Sunday, January 08, 2023

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

 I have frozen bananas, I have frozen mixed berries, let's add in some healthy stuff like flax seed, and finally some peanut butter for protein.

We may add in some chocolate for good measure. I usually make nice cream with frozen bananas and peanut butter (Yum!). I occasionally add chocolate. I added other stuff this time for a smoothie bowl.

I added some frozen bananas, frozen mixed berries, 1/4 cup peanut butter, about 2 T flax seed, 2 T cocoa powder, and 8 oz milk. Blend it until smooth.

I added it to a bowl, it would have looked prettier if I had fresh berries, but the chocolate chips did give it a nice touch. I liked it. Chocolate was the predominating flavor. I was impressed with what I had produced.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Tasty Eats Christmas Edition

 I really have been neglecting this blog, my last post was from Thanksgiving. Thank God that my husband is getting better and was able to cook for Christmas. First up are the sweet treats I made, toffee squares and chocolate-covered peanuts. Both covered is chopped walnuts.

I also made some raspberry Jello cookies based on a previous Jello cookie recipe I have done before.
My husband has been making Chex mix.

I made French toast Christmas Eve using Brioche bread from Trader joes. My stepson made a tasty ham dinner on Christmas Eve. I, unfortunately, did not get a photo.

On Christmas morning, my husband made a casserole.
We had prime rib.
Here are the sides, candied yams, cherry fluff, and a creamed corn casserole.
For dessert, we just bought an Oreo ice cream log.

We of course, had leftovers, here are some of the leftover dishes: An egg noodle dish with the leftover prime rib, a ramen dish with the ham, and mac and cheese with the ham.

I hope you all had a happy holiday and have a happy new year!

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Cooking My First Thanksgiving Meal

 Yesterday, I cooked a Thanksgiving meal for the first time (at least s far as I could remember). Usually, my husband does the cooking, but he just had back surgery and is unable to cook.

I did not make turkey, I did ham. Along with the ham, I made green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, cornbread, and Stove Top stuffing.

For lunch, I made up some brown and serve rolls to use as sliders for the turkey lunch meat, cheese, and a pickle.

I had an avocado, so I added mayo, apple cider vinegar, and spices to make a dip/sauce.

My husband is still in a rehab facility recovering from back surgery, I did get to spring him for the day. He did enjoy his time with the family and everyone enjoyed the food.

I did make a video about my Thanksgiving experience, so I do hope you get a chance to check it out:

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies with Reeses Pieces

 I hope you are already intrigued by the title, My son had a birthday recently and requested brownies with Reeses Pieces in them. I was originally going to make this recipe, which is a very good brownie recipe, However, I found the peanut butter cheesecake brownie recipe on the box of Baker's chocolate and I knew I had to make it.

To make these brownies you will need:
4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate - broken into smaller pieces.
3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups of sugar (divided)
5 eggs (divided)
1 cup of flour
8-ounce package of cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter.
4 ounces of Reeses Pieces

Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with foil and grease with cooking spray,
Melt the chocolate and the butter. I did this in a large microwave-safe glass bowl to make the brownies. Mix in the flour, 2 cups of sugar, and 4 eggs. Fold in some of the Reeses Pieces.

In the meantime, mix the cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 egg.

Pour the brownie mix into the prepared pan. Dollop the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie mixture

Friday, November 04, 2022

Food Shorts

 Do you enjoy a good Short? Whether it is found on Tik Tok, YouTube, or another platform I am not aware? 

I recently did some food shorts recently on YouTube and I will show them all from least popular to most popular,

First at only 6 views as of November 4, 2022
Cinnamon Sugar Toast. This was disappointing, what is not to love about cinnamon and sugar on butter toast. Delicious and simple.

Next, with only 16 views, Turkey Meatballs. I get it. Probably doesn't sound appetizing, but it was delicious.

Next at 26 views, I Had a Veggie Burger at Culver's. What I liked about this burger is that it was a veggie burger and not a soy burger trying to look and taste like a real burger. If you are going to be a veggie burger, then look like and taste like a veggie burger. The one at Culver's was tasty.

Next at 156 views, Chocolate Croissant from Panera Bread. My husband and I had Panera Bread for dinner and I brought home a chocolate croissant for breakfast the next day. it was delicious.

Next at 696 views, Pop Tart Bites. My son bought these for me while we were at the convenience store.

Finally, at 3.4K views, IHOP Breakfast. My husband and I had breakfast after my husband had a doctor's appointment he had to fast for. I had a ham and egg melt and buttermilk pancake on the side.

I don't know the secret of getting views on a short, but I am bound to make more food shorts.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Tortilla

 I feel like I am phoning it in with this post. I have been go, go, go on my YouTube channel and this blog has been put to the wayside along with the cat blog.

However, I had to try out this simple snack of peanut butter and chocolate chips on a tortilla. I saw this on a YouTube video.

So simple, yet so delicious.

On a side note, I thought I would share my carrot harvest. It did not turn out well. I did have some interesting shapes.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Made Concha For The First Time


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Back to why we are here.

So how did we decide on making a Mexican sweet bread without never having even eaten one? My son and I saw some prepackaged ones in the store and thought to ourselves, we can make this from scratch. My son Google for a recipe and found this one.

Authentic Mexican Concha Recipe - Mexico in my Kitchen

Like I said, we have never had one so we were not sure how it was supposed to turn out.  So it is a roll with a shortening, powdered sugar topping on top. You have to option make a chocolate topping.

 I decided to make the dough portion in my bread machine. This might not be a wise decision.    I thought it turn out a little tough, but it was tasty.  The dough did not seem to double its size. It might need more time to rise. The topping comes off a little too. You are supposed to put on some shortening on top of the roll before putting on the topping. I had my grandson help me, so he might not have put enough shortening on some of the rolls.

If we try this again, I will not use my bread machine. I will also make it will the chocolate topping.

Maybe we will buy some of the prepackaged ones to get an idea of how they are supposed to be.

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