Friday, November 19, 2010

Kris Jenner's Sweet Potatoe Souffle: as seen on the Rachael Ray show

I was watching the Rachael Ray show the other day and saw this. Kris Jenner, yes the Kardashian's mother, had an "famous" recipe she was sharing. Sweet Potatoe Souffle .Sounds great. I'm gonna give it a go. What do you think??? I'll let you know as soon as I do. But until then, if you try it, let me know how it turns out.

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2 Sticks Butter (Melted)
6 sweet potatoes
1/2 Box Brown Sugar
2 Cups White Sugar
6 Eggs (Beaten)
1 Can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg

PreparationCut potatoes in 4 pieces.
Boil Potatoes for 20 minutes, until soft.
Peel and mash until very fine.
Add 2 sticks of melted butter.
Add all other ingredients (except the eggs).
Add the eggs, beaten fine, at the end (once all other ingredients have been added).
Put ingredients into soufflé dish.
Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees
1 Soufflé

Pumpkin Pie!!

Today, my little Mina had Native American Heritage day at school with an assembly, guest speakers, and singers. Her class also celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday today. I had volunteered to make Pumpkin Pie for the class. It was good and pretty easy. By the way, I have so much sweet stuff at my house right now I've been giving it away. I enjoy the baking by my gosh I can't eat all this stuff or I'm really gonna pack on the pounds this Holiday season.


 Ok ok, I cheated here. I bought Pillsbury Deep Dish frozen pie crust. Two crusts were about 4 dollars.

Pie Filling:

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can pumpkin
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 12oz cans evaporated milk
2 9inch pie shells unbaked

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix ingredients in order given, pour into unbaked pie shells.
Baked 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 45 minutes. Until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

my pie filling

ready for baking

Ready to eat

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paula Deen's Banana Spice Cake w/ Peanut Butter Frosting

Wow. All I can say is wow. Amazing.
This cake was so moist and the banana/peanut butter combination is never a bad idea.
I highly recommend this recipe. Sure to be a frequent request in this house from now on.

This recipe is in Paula Deen's, The Deen Family Cookbook.

Frosting:   3 cups sugar         

my frosting

2 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cake: 4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
pinch of ground cloves
1 3/4 cups sugar

2 1/4 sticks of butter, softened
4 large ripe, peeled, and mashed bananas

my cakes, freshly baked

1/4 cup sour cream
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped peanuts, for garnish, optional,

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. To make the frosting, cream together the sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add the cream, honey, and vanilla and continue to cream until smooth. Cover and chill until needed.

2. To make the cake, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter. Then add the bananas, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla, and continue beating until well combined.

3. Fold in the flour mixture. Divide the better between the prepared pans. Bake until the cakes are golden brown and a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. 30 to 40 mins. Allow cakes to cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then turn them out and finish cooking on a wire rack.

4. Split each layer in half to make 4 layers. Fill and frost the cake layers, sprinkling 1/2 cup of the peanuts between layers. Top the cake with the remaining peanuts. ( I left this part out )

already got my piece :-)

what do you think?? Its so good, try it and reply back. :-)
Try a recipe and give me your feedback on it. Please?!?  Much love *Kelly

What's in the works

I'm about to start an awesome Paula Deen recipe.

Banana Spice Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.

Wow, can't wait to try it and will let you know how it turns out.

Umm something wierd happened

I don't know where my post from yesterday went. I looked last night and....nothing. Sooo wierd. Well I did have Chicken Parmesan on here but it disappeared into the internet unknown.  Here it is again.

I found this recipe on

Prep: 30mins Cook Time: 40mins


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 ounces dry bread crumbs
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.
  2. Pour egg into a small shallow bowl. Place bread crumbs in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken into egg, then into the bread crumbs. Place coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce into a 7x11 inch baking dish. Place chicken over sauce, and cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top and return to the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

No pictures, I'm sorry but this is a pretty common meal. You can find all kinds of pictures online. :-)

I had such a great day yesterday. We all just hung out at the house. I cleaned up the house while my husband did the yard. Then in the evening we drove to town and took the kiddos to see MegaMind in 3D. It was really cute. After the movie was over we went to Gonsea, a Chinese restaurant in town. It was really really good too. They serve Sushi now so my husband was a happy camper.

Oh I'm in a baking mood so I'll have lots of good things to post later.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Oven Baked Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa

I recently went to an engagement party and it was potluck style. Sooo, naturally I had to come some I hadn't made before as well as something eye catching.
I decided to make crab cakes. I had NO idea how hard these suckers were to make. The end result was great but my gosh. I spent ALL dang day on them and with lots of hang ups along the way. And of course I had to make ALOT of them for the party. It really, honestly ended up taking me like 3 1/2 hours, while multi-tasking everything else I was doing that day, to finish.

As if I hadn't torture myself enough, I decided to top my cakes with fresh Mango Salsa. I am not a huge fan of tarter sauce so I made a better topping. (In my opinion) This was an easy recipe and sooo well paired with the flavors of the crab cakes. It very nicely cut the saltiness with the sweetness of the Mango. :)

I found this recipe online and decided to go with it.  Found at

Mother's Crab Cakes
This irresistible recipe for crab cakes comes from actor Robert Duvall.


Makes 5 crab cakes
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat, picked through
  • 2 heaping tablespoons prepared mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 17 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Tartar Sauce
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, mix together crab meat, mayonnaise, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, onion, and mustard. Gently stir in crackers.
  2. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop crab mixture into 8 portions onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press each scoop into a patty about 3/4 inch thick.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add crab cakes and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve immediately with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

OK OK OK. I have to say that I had the damndest time frying my crab cakes. They would not hold their form once they hit the oil. I wasted about 5 cakes before I said F this. I looked up, online of course, how to baked instead of fry them. I BAKED them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and flipping them over once. This saved me!! It worked out so much better and they looked prettier too.

my crab mixture

my oven baked cakes, freshly taken out of the oven
  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a medium bowl, mix mango, red bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and lemon juice. Cover, and allow to sit at least 30 minutes before serving.

It turned out really really well, and of course I had to double the recipe to cover all my crab cakes. I ended up serving them with a dallop of salsa on top. It was colorful, tasty, and definately an adventure in cooking.

What do you think??? Questions? Comments???