Welcome from Daytime

If you are visiting my blog via Daytime, WELCOME.I hope you enjoyed my fun segment. Please forgive my nerves.Feel free to stay awhile and poke around. I have some yummy food and some even yummier looking photography! Leave a comment if you wish, I would love to hear from you! If you would like to […]

Set your TiVos

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=6146070709722233949&hl=en&fs=true” style=”width:400px;height:326px” Here is the correct link to Daytime, Their website is http://www.daytime.tbo.com/ and here is their link to the channel listings and airing times. If all of the planets align correctly, My first “cooking” segment will air on Monday October 20th. I taped a second segment, but I am not sure when it will […]

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche..Wikipedia defines it as a milk based syrup. In Portuguese it means “milk candy”. Have you had it? No? Yes? Well let me tell you it is sooooo very creamy, sweet and milky. You can use it over anything, ice cream, flan, over cookies and even in coffee. The possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, […]

Happy 100th post to me.

Whew!!! 100 posts. My first post was April 23rd 2008. It still sits there alone with 0 comments. What a lonely coconut cake. I again want to thank EVERYONE who reads my blog. And especially want to thank those of you who take your time out of your day to leave your kind comments. If […]

Pay It Forward

Go over and see Tanya at Take the Cannoli and enter her Pay It Forward Giveaway. And take a gander at what she got in the mail from me ( oh how I love shopping)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lets keep this giveaway going. It is sooooooo fun to go shopping for others and making them happy with all of […]

Impulse Buy.

“My Friends”..(if I heard John McCain say that one more time last night during the debate I thought I would shove his bumbed arm up his butt..I am sooooo over this election)..anyways, My friends, what you are looking at is 1/4 pounds Grade A Gourmet Tahitian Vanilla Beans. I thought I would be thrifty and […]

WEIGHT WATCHER WEDNESDAY

I have been such a slacker when it comes to Weight Watcher Wednesdays lately. I have not been doing much blog worthy cooking. But I HAD to have a sweet treat over the weekend, and I recalled this WW recipe that I made a while back with only TWO ingredients! It is SUPER SUPER simple. […]

Potato- Sour Cream Biscuits

One of my FAVORITE blogs is The Noble Pig. She is one of my daily reads. Cathy always has funny, relatable content and delicious food. I saw these yummy little rounds of carbohydrate goodness and had to read on! No yeast..there is no yeast in these biscuits. I have never really worked with yeast. Nooo, […]

Empty Pantry Syndrome

We have all had it at one point in our lives..you know..when you are standing in your kitchen, staring at a plate of thawed chicken breast..staring and staring and staring. I HATE HATE making the same things over and over. I pulled out my recipes binder, saw some things that looked good. Crap, I had […]

Blueberry Goodness!!

Photos taken PRE-Lowel Ego Light. Wow, I am such a slacker. I made this Blueberry Crumble WAAAYYYYYYY back in July, and am now just getting around to posting about it. Shame on me! I post it when Bleuberries are probably like $50 million dollars at the grocery store. Ok, so I exadurate a bit. But […]

The Death Of Chocolate

Robert Steinberg dies at 61 from lymphatic cancer. Who is this person you ask? Are you a chocolate lover? Two words….Scharffen Berger. He founded chocolatier Scharffen Berger, one of my favorite Chocolates. You can see his Obituary HERE

Living under a rock!!

I know I am a bit air headed and maybe living under a rock. But for some reason I have not yet been clued in on the The Left Over Queens Finest Foodies Friday. (FFF) I got an email from Patsy @ Family Friends and Food congratulating me on FFF. I emailed her back thinking […]

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Welcome from Daytime

If you are visiting my blog via Daytime, WELCOME.
I hope you enjoyed my fun segment. Please forgive my nerves.
Feel free to stay awhile and poke around. I have some yummy food and some even yummier looking photography! Leave a comment if you wish, I would love to hear from you! If you would like to get updates on my posts, you can subscribe to my blog by entering your email address on the right hand side of my page.
Below you will find the recipes from the items I made on the show today with Dave.
And to all my regular readers, Thanks again for visiting and for all of your support!


DIRT CUPS

1 Package Instant Chocolate Pudding

2 cups Milk(for Pudding preparation)
1 Package Cream Filled Chocolate Cookies
1 8oz tub Whipped Topping(thawed)
Toppings of you choice, like Gummy worms, pumpkin candies, Ghost Peeps..etc
Prepare pudding per package
Fold whipped topping into prepared pudding
Process cookies in food processor
Layer the cookie mixture and pudding mixture in clear cups
Top with cookie mixture for the “dirt”
Chill the cups for 5-10 minutes
Decorate the tops as you wish
Chill until ready to serve

OREO TURKEYS

View the recipe for the Oreo Turkeys HERE

Set your TiVos

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=6146070709722233949&hl=en&fs=true” style=”width:400px;height:326px”

Here is the correct link to Daytime, Their website is http://www.daytime.tbo.com/ and here is their link to the channel listings and airing times.

If all of the planets align correctly, My first “cooking” segment will air on Monday October 20th.

I taped a second segment, but I am not sure when it will air yet, but I will let you know.

When the producer contacted me they wanted to use me for some kid friendly ideas, so that was kinda the theme for the 2 segments I taped.

Like I said in my video. I was soooooo nervous and excited , and I am sure it will show on camera. Well I guess we will all get a laugh out of it.

Y’all will have to let me know if you watch it and what you think.

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche..Wikipedia defines it as a milk based syrup. In Portuguese it means “milk candy”.

Have you had it? No? Yes? Well let me tell you it is sooooo very creamy, sweet and milky. You can use it over anything, ice cream, flan, over cookies and even in coffee. The possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to find. I needed some for a little something I was making, but I couldn’t find it at my grocery ( they usually have it). I wasn’t going to let this deter me. So I had to make my own. I remember seeing it on the Food Network (possibly Emeril), that all Dulce de Leche was, is boiled Sweetened condensed milk. It does take about 3 1/2 hours to create. But you are just tending to the water level. Not a biggie! So I suggest you hunt out a recipe that calls for dulce de leche and make it! It is sooooooooo ridiculously delicious!

DULCE DE LECHE

1 can Sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Remove label if there is one. Do NOT open the can. Poke a few holes in the top of the can with a nail or can opener. Place in sauce pan fill with water so 2/3 of the can is covered with water. Boil for 3 to 4 hours. Keep an eye on the water to keep at an adequate level. After the 3 to 4 hours remove from boiling water and carefully remove lid. Pour into bowl and stir any goopy pieces so the mixture is smooth!

ENJOY!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!
A few folks have commented on that they have heard stories of this method of making Dulce de Leche exploding. While others have said this was the only way they have made it. Accidents can always happen. I took great care in poking adequate size holes in the lid. I guess I got lucky.
Maybe next time I will try this method. I certainly wouldn’t want to scrape Dulce de Leche off of my ceiling, or for that matter, off my face!!!

Happy 100th post to me.

Whew!!! 100 posts. My first post was April 23rd 2008. It still sits there alone with 0 comments.
What a lonely coconut cake.
I again want to thank EVERYONE who reads my blog. And especially want to thank those of you who take your time out of your day to leave your kind comments. If it weren’t for comments we would have no idea who, if anyone is reading our blogs.
I always go back and forth..to blog or to stop blogging. As you all know it is very time consuming but also so very rewarding. So for now, I am on the continue blogging side. But tomorrow, who knows. What would I do with all of my time if stopped???LOL
So again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Also if you have any suggestions on my blog, feel free to let me know..more this..less of that??!!
Above is a GIANT cupcake cake I made today. You cant really tell it is big, but it is. I used the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan. My sister asked me to make the cake for her daughters birthday. After all of the stress I had with my 3 year olds Sleeping Beauty Birthday cake, I was hesitant. But I couldn’t turn down a chance to bake for my cute niece.
So in my anal fashion, I had to do a practice cake(and probably wont be my last practice). Sarah’s theme for her birthday party is
Pinkalicious. My mission is to make a giant cupcake cake to look like the one in the book.
Mission accomplished. I even made a huge cherry out of gum paste that I colored red with red food coloring.
Cute, very cute!

Pay It Forward

Go over and see Tanya at Take the Cannoli and enter her Pay It Forward Giveaway. And take a gander at what she got in the mail from me ( oh how I love shopping)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets keep this giveaway going. It is sooooooo fun to go shopping for others and making them happy with all of their goodies!!

Impulse Buy.

“My Friends”..(if I heard John McCain say that one more time last night during the debate I thought I would shove his bumbed arm up his butt..I am sooooo over this election)..anyways, My friends, what you are looking at is 1/4 pounds Grade A Gourmet Tahitian Vanilla Beans. I thought I would be thrifty and purchase some vanilla beans on Ebay, and this is what I buy! What in the hell am I going to do with 1/4 pounds of vanilla beans? I have never really used vanilla beans before. I mean come one, a little goes a long way.
So seriously, what was I thinking? Am I ever, in my life time ever going to use all of these?
Any one have any bright ideas?

WEIGHT WATCHER WEDNESDAY

I have been such a slacker when it comes to Weight Watcher Wednesdays lately. I have not been doing much blog worthy cooking. But I HAD to have a sweet treat over the weekend, and I recalled this WW recipe that I made a while back with only TWO ingredients! It is SUPER SUPER simple. And so very tasty. If you are not an Angel food cake person, this one is not for you. I tried my hardest to eat just one, but it was impossible!
I know I know..I choose the WRONG color background for this. Too much pink! Looks like someone puked Pepto-Bismol!!!!!But they were GONE before I had a chance to snap another photo.
CHERRY SQUARES
1 package Angel Food cake mix, about 14 1/4 oz
1 22oz. can light cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 350F
Combine cake mix with pie filling( do not add any other ingredients). Pour batter into ungreased 9X13 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into 24 squares.
Points value: 2

****you can use any lite pie filling..I also made this with Blueberry Pie filling****
Recipe from Weight Watchers.com

Potato- Sour Cream Biscuits

One of my FAVORITE blogs is The Noble Pig. She is one of my daily reads. Cathy always has funny, relatable content and delicious food. I saw these yummy little rounds of carbohydrate goodness and had to read on! No yeast..there is no yeast in these biscuits. I have never really worked with yeast. Nooo, I am not scared. But I associate yeast with having to wait to bake something, and to be quite honest, if I am gonna bake something..I WANT IT NOW! I don’t want to wait for 2 hours for something to rise. So I knew these were for me. I baked them the next day after I saw them. They were almost embarrassingly easy to whip up. Did my kids eat them?? Hell no they didn’t eat them. They were different from their everyday Pillsbury wheat rolls I give them. So there was no way they were going to eat them. Little terds! Oh well..that meant more for me and the hubby. The biscuits were delicious plain, with butter or with jam. Anyway you look at it, they are superb! Make them tomorrow will ya?

adapted (but changed) from Cooking Light
8 ounces cubed peeled Yukon Gold potato
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons butter, cut into smaller pieces
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 7-3/4 ounces)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Cooking spray or parchment paper.
Place potato in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender; drain. Return potato to pan. Add buttermilk, sour cream and butter to pan; mash with a potato masher until smooth.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add potato mixture and stir just until moist. Do not over stir. Turn the dough onto a slightly floured surface; knead lightly about 5 or 6 times.
Pat dough to a 3/4-inch thickness (get out you ruler). Cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. (You can use a larger cutter if you like.) Place biscuits 2-inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or covered in parchment paper. Bake at 450 degrees for 14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Empty Pantry Syndrome

We have all had it at one point in our lives..you know..when you are standing in your kitchen, staring at a plate of thawed chicken breast..staring and staring and staring. I HATE HATE making the same things over and over. I pulled out my recipes binder, saw some things that looked good. Crap, I had none of the ingredients in my pantry. I had no bread crumbs, no fresh herbs, no pasta. Hmmmm, desperate times call for desperate measures.
I know I had potatoes and onions. Ok, I could work with what I had.
Again, no bread crumbs..there it was in the rear of my pantry…Stove Top Stuffing! All Stove Top is is Bread right? So below is the recipe in which I came up for dinner. I know the photos look like a big blob of nothing. But I tell you what…it was pretty damn tasty if I must say so myself!

Empty Pantry Chicken
4 organic chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 potato sliced thin
1 onion
3/4 cup Sherry
1 cup Stove Top Stuffing mix
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
Salt and Pepper
Slice onion thinly, caramelize them in pan
In a buttered casserole dish, arrange thinly sliced potatoes on bottom
Salt and Pepper Chicken
Place chicken on top of potatoes
Place caramelized onions on top of chicken
In small bowl, mix cream of mushroom soup and sherry together
Place soup mixture on top of onions
Top with Stove Top Stuffing
Shred Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over Stove Top
Bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until chicken is done.

Blueberry Goodness!!

Photos taken PRE-Lowel Ego Light.

Wow, I am such a slacker. I made this Blueberry Crumble WAAAYYYYYYY back in July, and am now just getting around to posting about it. Shame on me! I post it when Bleuberries are probably like $50 million dollars at the grocery store. Ok, so I exadurate a bit. But I think they were $5 for one of those itty bitty packages last week. So you might have to bookmark this for next summer, or if your willing to give the cashier at check out your left and right arm and your big toe for payment, have at it. Oh wait, if you give both your arms for payment, then you REALLY cant make them. Well then if you….oh never mind! Enough about the price of blueberries.

This is a SUPER yummy crumb cake. MOIST..oh sooooo MOIST! And who can resist a crumb topping? I know I cant! And if you can, well there is something just terribly wrong with you! hehehe!!!!

ohhh..I am sooo pissed..I stopped writing this post last night because I couldn’t find my recipe for this heavenly crumb cake and I was tired with a migraine. So I went to bed with all hopes of locating the recipe today! OMG..I have scoured my recipe binders 3 times each..and NOTHING!!! I can not believe I have lost this luscious recipe! I blame it on my “momnesia”!!!!
I am terribly sorry to post this as a tease without the directions. But I assure you, when I find it, I will update this post. This cake is toooo tasty to leave you hanging!!!

The Death Of Chocolate

Robert Steinberg dies at 61 from lymphatic cancer.

Who is this person you ask?

Are you a chocolate lover?

Two words….Scharffen Berger.
He founded chocolatier Scharffen Berger, one of my favorite Chocolates.
You can see his Obituary HERE

Living under a rock!!

I know I am a bit air headed and maybe living under a rock. But for some reason I have not yet been clued in on the The Left Over Queens Finest Foodies Friday. (FFF)

I got an email from Patsy @ Family Friends and Food congratulating me on FFF. I emailed her back thinking she was cursing me out(lol). She informed me of what FFF was. So I headed over to Jenns site The Left Over Queen and there I was..my little old blog. SO I investigated a bit more..how did this come about? Votes by your peers!! How awesome is that? I just always find it amazing when someone thinks of my blog for mentioning! Seriously, when I started my blog, I didn’t think a soul would ever read it! So again thank you!

Here are the folks who mentioned me.

The ever so mysterious Foodycat

Thanks you guys! I cant tell you how much it means to me!