Try-It Tuesday Cloud Bread 

If you are on Pinterest you have seen cloud bread. You have been curious about cloud bread. If you haven’t well let me tell you about cloud bread. Haha! I found this link Cloud Bread and decided that I should try it for something a little different than my normal 3 hour bread baking weekend ritual. It seemed like an easy enough task. 


I had all the ingredients ready to go! 

The one thing I didn’t do was pull out the hand mixer and well my results will tell you that I shouldn’t have been lazy! 


I think I did those egg whites some justice with my elbow grease though. Haha! Stuck them in the oven and well magic happened. 


They actually looked the way I thought they kind of should. They aren’t quite as fluffy as I was hoping hence I needed the hand mixer. 


But upon escape from the oven and a proper cooling phase I was very happy with the taste and thus I will definitely be trying this recipe again! I wish I could describe it properly it tastes like bread just a super light version. Nothing heavy about it at all. These didn’t last long in my house at all. 

Thanks Becca for an amazing recipe! 

Are you guys actually trying these things you find on Pinterest? May change these posts to “nailed it” type posts in the future. 

Until next time mangia my loves, 

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Try It Tuesday Pork Edition 

We are a pork household. We love pork and all enjoy cooking it as well. Our smoker has seen better days so I had to try my hand at fixing a pork butt in the oven. 


That is how it turned out. A 7 pound butt cooked for 5 hours at 200 degrees covered in tin foil and then for 2 hours at 350 with the foil removed. I covered it with some homemade rub. The seasoning was excellent. We honestly missed a little bit of the smoky flavor that we get when we do a traditional butt in our smoker but overall excellent flavor and this just proves that you can cook a piece of meat as long as you have some heat and the time. 

My husband then made these amazing pulled pork sandwiches. 


Layer pork, BBQ sauce, a fried egg and some pimento cheese. Trust me the flavor is out of this world! 

Mangia! 

Becky 

Upping the Veggie Factor

So sometimes I just crave veggies. I like to have more in my diet but I don’t always just want a plain steamed or boiled veggie. So my sweet boys aren’t always fond of veggies like me and they do consider French fries as a vegetable choice on a menu. We made a pork butt this past week. And we needed some sides if you will! 

I found this special recipe on my favorite website AllRecipes.com. 

Fauxtato Salad 

The result was very tasty. I wouldn’t consider it a true trick taste. I would say a reasonable substitute but not something that is going to fool anyone. The boys liked it but I think they would like my regular potato salad better. And the ice bath thing for easy shelling of the hard boiled eggs did not work. 

Overall this was a great recipe and I definitely would recommend that you try it. 

Love 

Becky  

Pot Roast to the Rescue 

So not being able to eat much lately and just really needing some comfort food it was time for a good old fashioned roast. I wanted a new recipe though because for try-it Tuesday I always like to try something new. So I looked to Pioneer Woman and found her Perfect Pot Roast. Please see her recipe here


The biggest difference from her roast is that at the 1.5 hour mark (halfway through for my roast) I added potatoes. And they cooked perfectly. The recipe lived up to the hype. The meat was cooked beautifully, the carrots maintained an amazing texture I really enjoyed. I tried my hand at a gravy but it still needs some work! All in all a little home cooking comfort food was what I needed and didn’t make me too horribly sick afterward which was great. 

Have you tried any new recipes lately? 

Love 

Becky 

Gluten free Stuffing and such 

For Try-it Tuesday I wanted to share with you all one of the new recipes I tried for Thanksgiving. I am going to be honest and tell you I didn’t take near enough pictures at Thanksgiving and I am fighting a horrible migraine so this is going to be a short post. But as I was saying stuffing…

Stuffing and mashed potatoes are probably my Thanksgiving staples next to the Parade! I didn’t know how to survive without stuffing and I was scared to try. So I started scouring the Internet for recipes and ideas. I found a recipe called – Awesome Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing on allrecipes.com and decided that sounded yummy and different and gluten free bread could be used without too much notice by my family! 

The only change to the recipe I made was using sage sausage instead of regular turkey sausage and gluten free bread instead of the regular white and wheat it called for. I did not stuff the turkey but baked it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit covered and then 15 minutes uncovered. 

Here is the link to the recipe  Awesome Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing  
It was a hit! My fiancé has asked for me to make it again for Christmas dinner and I will gladly oblige. And now for some random Thanksgiving pics I do actually have! And yes these were two different days we had back to back Thanksgiving with all of our family! It was awesome and I am blessed beyond words. 

 
Wait is that my wine or yours?   
 
Future mother in law cooking up for the whole crew. 

   
    
We are so silly! 

 
This is the best banana pudding ever and I will definitely be sharing this recipe for holiday events to come! 

   
My little boy is growing up too fast! Oh the mustache! 

 Honey and brother in law checking out the game. 

  
I hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful and that maybe you tried a new recipe this year! If you did please share! 

Mangia

Becky 

Try It Tuesday Take 1

Continuing with the theme of having daily themed posts, this is Try-It Tuesday. Here I will talk about different recipes and or crafts that I have tried or things that might be a little bit different that I would like you to try. Today is one that I want you to try. Pumpkin chili

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I realize this sounds strange. But I assure you this is very yummy! It is award Winning! I won the People’s Choice Award at my company last year at our Chili Cook-Off. So exciting.

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Here is a little shot of my set-up. Presentation was part of the contest so I had to make sure that I had it just right!

I made another batch the other night with a little extra beef and oh it was so good!

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You can have this like a regular chili with a little sour cream and some fritos or just as it is. I am going to list you the recipe as it appears where I found it at Allrecipes.com. However, I’m going to recommend that you add a little extra chili powder. I don’t like it too spicy but this can use a little extra heat as it is kinda sweet. The pumpkin is definitely present but it isn’t overwhelming and is definitely not out of place.

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Trust me that was a good bite!

pumpkin chili recipe

Ingredient:

2 pounds of ground beef

1 large onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained

1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice

1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (I use a whole can)

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon chili powder (I prefer 2 tablespoons to 1)

1/4 cup white sugar

Directions:

In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and sugar. Simmer 1 hour.

Give this a try and maybe you can win a contest too!

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