Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#PumpkinWeek - Baked Pumpkin Donuts




Hello and welcome to day 2 of #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections! We are celebrating our love of the season with a full week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili and pumpkin corn chowder. Come back every day for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

Today I am sharing these completely delicious, tender, and moist baked pumpkin donuts! I love baked donuts - they are so quick and easy, and totally quench that occasional donut craving without having to heat up any oil... that makes them healthy too, right?!

These are perfectly spiced and the texture was so good - so tender! As you can see below, my 13 month old thought they were pretty good stuff too! We enjoyed these as a fun weekend breakfast, and my son and husband fought over the leftover ones the next morning - recipe success!

My donut pans are currently packed away in a box somewhere, but I am looking forward to being reunited with them hopefully this weekend when we get settled in our new house. Hoping the unpacking will go fairly smoothly - fingers and toes are crossed!

Check out all the #PumpkinWeek Bloggers and their recipes from today:
Pumpkin Donut Holes by Love and Confections
How to: Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili by The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Ravioli with Tarragon by Curious Cuisiniere
Pumpkin Spice Instant Hot Chocolate Mix by Lady Behind The Curtain
Pumpkin Praline Pancakes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Baked Pumpkin Donuts by Making Miracles


Baked Pumpkin Donuts from King Arthur Flour

Ingredients

Doughnuts
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus heaping 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For dusting
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin-pie spice

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 6-donut pans with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree, spices, salt and baking powder and blend until smooth. Gently stir in the flour, just until combined.
  3. Divide the batter among the two donut pans, filling each well about 3/4 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before gently moving donuts to a cooling rack (you can use a butter knife or small rubber spatula to help release them from the pan.
  6. Combine the 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a large pie plate or Ziploc bag, and gently coat donuts in the sugar mixture while still warm, but wait until they have firmed up a little and aren't too fragile or they will crack and break.
  7. Serve warm or allow to cool.
  8. Only add the sugar coating to the ones you intend to eat that day, if you store them with the sugar coating they can get soggy.



Monday, October 20, 2014

#PumpkinWeek - Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat)



Welcome to #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. We are celebrating our love of the season with a whole week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili, and pumpkin corn chowder. Come back every day this week for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

For my #PumpkinWeek kick off recipe I am sharing these delicious, tender, and flavorful pumpkin scones! These smelled WONDERFUL when they were baking in the oven - the whole house smelled like fall. I also adore the color - pumpkin gives such a rich, warm, and inviting color to the items it is used in.

I used Cinnamon Plus in place of the called for spices in the original recipe - you can use pumpkin pie spice or see the original recipe for amounts / spices. I also used a small container of prepared icing that we had ready to use up so didn't make the glaze as recommended below, though we still have a couple scones left so I will make a smaller batch for those ones.

These are a wonderful fall treat - perfect for a chilly morning with a cup of your favorite coffee, or as a tasty snack in the afternoon (or heck, they would make a great dessert treat too!)

I absolutely love fall baking season, and these are a wonderful addition to our pumpkin baked goods line up - I know we will definitely be enjoying these again.

We are preparing to move next weekend, so these are also a nice, quick, portable breakfast for busy mornings like we've been having lately! This past weekend was a complete BLUR! We've gotten so much boxed up and moved over to Kenneth's grandmother's house as temporary storage, but there is still so much more to do. We're getting down to the "bigger" stuff though, so by the end of this week we should be in pretty good shape for renting a U-Haul and getting pretty much everything relocated between Friday and Sunday. Fingers crossed. My kitchen is down to bare bones, and I'm ready to have it back together and be able to cook and bake like normal again soon!

Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat) from Cooking Classy

Ingredients

Scone
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp cinnamon plus
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree, chilled (do not chill in metal can, place in a tupperware or small bowl)
3 1/2 Tbsp buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp half and half

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp half and half, then more as needed

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon plus, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Whisk together to combine and then cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until mixture is well blended and resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the chilled pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and honey. Blend on medium to high speed until well combined and smooth.
  4. Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Combine with a wooden spoon just until blended. 
  5. Lightly flour the counter and pour mixture out, knead a few times to bring the dough together and then pat into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.
  6. Use a floured knife to cut the circle into 8 wedges and gently place them on a parchment (or silpat) lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush the tops of the scones with the 1 TBS half and half.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 13 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set on a cooling rack for 10 minutes while you prepare the glaze (you want to glaze them when they are still warm so it will soak in).
  9. Combine the powdered sugar with 2 TBS half and half - you want a fairly thick consistency. Add additional half and half to thin if necessary.
  10. When scones have mostly cooled, spread the glaze generously over each and allow it to set.


Check out all the #PumpkinWeek Bloggers and their recipes from today:
Pumpkin Loaf by Love and Confections
Lemongrass-Kissed Sankaya (Thai Pumpkin Custard) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting by The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Peach Smoothie by Happy Food Healthy Life
Egg and Pumpkin Breakfast Cups by Curious Cuisiniere
Witches Eye Glass Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes by Lady Behind The Curtain
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree by Life Tastes Good
Pumpkin Orange Soup by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Macaroni with Kale and Creamy Pumpkin Sauce by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Samosas by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by My Catholic Kitchen
Pumpkin Scones by Making Miracles
Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Pajama Chef
Pumpkin Molasses Cookies by That's My Home
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal by Dizzy Busy and Hungry















Saturday, October 18, 2014

Johnsonville Sausage Creamy Pasta Casserole



One of our assignments this month for the AllRecipes AllStar Brand Ambassador program was to find a fall comfort food recipe and sub the main protein with Johnsonville Italian sausage - I went through AllRecipes.com and found a bunch of possible options, and presented a couple to my boys to pick from. Kenneth voted for this one because we had some extra pasta already cooked and in the refrigerator (I cooked too much pasta the other day for a different dish, so we just put the extra in a Ziploc and refrigerated it, pasta is always going to get used around here!) This is originally a Baked Spaghetti Casserole dish, but obviously it is no longer baked spaghetti if you use macaroni noodles, so I have adjusted the name - however you could, of course, use spaghetti noodles in this dish, and then subsequently call it whatever you want! :D It is a wonderful, creamy, comforting dish and we all loved it! The addition of the Italian sausage really gives this a great flavor boost - my son was cracking me up when we ate dinner (he ate a HUGE plate, and then ate the rest of mine too) - he said "Mom, I don't know what meat this is, but I need more of it!" Spoken like a true teenager. Speaking of - he will be 16 years old next month. Lord help me.

If you like your casserole dishes really creamy, I would suggest doubling the soup mixture and adding some over the first layer of pasta and meat in addition to the very top. I thought it was enough as written below, especially with the cheese and "juice" from the meat mixture / tomatoes, but I am sure I would have liked it extra creamy too - so adjust to your family's preferences.

I love casserole dishes like this - they are easy to work with and make your own, and served with a big Caesar salad and some incredibly addictive and delicious Italian pull bread this was a fantastic fall dinner at our house! We will definitely enjoy this one again.


Johnsonville Sausage Creamy Pasta Casserole adapted from LaDonna on AllRecipes

Ingredients
12 ounces elbow macaroni noodles
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
1 pound ground Johnsonville Italian Sausage
1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1 TBS minced garlic
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the onions, green peppers and ground sausage. Once sausage is brown and onions and peppers softened, add the tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic powder, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes (adjust seasonings to taste, if needed).
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place half of the cooked pasta into the prepared dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Repeat. 
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and water until smooth; pour over the top of the casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.



DISCLAIMER: I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I am not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertisers are only used for experienced-based reviews on Making Miracles. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Rebekah. To learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit Allrecipes Allstars.



Friday, October 17, 2014

Nutella S'Mores Dip




When I first read about Nutella S'Mores Dip at Mind Over Batter I think I swooned. Aside from the post which was fantastic, the photos which were gorgeous and drool worthy, the recipe idea was AWESOME! My love for S'mores is no secret, and I couldn't wait to give this recipe a try! It was divine. SO rich and super chocolatey, and SUPER SWEET. But what a fun treat!! I served this for my son and his friend who was over on the weekend, and we sat around the table, eat way too much sweet stuff, burned our mouths, and had a generally good time! I liked the slightly chewy texture and toffee flavor added by the bits, but leave them out if you don't have them or don't want to include them. The best part is the gooey chocolateyness mixed with the gooeyfied marshmallow topping scooped up on the end of a crunchy, slightly sweet graham cracker. Happy food moment! And much easier (and less mess!) than a campfire s'more excursion. Not that you can beat a campfire s'more excursion - but this is a nice way to bring the s'mores inside for an occasional treat!


Nutella S'Mores Dip adapted from Mind Over Batter

Ingredients
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or half semi-sweet, half milk chocolate)
2 TBS toffee bits
3 - 4 TBS Nutella
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
Graham crackers and/or Nilla Wafer cookies for dipping

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet spread the chocolate chips and toffee bits evenly across the bottom. 
  3. Use a small spoon to gently dollop the Nutella around on top of the chips (spread carefully for a more even distribution if you'd like).
  4. Sprinkle the mini marshmallows over the top.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 6 - 10 minutes, watching carefully and removing from the oven as soon as they are puffy and lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm with cookies and / or graham crackers to dip. (Careful, the chocolate mixture is VERY hot when it's first out of the oven!)



Thursday, October 16, 2014

#BundtBakers - Caramel Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing


Welcome to my first edition of #BundtBakers! Bundt Bakers is pretty self explanatory - a group of lovely bloggers who love their bundt cakes! I seriously cannot hear, say, or think the word "bundt" without this scene popping into my head. I love My Big Fat Greek Wedding! (I almost thought about finding a small flower pot to put in the middle of the cake for fun too.) So, let me tell you a little about this gorgeous and delicious caramel cake. Our theme this month was caramel! I went to Pinterest and pinned a ton of ideas, and let my hubby and son help pick the one we were going to try. They opted for Double Caramel Cake. Drool. The cake is mainly a nice, slightly dense, white cake with a little bit of caramel flavor, but that icing? It packs a sweet, creamy, caramel wallop! YUMM!

I am very inexperienced when it comes to cooking sugar to the softball stage - I posted about muddling my way through this icing recipe a little earlier here. I used most of the icing in the bundt cake, but used some of the leftover in the Apple Cinnamon Pretzel recipe linked above, so talked about the icing "incident" there. I made some mistakes, learned something new, and ended up with a big batch of super yummy (even if it was grainy) creamy caramel icing!

I love fall baking season and loved the chance to try out this delicious cake recipe and learn something new with the boiled frosting recipe! I'm always excited for an excuse to try something new. I am one of those people who would never make the same recipe twice, if it wasn't for my husband and son who accuse me of experimenting on them if I don't make something familiar at least every once in awhile! They both really liked this cake recipe though - so thankfully my experimentation (at least this time) was met with smiles instead of resistance! :)



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#BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s theme is caramel and our creative host is Lauren of Sew You Think You Can Cook. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com. All recipes and photographs can be found on our individual blogs, on our Pinterest board, and the #BundtBakers homepage.

And don’t forget to take a peek at what the other talented bakers have baked this month:


Caramel Cake  from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Ingredients
1/3 cup plus 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup boiling water
3/4 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
3 eggs
3 cups sifted cake flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
  1. Place 1/3 cup of sugar in a heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat and caramelize it (watch a "how-to" video on youtube here) by stirring / shaking constantly until the sugar melts and a deep-brown syrup forms. Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the boiling water (be careful to avoid burns from the steam when you pour the very hot water in).  Set the syrup aside and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and generously grease a bundt pan with cooking spray or butter and then lightly flour.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar and cream together until well blended and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and blend well. Stir in 4 TBS of the cooled caramel syrup.
  4. In a medium sized bowl combine the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. In another small bowl combine the milk and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and the milk mixture, alternating between the two, to the batter and blend on low until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 - 15 minutes, and gently run a butter knife between the cake and pan to loosen, then invert and place cake onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  7. Place cake on a plate or stand and frost when cooled, see Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting recipe below.
 
Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Ingredients
3 cups (light) brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons half and half
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 brick of cream cheese

Directions
  1. Mix sugar and half and half in a heavy saucepan and cook, stirring over low heat until the sugar has completely melted into the liquid.  Turn the heat up and use a candy thermometer to register when the syrup reaches the soft-ball stage (235 degrees). If you do not have a thermometer, or just want to confirm the mixture has reached the softball stage, get a small bowl filled with ice water. Use a spoon to drop some of the sugar mixture in. Give it a second to cool and then see if you can reach in and gather the mixture into something that will hold together. If you can form it into a "ball" - it is ready! (And it tastes really good, so go ahead and taste test... for scientific testing purposes...)
  2. Remove pan from heat. Stir in butter, then let syrup cool. (This took several hours for me, so be prepared to allow this part of the process some time.)
  3. Once cooled, add in the vanilla and cream cheese and beat until smooth and the desired consistency has been reached. If it is too thick, add a small amount of half and half or additional cream cheese and continue blending until you get the correct consistency.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gestational Surrogacy Journey #4 - Official Update

Want to join me on journey #4? I don't know why I bother saying my last one was the last one... give me enough time and I'll be trying to find out if I can do "JUST ONE MORE"! Surrogacy - it's like Lay's Potato Chips, betcha can't do just one! Ok, some people can - I am apparently not one of those people!

I mentioned a little bit about this upcoming journey here, but here is the official run-down so far!

8-11-14 Signed up with agency
9-11-14 Read Y and Q's profile
9-14-14 Spoke to Y and Q via teleconference
9-21-14 Had psych eval / MMPI
 9-28-14 Met Y and Q over dinner at Cheesecake Factory
9-29-14 Had joint psych eval
10-14-14 Consult with RE and bloodwork / STD cultures done

So - the "what's next" includes Kenneth's labwork, and as soon as my next cycle starts we'll get my hysterosalpingogram scheduled. That's all that's left in terms of the medical pre-cycle "to-do's" and then there's the biggie - getting the contract completed and signed. Once those things are done, we can get a calendar from the RE. IF we can get the contract done quickly it is possible we could cycle before the new year begins, but most likely we're looking at January or February for transfer.

Yesterday morning was my consult with the RE and I really liked him! I am a grand multipara (6 babies, 4 full term pregnancies, 1 pre-term delivery of twins, and 1 1st trimester miscarriage) so my risk for hemorrhage at delivery is higher than someone with less than 5 deliveries. The RE feels I am a good candidate since I have a great pregnancy and delivery record, so hoping my uterus is up to one more uneventful full term singleton pregnancy! My IPs prefer to only transfer one embryo at a time (they have 3 frozen embryos remaining) so we're all hoping for a healthy singleton pregnancy. 

We're going to most likely use the same protocol I've used before - oral estrogen and injectable progesterone but will get that confirmed after the RE discusses the options with my IPs.

Contracts are in process, and as with most surrogacy journeys there is a lot of hurry up and wait in between exciting milestones! We're in good shape though to start on our first cycle in the next 1 - 3 months, so we'll just see what happens next, get testing finished up, get the contract ironed out, and before we know it, I'll be getting ready to start meds!

In the mean time, the days continue to pass way too quickly - between work, a 13 month old at home, and getting ready to move I haven't had any moment of "this is taking FOREVER" like I have previously experienced with my surrogacy journeys at the beginning when we're getting everything on the to-do list crossed off and double checked. I wish time would slow down most days!

We got about 6 boxes in the kitchen packed up last night, so that felt like good progress for one evening. There is soooooo much more to do, but our game plan is to work together for at least an hour in the evenings after Lindsey goes to bed, one room at a time, and get everything but the essentials boxed up in the main part of the house. The basement is going to be another huge project, but we're working on the upstairs first. Kenneth is going to take up everything we've packed to his grandmother's house this afternoon. We're starting a big yard sale / Goodwill pile downstairs. Anything we know we don't want to take isn't leaving the house. We'll try a yard sale a couple times, and whatever doesn't sell is going to Goodwill.

Just taking everything day by day, and doing what we can. It'll all come together soon enough! :)



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pancake Casserole with Johnsonville Vermont Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausage








Want something different for breakfast?? This was perfect for our family - my hubby is not a fan of eggs, but he sure does love sausage. Me? I typically dislike sausage but love pancakes and eggs. My dislike of sausage excludes Johnsonville products. I cannot give you a good explanation other than the fact that I have yet to meet a Johnsonville sausage product I didn't love. I am actually somewhat hooked on these breakfast sausage links I used in this dish (which Johnsonville was kind enough to send me a coupon for, as part of the October AllRecipes AllStar campaign). They are SO GOOD! Even our 1 year old who is going through a picky phase with food ate almost a whole sausage link by herself.

The original recipe calls for bacon in place of the sausage I used which I'm sure would be very good as well, but I thought the maple syrup in the batter would go perfectly with the maple flavoring in these links. I am posting the recipe below as I made it, and as it is pictured but I would make 2 changes next time: I would omit the 1 cup of cheese on the top, and I would mix the diced, cooked sausage pieces into the batter before baking. Then I would serve with hot maple syrup on the side. The cheese was a little overpowering. I liked the cheese mixed into the batter, but that extra cup on top seemed to clash with the maple pancakey-ness of the rest of the recipe. That is my opinion - however pretty much all of the other reviews on AllRecipes seemed to like it as is, so go with your gut and make it however you think your family will like it best!

I am already excited to give other variations of this a try - I found this recipe on AllRecipes and it is on my radar for an upcoming weekend breakfast... mmm... pancakes, maple syrup, and sausage - a match made in heaven.

Only one more weekend left until we close on our new house... so we'll see how crazy this upcoming weekend ends up being. We may be eating cold pizza for breakfast next weekend.


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Pancake Casserole adapted from

Ingredients
2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick ®)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided (I suggest only using 1 cup)
1 cup milk
5 tablespoons maple syrup
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
1  12-oz package Johnsonville Vermont Maple Syrup flavored sausage links, cooked and diced into bite sized pieces

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Mix baking mix, 1 cup cheddar cheese, milk, maple syrup, eggs, and sugar together in a bowl; pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle sausage and remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese over casserole (if using); return to oven until cheese is melted, about 5-10 more minutes.

DISCLAIMER: I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I am not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertisers are only used for experienced-based reviews on Making Miracles. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Rebekah. To learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit Allrecipes Allstars.