Air Fryer – Pumpkin Spice Cake

I have made this particular Pumpkin Spice cakes several times as the recipe is one of the easiest I have ever found, but until today I had always cooked them in my oven. Today I tried it in the air fryer. It tasted just like it came out of the oven and was delicious. I love this recipe because it only takes 3 or 4 ingredients. Some recipes I find for this says to add two eggs and other say it is not needed. I have done it both ways. It is more moist when you add the eggs.

All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix together, then pour into a pan.

I cooked this one in a 9 inch round cake pan that fit right into my air fryer.

This is what it looked like coming out of the air fryer.

After it cooled, I dusted it with confectioners sugar.

The middle was a little more moist than I like in a cake, but no different than the texture you would get in  a pumpkin pie. It was still delicious and the hubby loved it so to me that was a success!

Air Fryer – Cinnamon Rolls

Another food item I discovered that turns out very good in the air fryer is cinnamon rolls. I buy the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in a can, arrange on the grill plate, then cook at 360 degrees for 10 minutes. If you use the smaller size cinnamon rolls, you only need to cook for 8 minutes. When the timer is down to 2 minutes I flip them over to brown the other side as well. I discovered pre-cut parchment paper that fits perfectly in my air fryer that I use when I fix these so as to avoid them sticking to the grill plate and makes it less mess to clean up.

The big can only has 5 in it!

This is at the point where I flipped them over

Ready to add icing!

Served up nicely with my eggs and bacon! A complete breakfast!

Air Fryer – Pork Loin

I finally jumped on the air fryer train. I purchased the Power XL, 1550W, 6 quart, 12-in-1 model. I didn’t realize how big it was until I took it out of the box. I almost returned it as there are only two of us to cook for, but am glad that I kept it. I was very surprised by how much you can do with this appliance and admit I am less likely to use all the functions that it has on it.

The first item I cooked was a pork loin that comes in the plastic wrap already seasoned. I removed it from the plastic, placed it on the grill plate and cooked on the air fryer setting for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. It turned out to be much more delicious than I expected. I look forward to trying more food items in the future.

What it looked like right out of the air fryer!

It was very juicy and tender!

Roasting Marshmallows on an Open Fire

One of my favorite things about fall is being able to roast marshmallows. Since we can’t have open fires in the park we live in, I decided to buy a fire pit. After much research, I decided to buy the deluxe model from Outland Living. The deluxe is identical to the standard model, but you also get the cover and carry kit with it, which is a plus for keeping rain out and makes it easier to carry and store when not in use.

The firepit is lightweight and uses propane. You can attach it to the small green bottles or a big one. We bought a splitter and have it attached to the same bottle our gas grill works off of. Set up is easy. It comes with the stones and the directions tell you how to assemble and it gives you extra rock as well. I love the warmth it provides on chilly nights and love that I can roast marshmallows and wieners anytime I want.

It took a few days before we actually used it, but use it we did for the first couple weeks we had it. Don’t get me wrong we still use it, just not as much!


All set up and ready to use!


I love mine to be burnt! The more the better!!!

More burnt than the last one!!!! YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY!