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Baking with McCormick (#Giveaway)

I am so ashamed to say that I am so late getting this post up that it’s not even funny! the emails just kept getting buried until I forgot about it :( …..BUT, I still wanted you guys to have to have the opportunity to win some great McCormick stuff that I am posting it now!

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays! Normally it is Christmas cookies that we are making but my nieces were in town and it was to cold to spend the day at the park so, we made cookies! I wasn’t able to get any pics of the complete project because the kids were just going nuts with frosting and sprinkles.

We used McCormick food coloring to color the frosting black, candy corn to make cat faces. My Mother-in-Law is always so happy when I bring her McCormick Black Food Coloring. It’s so hard to find around here for some reason (so she tells me) and for all of the baking she does, it’s a pain in the butt to make it. I think she is good for a few holidays now!

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Recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Easy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

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It’s the holiday season and we find ourselves making many recipes that call for sweetened, condensed milk. If you find yourself out , don’t panic or rush out to the store… it’s no problem. Make your own!  It’s easier than one might think.

Mix 6 cups of whole milk with 4 1/2 cups of sugar, 1 stick of butter and 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon of vanilla). Cook over medium heat, reducing liquid for 1 hour. Stir occasionally and cool. It makes about 4 and 1/2 cups. You can cover and store this in the refrigerator for several weeks. You can also cut this recipe in half if you need it to use right away.

3T Throwdown: Molten Lava Cake

A few days ago I told you about participating in a 3T Throwdown. Head over to Food (Just Sayin’) and Shin Dig It to see how Toni and Tonya did! Mine didn’t come out like it was supposed to. My “lava” was “lava rock”. It wasn’t hard just solid. My recipe called for custard cups instead of ramekins. Mine were Pyrex and most ramekins are ceramic. I believe this was where the cooking time differed. I baked it the least amount of time. Here is the recipe and my results for the contest. If you try it please let me know how yours turns out!

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  • 2/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Land O’ Lakes Butter with Olive Oil
  • 3 ounces of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Flour


  • Butter (4) six ounce Ramekins
  • In a microwave safe bowl, stir together Chocolate Chips and Butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir, then heat again for 10 seconds. Stir until all the Chocolate is melted.
  • Stir in softened Cream Cheese and Vanilla.
  • Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Switch to Low Speed and gradually mix in Flour, only until combined
  • In a large bowl, combine Dark Brown Sugar and eggs and beat for 2 minutes
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in chocolate mixture until no streaks remain
  • Pour batter evenly into the baking cups.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes in preheated oven until tops are bubbly and puffed
  • (I baked mine in the Pyrex Custard Cups for 13 minutes and they over cooked)
  • The center will still be soft. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Run a butter knife around the outer edges to free the cakes from the baking cups.
  • Turn each cake upside down onto a dish
  • Top with your favorite topping and eat!


Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I did not receive any cash, product or sponsorship of any kind. All products used in this post were purchased by me. Any brands named were in no way involved in the writing of this post. I wrote this post because I love to cook and bake and want to share it with my readers!

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