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Slow Cooker Desserts 
Jul. 15, 2013 12:56 pm 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2013 5:18 am
My fourth dessert has been chosen, as the cheesecake dish is in the dishwasher as we speak, and I'm leaning toward another chocolate cake dessert.  Some of the reicpes I've chosen call for a cake mix as a base, which left to my own choices I would avoid, but that is simply a matter of  (perhaps misguided,) no box = fewer chemicals etc.  I imagine however that my sugars and flours are all heavily processed... it's simply my thought that from scratch is better.  At this point, who cares that the box includes words such as "mononitrate," "monocalcium phosphate," ... well the list goes on!  Perhaps the bag of flour in my pantry contains similar words (frankly, I've never looked!)  Maybe I am a "box snob" afterall! 

Slow Cooker Fudgy S'more Cake sounds rather decadent, which served warm, should have melted choc. chips, and marshmallows atop, and can be served with graham crackers on the side!  I do believe I'm drooling, and will have to think of a VERY light dinner, so as to save room for dessert this evening! 

Once I've recovered from the sugar/chocolate buzz (which could take until tomorrow...) I'll be back to share the experience with you...

Be happy, be healthy, be crazy! 
Jul. 15, 2013 3:01 pm
I don't know if I ever told you, I went thru a phase of trying to make better cakes than what came in a box. I apologize if I am repeating myself and I will try to shorten the story. Went to a cookout (this is after forcing my guys to eat all those homemade ugly cakes, can't decorate for anything) and we were told the most wonderful cake was being served. It did look pretty. My guys eagerly ran over and got some, sat down, took a bite and then looked over at me with a WTH is this look. I ruined them with all my from scratch cakes, they didn't like the chemical flavor the cake had. Good luck with your experiments!!
Jul. 15, 2013 3:43 pm
Your flour package should say nothing but wheat flour. Your sugar package nothing but sugar. I think Redneck Grandma has a recipe for homemade cake mix. No additives, just the basic ingredients pre measured and mixed. I pass by any recipe that starts with a mix. Call me a snob, but if I'm going to that much trouble a few minutes more wont matter to me and will make a difference in never said, how was the cheesecake?
Jul. 15, 2013 6:03 pm
Now, Stevie-chocolate cake always calls my name. So, I hope your cake turns out.
Jul. 16, 2013 10:25 am
Cat, I guess I'd have to agree, but then I'm not part of a working couple with kids... so I do have the "extra" time to make from scratch things - thus I say, I prefer to avoid the box! You certainly didn't "ruin" your guys with your homemade! (I recall homemade cinnamon rolls every Thanksgiving morning growing up!) Hmmm, sweet rolls... Do I hear another idea forming? Be well!
Jul. 16, 2013 10:29 am
BigShotsMom, if I'm a "box snob," then I must be in good company! You're correct, it takes only a few minutes extra to measure out the ingredients... My review of the cheesecake was posted July 11th - it was ok, but needed more flavor, or so I thought. Be well!~
Jul. 16, 2013 10:31 am
Lela, the S'more Cake review will come up next post! For now, suffice it to say that YUMM describes it somewhat! Be well, till later for a full review....
Jul. 17, 2013 12:16 pm
Hi Stevie, I can't eat chocolate, but hoping yours turns out and you enjoy it.
Jul. 17, 2013 10:22 pm
manella, I've claimed not to be a "sweet eater," but I guess over the past couple of years I must "eat" those words! Do you have other treats that are ok for you? Happy to hear from you, be well!
Jul. 18, 2013 11:13 am
I love potatoe chips way to much. My go to snack is popcorn. Hoping to be in Arizona maybe next Feb. when it's winter here and summer there.
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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