Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Cookies have always been one of my favorite things to bake and these double chocolate pudding cookies have been a favorite for years.

I recently realized that I have never shared this recipe, or any version of this recipe, with you all and I knew I had to fix that and share it for a Cooking Through My Collection Recipe.

There are all kinds of versions of these pudding cookies. I have seen many different versions all over the internet the last few years.

My sisters and I first saw a version of the pudding cookies in a Taste of Home Cookbook called, Best of Country Cookies, back in the mid 90’s. We have loved the recipe ever since then.

Double- Chocolate Pudding Cookies

These cookies are soft and delicious. Adding the pudding mix to these gives them a texture that is a little different than other cookies. They are a little lighter and chewier and the taste is delicious!

What I love about using pudding in cookies is that it makes it easy to change the flavor up. The original recipe used vanilla pudding with chocolate chips, but for these double chocolate cookies I used white chocolate pudding and added in some white chocolate chips.

Chocolate pudding also works great and gives it even more chocolate flavor. Changing the pudding is a simple way to totally change the flavor of the cookie.

Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies_

These cookies are one of those basic cookie recipes that I have made for years and I will continue to make for years. They are a tried and true favorite and never let me down no matter how I change them up.

Have you ever tried pudding cookies? If so what is your favorite flavor?

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Gluten Free Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs_

Often times I think we over look the simple recipes that are easy to make gluten free. Gluten Free Slow Cooked Chicken legs is an example of one of those recipes.

I love making these slow cooked chicken legs because they only contain a couple of ingredients and my whole family loves them. It was not until recently though that it hit me what an easy gluten free meal they were. Once again this is regular food that just happens to be gluten free.

You could serve this chicken to anyone and no one would think twice about it being gluten free. Those are my favorite gluten free meals to serve because they are regular food that is inexpensive to make that everyone loves and that just happens to be gluten free.

Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs

For easy gluten free side dishes serve this with salad and crock pot baked potatoes or oven fries.

Now I guess this recipe can’t be considered a quick gluten free recipe because it does cook in the crock pot, so it takes 7-8 hours, but they are easy to make and quick to put together.

The prep time on these is only a few minutes. You then put them in the crock pot and they cook while you go about your day. They will be ready and waiting at dinner time. So in many ways these are still a quick and easy gluten free dinner, even if they take all day to cook.

These chicken legs do call for seasoning salt. I usually make my own using Paula Deen’s seasoning recipe, but if you use store bought seasoning salt be sure to read the label to be sure it is gluten free. I think most are but always read the label to be safe.




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Menu Plan

Weekly Menu Plan I spent this last week in Oregon and am still catching up on things from being gone. My girls did the cooking while I was away and they did a great job!

Here is this week’s plan.


Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal


Homemade Chocolate Granola

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies


Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos_

5 Ingredient Burritos

Yeast Raised Pancakes

Yeast Raised Pancakes

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Easy Shrimp Pizza_

Shrimp Pizza

Dessert of the Week

Classic Banana Pie__

Banana Pie

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Gluten Free Meal Plan

Here is this week’s menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.



Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins__

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes without Xanthan Gum

Gluten Free Pancakes without gums



Gluten Free Biscuits and Gravy – Breakfast for dinner

One Pot Taco Dinner- Quick and Easy Dinner

Gluten Free One Pot Taco Dinner

Stir Fried Pork and Cabbage_

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken

Fold Over Enchiladas

Fold Over Enchiladas

Homemade Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

Homemade Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Everyday Adventures {32}

I spent this last week in Oregon visiting family. It is the first time I have gone all by myself in 20 years. I have always gone with my husband or at least one of my kids. Going all by myself was a bit different, but I had a good time and was glad I got to go.

The weather was amazing. Or at least amazing for Oregon in the spring. Spring in Oregon usually means rain and more rain. The first couple of days it was sunny and warm. Just about perfect weather.


I shared this on Instagram one day.

My afternoon run today. Green grass, water, tall trees with lots of moss, and a record time for 2.5 miles.

And this was my view flying in on the plane.


It has been a long time since I flew into Oregon on a clear day. Seeing the mountains from the air is pretty amazing.


I think it was one of the best views I have had flying into Portland. I hate flying. Like really hate it, but the views flying into Portland made it worth it.

Mt. Hood

And this was the view after my sister picked me up from the airport. When I lived in Oregon I totally took for granted what an amazing view Mt. Hood is to see as you drive around. I love seeing it again when I visit.

Tillamook Ice Cream

I had some of my favorite foods while I was in Oregon. Tillamook Ice Cream, Tillamook Cheese, and salmon are all a must eat for my when I visit my family.


Visiting my parents in the spring means rhubarb season and that means that I did some baking with rhubarb. I will have a recipe or two of my mom’s to share soon.

I am headed back home today and can’t wait to see my family. I always love visiting Oregon, but home is always best.

I hope you all had a great week!

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Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Bacon, ground beef, and cheese combined together make a simple and delicious dinner!

This bacon cheeseburger quiche is so easy to make and tastes great. This meal is very kid and family friendly.

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche-

Quiches are great because they use basic ingredients and are easy to change up. I decided for this quiche to combine the flavors a cheeseburger in a quiche. It turned out great.

I love that this makes two quiches. I thought this would make two meals, but with three teens that did not work out quite so well.

It ended up being dinner with a few pieces left for lunch the next day. If you have a small family than this will probably be enough for two meals. For a larger family, or a family with teens, this is probably just one meal with a little left over.

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

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What Is It Wednesday {33}


Today’s What Is It Wednesday is courtesy of my daughter. She brought this in to me last week and we thought it was perfect for What Is It Wednesday.


My daughter loves eating these. She will just bite a piece off or she will chop it up and put it on salad or on her dinner.


This one will be interesting to see how many of you know what it is. I am guessing that some of my older readers or readers who grew up in the country will know exactly what it is.


Do you know what it is?

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Gluten Free Wednesdays



It is time for another Gluten Free Wednesday, which I co-host with The Gluten Free Homemaker and Cassidy’s Craveable Creations and this week I am writing this while sitting in my parents living room in Oregon.

I made a quick trip to Oregon for a few days and can I just say that Oregon is giving me some beautiful weather for April. April usually means rain in Oregon. Actually, spring usually means rain in Oregon, but right now it is sunny and beautiful.

And although the weather here has been great the internet service has not. That is nothing new though. My parents live in the middle of no where. Well, not exactly the middle of no where, but in small town in the far northwest corner of Oregon. It is beautiful here, but internet and cell phone signal can be a bit lacking. So I am quickly writing this post and am catching up on a few things while I have internet.

So, I will keep it brief and turn it over to you all. I can’t wait to see what you all link up this week.


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Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies {Cooking Through My Collection}

Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies_

Today’s recipe for my Cooking Through My Collection series is a simple, old fashioned type dessert. The recipe is called Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies and it comes from the cookbook Grandma’s Great Desserts. (Affiliate link)

This cookbook was published by Taste of Home about 20 years ago and it is one of my most used cookbooks. My sisters and I have used many recipes from this cookbook over the years. It is no longer available, but if you ever see this cookbook used for a good price, buy it.

Most of the recipes in this book are simple old fahsioned recipes that use everyday pantry ingredients. They really are the type of recipes our grandmothers used to make. Those are the kind of recipes that I love because they are basic recipes that use basic ingredients.

Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies

The recipe I am sharing today from the cookbook is called buttermilk brownies. When I made it I was expecting it be brownie like. Rich and fudgy. What it ended up being was more of a sheet cake. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it was delicious. The result just didn’t quite match the title.

I think this might be a case of what we call brownies today may not be the same thing as what they called brownies 50+ years ago. Today when we think of brownies we think of something similar to what you get from a box. Back then I am guessing brownies meant something a little different from what we know them as today.

Part of what made these brownies more cake like to me was the frosting. Most brownies today don’t have a frosting. I think we may need to change that though because frosting makes everything better. Or at least most things. Especially when it is a cooked sheet cake type frosting.

The texture of this was also a bit more cake or sheet cake like, but no matter what you call these they are delicious.

To make these gluten free I just used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour.  That is an Amazon affiliate link, but I buy it at Sprouts or the health food store.  It is my favorite gluten free flour blend. It has worked in pretty much everything I have tried it in and it works great in these.

Now for the Chocolate Buttermilk Brownie recipe.

Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies__

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Menu Plan

Weekly Menu Plan

Last week on my menu plan I mentioned that I needed to rework my themed nights for the spring and summer. I think I have a plan or at least a plan that I want to try. We will see how it goes. I can always change it up if it doesn’t work.

When I do a themed plan I like to keep the them pretty basic so that I have lots of choices within that theme. I have found that doing that keeps us from getting tired of the same meals over and over.

Here are the themed days I am going to try.

  • Crock Pot Dinner
  • Grilling
  • Mexican
  • Breakfast for Dinner
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches or Salad – I hope my family will do this. I think if I make them main dish salads I will be able to get by with it and it will help me come up with some new salad recipes.

I planned six themes and the seventh day will be leftovers, whatever we feel like, or eating out. We don’t eat out often, but occasionally do. All of those categories have a wide range of choices that would fit under them so I am hopeful that this plan will work.



Mounds_Bar Baked Oatmeal

Mounds Bar Baked Oatmeal

Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Crispy Homemade Granola

Crispy Homemade Granola 


Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs

Slow Cooker BBQ Ranch Chicken

eggs and soy sauce over rice

Eggs and Soy Sauce Over Rice 

Barbecue Sloppy Joes

BBQ Sloppy Joes  (sandwich night)

Oven Tacos from

Oven Tacos

maple sausage burger

Maple Sausage Burgers

Hamburger Pizza

Hamburger Pizza

Dessert Of The Week

banana bread pudding

Banana Bread Pudding

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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