Monday, April 12, 2010

French Fries Cake for Hubby's Birthday!

The kids thought it was real fries!
I liked it better than real fries though. :-)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring is around the corner!

It has been so nice and warm here all Winter that I have had a hard time not planting early. It is getting there though! My daughter and I planted peas on Sunday - yeah! A big planter box of lettuce is around the corner!

Have fun dreaming about what you will plant like I am! :-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

More fun Valentine baking!

I made chocolate covered heart brownies for my daughter's class and had extra brownie scraps.

So...I made chocolate covered brownie bites. They were YUMMY!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine sugar cookies........

I began making heart sugar cookies for my daughter's class Valentine Party this Friday. They are naked cookies in these pictures since the kids will decorate them. They are yummy and the kitchen smells SO good. I used a recipe from I was happy with with this recipe - the dough was easy to work with, easy to make and good tasting! I would add a bit more vanilla next time.

Yummy quiches!

Tonight I made broccoli and cheese and bacon, broccoli and cheese quiches. Always a family favorite!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yummy Green Chile Turkey Stew!!

I made this tonight and it was good! Especially on a cool rainy night.

Green Chile Turkey Stew: 1 1/2 of olive oil, 1 1/2 - 2 lbs turkey tenderloin cut into chunks, 2 teaspoons salt (I use sea salt), 4 medium potatoes chopped (I used 2 white and 2 sweet), 1 small onion diced, 3-4 cloves of garlic chopped, 8 oz. of fire roasted green chiles chopped or diced, 1 large can of corn and about 3/4 to a cup of veggie or chicken broth. In a large skillet heat oil over high heat and add turkey and 1 tsp salt. Cook and stir occasionally until meat is lightly browned. Add potatoes, onions, garlic and cook until onions are tender (a few minutes). Put mixture into a large stock pot and add chilies, corn and about 3/4 cup or so of broth (I used veggie as that is what I had), then add water until mixture is just covered. I also added a couple of dashes of cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer about an hour.
Serve with a little shredded cheese and it is good with tortilla chips too!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Yummy Crock pot BBQ Chicken..........

We had this tonight served over baked potatoes and it was good. Here is how I did it:
I took 3 chicken breasts, 1/2 bottle of good BBQ sauce, 1/4 cup of red wine and olive oil dressing, 2 tbsp. brown sugar and 1 tbsp worstershire sauce. Then I threw the breasts in the crock pot, mixed the other ingredients together and poured the mixture on top. I wanted it all a little sweeter so I drizzled some molasses and agave nectar on top. I also added sliced onion and a little garlic. I cooked it on high for 3 hours. Then I shredded the chicken with 2 forks, added another drizzle or too of agave nectar, added a touch of flour to thicken a bit, stirred and cooked it on low for another hour. We had it over baked potato but you cooked make a sandwich out of it too.
Either way it was yummy!

P.S. It would be good with a little heat added to it too!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Garlic is popping up!

My garlic is popping up - spring is around the corner? :)
I will see if my husband can take a picture of them and post them. Planting seems to be around the corner. I wish it would stop raining long enough for me to clean up some of my gardening areas.

Happy dreaming of spring planting!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year!

Happy New Year! I will try to be better at updating the blog in the New Year. I baked lots of treats this season. I made truffles for the first time - messy! As well as pound cake and cookies.
As for gardening will be in full swing again before you know it!
I did try beets this winter but the pretty good freeze we had got to those and my some of my carrots before I could. I did get my winter salad mix and lettuce before it froze though! Yummy!

Well....I will have to post pics soon or have my hubby do it for me. ;)