Delicious Discoveries

April 7, 2016

Italian Crescent Casserole 

  I’ve been making this recipe for years and just made some yesterday for a visiting minister. Everybody seems to like this one, and it’s easy to make, so I thought I’d post the recipe. Enjoy!πŸ˜›


April 2, 2016

Another great crockpot steel cut oats recipe! 

German Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

I thought this recipe was delicious too.  I promise I do eat more than just oatmeal. I’m just obsessed with it right now, but hopefully soon, I will move onto other culinary adventures. 

Here is the recipe that your crockpot will stay up all night to cook for you.


March 26,2016

Imagine a piece of pumpkin pie hurling through space and landing in a bowl of oatmeal.


Well, that’s really not how this bowl of Steel Cut Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal was concocted, but I thought it was a nice visual. πŸ˜† Seriously though, this recipe was good. Using the crockpot has definitely taken oatmeal to a new level!

Here is the recipe, if you want to give it a try. I followed it exactly but wanted a little garnish so I added pecans for a topper.



March 23, 2016


This morning I had Steel Cut Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal which I made in the crockpot. I sliced up 1/2 a banana to put on top of the oatmeal and then drizzled some melted peanut butter on top of that. We’re talking total yummification! I don’t have the link for this recipe, but if you google crockpot peanut butter banana steel cut oats, you’ll find it. I think I’m hooked on crockpot oatmeal. 😜😜


March 22, 2016


Steel Cut Oats In The Crockpot

This is a wonderful way to make oatmeal! You just throw all the ingredients into the crockpot before you go to bed, and in the morning your delicious, nutritious breakfast is ready.


This is Gingerbread Steel Cut Oats. I pretty much followed the recipe. When I scooped out my portion I added a little maple syrup, raisins, a dollop of whipped cream and a light sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. It tastes like an old fashioned Christmas. Delish!! Below is the recipe.



Batter Whole Wheat Bread









This is great bread that I make every once in a while. The recipe comes from Bernard Clayton’s New Complete Book of Breads. I tweaked the recipe a little by substituting raw honey for sugar. I like the firm but chewy consistency of this bread, and it is fairly easy to make.


3 cups whole wheat flour

1  3/4 cups hot water

1/2 tbsp. salt

2 1/4 tsp. yeast

1 tbsp. raw honey

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Fill measuring cup with the hot water and stir in the raw honey until it is dissolved. Add the honey water to dry ingredients and mix 50 strokes by hand. Pour batter into a greased bread pan.(You should definitely grease the pan. Even if you use a Teflon pan and don’t grease it, I’ve found from experience that the bread will stick badly to the pan. I grease my pans with a little coconut oil) Cover the bread pan with wax paper and let rise for approximately 30 minutes. After 10 minutes of rising, preheat oven to 400 degrees. When rising time is done, stick bread in oven and let cook for 15 minutes on 400. Turn the oven down to 350 and allow the bread to cook for 45 minutes. Remove bread from oven and let cool for about half an hour before removing from pan. You may need to work it out of the pan slightly with a plastic spatula. Enjoy!

Raw Vegan Caramel









This caramel is the absolute bomb! It is a wonderful dip for apple slices. We also like to take a banana, cut it up and mix in some caramel and nuts for a quick, delicious and nutritious dessert. If you do not try any other recipe on this page, you have to try this one. It only takes 5 simple ingredients and a food processor to make this wonderful concoction. Click here for the recipe.

































6 thoughts on “Delicious Discoveries

  1. This is a wonderful topic, Carol. My boys are trying to eat like this a lot more lately. We have been eating healthy as a family for about 15 years now and are always trying to improve and learn by reading, researching, etc.. πŸ™‚

    I look forward to your recipes and I’m so impressed with your commitment and progress. πŸ™‚

    God bless you.
    Love, Tena

    1. Hi Tena. That’s great that your sons are wanting to eat more vegan foods. My family is definitely eating a lot more salads. I make them almost every night. Even my son is finding that he enjoys olive oil and vinegar on his salad. Yeah! I wanting to keep eating like this because I know it’s better for my body, and I can really feel a difference. It does get difficult sometimes when I get a whiff of certain foods. I think having enough of the healthy stuff in the house and good things that I can snack on has helped me so far not to give in to the cravings. I pray I can keep it up. πŸ™‚

  2. Well, I must tell you. I admire you for this effort. I am not quite as disciplined as this. I’m impressed. πŸ™‚

    I do fix a salad at every dinner. We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, fish and chicken, eggs and nuts and beans. About once a month we’ll have red meat. No pork. Hardly any bread. We don’t eat fast food or processed food. And when on vacation we splurge on quality “bad” food, i.e. Ghirardelli’s hot fudge sundaes. πŸ˜‰

    God bless you. Love you.

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