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Friday, September 16, 2016

Fifty First Birthday

My husband turned 51 today, and of course I had to bake him a cake. This year is Vanilla cake with Buttercream frosting. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy 24th Birthday Tyler!

This year I did not check my supplies before taking on the cake decorating. I attempted to use writing gel for the writing it looked gross. So I wrote over the top of it with the Buttercream Icing. Luckily it still tasted delicious!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Oven Baked Pork Chops

I believe this recipe would have been a hit had I used a different pork chop. I believe these may have been pork loin chops. But other than that I think it had a great flavor and I look forward to trying this recipe I found on AllRecipes again.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Homemade Carrot Cake

My first attempt at carrot cake and it is amazing! It is funny that I sacrificed my baby carrots at all. I am addicted to them! I eat a pound to 2 lbs a week of baby carrots. I just snack on them through out the day nonstop. I have been eating them like this for a few years now so I know my good carrots from my bad ones. My husband went grocery shopping and he thought he was doing me a favor by purchasing "Organic" Baby Carrots. I filled my morning bowl up grabbed my coffee and headed to my craft room first bite and I had to run back to the kitchen and spit it in the trash. I went on about my business and then again another bad carrot. I decided to take my bowl back to the kitchen and toss them all from my bowl into the trash. I still had 3/4 of a 1 lb bag left I didn't want to waste them, and there is no way I can eat a carrot that tastes like old mildewy shoe leather. So they sat in my fridge for another week and then I decided to use those carrots in a carrot cake and see if they ruin the flavor of the cake. The cake turned out fantastic and the carrots did not go to waste! 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Caprese Chicken Take Two

Found this delicious recipe at ALLRECIPES! I have made a similar recipe of Caprese Chicken but I was not sure which one I had made in the past so I decided it was time to attempt a new recipe. It turned out great! I used up a leftover bag of macaroni noodles and we tossed the cooked noodles in a little olive oil added some butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese to flavor them up to go with the chicken. Mmm mmm good!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday Dinner

From our table to yours have a wonderful blessed Easter! On the menu for Aunt B's family Easter dinner is Ham, twice baked potatoes, green beans with onions and bacon, corn, deviled eggs, and bunny rolls! For dessert we will be having carrot cake! It all turned out tasting perfect with the exception of the deviled eggs, and I again put to much salt in them for my liking. 

Bunny or Gerbil Rolls?

Many of us are guilty of trying to attempt what we see on Pinterest or going around Facebook. I seen the bunny rolls and I thought they looked easy enough. Well, easier said than done when you get to the kitchen to test out the theory. I didn't have my photo to see how it was suppose to be done I went by memory. They turned out more like chubby gerbils than bunnies. Hee hee! At least the most important part, they were soft and delicious!! Who don't like fresh rolls from the oven? :D

Bunny Pancake?

I started off my Easter morning making my honey a bunny pancake! His butter nose slid off by the time I took the picture, but isn't it an awesome idea to boost up their Easter morning! 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Egg Coloring

This year my daughter colored the eggs like Pokemon characters. They are the cutest eggs I think she has made yet! So fun!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Aunt B's Homemade Potato Soup

32 oz Chicken Broth/Stock
1 large Onion Diced
6 Large or 12 small potatoes peeled, chopped into small bite size cubes
1 Tablespoon Dill
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1/2 Stick Butter
2 1/2 Cups Milk
1 Tablespoon Flour
3 Slices Cooked Bacon diced

Place Chopped Onion into pan with melted butter let cook. In separate pan place chicken stock, dill salt, pepper, milk, and let it warm up. In meantime chop potatoes and place into Chicken stock mix. Check onions when transluscent add flour mix well. When potatoes come to a boil stir in onion mixture. Add in chopped bacon. Cook till potatoes are tender. If you cooked up extra bacon you may garnish your bowl with a slice of bacon, and sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

5 Star Red Beans & Rice

One of my favorite things to do while I am surfing the internet is stop by my favorite website for foodies. The website is called You just type in the ingredient you want and a recipe comes up. In this instance, my husband wants red beans and rice, I am not a big fan of red beans and rice so I decided if I must make this I am looking for a recipe that I will like as well. Plus he cannot say I never make him red beans and rice. (Giggles)

I added an extra can of drained kidney beans to the recipe for him, and instead of 1 clove of garlic, we added 3, I doubled the oregano and since I knew my husband would want a lot of rice, I just made instant rice in the microwave for 6 servings to please my hubby's large appetite.  It was a great meal!  Next time I think I need to double the meat and stick to just two cans of beans, it would be more pleasing to my taste buds.

Do you want to try this recipe? Go to All Recipes 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Cream Cheese Mint Meltaways

Hello to you! I am am so addicted to Pinterest! I am one that likes to attempt some of the things that I find on Pinterest, whether it is recipes, or craft related. I like to try one new recipe during the holidays and after a few years of bad side dishes I decided to go for the sweets this year. What is better to try than Mint Meltaways? The recipe makes a bunch I had two cookie sheets full in my freezer until I filled this little jar up. I have 3 more jars to go so why not share them with a friend! 

For the recipe click here:Cream Cheese Meltaways

To make the decorative jar I used painters tape, Mod Podge, Martha Stewart glitter, High Gloss Sealer spray, strip of 1/4 inch felt, thin ribbon, a sponge brush, a 1 1/2 inch circle paper punch for the lid, White sticker paper ( I used vinyl), a decorative frame punch, and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine for the label