Friday, October 10, 2014
One night before we moved we were hanging out with our awesome neighbors (that we miss already) and we decided we needed to invent a Skittle Pie. How cool would that be? Ever since I haven't been able to stop thinking about pie!
We went to Village Inn for dinner on Wednesday, just because I knew it was free pie night. I couldn't pass on the Boston Cream. Now my wheels are turning thinking of all the pies I want to make for Thanksgiving. To be honest I'm craving all kinds of comfort foods with the stress of moving, I might gain 50 lbs.
Lemon Meringue has always been one of my mom's favorite pies. Over time I've come to appreciate it myself. So here is a pie for you.
Follow the instructions on a box of lemon pie filling.
The tricky part for me is making the meringue and toasting it just right. It takes a little patience (or the other kind of patient if my sister is reading this LOL), and that's never been a strong point for me.
1/4 tea spoon cream of tarter
1/2 tea spoon vanilla
6 Tbs sugar
Beat egg whites & cream of tartar till foamy.
Add sugar 1 T at a time, beating till stiff.
Add vanilla. Put on pie & bake @ 400* till brown.
Chill in the refrigerator for as long as you can stand it... and then eat the whole pie.
Let's get back to sharing, link up your favorite pie (or anything else you'd like to share).
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I can't believe I haven't posted since November. Life can be so busy.
I've been thinking about updating for a few weeks... but I'm afraid I dont have anything new and amazing to share.
We've been living off winter comfort foods. Good old standbys.
I guess I need to get back to blog hopping and pinterest for some new inspiration.
Speaking of blog hops, I'd love to start up the linky and drinky party again. Except it might move to the weekend.
Hope to post again soon.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
1 package frozen beef ravioli (the recipe called for 2, but I felt like one was enough for our family)
1-2 jars spaghetti sauce or you can make your own simple sauce (see below)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan or asiago cheese
Heat oven to 350* Spray bottom and sides of 9 x 13" dish with cooking spray.
Put a thin layer of sauce on bottom of dish. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce; top with half of the remaining pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella. Repeat layers.
Pour 1/4 cup of water along the sides of the dish. Cover with foil and bake 60 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle Parmesan cheese and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
You could do the same thing with tortellini and Alfredo sauce for a different version.
2 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cans whole tomatoes (use scissors and cut up in can)
2 tsp chicken base or bouillon cubes/ or you could use a slash of wine.
1 tsp basil or taste
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
1 T tomato paste
1/2 tsp sugar
could add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally until softened. Add at the very end. Crush the tomatoes and other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thick and reduced (about 1/2 an hour). Set aside. Adjust seasonings.
Note: If sauce tastes a little bitter add 1/2 tsp baking soda
For the "drinky" this week try a nice glass of wine. Feel free to comment on your favorites below!
Last weeks linky winner is Whole Food Mom on a Budget's pumpkin-almond-flour-waffles
I'm really sorry I still haven't created a brag button for winning. I just started a new job last week and so life has been a little hectic for me.
Monday, November 4, 2013
I had never heard of peeling mushrooms, but after thinking, it seems like a good idea considering that your not supposed to wash them... at least not drench them.
All you need for this is a small bottle of zesty Italian or vidial onion dressing and about a pound of mushrooms.
Bring your dressing to a gentle boil in a sauce pan and add your mushrooms for 1 minute.
Pour them out in a bowl and serve.
In all honesty they basically taste like salad dressing on a mushroom, but they're not bad!
Hope you enjoy this quick & easy idea!
For the drinky this week try cherry slush! Its one of my grandmas good old recipes.
Last week's linky winner was made from pinterest DIY cupcake holder
mini carmle apple pie
toast with jam
celery and peanut butter or cheese whiz
mac n cheese
gold fish crackers
rice krispy treats
hard boiled eggs
rolled up lunch meat
ham & cheese salad
chips and salsa
marshmallow- brown sugar popcorn
1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. butter 9-10 marshmallows 12 c. popcorn.
fresh sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper
bite size candy bars
pepper strips in dip
Cheese and crackers packs
Egg salad sandwich
chicken salad sandwich
corn dogs or pig in a blanket
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
lemon poppy seed cake
1 yellow cake mix
1 small box lemon pudding
2 tea spoons poppy seeds
3 tbs flour
1/2 cup oil
Bake at 350* for 40 minutes in a bunt pan or 9x13
Its really starting to get COLD in the mornings, in the shade, when there's a breeze and at night... so pretty much all the time. I thought I'd share a drinky linky for Almond Hot Chocolate over at Adorned From Above. Go check it out and tell them I sent you.
Almond Hot Chocolate
Last week was pretty slow on the blog. My husband and I were celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary at a nice bed and breakfast. It was a much need (and deserved- if I may say so) break. Our real anniversary is actually this weekend, but it was better timing to celebrate last weekend. So that's my excuse for not inviting more to join the linky last week.
I'm starting my new job on Monday... so that will probably slow me down on the blog a bit too. I will do the best I can to keep up with. Wish me luck I guess, I will need it.
Thanks for linking up!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
28 oz canned tomatoes*
1 1/2 tbs Olive Oil
6 tbs water
1/2 Italian Seasonings
1-2 cloves Garlic
1/4 tsp Garlic Pepper
1 tbs cider vinegar
Parmesan or Asiago cheese
Let simmer and reduce for about 1/2 an hour.
* I think I may have had a light bulb turned on here. If you don't believe me, try it out yourself. Normally when a recipe calls for diced tomatoes I just buy them that way. But after attending this cooking class I have changed my mind. Try buying canned whole tomatoes and then either cut them up with scissors inside the can or squish them with your hands if you want to. Either way, the whole tomatoes taste so much better than the diced ones. I used to buy the store brand, but I've also been convinced that Hunts brand is the best.
Serve on CROSTINI
1 baguette sliced into 1/4" pieces
Brush both sides of bread and season lightly. Bake about 10-12 minutes.
Drinky~ Apple Juice and Sprite (aka zombie juice)
Please come linky with me! Add anything family friendly you'd like to share. Link back to me in your original post and be sure to visit other linkers :) Feel free to share or invite others to link up too. I would especially love for you to link up APPETIZERS FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES if possible, but anything goes.
Last weeks winner was spiked-monster-halloween-cocktail
Monday, October 21, 2013
Choose a pumpkin that will fit in your dinner, but that will be big enough to fill with dinner.
Draw a face on your pumpkin with magic marker.
Scrape out your pumpkin and stab several holes in it to vent.
Coat the inside with butter and bake for one hour at 350*.
1-2 lbs browned ground beef (depending on how many you're feeding)
rice (depending on how many you're feeding)
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs brown sugar
2 cans sliced water chestnuts
1-2 cans cream of chicken soup
salt and pepper
Mix together and put it inside the pumpkin to bake for an additional hour.
3 quarts apple juice
2 cans Sprite
1 latex glove filled with water and food coloring- frozen
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Note: after you bake it and the cheese melts closer together, so remember that when you're laying out the cheese and be sure to leave space.
Hope everyone is having a great Fall so far with lots of fun Halloween adventures. If you have Halloween or Fall things to share on the link up that would be great, but anything family friendly goes.
Our linky winner last week was grilled-chicken-brusketta at Chaos With A Curve be sure to check it out!
Thanks for linking up.
For our drinky this week I wanted to feature this great IDEA. I tried it this Summer and thought it was pretty awesome. Although this time of year, I think I'd keep it warm/hot...