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And then there was one

Two is too many for me….so, I’m just going to be doing everything on my other blog Chasing Simplicity

I hope you join me there!

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Two Weeks ’til Coconut Cream Pie

Does anyone have a great…no, better than great…an ‘OMG I can’t believe you made this, you are amazing’ recipe for Coconut Cream Pie? I have exactly two weeks to find this, make it, and knock my husband’s socks off.

Please help….I have never made one before….

And it isn’t even his birthday

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Homemade General Tso’s Chicken…or as we call it, Crazy Chicken!

Nothing could have made him happier.

I was pretty intimidated to make this, but I am always up for a good cooking challenge….and with all of my crazy chicken lovers it was an inevitable endeavor.

My kids kept asking for chinese food so I hopped on my google surfboard and it led me to foodie with family and well…I had all of the ingredients already (I did use Bragg Liquid Aminos in place of soy sauce), so why not.

This recipe was very easy to make, but I did have to adjust the chicken batter liquids…the amount called for was too dry…so I just added a little water and that did the trick. The end result of the meal was full bellies, which equates to success in my kitchen. All the kids chowed down and when they were finished they said it wasn’t too shabby, especially since I didn’t order it. They did tell me that they would have liked it to be sweeter though. I knew what they were talking about…that intense spicy bite that makes your nose run and then out of nowhere is soothed by a sweet after taste that keeps calling your fork back. I think the next time I make this I will reduce the sesame oil in the chicken batter and cut the sauce with honey to get that…but I will have to play with it…it’s tough, after all our local Chinese restaurant has set a pretty high bar for this!

So thank you foodie with family , I’ll be back!

When your neighbors give you blackberries…

Make Blackberry Cobbler of course!

My neighbor does not cook.  I like to cook.  She has a garden.  I do not.  Thank goodness she shares!

We set out with a bucket to collect the blackberries.  I had to hang it up on the fence because Gabby, the neighbor’s dog, kept trying to steal the berries in the bucket.  It was cute, but only the first time…I wanted the blackberries!  Once we knew how much we had to work with I went to google….and voila…Grass Fed Girl’s Paleo Blackberry Cobbler.

Delightful!  This recipe is delicious!  All the blackberry fans in my home gobbled it up while it was still hot!

Here is mine when it came out of the oven…after I tried a little bite…I had to check it!

The recipe was super easy to follow and I think that it came out perfectly.  Although I didn’t use an 8×8 pan I didn’t change a thing!  Excellent way to get coconut milk and flour into my kids’ mouths….they never go for it when they see it.  But you can’t taste it, just ooey, gooey, blackberry deliciousness complimented with the pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup!

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