Cinnamon Raisin No-Knead Bread

I am loving the No-Knead bread recipes and add ins. My new additions are cinnamon and raisin. The dough smelled delicious making and it tasted so good I will make it as often as I can. I’m excited to try some more additions soon and I’ll be sure to post the results.


Cinnamon Raisin No-Knead Bread


1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon yeast

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cup plus more if needed room temperature water

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins


In a large bowl, Mix all ingredients into a ball. If the mix is dry add water 1 tablespoon at a time

Place plastic wrap over bowl. Let sit overnight


In the morning grease a small fry pan.

Place the dough on a floured surface, make the dough into a ball and place in fry pan.

Let sit with a clean towel on top for 1 hour.

After the 1 hour, pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place an EMPTY Dutch oven with lid in oven for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes take out Dutch oven, add dough and cook for 30 minutes

After the 30 minutes, remove Lid and cook an additional 3-5 minutes to get the top more crisp.

When done, remove from Dutch oven, slice enjoy!!


What We Do In The Shadows

I was watching Amazon Prime one day and came across the movie What We Do In The Shadows.  I decided to watch it and the movie quickly became one of my favorites.  I was excited to  hear that FX was premiering what we do in the shadows series.  The trailer looks really good and I can’t wait to watch it.  Set a reminder for 3/27/19 channel FX at 10pm. To watch the movie that started it all, What We Do In The Shadows is on tonight at 11 pm on FX (3/19/19).  It’s a funny show and well worth watching.

*This is not a sponsored post, opinions are honest and my own.

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Pasta

After the holidays I realized I had forgotten to make my Buffalo Chicken Dip.  I had all the ingredients except for tortilla chips or crackers.  I wanted to use up my ingredients so I decided to try a pasta dish instead.  The results were a rich and creamy pasta that my family enjoyed.

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Pasta

8 ounces noodles, any shape is fine

1 large can or 2 small of canned chicken.  You can use a cooked chicken breast also, diced

8 ounce softened cream cheese

1/4 cup milk, I used skim

salt, pepper and garlic powder a dash of each

1/4 cup hot sauce

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1 tablespoon butter

panko bread crumbs, optional

green onion for garnish


cook noodles per directions, set aside

add softened cream cheese, milk and butter to a sauce pan cook on low mix until creamy and no lumps.  add salt, pepper, garlic powder along with hot sauce.  mix to combine. now add chicken and mix and finally the noodles.

mix to combine.  In a 9×13 greased pan add the mix, tp with cheese and panko.  Broil high for about 5 minutes or until cheesy is melted.  Garnish with Green onion,  Serve and Enjoy!!


Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

I love making snacks for my kids after school.  These are a great treat and are easy to make.  Enjoy!!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

6 cups crisp rice cereal

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

10 oz. ag marshmallows

3 tablespoons butter


  1. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick spray.
  2. Melt butter and peanut butter in large microwave safe bowl. about 40 seconds.  Add marshmallows to bowl, stir them until marshmallows are coated.  Microwave for 1 minute. remove from microwave and add cereal, Stir until completely coated.
  3. Press into  pan. Cool completely. Cut into pieces

Mint Truffles

This is the first recipe I ever tried for making truffles, it is a delicious candy recipe.  Very smooth and a slight mint flavor.  For a more fancy candy you can also drizzle with melted green candy melts.  They make a great treat for Saint Patrick’s day, or even Christmas with the green sprinkles.



16 ounces milk chocolate chips

1    14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

3 drops peppermint extract

For coating:

8 ounces milk chocolate, used for coating the truffles

1 tablespoon shortening,

Sprinkles, optional


Heat the 16 ounces of chocolate and condensed milk in a double boiler over low to medium heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the mint extract 3 drops, or more per your taste, I only used 3 drops.

Remove from heat and cover bowl, refrigerate for approx. 2 hours.

When the mix is chilled, roll into teaspoon sized balls. Place in fridge until next step is complete.

Put the 8 ounces milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.

Remove the truffles from fridge and coat in melted chocolate.  Use a fork and let excess chocolate drip off.

Optional: before the chocolate hardens add sprinkles.

Let sit until the chocolate hardens.