German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake
Use this simple recipe to create a delicious German chocolate cake. The frosting made of coconut and pecans is heavenly delicious.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

A 13×9-inch baking pan should be greased and floured.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs, oil, and 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk.

Use an electric mixer to beat the ingredients on low speed until moistened.

Beat rapidly for two minutes.

Fill the pan with the batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

In the meantime, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining sweetened condensed milk, butter, and egg yolk.

Cook and stir until thickened, about 6 minutes.

Mix in the pecans, coconut, and vanilla.

Let the frosting slightly cool.

frosting over the warm cake.

Place covered leftovers in the refrigerator.

Venison Gyros

Venison Gyros

Venison Gyros
Venison strips are marinated in cumin, marjoram, and oregano for a wild game meat twist on the classic Greek sandwich.

In a big glass or ceramic bowl, mix the olive oil, cumin, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, oregano, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.

To evenly coat, add the venison strips and toss.

Put plastic wrap over the bowl and marinate for at least two hours in the fridge.

A large skillet should be heated to medium-high.

Cook the venison strips, a half pound at a time, for about 8 minutes, or until the venison is no longer pink inside and has browned on the outside.

To serve, pile the meat onto warm pitas.

Chicken Oreganato

Chicken Oreganato

Chicken Oreganato
Lemon and oregano deftly flavor this accommodating chicken dish–you can serve it hot, cold or at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Wash chicken well and pat dry.

Mix oregano with salt and pepper to taste.

Rub well over all of the chicken pieces.

Put chicken in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

Perfect Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies
These fluffy cookies with chocolate chips are super easy to make because you can mix up the dough with a wooden spoon instead of an electric mixer.

Melt butter with brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in white sugar baking soda and salt.

Let mixture cool for 15 minutes.

Transfer butter mixture to a large mixing bowl.

Add beaten eggs and vanilla extract; mix well.

Fold in flour gently 1 cup at a time using a wooden spoon.

Fold chocolate chips into the thick batter with the spoon.

Refrigerate cookie dough for 1 hour or freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on ungreased nonstick baking sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven until edges start to turn golden 8 to 9 minutes.

Let cool.

Orange Cake with Brown Sugar and Oats

Orange Cake with Brown Sugar and Oats

Orange Cake with Brown Sugar and Oats
This is an easy orange cake baked in a loaf pan with brown sugar, oats, chia seeds, and flax seeds. It uses both orange juice and orange zest for extra flavor.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.

Combine flour sugar oats ground chia seeds and flaxseed meal in a large bowl; mix well.

Whisk eggs lightly in a separate bowl.

Mix in orange juice and orange zest.

Beat in butter and milk.

Add egg mixture gradually to the flour mixture and whisk until well incorporated.

Pour batter in the prepared loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean 40 to 50 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Run a table knife around the edges to loosen.

Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack.

Let cool completely.

Instant Pot Maple-Dijon Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Maple-Dijon Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Maple-Dijon Chicken Thighs
In this simple recipe, which is made in a multipurpose pressure cooker, maple syrup and Dijon mustard give chicken thighs a sweet and tangy kick.

Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function.

Combine garlic salt oregano and thyme in a small bowl.

Sprinkle over chicken thighs skin-side up.

Add grapeseed oil to the pressure cooker when it says ‘hot.’ Sear chicken thighs skin-side down until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Continue in batches with any remaining chicken thighs.

Transfer to a plate.

Drain any remaining oil in the pressure cooker.

Add onion and garlic and cook until softened about 1 minute.

Pour in chicken broth scraping the bottom of the cooker to ensure brown bits are incorporated.

Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

Bean and Butternut Squash Soup
A warming winter soup that is ideal for chilly evenings is butternut squash soup with Great Northern beans and lots of vegetables.

Great Northern beans should be placed in a large container and covered with several inches of cool water.

They should stand for eight to twelve hours.


In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.

Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

Cook the bay leaves for about a minute, or until fragrant.

Blend the onion mixture with the beans water and bouillon, then bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover the pot, and simmer for about an hour while stirring occasionally until the beans are tender.

Stir in the broth mixture with the squash, carrots, celery, salt, white pepper, ginger, and allspice.

Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Pistachio Salad

Pistachio Salad

Pistachio Salad
Instant pistachio pudding mix is combined with whipped topping, miniature marshmallows, crushed pineapple, nuts, and sliced bananas in this salad which can be served with as dessert or with a ham dinner.

Fold the pudding mix and whipped topping in a big bowl.

Add the bananas, nuts, and syrup-drenched pineapple.

Combine thoroughly, then chill for the night.

Burritos with Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes

Burritos with Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes

Burritos with Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes
These straightforward burritos with spicy Mexican chorizo, onions, and potatoes are simple to make and great for busy schedules. The heat can be tempered by adding sour cream to the top.

Combine chorizo and onion in a large skillet over medium heat.

Cook and stir until onion is soft about 5 minutes.

Add potatoes water and garlic; stir well.

Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.

Cook stirring every 10 minutes until potatoes are tender about 25 minutes.

Remove from heat and spoon into warm tortillas.

Sweet Almond Flaky Pie Crust

Sweet Almond Flaky Pie Crust

Sweet Almond Flaky Pie Crust
This pie crust has a flavor of sweet, flaky almonds. ideal for fruit or custard pies. Amazing pie crust, I tell you! With this crust, the pie is so good that ice cream is not even necessary to accompany it!

In a large bowl stir together the cake flour all-purpose flour baking powder salt white sugar and brown sugar.

Cut in the shortening by pinching between your fingers or using a pastry blender until the mixture has lumps no larger than peas.

In a separate bowl whisk together the egg water vanilla and almond extract.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until the dough comes together.

Divide the dough into halves pat into a ball and flatten slightly.

Wrap each one in plastic wrap.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before rolling out to make a crust.