Sweet Treats for Easter

I want to apologize for how late this post is coming out.  I had it written, but kept forgetting to get the pictures off the camera.  So this post is coming out a week later than I wanted; but I really wanted you guys to see it.  Enjoy Hello Everyone, I hope that you had…

Just a little caramel

This past Christmas and every Christmas, my parents hosted the family brunch – usually the Saturday before Christmas.  This allows their offspring and their offspring to be able to fulfill any in-law obligations without stress.  Between me and my siblings, our spouses and children and in some cases their children there are over 20 of…

Madeira Cake Anyone…

Am I the only one that is late coming to The Great British Baking Show? I had been hearing people talk about it for about 6 months, but just didn’t take the time to check it out. Which is crazy in itself, because I love to bake, and this show is completely about baking. A…

Baked Donuts anyone?

Because I’m on Weight Watchers, a lot of the time I forego pastries like donuts; but every-now-and-then I have a craving and I’ve stored up enough Fitpoints that I feel comfortable enough to have one.  The weather in the Midwest has been sketchy for the past few weekends and we haven’t been out unless absolutely…

Macarons

Last weekend I took the Megabus to see one of my best friends in Chicago.  We were celebrating our birthdays; although our birthdays were last month.  My travel/vacation schedule last month and I wasn’t home long enough for her to come down or me to go up so that we could celebrate.  But anyway, I…

I found it!

For months I’ve been trying to duplicate this bread that they serve at Wildfire Grill in Chicago.  I’ve posted a couple of attempts of the pumpernickel bread that had raisins in it.  It is a bread that is served that is standard for each table.  It is so awesome. Anyway last week while in the…

Crockpot Save

Today I want to share with you guys, something that I feel is vital to all slow cooker/crockpot cooking. REYNOLDS SLOW COOKER LINERS!!! In the past when you had to cook something in the crockpot you were happy because you knew you could cook your meal while you were out of the house; having a…

Menu: 2/23/14

I haven’t posted one of these in a while.  I’m still making my menu’s just haven’t been putting them out here (or even putting them on the kitchen menu board for that matter. 😦 )  I think this winter weather is making me a lazy bumb.  I’m keeping the house clean and have even given up…

Extract update

Time’s almost up on my vanilla extract making process. Here is a shot of it from the other day. The color is magnificent. It looks so dark and rich. Tasting it now isn’t going to tell me anything….have you ever tried vanilla extract? But it sure smells good. Just a few more weeks to go.

A HomeGoods find

I went to HomeGoods to replace the 1 qt stainless steel pot that Stan burnt up trying to warm up Chicken & Dumplins. The man won’t warm up soup in the microwave to save my pots! He even warms up canned soup in a pot. I’m digressing. What I walked out of the store with…