Spiced Plum Jam

Spiced Plum Jam

It's official. I'm a jam fanatic. First I get drawn in by the beautiful fruit. Next, I say to myself, "what on earth am I going to do with this beautiful fruit?" Finally, I find myself in front of a stock pot with loads of sugar and cut up fruit. One of the best parts about making your own jam is being able to control how much sugar is added. Of course you're able to customize the flavor to your liking which is also pretty great. If I'm not mistaken, I believe these were called sugar plums. I was at the farmer's market and spotted these. They kind of look like super large cherries. They have a small pit in them, so you'll have to pit them for the jam. It wasn't a hard task, just a little time consuming! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:143] Enjoy the spiced plum jam! … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #5

Well, last week was a dud. No entries and no feature for this week! I didn't have time give the link up a shout out and I didn't have any visitors to come share their treats. Vacation can be a real damaging thing to a blog. Here's to another week and another party! Don't forget to check out the pinterest board for the Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party!   Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (8/18 - 8/24) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img src="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SRWlinkybutton.png"></a> … [Read more...]

Blackberry Thumbprints & Review

Blackberry Thumbprints

'Tis the season for blackberry picking in my area. I've picked loads of blackberries and would pick loads more if I could. My excuse.. I need some to freeze and some to make jam out of. That's exactly what I did with my blackberries. My jam didn't set up, but I was able to save it with a little pectin and recan it. It was a happy day for me. This month in our Creative Cookie Exchange group  we were offered silicone mats to review by Kitchen Executive Chef. They're sold exclusively on Amazon. These mats are a dream to work with. No sticking, no parchment paper, no extra oil. My favorite thing about these mats.. they are dishwasher safe. I'm a huge fan of throwing everything in the dishwasher. I dirty a ton of dishes on a daily basis and really dislike washing dishes. The silicone mats come in a set of 3, but I only really seeing myself using the two bigger sizes. The sizes are 11 1/2" X 16 1/2", 10" X 14 1/2", 9: X 11 3/4" and they seem to have a method for their madness. The … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up #4

Vegan Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

Here we are at the big number 4  sunday's recipe wrap-up link party! As this post is going live, I'm on vacation in North Carolina! I will still check in and promote the link up on all of my social media! I'm going to keep my ramblings short and sweet since I'm writing this Friday night after 11 long hours of driving, an hour of swimming and a very hyper 3-year-old bounding around on the bed. Also, don't forget to check out the link up pinterest board here!   I'm featuring last week's most clicked recipe! Vegan Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake via How to Philosophize with Cake Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (8/11 - 8/17) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a … [Read more...]

Pizza Mountain Pie

Pizza Mountain Pies

Since I was a little girl, we always had mountain pies when we went camping. It was one of my very favorite things to eat. The other one that was and still is probably number one on my list is pasta salad. We also had that while camping. So yeah, camping was and still is pretty much the best thing on earth. Let me show you what you'll need for these mountain pies. A nice long handled pie iron. They have them on amazon, but I'm sure you can find them in the camping section of most stores. (*Affiliate Link)   You will also want to pick up these ingredients and have a big blazing fire in the background. I would recommend letting the fire die down a bit before sticking your pie iron in the fire, otherwise you might have a black, charred pizza mountain pie. You will be shocked at how tasty these little pies are. I don't know what it is about these, but man. You cannot ask for a better pizza. The outsides are crunchy which is surprising because you're adding … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #3

kaluabbqchicken

It's that time again! I can't believe we're on our third Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party! We didn't successfully get more than 11 entries last Sunday, but we'll keep building! There have been tons of delicious entries just the same! Also, I've created a pinterest board for my Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party! Be sure to give it a follow here! I'm featuring last week's most clicked recipe! Kahlua BBQ Chicken via Seasonal and Holiday Recipe Exchange Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (8/4 - 8/10) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

When I think of blueberry muffins, I think of my dad. He is a blueberry lover. He loves anything that has blueberries. In fact, I made some of these for him when I was home last weekend. He couldn't wait to take them to work and heat them up. I used frozen blueberries to make these particular muffins, but you're more than welcome to use fresh. I used some fresh ones that were given to my dad by one of my mom's co-workers. Either ones will do the trick! Do you have a favorite way to eat muffins? I do! I'll warm them up in the microwave and then spread far too much butter on them. Yum! My very favorite. I, however, will not being doing such activities until after my best friend has her wedding in September. I've been on a diet.. errr. I mean "watch what I eat constantly" phase since I found out at the end of April that she wanted me to be a brides maid.  I'm proud to say that yesterday morning I had officially lost 50 pounds. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:140] … [Read more...]

S’mores Truffles

S'mores Truffles

These are the best s'mores I've had yet! There's something about the ginormous mess of a traditional s'mores that makes them a little less pleasant for me especially having a three year old. I'm the type of mom that strips the kid's clothes off as soon as they get a spot on them and scrubs them. I can't help it. I already twitch at the thought of grass stains when he goes to school. The horror. So back to these little balls of joy. They are a no bake treat, which everyone loves in the summer time, right? They are filled with graham crackers and Jet-Puffed mallow bits. Those delicious little crunchy marshmallow bits that come in a hot cocoa packet, those are mallow bits and I loveeee them! I could go for another batch of these s'mores truffles before August is over. If I can hide my graham crackers from the boy and the hubs, I might just be able to pull it off too. It's a chore though, since Wesley can ransack a cupboard in minutes! Oh, they also make chocolate … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up #2

Most Clicked Featured Recipe #1

Who's ready for another Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up? I know I am! It's my second week of doing the wrap-up link party and I hope to have more smiling faces! We had 11 recipes last week. Let's see if we can beat that this week! I'm featuring the most clicked recipe from last week!  Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Cinnamon Streusel via How to Philosophize with Cake Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (7/28 - 8/3) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2.  Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img src="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SRWlinkybutton.png"></a>   … [Read more...]