Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Cinnamon Cookies

Today I made Cinnamon Cookies out of a cookie book I got while I was in Germany. Where I work they are celebrating diversity. There is a pot luck that encouraged to bring an international dish or a dish that is traditional to you. I thought about making chocolate chip cookies because it was a cookie that make throughout my entire life. But I decided to make a cookie I never made before. So I pulled put the German cookie book and found a recipe that was easy enough to make and that I had all the ingredients. The cinnamon sugar cookie did not had a lot of sugar and a ton of butter. So in the end it tasted like a baked pie crust with cinnamon and sugar. So it was pretty good. I like baked pie crust with cinnamon and sugar. I may make this again.


 So you can see below, I had to weigh all my ingredients.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Veggie Alfredo Pasta

 I was inspired to make this dish while shopping with my husband. We were coming up with dinner plans for over Memorial Day weekend. We were looking in the freezer section and was going to buy a microwave pasta veggie as a side to barbeque chicken. Then I suggested that we make our own version. I was thinking that it was going to be overall cheaper. It was easy to make. Boiled the pasta, added the frozen veggies with the pasta during the last few minutes of the pasta cooking. Drained the pasta and the veggies, put them back in the pot and added a jar of alfredo sauce. Just have the pot over medium to low heat until the entire dish is heated up and serve.

So it turned out that this dish will was more pasta a sauce than veggie. I also have a lot left over, since there is only three of us at home. This dish could easily be adjusted.  Use whatever pasta, sauce or veggies. Maybe even add a protein.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Tasty Eats

 It has been a while since I share a bunch of tasty eats that I have made. The first dish is pound cake, strawberries, and home made strawberry ice cream. The ice cream recipe is a Keto recipe I found on Pinterest. My version would not be that Keto friendly since I used sugar instead of a sugar substitute suggested in the recipe. I would consider it Vegan since I used all plant based ingredients.
 This is beef stroganoff with homemade egg noodles. The stroganoff recipe came out of my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. The egg noodle recipe I believe came out of James Beard cook book I have.  I don't know were the book is anymore, but I still know the recipe. It is 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 eggs, and a little salt. I sometimes add a little olive oil.. If you have seen pasta made before, you might know you put a mound of flour on the counter and make a well in the center. Put the eggs in the well and start stirring until all the flour is incorporated in. Kneed the dough (and it will be stiff) for about 10 minutes. The dough rest for at least 30 minutes. I usually let it rest for a few hours. make pasta with pasta machine.
 My son usually take me out to eat, this occasion was at Chipotle

 I found a suitable flat bread recipe on Pinterest. I was in the mood to make flat bread pizza.
 Here is the flat bread cheese pizza topped with sauce and cheese. I wrapped it in saran wrap and put into a freezer bag to bake at a later date.
Finally I have cupcakes I made with my granddaughter.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sweet Cream Ice Cream

I have a Kitchen Aid Attachment that churns ice cream. Knowing fully well that I already had a vanilla ice cream recipe on this blog, I had search Pinterest to find another recipe to try.

I had found a Cold Sweet Cream recipe and it was delicious. One of the best parts of this recipe is that I did not have to deal with the eggs to make the custard. I have to admit, this is likely going to be my go to recipe for vanilla ice cream

Friday, February 22, 2019

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites have become a breakfast staple for me. I made these based on a You Tube video. Most people might use these as a snack, and it would be a good snack, but I make these as my breakfast. There is healthy stuff in it like peanut butter, oatmeal, and flax seed/ chia seed.  To make these I use about 1/4 cup of peanut butter, oatmeal, and flax seed. Add about 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup. I also add in about a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips. Mix everything together. You should be able to form into a ball. It might be a little sticky. I keep them in the refrigerator. I am still tweaking with this recipe, and so can you. You can use whatever mix in something else besides chocolate chips. the next batch will have Heath toffee chips in it.

Friday, February 15, 2019

It Was the Worst

I wish I had good things to say about the microwave flax and chia seed muffin. Granted that some of it was my fault. I altered the spices, and I should also of used ground flax seed. I had had used a chia seed and flax seed mix. It looked cool, but the texture was a dry sponge and it did not taste good at all.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

New Year's Breakfast - Quick Cinnamon Rolls

For New Year's day I made up these cinnamon rolls for my husband and myself. Do you know what is great about these particular rolls? It is a small batch and made up in about an hour.  I initially went to Pinterest to find a small batch recipe of cinnamon rolls, I got rewarded with not only a small batch recipe but on that is quick. There are days that you want to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast, but don't want to wait until lunch to eat them. This is now my favorite recipe for cinnamon rolls and you can find them here on Pinterest.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Improvised Stir Fry Rice

It did not suck!
This dish has rice scrambled eggs, rice, carrot, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, peanuts, and ginger. I love peanut butter. period. I had to do a little searching to find a Thai peanut sauce recipe. I found a simple recipe, but I did not have sesame oil. It turned out good for something I just whipped up. I wish I had sesame oil, I did feel it was missing something. All I did was cook up the rice, mix 1T peanut butter, 1T brown sugar, 2T soy sauce, and a little ground ginger together in a bowl, scrambled an egg in the fry pan, added shredded carrot, the sauce, and some peanuts. This is something I would try to make again.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

More Posts in the New Year

Happy New Year everyone! One of the new resolutions I would like to do is to try to do more posts. This would be difficult to do since I have more than one blog.

Yesterday my husband was in the mood for Mexican food. I don't cook much Mexican food, that usually involves taco ring. I kept it simple and made tacos. Going to Pinterest for inspiration, I heated the tacos in the oven. I got the taco shells that can stand up, put a layer of refried beans, taco meat that has ground beef, canned tomatoes, and taco seasoning, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Put the taco in the oven until the cheese melted, about ten minutes. My husband enjoyed it. I have leftovers, so I will make more for lunch today.


This is not the best image of bread pudding, I made this a few days ago. I found a recipe for pecan pie bread pudding on Pinterest. The link can be found here:

https://pin.it/5537mdfnplvyjs

All ì can say is that it was tasty. Most bread pudding with the sweet crunchy pecans, I wish I had caramel or whipped cream to put on top.
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