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Game Day Crock Pot Brownies

Do you love game day??  Do you love football??

I absolutely LOVE football & game day is what we all look forward to all week long in our house.   Whether it’s college or NFL  we REALLY LOVE watching our favorite teams each weekend.  I spend all week planning out just what we will make for snacks.  Appetizers & munchy, snacky foods are in full spread here.  I like to spend my Fridays preparing the house.  That means decorating with our favorite team colors & inviting guests over for the game.

 


Game Day Crock Pot BrowniesWhat’s on the menu this coming Game Day??

These Crock Pot Brownies. So simple- I can whip up the batter- pop them in the crock pot & let them cook while I work on the rest of the goodies.

I love that they cook in the crock pot so I have my oven available for the other things I’m preparing.

 

Game Day Crock Pot Brownies

Game Day Crock Pot Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder not Dutch processed
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 medium eggs or 3 large
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter -cubed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts opt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut

Instructions

  • Line crock pot with parchment paper- spray with cooking spray
  • In medium bowl- whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder & salt. Set aside.
  • Place chocolate chips & butter in double boiler & heat & stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat- stir in sugar until combined.
  • Add eggs- whisk well.
  • Pour into dry mixture & whisk until well combined.
  • Fold in walnuts, coconut & chocolate chunks.
  • Transfer to crock pot & smooth. (try to avoid pressing it right up against the sides of the cooker. It's okay to allow the parchment to keep it slightly pulled away from the edges. (this keeps the sides from over-cooking while the center cooks to done)
  • Cook for 1 hour 45 min to about 2 hours. Check frequently at this point. Once it gets to a certain point (done in the middle) - burning can happen quickly around the edges.
  • Pull out by the parchment & cool on wire rack at least 45 minutes. If you want to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream- it will still be warm enough in the center to do this. You just want to avoid it being too hot & falling apart when you try to cut into pieces.

*Note – Start cooking on high but reduce to low when you start seeing the sides looking more cooked. They will burn before the center has a chance to finish cooking if you leave it on high the whole time. Since all slow cookers cook a little different it’s hard to say exactly how long this will take or when you should do this. Just keep an eye on it – checking them periodically throughout the process.

 

As everyone is arriving  I prepare the snacks while we chat & watch kick off.  I like to put the brownies in the crockpot around kick off time.   OMG-the smell through the house is heavenly & by the time we reach the really heated part of the game- the brownies are done & everyone is happy.  You have got to give them a try.  No one will believe they were cooked in your crock pot.

 

So that’s how we spend our weekends in the fall.

What’s a creative way you prepare for game day??

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Frozen Mocha S’Mores Overload

Happy National S’Mores Day!!!

I have been meaning to make s’mores literally ALL SUMMER LONG!!  I kept putting it off until I was asking Jessica what she thought about for the theme for our August Recipe Round-Up.  She mentioned that today would be National S’Mores Day so I figured that was the perfect excuse I needed to make something s’mores related.  Most of the time I try to not go completely over the top with my recipes.  I don’t like to add too much usually.  But this one was just calling me to do go overboard.   So I created…

Frozen Mocha S’Mores Overload

 

It’s certainly overload & Ah-Maz-Ing.   One of those things that you want to be sure to have a lot of people around to help you eat it because you don’t want this sitting in your house with only you to eat it.   Yep- 100% sinful.  But OH SO worth it!


Frozen Mocha S'Mores OverloadI will be sharing my recipe for this mocha ice cream soon- stay tuned.Frozen Mocha S'Mores Overload

Frozen Mocha S’Mores Overload

Ingredients

  • 1 brownie mix- prepared to pkg instructions
  • 2 qts mocha ice cream
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers + more for sprinkles
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 jars marshmallow creme
  • 2 oz block chocolate - roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare brownie mix & pour into greased 10" spring form pan.
  • Melt butter in glass dish & add crumbled graham cracker- mix until butter is absorbed & moist.
  • Add to top of brownie batter & spread out.
  • Bake brownies to pkg instructions- remove & cool completely.
  • Once brownies are cooled- scoop mocha ice cream on top- smooth out & press to combine scoops.
  • Top with marshmallow creme- spread to cover.
  • Sprinkle with roughly cut chocolate pieces & additional graham cracker pieces
  • Freeze overnight to firm up.
  • When serving- cut with a hot blade knife.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup over top before serving each piece.
 

This really is something you have to try at least once in your life- I promise you that.

 

I’m sharing this as part of our August Recipe Round-Up.  Want more S’Mores Recipes???

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Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball is an easy cream cheese ball loaded with fresh cheese, seasonings & packed with chips. Great for parties- mmm!

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

Chips are pretty tasty which prompted me to do what I love to do- make them into a recipe to share.  We have community Days coming up this weekend.  That means big gathering & I, as the chief’s wife- need to bring some food.  I’m not one to bring new recipes that I have not tried before- so I did a little trial before hand to be sure it was “share worthy”.  I created this Garden Ranch Cheese Ball & I have to say- I’m pretty impressed with myself.  I had never made a cheese ball before so I sort of added & created on the fly.

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball with Fresh cheese

I really enjoyed taking a little bit of the cheese ball & adding it to another Garden Ranch chip. Oh so tasty.

 

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

You can just see all the seasonings & flavors in there.  Plus this was SO SIMPLE.  I can’t figure out why this was my first one.  It won’t be my last.

 

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

We will be making this for every football party this year for sure.

 

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

Garden Ranch Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 tsp dried minced onions
  • 1 tsp tequila lime seasoning
  • 1/4 cup crunched ranch tortilla or potato chips
  • 1/2 cup crunched ranch tortilla or potato chips for coating

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except last 1/2 cup of crunched chips to mixer bowl & combine with whip attachment until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Scrape together with spatula & then pull it all into your hands & shape in to a ball.
  • Drop in bowl of remaining crunched up chips & roll around. Grab chips into your hand & press into ball to give it a good even coating.
  • Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

 

You really have to give this a try.  We are big on the snack “football” foods in this house.  My late mother-in-law was the queen of party food.  I have to carry on that fun for the hubs & this is just one recipe to help do that.  I think she would love it & would be so proud of me for creating something so good yet easy to make.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Gooey Bars

*This post is sponsored by Pillsbury & Linqia.  All thoughts & opinions are my own. 

 

I love Yummy Bar Recipes! I don’t know about you but it seems like everyone I talk to has an issue with gluten.  It’s more & more prevalent & there are more & more products on the market that are gluten free.   I know that while I don’t always cook gluten free- when I do, we all feel better around here.  So I have been doing my best to be more conscious about what our foods have in them – which is part of why I have been so focused on making the kids breakfast for so long now.

But lately I have been really wanting to make more desserts that are gluten free in hopes that the hubs will want to eat more of what I make instead of having to pass on all the goodies.  So this time I made Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Gooey Bars.  Oh they turned out so tasty & you would never know they are gluten free.  Just goes to show you that gluten free doesn’t mean flavor free or no dessert.

 


Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Gooey Bars

Did you know that Pillsbury now has it’s first-ever gluten free cookie dough, pizza dough & pastry/pie dough??  I was pretty stoked to find that out & even more thrilled to try it out.  I know that many moms don’t have time to make cookies & other treas from scratch & often buy the ready made doughs & crusts.  Before now that meant that those with a gluten intolerance couldn’t eat them.  Now they can.  So many people now are looking for gluten free solutions for their families & Pillsbury has made eating gluten free easy convenient & delicious. These are all found in the refrigerated aisle of your store. These are so quick & easy to use – virtually no prep time at all.

 

So to celebrate these new gluten free products from Pillsbury I’m giving away a premium baking set. 

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Today I wanted to share my gluten free recipe using this Pillsbury Cookie Dough
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Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Gooey Bars

Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Gooey Bars

Ingredients

  • 1- 14.3 oz container of Gluten Free Pillsbury Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves (I used the strawberry version of my raspberry marmalade
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray glass 9x13 pan with cooking spray
  • Add cookie dough to pan & press around to flatten & cover bottom
  • Add preserves & spread out in thin even layer
  • add coconut, then chocolate chips (both), then marshmallows
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until brown on bottom.
  • If it's not quite toasted enough on top- broil for a couple minutes.
  • Store in air tight container for 2 days in refrigerator.

The homemade preserves are gluten free, coconut, chocolate chips & marshmallows are all naturally gluten free as well.  Yippee!!

 

 

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Over the next couple weeks I will be sharing more gluten free recipes using the new Pillsbury doughs.

 

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Buttercream Frosting Recipe

So I finally have pictures to show you of the munchkin’s birthday cake.  I kept it low key because I really didn’t have an excuse to go over the top like we did last year.  I mean I had all sorts of help when we did the pink ombre cake.  Plus I had company to help eat it.  This year no company for the party- so I kept this to a simple 2-layer 8″ round cake.  A lot more manageable than what we have done in the past which was great because I really didn’t have the time, resources or desire to make this into a huge deal.  Sometimes less is more and lately I have been going to that more & more.

 

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Once I decided on the colors I knew what I would do for the cake.  All the party decorations that I shared with you last week were all centered around the idea for the cake.  I wanted it all to scream summer birthday party & I just love the tones in it all.  Reminds me of rainbow sherbet.  The blending of colors is so simple (a huge plus in my book) but still gives that girly feel- perfect for a girls birthday cake.

 

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I used my FAVORITE Buttercream Frosting Recipe because it is just the perfect amount of sweet- without being over the top.  I love it because it forms the perfect crust layer on the top while being ever so perfectly creamy on the inside.  I love that it’s made with butter- no shortening.  I used to make a meringue frosting that used margarine & shortening- both left a greasy film not only on my utensils & decorating supplies that was hard to get off- but also in my mouth.  While the flavor was great- the fact that their was margarine & shortening in it always bothered me.  So I LOVE this recipe for it’s lack of those two ingredients.

 

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Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks salted butter - softened the salted helps cut the sweetness
  • 8 cups 1- 2lb bag confectioners sugar (no sifting)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract if making pure white frosting- use the clear imitation vanilla to keep your frosting from turning off white
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup milk depending on how thick you want the frosting & how warm your room is

Instructions

  • Cream softened butter in stand mixer with whip attachment until smooth.
  • Blend in vanilla.
  • Add 1/2 the confectioners sugar & most of the milk - stir slowly until moist- then whip until well combined.
  • Add remaining confectioners sugar & milk.
  • Beat on med-high about 3-4 minutes scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • Texture will become very smooth.
  • Use immediately or store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer.

 

I used one batch to fill, crumb coat, frost & decorate this 2-layer, 8″ round cake.  I still have a little left in the fridge which would have been plenty for piping around the bottom or any other decorating if I had chosen to do so.  This recipe is easily cut in half or doubled depending on your project.

This is so yummy.  Seriously- it’s this frosting with my mom’s cake that makes me just swoon.  I could have eaten this entire 8″ cake BY MYSELF.  I don’t like to share cake.  Don’t judge- I may have done it before- with a larger cake.  (on my wedding day)  Cake is my #1 weakness – especially this one.

 

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Fried Hot Dog Sliders

Today is National Hot Dog Day so we are celebrating by making Hot Dogs the theme for July’s Recipe Round-Up.

Fried Hot Dog Sliders is my celebratory recipe

 

Looking for Easy Family Dinner Ideas? The hubs is a bit of a hot dog nut.  He will vote to have hot dogs just about any time.  So it’s fair to say that we have tried them in all different ways & have narrowed it down to just a handful of the best brands.  Yes we take hot dogs fairly seriously in this house despite their fun nature.  So I really couldn’t resist taking advantage of National Hot Dog Day & celebrating.  So today not only am I sharing my new favorite way to eat them- but a bunch of my friends are sharing either their recipes with hot dogs or recipes that go great with them.  🙂

 


Fried Hot Dog Sliders

Fried Hot Dog Sliders

Ingredients

  • Hot Dogs 2 per slider
  • Provolone Cheese
  • French Loaf
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

Prepare your bread

  • Cut french loaf into slices & lay on ungreased baking sheet
  • Melt butter & brush over each slice of french bread to coat.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder & Parmesan cheese.
  • Broil until golden brown.

Cook your hot dogs

  • Start by slicing each hot dog length wise until it's not completely separated but you can open it to lay it flat.
  • Fry in skillet until you get those nice crunchy, blackened strips on them & they are good & hot.

Assemble your slider

  • Lay fried hot dog on one slice of your un-toasted side of your bread.
  • Add provolone cheese slice.
  • Return back to broiler to melt & bubble cheese slightly.
  • Remove from broiler & add top piece of bread. Cut as desired.
  • Serve immediately.

 

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White Chocolate M&M Popcorn

White Chocolate M&M Popcorn is an easy dessert recipe for popcorn coated with melted white chocolate & loaded with patriotic M&M’s. Perfect holiday treat!

White Chocolate M&M Popcorn

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Your Best Weekly ~ Game Day Snacks

Welcome everyone to the very first Your Best Weekly!
I am so looking forward to seeing all the things you have created & I will feature some of my favorites here each week.

 

Looking for Easy Family Dinner Ideas? With the Pro Bowl behind us & my FAVORITE team- 49ers going to the Super Bowl this year- my mind is on football 24/7.  I am a HUGE football fan & it’s not uncommon for the neighbors to hear me hollering at the TV on game day- I’m very passionate about my football.   I have to tell you though- I am not just a bandwagon fan here.  I have loved the ‘9ers since I was a little girl. They are the team I have always followed.  THEN when we moved to Nevada 13 years ago we became Nevada Wolf Pack fans.  (just because we now live in ID has not changed that) We watched Colin Kaepernick since the day he walked on the Mackey Stadium field.  He gave me the best birthday I have ever had in 2010 by beating the mighty Boise Broncos (who happen to be our second fav college team) in a game that is still talked about to this day.  When he was drafted by our favorite team- we were ECSTATIC    Watching him excel & succeed here & taking our team to the Super Bowl this year- yea, we are on Cloud 9.  It’s been amazing.

 

So in honor of the big game this weekend I want to share with you these- that we will definitely be making on Sunday.

 

garlic bbq smokies, Your Best Weekly ~ Game Day Snacks

Garlic BBQ Smokies ~ Game Day Snacks

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Smokies
  • 1 large bottle BBQ Sauce we use Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 tbsp minced onions
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce or Yoshi sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 stick butter
  • Salt Pepper, Season Salt

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into slow-cooker
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper & season salt to your liking.
  • Simmer on low for 2 hours- stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off & let sit for 15 minutes before serving to thicken sauce.
  • Great reheated & will keep for several days refrigerated in air-tight container.

Notes

Make these in the air fryer - Place the smokies in the air fryer in a single layer and sprinkle with desired seasonings. Brush with desired sauce and then sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook at 340 degrees for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
**for extra WOW - wrap with a partial strip of bacon before cooking.

 

 

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