Friday, May 20, 2011

My Grandma's Coffee Cakes of New England { Review }

I had the privilege of being able to try out one of these delicious cakes from My Grandma's Coffee Cakes of New England. I chose the Cinnamon Walnut cake because it sounded so delicious to me! When the cake arrived at my front door, I was surprised to see a special gift in there - 3 mini cakes of different flavors for me to try out as well! I could not wait to dive in to all this goodness.

The first mini cake I tried that night was the Chocolate Chip one. Little N and I shared it after dinner and it was so yummy! I warmed it up in the microwave for a few seconds and that made it even better. The cake was moist and the chocolate chunks on top were a great addition.

The Cinnamon Walnut cake was what we tried next. It was so delicious! This was perfect for us for a special breakfast treat on the weekend. The cake was so moist and the flavors worked so well with each other. The cake was so big! I was able to take some of it to work with me every morning that week for breakfast - so I really enjoyed every last bite of it.

We were also given a Blueberry mini cake and a Granny Smith Apple mini cake. They were both very good. I am not usually a fan of blueberries, but this cake made me re-think that! The Granny Smith Apple cake was so yummy too and the topping on it was just fantastic!

I was unsure at first how these cakes would taste, since I've never had anything like this shipped, especially so far away! However, I had no reason to worry at all. They tasted like they had just come out of the oven (once I heated them)! If you are looking for a special treat to send someone, then look no further than My Grandma's Coffee Cakes of New England. One (or more!) of these yummy cakes would be perfect to send to someone who just had a baby, had surgery or just needed something to pick them up! Whats a better way to show someone you care than by sending them a delicious and beautiful looking homemade cake!

These cakes are wonderful, not only because of their great taste, but because they can last a while! They have a shelf life (un-refrigerated) of 14 days and can last up to 6 months in the freezer! Also, for those with allergies to nuts, any cake can be baked without walnuts. On top of that, all cakes can be made in a lower fat version, with the exception of the chocolate.

My Grandma's Coffee Cakes of New England has been gracious enough to offer a wonderful discount to all of those who would like to try it!

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I highly recommend trying one of these delicious cakes out . . . and soon! You won't regret it!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Five Question Friday ~ 5.6.11

Well, I missed out on Five Question Friday last week because of the tornado's and storms we had here in Alabama. If you missed the post I wrote about it you can check it out here. Thank you to everyone who has donated, spent their time helping others or just prayed! It's going to be a long process rebuilding, but it's nice to know that others care!

On to the fun! Here are my answers to this week's Five Question Friday!

1. Have you ever had roommates?
Unless you count my family or my husband, then no. I never lived out on my own with roommates.

2. How many names do you/your children have? (i.e. Prince Charming William Phillip Arthur Louis John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt)
I have 3, like most people. If you count the Jr., my son has 4 since he is named after my husband.

3. Did you watch the Royal Wedding?
No, I was unable to watch any of the Royal Wedding. Although I did see her dress and thought she looked regal and elegant!

4. What is the messiest room in your house?
Ummm. . . all of them? LOL! Right now the messiest is probably a tie between our master bedroom and the extra room because we still have all our Christmas decorations in boxes all over that room.
5. What is your ideal mothers day?
My ideal Mother's Day would be to start off with church, then head to my grandmother's for lunch with my family, especially my son. We would relax the rest of the day, playing outside, cards (Spite and Malice!) and just enjoy the day together! I love spending time with my family so that would be the best day!
If you want to check out other Five Question Friday posts, head on over to My Little Life and thanks for joining me!


Friday, April 29, 2011


Please check out my post at Bitten by the Disney Bug about the devastation that we are facing in the south from the tornadoes and storms that came through Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


Please pray for everyone who was affected by these storms.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Five Question Friday ~ 4.22.11

1. What is your favorite Easter tradition?
My favorite Easter tradition is going to my grandparents house right after church and having lunch with my family. We always do an Easter egg hunt for the kids and just enjoy relaxing and spending time together!

2. Are you a "shower" or a "long, hot bath" kind of person?
I am most definitely a shower person. I very, very, very rarely take a bath - I think I've had 1 in the last 10 years or so.

3. Can you parallel park and if so when is the last time you did it?
Yes, but not very well. I can't remember the last time I did it though.

4. What is your favorite Easter candy?
Cadbury eggs - by far! I love them :) I also like Peeps!

5. Easter: do you go all out with the Easter Bunny or focus on the religious part of the holiday?
We do both. The Easter bunny leaves a basket of small goodies and some candy, then we go to church where my husband and I sing in the Easter Cantata. This year I want to do something a little different with my son to help him better understand what Easter is and why we celebrate it so after lunch at my grandparents house I plan on making Resurrection Rolls with him.
Check out My Little Life for more Five Question Friday posts!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fiesta Chicken - in the Crockpot!

The heating element in our oven broke, so we are unable to use it until we can get a replacement. For me, this is very hard because I like to make casserole or bake things in the oven for dinner - not to mention my serious withdrawals from desserts (cookies, brownies, cakes!). So I am trying to find new recipes to utilize my crockpot.

I found this recipe somewhere (can't remember where now!) a few weeks ago and have been meaning to try it out. Well, I finally did it yesterday. I was able to throw everything in there in the morning and it was ready to go  at dinnertime - I love those kinds of meals. Here is the recipe:

Fiesta Chicken
2 or 3 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1 can corn - drained
1 can black beans - drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup of salsa (any kind you like)
2 T taco seasoning
2 cups white rice
Shredded cheese/sour cream - any other toppings you like

Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot (mine were frozen and did fine). Put cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, salsa and taco seasoning on top. Cook in crockpot for 3-4 hours on High or 7-8 hours on Low. The chicken should be very tender and should shred easily when you stir everything together.

Cook the rice as directed on the box. Put rice in a bowl, Fiesta chicken on top of it and add any toppings you like and enjoy!

This was super easy and delicious! Everyone in my family enjoyed it and it made enough for us to eat another night as well! We will definitely be making this more often.

I apologize for not having any pictures - I completely forgot to use my camera on it because it was on the charger. I hope to have some pics for the next recipe I do!

What good recipes do you have for skillet or crockpot dinners?