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Friday, April 20, 2012

Banana Cake Bites

{chopped up pound cake to form bites}
{Vanilla pudding and banana as a binder}

{placed them in cupcake holders..great for serving}
Came across Banana Cake Bites and thought they were super fun.  Its is a easy little treat to serve at a party! Instead of making the pound cake and making the pudding I got pre-made. It was just as good and it was easy to make.  I recommend topping the cakes with diced walnuts.  Im going to try that with the rest of the batch!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chicken Shepards Pie

This recipe Chicken Shepards Pie is a healthier version of  a beef one.   I always like to make a casserole or dish at the end of the week.  My man and I end up eating it all within a couple of days for lunch.  This recipe involves a lot of chopping and slicing {make sure you have a helper}.  Its like having a complete meal with this one dish.  It has chicken, egg, cheese, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes.  My man said"Put that on the make again list"  Im guessing its a winner:} 
{what it should look like before the potatoes and oven}


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Picture Necklace Holder

{What you need}
{pic is a little}
  I was having a horrible day (finding out my new niece was born today made it better:)) I still needed a creative outlet to get my mind off some things.  Making a trip to Michaels always makes me happy! I've been searching for a jewelry box I actually like, with no luck.  I purchased glue, picture frame, cool piece of paper, and some pins.  Cost me ten dollars, not bad. It looks really nice on my wall holding my necklaces!  It only took me five minutes to make.  I love it, what do you think?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb

{should look like this after it cooks to hardball point}
{semi-sweet chocolate melting}
I decided to make some candy today... the good thing about this recipe Hokey Pokey {aka Honeycomb} is there are only a couple things you need.  I did attempt this twice before I got it just right.  The recipe does not tell you to cook the sugar and syrup to the hardball stage{which is why I had to do this twice}.  I have always loved this candy! I remember getting it at a candy store all the time.  Super excited that I can whip up a batch anytime now=} It took me right back to when I was little.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiris

Today it was The first day in a long time it has been hot outside.  Im not a huge drinker, but every now and then a drink sounds good.  I only will drink something if its sweet, so i decided to make Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiris.  I changed the recipe a little.  I prefer lemon over lime, split the fruit half pineapple half strawberry.  My man and I love this drink! Its about 112 calories a serving, not bad! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Adobo sauce : Substitutes, Ingredients, Equivalents

Adobo sauce : Substitutes, Ingredients, Equivalents

Fried Green Tomato Salad with Chipotle Dressing

[Letting my tomatoes dry out with salt.  I chose to use cornmeal to fry them}
Finished it off with some chicken:}
I decide to make something that takes me back..Fried Green Tomato Salad with Chipotle Dressing.  Since I am half Creole, I have fond memories of my mom making fried green tomatoes for me.  Here is a little spin to it.  To say that this was an easy recipe would make me a liar.  Making the dressing from scratch while tomatoes are frying is not ideal.  The green tomatoes were difficult to find but the Adobe sauce was almost impossible.  After 3 stores, I finally found it at a random mexican store.  I found the recipe to make the sauce and that seemed even more difficult! so the search was well worth it.  Despite the hassle, it was two thumbs up!