Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and a Slow Cooker Giveaway!


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork ~ The Plaid & Paisley


I am so excited that fall is officially here and that the temperature is heading down!  This always brings my appetite up and my slow cooker out.  With Football season well under way and the World Series headed in to game 6 it’s time to have all your friends over for a big party.  With a big party you need to feed those hungry mouths with some good and hearty food.

Having in lived in Memphis, TN for most of my life I am kinda fussy about the BBQ I eat.  Now that I live in Kansas City, where they think they know about BBQ, I take every chance I can get to have the real stuff.  When ordering long distance from The Germantown Commissary is out of the question I make my own. Continue reading →

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread


Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread just might the most perfect loaf of Banana Bread I have ever made.  Long time readers know how much I love Banana Bread and finding new and fun ways to make it just makes me so happy!

I shared this photo along with another and had a vote as to which one would would make the cover photo. As you can see this is the Winner!  I bet you just can’t wait to get in the kitchen and bake this up so you can shove it your mouth as fast as possible! Continue reading →

Happy Birthday Brookies


Happy Birthday Brookies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.comHappy Birthday!!! Well to anyone having a Birthday today.  And someone named Steve is having a birthday!!!!

I love to celebrate the birthdays! They are fun and festive and what better way to tell someone you love that you are happy they are in the world than with a funfetti filled treat!  Just a little secret…. Steve loves LOVES colored sprinkles!!!!! Continue reading →

Roasted White Carrots and Potatoes


Roasted White Carrots and Potatoes ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


The Farmers Market has to be one my favorite weekend outings! Working in Retail I don’t get many weekends so when I have a Saturday off and especially when Steve is in town I love heading downtown to get the pick of the freshest.  I found these beauties in a stall from a local organic farmer.  Until this day I had not seen white carrots before.  They looked amazing and were just calling out to me that they would be a fantastic meal.

Slightly sweeter than the orange carrot that we are all used to but still with that perfect crunch!

We try to get more vegetables in our diet and as I am sure you all know that can be easier said than done sometimes.  So when I find a new and tasty way to get better nutrition I am all over it! Continue reading →

Corn Dog Muffins


Corn Dog Muffins ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


Corn Dog Muffins, what is this you ask….. Well I will tell you that they are about just the most perfectly portable perfectly poppable food!  You know when you go to the Fair and you can’t wait to over indulge in all the wonderfully greasy yummy food?  Well that hot dog that has been dipped in cornmeal batter and fried to perfection is just about everyone’s favorite treat!  These muffins were inspired by the County Fair speciality!  All the flavor none of the grease! Continue reading →

S’mores Snack Cakes


S'mores Snack Cakes ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.comS’mores Snack Cakes?!  Why yes that is exactly what these are. Yummy Perfect square bites of heaven!  With the kids heading back to school it’s time for mommy to relax and have some much needed alone time, this is the perfect sweet treat to start your Fall off!

I know that most people like to make and eat S’mores during the summer months.  But for me  S’mores will always be a cool weather treat.  I love nothing better than sitting around a nice warm fire on cool Autumn evening.

We have had an amazingly mild summer here and some nights, like tonight, actually have a crisp feel to them. So these S’more Snack Cakes are a perfect treat!

S'mores Snack Cakes ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~

I am so in love with great color the marshmallows turned in the oven! They have that perfect just out of the fire toasty look and it also has that crunch and then gooey yummy sweetness fills your mouth!  The secret is to sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top just before baking.

I love to use sweetened condensed milk in my baked treats!  Nothing and I mean nothing makes an ooey gooey treat like it.  I also used dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate.  I love the bittersweet taste of dark chocolate! Hmmmmm

S'more Snack Cakes ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


I know that you are dying to make these now!  How can you resist the classic flavor of S’mores in this totally yummy and gooey treat!  Maybe you will even let the kids have one for an after school snack…… or maybe you will keep them all to yourself.

S’mores Snack Cakes

S’mores Snack Cakes

This is a Plaid and Paisley original recipe inspired by Sally at Sally's Baking Addiction. Please feel free to make and share all content and photo's are copyrighted.


  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used Keebler ready to use graham cracker crumbs)
  • 1/2 tsp baking POWDER
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 big handfuls of mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line a 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed
  • Beat for about 2 minutes until smooth and combined
  • Add the vanilla extract and egg, beating until combined
  • Slowly add the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and baking powder together until combined
  • Press graham cracker dough into the prepared baking pan and layer with chocolate chips
  • Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly on top
  • Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly and toss some more crumbs on top
  • Bake the bars about 25-30 minutes
  • cool pan on a wire rack for a good hour then place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 3 hours
  • The colder they are the easier they are to cut
  • Pull cake out with the foil and use a large chefs knife to cut into squares
  • Bars stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week layer in wax paper and store in an airtight container
  • Enjoy!!!
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102 Best Brownie Recipes Ever


Here is the most delicious round up you will ever come across!!! Get ready for One Hundred and TWO of the most ooey gooey chocolatey amazing brownies the world has to offer!!!!  I have surfed the blogosphere high and low and made sure to bring you only the best of the best!!! From classic, to vegan, to Raw, to the most over the top chocolate, caramel, cherry, pretzel, coffee, and you name it infused BROWNIES!!!!

So go ahead and dig in!!! This just got serious!  I hope you have a napkin ready to catch all the drool.

The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen’s Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

IMG_9031The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen’s S’mores Brownies



The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen’s Pumpkin Caramel Brownies


The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen’s Grasshopper Martini Brownies

IMG_9922The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies in a jar
Milky-Way-Brownies A Pumpkin and a Princess’ Milky Way Brownies

Cherry-Chocolate-Chip-Brownies-recipe-6-of-8Deliciously Sprinkled’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Sweet-and-Salty-Brownies2-1-of-1My Baking Addiction’s Sweet and Salty Brownies

whopperbrownies8Cookies and Cups’ Milk Chocolate Whopper Brownies



The Hub of our Home’s Cookie Dough Brownies

Reeses-BrowniesChef in Training’s Reese’s Brownies with Peanut Butter Buttercream

And-you-thought-those-knockyounakedbrownies-were-amazing-These-brownies-are-the-best-Ive-ever-had.-Im-obsessed-Brownie-chocolate-caramel-and-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-ohsweetbasil.cOh Sweet Basil’s Bomb Diggity Brownies

Dark-Chocolate-Stout-BrowniesFarmgirl Gourmet’s Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies

Nutella-and-Pretzel-BrowniesBakingdom’s Nutella Pretzel Brownies

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IMG_3338The Plain Chicken’s Red Velvet Brownies

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The Seaside Baker’s Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies



Cookies and Cups Root Beer Float Brownies

TiramisuBrownies1My Baking Addiction’s Tiramisu Brownies

Best-black-bean-walnut-browniesSkinny Taste’s Amazing Flourless Brownies

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Caramel-Coconut-Brownies-title-2Inside Bru Crew Life’s Caramel Coconut Brownies

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Turtle-Brownies-3-of-4wCrazy for Crust’s Turtle Brownies

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Crazy for Crust’s Carrot Cake Brownies



Averie Cooks’ Ultimate Fudgy Caramel Brownies



Shugary Sweets’ S’mores Brownies with Peeps 



Crazy for Crust’s Coconut Kiss Brownies 

milk dud brownies


Bakeacholic Mama’s Ooey Gooey Chewy Milk Dud Brownies 



My Fair Baking’s Brownie Sandwich Cookies



Mis Cakes Oven Adventures’ Tim Tam Stuffed Brownies 


Kitchen Meets Girl’s  Cookies and Cream BrowniesFrozen-Mocha-Brownie-Bites-5

Dessert for Two’s Frozen Mocha Brownies



Buns in My Oven’s Oatmeal Cream Pie Brownies 



The Messy Baker’s Skinny Fudge Brownies 



Averie Cooks’ Healthy Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies 


Love From the Oven’s Peanut Butter Pop Tart Brownies



Averie Cooks’ Banana Bread Brownies 



Heather’s French Press’ Biscoff Brownies 



Inside Bru Crew Life’s Take 5 Cheesecake Brownies 



Tidy Mom’s Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Black Bean Brownies 



Half Baked Harvest’s Chewy Chocolate Brownies 


Crazy for Crust’s Zucchini Brownies



Cooking on the Front Burners’ Brownie Bites with Rolo’s 



Kitchen Meets Girl’s Marbled Cheesecake Brownies 



Rachel Cooks’ Potato Chip Brownies 



Back for Seconds’ Snowball Brownies 



Crazy for Crust’s Vegan Brownies 

IMG_8673Cookies and Cups’ Rolo Fudge Brownies

Black-Forest-Cake-Bars-RecipeBack for Seconds’ Black Forest Cookie Brownies

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IMG_94841A Spicy Perspective’s Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies

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Caramel-Marshmallow-MM-Brownies-titleInside Bru Crew Life’s Caramel Marshmallow M&M Brownies

One-Bowl-Candy-Bar-Brownies-3-of-4wCrazy for Crust’s One Bowl Brownies with Almond Joy Bars

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DSC_8444Rawmazing’s Raw Chipolte Cacao Brownies

Cookies-SandwichSpoonful of Flavor’s Chocolate Brownie Sandwich Cookies

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Cherry Cordial BrowniesA Farm Girl Dabbles’ Chocolate Cherry Cordial Brownies



Boy meets Bowl’s Oreo Brownies

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Tiramisu-Double-Chocolate-Brownies_5965The Clean Dish’s No Grain Tiramisu Brownies

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Classy Clutter’s Triple Vanilla Brownies



Happiness is Homemade’s Iced Chocolate Chunk Mocha Brownie Bites



Shugary Sweet’s Peanut Butter Brookies



I heart Naptime’s To Die For Thin Mint Brownies


The Texanerin’s 100% whole grain strawberry brownies

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Half Baked Harvest’s Chewy Chocolate Drenched Cornflake crunch brownies 

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Tidy Mom’s Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Black Bean Brownies

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 Something Swanky’s Oero Cream Brownies 

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Rawmazning’s Raw Brownies 



Six Sisters’ Stuff’s Chocolate Orange Brownies 












Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies


Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


Let’s start this summer off with something great!  Like a rich chocolatey, full of sweet cherries, amazing brownie.  Oh and let’s make it cute and fun in a little mason jar.  I bet that you are all agreeing with me right now.

I don’t know about you but I am really stoked for Summer this year.  I can’t wait for the pool to open, to get back out on my super cute bicycle, oh and the Amusement Park is open now!  I am ready for long summer days with plenty of sunshine and filled with fun.

These brownies are just the trick to fuel your families sweet tooth.  Big enough to share or just fine to save one all for yourself.  You deserve it after all….. The kids home from school for 3 months.  Yep you deserve it!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~

These are a snap to make and I promise you that they are the richest, most moist, chocolatey-est, {Yes that is a word I just made up} brownies you have ever had!

I used my best and most favorite brownie recipe.  Then I took it to the next level by adding some chocolate chips and maraschino cherries. Everyone loves chocolate chips and cherries!

I promise you that you will not be sorry that you made these.  You won’t even mind the calories.  Some treats are so good that they are totally worth the extra workout it takes!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.comI know that you are drooling now.  I know I am just remembering how much I loved every ooey gooey fudgy bite of them. The best part of these brownies was the sweet cherry and the fun crunch of the chocolate chips!

So head on into the kitchen and start to whip up a batch of these right now.  I used my homemade brownie recipe but if you want to make these even easier then just use a box mix brownie.  Although I highly recommend that you make them from scratch.  You will be so happy that you did!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

This is a Plaid & Paisley Kitchen original recipe. Please feel free to make and share. All content and photos are copyrighted.


  • 1 and 1/3 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 and 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup Dutch Process Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of sliced maraschino cherries


  • pre heat oven to 350
  • in a mixer with the paddle attachment
  • cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy
  • beat in eggs and vanilla
  • add in the cocoa and the salt
  • slowly add the flour
  • fold in the chocolate chips and cherries
  • grease 6 1/2 pint mason jars
  • bake for 45-50 min
  • let cool and place one whole cherry on top of each
  • Enjoy!
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Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #60


Welcome to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s.  A linky party that is sure to deliver on fun and great features.  All features will be pinned and  will get shares on my facebook page!  So link up your recipes and crafts and have fun meeting new bloggers!

The featured links here will be shared on my facebook page at different times throughout the week. So make sure to pop over and Like my page so you can see your feature!

Just a little note.  I am looking to add co-hosts to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s.  If you would like to talk more about co hosting and what it would entail pop me an email at

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Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s


Happy Easter!!

Thank you so much for the amazing welcome back that you all gave me!!! I appreciate you and love you all so much!

Welcome to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s.  A linky party that is sure to deliver on fun and great features.  All features will be pinned and  will get shares on my facebook page!  So link up your recipes and crafts and have fun meeting new bloggers!

The featured links here will be shared on my facebook page at different times throughout the week. So make sure to pop over and Like my page so you can see your feature! Continue reading →

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