Edible Bake-A-Bowl for dinner and dessert #‎goodcookkitchenexprt‬

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Bake a bowlI love being a Good Cook Expert, as I get to try new items from time to time. I was sent the Bake-A-Bowl 6-Cup pan to try out from the Good Cook Sweet Creations line. When I got the pan, I couldn't wait to try it out. The first thing that came to mind was breakfast bowls for dinner. To make my bowls I used pre made biscuits that were on sale at my local store 10/$10. I had to play with the Bake-A-Bowl pan as I have never used one before.

Bake a bowlThe first try I just put each biscuit in the bottom of the pan and they came out not so much like a bowl but more like an indent in the biscuit lol. I then took the biscuit and molded it over the top part of the Bake-A-Bowl pan and baked the pan up side down. The biscuit bowls came out much better. I liked the way they came out by doing this.

bake a bowlWe filled the biscuit bowls with scrambled eggs, hash browns, crumbled sausage, bacon, cheese and  sausage gravy. The bowls were perfect size and you could eat them with your hands if you wanted to. My family loved these and can't wait until we have them again.

bake a bowlA few days later I made chocolate chip cookie dessert bowls. I got break and bake pre made cookie dough and made the bowls the same way I did with the biscuits.

Bake a bowlI took two of the cookie squares and molded them over the top of the Bake-A-Bowl pan and baked the pan up side down. This works when you don't have time to make cookie dough from cream scoopI also was sent the Twister ice cream scoop from Good Cook to try out with my dessert bowls. I was in a rush one night that my family stopped and got meals from a drive thru and I even bought a quart of the restaurants ice cream. I planed on making hot cookie bowls later that night that would go great with ice cream.

dessert bake a bowlI took the hot cookie bowls and put them in small bowls and we filled them with ice cream. This was so perfect for my family and was a great treat. I loved being able to make a quick and fun dessert for my family before we sat down to watch a movie together. I even topped mine with chocolate syrup. These were so yummy.

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Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Bake-It-When-You-Want-It Yeast Breads And Monkey Bread Recipe

Jan2013 037Here is a yummy pull a part  Monkey bread recipe

Jan2013 012My mom pre made the bread using the bread recipe above but you can use a loaf of frozen bread too. I have tried this recipe both ways and like them both.

Jan2013 015To start my mom greased the pan and sprinkled brown sugar in the bottom of a bunt pan.

Jan2013 018My mom then cut the bread dough into little bite size pieces.

Jan2013 020You then roll the dough in your hand and shake about six pieces at a time in a bag of sugar and cinnamon until completely covered.

Jan2013 022One all the bread pieces are in the pan cover and let rest for 20 minutes. After resting you can use a package of Jell-o Pumpkin spice pudding mix to add a little flavor. Just sprinkle the mix over the bread.

Jan2013 030My mom melted a stick of butter down and drizzled it over the bread pieces. You can use more or less butter. It's all up to your taste. Let this rest for another 20 minutes, Then back at 375 for 20 minutes.

Jan2013 036There you have your completed Monkey Bread. I can't keep this in my house. My family eats this all in a day. Every time someone walks into the kitchen they end up walking out with a piece of Monkey bread.


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Christmas Decorated Sugar Cookies – Sweet Creations by Good Cook Cookie Exchange

The products in the post are sponsored by Sweet Creations, all opinions are 100% my own!

Christmas CookiesMy mom and I made Sugar Cookies and decorated them for Christmas. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe from one of the many cookbooks that my mom has. After baking and letting the cookies cool over night, We then decorated the cookies with made from scratch Royal icing. The cookies turned out great and are now part of my mom's Holiday treat platter that she makes up and gives out to friends and family.

Christmas CookiesThese are the Sweet Creations products I used in this recipe:

  • Stainless Steel Cookie Dropper
  • Mixing Bowl 3pc Set
  • Hi-Temp Spatula, with Measurement Markings
  • Large Cookie Sheets
  • Flex Cookie Turner

Just for my readers:  You can take 5% off your Good Cook Sweet Creations purchase by using code "COOKIE".

Sweet PackYou can win one of these cookie making kits by going *HERE* and voting on your favorite cookie. There will be 25 of these kits given away. I would love for you to vote for my cookies but the choice is yours to make, Good Luck!


Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese FillingThis is a great fall treat. You can make this for the up coming holidays or just to treat your family. This is a really easy dessert to make.

Pumpkin sponge cakeMy mom made the Pumpkin sponge cake the night before so it had time to rest & chill.

To make the sponge cake:
Beat 3 eggs for 5 minutes, Add:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup pumpkin
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 nutmeg
3/4 cup flour

Spread mix on a 15×10 cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Then remove cake from pan and place on towel or parchment paper and place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

Cream Cheese fillingTo make the filling: Mix well:
4 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
6oz cream cheese

Well mixedOnce the cream cheese is mixed well you then want to add 1 cup powdered sugar and mix that in well. Once everything is mixed then you want to fold in 1 cup of nuts (I used walnuts).

spreading the fillingNow it's time to spread the cream cheese filling out onto the pumpkin sponge cake. Try to spread as evenly as you can.

rolling Once the filling is all spread out you can begin to roll the sponge cake. Take your time so you don't break the sponge cake.

Still rollingAs you can see it is a slow process to get the roll perfect. Slow and steady is the way to do it.

rolled for movingNow we moved the roll on saran wrap to keep the roll soft and moist, plus it's easy to transport this way. You can wrap back into a towel if going to serve the same day. I like to cut my Pumpkin roll right before serving.

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Chocolate & Confetti Cake Whoopie pies

nov2013 121I never made a Whoopie pie before but now that I have I can't wait to make them again. I got a Sweet Creations by Good Cook nonstick Whoopie pie pan with 12 wells to try out. I wanted to do confetti cake and my husband wanted chocolate so I decided to use both cake mixes. I bought the two cake mixes on sale for a dollar each. I made the cake mixes as the box directed for each one. I then poured the cake batter in the whoopie pan and baked at the temp the on the cake mix box. The cake was done in about 10 minutes. I then set the cake aside to cool while I baked another set. I had baked all the cakes with in an hour. I then used a tub of vanilla frosting to stick my cakes together to make the Whoopies. I mixed and matched the cakes to make a bunch of different styles of Whoopie pies. After I was all done my husband and son came home from deer hunting and they loved the Whoopie pies. My family is all about quick and portable snacks.

Batter Babies in useThese Whoopie pies were so easy to make and my family had them gone with in a few days. I would of never thought of making these on my own so I am glad I got to try out the Whoopie pan. I have a few other ideas I want to make with this pan so be on the look out for more posts.

Eating whoopie pie

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FIFTY (50) WINNERS: will each receive a Sweet Creations by Good Cook prize pack with the following items:
Brittle Bark Silicone Mold 6cp, Gift Envelopes 6ct, Cookie Mold 12cp, 3 sets of Cupcake Paper Toppers 24ct each, Whoopie Pie Pan 12cp, Cookie Cutter- Girl, Cookie Cutter- Boy, Icing Spatula 11in, Icing Spatula 9in and a Nonstick Muffin Pan 6cp.

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Werther’s Original Baking Caramels & Brownie Cupcakes

Werther's Original baking CaramelsI got the chance to try Werther’s Original Baking Caramels, So I asked my mom what we should make with them. My mom came up with Caramel toped brownie cupcakes. I shot a bunch of video clips and pictures. The video clips were edited for me and below is the finished video.

Pretty cool, don't you think? I had so much fun baking with my mom and my family & I got to eat the sweet rewards. The process was very simple and I learned a neat trick. I learned that using a straw to make holes into a cupcake allows the caramel sauce to go inside. The cupcakes had caramel threw out the entire cupcake by doing this.

Making holes with a strawCaramel over cupcakesYou can connect with Werther's Original on Facebook and Werther’s Caramel Community

I got the Werther's Original Baking Caramels  free to review and was not paid for my response.

Sweet Creations by Good Cook Haunted Gingerbread House Kit

Sweet Creations by Good Cook haunted houseSo with Halloween approaching I was given a chance to do a Sweet Creations by Good Cook Haunted Gingerbread House. I was excited to do my own Gingerbread house. When I got the kit pictured above I realized that I would have to make my own Gingerbread as this kit is just the cutters for the house.

House cuttersWow I thought when I opened the box and saw the cutters. I have never made Gingerbread before so I called my mom who can make or bake anything and asked for her help. Well my mom made me a deal and that was, she would make and bake the gingerbread house pieces for me. I was then to take it home and complete the house at my house lol

back of kitMy mom used the recipe on the back of the haunted house kit to make the gingerbread for the house. My mom had no problems at all.

putting the house togetherNow I learned real quick why my mom wanted me to put the house together at my own home. Want to test the strength of a marriage? Then put a gingerbread house together. I love my husband dearly but I can say there were some very tense moments. The haunted house pieces were done great and we took the advice from my mom to decorate the pieces before putting the house together.

close upHubby used some metal rods to hold the walls up on the house until the royal frosting dried. I thought that the rods worked like a charm. The house only took a few hours to fully dry and the rods were removed and left no marks. The haunted gingerbread house only took about an hour to put together.

Husband work on the houseMy husband completed the roof as I was too scare that the roof would fall in. I sat back and watched as I thought for sure it was going to. completed houseThe Sweet Creations by Good Cook Haunted Gingerbread House turned out great for being our first one ever. Overall I had so much fun doing this with my wonderful husband. I now know the work that all goes into doing a Gingerbread house and will have a great appreciation for them.

Just for my readers: You can get 25% off of any Sweet Creations Halloween product at with promo code: HAUNTED23.

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Delicious Popcorn treats with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn & Good Cook

Popcorn ballI just spent this past Saturday with my mom and we tried out our treat making skills making some popcorn treats, as I was given a few products from JOLLY TIME & Good Cook to help with this. I can say the time I spent with my mom was great. So buckle up and enjoy my story with plenty of pics.

ProductsI got a 2 QT Sauce pan, Spatula, Candy Thermometer, and a Stainless Steel Rubber Base mixing bowl from Good Cook to use in my popcorn treat making.

JOLLY TIME popcorn ballerJOLLY TIME Pop Corn sent me a variety of popcorn and a popcorn baller. I even got some of their new Smart Balance Butter Light popcorn.

Making the syrupMy mom used these ingredients to make the syrup for the popcorn balls:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Cooking the SyrupWe had to clip the candy thermometer to the sauce pan and brought the mixture to 250 degree F, which is hard-ball stage for about 20 minutes.

Ready to make popcorn ballsMy mom and I both were set up and ready to start making popcorn balls

pouring the syrup over popcornMy mom poured the syrup mixture over the hot popcorn and we stirred gently to coat all of the popcorn. We added in our candies and nuts when the syrup cooled a little. Then we tried to make popcorn balls but for some reason they just wouldn't stick together so my mom never wanting to give up put the pop corn mixture in a pan.

pan popcornWe then added some candy eyes on the top of the popcorn treat and placed it in the refrigerator to cool.

marshmallow popcorn balls

After trying the old time popcorn ball recipe, We did the JOLLY TIME Popcorn Marshmallow Balls recipe. This went a lot better and the balls came out great.

popcorn ballsMy son love eatting the popcorn balls that grandma and I made.

Right now for a limited time, you can save 25% Off the Good Cook Popcorn Baller when you use code: POPCORN at checkout.

From Oct 7 – Oct 14, 2013 you can enter on the Good Cook facebook page to enter to win the Free Jolly Time Pop Corn and Good Cook Popcorn Baller Giveaway daily for your chance to win. 250 people will win a Good Cook spherical Popcorn Baller and a coupon for a free box of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

Disclaimer: I got the Good Cook & JOLLY TIME products free to do this product Review and was not paid for my response.

WipesWraps Baby Wipes Cover

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As any parent can attest, what item, next to the baby and the diapers themselves, do you touch in those first few years MORE than the baby wipes tub?  They're stashed all over the house for at least a couple of years.  The unsightly (usually teal-colored) plastic baby wipes tub.  Not the most lovely accent item!
Thus were born WipesWraps Baby Wipes Covers.  The world's first stretchable cloth cover to turn unsightly baby wipes tubs into the perfect accessory for any room or space. They are available in fun and fashionable prints for the nursery, living space, and bathroom.  Many moms and dads go to great lengths to make there babies spaces the most beautiful and serene space they can.  WipesWraps are a stylish, flexible, and fun solution to the challenge of hiding those baby wipes.  Banish the Unsightly Tub, that's what we say!
WipesWraps Baby Wipes CoverI like how easy you can use the WipesWraps Baby Wipes Cover to transform your wipes into any decor you want. I use the WipesWraps Baby Wipes Cover on my bathroom wipes. These are so very simple but yet can add so much to the look of your decor. I personally found the WipesWraps Baby Wipes Cover easy to put on and it fit my tub of wipes great. I know found that one of a kind baby shower gift. Check out WipesWrapes today and see all the designs they have to offer.

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WipesWraps Baby Wipes Cover

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Bacon & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Cast Iron Grill Press

I used my Good Cook Cast Iron Grill Press to cook my bacon and sausage with.

Cooking BaconI love how crispy or crunchy as my husbands says it the bacon comes out when using the Cast Iron Grill Press. The Cast Iron Grill Press fit great in my frying pans and was super easy to use.

Bread chunksBefore you start cooking the meat it is best to pre soak the box potatoes that are needed. I soaked two boxes of julienne potatoes in hot water to soften them up. After the meat is all cooked I started to put my Breakfast casserole together. I took one loaf of bread and cut it into squares.

Adding the filling I then added the pre soaked potatoes and powder cheese packets that came with the boxed julienne potatoes, one 8oz package of shredded cheese (I used mild cheddar), one pound of cooked breakfast sausage, one package of cooked bacon and 10 eggs scrabbled with a half cup of milk.

Before cookingI mixed everything together in a big baking pan. I pre heated the oven to 400 degrees and cooked the casserole coved with aluminum foil for 45 minutes then uncovered and stirred the casserole and let bake for 15 minutes uncovered to get the top golden.

Done The Bacon & Sausage Breakfast Casserole done and ready to eat. You can eat it the way it is, With Maple syrup like my husband does or with catchup like my son does. This will be a great hit as it is with my family and friends. Everyone who has tried this loves it. I barley ever have any left overs as everyone likes eating the Bacon & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

For all you bacon lovers you can get 25% off on any Good Cook Burger Tools just use the code: BaconLovers.

Good Cook Cast Iron Grill Press

Disclaimer: I got the Good Cook Cast Iron Grill Press  free to do this product Review and was not paid for my response.