If you can’t stand the heat! GET OUT the kitchen!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Zucchini Banana Muffins w/Chocolate Chips Recipe (sinful)

Cooking tools needed: Blender, measuring cup, measuring spoons,3 large mixing spoons,2 to 3 large mixing bowls, 2 standard muffin pans & cooking spray.

Oven Preparation: preheat on 325 degrees

Dry ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Wet ingredients:3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups grated(in blender) Zucchini

1 grated(in blender) Banana 
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation:
1. Pour all dry ingredients in a bowl except the walnuts & chocolate chips. They will be added at the very end.
2. In another bowl pour in all your wet ingredients.
3. Begin to add you dry ingredients in to you wet ingredient slowly while stirring ingredients. (you can use a hand mixer but I’ve been using a spoon to mix. Which ever you prefer.
4. After all ingredients are mixed thoroughly, pour in your walnuts & chocolate chips.  You can also save some chocolate chips to sprinkle on after mixure is poured in a pan.
5. Spray your pans with your non sticking cooking spray.
6. Pour into cooking pans. (Now you can sprinkle on the rest of ths chocolate chips)
7. Place in oven and cook 45 minutes to 1 hour or until done. Muffins may cook quicker than your bread loaf due to the depth of the pan.

Half w/Chocolate Chips & Half w/out

Mama Tip: use a fork or skewers to poke in muffins & bread to check if they’re fully cooked. If, fork or skewer come out clean after poking, bread is DONE. If it comes out wet, continue cooking.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Presto 16-Qt. Pressure Canner & Cooker Review

16Qt Presto Pressure Canner

I’d like to take this time to introduce a new member to our family. Big Mama! Well, that’s what we’ve named her. We purchased The Presto Pressure Canner the other day so that we can, can the harvest from our garden. I never knew that Pressure Cookers came this big. We got the 16Qt one and my husband says that there is one bigger. 

There was also an instruction and recipe book inside. Since this is our first time Canning, this book is going to be our best friend. In the recipe book, there are recipes for canning as well as using the pressure canner as a pressure cooker. I already had a small pressure cooker and I’ve used it to cook Ham Hocks. That was the extent of my pressure cooking skills.  We purchased it at Wal-Mart for $64.88.    

Our very first time using it, we canned string beans & collard greens.  This has been very enjoying for us to be able to preserve our veggies until we’re ready to eat them.  A couple weeks later we canned cucumbers to make pickles.  We’re on a roll!   How about you, do you garden and if you do have you ever canned your harvest?  What has been your experience. 

Disclosure:  We purchased this on our own and this is our personal opinion. 

 

 

 

 

The finished results

Nicole

Nicole

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We’re like the little train that could. We CAN!

Our first Canning Veggies from the Garden

Our first Canning Veggies from the Garden

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Stuffed Red Cabbage Recipe

Stuffed Red Cabbage

All of the vegetables are directly from our garden.  It was so nice to make a meal from my husbands labor and hard work.  Not to mention this dish was extremely delicious!

 

 

 

Ingredients

1.Red Cabbage Leaves -boiled for approx 30-45 min. until tender(6 or more enough for the whole family)

Picked fresh from our garden

cleaned cabbage leaves

Boiled for 30-45 minutes until tender

2.Rice (cooked)

3.Ground Turkey (cooked & seasoned)

4.Shredded Cheese (2 bags)

5.Onion (1 chopped)

Onion

6.Garlic Chives (1 chopped)

Garlic Chives

7.Bell Pepper (1 chopped)

Bell Pepper

8.Spaghetti Sauce (1 jar for every 5 cabbage leaves)

9.Sea Salt (1 tsp)

Preparation of stuffing

Mix– Rice, Ground Turkey, Onions, Bell Pepper, Garlic Chives & Sea Salt

Preparation of Cabbage
 

1.Take cooked cabbage and lay it in baking dish

2.Line cabbage with shredded cheese

3.Place mix of rice & ground turkey on top of cheese

4.Add layer of cheese on top

5.Roll cabbage and lay in pan side by side

****Repeat this step to each cabbage leaf****

6.After all your cabbage rolls are laying in your baking pan, spread spaghetti sauce on top.

7.Next-Spead shredded cheese on top.

8.Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 min

Sliced and you can see te stuffing inside

Another satisfied customer

This meal was soooo filling.  Try it!  If you have any recipes similar or you’ve made this dish, I’d love to hear about it.

Nicole

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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