Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I'm hoping the last days of winter are in the present and not the future so I am squeezing the last bit out of my soup recipes. I love soup. Mike sometimes thinks we have them too often but there is something I really enjoy about a bowl of soup. It's warming and satisfying, two things that are very important to me when the weather is cold. Bratwursts, or brats as we call them, are nothing new to me. I've been having them since my wee days as a child. Apparently other parts of the county aren't so exposed to them as we are. I'm sorry if that's you! Brats are usually my first choice at cook outs during the summer. Summer....oh how I miss you! Until then, I suppose Bratwurst stew will have to do!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Growing up I called these amazing cookies caramel delites! They were mine and my sisters favorites. We would have to beg my mom to order a box or two because she doesn't like coconut. She liked those lemon ones best....who likes those best?! Wait, maybe she liked the peanut butter patties best. I can't remember but I have a feeling she'll be telling me soon.
This year I didn't order any cookies. Some how I didn't even know it was time to order cookies and no one asked me to order them from their child. I was sad when I realized I missed out on that one chance to get these cookies this year.....until I found a recipe to make them myself! These really do taste just like the girl scouts Samoa cookies and I couldn't be happier!
Friday, March 25, 2011
I first saw these biscuits a couple months back over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe and knew I had to try them. They sounded so fabulous and reminded me of the biscuits you get at Red Lobster. If you've had their version, you know they are delicious! They come together extremely easily, especially if you have a food processor to do most of the work.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
If you need to know anything about me, it's that I do not like cilantro. I actually hate it. If I taste it, I start to gag. It started from when I was in my teens and I made a recipe I had seen in a cook book. It called for a certain amount of cilantro and I wasn't sure how to measure fresh herbs so I chopped some up, and threw it in the soup. While eating the soup, I couldn't get passed that taste. It hit me in such a wrong way that the more I ate, the more I hated it. It taste like a dirty weed to me and I can honestly taste it in any dish that has it, no matter how small the amount is. This guacamole contains no cilantro. It would be very simple to add some in there, but you wont see it on my list of ingredients.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This week is my moms birthday. I told her I'd surprise her and make her something she'd love for her birthday, but since telling her that, I have been brainstorming ideas of what flavor truffles she'd like best. Being that her favorite cake is chocolate with white frosting, I'll be making a chocolate truffle with white frosting. She also enjoys Reese's and so I'm going to make peanut butter truffles with milk chocolate coating. The last one that I feel very good about is a lemon truffle, simply because I think she's going to love them! Today I'm going to go over the Lemon Truffles. After made, I am simply go to stick them into the freezer until the weekend, when I can give them to her boxed up nicely.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Fish taco's are a quick and easy dinner to make that is not only great tasting but nutritious. It's a great change to the regular beef or chicken taco's and you can really spice them up many different ways to fit your taste. This was a wonderful light lunch!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This recipe comes to you because I have 3 nice sized bananas sitting on my counter, and several in my freezer, that need to be used. I hate letting bananas go to waste, even though they are one of the cheapest produce you can find at a grocery store. What other produce can you get 6 of and only spend about 1.00 total. What a deal! Perhaps they wont always be so cheap though. Everything seems to be getting more expensive again since the gas prices are once again on the rise. For now, you can make this loaf of banana bread for a couple dollars since you probably have everything you need on hand. I love recipes like that!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
First I want to say that I'm sick of winter. In the past week, each and every member in my household has been sick. We've had a stomach bug, we've had strep, and we've had bad colds! I think we are finally on the mend and getting back to normal but I've had enough of winter. I want to be outside. I want to breath fresh air. I want to be warm! It's finally March, which means we in Wisconsin can see a light at the end of the tunnel by this point,. While many other parts of the United States are getting warm weather and blooming flowers, we are still seeing snow and gloomy skies. Ugh. In honor of March being here I made these cocoa cupcakes with cream cheese butter cream, decorated with St. Patty's day sprinkles!