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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Sunday, September 04, 2022

Brownie and Frozen Yogurt Poppable

This is a low-sugar brownie I made. It only has 1/2 cup sugar for the 8-inch pan. It also has an avocado in it, and some low-fat yogurt in it instead of butter and eggs. It does have some cinnamon in it to give a little more sweetness. Overall, I really don't like them. It was o.k. I will try this again adding a little more sugar. 

These little frozen yogurt bites are o.k. A bit overpriced for 6 little balls.

Here is a poppable on top of the brownie. This did not work out because the brownie was soft and the frozen yogurt was hard. I should have waited for the frozen yogurt to thaw a little.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Tasty Eats

 I only have 3 tasty eats to share. It can be called 2 sandwiches and dessert.

First up is an avocado egg salad sandwich. It is two eggs. and avocado, about 1/4 cup mayo, and salt and pepper. The bread is a superfood bread from Trader Joe's.

This is an immatation lober roll. It has imitation crab meat, mayo, green onion, and salt and pepper.
I made these applesauce oatmeal bars without the applesauce. Turns out that the applesauce started to spoil, so I used cooked apples instead. Still turned out really tasty. I will have to try it again with applesauce.


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