Sunday, February 21, 2021

Layered Amish Date Pudding

Amish Date Pudding in an old fashioned date cake layered with sliced bananas, whipped topping and a homemade cinnamon - toffee sauce. 
Today I want to share a delicious dessert recipe with you, Layered Date Pudding! Date pudding is a traditional Amish dessert served at Thanksgiving, Christmas and as a summer treat. Last spring I became very interested in Amish - Mennonite recipes and came across this date pudding from one of my favorite Mennonite Vloggers, Lynette Yoder. The recipe looked so good, I couldn't wait to try it.  

What is date pudding? Date Pudding is an old fashioned date cake served warm with a homemade cinnamon - toffee sauce.  After doing a bit of research, I found out that date pudding is served in various ways. Served warm as a cake and topped with a sticky toffee sauce, served with a dollop of whipped cream or layered  (trifle style) with whipped topping, a toffee sauce and sliced bananas. By far my favorite is the layered version. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy)

Sweet and spicy sliced jalapenos coated in a simple syrup using garden fresh jalapenos. Here in Texas we refer to them as Cowboy Candy. 
You only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious sweet and spicy Candied Jalapenos also know as Cowboy Candy.  If you've never had candied jalapenos they are sliced fresh jalapeno that are simmered in a sweet simple syrup. They're the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and delicious on grilled burgers, hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches or served as an appetizer. 

Candied jalapenos are especially good paired with crackers and cream cheese.  Every year we have an abundance of jalapenos in our summer garden, so we're always finding new ways to incorporate them into recipes. Pepper plants are easy to grow and prefer hot, dry weather, so they grow perfectly here in North Texas. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Instant Pot Pinto Beans & Ham

Cooking beans in the Instant Pot is a quick, easy and makes the perfect pinto beans. I am  loving this fail-proof method of cooking beans! 
Pinto beans are one of my favorite meals to prepare whenever I have leftover ham and nice ham bone to go with it. I normally cook pinto beans in my slow cooker, but recently started cooking them in my Instant Pot and I haven't looked back since. Cooking dried pinto beans has never been easier using your Instant Pot and it only takes about an hour.  

This Instant Pot bean recipe makes the best beans. Their taste and texture is firm but creamy, pink in color and so delicious. I like to season my beans with chopped onions and garlic that have been sauteed in olive oil and a bit of bacon grease. Then add chicken broth, water, bay leaves, salt, pepper and a big meaty ham bone. I love that you can saute everything right in the Instant Pot.   

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Best of 2020 - Top 15 Recipes

From ooey gooey casseroles to delicious desserts, these are a few of your favorite things from 2020!!!
Hello 2021 and Goodbye 2020! It's been an amazing, delicious year for Mommy's Kitchen and now it's time to take a look back at your favorite and most popular recipes for 2020.  I have to say it's always so much fun looking back at all the posts that made the cut. 

The recipes below are the ones that had the most traffic and page views by you my readers. I hope you'll stick around and see what 2021 has in store for us. Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who stops by and visits. Now here's a look back at your favorite recipes from the past year. 

Drumroll please.... Presenting your top 15 Recipes from 2020!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Dried Orange - Cranberry Stove Top Potpourri

Fill your home with the aroma of citrus and warm spices with this homemade stove-top potpourri.  Stove top potpourri makes your home feel and smell so cozy and inviting.
Homemade Stove top Potpourri is one of my favorite ways to scent my home. The combination of dried fruits, cinnamon sticks, spices and rosemary, fill the whole house with an amazing  aroma. I like to use dried fruit to make this potpourri and I normally make it around the holidays to give to family and friends. 

Stove top potpourri is an inexpensive gift and a wonderful way to use up fruits that might be past their prime. This potpourri is one of my favorite scents! I love the combination of the oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks. If you have leftover cranberries for Christmas and you aren't sure what to do with them this stove top potpourri is perfect.