Texas Spice Tea

I wanted to find something that would keep me in the fall spirit! Which is kinda of hard to do when you live in Phoenix, Arizona! But this did the trick! I found this recipe in one of my old church books and it is very easy to make! It has a great Autumn aroma about it, and Taste Great! You can make this and store away in a jar for when you have guest or serve it in the morning with your kids breakfast!



1 1/2 Cup Orange Breakfast Powder
1 1/2 Cup Of Sugar
1/2 Cup Of Instant Tea
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Ground Cloves


Combine ingredients and store in a tightly covered jar. For serving use 1 rounded Tsp. In 1 Cup of hot water. To make a quart, use 1/2 cup mix!

Its That Easy!!!


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Easy And Fresh Apple Muffins

Found this recipie in the “Happy Times With Home Cooking” from the Keller First United methodist  church,The 1991 Edition. But its a compilation of recipes from 1968-1991! And this one was submiited  by Billie Jeane Garner, As always I don’t know who you are but THANK YOU!

Yum YUm YUM! These are a simple thing you can make in the morning! Instead of giving kids cereal or Pot Tarts Just spend a few moments and bake them something fresh! It took 5 Minutes to mix and 17 Mins to bake! And it was so moist and had a great taste! The recipe makes about 24-28 muffins! And i had all the ingredients siting around the house. Its kinda nice to not have to run to the store to just make something special for once! I Will suggest taking off the baking cups before they cool down so that way they don’t stick to the sides of the muffin!
I hope you enjoy!



1 Cup Crisco
2 Cups Sugar
3 Cups Flour
4 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Cup Warm Water With
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda Dissolved
2 Tablespoons of Vanilla
3 Fresh Apples Grated


Grate the apples and put them to the side. Mix the rest of the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix well! Then fold in the grated apples. Bake in muffin cups at 350° for 15-20 minutes!
And Your Done!


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Mahogany Chops

Another easy recipe takes no time at all! It seriously took me longer to find the molasses at the grocery store then it took me to whip this up! I got this recipe from the “Recipes from the heart” Cook Book, and it was submited by Loren Olsen! Again don’t know who you are but THANK YOU!

This is so bomb! I loved it! Just the right amount of spice for me! And it had great flavor. Normally my pork chops come out more on the dry side but these came out so good! I was very excited! I will say, I do have a high tolerance for spice. So if spicy food isn’t your thing, cut the chili sauce you add in half or get ride of it all together. But I personally think thats what give it that extra kick! So if you can handle it! Use it!!! I paired this with some yellow rice, corn, BBQ Beans, and the Jalapeño cheese bread from my locale bakery.

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1/3 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 Chili Sauce
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Dried Minced Onion
3 Tablespoons Molasses
6 Pork Chops 3/4 Of A Inche Thick
1-2 Tablespoons of Water.

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Whisk Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce, Dijon Mustard, balsamic vinegar, onion, and 2 tablespoons of molasses in small bowl. Place chops into a baking dish and cover with the marinade. Turn to coat. Place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
Heat up the grill to medium-high. Place chops on the girl. Girl chops 5 inches from the heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Pour Marinade into a small saucepan. Then Add the Remaining molasses and water bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Serve with pork.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Cake And Frosting

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I found out today that I’m not a very good baker! I had to make it twice! But the second time it came out really good! I found this recipe from the Copper Basin Bible Camp’s, “Recipes From The Heart” And it was Submitted by Virginia Fine. Who ever you are, THANK YOU!

It wasn’t that the recipe was hard. Its just that I guess i thought I was a super great baker or something and decided to try to make a two layer caked and failed! So note to self, just follow the recipes as they are written!!! But going back I’m not very much of a cake person but my husband loves sweets and he loved it! And I thought it was pretty good too! I put a scoop of French Vanilla along the side of it at ate it all up! I would probably make it again for like a fall festival or christmas party! It has a nice Autumn or Winter feel to it.

Ingredients For The Cake

2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
2 Sticks Margarine
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Eggs
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Tsp. Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°. Sift together flour and sugar. Then set aside. in a medium saucepan, combine margarine cocoa and water. Bring to a rapid boil. Immediately pour over flour and sugar. Then mix well add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Then mix thoroughly. Pour into 11 x 14 x2 inch baking pan. (I used a different pan in photos) and Bake for 20 mins

Ingredients For The Frosting

1 Stick Margarine
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
6 Tablespoons Evaporated Milk
1 Pound Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp. Vinilla
1 Cup Chopped Nuts

In a small saucepan, combine margarine, cocoa and evaporated milk. Bring to boil. Add powdered sugar vanilla and nuts. Mix well and pour over hot cake.

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So I Woke Up With This Crazy Idea!

        So I woke up this monring and finally felt inspired to do something with this blog. I’v had it since January but I just didn’t feel like the content I wanted to write about was something I wanted to share with the world. So I’m going in a new direction!
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Well hell I know theres tons of cooking blog but I figured, I will just do it for my enjoyment. And if people enjoy it then great if not then i have a recipe book online for my self. I mean i already cook everyday! I’m a stay at home father of two and love to try new thing in the kitchen.

But Lets go back to this morning, When I woke up and I remembered about two year ago I went vintage shopping with a friend visiting from California. And we were looking at books at the thrift store, when i came across an old church recipe book. You know, the ones where all the women of the church summit their best recipes and they get put into a book and sold to make money for the church.

Well i thought it was cute then, but I didn’t buy it. (I Should Have) And this morning I woke up and said what if I went thrift shopping and see if I could find some more of those books, and bring them to life!
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I will take the old church books from the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, hell even the 90’s! That’s far enough away to be considered vintage. And recreate them! Take them from old books and bring them to modern times and post them online. So I got out of bed, got myself ready, and then got my youngest ready and we went shoping! And by luck I found two church cook books, and a Campbell Soup Cookbook from 1976.

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So here we go! I will start with these 3 books and go back to add to my collection! I will post videos and photos of the recipe I made and tell you if it was any good or not!  I will learn new ways of cooking and new dishes to make.

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