Coca-Cola Roast

Coca-Cola Roast

Hello again, it has been a long while since my last post. I have defiantly been slacking in the blogging department. I would say sorry, but I’m not sorry. This little cutie has been keeping me very busy these days. Madeline is now two and a half years old going on thirteen. Between her climbing on everything in sight, throwing daily tantrums, potty training, and not to mention our three humongous dogs running around, there is never a dull moment. But I wouldn’t change a thing πŸ˜‰

Onto the purpose of this post, my “Coca Cola Roast” recipe

To jump back into the blogging groove I thought why not start with a recipe post. Not just any recipe, but one of mine and my husbands favorites. It’s a roast that only calls for a handful of ingredients, and is super easy to make.Β  I even debated on calling this post “The Best, Easiest, Yummiest, Fool-Proof Roast Ever” because… well…it is, but instead I settled for a shorter title. πŸ™‚

It is a fun take on my mom’s, mother in-law’s, and the pioneer woman’s recipe all combined. All three ladies are amazing cooks. To explain how easy this recipe really is, I need give a bit of back story on all my roast mishaps (I know your thinking how can anyone possibly mess up a roast) well.. trust me it’s possible. I have always enjoyed cooking but for some reason roast has never been my forte. From the correct cut of meat, to using the right spices, and the different ways to cook a roast, things can go terribly wrong.Β  I have over-cooked them, burned them, and just plain made them taste terrible. So I am pretty excited to have found a fool proof roast that even I can’t mess up. πŸ™‚

Ingredients & Instructions are all below

 

What you will need:
 About a 2 1/2 lb. Beef Chuck Roast
 1 bottle of Coca Cola (Pepsi works well too)
 1 big diced yellow onion
2 cups of baby carrots
 1 tbl of garlic powder
2 tsp of salt 
2 tsp of pepper 
1 tbl of onion powder
 2 tbls of olive oil
5 to 6 small potatoes diced up (optional)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees

1.Using a dutch oven (this is key) heat on the stove top on medium-high heat. Add 1 tbl of olive oil and your chopped onions. Let them cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on medium high heat while stirring them occasionally. Then take the onions out and set aside.

2. Next add the baby carrots into the dutch oven, cooking them on medium high heat for 1 to 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Then take out and set aside with the onions. This coats the pan with a little extra flavor. The first two steps are completely optional.

3. Add in the other tbl of olive oil into the pan.

Time for the seasoning. Mix all your seasonings, together in a small bowl. Then equally distribute the mix onto each side of the roast. Then put your roast into the dutch oven, and cook each side for a full minute on medium high heat. This helps lock in all that flavor.

4. Add your carrots and onions back into the dutch oven on top of your roast. Then pour in the entire bottle of Coca Cola.

5. Pop the lid on top and stick in the oven. You’ll cook it for 6 to 7 hours.

6. If you decide to add potatoes, cut them fairly small and then add them in with your roast when there is about 4 hours left of cooking time. This is so they’re nice and soft when it’s time to serve.

After 6 to 7 hours on 250 degree in the oven you’ll have a perfectly tender, flavorful roast, ready to fed the entire family.

That’s it!! Hope you enjoyed this awesome recipe, let me know if you decide to try it out, or send me a comment below if you have any great cooking tips you’d like to share. I love hearing from y’all.

As always thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚Β  And have a great rest of your week!!

Caitlin

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Happy Wednesday!!

As Mother’s day quickly approaches I wanted to put together some cute gift ideas, for all the mom’s out there. Now that I am a mom myself, mother’s day has taking on a whole new meaning. Typically I would love to do a bunch of fun things with my family on that day, but this year all I truly want is a long, and relaxing… nap. πŸ™‚ I know I am not alone with this, I think all the mommies out there know how valuable sleep becomes after you have a children. So any added gifts that day will be icing on the cake.

In my little gift guide, I included some sentimental pieces, as well as some fun girlie gift ideas. I included my favorites from makeup, perfume, and an engravable charm that I bought for both my mother and mother in-law. I’m also very partial to the James Avery initial ring because I have it with my daughter’s initial “M” and I wear it everyday. πŸ™‚

Β Enough rambling, onto more important things, the shopping

All the items above are linked below.

1.Rose Gold Glitter Phone Case

2. James Avery Initial Ring

3. Make up Bag

4. Kendra Scott Bracelet

5. Baies Scented Candle

6. Engravable Charm

7. Too Faced Eye Shadow Palette

8. “Ain’t No Hood Like Motherhood” Tank Top

9. Perfume Set

10. Tote

Thanks for stopping by!! Let me know which one is your favorite.

Happy Shopping!

Caitlin
XOXO

Easter Cupcakes

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend! Nothing like a little family gathering with food and festivities to make for a great holiday. For my food contribution this time around, I wanted toΒ  bring a sweet treat for everyone. It was my first time ever making cupcakes from scratch, and I have to say it was a little bit of trial and error at first, but I finally found the best recipe. If you love a moist vanilla cupcakeΒ  and buttercream icing, then this is for you. I thought I’d share this recipe I found and a cute topping idea keeping with the Easter theme. Nothing like a festive cupcake to make Easter a little sweeter πŸ™‚

Cupcakes:This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/2 cup of flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs (slightly beaten)

2/3 cup of sugar

1 1/2 sticks of butter (softened)

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup of milk

 

Instructions:

Line your muffin tin with cupcake liners. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then mix eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and butter in a separate bowl. Then add your liquid mixture into your dry ingredients. Mix all together using a mixer for a smooth consistency. Pour cupcake mixture into each cupcake liner equally. Cook in the stove on 350 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes.

Icing:

3cups of powdered sugar

1/2 cup of butter

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 Tbl of milk

 

Nest Topper:

Kit Kat (crushed up)

Mighty Malts Mini Eggs

 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl using a mixer.Β  Then add desired amount of icing onto cupcakes once cooled. Then top with Kit Kats and Mini Malt eggs. πŸ™‚ Cupcake recipe from food network, and icing recipe from Betty Crocker. Thanks for stopping by!!

Caitlin