a farmgirl's dabbles http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com ...sharing my recipe box & a little everyday life Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Make Ahead Buttery Baked Oatmeal {Canoe Bay} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/27/make-ahead-buttery-baked-oatmeal-recipe-canoe-bay/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/27/make-ahead-buttery-baked-oatmeal-recipe-canoe-bay/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:06:24 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14791 Drizzle a bit of warmed half and half into your bowl of Make Ahead Buttery Baked Oatmeal for a breakfast you’ll wish would never end.   Each year, as I try more and different ways to enjoy a bowl of warm morning oatmeal, I fall further and further in love. My overnight baked apple oatmeal with crunchy […]

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Drizzle a bit of warmed half and half into your bowl of Make Ahead Buttery Baked Oatmeal for a breakfast you’ll wish would never end.

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Each year, as I try more and different ways to enjoy a bowl of warm morning oatmeal, I fall further and further in love. My overnight baked apple oatmeal with crunchy brown sugar streusel is the recipe that shook my oatmeal world. Ever since, I’ve been on a quest for more. And when a friend heard that Blake and I were going to spend a weekend at Canoe Bay last October, she said, “You HAVE to try their baked oatmeal. It’s amazing!” And you know me. I most certainly did.

Canoe Bay was very gracious to let me share their wonderful recipe here on a farmgirl’s dabbles. I hope you like this Make Ahead Buttery Baked Oatmeal as much as I do!

(Read more about our stay at Canoe Bay at the end of this post.)

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Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup with Dill http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/24/lemon-chicken-tortellini-soup-with-dill-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/24/lemon-chicken-tortellini-soup-with-dill-recipe/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:01:28 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14759 My family has fallen for this Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup with Dill. What’s not to like about soft cheesy puffs of pasta swimming in a warm, bright lemony broth?!   Our youngest daughter could be forever happily satisfied with meals consisting only of a grilled cheese sandwich, a cheese roll-up (cheese melted in a rolled up […]

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My family has fallen for this Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup with Dill. What’s not to like about soft cheesy puffs of pasta swimming in a warm, bright lemony broth?!

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Our youngest daughter could be forever happily satisfied with meals consisting only of a grilled cheese sandwich, a cheese roll-up (cheese melted in a rolled up tortilla), and pastas with melted butter and a sprinkle of Parmesan. I expect that’s pretty similar to alot of kids’ meal requests. So when I was craving a big pot of soup this past week (brrrrrrr…it’s been cold!), I aimed to please this sweet kid, first and foremost. Blake and I will gladly welcome most any bowl of soup, but it takes a little more effort to find one that Tessa will ask for a second helping of.

Number one, I knew this new soup recipe needed to include pasta. And one stuffed with cheese surely couldn’t be a bad idea. Then I just kept adding ingredients that Tessa likes…chicken, peas, carrots. And lemon. Oh, how our girl loves a lemon’s sweet and tart qualities. This Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup with Dill is all about our Tessa. Well, not really the dill part. That’s all about me. ;)

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10 Slow Cooker Soups and Stews {#FarmgirlFaves} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/20/10-slow-cooker-soups-stews-farmgirlfaves/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/20/10-slow-cooker-soups-stews-farmgirlfaves/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:51:43 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14749 The colder months beg for the warmth of comfort food. Here are 10 Slow Cooker Soups and Stews, a tasty collection of easy and delicious dinners. One of the best things about the colder months is being able to indulge in the warmth of comfort food. And one of the best things about comfort food […]

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The colder months beg for the warmth of comfort food. Here are 10 Slow Cooker Soups and Stews, a tasty collection of easy and delicious dinners.

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One of the best things about the colder months is being able to indulge in the warmth of comfort food. And one of the best things about comfort food is being able to plug in the slow cooker, letting it do all the hard work. The low, slow heat tenderizes cheaper, tougher cuts of meat, magically transforming them into ultra tender, irresistible bites. Fresh chopped veggies cook beautifully while all the flavors in the pot mingle for the better part of a day to produce an awesome dinner. And a great big fat bonus is that there are usually enough leftovers for another meal or two, even tastier than the first. I don’t know about you, but this mom lives for an easy meal of leftovers. Our girls are catching on to the goodness of leftovers, too, as they pack their Thermos containers for school lunch the next morning, hot and steaming and delicious.

This roundup of 10 Slow Cooker Soups and Stews is a collection of mouthwatering dinners for you and your family. I already have a few of these on my list to make over the next couple of weeks. I hope you also find a meal or two here!

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Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/17/slow-cooker-beef-and-barley-stew-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/17/slow-cooker-beef-and-barley-stew-recipe/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:10:43 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14732 This Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew will make any cold, wintry day feel much, much cozier! We’ve had another cold spell the past week here in Minnesota, with some daily highs in the single digits. As I was shivering in our church’s lobby on Sunday morning, hanging up my coat with our girls, a lady friend […]

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This Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew will make any cold, wintry day feel much, much cozier!

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We’ve had another cold spell the past week here in Minnesota, with some daily highs in the single digits. As I was shivering in our church’s lobby on Sunday morning, hanging up my coat with our girls, a lady friend informed me, ever so cheerfully, that there were just 33 days until the first official day of spring. Chilly as I was, that little tidbit of info warmed me up, inside and out, and made me smile. Soon, my friends. Soon we will see green grass and blue sunny skies and temps above 30°F. I canNOT wait!

But in the meantime, we have stew. Warm and comforting, and ladled from the slow cooker that does all of the hardest work for you, it just doesn’t get much better. Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew. Enjoy this recipe that’s sure to warm you up!

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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Cherries http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/12/whole-wheat-banana-muffins-with-chocolate-and-cherries-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/12/whole-wheat-banana-muffins-with-chocolate-and-cherries-recipe/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:31:45 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14698 These Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Cherries hold a bright red cherry surprise inside!   I have been meaning to share this recipe for Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Cherries with you for so long! So long, in fact, that I had to reshoot the photos that I took more than […]

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These Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Cherries hold a bright red cherry surprise inside!

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I have been meaning to share this recipe for Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Cherries with you for so long! So long, in fact, that I had to reshoot the photos that I took more than a year ago. I guarantee that my procrastination will be worth your (unknown to you) wait, though. Bake up a pan of these muffins. The banana/chocolate/cherry combo is fabulously delicious!
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Cheesy Italian Meatloaf Muffins http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/09/cheesy-italian-meatloaf-muffins-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/09/cheesy-italian-meatloaf-muffins-recipe/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:33:54 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14663 These Cheesy Italian Meatloaf Muffins are a tasty rendition of a classic meatloaf recipe, in fun individual portions. Every once in awhile, I have the most unbelievable craving for meatloaf. My family’s favorite recipe, a wonderful mixture of flavorful ground sirloin and pork, is topped with chili sauce, straight from the bottle. All the flavors […]

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These Cheesy Italian Meatloaf Muffins are a tasty rendition of a classic meatloaf recipe, in fun individual portions.

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Every once in awhile, I have the most unbelievable craving for meatloaf. My family’s favorite recipe, a wonderful mixture of flavorful ground sirloin and pork, is topped with chili sauce, straight from the bottle. All the flavors take on extra depth while in the oven, creating an irresistible meatloaf. With a side of buttery mashed potatoes and some fresh green veggies, this adds up to a perfect meal to quench my meatloaf cravings.

When my cravings flared up recently, though, I was feeling the need for a fresh take on our regular meatloaf dinner. If you haven’t yet planned your Valentine’s Day menu, these Cheesy Italian Meatloaf Muffins would be a most excellent addition!
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10 Valentine’s Day Desserts {#FarmgirlFaves} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/06/10-valentines-day-desserts-farmgirlfaves/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/06/10-valentines-day-desserts-farmgirlfaves/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:38:25 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14653 Here are 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts for your baking inspiration. These sweet treats have heart!   To pick just ten Valentine’s Day desserts with the heart shape…do you know hard that was?! There is so much delicious creativity out there. It’s obvious that people like to bake for their loved ones on this February holiday of […]

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Here are 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts for your baking inspiration. These sweet treats have heart!

10 Valentine's Day Desserts. These sweet treats have heart! afarmgirlsdabbles.com

 

To pick just ten Valentine’s Day desserts with the heart shape…do you know hard that was?! There is so much delicious creativity out there. It’s obvious that people like to bake for their loved ones on this February holiday of affections.

This roundup of 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts is a fun mix of cheesecake, chocolate, marshmallow, pie crust, and more. These sweets are pretty and oh so festive. I wish I could have one of each!
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Sno Ball Chocolate Cake Cups http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/02/sno-ball-chocolate-cake-cups-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/02/02/sno-ball-chocolate-cake-cups-recipe/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:29:46 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14630 These Sno Ball Chocolate Cake Cups are a sweet little rendition on the classic Sno Balls treat. The fudgy cake is topped with marshmallow and coconut, pretty in pink! I can’t look at a package of Hostess Sno Balls® without thinking of Mom. With soft and tender chocolate cake, marshmallow, and coconut, I knew from […]

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These Sno Ball Chocolate Cake Cups are a sweet little rendition on the classic Sno Balls treat. The fudgy cake is topped with marshmallow and coconut, pretty in pink!

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I can’t look at a package of Hostess Sno Balls® without thinking of Mom. With soft and tender chocolate cake, marshmallow, and coconut, I knew from a very early age that these little treats tested her willpower. But she must have had pretty good self-control, as I honestly don’t recall her eating them very often. She probably hid them in the freezer and ate them after us kids went to bed. Because moms do stuff like that. Right?!

These Sno Ball Chocolate Cake Cups are a sweet little rendition on the classic Sno Balls treat. I’m positive that Mom would approve of my tinkering in the kitchen.
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Brûléed Banana Split with Brownies and Magic Shell http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/01/30/bruleed-banana-split-with-brownies-and-magic-shell-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/01/30/bruleed-banana-split-with-brownies-and-magic-shell-recipe/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:38:47 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14610 Make the most incredible ice cream sundae ever with this recipe for Brûléed Banana Split with Brownies and Magic Shell! As I was pushing a cart through the freezer section of Target, thinking out loud the items I would need for this recipe, our oldest daughter scrunched up her face. “Coffee ice cream? Really, Mom? That’s so […]

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Make the most incredible ice cream sundae ever with this recipe for Brûléed Banana Split with Brownies and Magic Shell!

Brûléed Banana Split with Brownies and Magic Shell from afarmgirlsdabbles.com As I was pushing a cart through the freezer section of Target, thinking out loud the items I would need for this recipe, our oldest daughter scrunched up her face. “Coffee ice cream? Really, Mom? That’s so gross.” I told her that homemade peanut butter ice cream was another choice I had in mind for a banana split. Her face relaxed and she replied, “Well that’s alot better.” Then a smile formed on her lips and her eyes brightened. “I think you should use strawberry ice cream. Please, Mom?!” I considered her suggestion for about half a second and told her what a brilliant idea I thought that was. Hatti soon had a carton of frozen strawberry ice cream in the cart. We were set!

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Fudgy Chocolate Cake Cups http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/01/26/fudgy-chocolate-cake-cups-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2015/01/26/fudgy-chocolate-cake-cups-recipe/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:08:34 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=14590 These individual Fudgy Chocolate Cake Cups are rich with deep chocolate flavor, and the fudgy texture is extraordinarily swoon worthy! I’m always thankful for Valentine’s Day. Smack dab in the middle of February, weeks after the magic of Christmas has been packed away, Valentine’s Day manages to offer a little spark during our cold and […]

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These individual Fudgy Chocolate Cake Cups are rich with deep chocolate flavor, and the fudgy texture is extraordinarily swoon worthy!

Fudgy Chocolate Cake Cups - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #chocolate #fudgy I’m always thankful for Valentine’s Day. Smack dab in the middle of February, weeks after the magic of Christmas has been packed away, Valentine’s Day manages to offer a little spark during our cold and colorless Midwest winters. I don’t do a significant amount of holiday decorating outside of Christmas, but if you visit our home in early February, you’re sure to see heart-shaped garland strung with twinkly lights, along with some of the pretty little salt dough Valentine ornaments I made with our girls a few years ago.

I also adore the baking that goes along with Valentine’s Day. It’s our home’s most chocolate-rich time of year. If you like super fudgy individual cakes with melty centers, you must try this recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Cake Cups!
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