Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My Boys Cook

I recently developed a new recipe, my Blueberry Lemon Crunch Cake.

Blueberry Lemon Crunch Cake, a lucious flavorful cake made with yogurt, lemon candies and fresh blueberries. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake

Blueberry Lemon Crunch Cake
Blueberry Lemon Crunch Cake, a lucious flavorful cake made with yogurt, lemon candies and fresh blueberries. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake

For me, brainstorming something new to try is not always a solitary thing. Often I bounce ideas off of both of my boys. Since they're the ones who are going to eat the end results, they have no problem discussing options before I get started in the kitchen. And I often call College Boy my muse. He's great at coming up with that last ingredient I needed to bring a recipe all together.

Although the boys do agree to be my taste testers, they need to know more than just the eating part. It's important for young adults, all young adults, to be able to put a few meals together. They don't have to find the same enjoyment in recipe development that I do. They don't have to know how to bake, but they do need to be able to feed themselves. Not only will they live in an apartment or a house (other than mine, G-d willing) once they graduate, but they need to be able to participate in all the household chores after they marry some (far far far in the future) day.

And my boys do cook. Sort of. Well, they call it cooking. I call it pushing my buttons, a skill they've been perfecting all of their lives. But that's a story for my therapist.

So today I'm going to share with you the recipes and the preparation tips of College Boy's and PurDude's kitchen masterpieces. 

Peanut Butter Krispie Breakfast

Chocolate Krispie Breakfast Cereal
Crunch Peanut Butter

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*Fill a large bowl with cereal. 
*Pour in milk until it spills onto the counter.
*Scoop some peanut butter onto a spoon, dip into the bowl to scoop up some cereal and milk and eat.
*Scoop more peanut butter onto the spoon and repeat. 

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*If your mom is watching, you may need to use a separate spoon for scooping the peanut butter. 

Both boys have a recipe to share for lunch.

 College Boy's Lettuce Jalapeno Chip Sandwich

1/2 of a Italian Loaf
1/4 of a deli turkey slice
1/2 of a small bag of shredded lettuce
1 bag of Jalapeno Chips

*Slice the bread in half and toast.
*Rip the turkey slice into pieces and place on bread. Top with the lettuce.
*Pour the bag of chips over the sandwich. Not all will fit in the sandwich, but that's OK.
*Put top slice of the Italian Loaf onto the chips, smash and eat.

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*If your mom is not watching, you do not have to include the deli meat.
*If you make this sandwich on an extra large piece of tin foil to collect your crumbs, you won't have to clean the table.

PurDude's Drowning in Sriracha Wraps

1 soft tortilla
1 slice deli roast beef
3/4 cup shredded cheddar
5 slices pepperoni
1 bottle of sriracha (your choice of size)

*Place the tortilla on a paper towel. 
*Place the slice of roast beef in the center of the tortilla. 
*Top with the cheese, then the pepperoni.
*Drown in sriracha.
*Microwave or 30 seconds. 
*Roll up and serve.

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*If you use the paper towel to heat your sandwich and then use it as your plate, you won't have any dishes to clean when you're done.

And don't forget dinner:

Me: What do you know how to make for dinner.
College Boy: Pizza.
Me: Really, you know how to make pizza. I'm impressed. 

College Boy's Pizza
1 frozen pizza

*Remove any frozen toppings that came on the pizza that you don't like by digging them out with the tines of a fork. This will bend the fork tines and send the toppings flying across the room, this is to be expected.
*Place the pizza on a piece of tin foil and put in the oven.
*Close the oven and turn on to 450 degrees. 
*When you smell burning, the pizza is done.

*If you forget to take the pizza off of the round piece of cardboard under it the house gets really smoky.
*When putting the pizza on a piece of tin foil, make sure the tin foil piece is actually larger than the pizza or your mother will make you clean the oven. And this is not fun.

(Jalapeno) Chips off the old block, those boys of mine. Oy.

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Blueberry Lemon Crunch Cake
Printable Recipe
4 TBSP sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 (5.3 oz) blueberry yogurt
1 (5.3 oz) lemon yogurt
1 tsp lemon extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBSP baking powder
1 box (6 oz) lemonhead candies, finely crushed
6 oz blueberries, rinsed and dried
1 cup powdered sugar
3 TBSP lemon juice 

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray. Mix 4 TBSP sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle on the bottom and up the inside of the bundt pan.
*Cream the butter with the 2 cups sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the yogurts and lemon extract. Mix in the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Last, mix in the crushed candies then gently fold in the blueberries.
*Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until the center springs back to the touch. 
*Allow the cake to sit for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and remove to a serving plate. Cool completely.
*Mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice and 1 TBSP water. Drizzle over the top of the cake.


  1. LOL - thank you for a great giggle this morning! That Blueberry Lemon Crunch Cake looks scrumptious. :-)

  2. Oh, I laughed! Because the mess is at your house.

    1. Yeah, it's easier to laugh from the outside, isn't it?

  3. I love the boys recipes. Now the cereal thing was new. Interesting and creative. Chips off the ol'block.
    I should print up some of Potato May's creations or Jesse's. Jesse was always my muse and will still text me about recipes. And yes, papertowels are dishes with boys and men. W will use the same bowl to eat out of all day. Drives me batty, he says he's being helpful. LOL
    LOVE the cake but lemon and blueberry are two of my favorite things.

    1. Good to know it isn't just at my house. Maybe you should print up some of Potato May's and Jesse's creations. May be worth a laugh, for me anyway,

  4. I love peanut butter as much as the next person, but that was kind of gross, lol! Then again, I don't like chocolate for breakfast.

    The Crumb Cake looks delicious!!

    1. Yeah, it's a surprise I have any appetite at all living with these guys. But then there's that cake . . .

  5. They certainly got their culinary creativity from you! I do think men, who were once boys, who can't cook for themselves are a poor reflection on their parents. You are super Mother, you do not fail Motherhood with your sons! I love the flavors of lemon and blueberry together.

    1. You need to try this cake. It's easy and the flavors are so delicious.

  6. Good for you: Passing on the creative cooking gene. It's part of your living legacy. I love it when I go visit my son, who now has a family, and he mans the grill (yes, I know, a cliche) but takes cooking a meal on his grill seriously--and creatively. I'll have to try the blueberry crunch and bring it to him and his family on my next visit.

    1. Hope you do bring this cake along, I know he'll be impressed.

  7. Too funny! My son would love the sriracha wrap and he's in his 20's. What else can I say? I'm still trying to process blueberry bundt cake with lemonheads in it. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. Sounds like your son and mine have similar taste. Personally, I like spicy food, but I'm afraid that sandwich would burn a hole in my stomach.

  8. This made me smile because your boys, clearly, have their mother's sense of humor!!!


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