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Thursday, January 27, 2011

1st Daring Baker's Challenge

Received my first Daring Cooks Baking Challenge! So Excited! It looks like something my family will love! I can't tell you what it is till the reveal date on February 24th! Keep your eyes open!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prepping for my 1st Daring Cook Challenge



This is my first challenge. Do I dare say I am scared to death! Daring cook to say the least! Wow what a first challenge! It sounds interesting, I have never eaten or tried anything like this. When I mentioned to my husband that I joined a cooking challenge I seen his face actually light up, not kidding. Wink I wanted to learn some thing new and why not jump in with both feet! Even if the knees are knocking. I am looking forward to this challenge!! I need to go read my challenge recipe all again, maybe a few times and do my research. I cannot share with you, my readers, the recipe until after the challenge has been completed by everyone. I believe that date is February 14th. Stay posted for pictures of my new Daring Cooking!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Need a DELICIOUS cake? Swedish Nut Cake



Swedish Nut Cake 
~from the kitchen of my mother

A family tradition for over 40 years!




Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What's For Dinner? Oriental Surprise

1 1/2 lbs ground beef cooked and drained
1 med onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
Add these to the beef.
Pour in 1 can cream mushroom soup plus 1 can water.
1/4 tsp.  celery salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 T. Soy sauce
Simmer together while cooking rice. Either mix together or pour on top of rice. Serve.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Joined the Daring Kitchen!


December 31st, 2010
New Years Eve I joined an online group called 
 At The Daring Kitchen recipes are posted monthly to try. In order to be a a member of their site you have to participate in 8 out of 12 months of challenges. I thought it would be a great way for me to learn more in the kitchen. When I married 17 years ago I really did not know how to cook a whole heck of a lot of things. I have managed through the years learning recipes, trying new ones, but I have always wanted to challenge myself more in the kitchen. I joined the Pampered Chef and quit twice. I am looking forward to the challenges The Daring Kitchen places before me.

Lasagna!!
Grillin' Ribs
Brisket



10-10-10
We discovered this breakfast from Jimmy's Egg. It is called Biscuit Debris. My hubby wanted to make it ourselves at home since it always had some sort of a weird wang to it at the restaurant or I would have liked it better. The homemade version was absolutely delicious! There was no way possible to eat this plateful my hubby loaded me down with.

August 2010
Homemade Banana Nut Bread

July 2010
Homemade Cherry Pie

Feb 2010
Home made Valentines treats for my family 

Thanksgiving 2009

Leftover Turkey at Thanksgiving? My first ever Turkey Pot Pie. Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!

Dutch Oven Cooking


Okay, so I am definitely no Annie Oakley, not a  Lewis & Clark either. I don't know which one them cooked but my version of Pineapple Upside down cake in the Dutch Oven just didn't have that yummy goodness flavor I was going for, It could have had something to do with the fact that it was charred on top.  Not to mention I don't like the flavor of cooked Pineapple's. But I wanted to get some practice in the DO before we went camping again. And once it was cleaned up it was placed back in it's cubby hole to try again at another time.


When all else fails in the DO,  I can always make a darn good Pizza!



Yeast

My attempt at making Pretzels. 

Christmas Sweets


Homemade Christmas goodies!