Google Amy's Cooking Adventures: October 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Addams Family Pancakes



Here we are at the last minute for Food ‘n Flix again…

This month’s flicks were hosted by Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles.  Getting into the Halloween spirit, she gave us two 90’s movie options: The Addams Family or The Addams Family Values.  And since they aired back to back on TV, I watched both!

The Addams Family was pretty good but the Addams Family Values was pure brilliance.  Wednesday Addams is my favorite character and she had a larger role in the sequel, plus the story line was hilarious.  I loved it.

But then, I realized that I was overly focused on enjoying the movie instead of food spotting, so I had very little written down.

Then I saw that IHOP had a special promo Addams family menu right now, since there is a new animated Addams Family coming out.  I remembered a breakfast scene or two in the movies (though they contained mystery meat, not pancakes), and decided to take my inspiration from IHOP and make Addams Family pancakes.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Vegan Chocolate Cookies #choctoberfest

Disclosure: I received Baking Chocolate and Cocoa Powder from Divine Chocolate in compensation for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.




Welcome to the last day of our chocolate filled #choctoberfest week!

Today’s post is sponsored by Divine Chocolate.  Divine Chocolate strives to bring joy to baking while delivering a premium chocolate product.

Divine Chocolate's baking line consists of three premium quality flavors ranging from 55% to 100% cocoa for a wide variety of delicious desserts.  Plus, Divine Chocolate baking bars are fairtrade, non-GMO, Vegan Society Certified and are made with 100% pure cocoa butter.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies #choctoberfest



Can one have too many pumpkin cookies?  I don’t think so, there’s always something new to try to keep perfecting those recipes!

I was thinking about pumpkin cookies again, especially since this month’s Fantastical Food Fight theme is Pumpkin!  I got to wondering if I’d ever made a pumpkin chocolate chip pudding cookie.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Perfect Frosted Brownies #choctoberfest


Disclosure: I received a case of powdered sugar from #Choctoberfest sponsor in compensation for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Yesterday we were talking the best chocolate recipes on the blog, to date (plus a super amazing #Choctoberfest giveaway valued at over $400!!)  Today I’d like to add another!

Today’s recipe is sponsored by Imperial Sugar.  I’ve worked with Imperial Sugar a number of times in the past, so even though they sent me their powdered sugar this time around, I’ve also used their white sugar and brown sugar on a regular basis.



Plus!  You can double your chances winning some Imperial Sugar.  Enter the #choctoberfest giveaway PLUS you can enter Imperial Sugar’s daily Scary Scramble!

So let’s talk chocolate recipes, shall we?

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Top 10 Best Chocolate Recipes #Choctoberfest #giveaway


It’s that time of year!  A celebration of all things chocolate with Choctoberfest!

Before we get to the giveaway details, let’s look the best chocolate recipes on the blog to date!

There's a little something for everyone and for every occasion!  There's a birthday cake, Valentine's drink, Christmas fudge, and even Thanksgiving treats!  

Enjoy!  And don't forget to keep scrolling to the giveaway!


























#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. I'm joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Or, simply follow any of the participating bloggers listed below. We also have some awesome sponsors, who make #Choctoberfest possible every year. Our sponsors have banded together to put together a delicious prize pack worth over $400! Here's what you get if you win! (Scroll down to enter.)


  • Candy Gift Pack from blog host Triple Chocolate Kitchen, which includes 180-pack of Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles (dark, milk, and white). Triple Chocolate Kitchen organizes #Choctoberfest, as well as posting chocolate recipes throughout the year.



  • Chocolate and Cocoa Gift Pack from Divine Chocolate, which includes a variety of high-quality fair trade chocolate bars, cocoa powder, and Divine Chocolate swag. Divine Chocolate's baking line consists of three premium quality flavors ranging from 55% to 100% cocoa for a wide variety of delicious desserts. Their chocolate products are made with 100% cocoa butter and are non-GMO and Vegan Society Certified.
  • $100 Nordic Ware Gift Card and 40 Pounds of Granulated Sugar from Imperial Sugar. They are currently hosting their annual Scary Scramble, featuring delicious fall-inspired recipes using Imperial Sugar's high-quality sweeteners. Imperial Sugar has been a kitchen staple for over 175 years!
  • Collagen Fuel™ Drink Mix Gift Pack from Primal Kitchen. The ingredients in these drink mixes help support hair, skin, and nails. Their chocolate version has organic, fair-trade cocoa and coconut milk powders, with no wheat, soy, or dairy ingredients.
  • Cracker Gift Pack from Mary's Gone Crackers. The lucky winner will get to try a variety of crackers, many of which pair well with chocolate (check their recipe page for ideas!). Mary's products are vegan, cruelty-free, and organic.
  • Fig Spread Gift Pack from Dalmatia Spreads. With flavors like sour cherry, plum, blackberry, and orange, you'll find that several of Dalmatia's fig-based spreads work well in chocolate recipes. Use as a filling for crépes, serve warm over ice cream, or spread onto toast. They even have a fig cocoa spread that uses fair trade cocoa.
  • Alkaline Water Pack from Perfect Hydration. Wash down all those delicious chocolate desserts with Perfect Hydration water. This 9.5+ pH alkaline water helps to effectively restore and rebalance the body to optimum pH levels. This water goes through a 9-stage filtration process, has no added sodium, chlorine, or fluoride, and is packaged in recyclable BPA-free bottles.
  • Kitchen Conversions Chart and Etsy Gift Card from Moonflower Mountain. Winner chooses the colors for this flower-adorned conversion chart, which makes it easy to double any recipe or convert from cups to tablespoons.


  • This is a prize pack worth over $400! Open worldwide, except where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter (21+ in some locations). One lucky winner will be drawn randomly on October 20, 2019 and contacted via email. See terms and conditions for more details.

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    Entries from spam or inactive accounts are invalid. #Choctoberfest bloggers, sponsors, and their immediate families/households are not eligible to win. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest. 

    Make sure you check out the participating bloggers to see #Choctoberfest recipes throughout the week:

      Triple Chocolate Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Labour of LifeA Little Fish in the KitchenA Southern FairytaleAmy's Cooking AdventuresAn Affair from the HeartBottom Left of the MittenBroken TeepeeBunsen Burner BakeryChampagne and CoconutsCindy's Recipes and WritingsCook with RenuCook's HideoutCookaholic WifeCrafty Cooking MamaDaily Dish RecipesDixie Chik CooksEveryday EileenFairyburgerFamily Breakfast RecipesFirst Timer CookFix Me a Little LunchFrugal & FitFun Happy HomeGet the Good Stuff!Glenda EmbreeHezzi-D's Books and CooksHow Was Your Day?I Can Cook ThatJoin Us, Pull up a ChairKaren's Kitchen StoriesKate's Recipe BoxKelly Lynn’s Sweets and TreatsLife & Medicine BlogLife on FoodLong Distance BakingLynchburg MamaMakes, Bakes and DecorMaking MiraclesMama Needs CakeMemories In The KitchenOur Good LifeOur Sutton PlacePalatable PastimeQueenslee AppétitReviewz & NewzSarah Cooks the BooksSarah's Bake StudioSeduction In The KitchenShockingly DeliciousSimple Family Crazy LifeSimply Inspired MealsSneha's RecipeStyle IslandSumptuous SpoonfulsSweet CoraliceSweet Dash of SassTake Two TapasThat RecipeThe Awesome MuseThe Beard and The BakerThe Delicious SpoonThe Food Hunter's Guide to CuisineThe Freshman CookThe Redhead BakerThe Schizo ChefThe Spiffy CookieThe Urben LifeTrampling RoseTurnips 2 TangerinesWho Needs A Cape?Wildflour's Cottage KitchenZesty South Indian Kitchen

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    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Ukrainian Scuffles (Rohalyky)



    It’s time for this month’s Eat the World Recipe Challenge, and we’re headed to Ukraine!

    This is not the first time Ukraine has been mentioned here on the blog.  Years ago, I shared my carrot cake recipe, which was given to me by my mother, which was given to her by someone’s Ukrainian grandmother.  And it is one amazing carrot cake!

    More recently, I explored my own heritage as I shared my grandma’s Easter Bread recipe.  My grandma’s family identified as Germans from Russia as the immigrated to the US.  Given that her Easter bread shares many traits of Ukrainian Easter bread variants, it is likely that her family immigrated from Ukraine, which would have been a territory of Russia (or the Soviet Union) at the time.

    For today’s recipe, I started with a simple google search for Ukrainian recipes, which led me to some unique looking cinnamon rolls (not the ones pictured here).  But the website was really low on details about the recipe and I had a lot of trouble verifying its authenticity as a Ukrainian dish.

    By then, I had cinnamon rolls on the brain, altered my search and came up with Scuffles.  As I researched further, I realized that many of the recipes for scuffles I was finding were coming from Canadian blogs and realized that arts of Canada must have significant Ukrainian ancestry (I know in my area of the US, there are portions of the populace that can trace their heritage Germany (like my family) and Norway).

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Twinkie Cupcakes


    It’s high time we shared another great cupcake recipe, don’t you think?

    One of the friends I make cupcakes for always wants to try new things and give me a new challenge.  This time around, we decided to give filled cupcakes a try with the cupcake version of everyone’s favorite treat to love to hate: twinkies!

    Sunday, October 6, 2019

    Rhubarb Breakfast Cookies



    It’s October and the garden is winding down, which means it’s time to pull up what I can and either use it or preserve it for use over the winter.  And since I’m lazy, preserving basically means chopping it up and freezing it.

    In my harvest, I found that I had a lot of rhubarb (not shocking, this is par for the course.)  But what to make?  I’d made some muffins, I’d used some in BBQ sauce, and I had no occasion for pie. 

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