What’s Cooking: Kool-Aid Slushie, Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken, From Scratch Blueberry Dump Cake

It’s Sunday and I tried three new recipes this week.

Mom Advice Kool-Aid Slushie
Mom Advice Kool-Aid Slushie

Kool-Aid Slushie –  For the summer the girls get to cook something on their own (with me lurking around) so we tried a recipe from the community blog MomAdvice.  The girls love getting slushies at the gas station/market so they were excited to make one of their own.  All we needed was ice, water, sugar, and a kook-aid packet.  It tasted good and I would say the girls’ favorite was to use their funky straws to drink it.  You can guarantee that we will be making them again.  Give it a try.                                      (Family rating:  👍 👍 👍)

Damn Delicious Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Damn Delicious Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken – This recipe comes from my favorite cooking blog Damn Delicious.  You can see in the picture that I partnered this with broccoli cheese quinoa.  The meal was a success and I have to say fixing bone-in chicken thighs are actually quite easy to cook when you do a one-pan skillet meal.  Give it a try.  (Family Rating:  👍 👍👍)

Blueberry Dump Cake

Blueberry Dump Cake  – We had some blueberries floating around and I saw a recipe for a dump cake on Pinterest.  Now that recipe used a box cake mix which I try to avoid if I can (I prefer making things from scratch when I can) and I avoid cinnamon since Little is allergic.  After doing some research I figured out a way to make one from scratch.  This thing was YUMMY and I will definitely remake with other seasonal fruit.  (Family rating:  👍 👍 👍)

Blueberry Dump Cake (Maranda’s version)

  • fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  1. Mix berries and 1/2 cup sugar (optional cinnamon) together in a 13X9 baking dish
  2. In a bowl mix together flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt
  3. Pour mixture over the blueberries
  4. Distribute the butter slices evenly over the cake mixture
  5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until brown
  6. Serve with ice cream

What’s Cooking at your home?



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