Cans Get Me Cooking; Do #CansGetYouCooking

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As many of you know, my moto on this blog is to make cooking easy. I’m pressed for time and I personally have no issues opening a can to feed my family dinner. If you follow me Facebook, you will know that I have had some medical things come up, and I am currently super tired all the time. By super tired, I mean I am napping all day and then still sleeping at night. Making a huge homecooked meal for dinner just isn’t happening. (And don’t any of you worry. I have seen a doctor who did a ton of bloodwork. I am waiting for my follow-up appointment on 10/10 to see how we proceed from here).

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The best part of using canned food is that you don’t have to feel guilty about it. First, 73% of Americans throw away spoiled fruits and vegetables on average two times a week! I can admit to being guilty of this myself. Those cans in my pantry help make sure nature’s bounty doesn’t go to waste. It also allows my kids to eat more of them, because I always have cans on hand. The canning process locks in foods’ freshness, flavor and nutrients at the peak of ripeness, just hours after picking, and according to a University of California Davis study, many canned fruits and vegetables have the same nutrients as their fresh or frozen counterparts!

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It is totally amazing what you can make from just a couple canned ingredients. One of my new favorite recipes is this Pumpkin Pudding. It’s easy and you make it in the slow cooker. Seriously, what’s not to love?!?!?!

Pumpkin Pie Pudding
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk (2/3 cup) (I used Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk.)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1-layer-size yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • Frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly coat the inside of a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In the prepared cooker stir together pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin pie spice. Spread batter evenly in the bottom of the prepared cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together cake mix and the remaining 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle mixture evenly over pumpkin mixture in cooker. Drizzle melted butter over mixture in cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2½ hours. Cool, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Topping it with ice cream or whipped cream makes it absolutely irresistible.

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

This would be awesome with some whipped cream or ice cream on the top!

Pumpkin Pie Pudding
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1-layer-size yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • Frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly coat the inside of a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In the prepared cooker stir together pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin pie spice. Spread batter evenly in the bottom of the prepared cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together cake mix and the remaining 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle mixture evenly over pumpkin mixture in cooker. Drizzle melted butter over mixture in cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2½ hours. Cool, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

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Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker Giveaway and A Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Too!

I love things that make my life easier. Who doesn’t? I also love things that make baking desserts easier and not heating up my entire house. That is why I am currently in love with my Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker!

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You can seriously make pound cake now in about 10 minutes, and that’s including preheating! It took me longer to find the ingredients in my pantry than it did to make a pound cake!

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Seriously! Literally, you mix the ingredients together, add to the Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker, wait about 8-10 minutes and done! I frosted and decorated after it cooled off. I’m including the pound cake recipe I used, because I never knew I could make chocolate pound cake! Also, let me just say, yum.

Chocolate Pound Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 1¾ tsp salt
  • 1¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Slowly add wet ingredients.
  3. Add to Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker and bake for 8-10 minutes.

This pound cake maker is so easy to use. I will be making pound cakes to take camping with us this weekend. That’s how good and easy they are to make! Since I am in love, I want one of you to get one of these too. I have arranged for one lucky winner to win one! Here’s what you need to do:

Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker Giveaway