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Last Day of Celebration with a Gift!!

First of all a HUGE THANKS to all of you!! Your support and comments have been AMAZING!!! Thanks for making my blogiversary week such a fabulous one.  This day is dedicated to you my readers.  I asked you what your favorite One Crazy Cookie recipe was and the results are in: The Winners are....Drumroll please.......: 1. Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies 2. Triple Layer Mint Brownies 3. Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf 4. Smore Cookie Bars 5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie OOOH! I see a chocolate trend here.  YUM!! Winners were calculated using number of comments and votes combined. Now for the gift!! As another THANK YOU I am adding of one more giveaway. I have a love for magazines so I want to share with you. One person will win a year subscription to: Better Homes and Gardens Magazine To enter leave me a comment!! It is as easy as that! ~Tiffanee For additional entries: leave a separate comment for each. 1. Be a follower of One Crazy Cookie 2. Tell me something you would like to see on One Craz

The Celebration Continues: Candice's Faves!!!

Today is my sister Candice's turn to share her favorites.  She has been such a HUGE supporter of my endeavor with this blog, even sharing a few of her great creations: (Hey Candice, Please share more!!) Cute Cupcakes and A Cake Mix Twist   and German Chocolate Bundt Cake .  She is an amazing woman and I admire her so much! We always have such a great time together. When I asked for her favorites she said there were many! (See how sweet she is!!) She finally decided on: Pasghetti Pizza and Crock Pot Taco Soup Both great choices!! Makes me hungry!! Don't forget to enter my blogiversary giveaways: A year subscription to The Taste of Home Magazine (8/31) A $60 CSN Stores Gift Certificate (9/2) Wishing everyone a great weekend!! ~Tiffanee

Day 4: Kid #4 Karlie's Favorite

Day 4 of the Celebration and Friendly Friday  a awesome way to meet other bloggers.  YAY for Friday!! Karlie is my strong willed child, but oh so sweet.  The other kids have nicknamed her the "Sour Patch Kid" and she loves it.  She will be attending first grade this year and was worried what I would do without her.  She worries I will be lonely. She loves to help me in the kitchen and is already a natural. Her favorite blog recipe is: Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie  Pure comfort food!! I have to admit this is one of my guilty favorites. Don't forget to enter my blogiversary giveaways: A year subscription to The Taste of Home Magazine (8/31) A $60 CSN Stores Gift Certificate  (9/2) ~Tiffanee Linked to: Friendly Friday

Day 3: Kelsee's Favorite & Another Giveaway!!

Kelsee just turned nine a couple of weeks ago.  She is all girl and our fashion queen.  When she attended preschool and kindergarten she would not talk to the teacher.  They kept asking if she really could talk, but at home boy could she talk and very loudly!! She finally grew out of her shyness and now is almost too social in school. Guess she is trying to make up for lost time.  She has just started having some interest in cooking.  The other day she told me, "It was probably time she learned how to cook!"  I was surprised at Kelsee's favorite, it wasn't a dessert or treat.  She is my picky eater, but she loves:    Pizza Pasta This is a great freezer meal!  It is always a hit. Now for the great news....... The good people over at CSN Stores have given me a $60 gift certificate to giveaway!! If you haven't checked them out yet you need to.  They have lots of great things and every time I have dealt with them it has been a breeze and my order arrives quickly. 

Day 2: Kayla's Favorite!!

Kayla is my kind hearted child. She makes friends were ever so goes.  She is getting ready to enter middle school and is quite excited. (Not quite sure I am though!!) This summer she got rid of the glasses and opted for contacts.  One day the kids and I were in the library, when Kayla was about 7. She was being quite loud and I was really mad at her.  To set the stage I was looking at the cookbooks. (Big surprise I know!!) I called her over and very sternly said, "Kayla you are old enough you should know how to "COOK"!! We both busted up laughing and had to leave because we could not stop.  I meant to say behave not cook!! I have cooking on the brain constantly. Kayla could not choose one favorite, she chose two and they are both quite closely related. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie which is so yummy!! and Kody's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies These cookies were my very first post on this blog!  Probably my family's favorite cookie of all time! I love them with M&

Day 1: Kody's Favorite and a Giveaway!!

Kody: My handsome son. He is gearing up for the cross country season and running start (attending college as a Junior in high school). He is an incredible kid. We have a great relationship and I am so blessed!! Too bad I don't have just a piece of his metabolism!! When I asked my family to give me their favorite blog recipe, Kody was the first to respond.  His vote was for: Triple Layer Mint Brownies His words were "TASTY" and will you make me some?? I guess I will have to give in and make him some. (It will be tough. HA HA!!) This was a great choice and one of my faves also. They are even better a few days after you make them. That is if they last that long!! Now for the first giveaway : one person will win a 1 year subscription to: The Taste of Home magazine To enter leave me a comment!! For additional entries: leave a separate comment for each.  1. Be a follower of One Crazy Cookie 2. Tell me one of your favorite One Crazy Cookie recipes. 3. Post this giveaway on y

1 Year Blogiversary!!

WOW!! I can't believe it has been a year since I started this blog! What an amazing journey it has been. My family has endured the endless recipe trying and tweeking.  Some turning out delicious and others just plain nasty !! Luckily there have been more successes than failures. The BEST thing has been all the great support and comments from you my incredible readers! A HUGE THANK YOU!!   Thanks for your kindness, friendship and for keeping me going!! In honor of the celebration this week will feature some great giveways and my family's favorite recipe. Voted on by each member!! WARNING: It could prove interesting!! STAY TUNED!   and THANKS A MILLION FOR AN INCREDIBLE YEAR!! ~Tiffanee

Baked Black Bean & Cheese Burritos

I am attempting to move the family away from meat a bit.  So I am trying to use less meat and sneaking in a few meatless meals once in awhile.  This was a great one and no one complained about no meat.  They all loved it.  It is quick and easy and has most of my favorite ingredients. Black Bean & Cheese Burritos adapted from Family Circle 1 1/2 cup cooked rice 1 cup salsa 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 1 ripe avocado, cut in to bite sized pieces 1 Tablespoon lime juice 12 soft taco-sized flour tortillas 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 -1/2 cup diced onions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rice in a bowl; mix in salsa and cilantro. Set aside. In a small bowl gently stir together avocado pieces and lime juice; set aside. Place tortillas on a work surface. Place 1/4 cup of rice and desired onions in the center. Top with diced onions, black beans(1/4 cup or desired amount). Divide the avocado pieces among the tortillas.  Top with shre

Golden Potato Bake

This recipe is a bit of a guilty pleasure, but worth it. Pure comfort food. Another one to try on my father in law.  I think he would like it.  The whole family loved it.  I served it with the Apple Puff Pancake  for breakfast, but could be served for dinner also.   No need to thaw the hashbrowns. Golden Potato Bake 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup  milk 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 (30 oz.) bag of frozen, shredded hash browns (or 10 cups) 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 oz.) 2 cups diced ham (Optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the sour cream, milk, butter, onions, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the potatoes, cheese and ham and mix until well combined.  Pour the potato mixture into a  greased 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown- .  Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!! **You could add sausage, bac

Apple Puff Pancake

I am not a breakfast eater so I have to sometimes force myself to make the family something different for breakfast.  I saw this recipe and was intrigued. My daughter thought it sounded delicious, we had all the ingredients on hand so breakfast it was.  It was different but really good.  Apple Puff Pancake 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 5 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup flour dash of salt maple syrup of powdered sugar, for serving Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a 9 inch pie plate. Heat in the oven until the butter is melted and bubbly: about 5 minutes.  Remove from oven, stir well and mix in the apple slices. Return to the oven and bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven. Combine the eggs, milk, flour and salt in a blender. Blend until frothy: about 1 minute  Pour over the apple mixture. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cake is puffed and center is set. Serve warm with maple

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

I had three really ripe bananas that called out for this recipe. This is kind of a combination of banana bread and cake. The topping layers added extra flavor. It was so moist and delicious!! Hubby had to take it out of the oven and take the pictures.  There was only a small piece left for me when I got home. I am thankful they saved me a piece!! Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Cake: 1 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 bananas, mashed 1 (6 oz.) container vanilla yogart (or 4 Tablespoons) 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda Grease bundt pan very well. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream sugar, butter and eggs. Mix in vanilla, bananas and yogart. Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Mix well. Pour half the batter into the pan. Topping: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/8 cup white sugar 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1 cup chocolate chips Mix topping ingredients together in a small bowl. Sprinkle half the topping over

Tried It Out Thursday: Broccoli with Carmelized Onions & Garlic

A few weeks ago I ran across this delicious recipe over at Debbi Does Dinner Healthy & Low Calorie and it looked so delicious.  She has lots of incredible, not to mention healthy recipes and she is so amazing!!!  This one did not let me down.  YUM!! I adapted it just a bit by adding zucchini. Broccoli/Zucchini With Caramelized Onions & Garlic adapted from Debbi Does Dinner Healthy & Low Calorie 1 large sweet onion, sliced 1 lb. broccoli, broken up into bite sized pieces 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar (I used 2) 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 Tablespoon butter Salt and Pepper to taste Add oil to a pan, saute onion until caramelized on medium heat, about 20 minutes.  Add vinegar, garlic, zucchini, broccoli and butter and cook for about 8-10 minutes until veggies are steamed.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  ** My Grandma always said to add just a pinch of sugar to your onions when caramelizing them.  It will help bring out the natur

Bonus Winners!!

I have to tell you how much I LOVE Girard's Dressings!! They are so delicious!!  A HUGE thanks to Girard's for providing not only one giveaway but two and a HUGE thanks to all who participated.  Thanks again!!!! It has been alot of fun. Now for the winners drawn by the random number generator. Blueviolet & Alexis AKA Mom Congratulations!!  ~Tiffanee

Beef Noodle Bowl

This recipe came from my good friend Katie!! It is really delicious!  I changed it up just a bit to use what I had on hand.  It was easy, quick and another hit with the family!  Beef Noodle Bowl 8 oz thin spaghetti (I used a bit more.) 3 cups stir fry veggies ( I used 1 cup of fresh zucchini, carrots and celery) 1/4 cup diced onions 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3/4 - 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce Brown hamburger and drain. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.  Cut up veggies. Pour the olive oil in a skillet and add the veggies and onion, Saute over medium heat until they are done to your taste.  Add the hamburger pasta, teriyaki sauce and italian dressing. Mix to coat everything well.  *The original recipes calls for 1 pound steak strips (instead of hamburger). Thanks Katie for a new family favorite!! ~Tiffanee Linked to: Friendly Friday Foodie Friday

Shortcut Peanut Butter Cookies

I saw this recipe and was immediately intrigued or was it my craving for peanut butter.  I really don't know.  Either way it is simple, easy and perfect for a quick treat.  Not to mention delicous.  They are a very soft cookie and I think they were even better the next day.  Shortcut Peanut Butter Cookies Adapted from Kids Cook! 1 package yellow cake mix 1 cup chunky peanut butter (or creamy) 2 eggs 1/3 cup water Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine half of the package of cake mix and peanut butter together.  Add the eggs and 1/3 cup water.  Mix well.  Add the other half of the cake mix and mix again.  The batter may get really stiff. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.  Put a small amount of sugar in a bowl, Using a cookie scoop drop dough into sugar (it is sticky dough) Roll in the sugar and place on the cookie sheet. Dip fork in the sugar and make crisscross imprints in each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cookies will be lightly colored.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Enjoy! ~Tiffa