Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Cake & Teriyaki Pork Roast {Giveaway CLOSED}

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I have another tasty Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway to share. This review comes from the 101 cookbook series which just so happens to be my favorite series from Gooseberry Patch.  Each and every recipe in the 101 cookbook series has a photo accompanying each recipe. I feast with my eyes, so seeing each recipe is always a bonus for me. The newest edition to the Gooseberry Patch family is 101 Super- Easy Slow Cooker Recipes. I don't know about you, but I cannot live without my trusty slow cooker. I actually use mine year round. Not only do slow cookers provide great winter meals, but they also let me enjoy all my favorite comfort foods in the heat of summer. I simply just don't know what I would do without my slow cooker. I think there are several people that rely on their slow cookers just as much as I do, so it's nice to see all these cookbooks popping up. It also makes it that much nicer that the words super and easy are in the title.

This spiral bound cookbook has 107 pages and lays flat. This makes it so much easier for the pages to stay in place as I'm cooking. Each chapter is divided by cooking times instead of titles. When you know how much time you have on your hands you can thumb through the cookbook and pick a meal accordingly. I love that!!!!!!

You will even find a chapter for Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Freezer Meals. This is perfect for those days when you don't want to cook, but still crave a hot homemade meal. With just a little prep work ahead of time you'll have a easy freezer meal that's ready to toss in the slow cooker when you need it. Freezer meals have saved me a time or two in the past, so I am always thankful that I have them on hand.



This recipe for Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Cake immediately caught my eye! My family loves anything that involves pumpkin, so I was excited to make this cake. I just recently started making dessert in my crock pot and let me tell you it makes things so much easier, and they taste really good. I don't know why I waited so long.

This recipe was sort of like a dump cake recipe where you add the apple pie filling at the bottom of you slow cooker, and just spread the cake batter on top. That's it! Just cover and bake.

I was a bit skeptical if the cake would bake, but as you can see from the photo it baked up beautifully. Add a dollop of whipping cream and you have a quick easy dessert. I will definitely be making this cake again when fall arrives.

Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Cake
{Chapter 1 - 6 hours}

1/2 - cup butter, softened
1 1/2 - cups packed brown sugar
1 - cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
3 - eggs
2 - cups all purpose flour
2 - teaspoons baking powder
1/4 - teaspoon baking soda
1/4 - teaspoon salt
1 - teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 - teaspoon nutmeg
1 - 21 oz can apple pie filling
whipped topping for garnish

In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat the butter and brown sugar until mixed. Beat in the pumpkin and eggs until blended. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. 

Spoon the pie filling into a 6 quart slow cooker that has been sprayed with baking spray. Pour cake batter over pie filling. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. Servings: 8

Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Cake submitted by Andrea Sullivan, Aurora CO. 

The second recipe on my to make list was a savory one. Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Roast. This meal was one of my favorites and turned out super tender. I love teriyaki chicken, but pork is just as wonderful. This recipe was perfect for the one of many pork roasts I keep stocked in my freezer.

Teriyaki Pork Roast recipe submitted by Jodi Erdmann of Watertown, WI.


Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Roast 
{Chapter 6 - 8  hours} 

3/4 - cup apple juice or cider
2 - tablespoon brown sugar
2 - tablespoon soy sauce
1 - tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 - teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 - teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 - teaspoon pepper
2 - 3 lb pork roast 
1 1/2 - tablespoons cornstarch
3 - tablespoons cold water
garnish sliced green onions

Combine Juice, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and seasoning in a slow cooker; mix well. Add roast turning to coat. Place roast fat side up. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Strain liquid into a small saucepan.; bring to a boil. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl.; add to the boiling liquid. Cook until thickened. Slice roast serving gravy over the top. Sprinkle with green onions, optional. Servings: 4-6

Cook's Note: I doubled the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce.

Comment #80 is the winning comment. Winner has already claimed their Cookbook!

This yummy cookbook is available at Amazon, Walmart, Barnes and Nobles, Gooseberry Patch, and also in a Ebook version for $2.99. 

Would you like to win a copy of this cookbook for yourself? Well the generous folks over at Gooseberry Patch are letting me giveaway one copy of this fabulous cookbook to one lucky reader! If you would like a chance to win, see below on how to enter.

How to Enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite crock pot meal? (mandatory entry) 


Bonus Entry: 
Tweet this following for an extra entry and come back and leave a separate comment: 
Win a copy of @gooseberrypatch 101 Super Easy-Slow Cooker Recipes @mommyskitchen
http://tinyurl.com/lgnfm3u #giveaway #cookbook

Rules: 
This Giveaway will run until May 8th 2014. Contest open to US and Canadian Residents only due to shipping charges. I will choose one random winner using random.org and contact the winner via email. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email or a new winner will be chosen. If you leave an anonymous comment please include your email address in your comment in the event that you are the winner. Your email address will only be used for the purpose of the giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters. 

Disclosure: Gooseberry Patch provided a copy of 101 Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for the purpose of this review. I was also given a second copy to use in a reader giveaway.



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137 comments:

Sharon Carpenter said... #

Loved the apple dump cake. Tried it today. Who knew cake in the crock pot.

Jane Talley said... #

I love all of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks & the yummy recipes.
My favorite crock pot dish is pot roast with potatoes, carrots & red onions with ginger teriyaki glaze. Bon appetite :))

EricaDanforth said... #

My favorite crockpot recipe has to be chicken broccoli mac and cheese.

EricaDanforth said... #

My favorite crockpot recipe has to be chicken broccoli mac and cheese.

annemarie said... #

My favorite is chili - let it simmer all day!

BumbleBeeLane said... #

We just had pulled chicken with rice in burritos and it was yummy. Anything you can start in the early day and have a lazy day is a favorite..smile..

Anonymous said... #

Slow simmered chili

Becky said... #

My favorite crock pot mail is chili.

Becky said... #

Spelling error - should be meal

Served up with Love said... #

I have so many favorites but I think the Crock Pot Roast Beef with potatoes and carrots. These recipes look so good, I will have to try them. I have never made a dessert or cake in the crock pot before. Would love to win.

Shannon Family said... #

Italian beef from Pioneer Woman.
These are great sandwiches!!!

Thanks for doing this. I love the crock pot when it is 110 here in Texas! Someone mentioned even putting the crock pot outside to help with the heat:)
Heather

Kristin Threlkeld said... #

I made our Easter ham in the crock pot...delish!

Ailuja said... #

I love to make beef stew in my slow cooker. Always makes the house smell so wonderful. :-)

Brenda said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is to die for pot roast..so moist and yummy. I also like to make chicken noodle soup in the crock pot.

Brenda said... #

I shared on twitter.
https://twitter.com/bveinotte/status/461314974082531328

lise ferris said... #

My favourite crock pot recipe is Slow cooked Marinara Sauce

lise ferris said... #

I tweeted:


https://twitter.com/contentoptimist/status/461330058812997632

cgmom423@aol.com said... #

My fav Crock Pot recipe is Root Beer pulled pork BBQ.....yummy

Anonymous said... #

Roast beef .I love love love cookbooks

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is to simmer my homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs all day. Yum Yum

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Deane said... #

Roast, potatoes, and carrots.

StillyBee said... #

The apple cake looks like something I need to try.
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deb said... #

I tried to purchase the ebook today and it said the sale for $2.99 was just through April 27. The recipes look really good!

Monica Esau said... #

My favorite recipe would be ribs... Not having this book , I believe if I had it , I would fine a new favorite...

Cathy said... #

My favorite crockpot recipe would be chicken and dumplings. The kids eat it all the first day, never any leftovers :)

Colleen said... #

Your Apple Dump cake looks wonderful.
The Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are the best. They have the most wonderful recipes.

I use my slow cooker for so many things;preparing different meats from soups to stews as well as desserts.
I guess I would have to say the Hot Fudge Sundae Cake is a big favorite here.
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.
ColleenB.
Texas

Anonymous said... #

My favorite crockpot recipe is beef roast,but I love all the recipes!

Tamara said... #

My favorite crockpot meal is Sweet Baby Ray's Crockpot Chicken. It is very easy and most folks love the flavor. It is very versatile, as well. Sometimes I shred the chicken and use it to make sandwiches, or it can be served straight from the slow cooker. It makes a fast and easy meal when you pick up prepared potato salad from the deli and serve on Hawaiian buns.

Barbara Loe said... #

My favorite is BARBECUE BEEF SANDWICHES.I buy a 3pound chuck, round, or rump beef roast, whatever is on sale. Place in crockpot. Add half-cup water. In small bowl.mix bbq sauce from 1cup ketchup, 1 Tablespoom Liquid Smoke, 2teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 teaspoon Onion Powder, 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder, 2 Tablespoons Sugar, 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder, and mix well. Pour over roast. Cover and coom on low for 6-8 hours. Shred in the sauce and serve in hamburger buns with homemade slaw and potato salad or potato chips.Yum!

Brenda Dozier said... #

My favorite crockpot meal is Mexican chicken and rice. I love Gooseberry Patch cook books.
I like to look/read though them even when I am not looking for a recipe for a specific time!

KEVIN KRIER said... #

we love a thick hearty robust stew, so yummy & comforting, thanks for the chance to win, love gooseberry patch cookbooks

Cheryl said... #

What a wonderful cookbook. My favorite crockpot meal is Pulled Pork or chicken. I change back and forth but it is always wonderful.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is beef roast.

Pam Gurganus said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is breakfast casserole!

Pam Gurganus said... #

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/461469613218598912

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is mac and cheese.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is mac and cheese. marthawest1@bellsouth.net

Tammy said... #

My favorite is Salsa Chicken, so simple and delicious. You just add chicken breasts, a jar of salsa (I use chunky medium) and one envelope of taco seasoning. cook 6-8 hrs. Yummy-licious! :P

Anonymous said... #

I enjoy apple cakes and this one is a winner!


Melissa Hebert said... #

I love crock pot chicken and gravy

Hinterlands said... #

My favorite crockpot meal to make is really a base for a number of different recipes. I make Salsa Chicken often. Basically just like the title...Chicken breasts or tenders and salsa. This is a great base for many Mexican dishes.

Cathy G. said... #

My favorite crockpot go to meal is called Oe Pot or some called Calico Beans. My 1st introduction to liquid smoke as an ingredient.

Cindy H. said... #

Good old pot roast with lots of vegetables

Trese said... #

I love my chicken thighs. Spoon over each thigh with BBQ sauce, red onion, crushed pineapple with a piece of bacon on top. It cooks on high for 4 hrs and it's delish!

Nelda said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is Roast with potatoes and carrots. I just love to make these at any time during the year. Always a favorite of mine and everyone in the family.

Nelda said... #

I shared this on twitter! This is the link to where I shared.

https://twitter.com/Fayego5/status/461496025853988864

Heather Kelly said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is pot roast, carrots, and potatoes, all cooked together!

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Heather Kelly said... #

Tweet - https://twitter.com/matthewsmommy/status/461496967361998848

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Sarah Coenen said... #

Cranberry pork roast. SO EASY, looks impressive, tastes amazing and everyone loves it. I ADORE Gooseberry Patch! What an amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Sarah Coenen said... #
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Sarah Coenen said... #

So sorry for the double post! I tweeted! :)

Debbie Whitmore said... #

My favorite crockpot meal is BBQ pulled pork. Sooooo good!

Debbie Caraballo said... #

I love doing beef and pork roasts, and also soups. Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie Caraballo said... #

Hi Tina, I retweeted your tweet for the giveaway. That's all I could figure out to do. A bit Twitter challenged at times!

Debbie Caraballo said... #

Hi Tina, I retweeted your tweet for the giveaway. That's all I could figure out to do. A bit Twitter challenged at times!

Anonymous said... #

I love all the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. My favorite thing to do with the crockpot is to make homemade Greek yogurt.

DeAnn said... #

I love cooking a Boston Butt with Salsa Verde, onions, and garlic. Fantastic shredded taco meat!

Demi Martin said... #

My all time favorite is pinto beans with hamburger meat! It's the best with some hot cornbread on the side!!!

Helen B said... #

I did our Easter Ham in the crockpot and it turned out moist and yummy.

Me said... #

Veggie Soup and Chili

Heather B said... #

Balsamic Pot Roast

Heather B said... #

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/MissHeather522/status/461519012124319744

Taterbug said... #

Ooh, I heart my crock pot big time. My go-to recipe is slow cooker cheesy chicken with yellow rice - it's definitely my hubby's favorite!

Anonymous said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is pulled pork! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Keyetta Stanton said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is taco soup.

Keyetta Stanton said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is taco soup.

Christi Brogan said... #

My favorite crockpot meal is taco chicken. We use it for everything!

Anonymous said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is BBQ Pulled Pork! YUM!!!! I love your site and have shared it with a lot of newly married ladies and some young ladies who are newly living on their own away from mom & dad. It's by far my favorite site.

Christi Brogan said... #

Shared on twitter! https://twitter.com/scrapcatb/status/461544210156371968

Vicki Perfetti said... #

I don't know that I can narrow it down to just one. I use my slow cooker ALOT and have many favorites!!

Anonymous said... #

Our favorite crock pot meal is a roast with all the trimmings!

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Trina said... #

i love anything i can make in my crockpot but if i have to pick one it would be ribs

Anonymous said... #

Pulled pork is my fav CrockPot recipe LinG

Mary said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is beef stew.

JHuntley said... #

My favorite is Apple Onion Pork Chops. I usually slice 3-5 apples, dice 2 yellow onions, throw some nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. This goes on top on 4 large cut chops and cooks on high for roughly 4-5hrs. Always check the temperature before serving the pork chops!!

Tina said... #

Melt in your mouth sausages are one of my favorites!

Tiffany & Brittany said... #

I love my crock pot!! I have a lot of favorite recipes, but the one I most recently made was Italian Chicken Pasta! So Good!

Lisa G said... #

My favorite slow cooker recipe is without a doubt Chicken and Noodles. I have made it at least a dozen times for potluck dinners at church, and Sunday dinner after church for my family. I often post my meals on Facebook and get several recipe requests. I am quite happy to refer my fellow foodies to Mommyskitchen.net.

Lisa G said... #

Tweeted the following: Win a copy of @gooseberrypatch 101 Super Easy-Slow Cooker Recipes @mommyskitchen
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Anonymous said... #

I love to cook Pork Rib Tips with Korean BBQ Sauce in my Crockpot. I also use the sauce with wings in the crockpot. My family loves both dishes. I love your recipes and web site. I would love to win the Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I assure you it will be lovingly worn in no time from repeated use.
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Anonymous said... #

Red beans and rice!

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Anonymous said... #

I would like to try a cake or other dessert in the crock pot.

Jennie
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Roxanne Jenkins said... #

My very favorite crock-pot meal is Pork Roast with potatoes and carrots with onions. But just about anything you put in the crock-pot is my favorite and is time savings. My crock-pot is my most used cooking utensil.

Anonymous said... #

My fav. crockpot meal is Mexican chicken which I then shred and use in tacos. Delicious!!

Anonymous said... #

Chicken with egg noodles are delicious in the crockpot.
Christie
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Marilyn said... #

Our favorite meal is Pork Chops with Golden mushroom soup, served over rice.
Marilyn

Anonymous said... #

I love using my crock pot - especially when the weather gets warmer so I don't heat up the kitchen. Our family favorite is potato soup.

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Anonymous said... #

Hello all,
My favorite crockpot meal is a good old fashion pot roast. Throw in the standard veggies and you have a good comfort meal. Easy and delicious!
Thanks,
Jennifer
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Rebecca said... #

My favorite crock pot meat is your ranch chicken-so yummy and tender. It is now a family favorite and we have it at least once a month with mashed potatoes. rdewey17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Z said... #

I LOVE my crockpots (yes, plural!) - my favorite meal varies by season, chili in the winter (YUM!) and soups full of fresh veggies at the moment ;)

Connie p said... #

OMG cant wait to try these recipes....thanks so much!

Anonymous said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is pulled pork

Anonymous said... #

Oh my, these recipes are making me hungry...Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said... #

Oh my, these recipes are making me hungry...Thanks for the giveaway.

Bianca said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is my cream cheese mashed potatoes! :)

Monica said... #

Chile Verde Yum!

Thanks

Anonymous said... #

My favorite use of my slow cooker is to cook a large quantity (5 pounds) of ground beef, let it cool then package it in smaller quantitues ready to use in dishes such as chili, spagetti, and soup all of which I make in my sloe cooker. Shirley at somewheresewin@yahoo.com

Kathy said... #

Crock Pot Tortilla Chicken Soup! Easy and delicious!

Amanda Jones said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is ribs! Love it when they fall apart. Yum!

Mamahinz said... #

My kids call me a crock pot hoarder! I could single handedly furnish enough crock pots for for a large church social! Never fear crock pots are here! Favorite recipe is a toss up...Chili verde, Wisconsin cheese soup or Missisippi mud pot roast!

Mamahinz said... #

My kids call me a crock pot hoarder! I could single handedly furnish enough crock pots for for a large church social! Never fear crock pots are here! Favorite recipe is a toss up...Chili verde, Wisconsin cheese soup or Missisippi mud pot roast!

Elizabeth said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is chili. I could eat it in the summer, fall, winter and spring, year around.
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is chili. I could eat it in the summer, fall, winter and spring, year around.
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Elizabeth said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is chili. I could eat it in the summer, fall, winter and spring, year around.
Elizabeth
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Patricia Wojnar Crowley said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is pot roast with potatoes and carrots.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said... #

Tweet!
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Sarah Beth said... #

Pot Roast!

Gayle Vorreyer said... #

My favorite crockpot meal is a toss up with Pot Roast with veggies! And chicken noodle soup!! Always a favorite!!! Yummy and now I am hungry! lol

Angie B said... #

My favorite crock pot meat is short beef ribs marinated in sauce. I can't eat enough of them - its a special treat! They fall of the bone and melt in the mouth.

Angie B said... #

I tweeted about this. https://twitter.com/crazyladybibs/status/464052064247484416

My contact info is angandcolin(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Jennifer Kantola said... #

I love Peppery Pot Roast.

Linda Feldhege said... #

My favorite, so far, is the Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Cake. I never knew you could make a cake in a crock pot until reading it on this site. Thank you so very much.

Unknown said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is savory roast with carrots, potatoes and celery, mmmm!!!!

Lucinda Larson said... #

Pulled pork.

Michele L said... #

My favorite Crock-pot meal is Chili!

crazee d said... #

Spicy Italian Roast Beef for Sandwiches.....So good!

crazee d said... #

Spicy Italian Roast Beef for Sandwiches..........SO GOOD!

The Divas Closet said... #

My favorite thing to make in a crockpot is CHEESECAKE! It comes out perfect every time!

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Rusty *Sarah* Gootkin-Holmgren said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is chili. The longer and slower it cooks, the better it tastes.

Rusty *Sarah* Gootkin-Holmgren said... #

I Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/sgholmgren/status/464128306271363073

The Divas Closet said... #

I tweeted the on twitter

https://twitter.com/godsaidwhat1/status/464128501482651649

Anonymous said... #

Love to make slow cooker chili!

mhgraphicdesign said... #

I love making fajitas in the slower cooker and bbq pork.

April Bingham said... #

My favorite crock pot recipes are soups. I really love all kinds of soup.

April Bingham said... #

Soup!! I like all kinds of soup!

S trout said... #

I love to use my crockpot, so easy and so delicious. My all time favorite is pulled pork sandwiches. Yummy! This book would be a wonderful addition to my slow cooker recipes.

Mattie Howard tmhoward 60@yahoo.com said... #

I love all the cookbooks. I love the mac and cheese and bbq. I love the Christmas books. Still look at them all year. Mattie Howard

Anonymous said... #

I also love slow cooking. I guess my beef roast.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite crock pot recipe is Beef Stew using my own home canned tomatoes. I also love Chicken Noodle Soup.
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Susan Britton said... #

My favorite crock pot meal is lasagna! Yummy!

cookielover said... #

Would love to win this great cookbook! thanks for the chance!
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Brenda Chance said... #

I love roast beef, potatoes, and tomatoes cooked in the crock pot.....lots of good fresh seasonings.....YUMMY!!!!

Anonymous said... #

I haven't made many things in the crock pot, but I like barbecue pork chops in there. My cousin makes Mac & cheese in hers that's good. I need the cookbook to get more ideas!! :)

Carrie Althaus said... #

Our favorite crock pot meal is Creamy Italian Chicken. Would love new ideas with this great cookbook! :)

Unknown said... #

I love making chicken Parmesan in my crockpot,as the chicken is so tender. So many people ask for the recipe whenever I serve it. My 85 year old mother now loves to serve it to guests that come to her house as well as my sisters. Yummy!!

Jennifer Miller said... #

Chest chocolate spoon cake

recipeadda said... #

Very once recipe, i was looking for this for some time, thanks for posting, Crock pot chicken . check out my crock pot chicken at my blog, thank you for sharing this.