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“Color My Cookie Princess Magic” Review

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Hey ya’ll, this week I am going to share with you an incredibly colorful product that I think you will love. This company is called “Color My Cookie”. They have these most darling cookie sets that come in easy-to-use packaging. It’s so convenient because the cookies are already baked and have an iced white coating on them. They come ready for you and your kids or grandchildren to decorate saving you valuable time and money.

I have been watching the development of “Color My Cookie” for a while now and finally, we can bring you this review of their fun-filled cookie kits. They have a wide range of sets to choose from, and if you are a fellow cookie decorator, then you have to check them out! I was allowed to review one of their cute sets, and I jumped at the chance. The set I chose was the “Princess Magic” set and my review will be based on what I created with this particular set.

First off, below you will find the contents of what comes in the cookie sets.

The cookie kit comes with:

  • 1 edible color palette with edible watercolors
  • 2-3 small cups for water and sprinkles
  • 6 ready to decorate cookies
  • 2 paintbrushes
  • 2 tiaras
  • Sprinkles
  • Icing

Unpacking the cookie kit:

Princess Magic Cookie Kit

This company really packaged this cookie kit very well. All the cookies were intact and all items accounted for. The contents were packaged in plastic bags (cookies, sprinkles, tiaras). The cookie kit had packing material all around it and the kit was put inside another box for extra protection.

I give them a 5/5 Star Rating for their awesome packaging.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Painting and decorating the cookies

Princess Magic Finished Product

Oh my goodness, this is so fun and so easy! You and your children or grandkids are going to love this. This is the cutest cookie kit I have ever seen. I chose the “Princess Magic” cookie kit. It is absolutely adorable.

Their cookie kits come in 2 convenient sizes this is a large cookie kit that contains 6 cookies.

The next size cookie kit is a mini and contains 3 cookies.

For ease of decorating and fun, I give them a 5/5 Star Rating.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Can you believe how easy and adorable this cookie kit is? They have so many more cookie themes to choose from. Find your special cookie kit today by clicking on the picture below…


The cookie is a shortbread cookie that is traditionally a Scottish treat made with real butter, which gives the cookie its signature crumbly texture. Icing the cookie gives it just the right amount of yummy sweetness for you and your family to enjoy.


I give Color My Cookie a 5/5 Star Review hands down. I highly recommend this product. You and your family will have so much fun decorating these cookies together. Super easy and fun and the children will love it!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This product is great for birthday parties, all holidays, teacher appreciation week, and so many more. Get yours today and have fun decorating them with the kiddos.

Don’t forget, Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 1-7, 2022. This would be a perfect gift for the special teacher in your child’s life.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! It is May 8, 2022! Color My Cookie would be the perfect gift for the awesome mama in your life. With some flowers of course! 😉

For more information, watch my video below from unpacking the product to decorating and enjoy!


Color My Cookie Review

I think these cookie kits from “Color My Cookie” are the cutest little cookie kits I have ever seen! They offer so many different kits for special occasions. Check them out now and see all of their awesome and easy kits. Get yours here at Color My Cookie.com Click >>here>> to get your sitewide 10% discount at checkout!

Happy Cookie Decorating,

Donna Kennedy🍪

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Easy Easter Dinner-Just for You

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It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning your Easter dinner. I am here to help you get things off without a hitch! Read on to find out more. Enjoy!

I think it’s best to focus on your main dishes and sides when you are planning an Easter dinner. It may sound crazy but roast ham is always a great choice for Easter dinner. I’m sure it will be the main dish served at yours this year.

Roast ham is generally easier to make because there’s less to it than a whole turkey. Since I am here to help, I’ve created a delicious recipe for oven-roasted ham with apple glaze that I think will knock your socks off.

Then I will follow this with a very easy side dish, dessert, and a drink. Then your Easter dinner will be all set and ready to go.


Oven-Roasted Apple Glazed Ham

This delicious oven-roasted apple glazed ham is so easy you will be thanking me for days and you are most welcome! Your family and friends will enjoy it too!


Ingredients:

  • 1 (4-pound) fully cooked boneless ham
  • 2 cups of apple jelly
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place ham in a baking dish and place in pre-heated oven for 45 minutes.
  3. Mix the jelly, Dijon mustard, ginger, and the brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until the jelly melts, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the ham from oven and pour the jelly mixture over the ham. Bake for 30 minutes longer.

Serves: 16


Donna’s Squash Dressing

This is a quick and delicious side dish that everyone will enjoy. If you have a homemade cornbread recipe, use it or try my homemade one Donna’s Famous Cornbread It is quick and delicious. Your family and friends will love this recipe and so will you.


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups drained cooked yellow squash (Fresh is best or frozen works well too).
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups mashed up corn bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup

Directions:

  1. Combine the drained squash, onion, cornbread crumbs, eggs, and undiluted soup in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spoon into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degrees oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Serves: 6 NOTE: For larger crowds, you can double the recipe and cook 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown.


Key Lime Pie

This pie is so easy to make and delicious. I usually make a 9-inch deep-dish one or you can make two 9-inch pies if you wish. Top each serving with homemade cool whip So much better than store-bought!


Ingredients:

  • 3 egg yolks, lightley beaten
  • 2/3 cup fresh Key lime juice
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (9-inch) deep dish graham cracker pie shell or two 9-inch graham cracker pie shells
  • 1 cup whipped topping

Directions:

  1. Beat the egg yolks, lime juice, and condensed milk in a mixing bowl with electric mixer until blended.
  2. Spoon the mixture into your deep dish pie shell or spoon half the mixture into two 9-inch pie shells.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes for deep dish or 15 minutes for the two 9-inch pie shells.
  4. Let cool for 2 hours on cooling rack.
  5. Top each serving with whipped topping.

FYI: To get that pretty green look, add a few drops at a time to get the color of green you want while mixing up the ingredients.

Serves: 12


Drinks

Serve up your guest your favorite coffee or tea. Soft drinks, lemonade, or water. You could even ask your guests what they prefer or have them bring their favorite beverage. There is no shame in doing that. After all, you are making the dinner. More often than not, people are always willing to help.😉


I sure hope you have enjoyed reading “Easy Easter Dinner-Just for You” as much as I did writing it for you. Now you can breathe easy about what to bake.

If you would like more Easter Dinner Ideas, check out “Baking with Donna’s Recipes”


From my family to yours, Happy Easter!

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🐰

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14 Things About Baking You May Not Have Known

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Baking is a fascinating process that yields delicious results. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, there’s always something new to learn. So here are fourteen things about Baking that you may not have known. Enjoy!


1. Baking is a Science

Baking is absolutely a science as well as an art. When you add flour, sugar, eggs, oil, etc., you have to do this in a sequence of steps that bring you to the same ending, something edible every time.

As a baker, we can think of ourselves as chemists and scientists. Why may you ask? We add different ingredients together in a sequence of steps that create delicious goodies. If done correctly, you can bake over and over again.

So, to sum this up, “baking is simply a form of chemistry that results in edible results rather than other chemical solutions or creations.” This quote is brought to you by Delighted Cooking


2. Baking is an Art

Why is Baking considered an art? Think about this for a moment; if you are adding all of these ingredients together and making, let’s say, a cake from scratch, then you are creating art! By the time you cook your cake frost it and decorate it, you have created a beautiful piece of edible art.🎂

We, as bakers, can be compared to an artist who paints or artists that sculpt. A painter creates beautiful pictures for us to look at and enjoy using paintbrushes of different sizes and paints of different colors. Sculptors create beautiful pieces of statues, bowls, animals, etc., using molding clay and a variety of tools to shape and mold their sculptures. And they use a firing process for baking the clay or sculpture. We bake our goodies just like they do, except we use an oven.😉

We sculpt our cakes, cookies, pies, etc. We can then decorate them using paintbrushes, a rotating cake stand, cake, cookie painting, cake spatulas to smooth out the icing on our cakes, and tools for shaping and cutting fondant. And I could go on and on. You get the jest of it, though, right? Do you see the similarities?


3. Baking is a Trade

If you love to bake, why not make a career out of it and do something you enjoy. Of course, this may require a certification that you can usually obtain by doing an apprenticeship. You can get these through bakeries that offer training such as Publix, Kroger, Ingles, technical or community college programs to help you obtain an associate degree or certificate. Usually, a college degree is not needed.👩‍🎓

Steps to becoming a baker:

  1. Obtain your apprenticeship- through bakeries such as Publix, Kroger, Ingels, technical or community college programs.
  2. Obtain a business degree- do this only if you are interested in opening your on bakery. You can do this by  taking courses in small business management through a continuing education program.
  3. Get your Certification- certification is not usually a requirement by most employers, however, if you obtain your certification it will put you ahead of the competition.
  4. Attain additional experience- if you want to advance your career, gain more experience. Learn different techniques and skills that will lead you to owning your on business and creating high quality products that you can be proud of.

4.  Baking is an Addiction

Baking is most definitely an addiction for me. I can honestly say without a doubt that “baking is my happy place.” I enjoy getting in my kitchen and baking cakes and goodies for my family for any occasion. It is a soothing therapy for me.

One of my favorite things to do is take a recipe and make it my own because it is challenging and fun! I came up with a recipe years ago that I call my “goulash.” My kids love it, and it’s always a family favorite at get-togethers.😉


5. Baking is Therapeutic

Yes, Baking certainly is therapeutic. If you are having a stressful day or week, measuring out ingredients and mixing them all helps relieve stress and anxiety. It makes me happy knowing that I am creating something beautiful and tasty for my family.

Creating things has been shown to make us happy if we feel out of sorts. Also, it gives us a feeling of accomplishment and triggers our senses of smell, touch, taste, and then, finally, seeing our result. So, the next time you feel anxious or stressed, try Baking. Baking will help you feel more relaxed, happier, and enthusiastic about life. Not to mention it can give you a sense of personal growth.😁


6. Baking is Precise

You may be wondering why Baking is so precise? Because when you measure all of your ingredients out and have your oven set to the correct baking temperature and time set, your Baking becomes like a science. If you follow your recipe step by step, you will produce the same results every time.

The correct amount of flour, eggs, oil, sugar, etc., is critical to the product’s taste and the proper consistency and density. When we are baking, we wear different hats. That must be why a chef’s hat is so tall because we are scientists, biologists, artists, painters, and sculptors. Dang, we are so talented!😊


7. Baking is Forgiving

No, Baking is not very forgiving! Instead, you ask for a disaster if you don’t measure the ingredients and take shortcuts. Baking is a science because you are mixing exact amounts of flour, sugar, eggs, oil, etc., together, guesstimating is a big No-No. So if you are baking cookies and trying to take shortcuts, you may wind up with cookies hard as rocks.

On the other hand, cooking is more forgiving. You can usually get away with adding whatever ingredients that you want to a recipe and make it your own. Baking, not so much. With Baking, the slightest miscalculation could mean a flat, dense cake should you forget the eggs. And the taste would be awful!😝


8. Baking is Challenging

Yes, Baking can be very challenging. But, not to worry, practice makes perfect (well, almost perfect). We are human, and I can guarantee you that you will still make some mistakes along the way. I have been baking and cooking for 46+ years, and I still make mistakes at times. So, it doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or just starting; you will make mistakes. When that happens, chalk it up to experience and a lesson well learned.

Because Baking requires exact measurements and the correct baking times make it more difficult. At the same time, whatever you are cooking can usually be saved if you make a mistake by modifying your recipe. Flour is one of the ingredients that can make them dry and challenging if you add too much to your cookies. Add too much flour to your biscuits, and they will be dry and crumbly.🤦‍♀️


9.  Baking is Rewarding

Oh gosh, yes! Baking can be very rewarding because you can create all kinds of delicious treats for your family and friends. It helps relieve stress and anxiety and gives me a sense of well-being and accomplishment. And it also lifts my mood.

Lord only knows after the pandemic we have had in the last two years, I can honestly tell you that Baking and cooking have helped me a lot! Another great thing about Baking is you can spend quality time with your kids and teach them a great lesson. Who knows, they may grow up to be a famous chef.👩‍🍳


10. Baking is Delicious

Baking cakes, cookies, pies, etc., is so delicious. Nobody can deny that! There is nothing better than a piece of cake and a good ole cup of coffee, except enjoying it with family and friends. You can bake up some deliciousness that no one can resist when you have suitable recipes.☕

Get yourself some good recipes and get your Baking and cooking on!


11.  Baking is Beautiful

This beautiful cake says it all! Yes, Baking is gorgeous. Even if your cake does not look like the above picture, it is still a beautiful form of art that you created. To me, Baking is not about how beautiful the goodies turn out to be, but how much fun and thought I put into it.

Watching my family eating and enjoying what I baked is beautiful to me! 😊


12.  Overmixing is Bad

The number one mistake people make when mixing up their cake batter. Overmixing results in a dense cake. That is weak and will fall in the middle, as in the picture above. The taste of an overmixed is disgusting. Once you overmix, there is nothing you can do to fix it. So, guess what? That means you will have to toss the cake and start all over. Bummer!

I will use flour as an example; if you mix the flour into the butter, mix it until no more white flour is showing. Then you will know the flour is incorporated with the butter. Always follow your recipe step by step. Never skip over the numbers because you will be asking for a disaster.😣


13. Baking is Versatile

When I think of versatility with Baking, I think of muffins. Muffins are a popular breakfast item for many people, including me. You can get them in sweet form or spicy. People can find something in a muffin to satisfy most picky eaters.

With muffins, you can add almost any flavor you can imagine. I love a maple muffin with bacon on top. When my son-in-law first introduced me to them, I thought he had lost his mind! But once I tasted that sweet and salty taste of the bacon, OMG, it was awesome! So, don’t be afraid to try different flavors of muffins. You may be surprised deliciously.🤤


14. Baking is Fun

Baking is most definitely fun. I enjoy baking cookies for Thanksgiving and decorating them with my grandkids. It is so much fun to see the colors they come up with and their designs on the cookies. They enjoy it too.

The holidays are my favorite time to get in the kitchen and bake cakes, cookies, pies, etc., for gift giving and for all of the family get-togethers.🤗


I hope you have enjoyed “14 Things About Baking You May Not Have Known,” learned something you didn’t know, and walked away feeling better about baking those goodies.

Remember, always follow your recipe step by step, and you should be fine. So, get out there and get your Baking on and enjoy what you are baking. I know you can do this!

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🍰

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6 Most Popular Kitchen Aid Attachments

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Hey, Ya’ll, this week I am going to do a review on the 6 Most Popular Kitchen Aid Attachments. I have been an avid baker for many years. I began baking at the early age of 12 years old. Through the years, I have owned many brands of mixers and baking tools. I am proud to say that I currently own a 5-quart Classic Stand Mixer by Kitchen Aid

For the bakers out there, I’ve got some great news for you. One of the most important tools in any baker’s arsenal is a good mixer. And while many people turn to Kitchen Aid, it’s also a good idea to invest in some attachments.


  1. Egg whisk: This attachment helps make homemade meringues, whip cream and other dessert items.
  2. Kitchen Aid Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment: Let’s you quickly and easily add fresh sliced or shredded ingredients to your salad such as cheese, fruits, cucumbers, and more.
  3. Pasta roller and cutter set: This is great for making your own pasta from scratch at home!
  4. Mixing blade:The mixing blade has a flat bottom to scrape against the sides of the mixing bowl and give you a thorough mix. It can also be used when you need to get in every nook and cranny of your mixing bowl.
  5. Kitchen Aid Spiralizer Attachment: This attachment allows you to Spiralize, Peel, Core, and Slice fruits such as Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Beets, and more.
  6. Food Grinder Accessory: Allows you to make from scratch wholesome, fresh recipes with fresh, wholesome ingredients, as well as experiment with adding different flavors such as parsley, garlic, rosemary, and more. With pre-packaged foods, you don’t have control of the additives.

FYI: THE ABOVE ATTACHMENTS FIT ALL KITCHEN AID MIXERS


Check out the pictures below to see what each attachment looks like:



There you have it, “6 Most Popular Kitchen Aid Attachments.” These attachments are made to fit “All” Kitchen Aid Mixers. I hope you enjoyed this article as much as I did writing it for you.

I have the Kitchen Aid Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder and I love this thing! It saves me a lot of time shredding carrots for my carrot cake. I am planning on doing a video I hope this week on how it works. So, stay tuned.

Make sure you check out the above Kitchen Aid Attachments you are sure to find a favorite or two.

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🍰

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How to Use Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips

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As a baker and a cook, I always find myself looking for ways to help me create even layers when baking and serving. If you’ve ever made homemade brownies or even a cake, then you know the struggle is real! Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips come in multiple sizes to allow you to bake cakes that are up to several inches tall.

You’ll want to be able to use the full range of heights when you’re baking cakes so you can make them as flat as possible, instead of domed. Wilton created these strips for this very reason and I find them to be helpful for my cakes.

The other reason you’ll want to use these strips when baking is because they are non-stick and make it much easier to pull the cake pans out of the oven. This can be a great time-saver, especially if you have several pans of cake in the oven, or if it’s a large layer cake.

I also find these strips to be a good value for the cost. They are made of a purple polyester strip and are oven safe up to 400°F.

When I first saw the Wilton Bake Even Strips, I was ecstatic! It was definitely a game-changer for me. They save you time and money. No more cutting off the little domes on my cakes. I felt like that I was wasting my cake.

Easy to use and clean, and so worth it, these bake-even strips are for all bakers, beginners, and pros alike. You will be wondering how you ever lived without them.

That’s why I’m sharing my favorite Baking With Donna tips for using the Wilton Bake Even Strips. Here’s how you use them. Enjoy!👩‍🍳


Tips on Using the Cake Strips

  1. Place the cake strips around the cake pans that you are going to use and tighten to fit pans. Then slip them off the pans.
  2. Soak the Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips in cold water for about 5 minutes.
  3. Wring most of the water out so they are still wet, but not dripping wet.
  4. Now set your pans down in them and secure the straps by pulling on them and inserting the strap into the first loop.
  5. Next pour your prepared cake batter into pans and place them in the oven and cook for the spesified time.
  6. Take pans out and put on cooling racks and cool for 5 minutes,
  7. Remove cake strips from pans and be amazed at the even cake layers with no “little domes!”
  8. Turn cakes out onto cooling racks to finish cooling and enjoying frosting cake layers that are even that you don’t have to cut off anymore!

Check out the short movie of my cakes after using the Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips. Enjoy!

Look how well my cake layers turned out!


Get your Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips below…

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy👩‍🍳

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The Joy of Baking

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My mom is the one who got me into baking. I can remember licking the bowl after she was done making a cake. I’m not exactly sure why I was doing that, but I’m sure it was because it tasted good. I don’t know how old I was and I don’t remember it being something that my mom made me do. She probably thought I did it on my own, but I don’t know. The point is, she taught me how to bake, and it has become a passion of mine.


Because of my mom, I love to bake for my family for many reasons. I love to see the anticipation on their faces as they wait for me to reveal the finished product. I love how much fun we have sitting around the table enjoying a meal together. I love to hear their excited chatter as they dig into their dessert first and then move on to the more savory parts of their meal. Baking makes me happy!


I believe baking is just as joyful activity as it is practical. I believe that everyone should bake, whether you cook or not, and you don’t have to be a professional pastry chef. The techniques I have learned and mastered over years of baking have improved my cooking skills as well as my baking skills. Or maybe it’s the other way around; maybe my cooking skills have improved my baking skills.


I can say without hesitation that my passion for baking has brought me a lot of joy in my life especially when I bake for my family. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment when I get in my kitchen and create something I know that my family is going to love. When they sit down and dig in and I see the look of satisfaction on their faces, well there is nothing in this world like the feeling I get when that happens.


I have an eleven-year-old granddaughter that loves to bake as well. So, for Christmas, I made her a recipe book with a lot of my recipes to get her started on her baking journey. Some of the recipes I passed on to her were from my mom and my grandmother. She absolutely loves it! It makes me proud to know that I am able to pass along family recipes to my granddaughter. I know she will do great things with them as well because she has that passion for baking as I do.


If you love to bake or just starting out, I encourage you to continue your journey with baking. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than to create a dessert, dish, etc., and watch the people you love enjoying the fruits of your labor. This is what the joy of baking is all about.


Will you make mistakes along the way with your baking? Of course, you will! That is just part of the learning process. I have been baking for 46 years and still make mistakes from time to time. It just goes with the territory. But whatever you do, don’t give up and quit just start over again and use this as a learning curve. It can be frustrating I know, but the next time you won’t make the same mistake again.


I hope that you will acquire a passion for baking as I have. It will bring joy to your life as it has mine. Once you get bitten by the “baking bug, “there is no turning back. You will love the feeling of knowing that you have made a dish or dessert, that your family is going to love, then the passion and joy of baking will be in your blood. When you see the look of pure satisfaction on their faces, you will know what I mean.


I hope this will encourage you to take your baking to the next level and never ever give up! The baking world is only a mixer away. Now get your baking on girl and show your family how good you are! You can do this!😊


Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🎂

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How to Make the Best Cornbread Ever! In 6 Easy Steps

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I want to talk a minute about cornbread. I’m sure you’ve had some, so you shouldn’t need a description of the taste, but I am going to describe it to you anyway! Then I will tell you how to make it.

It is by far one of the tastiest ways to use up that half of a leftover bag of cornmeal. Personally, I have never tired of making it and eating it. Always a buttery flavor and soft with a slight crunch of the crust around the edges. Are you salivating yet?

When you know how to make cornbread right (and I’m darn sure that I do) then you have access to a delicious staple food that is perfect with just so many dishes!

Follow my 6 steps below and you will be impressing your family and guest for years to come. Enjoy!


1. Acquire a Cast Iiron Skillet

Cast Iron Skillet

They are inexpensive, durable, and easily heated on the stovetop or in the oven. This is a must for cooking delicious cornbread and many other dishes. As you can see in the above picture, that is a picture of one of the cast iron skillets I use for my cornbread. I love to cook in cast iron pots, dutch ovens, and cast iron frying pans.


2. Get Yourself a Good Recipe

Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

The recipe is the foundation of any good cornbread. I especially love using a recipe that has been shared with me, tried and true. For example, I loved using my mom’s cornbread recipe until I discovered a new way (for me) to make my cornbread, and it is delicious! It was quite by accident that I discovered this recipe. I will get to that a little later😉


3. Gather the Ingredients

Gather the Ingredients

Get your White Lily Self-Rising buttermilk cornmeal (or whatever cornmeal you use), buttermilk, mayonnaise, butter. I know this sounds crazy, but trust me on this, it is an awesome combination!


4. Measure the Ingredients

Measure the Ingredients

It’s better to go ahead and measure out everything before you start the mixing process. This helps to save you time and ensures that you are following the recipe correctly and makes mistakes less likely to happen. Trust me, once you start doing this process, it will become second nature to you and you will be glad that you did.


5. Mixing it All Together

KitchenAid Mixer

Now comes the best part, mixing it all together one ingredient at a time. First, you want to pour the measured cornmeal into your mixing bowl, Second, add the butter (real butter is best), now take a dough blender and mix it into the cornmeal until it’s crumbly. Doing this before using a mixer will help it to mix up better. Third, add the mayonnaise and the whole buttermilk and mix until well incorporated. This is where I like to use my KitchenAid mixer, especially if I am fixing a big pone of cornbread.


6. Bake the Cornbread

Donna’s Delicious Cornbread

You want to pour the cornbread batter into a greased iron skillet and cook (depending on the size of skillet you are using) in a pre-heated oven from 450 degrees to 500 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Once that delicious cornbread gets done, enjoy!


I know you are probably thinking these ingredients don’t sound good together, but I promise you, this will be the best tasting cornbread that you have ever put in your mouth!

I came by this recipe quite by accident when I ran out of eggs and oil. So, I thought, “Mayonnaise has eggs and oil in it, hmmm why not try the mayo., buttermilk, and butter?” And just like that, my new buttermilk cornbread recipe was born. My family loves it and so will yours.

Below you will find two videos of my cooked cornbread…

VIDEO #1

VIDEO #2

To get this recipe go to Donnas’ Famous Cornbread and enjoy!🤤

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy👩‍🍳

donna@bakingwithdonna.com

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Top 10 Turkey Roasters for This Holiday Season

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Dear readers, can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m sure you might be looking for one of the best turkey roasters. If you haven’t ever had the privilege of using one, then honey you are in for an awesome treat. A turkey roaster will change the way you cook your turkeys forever! You will not believe how moist, juicy, and delicious your turkey will be.

So, here’s my list of the top 10 best turkey roasters for this holiday season. I am going to give you the top 5 electric turkey roasters and the top 5 turkey roasting pans. Enjoy!🦃

Top 10 Best Turkey Roasters for the Holidays


Top 5 Electric Turkey Roasters

24 Quart Electric Roaster

1. Electric Turkey Roaster Oven- is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon and you are about to find out why. It is multi-functional, you can cook slow, bake, and roast. Which will add more spice to your food and life. Now let’s explore these turkey roasters’ features.

Features:

  • Ideal for office parties, family get-togethers
  • Comes with 1 steel removable steel rack
  • Self-basting lid that continually circulates the moisture making your meals delicious
  • Warming setting to keep your food at the perfect temp. until time to serve it
  • Easy to clean with cool-touch handle with removable insert pot making it easier and safer to clean

Oster Roaster Oven

2. Oster Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid- is simple to use allowing you to create foolproof meals that are moist, juicy, and delicious. Use this roaster oven for holidays and special occasions throughout the year. You will save time, energy and leave your oven free to do other baking. Check out the features below.

Features:

  • Make gravy right in the roaster
  • Self-basting lid continually recirculates moisture
  • Accommodates up to a 26-pound turkey
  • Multifaceted electric roaster bakes, slow cooks, roasts, and serves
  • Clean-up is very quick and easy with a removable rack and pan

Hamilton Beach Roaster

3. Hamilton Beach Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid– will let you roast, bake, cook, and serve. You can do this and more with this easy-to-use roaster oven. Make delicious holiday meals with ease for your family during the holidays and beyond. This will free up your oven to bake all of the other holiday goodies you need to make. Roast a large turkey with ease or keep a side dish warm. Find the features of this product below.

Features:

  • Temperature ranges from 150 degrees to 450 degrees F.
  • Removable lid, pan, and rack for easy clean-up
  • Roast, bake, cook, and serve
  • Fits up to a 28-pound turkey
  • Keep a side dish warm
  • 22-quart capacity
  • Self-basting lid

Sunvivi Electric Roaster

4. Sunvivi Electric Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid- is a versatile electric roaster that bakes, slow cooks, and roasts helping you create deliciously moist and tender holiday meals that your family and friends will enjoy. This will free up your oven so you can bake cakes, cookies, pies, etc. for your holiday feast. Take a look at the features of the product below.

Features:

  • Self-basting lid that leaves you free to do other things
  • Warming set to keep your favorite side dishes warm
  • Cool-touch handles on lid and body to protect your hands
  • Removable pot making clean-up fast and easy

Rival Roaster Oven

5. Rival Roaster Oven, 18-Quart- lets you create a delicious feast that your family and friends are sure to enjoy this holiday season. They will be singing your praises as they enjoy the tender, moist, and juicy turkey or ham that you roast. Your oven will also be freed up so you can bake other family favorites. Easily make gravy from the drippings in the roaster pan by simmering it without messing up more dishes. See below for product features.

Features:

  • Easily roast, bake, and slow cook
  • Removable pan and rack for quick clean-up
  • Adjustable temps. 150 degrees to 450 degrees F.
  • Even heat distribution for moist delicious meals every time
  • Roast up to a 22-pound turkey
  • Cook and serve

Top 5 Turkey Roasting Pans


Circulon Nonstick Roasting Pan

6. Circulon Nonstick Roasting Pan / Roaster with Rack – is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon, let’s find out why. With its extra-large capacity, this roaster can easily handle up to a 24-pound turkey or ham. It has a U-shaped rack that keeps meats off the bottom of the pan and out of the grease. Heavy-duty non-stick steel for fast even heat distribution. Check out these awesome features.

Features:

  • Superior non-stick surface for excellent food release and quick clean-up
  • High Performance that can withstand oven temps. up to 450 degrees F.
  • Wide handles for confidence easy grip
  • Hassle-free lifetime guarantee

FYI: It is recommended to hand wash the product to maintain its non-stick quality.


Uniware Healthy Enamel Roaster

7. Uniware Healthy Enamel Coating Turkey Roaster- is made with oven-safe material ideal for cooking turkey and chicken. Made with a thick heavy-duty material. Amazon’s Choice. Look below for product features.

Features:

  • Enamel coating safe to use
  • Thick heavy-duty material
  • Beautiful oval shape
  • Oven safe

Granite Ware Enamel on Steel

8. Granite Ware Enamel on Steel- is a rectangle pan that can hold up to 25 pounds of turkey or ham. Safer to use than the foil ones, browns better, and cooks more evenly. Because of the dark porcelain surface, it absorbs the energy of the oven and evenly distributes it so the contents are evenly cooked. Check out the product features below.

Features:

  • The porcelain surface is naturally a non-stick surface
  • Safer than foil roasters, browns better and evenly
  • The porcelain plus the steel retains the juices
  • Cooks evenly and faster
  • Self-basting lid

Mr. Rudolf’s Roasting Pan

9. Mr. Rudolf’s Roasting Pan with Lid and Rack- is made of 18/10 mirror finish stainless steel that does not change color or react with food or alter food flavors. The handles are made of solid stainless steel and are welded to make placing the roasters in the oven and removing them from the oven safe. The rack is made of solid stainless steel rack allows the heat to circulate and keeps the meat out of the drippings. Below you will find this product’s awesome features.

Feature:

  • Triple-ply aluminum encapsulated base heats quickly and spreads heat evenly
  • The rim smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills when pouring
  • Dishwasher safe for quick clean-up and it keeps its shiny color
  • The lid can double as a second roaster for your cooking needs
  • Can be used in ALL conventional ovens

Gibson Home 2-Piece Non-Stick Roaster

10. Gibson Home Broxton 2 Piece Non-Stick Turkey Roaster- is great for not only roasting turkeys, but other meats as well. You can cook your poultry, ham, roast to perfection in this non-stick turkey roaster. The V-rack cooks food fast and even for delicious results every time. French handles make it easy safe and easy for you to put your food in the oven and lift it out of the oven safely. See the product features below.

Features:

  • 2-piece roaster includes pan and rack
  • French handles for easy lifting
  • Non-stick service for quick and easy clean-up
  • Strong and durable carbon steel construction
  • Cooks food fast and even with its V-shaped rack

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. These are really some awesome turkey roasters. Any of them would be a good choice, however, I like the electric roasters much better.

As a matter of fact, I have the #5 Rival Roaster Oven, and my husband and I love it! We have had this turkey roaster for years and it still works just as good as it did the day we bought it. Below you will find pictures of my Rival Roaster Oven below.

My Rival Turkey Roaster
My Rival Turkey Roaster

As you can tell it has been used, but it still looks pretty good, and as I said it still works great.

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! 🦃🎄

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy👩‍🍳

donna@bakingwithdonna.com

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10 Delicious Recipes for the Holidays

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One of the most important parts of any holiday gathering is the food. You want to serve food that is delicious and impressive, yet not complicated. Here are 10 Delicious Recipes for the Holidays to get you started. Enjoy!☕


I want to share with you 5 family favorite recipes followed by 5 family favorite desserts.


Roasted Garlic and Herb
  1. Joe’s Famous Turkey– My husband makes the most delicious Turkey for Thanksgiving I have ever tasted. It feels like it melts in your mouth. Our family loves it! Now, I am going to share his little secret to getting a moist delicious turkey everytime. Are you ready? He washes the turkey with cold water and gets the giblets out of the cavity. He pats it dry and then injects the turkey with Tony Chachere’s, Roasted Garlic and Herb Marinade Injectables. Then he cooks it in a Turkey Roaster for 4-6 hours (over night) on 300 degrees. I promise it want dissapoint you or your guest.


Chicken and Dressing

2. Donna’s Famous Chicken and Dressing- This dressing is so easy to make and your family and friends will thank you. It only requires 6 ingredients. Chicken, onion, cornbread (crumbled up), eggs, cream of chicken soup, and sage. To get this recipe go to Donna’s Famous Chicken and Dressing.


Corn Casserole

3. Family Favorite-Corn Casserole- This corn casserole is so easy to make and is delicious. It has become a family favorite of ours. We make it throughout the year because it is not just for the holidays! You and your family will love it too. So, go ahead give your taste buds a thrill. Enjoy! Get your recipe at Family Favorite-Corn Casserole


Best Ever Homemade Cranberry Sauce

4. Best Every Homemade Cranberry Sauce- If you have never made this, honey you have got to! It is way better than the stuff that comes in a can. Once you and your family try it you ditch the can forever. This is a very easy recipe to make and you will love it and so will your family. You will wonder why you hadn’t tried the homemade cranberry sauce before now. Get your recipe at Best Every Homemade Cranberry Sauce


Easy Homemade Rolls

5. Easy Homemade Rolls- You won’t believe just how easy it is to make soft fluffy rolls. They will become one of your family’s favorites to eat any day or time of the year. With only 4 ingredients you will be shocked at easy and delicious these rolls are. You can get this recipe at Easy Homemade Rolls


My Carrott Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

6. Baking with Donna’s 14 Carat Cake- I don’t know about you, but I love a good carrot cake. I’m telling you this one is amazing. It is so moist and delicious. Your family will love it and so will you. This
has become a family favorite at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. It takes a little bit to make this cake, but the results are well worth the effort. To get the recipe go to Baking with Donna’s 14 Carat Cake


7. Cream Cheese Pecan Pie- This is an amazing combination. When I first heard about this recipe I thought that does not sound good, but I love cream cheese, so I tried it. Boy, this pie is so delicious. I am telling you your mouth will have a party and your family will love it too. This pie has become a staple at my house. I love to make this delicious pie for Thanksgiving. It is so rich and creamy and makes an interesting flavor for an Old Southern Classic. Makes this for your next family gathering and I promise you your family and friends will love it. Get the recipe at Cream Cheese Pecan Pie


Donna’s Best Holiday Butter Cookies

8. Donna’s Best Holiday Butter Cookies- If you are looking for a holiday cookie that rolls out nicely, and is tender and crisp then you have landed on the right page. They’re perfect for any kind of cookie-cutter you want to use. It holds its shape beautifully and you don’t have to worry about them running together when baking. Don’t restrict this cookie to Christmas! This cookie is good any time of the year for any occasion. Get the recipe at Donna’s Best Holiday Butter Cookies


Delicious Pound Cake

9. Donna’s Homemade Pound Cake- This was handed down to me by my mom. It was my grandmother’s recipe. This is the best pound cake I have ever put in my mouth and the only pound cake recipe I have ever used. It is special to me, but I wanted to share it with you so this would be the only pound cake recipe you will ever need. Moist and delicious and has an amazing taste. Get the recipe at Donna’s Pound Cake


Oatmeal Cookies

10. Donna’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies- These oatmeal cookies are so easy to make and oh so delicious. Only 5 ingredients will have your taste buds having a party. Serve these at your next family gathering and watch how fast they will disappear!🤤 I usually make a double batch of these cookies during the holidays. They go fast! Go to Donna’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies to get the recipe.


With this guide, 10 Delicious Recipes for the Holidays will alleviate any anxiety you may have for what you are going to cook for your guest during the upcoming festivities. Enjoy!

From my family to your family Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🦃🎄

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Baking With Donna: 10 Ways to Save Money and Time

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These days we “All” need to find ways to save money and time. With the prices of groceries, gas, and everything else skyrocketing, we need ways to save our money and get more bang for our buck. And ways to save our time.

So, I have put together a list of 10 things that I do to save money and time. Maybe, some of these will inspire you to save money too and your time.


Are you ready to get started? Let’s get to it…

Grocery Sale

1. Shop sales always–  You never know when there are going to be mega sales at your favorite store until you check out their site on a regular basis.


Shop Big Sale

2. Do not buy things at full price-  If there is something you are thinking of purchasing, wait for it to go on sale before you buy it. This includes clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, appliances, or even food.  I always wait for sale times before I make my purchases-I save tons of money this way.



Clip Coupons to Save

3. Always look for coupons online– If you are looking for coupons online, do not limit yourself to the sites that offer the coupons that you want. There are many other sites that can provide you with great coupons that can save you money on things that you were planning to buy anyway.


Weekly Meal Planner

4. Create a meal plan for the week– Do this before you do your shopping. My goodness, you have no idea how much time this will save you! You can print a meal planner off the internet for free.


Grocery List

5. Make a detailed grocery list from your meal plan– This way when you get to the grocery store you want be trying to figure out what you need for the week. Such a big time saver and this will help you to save money because you want be buying unnecessary items you really didn’t need. You can print these off the internet for free.


Freezer Meals

6. Another time saver- Make freezer meals ahead of time . This is a big time saver especially if you are a busy mom taking kids to and from school, taking them to play in sports, to practice, etc. You just set the frozen meal out for 20-30 minutes and pop it in the oven to cook for the time your recipe specifys.


Shop Fruits and Veggies First

7. Shop the perimeter of the store first-  Fruits, Vegetables, Dairy, Frozen Foods, and Meat sections, as these sections have fewer processed foods, preservatives, and more natural ingredients.


Shop Once a Week

8. Shop only once a week-  On the same day each week. By shopping regularly you will have a feel for how much you need to buy that week and you will also see how prices change on a weekly basis which is helpful when you are watching your spending.


Buying in Bulk

9. Buy in bulk- When it makes sense or buy generic when possible. My husband and I share vegetables, soups, bread, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. when we buy in bulk with family members which helps us all save money. And they do the same for us.


Onions and Garlic

10. Use a mix for part of the recipe-Oftentimes a mix will be cheaper than buying all of the ingredients separately. While you can use a mix for half of a recipe, adjust the other ingredients accordingly. You can also substitute alternative ingredients for featured ones. If a recipe calls for onions or garlic that are out of season, or if you just don’t have any on hand, try using shallots or garlic powder instead.


There you have it. I hope you enjoyed Baking With Donna: 10 Ways to Save Money and Time as much as I enjoyed sharing this with you. Maybe this will help you as much it has me.

I would love to know if you tried this and how much it helped you. Do you have anything to contribute to my 10 ways to save money and time? If you do please share below.

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy👩‍🍳

donna@bakingwithdonna.com

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