Creamy, Slow Cooker, Hot Chocolate

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Creamy, Slow Cooker, Hot Chocolate You are going to love this creamy slow cooker hot chocolate recipe.  We love, love, love hot chocolate around our house.  Sometimes we wimp out and buy the powdered hot chocolate at the store, but usually we make it from scratch.  It is so, easy peasy to make it from scratch too!  our recipe changes depending on what ingredients we have on-hand, but this is the recipe we use most often.  This recipe calls for cocoa powder, but you can also use bakers chocolates or

Easy Pumpkin Recipes #Pumpkin

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Easy Pumpkin Recipes #Pumpkin Can’t get enough pumpkin?  Me either!  I have found a great list of some of the most delicious pumpkin recipes around the web.  There are so many pumpkin recipes out there this time of year, it can be hard to decide which ones will actually turn out great and which ones will flop.  I’m a true believer that with a little pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar and eggs; anything can taste yummy LOL  Here are a few of the best out there.  Be sure to let me know

Clean Eating Peach Crumble

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Clean Eating Peach Crumble Well, we’re back at it again!  We’re eating clean and loving it!  I don’t know if y’all remember, but we did this for about 6 weeks last year and lost a ton of weight and were feeling wonderful.  If you have never tried eating clean, you really should.  It is the only eating plan I have ever done that really made me feel great and I am almost never hungry!  Anyway, we’re always trying new recipes and tweaking old recipes to “clean them up”.  This peach

Easy Peasy And Healthy Fruit Cones

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Easy Peasy And Healthy Fruit Cones #sweeps: Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom is required to disclose a relationship between our site and Save-A-Lot. This could include Save-A-Lot providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment  It is not always easy to find great healthy after-school snacks for our kids, so we have to get creative.  Sometimes that creativity is easy and sometimes it is hard to achieve.  I am happy to tell you that this time it is SO, SO EASY!  I am all about easy peasy and healthy for the

Red White And Blue Meringue Cookies

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Red White And Blue Meringue Cookies I love, love, love meringue cookies!  This is a super simple recipe you will see me use often.  In my opinion, meringue cookies don’t taste that great, but they are super easy, once you get the hang of them and are impressive to look at.  These are great for get-togethers or anywhere you want people to thing you really know your stuff in the kitchen.  You can also get super creative with different piping tips and pies.   You can add flavoring and colors

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Super Moist Southern Pound Cake

Super Moist Southern Pound Cake I don’t know if y’all know this, but pound cake is a staple in southern homes.  It’s like cornbread or sweet tea.  Pound cake is the base for many, many recipes.  Two of my favorites are strawberry shortcake and fresh fruit trifles.  This is a very basic recipe that I use often.  It is very versatile and you can change it up to suit your needs.  These are also great to freeze for later.  I freeze pound cake and banana bread often.  I hope y’all

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Easy 2 Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

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Easy 2 Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream So, we made homemade ice cream today…..without an ice cream maker!  Say what?!  Oh yeah, I was on a mission.  We love to go to the ice cream shop that makes your ice cream right there in front of you with nothing but cream and add-ins, so I thought, for sure, we must be able to duplicate this at home somehow.  Sure enough, there are 20 zillion-ty sites out there that have the same exact recipe for this 2 ingredient homemade ice cream! So,

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Southern Pecan Praline Cake

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Southern Pecan Praline Cake Well, it doesn’t get much more southern that pecans and pralines.  I don’t always make my cakes from scratch, but when I make one that has this rich of an icing that I REALLY want to enjoy; I make my own cake and make it a little less sweet.  I love making pralines, but they don’t always turn out the right consistency, which is another reason I love this cake.  Even if you don’t get the consistency just right, it still looks and tastes delicious!  This is

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Southern Chocolate Gravy

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Southern Chocolate Gravy My Mamaw Moore used to make chocolate gravy. She’s really the only person I ever knew who made it and it was delicious! My mother was always quite impressed with it, so I went on a mission to try and duplicate it. After perusing my pantry one day and deciding to use my best judgement for ingredients; I came up with a real winner! This gravy is delicious on biscuits. I would imagine it would be excellent on waffles, pancakes, ice cream, or really anything you would

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes There are not very many caramel cake recipes out there.  Most caramel cake recipes are actually a yellow cake with caramel icing.  I was determined to make a caramel cake and, well, I succeeded!  It tastes pretty darn good too 😀  If you are able to find caramel pudding mix in your area, that would be a great substitution for the vanilla pudding mix that I used in this recipe.  I am very excited that the cupcakes and icing turned out great for this recipe since I