18th February 2017
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The Sweet Taste Of Success

If you like working for yourself and enjoy ice cream and frozen yogurt, then consider opening your own frozen yogurt business. This is an endeavor that is often rewarding personally and financially. It's a business that will allow you to talk to the customers and get to know their likes and dislikes. Since there isn't a large variety of items that are sold, you likely won't be spending as much money on your product as ...
2nd January 2017
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New Year’s Eve/Birthday Feast

We usually order take out on New Year's Eve because it also falls on my birthday but since Hubby and I already went on a lunch date the day before I've decided to cook instead. Plus, I've actually already planned it weeks ahead so cooking on my birthday is definitely something I wanted to do.   Maine entree was Southern Pork Barbecue cooked in the crock-pot.   Steamed fresh green beans with garlic powder seasoning.   Rice, of course and Margaret ...
16th December 2016
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Pillsbury Holiday Shape Christmas Tree Cookies

Before making our Christmas Sugar Cookies, Scott got Emma a box of Pillsbury Holiday Shape Cookies to bake in between. Something easy for her to do and to add into our baking series this year. These cookies were so good. The taste and texture are like shortbread cookies and they are so good dipped in cold milk. Just follow the instructions from the box. The cookies are cute and like I said, really good. Coincidentally, ...
13th December 2016
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Hershey Kisses Blossom Sugar Cookies

I made these Hershey Kisses Blossom Sugar Cookies on December 1st and I'm just posting the recipe now because well, I got busy decorating for Christmas. These cookies are the first batch of our Christmas Baking Series. At least that's what I'm calling our baking marathon anyway. 'Our' meaning me and my Sous Chef Miss Emma who is just absolutely loving all our baking extravaganza. We get to eat cookies afterwards so what's not to ...
29th November 2016
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

For our Thanksgiving dessert, I went for the No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake instead of the usual baked pumpkin cheesecake with dulce de leche topping. I just wanted to try the cheesecake prepared in a different way and in a way compare which is better. Baked or No-Bake? After having been tried the no-bake version I think I'll go back to baking my cheesecake next year. Don't get me wrong, the no-bake cheesecake was good and easier ...
28th November 2016
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Our 2016 Thanksgiving Feast

LATE POST: I finally have time to share our Thanksgiving feast this year which was spent with my brother-in-law's family same like last year. Pardon my lack of perfectly styled pictures because the reality is, when we're all together and we're all ready to eat there's just really no time to make everything pretty for pictures. Nevertheless, everything was delicious. Super easy turkey seasoning. I went with creole butter this year. I usually rub butter on ...
10th November 2016
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Funnel Cakes From Funnel Cake Kit

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMeXdOoDoT6/ I found this Funnel Cake Kit at Walmart for $7.88. I was just really pointing at it to my husband but he grabbed and put it in the cart fast than you can say funnel. He insisted I said 'I want one' when what I really said what, 'oh look Babe a funnel cake kit.' He Said She Said, basically. Who really wanted to eat funnel cake so badly he supposedly heard his wife say ...
16th August 2016
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Feistycook’s Version Of Better Homes & Garden’s Apple Chimichangas

I was scrolling Facebook a couple of weeks ago when I came upon a video of 20-minute Apple Pie Chimichangas from Better Homes & Garden. I did a quick mental inventory of what I have in my fridge and realized I have all the ingredients to make some. So I did. The family loved it!   Recipe: Apple Chimichangas Ingredients 3 apples, peeled and chopped powdered cinnamon granulated sugar flour tortillas(I used large) oil for frying 1 tbsp of milk 1/2 cup of powdered sugar Instructions In ...
10th July 2016
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Almond Flour White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a couple of bags of Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour in the pantry because I planned on mastering the art of making macarons. I've tried making them twice but I failed big time. First failed attempt was due to not aging the egg whites and the batter itself after piping them into the silicone pan. Second failed attempt, I didn't use enough egg whites so the batter was too chunky to age. I ...
23rd April 2016
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Plain ‘Ol Good Pound Cake

I wasn't going to post this pound cake here because the pictures I took were really not that good. I had a hard time getting the right angle. I remember being in a hurry to take the pictures because I was trying to catch as much natural light from the dining room as I can. Then I remembered I really don't have a recipe for plain pound cake in the blog. I do however have ...
4th March 2016
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Vanilla Crinkle Cookies

This is the vanilla version of the chocolate crinkle cookies. Paula Deen's version of the chocolate kind uses cream cheese and cake box mix. Either cookies are yummy and the whole family would love them. I didn't bother taking step-by-step pictures for this one so feel free to just refer to the aforementioned 2 linked recipes. With the obvious changes of course, like these are vanilla and not chocolate therefore the ingredients have slight changes. ...
18th January 2016
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2 Martha Stewart Desserts To Drool Over

Once I wipe the drool off of my mouth from these 2 desserts by Martha Stewart, I will gather myself and make these. First up is this Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake. And then here's the Pound-Cake Tiramisu which is like my 2 favorite desserts in one. Oh Martha! (Images: marthastewart.com)
3rd November 2015
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Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche

All I can say about this Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche is that it is good. I mean really good. Make it soon good. As in really really soon so good so without further adieu... Recipe: Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche Ingredients SHORTCRUST PASTRY 2 cups of flour 1 stick of cold butter, cunt it small pieces 3-4 tablespoons of cold water extra flour FILLING 1 pack of frozen spinach, thawed completely 2-3 slices of portobello mushrooms, chopped salt and pepper for seasoning 4 eggs 1/2 of cream 1 ...
15th October 2015
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Halloween Cake Truffle Balls

There's nothing scary about my Halloween Cake Truffle Balls but they sure are cute in a simple non-creative way. I just wanted to make something to munch on that's not candy since it's Halloween season after all. I also deviated from the usual Halloween cupcakes which I make every year. So these cake truffle balls are just regular white cake base shaped into balls then coated with melted vanilla almond bark with orange food coloring. It's ...
8th October 2015
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Banana-Strawberry Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting

I was going to make banana-strawberry bread but changed my mind at the last minute. How about banana-strawberry cupcakes instead with buttercream frosting? So, here they are. It's the same concept as making banana bread but adding homemade strawberry jam, in cupcake form, then frosting on top. Because once in our lifetime we'll ask ourselves, why not? By the way, you'd notice in the recipe that there is no sugar(except the powdered sugar in the frosting). ...
10th September 2015
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Lattice-Top Crust Blueberry Pie

I had about 2 cups of fresh blueberries left in the freezer so I figured I'd make a pie last Saturday. For the first time in my pie-baking ventures, I went to the lattice top crust route just because I thought it would be pretty and why the heck not? The family said it was good except my husband said it needed more filling which I agreed with. Almost 2 cups of blueberries weren't just ...
30th July 2015
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Blue Velvet Cake Truffles

It has been a while since I made cake truffles/cake balls. I've decided to make some last week and while perusing the baking aisle for a cake mix to make baking easier I saw the new Duncan cake mixes. The blue velvet cake box caught my eye. Blue is my favorite color after all. I've made red velvet cake truffles before so I figured how about the blue version? So blue velvet cake truffles it ...
20th July 2015
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The First Time I Made Churros

I first made these churros back in May and I've been debating for so long whether I should write about them or not. There's really nothing wrong with them unless you consider not being able to stop eating 5 or 10 churros is a problem, HAH! The thing is the thickness. You're supposed to use the biggest star tip you have to make these cylindrical goodness but I don't have that so I tried my ...