Sunday, December 30, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Who doesn't love cheesecake? Ok, hard to believe, but there are some people who don't but I don't know many people who would turn it down. In most cases, you say cheesecake and people start to get weak in the knees and almost get that Homer Simpson dreaming of donuts look. The other observation I have made with people loving cheesecake is that they love all different kinds of toppings. How about your next gathering serving up a batch of these delicious quick and easy no bake individual cheesecakes and let your guests top their own with a variety of toppings to choose from?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Candy Quik on how to make cake pops. My other favorite tutorial is Hungry Happenings tutorial on chocolate By giving you this information from my peers, I can go into making a lovely display for your cake pops or anything on a lollipop stick.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I don't know if you have the same opinion of cut out cookies as I did but they were not my favorite thing to make. What a hassle. Make the dough, refrigerate, roll out hard stiff dough and is not uniform in thickness. Well, not any more! I found the "Tidy Mom" way and it changed my opinion of making cut out cookies forever!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I love fried eggs, but in my house, fried eggs are a lot like snowflakes, no two are alike. Problem solved!!! Again, I was "thumbing" through Pinterest and found a blog where a wide mouth canning ring was used to make the perfect fried egg. Low and behold, it worked!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I was at a friends house and she had served roast beef and gravy. The gravy was unbelievable, I could have just drank the gravy it was so good. I asked her how she made her gravy and she laughed at me. She showed me that it was a brown gravy mix with a secret ingredient. "What could this secret ingredient be?" I thought to myself, I need to know. After a little prodding, I wriggled it out of her. Balsamic vinegar. Huh? How could that be? I didn't believe her, I thought that she was pulling my leg. So the next time I made a package of brown gravy, I tried a little balsamic vinegar and low and behold, she was right. I had to experiment with it a little and found the formula to be this:
1 package of brown gravy mix (prepared as directed) + 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.
Sounds odd, but nobody will believe you that you are serving them brown gravy mix from a package. Or, they will want your recipe. It will be up to you if you want to dilvulge the secret. It could be just between you and me.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Ahhhhhh, fall is in the air! I love the look and smells of fall. Here in the Pacific Northwest the trees leaves are starting to turn from green to the reds and yellows. Each and every September I get the uncontrollable craving for pumpkin dishes. Among my favorites are these easy pumpkin spice cookies. They are so simple to make and just four ingredients (which I like) for the cookies and you can use a tub of premade frosting for the top but don't forget to lightly sprinkle with nutmeg. The cookies are so soft and moist and people request these from me each fall as if we cannot start the season without them. I use the double recipe because, a) they go quickly, and, b) it uses a whole can of pumpkin and if you use vanilla frosting in the tub, it uses one whole tub so there are no leftovers. I hope you give them a try.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Who else out there has the same phobia piping onto a cake? I found a picture on Pinterest that wasn't cake related but you could see the light bulb turn on over my head! The picture showed drawing onto styrofoam (click here for blog) and I remembered in my Wilton class using piping gel in reverse print to mark your cake for piping.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
This is my favorite coleslaw. I usually eat it all week and still am not tired of eating it. I only dress the portion that I am eating. The salad needs to be crisp and when you put the dressing on it the cabbage goes limp by the next day. If you are going to serve this at a party, dress the salad just prior to serving. My favorite dinner is this salad and a turkey burger. I found this recipe in a Food Network Magazine by Tyler Florence but changed the cabbage from Savoy to Napa. The salad dressing is pretty thick and would also make a good chip dip (guilty, I have done it). It is very refreshing and everywhere I have served this coleslaw people rave about it.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls so I decided to try a lemon cake mix (I love just about anything lemon). I pondered on what to put in the middle as cinnamon filling on a lemon flavored roll did not sound appealing. And then it clicked, lemonade drink mix sounded real good!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make and had to purchase the book to find out how to make these adorable cupcakes. I attempted to follow the instructions but got confused about the piping bag and had problems with the marshmallows. So, still wanting to accomplish making a scruffy dog cupcake, this is what I came up with. My daughter has a special request to come up with a version of her dog Stewie (chiweenie), I will be giving this one quite a bit of thought.