Category: In the Kitchen

Shrimp Lasagna

(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 […]

Zucchini Ravioli

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 […]

Seafood Stuffed Egg Rolls

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 […]

Blueberry Lemon Cake

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Haunted Mansion

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

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 […]