Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Treats!!

Hello all,

One day last week, Pecan Pie sounded super good!  So I made one!=)

And for dinner, Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast!

I can't believe it's almost half-way through November already!!
My mom is wanting to start decorating next week for Christmas.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin Treats from Bloggers!!!=)

This post, as you can tell, is a group post!! I was asked a couple months ago to be in on it, and now is the time to post it!!=)

For my part in this group post, I made Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
I got this recipe from Taste of Home and added some extra spices to it.  Haven't heard a bad thing about it!!
Actually, gave it to a friend as a birthday present.  And everyone who tried the cake in his family wrote a note to me about how much they liked it!!

The next lovely lady is Carmen, from Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul.
For the Pumpkin Post, she made Pumpkin Gooey Cake, which looks wonderful!!
 "After making fat free desserts one Thanksgiving, everyone in my family missed the Pumpkin Gooey Cake. It is now a must that I bake this cake for Thanksgiving."-Carmen

The next yummy pumpkin treat is by Bonnie of Sweet Life.
Her treat was Pumpkin Tamales.
"Why should Tamales be limited to only dinner...why not dessert?"-Bonnie

Then there is Gloria of The Gingersnap Girl
She made Pumpkin Pots de Creme with Candied Spicy Pecans.
"Pumpkin rocks, need I say more?"-Gloria

Next is Jen of  NJEPicurean.
Here yummy was Creamy Pumpkin Custard with Rum-Raisin Compote.
"I was sold at the description of this pumpkin dessert- 'The texture is somewhere between a Creme Brulee and a light and airy Cheesecake."-Jen

Last but certainly not least is Rebecca of Beurrista.
Here wonderful looking treat was Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!
"Remembrance of a fun weekend getaway with college girlfriends."-Rebecca

All of these Pumpkin treats look so wonderful, wish I would have been able to try them all!!=)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Catching up!!=)

Hello all!!!=)

Goodness, I'm getting really slow at this Blogging.  Life has been a little busy, so haven't had much time to post what I've been cooking lately, which has thankfully been quite a bit!!

 I can't remember exactly what this recipe was called, but it was pasta with Chicken, Artichokes, Cappers.  The sauce was a mixture of Lemon and Cream Cheese.  Super yummy!!
 I also made French Bread to go along with it!!

 Made a Pumpkin Cheese cake, which was wonderful!!
 This Creamy White Chili was wonderful, if I do say so myself!!;)

 That night I made an Apple Crisp, with Apple Pie filling we had in the freezer.  Forgot to put in the Oats..oops!!
My sister Rachel and I watched Julie and Julia!!=)  Watching that movie is bad sometimes, cause you just want to eat and cook all the time!!!  haha.

The next week, we loved the Apple Crisp so much, I decided to make more!!=)
 This time I remembered the Oats ;)

My dad, Rachel, and I are HUGE fans of the A&E series of PG Wodehouses: Jeeves and Wooster.
Soooo, we watched a couple that night!=)

This past Satuday, Rachel and I went with our cousins to an Apple Orchard.
All of the good apples were on the tops of the trees, of course.  The signs said NOT to climb the trees.  But my cousin Ian (who is my age) and I didn't really follow the rules..haha.  But we sure got some wonderful apples!!=)
So I made a pie with some of them, and probably could make 4 more!!

Besides all of this, I've made a lot more.
A few meals for my brother's band, which included: Italian Beef Sandwhiches one night.  Mac and Cheese and Sandwhiches another night.

Last week, we had some friends over and I made Chili and Corn Bread.  I didn't have a dessert made, so a little before dinner I asked my dear friend Morgan what I should make.  He suggested Cinnamon Rolls, and so that seemed like a wonderful plan to me, so I made some!!

Alas, didn't get any pictures of any of it, which is a bummer=/

Anyway, hope you all have been well and enjoying this lovely Autumn Weather!!=)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rice Pudding

Hello all,

The other night, I made some Rice Pudding.

It was just my mom, sister Rachel, and I home that night.  It was quite nice.

Rice Pudding is pretty much Custard with some cooked Rice in it.  This recipe called for some Raisins, so that added some sweetness to it.
It was super yummy!!=)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Not Campbell's or Pillsbury...

Hello dears,

Thanks so much for watching the music video I posted on my last post.  Greatly appreciate it and so does the band!!=)

Last night, my friend Tiffany came over.  She had a cold, so I made Chicken Noodle Soup and Biscuits for dinner.
Homemade of course!!=)

Photos by my lovely sister Rachel!=)

I made the Biscuits with Spelt Flour, so that's why they aren't as fluffy.
Gotta have some homemade Raspberry Jam!!
Tiffany brought me some Daisies=)

It was a wonderful night indeed!!
We took some pictures, did Pilate (haha), and watched The Princess Diaries 2.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nothing to do with food....

Hello all,

This post has nothing to do with food.

My brother's band, The Great Flood Catastrophe, made their first music video this past week!!
It took a day to film it, there were about 25 of us all together, including the band.
My brother is the singer!!=)

Please check it out and the rest of their music.
Thanks a bunch!!=)

I'll get back to food ASAP!!;)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fresh dinner...

Hello all,

The weather has just been lovely!!  Fall is coming!!=)

Tonight, we had a nice, yummy, and fresh dinner.

Spring Rolls!!

Thanks to a good friend of mine, I got some Rice Paper.

Pictures by my sister Rachel!=)
For the filling, I did: Carrots, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Cilantro, and Rice Noodles.

For the sauce, it was a mixture of: Water, Soy Sauce, Cornstarch, Rice Vinegar, and Sugar.
It was super yummy!!=)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

End of summer treats and a Fall trip....

Hello all,

Goodness, had it really been over two weeks since my last post?!  Wow, time flies.  Can't believe the first day of September is tomorrow!!
I really have been cooking/baking, just seem to eat it before the camera has time to take the photos!;)  Tehe.

A few days ago, I made one of my best friends a Coconut Cream Pie.  Even when it sat in the car for 3 hours, it still tasted good!=)

Making progress on the Harry Potter books.  Just about done with the 4th one.

Got a job at a coffee shop...!!!  I was hired about two weeks ago.  It's been great so far.  It's about a 20 minute drive for me one way.  This morning, we were super busy, which was great.  So grateful to have a job, cause I know how difficult it has been for people to find one.

On to cooking.

Since I've been waking up at 6 for work, I've decided to made quick breakfast food.
So yesterday, I made some Morning Muffins.
They have shredded Carrots, Coconut, and Raisins in them.  Yum.  The recipe called for chopped nuts, but I didn't add them.

For dinner, I made Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.
The recipe called for Half and Half, but I used one part Chicken Broth and two parts Milk.
It turned out yummy, I had seconds!!=)

Also, I am taking a little trip at the end of October!!
My sister Rachel, is a HUGE Harry Potter fan.  And ever since we found out about the new theme park in Universal Studios, she has been wanting to go and had a fund saved up for the ticket.
The park opened June 18th.  Well, I've been telling her how we are going to go someday and how I am going to take her.  Like we never thought it could happen.  But I was dead serious.  So I talked to my parents about wanting to take her.  So on October 25th, we are flying out of Indianapolis to Orlando, staying the night in a super cool hotel, the 26th spending the whole day at the park, and flying back home the 27th.  I secretly planned this and surprised her with the trip, paying for her plane ticket and park ticket.  My brother's band played a show at our house, and I played a set with my cousin Ian, brother Aaron, and friend Morgan. So during the set, I had her come to the front and told her the plan.  She cried.
So yes, very excited about the trip.
This is a photo from the opening ceremonies, it's going to be so magical.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!!=)

Friday, August 13, 2010

A late birthday cake...

Hello all!!

My goodness, it's been too long since I've done a post.  
It's been very hot outside, so turning on the oven makes the house even hotter!!

And for another thing, I've started reading the Harry Potter books again, and I'm glued to the books!!=)
I started reading those books when I was 10.  I've read the whole series once, and the 5th and the 6th one twice.  My sister Rachel has been giving me a hard time that I've only read them once, and who I can call myself a true Harry Potter fan.  She is funny!!=)

I have been cooking a bit, but seem to forget to take pictures.  For one reason, because my sister went to Michigan with our cousins and aunt, and took the camera with her.  So yeah.

Story time: So my friend Tiffany's 18th birthday was March 22nd and she asked if I would make her a Carrot Cake.  We both got busy and it seemed like she would never get her cake.  Finally, Wednesday night, she got her cake!!=)

She LOVED it!!  So that is wonderful!!=)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pie cooling on the porch....

Hello dears,

Today just seemed like a pie day.

There was some pie crust in the freezer that I had bought for 4th of July that I never used.  So thawed it out and made a Blueberry Pie!!=)

Went with the lattice top!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rainy evening grilling...

Hello dears,

This evening, it rained so hard!!  I actually think it hailed a bit.  It was crazy, but lovely.
Thankfully it stopped just in time for grilling.

Grilled Asparagus, yummy!!=)

Italian Sausages and Beef Franks
Mac and Cheese!!

July has gone by so fast, but it's been wonderful!!=)