Desserts, Recipes

Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Friday was the first day of Fall, and Heritage Schoolhouse is joining us this weekend with her Pumpkin Oat Muffins! A great recipe for the new Fall weekend!

Pumpkin Oat Muffins

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Pumpkin Oat Muffins
12 servings


1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 cup oats
for topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon oats
1 tablespoon butter


Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

In separate bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, milk and oil.

Then, add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.

Stir in oats.

Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Combine brown sugar, flour and oats, cut in butter. Sprinkle over muffins.

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Thank you Heritage Schoolhouse! 

Dinners, Recipes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

The mornings are getting cooler and it feels like fall is coming! I love a good pot roast recipe to slow cook all day in the fall. I found this recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit, and it’s now one of my favorites! The flavor is SO good.


Slow Cooker Pot Roast


3 pounds Chuck Roast

1 large Onion, sliced

4 Cloves garlic, chopped

1 c. Beef broth

1/2 c. Balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp Soy sauce

2 tbsp Brown sugar

1 package Baby carrots


  1. Mix the sauces, garlic, and brown sugar in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Place chuck roast in slow cooker, and then pour the sauce mixture over the meat.
  3. Place the carrots and onions on top. Sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 3-5 hours.

Serve with warm rolls and a side salad. Enjoy!!


Dinners, Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Delicious

A friend gave me this recipe years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. I recently started Slow Cooker Saturdays to ease weekend cooking. This recipe is super easy and delicious!

Slow Cooker Chicken Delicious



6 Boneless skinless chicken breasts

Cream of Asparagus

Cream of Chicken

1/2 c. Apple Juice or White Wine

1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese

Chopped green onions

Dash of Salt and pepper


  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken breasts, then place them in a slow cooker, with the cream of asparagus, cream of chicken, and apple juice (or white wine).
  2. Let chicken slow cook for 4-6 hours.
  3. Serve over rice with Parmesan cheese and chopped green onions sprinkled on top.
  4. Enjoy!
Recipes, Soups & Sandwiches

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

New recipe from Heritage Schoolhouse: Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

You will need –
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound cooked chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
handful of fresh spinach, chopped
1 package of gnocchi (potato pasta)
Heat butter and oil in a saucepan.
Saute onion, garlic and celery for several minutes.
Add flour and stir.
Add half and half and broth and bring to a boil.
Stir until mixture begins to thicken.
Add seasonings, chicken, spinach and gnocchi.
Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip

If you’ve ever been to Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant you know they bring out this yummy jalapeno ranch dip as soon as you sit down, with a basket of fresh chips.

Now you can whip it up and enjoy at home! Serve it with any veggie or drizzle it in a sandwich or over tacos. Heritage Schoolhouse is here with the recipe.


Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip


1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 c. pickled Jalapenos
1/4 tsp. Onion powder
1/2 c. Mayonnaise
1/3 c. Salsa
1/4 Black pepper
1/4 Salt
1/2 c. Sour cream
1/2 c. Buttermilk
Mix all ingredients in a food processor, process until smooth. Enjoy!