What About That Chicken?

So, several weeks ago, I posted that Amber and I would continue our Betty Crocker cooking adventure that we have affectionately renamed Betty’s BFF’s after Relay For Life by cooking up beer can chicken and creamy cole slaw. Well….that didn’t happen…. we were EXHAUSTED!! I mean seriously exhausted, walking in circles, mumbling my to do…

A food-nominon in Las Vegas

Blogging “live” from Las Vegas. My husband and I are vacationing this week in fabulous Las Vegas! We travel here pretty regularly and I have to say I love the diversity and range of cultures and experiences that can be had in this city. Every trip feels like a new experience and always includes some…

I had a flashback recently.

Ok so I actually had to review my own blog entries because I thought I may have already blogged about this but you’re in luck this is fresh content!! Yesterday my husband and I did the unthinkable…we took our teenage daughter to the local county fair because she wanted vinegar french fries and fresh lemonade…

Choosing A Menu

I’ve been working on selecting the menu items for this week, and it got me thinking about the process for doing such a thing.  I’d like to claim that I have a fool proof way of choosing what to make for each meal…but it’s kind of a crap shoot. I question whether the foods will…

Meal #2, and Oh My Word… The CAKE!

Ok, recap…the BFF (Amber) and I are baking our way through a Betty Crocker cookbook. Two weeks ago we got started with a simple meatloaf meal, and the next weeks menu called for Chicken Piccata, Parmesan Rice and Peas with Bacon, Tomato Basil Crostini, and for dessert German Chocolate Cake. We gathered all of our…

And so it begins!

Amber and I started our Betty Crocker’s BFF challenge this past Saturday night and to kick it off we prepared roasted garlic, easy grilled vegetables, and a Betty Crocker Heirloom Recipe, Meatloaf. We saw this as a nice comfort food fit, and a great way to kick off our adventure with a few familiar recipes…

A new adventure…in food

I haven’t posted in quite some time as you can see, but I assure you I have occasionally kept busy in my kitchen, and haven’t lost my flare for baking scrumptious goodies! Life has been busy though and I find I have less and less time for my favorite hobby. My husband and I own…

Marshmallows Are Such A Happy Food

I was added to the google+ world recently (within the last year), and although I’m still not entirely sure how to use it, I did manage to become a follower of  +Zagat and I find that some of the articles etc… provided by this site are really interesting. Like the fact that it was toasted…

The Silence is Broken!

Wow! It’s been a long time! I haven’t been neglecting my blog, I swear.  I have been transferring all of these fantastic recipes into the program that I’m using to complete my first cookbook. It’s been such an amazing process, and so far the project is exceeding my expectations. Now, back to blogging so I…

Independance Day Desserts

This recipe comes courtesy of the brown eyed baker.  I thought it would be a nice addition to our 4th of July celebration this year! Enjoy!! Stained Glass Jello (also known as Broken Glass Jello) Yield: One 9×13-inch pan 4 boxes (3-ounces each) Jello (or store brand gelatin dessert) in different colors 14-oz can sweetened…

What to make… What to make…

Have you ever just wanted to bake something?  But, you sit there him-hawing around about it, because you just can’t decide what you really want to make.  Well, that’s where I am living today.  I really want to spend some quality time with me in my kitchen, but what to make… what to make… How…

A “Shot” at Dessert

An old friend contacted me through her sister to ask if I could help or would be interested in helping with the desserts for her sons graduation party.  Needless to say I was totally honored! What a great accomplishment for this young man, and his mother if you ask me.  ;)  So of course I’m…