Homemade BBQ Sauce

6
Nov

Homemade BBQ Sauce ~The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

 

I love homemade bbq sauce! I mean really I love any bbq sauce, but homemade is definitely best! I dip my french fries in it, kielbasa, and chicken nuggets.  Yes I just said chicken nuggets like a little kid.  Don’t judge!

What I really love my bbq sauce on is Pulled Pork!  Being from Memphis I am very particular about my Que’.  Something I am quite vocal about.  So when I start to get really Homesick I pull out my Slow Cooker and throw in a Pork Shoulder Roast and whip up a batch of this BBQ Sauce! Continue reading →

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and a Slow Cooker Giveaway!

29
Oct

 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen~www.pandpkitchen.com

The Giveaway is now over.  Thank you so much for entering Lindsey Mc Laughlin was the winner chosen at Random!

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

12
Sep

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

 

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

8
Sep

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

1
Sep

Roasted White Carrots and Potatoes ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

 

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

24
Aug

Corn Dog Muffins ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ pandpkitchen.com

 

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

14
Aug

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 ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

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 ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

 

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

30
Jun

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.
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The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen’s Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies Continue reading →

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

19
May

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

 

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! Continue reading →

Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #60

27
Apr

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 pandpkitchen@hotmail.com

Now on to this week’s features! Continue reading →

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