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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Manicotti Tonight

A delicious family favorite! Stuffed Manicotti noodles with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and italian seasonings with a wonderful meaty Italian sauce. It tastes amazing! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Tabitha

Duncan Hines Strawberry cake mix, with two containers of the Duncan Hines Strawberries and Cream icing using a 1M tip and an icing decorator bag. Very easy to create! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Oh my goodness what a delightful surprise! Our son Brian and his wife Chantel had a special delivery sent to me from Sherries Berries! And Wow! These are amazing! I must say I highly recommend them! Thank you so much you two, you made my day!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Italian Easter Bread

Since finding out my husband is Sicialian I have tried to find recipes that we can try. I had never made Italian Easter Bread and from my research it is a family tradition in many Italian families to make this bread every Easter, and to give to friends. I had to see what all of the fuss is about since I love using my bread machine. And WOW! This bread is the perfect texture! I had to remove mine from oven about 10 minutes early and it was melt in your mouth perfect. The glaze recipe needs to be doubled in my opinion. That is a little mental note to myself for when I make it next! :D The eggs are colored while raw, and then baked in the bread, photo in bottom left shows texture of the egg, it is still very good to eat.  Great Recipe from

Happy Easter

These are raw eggs that I have colored today for a special recipe. Also the Easter Egg dye kit says it comes with six color tablets, and it only comes with five. Not sure where my husband picked it up at, I usually get Paas. I just mixed red and blue and had a shade similar to purple and they really surprised me with their vibrant colors.

Italian Bites

Saturday night I made Baked Rigatoni, I still had just a dab of meat sauce left over so I saved it for this little treat. Italian bread topped with Italian cheeses, Italian sausage and beef sauce, topped with more cheeses! A very nice afternoon snack on Easter Sunday!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easter Candy Baskets

Today I whipped up another tasty treat, a handmade Easter Candy basket. I figured I could share with all my cooking friends since it consists of some edibles. ;)  I crocheted both baskets and eventually I will find a pattern for an Easter basket large enough for my sweet tooth! 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay so I cheated a little here. I used cookie dough from the local Papa Murphy's Pizza with my small stainless steel scoop. It made the cutest little cookies that reminded me of some my Grandma Georgia Dessie use to keep in her cookie jar. Although her cookies were store bought these turned out the same size! It is so fun to have tiny little cookies to snack on, feels like your saving calories! ;)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Oatmeal Cookies

Okay so my recipe called for 3 cups of oats. No one in my family ever touches the oats so I knew I had to have a whole full thing of Quaker Oats. I start mixing it all up, and I come to the end where I need to add in the oats. What's this? I have 1 1/2 cups of oats, that's it? Yikes! I tossed what I had in the mix and baked them using my medium stainless steel scoop to drop them on my baking sheet. When you have a sweet tooth and not enough oats it still works! :)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sugar Bunny

I did not make the food in this Sugar Bunny, however I did make the bunny and it has tootsie rolls in each hair roller, so because of that I felt it deserved a place on my cooking blog. :)