Last night, I had the joy of finding out what its going to be like when I’m going to be a mom in April. I watched a friend’s precious baby boy and I still had to get my dessert made … Continue reading
At the end of May, Dustin and I were asked to bake cupcake for a high school graduation party. I think the reason why we were asked was when I brought homemade S’more Cupcakes for my birthday to work. You would think with Dustin being a culinary student, he would enjoy baking succulent cupcakes. That is definitely not the case.
I am the one that loves baking. I will let Dustin cook delicious meals and we can feast on sweets made by me afterwards. I feel that’s a win-win situation. For several years, I daydream of potentially open my open bakery. I love the shows Georgetown Cupcakes or the recent America’s Baking Challenge.
With being asked to bake 13 dozen cupcakes for this graduation, it only got done with the help with Dustin and let’s just say that he won’t be baking that many anytime soon. I had several obligations but with his consensuses, he made it.
Our two type of cupcakes:
- Vanilla cupcakes filled with strawberries; topped with cream cheese frosting, garnished with a strawberry slice.
- Banana cupcakes; topped with a peanut butter buttercreme.
I have to admit, they were very delicious. I’m trying not to be bias in any way. When I gave them their bill, they were happy to see that there were no charges for marriage counseling.
Welcome to the first day of summer! How exciting…even thought I’m basking in gray, cloudy weather in South Dakota. This morning while catching up on my daily news, I came across an article on the National Geographic website. The article … Continue reading
Nothing beats good ol’ southern cooking! I remember the days when I was a little youngster, my family and I traveled down to Alabama to visit family friends that we had met through the Peanut Butter & Milk Festival – … Continue reading
First off I want to say, I’m overwhelmed by those that viewed my blog yesterday! I’m filled with excitement that I just had to blog again…and I think my grandparents will be super excited to know this too. I don’t … Continue reading
After taking a long break from many things in my life, such as blogging, I think I’m back…well I hope! The past six months have been interesting. To make a long story short, Dustin and I made a move from … Continue reading
2. Over medium heat, in a large skillet, saute the green bell pepper and onion in olive oil until the onions are translucent.
3. Add bite-sized hot dog pieces and stir and heat for 3-4 minutes.
4. Stir in chili beans, brown sugar, garlic powder, and chili powder. Heat through.
5. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese. Spoon the entire mixture into the pan over the corn muffin batter.
6. Spoon the rest of the muffin batter on top of the chili beans mixture.
7. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese on top. Bake another 3 minutes or just until the cheese begins to melt. Cool for a few minutes and serve.
Does anyone know the definition of side track? If you do please let me know. For many weeks now, the word blogging has haunted me in my sleep and continued to be on my mind.
While after taking Jet and Bella for a walk tonight, they convinced me that tonight was the night to sit down a write something. I’m even nervous to look through the camera of the pictures that I have taken to be blogged about.
So I think if I shared them with you at the same time while I look through them, I won’t be as shocked!
Oh man, I was going blog something about this. This happened at the beginning of August. I submitted these ice cream cake cones in the 4-H Sweet Treats auction. These were my favorite when growing up. My mom would make these for my birthday most of the time.
In the past couple weeks, I have made this dish a few times on the weekend. I think they are Dustin’s favorite-breakfast burritos. I believe when I was making this, Dustin came home upset because Jet had an accident in the pickup while going a joy ride. These are definitely a way to a man’s heart!
The only conclusion that I could gather by these pictures is that I like food. I don’t think there is nothing wrong with that. I embrace my love handles each and every day. On a healthy note, I would just like to say I finally accomplished something healthy for my body.
Today was my last day of the Arbonne 7-day cleanse. If you haven’t heard of this at all, it helps cleanse and detoxify the system and support the GI tract. Trust me, it’s not harmful and works!
Well since I think I finally caught you up and myself, I think I’m going to eat a Apple Caramel Cheesecake bars. I made them this past weekend I think there are only 6 bars left. I’m sorry that they are delicious! I’ll blog the recipe later. Later gator!
Today, Dustin and I are going to have our post-wedding garage sale. We don’t have much but we needed to have a sale to get rid of all our older stuff to make room for our wonderful wedding gifts!
Since its Saturday, I thought I would share a recipe since I haven’t done that for such a long time! I’m honestly going to try to get better at posting tasty recipes that we’ve tried! So here we go!
(Warning: This kick might have a little kick-I mean my mouth of on fire!)
3 cups Macaroni Pasta noodles
1 pound Ground Beef
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
¼ cups Fresh Parsley, Chopped
1 cup Milk
2 cups Of Your Favorite BBQ Sauce (Our favorite BBQ sauce recipe follows directions)
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
BBQ Sauce As Garnish
1. Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. (I used my Pampered Chef round baker.)
2. Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
3. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes until beef is brown, drain grease. Stir pasta, 3 Tablespoons of parsley, milk, BBQ sauce, mozzerella cheese and 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese into beef in skillet. Stir well.
4. Spoon mixture into casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese and parsley, plus a swirl of BBQ sauce across the entire surface.
5. Bake uncovered 30-40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Our Favorite BBQ Sauce: Jack’s Best Pals Master BBQ Sauce
1/2 cups of ketchup
2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of tabasco (We don’t put this in)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of pepper flakes
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper (We put a small dash)
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of celery salt
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup Jack Daniels
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup apple juice
Combine all ingredients, except the Jack Daniels, in a saucepan and heat slowly until the mixture turns ruby red about 10 min. Take off heat and add the Jack Daniels. Stir and enjoy over ribs or steak, basically anything on meat!