Archives for May 2008

Pretty Please with a CHERRY on top…

I made a decision what to do with that big bowl of cherries…. Cherry Ricotta Muffins:1 cup ricotta cheese2 large eggs1 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup granulated white sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon grated […]

My version of Chicken Cordon Bleu(sort of)

I really wish I had some sort of speck of memory in my cranium. However I don’t. But if I did I would remember when and where I had my first and only(until now) experience with Chicken Cordon Bleu. I just remember the greasy out side that was sort of fried, the chewy swiss cheese […]

I knew those 100 Calorie Packs were good for something!

Holding icecream…thats what they are good for! I saw this cute little idea in Womans Day. My kids were in the pool while I was flipping through the pages of Woman Day and saw these. I thought to myself..hmm, I know I have 50 million of those 100 Calorie Packs in the house(good for the […]

My first "Marbled" Cake

As you can tell from the last photo, this was my first attempt at a “Marbled” cake. Looks more like a half and half cake to me! It lacks those beautiful swirls you see in the professional cakes. Well I guess I will just have to practice some more! No complaints here! I got this […]

Fresh Coconut? Oh hell no..not from me!

My darling son and I took a trip to the Super Target the other day. While walking thorough the produce section, he got bright eyed and bushy tailed when he saw the odd looking coconut fruit.I said, “We can get one if you want.” He was all excited and grabbed the biggest one he could […]

A big bowl of cherries..and no inspiration!

I think my brain is completely gone. My laptop has been progressively acting up over the last few months. So today I went to Best Buy to purchase a new computer. I used their service to transfer all of my existing files from my old pile of junk to my new(probably to be outdated in […]

Watch out for the squirting blueberries!

These are little pieces of heaven with some blueberries thrown in! I know for me, sometimes I am in the mood for something sweet, but not too sweet. These fit the bill. Before I made them I just thought that they would be your average sugary cheesecake treat. Well, much to my surprise they were […]

Southern Comfort.

You have to say this recipe with a southern twang… HAM STEAK WITH CREAMY CHEESE GRITS For the Grits: 1 1/4 cups Whole Milk 1 3/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 tsp ground red pepper 1/4 tsp dried thyme 3/4 cup quick grits 1 to 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese In 2 qt. saucepan, combine milk, […]

Simply DELICIOUS!(with a slight confession at the end)

Super Simple, Super Quick, Super Yumm I was looking through my endless piles of recipes for another chicken recipe. I found this one tucked behind another recipe. I must have stolen it out of Better Homes and Gardensprobably from the dentist office or something(are you even supposed to do that???)Its from the October 2007 issue…Turkey […]

Now you know you can’t resist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gaze your eyes upon these little suckers. I know you ladies experiencing “that time of the month” cant keep your eyes off them! Snap out of it! Just snap out of it! These are the perfect little remedy for any sort of PMS symptom. And men, we all know you sympathize with us women greatly […]

The Italians are rolling over in their graves!

I obviously have NO Italian blood in my family…and this will be very apparent in my Spaghetti recipe! If a true blooded Italian( or even an Italian twice removed) tasted my Spaghetti they would probably spew it across the room. Goodness, I am really talking up my food aren’t I? Makes you want to get […]

Pucker Up to some Lemons!

I love Lemons! The tart, mouth puckering flavor is the epitome of summer. And here in Tampa it is surely feeling like the hot and humid summer I have been dreading. I had some extra lemons that I wasn’t planning on using in any of my dinners for the week. Sooooo.baking was the only option! […]