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Peanut Butter Pound Cake

This recipe is from my grandmother.  She passed away last year and I had heard stories of this cake and my mom was kind enough to share it with me.  It was so good!  We loved it.  It would have only been better if I could have shared a piece with her.

Peanut Butter Pound Cake
Courtesy of {Mallie Shockley}

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 box yellow cake mix
1 small box vanilla instant pudding
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup water
1 Tbl vanilla

1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Tbl vanilla
1 box confectioners sugar
3-4 Tbl milk

Preheat oven to 350°F
In a large bowl blend butter and peanut butter together
Add the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and vanilla
Batter will be thick
Place batter in a greased bundt pan smoothing the top
Bake for 50-60 minutes
Cool completely

For Icing
In a bowl blend together butter and peanut butter
Stir in vanilla and confectioners sugar
Icing will be thick
Add milk 1 Tbl at a time until desired consistency

Crockpot Chicken Gyros

A few years ago (ok...more than a few) my parents took me and my husband to their favorite little Italian place in Virginia and they recommended their Gyros.  It was my first time trying one, and since then I have been obsessed.  They are such a yummy fresh mix of flavors.  So I finally got brave and decided to make them at home.  Turns out they are not difficult to make at all!

Crockpot Chicken Gyros

3-4 Chicken Breasts
1 bottle Girard's Greek Feta Vinaigrette

Greek Pita Wraps

Suggested Toppings
Tzatziki Sauce
Sliced Cucumber
Diced Tomato
Red Onion
Black Olives
Sliced Romaine lettuce
Crumbled Feta Cheese

Tzatziki Sauce
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 heaping Tbl cucumber (peeled, seeded and shredded)
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of black pepper

Place chicken and vinaigrette in the crockpot
Cook on high for 3 hours
Remove chicken and cut into chunks
Remove excess vinaigrette from crockpot reserving 2-3 Tbl