Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake

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Memories of Nana 

When my Nana passed away, she left me all of her recipes. These ranged from cookbooks to handwritten cards with notes on the back which are so exciting to read. These recipes are very special to me. I love that when I open them, they still smell like her house. It makes me feel like even though she has passed, she’s still with me in the kitchen. Every time I open the recipes I can still see my Nana walking around the kitchen in her Clark’s slippers. There are so many things that I still remember about her. The way she’d wave her neatly manicured hands in church, the sparkles in her diamonds, the way she smelled, and how she would softly kiss me on the cheek when she’d see me wearing her pink Mary Kay lipstick. I miss her dearly and am glad that I can still feel close to her when looking through the recipes she’s passed down to me.

 Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake 
This lemon blueberry crumb cake recipe was an amazing find! So many of my Nana’s recipes are good, but this one is absolutely amazing. Of course, as with most recipes I find, I had to put my own twist on it. The original recipe was just a lemon cake. I added the blueberry and the crumb topping which took this recipe over the top! I mean, who doesn’t love a good crumb topping? When I was a kid, I used to sneak into the kitchen and make myself a little bowl of crumb topping. My mom still doesn’t know I used to do that!
Nothing says summer like the delicious combination of Blueberry and Lemon. I also like that this makes a smaller pan. There’s less for me to stuff my face with! But if you’re planning on taking this cake to a get-together, I’d recommend making 2 or 3 cakes and cutting into smaller pieces.
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Warm Biscuit Dough Caramel Apple Dessert

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Biscuit Dough Caramel Apple Dessert

Spring has finally sprung and tonight is man night out our house! Are you wondering what man night is and why I’m so excited about it? Man night happens at our house about once a month. It is a special night where my husband and son watch movies all night and pig out on junk food. My husband will call man night sometime in the middle of the week. Once this happens I hear the two of them secretly talking about what snacks they will get and movies they want to watch. I hope someday my son will look back and remember this special time he shared with his dad; it’s the sweetest thing. Maybe even carry on this tradition with his own children someday.

Still wondering whats so exciting about man night? So let me explain.When they say man night I actually hear mom night. Can you say Netflix?! After 7 pm the night is mine and I am totally free of mom things. Which means I am free to do things like binge-watch Netflix, take a warm bubble bath, go to Walmart (sorry, I love the place), movies with a friend, make these Warm Biscuit Dough Caramel Apple Desserts and eat them all by myself, etc..

I was totally kidding about that last part. I couldn’t eat them all by myself even if I wanted to and believe me, I’d want to. These buttermilk biscuits are stuffed with apple pie filling and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream then topped with caramel sauce and crushed peanuts. These dessert biscuits offer all the great flavors of a warm apple pie and without all the hassle. Because apple pie is one of my husband’s favorites I know I will be making this recipe often!

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Click here for last weeks biscuit dough recipe – Chili Cheese Dough Stuffed Biscuits 





2 Ingredient Creme Drop Fudge

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2 Ingredient Creme Drop Fudge




If making good fudge is a dream come true that seems out of reach then this 2 Ingredient Creme Drop Fudge recipe is for you! All that’s required is 2 ingredients and one minute of your time. I found this in a large stack of handwritten recipes I inherited from my Nana. And what perfect timing with Christmas only two weeks away! I can pick up a bag of creme drops for around two bucks and I almost always have a jar of peanut butter in the pantry.That’s all you need to make this delicious 2 ingredient creme drop fudge. If you want to dress it up a little you can add a handful of your favorite crushed nuts but it’s really up to you. Just throw the peanut butter and creme drops together in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute. And it’s really that easy! I have already made about 4 batches of this Creme Drop Fudge and I know I will be making many more.

This recipe is definitely a keeper and I am so glad I found it. It’s nice having recipes like this on hand for when company comes unexpected. Especially with Christmas fast approaching us. People are always stopping in unexpected this time of year and I can’t think of a better way to embrace this then with a yummy batch of this creme drop fudge and warm cup of coffee. This Creme Drop Fudge is so good your guests will never believe you when you tell them how easy it is to make. Maybe that can just be our little secret, I won’t tell if you won’t 😉




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Click here for more of Nana’s recipes – Orange Chiffon Cake (Recipe from 1948) , Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake ( A family favorite!)

Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert




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Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert 

 I know it has been quit some time since my last post but I’m hoping this Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert will make up for my absents. I have been working pretty hard over the past few weeks with the help of two new team members, my mom and my good friend Tiff. My mom has been helping in the creative/DIY department, my friend Tiff has been helping with cooking and comic relief. I am beyond blessed to have these two ladies helping me out the past few weeks. I’m excited to see what BurlapKitchen.com will be able to accomplish now! So stay tuned! We have lots of amazing recipe’s and super cute Christmas DIY’S coming your way! I’d also advise you to save those empty toilet paper rolls.. just a hint 😉

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Above, I told you how I’m hoping my Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert will make up for my absents and I think it will. This dessert is so easy your kids could do it, seriously, its THAT easy. I think some call this sort of dessert a lasagna but when I think lasagna I think loads of cheese and red sauce. Not layers of chocolate pudding and fluffy peppermint cream, which is exactly what this Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert is. This dessert is layers of chocolate graham crackers, chocolate pudding, and peppermint fluff, it is just as beautiful as it is delicious. I already have requests to make this for our Christmas Eve party. 😉

* I suggest making this dessert in a clear glass 13 X 9 cake pan so all the beautiful layers are visible. In the photo mine is in a metal cake pan because I left my glass cake pan at my moms house.

Here are some more delicious recipes for the Holidays – Christmas Cranberry Butter Bars– Life is Poppin’ , 13 Christmas Desserts that are 5 ingredients of less – BurlapKitchen





Pumpkin Pie Frappe




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Pumpkin Pie Frappe

Pumpkin season starts next month and I am Kicking it off with my Pumpkin Pie Frappe. My sister and I are pumpkin fanatics. We patiently wait all summer long for pumpkin season to come rolling in and when it does we are usually the first ones in line for some sort of pumpkin treat. Usually we start our long awaited pumpkin season out with a pumpkin coffee and a pumpkin muffin from Dunkin Donuts. I’m actually drooling now as I am typing this. I think they will start serving all their pumpkin treats the first week of September. I can’t wait!

Sugar spice and everything nice is the name of the game with this recipe. Pumpkin and vanilla ice cream add sweetness and a pinch of cloves for the spice. It tastes just like my moms homemade pumpkin pie. It is basically fall in a cup and the perfect treat for September when you have fall fever but it is still hot outside. I made these Pumpkin Pie Frappes a few weeks ago for my family and received rave reviews. My sister and I slurped this fall treat down like there was no tomorrow. I actually drank one before I went to their house.. and the day before. Hey! Quality control, right? =P  I am blessed to have such an amazing family that is always willing to test all my crazy recipe inventions, both the good and the bad. They give me lots of constructive criticism which I have always been grateful for. They are my biggest fans and I can always count on them for support.

If you try my Pumpkin Pie Frappes or any other recipes you see on BurlapKitchen.com I would love to hear back from you! You can leave a comment right here on this post or contact me via any of the following social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram. And, as always, thanks for stopping by! =)





Banana Whoopie Pie Cake




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Banana Whoopie Pie Cake 

While grocery shopping this past week I discovered that bananas were on sale for .19 cents a pound. I knew this would be a great time to stock up for recipe testing, so I did. Do you remember that delicious chocolate whoopie pie cake I posted a while back? Well, I thought, how good would a banana whoopie pie cake be? So I rearranged a few ingredients, and to my surprise, the recipe turned out perfectly on the very first try. That doesn’t happen often,but when it does I celebrate!

This banana whoopie pie cake is everything that it should be. The cake is moist and banana-ie (I know that’s not a word but it should be!). And the filling is sweet with a hint of vanilla. These cakes are so easy to make. The hardest part about making them is flipping the one cake on top of the other. It goes much more smoothly if you say a little cake flipping prayer. At least that’s how I do it! =)

If you make my Banana Whoopie Pie cake I would love to hear how it turned out for you! =)

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Aunt Marry’s Apple Dumplings




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Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings 

Everyone says Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings are the best. I would have to agree but I have a confession to make, I don’t really like apples. Or any fruit for that matter. No, I am the girl who peels off the delicious warm outer layer of the apple dumpling and devours it with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Some lucky soul next to me will get the “guts” or as you would probably call it, the apple, of my dumpling. If this were a perfect world I’d sit next to someone who didn’t like the warm flaky crust that has been drenched with a sticky butter and brown sugar sauce. They could have my apple and I could have  another serving of that warm flaky crust with sticky sauce. But this world is far from perfect and until then I will just have to deal…

In order for your apple dumpling making experience to be more enjoyable there are two things you are going to need.




  1. You are going to want a good apple corer. I didn’t have one and tried coring the apples with a knife and it was a mess, I don’t recommend doing it this way. Not to mention this was very dangerous, I cut myself twice while doing it this way. so learn from my mistake and buy an apple corer. I would actually recommend buying an all in one apple corer & peelers but I will leave a link to both.

Apple Corer & Peeler                                                    Apple Corer Only

                                                          

2. You are going to need some good baking apples. If you use a different type of apple they will not bake properly. Personally, I like using granny smith apples. They seem to bake very nice and everyone loves them.

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Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake

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Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake 

(This is a recipe my mother found in an old church cookbook when I was a child and she has been using it ever since)

If you are a fan of whoopie pies, like me, but not a fan of making them, then you are going to love this recipe. This Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake is so easy to make and only bakes for about 15 minutes. The hardest part about making one of these cakes is flipping the one cake on top of the other. You have to wait until both cakes are cooled then spread the icing on one cake and flip the other cake evenly on top. It can be a little tricky! I usually say a prayer before doing this. It’s my whoopie pie cake prayer 😉

As a child, I remember my mom making this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake often, it was a family favorite. She told me that she wrote the recipe down from an old church cookbook years ago, so we are uncertain who this recipe belongs to. I remember her taking this chocolate whoopie pie cake to picnics and family gatherings and she almost always came home with an empty pan.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake as much as my family and I do. If you decide to make this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake I would love to hear back from you! You can leave a comment here on the blog or message me through social media. I am currently on these outlets:  Facebook, twitter, pinterest, and instagram.

For more delicious cake recipes from Burlap Kitchen check these out: Orange Chiffon Cake ( recipe from the 1940’s), Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake, Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake, Strawberry Crunch Cake Pound Cake,.





Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies

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Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I am the annoying friend that is constantly making facebook posts about how many Fridays are left until Christmas day ( 24 by the way 😉 ) So when July came rolling in I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon with an amazing Christmas in July recipe. Recently, my family and I took a trip to Knoebels Amusement Park, and while there, I indulged in an iced tea slushie. I had them before, but for some reason, on that particular day, it tasted amazing! Maybe it was the heat or maybe it had just been freshly brewed, either way, it left my tastebuds wanting more. I knew I had to recreate this slushie using my own iced tea recipe and luckily I found an unopened box of leftover candy canes in my pantry. I served these Peppermint Iced Tea Slushies at my fourth of July gathering and they were a huge hit! Everyone loved them! This year, after Christmas, when the candy canes go on sale, I will be stocking up for next summer.

I want to make a note that you could certainly use peppermint schnapps in this recipe. Because I am not a heavy drinker I am uncertain on how much peppermint schnapps should be used per drink. However, I do not think it would be difficult to figure out. If you decide to make this an alcoholic drink I would love to hear how much schnapps you used and how it turned out.





40 Strawberry Recipes




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40 Strawberry Recipes to try this Summer!

 Here are 40 fun Strawberry Recipes to get you through this summer!

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1. Strawberry Sundae Yogurt Pops – Two Healthy Kitchens

2. Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole w/ Strawberries & Cream topping – Two Healthy Kitchens

3. Strawberry Pound Cake – Couponing for 4

4. Strawberry Shortcake Pie – Beauty through Imperfection

5. Strawberries and Cream Shake – Simplee Thrifty

Strawberry Final 2

6. Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting – Living Sweet Moments

7. Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats – Living Sweet Moments

8. Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea – Cincy Shopper

9. Strawberry Sauce – Cincy Shopper

10. Strawberry Shortcake pops – Life is Poppin’

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11. Fresh Strawberries and Creme Crepes – The Good Hearted Woman

12. Strawberry Shortcake Macaroons – A Few Short Cuts

13. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies – A Few Short Cuts

14. Strawberry Pancakes w/ Cream Cheese Glaze – Thrifty Jinxy

15. Strawberry Lemonade Pie – The Harris Teeter Deals

Strawberry Final 4

16. Frozen Mint Strawberry Pies – Creative Southern Home

17. Strawberry Roll – Creative Southern Home

18. Strawberry Apple Smoothie – Ann’s Entitled Life

19. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats – Organize Yourself Skinny

20. Strawberry Orange Ginger Fizz – The Calculated Whisk

Strawberry Final 5

21. Mocha Ricotta Pie w/ Strawberries – The Calculated Whisk

22. Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam – Real Life at Home

23. No Bake Strawberry Cheese Cake – Real Life at Home

24. Strawberry Nutella French Toast – Kitchen Sanctuary

25. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Saving Dollars & Sense

Strawberry Final 6

26. Strawberry Salsa w/ Hatch Chiles – Farm Fresh Feasts

27. Strawberry Brown Sugar & Sour Cream Whole Grain Muffins – Farm Fresh Feasts

28. Strawberries and Cream Smoothie – “Cents” able Momma

29. Simple Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie – Eat. Thrive. Glow.

30. Oatmeal Cream Pie Kabobs – This Momma Loves

Strawberry Final 7

31. Strawberry Fluff Salad – Daily Leisure

32. Strawberry Mint & Lemon Sparkling Water – Budget Savy Diva

33. 4 Ingredient Chilled Strawberry Soup – Thrifty T’s Treasures

34. Strawberry Bread – Chaos is Bliss

35. Strawberry Lemonade Recipe – Thrifty NW Mom

Strawberry Final 8

36. Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Muffins – The Shady Lane

37. Strawberry Mocha Granola – Strength & Sunshine

38. Strawberry Poke Cake – The Baking Beauty

39. Amazing Strawberry Sorbet recipe – Andrea’s Notes

40. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins – Andrea’s Notes



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