What's Cooking?

Have you signed up for the Purex Crystals give away yet?

Saturday while Diva was visiting her grandparents and Engineer was doing his schoolwork, I felt all domestic and decided to refill our inside freezer that we had been slowly but surely eating down.

I needed items for the cookie ministry and for breakfasts here at the Little Pink House.
I also had turkey that needed to be used up and I wanted to try out a new recipe.

The indoor freezer is full once again.
Now to really work on the chest freezer...

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Corny Dog Muffins
(recipe below)

Fruit Tea Bread
I adapted this recipe that I saw on Miz Helen's site a couple of weeks ago.  

As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be similar to the tea breads we enjoyed in England.  
They weren't sweet and you served them room temperature with lashings of sweet cream butter over the top.  
I did actually soak my fruit in tea instead of boiling water.  
This will be a staple in our house from now on.

Layered Turkey Casserole

Peanut Butter-Banana Protein Shakes

Spinach & Feta Frittata

Turkey & Stuffin' Muffins

Turkey Primavera

Corny Dog Muffins
This is really a non-recipe, a very handy and tasty non-recipe.

Your favorite cornbread mix made as per directions
Little Smokies sausages

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and let the cornbread mixture rest a moment.
After a few sips, pour about 1/3c. of cornbread batter into a well greased muffin cup.  Place a Smoky on top of the batter in each cup and press down slightly.
Finish you cuppa while they cook as per directions on the cornbread mix packet.

Serve with syrup (am I the only one who likes syrup on cornbread with savory items?) or with beans, soup, greens, mac & cheese, as a light lunch with a salad or whenever you would have cornbread really.

Speaking of non-recipes (what a segue) I was asked to share this coupon for $2/2 Glade Springtime items.  So here you go!

This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.


  1. My you have been busy in the kitchen. Can I borrow you to come be as busy in mine next week? Sadly I'm not the diva in the kitchen that you are :-(

  2. I had been longing for some kitchen freetime and as everyone else had something to keep them occupied, it was the perfect day to go for it. I wouldn't say I'm a "kitchen diva" but I do enjoy being in the kitchen. Your freezer is full anyway from your casserole swap. Right? I would love to know how that works and if all involved are pleased. You may spark something here...

  3. Well Miz Pary you just spent the day having fun in the kitchen. When I run out of my freezer I am just coming to your house. I love your corn dog muffing recipe, it looks so easy and good. Thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  4. Gonna show my boys the corn muffin recipe, they can cook it while I sip my coffee :)

  5. That sounds like a brilliant idea Ms. Mary! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. This is a great recipe! Reminds me a bit of the English dish "Toad in the Hole". Yes, I like syrup or honey with my cornbread, too, (and roasted parsnips or sweet potatoes or...) ;-) I could see this with a side salad, that lovely fruit cake and some ice tea - delicious!!

    1. Very similar but instead of Yorkshire Pudding batter, you use cornbread batter. :) That fruit cake is wonderful and I keep a loaf in my freezer at all times. :)


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