Raspberry Filled Glazed Chocolate Cake

It feels like I have done nothing but bake/decorate cakes the last few weeks for one occasion or another…..

This is one of those posts I have been trying to get typed but never seem to have enough time.  I made this dessert for Valentine’s Day and it was thoroughly enjoyed.  I know it may seem like making a cake from a box is so much easier but making one from scratch really doesn’t take that much more of your time and tastes 1000% better!

While this cake technically has 3 steps, 2 of the steps can be done while the actual cake part is baking and cooling to save time!

Sandie

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Meatloaf and Potato “Muffins”

I made these last week for dinner because they are always a hit.  I don’t know why but Dillon seems to love meals that I make in muffin tins.  Maybe because he thinks anything made in a muffin tin can be eaten by hand lol 😦

The meatloaf part can be made ahead of time, adding the potatoes just before cooking.  When I made them this time I forgot to add a bit of grated cheese to the tops of the meatloaf part before topping with the potatoes.  Adding that bit of cheese helps to keep the potatoes from sliding off the meatloaf when serving.

Sandie

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Teddy Bear Stuffed Toy – Sewing

I found a cute little teddy bear sewing pattern when I did a search online for a different pattern.  It was very easy to make and turned out pretty well for my granddaughter.  I think the only thing I would change if I were to make it again would be to make the ears bigger on the pattern  They turned out smaller that I thought they would and I think teddy bears should have big ears lol!

I used the pattern for the teddy bear itself and then just made a little skirt and straps to add to it once it was sewn.

Sandie

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Hello Kitty Cake

What a busy week it’s been!  We had our second birthday(s) celebration at my in-law’s yesterday….there was 17 of us!!!!  I made a double batch of my Broccoli & Asiago Cheese soup, and 3 little quiches to take…. as well as a cake that I will post later this week.  The cake alone will take 3 posts for all the steps but it was a fun experiment! And I have a back log of about 10 posts I need to actually type!!!

With last week being Dillon’s (my now 26 year old son, if anyone isn’t aware of it) birthday…. and being the resident smart ass lol… I thought I would make him a joke birthday cake.  I honestly do not remember where it started…. but for years at every birthday, Christmas and occasions such as those, Dillon receives at least one Hello Kitty gift.  One year I made him a Hello Kitty first aid kit, it could be something little like a cookie cutter, ice cube tray, whatever but always something Hello Kitty. 

When I baked the cakes for the birthday cake for Sunday, I made one extra round layer to use for Dillon’s birthday cake. I used the pieces I cut off the layers to make them sit even and made him this Hello Kitty cake lol.  When he got home from work that day I told him to check in the fridge at the awesome birthday cake I made for him.  He took one look and just burst out laughing.  Thankfully he is used to his mom’s strange sense of humour!

Sandie

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Maple Garlic Sausage Round Patties

I made and posted these a while back but now seemed like a good time to repost.  What could be better than home made sausage patties for a weekend breakfast?

Yesterday I made ahead some Maple Garlic Sausage patties for today’s breakfast.  These are quick and easy to make and you can tweak them to suit your personal taste preferences.  The boys love maple sausages so I thought this combination would be perfect to test out on them!

Sandie

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Garlicky Pizza Sliders

Last weekend was one of our family birthday celebrations.  We planned a lunch with the three of us, plus Kim, hubby and my granddaughter.  I asked Kim if she had any requests for lunch and she said Potato Soup lol… her go to when “Mom” is making soup for her!

I was going to make a couple of quiches to go with the soup and cheese and crackers Kim was bringing, but changed my mind and thought I would do some sort of oven sliders.  I figure it could be premade a few hours before baking and make for an easy lunch…. especially considering I made the soup the day before and only had to reheat it!

Everyone loved the pizza sliders… some more than others lol…. Dillon finished off the 3 leftovers the following day for lunch!

Sandie

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