Southern Bite http://southernbite.com Stacey Little's Southern Food & Recipe Blog Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Help Me Share a Mealhttp://southernbite.com/2014/10/20/help-share-meal/ http://southernbite.com/2014/10/20/help-share-meal/#respond Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:45:43 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6742 Folks, it’s time to step up to the plate.  Last week, I shared with you about 16 million Americans that have no idea where there next meal is coming from.  The thought that any person…read more »

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Folks, it’s time to step up to the plate.  Last week, I shared with you about 16 million Americans that have no idea where there next meal is coming from.  The thought that any person in this country might go hungry is shocking and frustrating.  But you can help!  Join me in supporting Feeding America with a small donation.  Any amount is helpful.  For every dollar, Feeding America can provide 8 to 10 meals to hungry people in our country.  Plus, 98 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into programs that help people across the country access the food they need to live an active, healthy life.  Learn more about how they do what they do.

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Donate whatever you can.  Be it $1 or $100.  For every dollar you donate between now and October 31st, I’ll enter your name into a drawing to win a signed copy of my cookbook.  Help me do what we can to help.  No child should ever have to go to bed hungry.  SouthernBite-web

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Mac and Cheese Soup with Chicken and Baconhttp://southernbite.com/2014/10/14/mac-cheese-soup-chicken-bacon/ http://southernbite.com/2014/10/14/mac-cheese-soup-chicken-bacon/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:02:33 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6730 I’m so excited to share this delicious new recipe with y’all today!  My little boy’s most favorite thing in the whole world in macaroni and cheese.  He would eat it three meals a day if…read more »

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Mac and Cheese Soup with Chicken and Bacon

I’m so excited to share this delicious new recipe with y’all today!  My little boy’s most favorite thing in the whole world in macaroni and cheese.  He would eat it three meals a day if we’d let him.  When brainstorming about this recipe I knew I wanted to make it hearty enough for a meal, so I added the chicken.  And well, I added the bacon, because… well, I just love bacon.  You could certainly add some blanched veggies like carrots or peas if you’d like too, but I kept it simple for those little ones out there who are anti-veggie.  The truth is, this Mac and Cheese Soup is perfect for kids, but it’s dang delicious too, so you adults will like it also.  It’s perfect for a cool fall evening and is certainly a new hit at our house!

Mac and Cheese Soup with Chicken and Bacon

Mac and Cheese Soup with Chicken and Bacon

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Mac and Cheese Soup with Chicken and Bacon

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon, cooked to crispy then crumbled
  • 2 cups dried uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

Cook the macaroni in salted water according to the package directions, drain well and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large pot or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add the half and half and broth, whisking constantly. Stir in the cheddar cheese soup, ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Once thickened, whisk in the cheddar cheese and stir until completely melted. Add in the cooked chicken, chopped bacon, and cooked macaroni. Stir until combined and cook until heated through. Feel free to add more broth, half and half, or even some leftover pasta water if the soup gets too thick. Serve immediately.

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Help Me Share a Meal – Project Sunlighthttp://southernbite.com/2014/10/12/help-share-meal-project-sunlight/ http://southernbite.com/2014/10/12/help-share-meal-project-sunlight/#respond Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:42:10 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6710 Everyday more than 16 million children in the United States struggle with hunger.  That would be like the population of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia combined that have no idea where their…read more »

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3314f3d4373c46069c439f0840cc8afdEveryday more than 16 million children in the United States struggle with hunger.  That would be like the population of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia combined that have no idea where their next meal might come from.  It seems completely unfathomable that in a country like ours that there are that many children out there that are sent to bed at night with empty tummies.  That’s why I’m partnering with Unilever Project Sunlight initiative and Feeding America to help turn the tables on hunger.

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Some of us who are fortunate enough to be able to adequately feed our families might find it hard to know exactly what hunger might looks like in today’s world.  Today, hunger looks like this…

It’s likely that my generation is the first in my family that hasn’t known hunger.  And though times have always been tough, my family always made it a priority to help those less fortunate.  In fact, as my own little boy started kindergarten this fall, I was reminded of how my mother along with several other mothers in my kindergarten classroom would all pitch in to help provide snack and lunch money to a child in my classroom whose family couldn’t afford it.   The point is, we all can do something to help.  Whether it’s volunteering at a local food bank or inviting a family who might be less fortunate to dinner, it’s easy to help.  Learn more about how you can help by visiting www.projectsunlight.us and join me next week to see how our big ol’ Southern Bite Family is going to do our part to help end childhood hunger.

 

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Alabama White BBQ Saucehttp://southernbite.com/2014/10/07/alabama-white-bbq-sauce/ http://southernbite.com/2014/10/07/alabama-white-bbq-sauce/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:46:56 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6698 Even though Fall is officially upon us, the temperature in many places is still perfect for grilling.  That’s why I wanted to go ahead and share this Alabama White BBQ Sauce with you.  Now, most…read more »

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Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Even though Fall is officially upon us, the temperature in many places is still perfect for grilling.  That’s why I wanted to go ahead and share this Alabama White BBQ Sauce with you.  Now, most folks are probably scratching their heads right now and saying, “White barbecue sauce?”  This mayo-based concoction is hugely popular in north Alabama and was made famous by the amazing barbecue joint Big Bob Gipson.  I love it on grilled or smoked chicken or turkey, but it’s also great on pork.  I recommend basting with it toward the end of cooking and serving it with the meat as a dipping sauce. It’s also great on lots of other things, too – salads, as a dip for chips or pretzels, you name it!    If you’ve never tried this, I bet you’re going to love this deliciously tangy sauce.

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 1.5 cups

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon creole mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

This sauce is perfect as a baste (just use near the end of cooking) or even as a dipping sauce for chicken, turkey, or pork. It's great on a pulled pork sandwich, too!

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A Delicious Game Day Menu from eMealshttp://southernbite.com/2014/09/26/game-day-menu-emeals/ http://southernbite.com/2014/09/26/game-day-menu-emeals/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:35:45 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6686 Football season is unlike any other! Football talk, game day outfits, tailgating foods and final scores are the normal conversations day in and day out, at work and at home, until the last game of…read more »

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BBQ-Pulled-Pork-SandwichFootball season is unlike any other! Football talk, game day outfits, tailgating foods and final scores are the normal conversations day in and day out, at work and at home, until the last game of the year has been played. We thrive in this excitement here at eMeals, and love providing you with these delectable recipe options for whipping up a happy and/or healthy game day snacking smorgasbord… whether you’re outside the stadium or in your living room. Get the printable eMeals FREE Game Day Menu, complete with a delicious meal and a shopping list to take the hassle out of your tailgate party planning.

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Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Piehttp://southernbite.com/2014/09/23/cheesy-biscuit-topped-chicken-pot-pie/ http://southernbite.com/2014/09/23/cheesy-biscuit-topped-chicken-pot-pie/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:13:24 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6673 September is National Biscuit Month, so there’s no better time to share the news of the new partnership between Southern Bite and White Lily Flour.  For generations, my family has been using White Lily to…read more »

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Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

September is National Biscuit Month, so there’s no better time to share the news of the new partnership between Southern Bite and White Lily Flour.  For generations, my family has been using White Lily to turn out the most perfect biscuits.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (I even mentioned it in my book), there’s nothing like the soft winter wheat of White Lily.  Nothing gives you the light, fluffy, soft texture like White Lily does.  Having seen this brand in the kitchen of mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, it’s almost surreal to share the news that I’ll be developing and sharing some amazing recipes that feature this Southern pantry staple over the course of the next year or so.  Y’all just hang on, this is going to be so much fun!

Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

The first time I feel a slight nip in the air, I shift gears and my thoughts about cool and fresh summer salads morph into thoughts about the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dishes that just say fall to me.  From soups, chilis, and stews, to one-dish meals like this Cheesy Biscuit topped Chicken Pot Pie, I just can’t get enough of them!  And you know, lots of people are intimidated by making their own biscuits, but it seriously couldn’t get much easier than these super-easy drop biscuits.  Yes, you’ve got to get the shortening cut into the flour, but don’t stress over it.  Get it good and blended and you’ll be fine.  And there’s no need to go out and buy a pastry blender if you don’t already have one, two large dinner forks work just as well.  Also, if you’re looking to put this together on a busy weeknight, just stop by the grocery store and pick up a rotisserie chicken and you can have this on the table in about 30 minutes.  And let’s be honest about these biscuits – they really are the star here.  You can skip the chicken pot pie part altogether and just make these biscuits by simply dropping the dough onto  a greased baking sheet and baking for 10 to 12 minutes.  :)  Y’all enjoy!  Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 6 servings

Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • For the biscuits:
  • 2 cups White Lily self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450° F. Heat a 10" skillet over medium heat and add the cream of chicken soup (undiluted) and the frozen mixed veggies. Heat until bubbly, stirring frequently, and cook 5 to 8 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked to your liking. Stir in the pepper and soy sauce, then gently fold in the chicken. The skillet will be full, so be careful. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the flour and cut the shortening into the flour with two forks (or a pastry blender) until the crumbs are the size of peas. Add in the milk, salt, garlic powder, chives, and cheese and stir until just combined. The dough should be soft, so you may add additional milk if necessary. Drop the dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the top of the chicken mixture.

Place the skillet on a rimmed baking sheet or pizza pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the pie is bubbly and the biscuits are golden brown.

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This post is sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company.  While they compensated me for this post and provided product samples, the opinions herein are my own.  Plus, my family has been using White Lily Flour for generations, so I’d be saying good things about it even if they weren’t paying me.  :)

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crunch Cakehttp://southernbite.com/2014/09/16/pumpkin-cream-cheese-crunch-cake/ http://southernbite.com/2014/09/16/pumpkin-cream-cheese-crunch-cake/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:28:34 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6661 A hint of fall is in the air and I just about can’t wait.  I am so ready for all that autumn brings, especially the cooler weather.  It’s also time to return to those hearty…read more »

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crunch Cake

A hint of fall is in the air and I just about can’t wait.  I am so ready for all that autumn brings, especially the cooler weather.  It’s also time to return to those hearty cooler-weather soups, stews, and chili and the arrival of everything pumpkin.  Now, I’ll admit that all that pumpkin can be a bit much for me, but this easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crunch Cake it just about perfection.  The crunchy pecan topping is what really puts it over the top.  Even my non-pumpkin-liking family members loved this one.  I just know you will, too!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crunch Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crunch Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) boxed spice cake mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350° F and lightly spray a 9X13 baking dish (or pan) with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the cake mix, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs in a large bowl and mix until well combined, about 2 minutes.

In another bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice. Stir until mixed, adding more lemon juice if necessary to get the mixture smooth and just pourable.

Pour half of the cake batter into the baking pan and then drop dollops of the cream cheese mixture on top. Gently spread the cream cheese mixture as much as possible, but don't stress over getting it perfect. Top with the remaining cake batter and spread evenly.

Mix the chopped pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in another bowl and sprinkle over the top of the batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake is set. Cool before slicing.

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake and Being Grateful for Sick Dayshttp://southernbite.com/2014/09/04/red-velvet-gooey-butter-cake-grateful-sick-days/ http://southernbite.com/2014/09/04/red-velvet-gooey-butter-cake-grateful-sick-days/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:37:55 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6628 I’m going to start off by saying I would never wish my child to be sick.  Ever.  But his sick day yesterday afforded us an opportunity to create special memories that we don’t often have…read more »

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter CakeI’m going to start off by saying I would never wish my child to be sick.  Ever.  But his sick day yesterday afforded us an opportunity to create special memories that we don’t often have the chance to.  It might seem simple to some, but to me, there are few moments that compare to our quiet time yesterday.  From the 45 minutes or so we spent swinging in the hammock just chatting or the hour we spent laying on the couch with his head in my lap in absolute silence, it’s easy to overlook these moments as random or normal.  You know, that happens a lot though.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the negative of life, that we become blinded to the fact that there usually IS a silver lining to those dark clouds.  Again, I would never wish my child to be sick ever and I would give up those moments forever if I knew that he would never have another sick day again, but the sweet moments with him yesterday will be with me long after he’s gone and spending sick days with his own little boy.  So, while I hate he was sick, I’m grateful for the time we got to spend together. Do me a favor and don’t get so caught up in the negative that you miss out on the little blessings life has to offer.

My mom has been making ooey gooey butter cake since I was a kid.  As soon as that thing would come out of the oven, I would be anxiously waiting for it to cool enough to slice.  This is one of those nostalgic recipes that just takes me back.  It’s great with a yellow cake mix, even lemon, but this red velvet version is one of my favorites.  I just know you’ll enjoy all the ooey-gooeyness it has to offer.  :)  Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350° F and lightly spray a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, and 1 egg. Mix well and press into the bottom of the baking dish evenly.

In another bowl, mix together the remaining 2 eggs, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Spread this mixture on top of the cake mixture evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until just set. Cool before slicing.

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Easy Weeknight Bites – Meals to help you get supper on the table quickly and easily!http://southernbite.com/2014/08/29/easy-weeknight-bites-meals-help-get-supper-table-quickly-easily/ http://southernbite.com/2014/08/29/easy-weeknight-bites-meals-help-get-supper-table-quickly-easily/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:35:25 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6625 We’re all going in a hundred different directions and sometimes we just need something easy and quick for supper.  Well, I’ve got you covered!  I’ve collected some of my favorite recipes from my favorite bloggers…read more »

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More than 50 Recipes to Help You Get Supper On the Table

We’re all going in a hundred different directions and sometimes we just need something easy and quick for supper.  Well, I’ve got you covered!  I’ve collected some of my favorite recipes from my favorite bloggers that are short on ingredients and time so that you can get a home cooked meal on the table in no-time-flat.  At our house, quick meals usually consist of chicken and ground beef, so I’ve got a bunch of those here for you as well as pork recipes and recipes for the slow cooker.  Be sure to PIN THIS PAGE or share it to your Facebook wall to be able to get back here quickly when you’re busy and desperate for something that won’t have you tearing down the entire kitchen.

Ground Beef


Bubble Up Lasagna – The Country Cook

Bubble Up Chili Bake – Sweet Little Bluebird


Cheesy Hamburger Skillet


Family Favorite Tamale Pie – Southern Plate


Grandma’s Goulash – The Country Cook


Hamburger Steaks with Brown Gravy - South Your Mouth

 
Lasagna Casserole


Paige’s Tater Tot Casserole


Pizza Casserole


Porcupine Balls


School Lunchroom Hamburger Soup – Syrup and Biscuits


Steamburgers – Everyday Mom’s Meals


Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Chicken



Easy Chicken with Pan Sauce


Easy Peasy Chicken Legs
- Mommy’s Kitchen


Easy Smothered Chicken

 

Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Plain Chicken

 


Chicken Asparagus Penne
– Goodeness Gracious


Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Southern with a Twist


Chicken -n- Dressin’ Casserole
– Southern with a Twist


Chicken Parmesan Casserole
– Lark’s Country Heart


Chicken Spaghetti Remix


Stuffed Chicken with Gravy
- South Your Mouth


Creamy Chicken Bake
– Sweet Little Bluebird


Creamy Chicken Casserole - A Southern Soul


Greek Chicken
– Southern Plate


Heather’s Poppy Seed Casserole

 


Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
- Plain Chicken

 


Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Pie


Sweet and Tangy Chicken
– Syrup and Biscuits


Teriyaki Chicken Casserole – Everyday Mom’s Meals


Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken

 

 Pork



Easy Italian Stew
– Two Maids Milking


Italian Sausage and Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
 – South Your Mouth


One-Pot Red Beans and Rice


PotLikker Soup


Pulled Pork Sandwiches
– Sweet Little Bluebird


Tangy Grilled Pork Chops

Slow Cooker



The Best Crock Pot Beef Stew (I Never Made) – Recipes that Crock


Slow Cooker Steak with Gravy
- Recipes that Crock


Crock Pot Ranch House Chicken
– Mommy’s Kitchen


Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffed Peppers
– Two Maids Milking


Balsamic Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Roast in the Slow Cooker
– A Southern Soul


Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings


Fall-Off-TheBone Slow Cooker Ribs


Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Rice


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Chili

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Banana Pineapple Pound Cakehttp://southernbite.com/2014/08/27/banana-pineapple-cake/ http://southernbite.com/2014/08/27/banana-pineapple-cake/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:27:48 +0000 http://southernbite.com/?p=6613 These first few weeks of kindergarten have proven to be a little more challenging than we expected at the Little household.  Our little guy is having some trouble adjusting to the schedule and has had…read more »

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Banana Pineapple Cake

These first few weeks of kindergarten have proven to be a little more challenging than we expected at the Little household.  Our little guy is having some trouble adjusting to the schedule and has had a few rough days in terms of behavior.  It’s not been anything serious, but we’re pretty strict about conduct when it comes to school.  Nonetheless, he had a great day yesterday and as we were sitting watching television last night he made a comment about how tired he was.  When we inquired about why he was so tired, his response was simply perfect.  “I wasn’t tired yesterday because I got in trouble.  Today I’m tired because I was good.  It’s hard work being good,” he said.  “It’s easy being bad.”  It was an amazing proclamation from my favorite five-year-old, especially being that it was an answer to something I’d been contemplating for the last few weeks.

Recently I seem to have been overwhelmed at the amazing amount of negativity on social media and just in general.  With the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the hype about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I’ve seen lots of folks complaining and being incredibly critical of one another.  At what point did it become a problem that folks have differing opinions?  And why is it okay for us to verbally attack one another just for being different?  If you don’t feel like being a part of a fundraising effort, don’t be a part of it.  Why must we be critical of people for having convictions?  What happened to that famous idea of keeping your mouth shut if you don’t have anything nice to say?  It almost seems that our ability to be compassionate to one another is eroding over time.

My little boy, in his infinite wisdom, answered it all for me.  The truth is, it is easy to be negative.  The challenge of being nice means we sometimes have to censor ourselves, which isn’t easy.  But regardless of how difficult it is, it’s something we should do.  It’s something we MUST do.  We’ve got to learn to be kinder to one another.  It seems that for many folks, social media has eliminated the filter between their brains and their mouths.  They think it and post it – regardless of who it might hurt.  People obviously feel safe behind a keyboard.  But here’s my challenge for y’all:  If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it anywhere else.  Make the effort… be nice.

Y’all this Banana Pineapple Cake is so delicious!  It’s perfect for dessert and works great for a quick breakfast, too!  I just know you’ll enjoy it just as much as my family does.

Banana Pineapple Cake

Banana Pineapple Pound Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Banana Pineapple Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 bananas diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple (with the juice)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the icing:
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (or more) milk or heavy cream

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the bananas, pineapple with the juice, oil, eggs, and vanilla and stir until combined.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan before removing.

For the icing:

Combine the softened cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and 2 teaspoons of milk or heavy cream in a medium bowl. Stir until combined adding more milk or cream to get the icing to the consistency you want. It should be thick but pourable. Drizzle the icing on the cake once it has cooled and been removed from the baking pan.

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