Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes from Scratch

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This recipe makes 22 cupcakes. I baked them at 350 for 20 minutes. This is the first cupcakes I've ever made from scratch and I must say they are fabulous! Homemade cake is the best!

Pictured here with the Quick Jello Frosting.

Quick Jello Frosting

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Super easy to make! You can make any flavor of frosting you can find in Jello...this is strawberry.  Its very yummy and easy! I refrigerated mine after I made it.

Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Salmon Marinade

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This was incredible! I will be making this in the summer on the grill!

For the oven I baked it at 425 for 16 minutes because we like ours super well done! I also used Cayenne pepper instead of lemon pepper which gave it a nice kick! I marinated it for 4 hours.

Yummy Yummy and my hubby says it kinda tastes like a sweet jerk! I bet thus would be great on chicken!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Family Member in the Hospital Roast Bag

One bag of carrots and one onion cut up and put in one bag with no air.

One large roast.

3 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut up and blanched in one bag with no air.
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One packet of onion soup mix.

One package of Oreos.

Perfect dinner for the crock pot for a family who has a member in the hospital.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie

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This was super easy and yummy and made from scratch! I have been trying to use up left over chips from Christmas cookies so this was perfect! We ended up cooking ours for 50 seconds.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lamb Shepherd's Pie

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I followed this recipe pretty much exactly except instead of making the sauce in a separate sauce pan, I used the frying pan I cooked the meat in so the sauce had any drippings in it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Grasshopper Brownies

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The only change I made was instead of using corn syrup in the chocolate glaze, I used honey.

DIY Green Beer

Light beer
2 drops green food coloring

Mix well and enjoy!

This is for the cheep ppl like me who don't like going out with the crazies on St. Patty's Day :0)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

How to keep guacamole from browning?

We buy guacamole at whole foods every Saturday for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. The first time we did this it was only good one day bc it turned brown and gross. This weekend I tried taking cling wrap and putting it directly on top of the guacamole eliminating any air contract and then put the container lid back on. Bam it worked!

Air = death to guac!

How do you eat your grapefruit?

5 Health Benefits to Eating Grapefruit
Grapefruit can reduce your risk of what?
I cut mine in half and use a grapefruit knife and then I sprinkle it with Splenda. How do you eat your grapefruit?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring/Easter Wreaths

My friend Katelyn and I did our Spring/Easter Wreaths and I must say they turned out AMAZING!  We make a wonderful team!

My Wreath

Mine again.

Katelyn's Wreath

Her's again.