Sweet Baked Beans Recipe

by Consumer Queen on May 28, 2014| 1473 Pageviews

Sweet Baked Beans

This Sweet Baked Beans Recipe is a southern tradition in my household. My mom has been making this simple recipe since I was a little girl and now I am making it for my family. Of course the way my mom made was a dash of this and a dash of that, she of course never measured anything. I finally got her to sit down and figure out the measurements so that I could share it with you. Don’t forget to add this recipe to your free Recipe box and pin it on Pinterest.  Follow us on Pinterest.

With most people you are either a sweet baked beans person or a tangy baked beans person. So we want to hear, which one are you?

This Sweet Baked Beans Recipe would go great with our Easy 123 Roasted Potatoes and Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe.

Sweet Baked Beans Recipe
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  • 3 cans of pork and beans
  • ½ cup - 1 cup of brown sugar to taste (I like to use 1 cup)
  • 3 tbsp of ketchup
  • 3 tbsp of brown sugar or honey bbq sauce
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  1. Drain 1 out of the 3 cans of pork and beans.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together
  3. Bake in in the oven for 45 mins at 350 degrees


Pineapple Corer…lowest price I have seen!

by Princess Lacey on May 27, 2014| 2561 Pageviews

I love to buy fresh pineapple, but I HATE to cut it up! Here’s a great deal on a  Stainless Steel Pineapple Corer . It’s marked down to less than $3.94 with FREE shipping! Cheapest price I have seen! It has great reviews too!

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Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

by Consumer Queen on May 27, 2014| 1750 Pageviews

This Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe has always been a favorite of mine. I asked my friend Michelle at church if I could have her recipe and I was so delighted when she said yes. It’s so easy to make and it doesn’t even require you to turn on your oven! We had my mom over for Memorial Day and this was a special treat. Just be careful if you cover it in the fridge that the frosting doesn’t stick to the lid or foil or it will all come off when you open it back up. If you like our Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe you may want to check out some of our other dessert recipes.

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Chocolate Eclair Cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe
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  • 1 Box of Honey Grahams
  • 1 8ox Cool-Whip
  • 2 small boxes of French Vanilla Pudding
  • 3½ cups of Milk
  • Frosting:
  • 3 tbsp nestle cocoa
  • 3 tbsp of margarine
  • 2 tsp white karo syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1.2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Mix together pudding and milk for 2 minutes. Blend in cool-whip. Line 9x13 pan with whole crackers. Pour ½ of the mixture onto crackers. Make 2nd layer of crackers and pour remaining mixture on top. Make 3rd layer of crackers and frost.
  2. Mix all of the frosting ingredients in a bowl and frost the top layer. Then chill in the refrigerator overnight.


One Pan Lettuce Wraps!!

by Princess Lacey on May 24, 2014| 2502 Pageviews

Lettuce Wraps

I don’t have a shoe obsession, I have a kitchen gadget obsession! I spend a lot of time in my kitchen making meals that I hope my family will enjoy. If I can find a gadget that will help me cook faster or easier…I’ve got to have it!good cook kitchen drawer

Good Cook sent me 5 kitchen gadgets to try out that are a must have for an kitchen drawer. These kitchen tools are part of Good Cook‘s featured products for their upcoming Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes.

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Starting June 2 – June 7 you can participate in a 5-day product giveaway on Good Cook’s Facebook Page and win selected products.  There there will be Instant winners! Create your own perfect kitchen drawer just look for the the “ADD ME” icon below on any participating product and add that item to your drawer. Every drawer entered has a chance to win an instant prize, and you can submit a new drawer every day for a chance to win.add me

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I used a couple of the tools Good Cook sent to create these One Pan Lettuce Wraps. I have to say, these are out of this world good! I’ve already made them twice! They are perfect Summer comfort food!

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One pan Lettuce Wraps!!
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  • 1- 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup plus 2 T sesame oil
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • ¼ cup peanuts or cashews
  • 1-2 heads of lettuce
  1. Cut the chicken into small bite sized pieces.
  2. In a large pan or wok heat 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil over medium high heat. Add chicken, stir frequently until chicken is starting to brown and add garlic.
  3. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Mix together and add to the chicken. Add peanuts. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce leafs and enjoy!

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Inside Out S’mores with Twix Bites #EatMoreBites #Shop

by Princess Lacey on May 21, 2014| 2704 Pageviews

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I can’t believe that Summer is almost here! My children are out of school next week and to celebrate we decided to have a fun campfire in our backyard. We have a little DIY fire pit in our back yard that really needs to be used more.  Sounds like a perfect excuse for one of my favorite chocolate desserts!twix #eatmorebites #shop in store demo

Everyone loves the classic s’more…but I came up with a twist! How about an inside out s’more?! When I was at Walmart shopping for supplies I saw a demo for the new Twix Bites. After tasting the sample I couldn’t resist! And that is when the wheels started turning!

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Instead of the boring marshmallow, chocolate bar and graham cracker I wanted to try something new. I took the marshmallow and pushed inside a Twix bite. Then I toasted it to perfection and it was out…of…this…world!! It still has the chocolate, cookie crunch and marshmallow but it also had a small hint of caramel. Perfection!Twix eat it #eatmorebites #shop

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Easy 1, 2, 3, Roasted Potatoes

by Princess Lacey on May 20, 2014| 1747 Pageviews

Roasted Potatoes


These are by far my favorite potatoes to make! So easy and tasty! Anyone can make them! They are perfect for a side dish, pot luck, picnic….you get the idea!

They are as easy as 1,2,3

1. Wash and cut potatoes

2. Toss potatoes, olive oil and ranch mix together.

3. Bake

And then eat…so I guess technically there are 4 steps…but who’s counting!!


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My Review: Wildtree All Natural Products…plus a GIVEAWAY!!

by Princess Lacey on May 18, 2014| 2768 Pageviews


I was given the opportunity to review some products from Wildtree. If you are looking to simplify your time in the kitchen and make your family HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE meals then Wildtree is for you! Wildtree is a certified USDA organic food company! All of their products are 100% NATURAL… no preservatives, additives, MSG, chemicals or fillers. Best of all you will be making quick, delicious and affordable meals that your whole family will love.

I have been using at least one of the products sent to me with every dinner since they arrived. I LOVE it! My husband even said that the food has tasted like restaurant food!


Most of us do not cook from scratch anymore and let’s face it – we are a sauce from a jar, soup from a can, chicken shaking generation. Packaged foods do make our life easier, but they are also expensive, loaded with fats, salts, and preservatives, and just not as tasty as homemade. Why not rediscover cooking & healthy eating the Wildtree way? With their products I found it easy to throw together quick meals and plan ahead with freezer meals by following their easy recipes and instructions.

Why not try a Wildtree for a Freezer Meal Workshop. Stock your Freezer with 10 all-natural meals that are ready to pull out on a busy night and take the stress out of cooking! Purchase your groceries, prep your freezer bags, and complete your meals at the workshop. You will take home 10 meals to stock your freezer and your Wildtree products (to use for 20-30 more meals). Each freezer meal serves 4-6 and breaks down to less than $3.00 per serving – much cheaper than take out.


Wildtree is a USDA certified organic food company with a product line that is 100% all-natural…no chemicals, preservatives, MSG, high fructose corn syrup or food dyes. All products are peanut-free and many are gluten free. Wildtree products will help you simplify your time in the kitchen and serve your family a healthy meal. With Wildtree you will be making quick, easy, delicious meals that are healthy and affordable!

I think I’ll do one of these Freezer Meal Workshops for one of my next Girl’s Night!!


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Take a minute and check out their line of products. Wildtree also released Organic Coconut oil on May 1st! I’ve been so satisfied with the seasonings that I got that I will be buying more when I run out!


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Taste the World with a Tasting Box from Gourmet Spotting

by Princess Lacey on May 15, 2014| 2452 Pageviews


If you are like me, you love food…but the word “gourmet” can sound a little intimidating! I was able to taste test a box of gourmet goodies from Gourmet Spotting. Gourmet Spotting is monthly subscription that sends you a Tasting Box filled with gourmet finds from around the world. Every month you will receive a selection of hand-picked gourmet products delivered to your front door. From pasta to hot sauce to delicious sweets and spices, you never know what exciting products you will unwrap each month.

Each box will have be a surprise and will include goodies that have been sourced throughout the world and locally.

The people at Gourmet Spotting have searched the world to bring the best to you. They have always loved great food, and believe that a good meal can change your day. Imagine cooking risotto from Italy, adding saffron in pistils from Spain, and ending your meal with macarons from France while sipping tea from China. In times where frozen food and fast foods reign, take some time for yourself and enjoy a home cooked meal.

Take a moment to enjoy the beautiful journey of discovering new products, learn about who made them, and savor the moment like there’s no tomorrow.gourmet spotting

I was so excited to receive my box in the mail. It was beautifully packaged, perfect for gift giving or to cheer up anyone’s day! It had some great products to try. Many of the products are some that I doubt I would have the courage to try without a good nudge. But I found out that I love Raspberry Jalapeno Jam!! Who knew?! Each box also comes with a print out that tells about each product and tips on how to prepare it.

While the products and the surprise of receiving a mystery box each month is great…I also love their passion for helping others. Every time they ship out a Tasting Box, they donate a meal to charity. Thanks to you, together we are fighting hunger in America!

Join the exclusive club of Gourmet Spotting with a monthly subscription to the Tasting Box, and start enjoying amazing gourmet products. Gift it to someone else or try it for yourself! You can cancel at any time. The longer your subscription, the more you save!

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Zucchini Fritters

by Princess Lacey on May 14, 2014| 4549 Pageviews

zucchini fritters Summer is just around the corner…and you know what that means?! Farmer’s Markets and fresh food!! I love summer veggies! I can’t wait to get my hands on them! Here’s a great recipe for zucchini. I’ve made these many times and they are always a hit. These Zucchini Fritters are crunchy on the outside but the inside is very moist. They make a great side dish for a picnic or add some shredded chicken and they would make a great main dish! Enjoy!

Zucchini Fritters
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  • 1-1½ lbs of shredded zucchini, about 3 zucchinis
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • oil for cooking
  1. Shred/Grate zucchini and try to remove as much moisture as possible. Place on a kitchen towel and press out water.
  2. Place zucchini in a bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix together.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Scoop approximately ¼ cup of mixture into the oil. Flatten slightly so it looks like a patty. Let cook for about 4 minutes or until browning, flip and cook on the other side for another 4 minutes.
  4. Serve Warm. Enjoy!


Easy Oreo Balls

by Consumer Queen on May 13, 2014| 4441 Pageviews

This Easy Oreo Balls Recipe comes from one of our fans, Jen Seymour from Costa Rica Chica. When she’s not blogging or writing, she is either hiking, baking, yoga-ing, sipping coffee, making arm candy or enjoying a glass of boxed wine. These Easy Oreo Balls are perfect for your next party or just enjoying their yummy goodness and keeping them all for yourself! Add this recipe to your FREE My Royal Kitchen Recipe Box.


Easy Oreo Balls
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  • 1 regular package original Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 
  • 2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (or other good quality chocolate, broken into pieces)
  • ½ TB Crisco (shortening) 
  • 2-3 TB white frosting (from a can, works best!)
  1. Break Oreos into a food processor, and process until they turn into fine crumbs.
  2. Mix Oreos and softened cream cheese together until well blended.  Place bowl in freezer 
  3. for 20-30 minutes (this helps with next step).
  4. Roll Oreo mixture into walnut size balls, and place on waxed paper on cookie sheet.  
  5. Freeze for an hour.
  6. Melt chocolate and shortening in double boiler.
  7. Dip Oreo balls in chocolate and place on wax paper to harden (I tilt pan on angle, and use 
  8. 2 forks to dip/roll).
  9. Melt white frosting in microwave at half power until the desired consistency is reached.  
  10. Put into a small plastic sandwich sized bag, snip the end, and drizzle over Oreo Balls. 
  11. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
  12. Wallah!  Super easy gorgeous treats that taste like chocolate truffles!

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