Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cups and Saucers

I don't know what it is about tea cups, but I am drawn to them. I don't collect them, but I admire looking at them. I know much about these except that they are at least 50 years old and not complete.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Stuffed Mushrooms

My husband had made up this huge stuffed portabella mushroom. It has​ crab, pesto, and cheese on top.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Amped Box Mac and Cheese

Search the internet and you will find many interesting ways to add some new life to boxed Mac and Cheese. Now granted, I love the blue boxed stuff just as much as the next person. However I wanted to spice things up by adding a homemade cheese sauce and a little bit of taco seasoning.
So while my noodles were boiling, I made a rue and about a cup or two of Mexican blended cheese and a half teaspoon of Trader Joe's taco seasoning. I had found that the Trader Joe's taco seasoning is really spicy.

So go ahead and get creative with a box of Mac and Cheese.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

This morning I made Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts. This is a Food Network recipe by Ina Garten.

I was reminded why I don't made baked doughnuts often. The doughnuts stick to my pan, even after I greased them. I even tried to grease and flour the pans like you do for cakes.

This recipe does make a lot. There is only three people that live in our house. They might not get eaten before these go stale.

These doughnuts are delicious, but coat the doughnuts in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. It makes all the difference.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

These delicious cookie recipe is found on the back of the #hershey Sea Salt Caramel Chips bag.

I love this cookie, I am a sucker for salted caramel. This recipe is found on Hershey's web site and can be found here.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine , softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz, pkg.) HERSHEY'S Sea Salt Caramel Flavored Baking Chips


  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  • 2. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into butter mixture, blending well. Stir in caramel chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookie is set. Do not over bake. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
I really do like the chocolate cookie base and may use this base for other for other chips.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Pumpkin Everything

It is that time of year were pumpkin flavors are emerging. A trip at Trader Joe's reviled a variety of pumpkin flavored products. We saw pumpkin flavored beer, tortilla chips, pumpkin butter, cereal bars, toaster pastries, and I am sure there are more products. We bought the cereal bars and the toaster pastries.

I had the pastries for breakfast, it was ok. I think I would rather stick with pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Macaroni With Tomato Cheese Sauce

This recipe had come out of a vintage cook book that had once belonged to my mother-in-law
The recipe is found on page 255

This recipe caught my when I was browsing through the book.  This recipe contains:
8 ounces of cooked macaroni
1 can of condensed tomato soup
1/2 milk
1/2 t celery seed
1/2 t salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 T buttered bread crumbs. (I added 2 T of bread crumbs to 2 T of melted butter)

Heat the soup, milk, seasonings, and 1 1/2 cups of cheese over low heat until the cheese is melted. add it to the cooked noodles. Put the noodle mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese and the buttered bread crumbs. Bake in 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

So I had about 1 pound of Velveeta, I used that and a 1/2 cup of shredded cheese in my sauce. It is really good and I will likely make this again.

What I found odd about this book is that there are laundry tips at the back of the book.

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