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