Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cucumber Lemonade

Where I work there is a garden on site. I personally don't have a garden spot, but occasionally someone leaves out fresh produce for others to have. Today I took home a cucumber and made cucumber lemonade.

The recipe link can be found here:

What I did was made it low/no calorie by substituting Sweet N Low for the 1/2 sugar (12 packets). I also didn't have any fresh lemons, but I did have lemon juice. So I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
I does take some effort to make this up, but it turned out great.

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Today is my daughter's wedding. It is going to be a simple wedding at the park. She is making her own cake. Since it is outside, she researched for a frosting that would hold up to high temperature, in case it was going to be a hot day. She found that fondant was an option. She made a marshmallow fondant.

She is going to have chocolate, lemon, and white cake.

So I had to try to make roses with some of the leftover fondant.
I found a You Tube video and made my first attempt at a fondant rose.

It turned out ok. There won't be any roses on the cake, it will just have hearts.

Friday, July 15, 2016


I generally don't make a lot of pies, but I found myself making a peach one this past weekend.

I think I will make another one soon. I found a chocolate pie recipe among my mother -in-law 's recipe box.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Chilli and Burritos

My son was in the mood to make some chilli and burritos.  The burritos have refried beans, instant taco rice, ground beef with corn and taco seasoning , and topped off with cheese and sour cream. I make frozen burritos with the leftover ingredients.

The chili is more of a chili mac.  It is partially based off a vintage recipe I found in my mother-in-law's recipe box. The noodles have eggs and milk mixed in with the chili on top. I don't think I will do this again as it like having scrambled eggs in with the noodles. It was still delicious

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Red Velvet Cheese Cake Bars

The concept was amazing. Red velvet brownies with a cheese cake marble going through it. Unfortunately it didn't go as planned.

I only got a thin layer of cheese cake.
Still delicious.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Zucchini Meatballs

I an not sure if I am a fan of the zucchini meatballs I made yesterday. I found a recipe for the meatballs are I wanted to try it out. It turned out OK, but I am not sure if I will make them again.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Our son gave us some really ripe bananas, so I made banana bars and banana bread.
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