its a busy week where ever you happen to be too. I’m happy to say that the vast majority of my Christmas shopping is done. I now just have to wait on shipping! Its a nerve wracking process, wondering whether they will get here on time. …

Let me introduce myself…

I’m Nicole. The very busy, neglectful blog owner with very high expectations but very little time. I think, starting this, I underestimated the time needed to properly maintain it the way I was envisioning. So, from here on out, I’m just going to let go of all of those expectations and go with it. When …

1970’s Vintage rural Minnesota old-folks cook book!

My mom sent this to me a week or so ago, but I just got around to looking at it last night. Oh.good.gracious! I am going to have fun with this! I especially like this one, below, from a man? who was way, way, way ahead of his time. Do you think he went to …

Raspberry Sauce Recipe

This homemade Raspberry Sauce is made with fresh berries and cooks down into the perfect topping for ice cream, cheesecake, or in a smoothie! Raspberry is in my top 5 favorite flavors list. It might be number one, depending on the quality of the berry I have in front of me. I love it that …

Shrimp stir-fry with vegetables and shiitake mushrooms

Shrimp Stir-Fry I haven’t posted an actual recipe in too long! This shrimp stir-fry is my go-to stir-fry recipe. I love the garlicky, soy-based sauce, and often double the sauce portion so I can have plenty to pour over my jasmine rice. This recipe is so versatile. You can add whatever vegetables that you like, …

Exciting times!

Its exciting times in the Cookerella home these days. I have never been busier, and things have been pretty stressful, but for the first time ever I’m doing something I love doing, and getting PAID for it. PAID! Real money! What a concept, huh? Now I’m having not just ONE paying cooking job, but TWO. …

How to clean your microwave without scrubbing

How to clean your microwave without scrubbing had been one of my main adulting goals. It took me an embarrassing number of years to figure this out, and I’m here to help you prevent the same thing from happening to you. I have spent way too much time in my life cleaning microwaves. Or maybe …

Kittencal’s Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

Jumbo Blueberry Muffins are not only easy to whip up, but they are amazing too. You and your family will go crazy over these super tender, moist muffins. It’s been a CRAZY, awesome, blessed week here at our house. Last month my husband became one of the 14.8 million Americans currently unemployed. It’s been a …

So you want to make a decent marinara but don’t have 3 hours?

You’ve come to the right place. Sometimes I don’t have my slow-cooked, meaty, big-batch spaghetti sauce in the freezer ready to go. Sometimes I want a little lighter tasting, fresher, meatless marinara for a quick lunch. Sometimes I am lazy and forgot to plan anything for dinner until 5:15 and I’m scrambling for something quick …

Lasagna

    Do you remember a few posts ago I mentioned I was going to tell you all about the meal that, if asked, “What is Nicole’s all-time favorite food, ever?”, every one of my family would have the exact same answer. Seriously. I used to get cases of the main ingredient for Christmas or …

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Its been a busy couple of weeks around here. I’ve been cooking up a storm, and mostly remembering to take pictures, but finding the time to actually sit down and post them has been a challenge. There is lots of big stuff going on around here, like Kindergarten apple day (whatever that is!), and turning …

Beef Barley Soup and mock BMT sandwiches

Everyone is sick in our house right now. We have all the kids with the school crud, general boogery stuff. Then there’s my husband. He has an illness which will not be spoken of. Enough said. I’m doing fairly well! I had a nasty couple of yellow jacket stings on Saturday that landed me in …