Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Skipping through Blogland and Stopping at The Better Baker

Recently Marsha at The Better Baker invited me to stop by her blog.  She is another blogger "of a certain age" and has been blogging since 2009.  If I had run across her blog a couple of years ago, I might have started blogging sooner myself.

Marsha's cooking is a lot like mine.  She makes good American comfort food.  When I asked her to suggest any particular posts from her blog, she said that Baked Waffles with Raspberry Cream Cheese and Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake were two of her most popular posts.  I thought that I would check them out for myself.

Baked Waffles with Raspberry Cream Cheese  Don't these look delicious?  I love that these can be made ahead.  Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits.  Marsha says other fruits could be used as well.  She used frozen waffles in this, but the waffles could be made from scratch also.  I am adding this to my special breakfast ideas list.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake  I love a dessert that can be made in a slow cooker.  It is so nice when your oven is busy cooking something else.  This one uses cake mix and also includes toffee bits and chocolate chips.  Yum, Yum.  Just mix the ingredients, pour into a slow cooker and be willing to wait a few hours.  That is the hard part.

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake  This is a recent post, but like she says Yeah! Baby!  Just keep some crescent rolls and some cream cheese in the fridge, and you can make this up anytime.  This is another breakfast that can be made ahead.

Well, after finding the three luscious recipes above, I figured that I should look for some soup, veggies, or main dish recipes.

Marsha has posted 15 different soups on her blog.  I have some chicken I need to use, and this soup caught my eye.  Cheesy Chicken Chowder  Oh, Boy does this look good!  This has everything that a good chowder should have:  Chicken, potatoes, celery, carrots, milk, and cheese.  I will be making it this week.  It is perfect for this early fall weather.  The only thing I might add to this is some chopped red pepper, but then I've mentioned how I put it in everything I can get away with.

Next I looked for some veggie recipes.  Marsha certainly has a number of different recipes, but this simple one looks good.  Sugared Asparagus sounds delicious.  I will have to wait until next spring to enjoy this, but that will give me something to look forward to when asparagus season rolls round again.

Stew is such a wonderful comfort food, and this Old-Fashioned Beef Stew can be made ahead and then cooked in a slow cooker, which gives it two pluses for me.  This is another recipe that is going on my "Try Very Soon" list

Marsha cooks for a diabetic so many of her recipes are suitable for people following those diet restrictions.

Marsha also blogs at Country Cooks Across America, has written her own cookbook (available on her blog), and won a recipe contest at American Profile, that magazine many of us get with our paper each Saturday.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit at The Better Baker, and was reluctant to leave, but I came away with great new recipes to try.  I subscribed to the blog and will check back often.

Note:  All photos in this post were taken by Marsha, used with her permission and remain her property.

If you are reading this and would like me to make a stop at your blog while I'm Skipping through Blogland, just send me an email.  I do all the work, you get all the credit.  How easy is that?

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