(Agador from “The Birdcage” came to mind, “I don’t know! I made it up! I made it up!”) It has been a long time since I posted any kitchen experiments. Although I planned shrimp ravioli, my zucchini was not large enough to make ravioli noodles. Therefore, I improvised, and ravioli became lasagna. This is a […]
Category: In the Kitchen
Tonight I decided to try something new. I have used zucchini for lasagna noodles, but nothing else. Well, tonight I made Zucchini Ravioli. Everyone loved it. The kids had no idea they were eating zucchini. If they did, they wouldn’t eat it. I’ve been gradually sneaking more and more vegetables into their meals in an […]
So, in an effort to try to eat healthier and get my family eating healthier, I have started attempting at least one new recipe a week. Last week I tried shrimp fettuccini with roasted pepper sauce. (Excuse my poor presentation. I am working on improving that.) It was DELICIOUS!!!! This recipe is definitely a keeper, […]
Recipe from The Cookware Geek I had some fresh oranges that no one was eating, so I decided to make a cake. I found this delicious recipe from Easy Orange Blender Cake – The Cookware Geek. The glaze is a lemon gaze recipe, and I have no idea where I got it. I substituted lemon […]
These are the Seafood Stuffed Egg Rolls from the Health and Happiness Society Cookbook. They are delicious! I got Sweet Chili Sauce in which to dip the egg rolls, and that added wonderful flavor. This is definitely a recipe I will make again. The one thing we changed was how we rolled the egg roll […]
If you have not read the HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SOCIETY SERIES by Katie Cross, you definitely should. There is even a cookbook that goes with it (two actually), and that is where I found this recipe. These muffins are delicious!! The batter smelled so good I was tempted to eat it before cooking it. You […]
Once again I used the rum cake recipe I received from a friend and made substitutions to create this blueberry lemon cake. I didn’t have fresh blueberries, but I did have frozen, and they worked fine. I put a few blueberries in the batter, but not too many. Next time I will probably add more. […]
Pineapple Cake This cake was a bit of an experiment. I used a rum cake recipe, but instead of water and rum I used pineapple juice from the canned pineapple. The picture shows the three final stages: 1. right after I took it from the oven, 2. right after I poured on the pineapple juice […]
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars My 14-year-old asked if I could make chocolate chip cookies but in a pan like a cake. Of course the answer was YES! All I did was follow the recipe on the Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chip bag. There is a “pan version” of the cookies underneath the regular cookie […]
Peanut Butter Fudge It just isn’t Christmas without a little bit of peanut butter fudge. When i worked in advertising, I made this every year for one of my clients. I, too, love peanut butter fudge, as do my boys. All I do is take the chocolate fudge recipe and substitute chocolate chips and pecans […]
Chocolate Fudge Anyone from the South knows chocolate fudge is a staple for the holiday season. Most of what I make goes to other people for Christmas. This is the first year I’ve made fudge in awhile (at least since my accident in 2018). You can get the recipe here.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge I decided to try something new in the kitchen yesterday. I had ordered Reese’s Pieces to put into cookies. However, the store substituted mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups instead. If you go to the chocolate fudge recipe, you will see that the recipe calls for chocolate chips and pecans. I […]
WOW!! Thank you Spicy Southern Kitchen for this one! This cake is so good! I was surprised that I actually liked it so much. I’m not a huge fan of pralines, but this cake is delicious! The glaze is like having pralines poured over the cake. Honestly, this cake would probably be good even without […]
I cannot remember where I found this recipe (probably Pinterest), but it is a wonderful treat. These muffins are very rich, so I suggest having an ice cold glass of milk with them. Find the recipe here.
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie This is one of my favorite recipes. I have had it for over 20 years. I cannot remember where I got it, but it is delicious!!! View recipe here.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake I found this recipe on Pinterest posted by Pinch of Yum. I wasn’t too sure about it because I have never been a fan of apple pie. Nonetheless, I though it would be a good use of the apples on the counter not being eaten. Let me just say, this is […]
Haunted Mansion Pan This is a collage of all four sides of my hunted mansion cake pan. (pan purchased from Zulily) Haunted Mansion Cake This is actually the second time I have made this. The first time, I used a regular cake mix, and it only filled half the pan. Even after the cake rose, […]
Skeletons 1st Attempt What a DISASTER!! The pan looks so cool, and I was so excited. The picture on the bottom is the first batch I tried. They look like they are from some 3 million-year-old society that was just discovered. I used the recipe that came with the pan, except I substituted vanilla extract […]
Halloween As Halloween approaches, I am experimenting with new cake pans. This was my first attempt at skulls and tombstones.
Chocolate Chip Pecan Bread This is actually a different take on strawberry pecan bread. I got that recipe from Pinterest. However, I didn’t have strawberries, so I substituted mini chocolate chips. It’s quite the culinary delight. WARNING: This bread is very rich. Grab a glass of milk.
Guitar Cake This was for Mason’s 2nd birthday. He loved pretending to be a rock star, and he was. (still is)
Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Icing Sometimes you just need chocolate, and this is perfect. Plus, the kids love it!
Strawberry Cake with Creme Cheese Icing This cake is perfect if you love strawberries. The recipe calls for fresh strawberries, which give the batter the rich red color. The batter was enough to make the cake and a full pan of cup cakes. Also, the icing recipe makes so much that I was able to […]
Grave Digger Cake This was for Dylan’s birthday. He was very into Monster Jam at the time. It is one of the coolest cakes I have ever done. It was quite the hit at his party.