Monday, July 12, 2021

Crockpot Monday: Honey Cake

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Honey Cake:

Ingredients:
2.5 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup honey 
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1/2 cup coffee
1/4 cup water 

Directions: 

Grease and flour the inside of your crockpot. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, and then add the wet. 

Mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into your prepared crockpot. 

Cover, but vent with a chopstick or the end of a wooden spoon.

Cook on high for 2 hours, then check. When the cake is beginning to pull away from the sides of the crock, uncover and continue to cook on high, checking every 20 minutes. The cake will be moist, but a toothpick should come out clean. 


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Monday, July 5, 2021

Crockpot Monday: Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Mousse:

Ingredients:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 large egg yolks
3 Tablespoons baker's sugar 
1/3 cup cold, strong coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Use a 4 quart crockpot.  In your crockpot, add the heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and coffee. Whip until combined with a whisk. Add the two cups of chocolate chips.

Cover and cook on high for about an hour, or on low for about two. You are looking for little bubbles in the surface of the cream and melted chocolate.

Carefully pour the mixture into a blender. You'll get about 2.5 to 3 cups of liquid. Blend on high until it expands to about 5 to 6 cups.

Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Top with whipped cream or berries or eat just how it is! 


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Monday, June 28, 2021

Crockpot Monday: Tapioca Pudding

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Tapioca Pudding:

Ingredients:
2 quarts of 1% milk 
1.5 cups white sugar 
1 cup small pearl tapioca 
3 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions: 

In a four quart crockpot, combine the milk, sugar, and tapioca pearls. Stir well to mix. Cover and cook on high for 2-5 hours. 
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs with the vanilla. Take a 1/2 cup of the hot milk and tapioca mixture and whisk it into the egg bowl. Add another 1/2 cup of the hot milk and tapioca, and whisk that into the eggs, too. Then add yet another. 

Pour the contents of the bowl into the crockpot, and whisk until it is all thoroughly combined.

Cover your crockpot and cook on high for another 30-45 minutes, or until the tapioca is pudding-like in consistency. Unplug and let it sit for about an hour to cool.

Chill in the refrigerator.


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Monday, June 21, 2021

Crockpot Monday: Sugared Cinnamon Almonds

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Sugared Cinnamon Almonds:

Ingredients:
cooking spray
1.5 cups sugar 
3 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg white
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups whole raw almonds 
aluminum foil or parchment paper

Directions: 

Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Spray the insert well with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set this bowl aside.

In a larger mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla extract. Pour the almonds into this bowl and stir well to coat. Add your cinnamon mixture to the top of the nuts and toss with spoons to fully coat.
Put the almonds into the slow cooker and cover. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes or so.

When the nuts are all hot and toasty, let them cool fully on a length of foil or parchment paper. When fully cool, store in an air-tight container.


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Monday, June 14, 2021

Crockpot Monday: Baked Apples

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Baked Apples:

Ingredients:
4-6 medium apples
1/3 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnut halves or pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup water

Directions: 

Pour the 1/2 cup of water into the bottom of your crockpot and swirl in the vanilla. Wash and core your apples. Put the apples into the bottom of the crock, on top of the vanilla water. Stuff the apples with the toppings, and shove a bit of brown sugar into each core. If you have extra brown sugar and toppings, heap the extra toppings and sugar on top of the apples.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. 

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Friday, May 7, 2021

New Stretch Goals!

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Hey, all! I can't thank you enough for your pledges, but I want to try! Once we hit 40, 50, and 75 backers, I'm going to send all of you some amazing prints that were done by Josh Lyman for my first book, Tales from the Toy Store. I love them and I hope that all of you do too! Keep spreading the word and let's get some prints out there! Head on over to the Kickstarter now!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

We're Live on Kickstarter!

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Guys, we're live! We've actually been live for a few days now, but life has kept me away from the keyboard. Our goal is $1000 and that will go to pay for the art, covers, and my amazing blurb writer. It will also go for the rewards and shipping everything out to everyone. I'm so excited to be sharing Apo's Army with all of you. It's a great book of 20+ stories about cats and their secret lives that we're not aware of. 

If you'd like to pre-order your copy and choose from other cool rewards, including copies of Tales From the Toy Store, go on over to Kickstarter and check out the campaign! Remember no money will be taken from your account until May 31st so you have plenty of time to get the funds ready to go.




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