Category Archives: cooking

Of Buckets and Bridges

In the interest of trying to write more often, I’ve decided to try out Word Press’s “Daily Prompt.”  Today’s prompt is “What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?” I was tempted to skip this because I don’t really have an official bucket list.  (Was that even a thing before that movie came out?)  As …

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Strawberry Shortcake, or Not

I think I first saw this idea on Pinterest.  Cake mix in the waffle iron.  Genius!  And so many possibilities.  I decided to make strawberry shortcake, with yellow cake, strawberry pie filling,  and Cool Whip.  Simply make the cake mix as directed on the package and cook in the waffle iron.  I didn’t pay attention to …

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Pork Loin Roast

This recipe is not new, but a family favorite.  I got it from my mom several years ago, but I do not know the original source.  It is ridiculously easy for how delicious it is. All you need: 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 T butter 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper …

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

I’m always looking for new ways to fix chicken.  But my kids are kind of picky, and my husband doesn’t always like something different, so it’s hard.  A few days ago, I found a recipe for crock pot Italian chicken.  But I didn’t have everything I needed on hand to make that particular recipe, so I …

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Molten Lava Cakes

Yes, I know I already made Molten Chocolate Lava Cookies.  But these are cakes, so they’re different.  I found this recipe in the Food Network Magazine chocolate issue. Tell me you could stand in the checkout line next to this and not pick it up.  C’mon, it’s a whole chocolate issue! The recipe I made tonight was The …

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Pretzels, Take 2

Faced with an unexpected snow day, what else would I do but bake?  I mentioned before that I have several different pretzel recipes on my Pinterest boards, so I thought I’d try another one (read about the first one here).  This one is for pretzel rolls, and they looked so good. from une bonne vie  …

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Mmm…Soft Pretzels

I love soft pretzels.  Love them.  L-o-v-e them.  Want me to say it backward?  Them love I.  When we go to a baseball game, I like to get a soft pretzel and a big Coke.  (Only 37 days til Opening Day!!)  I like when restaurants have pretzel bites for appetizers, and I like sandwiches on …

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Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Tonight for dinner we had Pepperoni Pizza Puffs.  This recipe I found on Pinterest.  Click here for the link to the recipe I used.  I wasn’t sure at first that I could find my mini muffin pan; a few years ago, I had to move my cake pans to tubs in the basement because they …

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

I’m a little behind on trying new recipes for this month.  The end of January and the first couple weeks of February I was fighting a pretty bad head cold, and I don’t like to cook when I’m sick…it seems like it would help spread the germs.  Anyway, I’m finally feeling better and the kids …

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Braised Balsamic Chicken and Potato Croquettes–January Recipes #3&4

I have this cool little app on my phone from allrecipes.com.  It’s called Dinner Spinner.  You can search for recipes, or as the name suggests, give your phone a shake and see what comes up.  There are three different rows–type of meal, ingredient, and prep/cooking time.  The pictures spin like a slot machine and when …

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