Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apple Crostata

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I have been wanting to make a crostata for some time now and also to perfect my pie dough.

I have always made pretty good pie dough and have used several different recipes such as my No Fail Pie Crust or one my friend Kathy gave me that used vinegar and an egg that always was a hit too.  But still and all not EVERY pie crust tastes the same when I make them and it can be very frustrating; so yesterday I did a little experiment with some pie dough.

I used my mini Cuisinart (that I bought at Costco) and made three separate batches of pie dough. One with all butter and some sugar that I saw Ina make, one with all butter flavored Crisco and half the amount of sugar, and the last one with butter flavored Crisco and no sugar added.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Melt in your Mouth Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

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I'm finally back after several months off planning my daughters wedding, whew!

I have missed you guys and blogging so much lately and with the way technology changes with the wind it'll be a miracle if I can even remember how to write a post.

With only three of us living at home most days I decided it was time to get myself a new (smaller) crock pot.  And beings as I LOVE my All Clad 7qt. slow cooker I decided to try the All Clad 4 Qt. Slow Cooker for smaller meals.  Both are available at Williams Sonoma or Amazon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I'm sure you're wondering where I've been???

I thought it was time to let you all know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth OR stopped blogging.

I'm taking a little time off in preparation for my daughter Jessica's wedding in September.

We have also been out of town on some much needed vacations and I haven't had time to blog.  

But rest assured I'll be back in full swing by October. 

Thank you for being so patient and loyal in your following of my blog and social media sites.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Chipotle Chicken Salad {Healthy}

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I have decided it's time to get in shape and start making better choices on what we eat.

I have been going to the gym now for a few months and we have been trying to follow Clean Eating as much as possible.

But let me just say, I'm not on a diet!  Every time I try a diet all I do is waste time and energy with loosing and gaining weight.

This time I want it to be a lifestyle change to healthier choices and keep eating this way for life.

That doesn't mean I won't still be making cookies and cakes.  I just won't be eating them on a daily basis like I used to.

We also cut out most of the bread products (notice I said MOST, not all) and are eating a lot more fruits & veggies with protein.

I can honestly say, I don't miss eating the way I used to and I feel so much better already.

This is one of my new lunch items I've been eating and it is so delicious that you don't even need to go to the restaurant to get a Chipotle Chicken Salad.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fruit Bruschetta with Cheese Spread and Balsamic Reduction Sauce

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I was given the chance to review some wonderful products from Nazareth Secret a few months ago.

I was sent a wonderful Date Spreada jar of Honey, and some Beautiful Candles.

I was so taken with the honey.  It has the most subtle and delicate of flavors and has the most beautiful color.

The Nazareth Secret Honey comes from the Star Thistle flowers harvested in the hills of Nazareth.

I decided to finally make some Fruit Bruschetta that I have been wanting to try.  The honey pairs perfectly with the cream and goat cheeses to give them a little bit of a sweet flavor and it made a wonderful drizzle for over the Balsamic reduction sauce.

I have used this honey in my tea and stirred it into yogurt for a great breakfast.

I will definitely be using this for years to come and I would encourage you to try some today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Garlic, Herb, & Cheese stuffed Crescents

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I was looking for something new to make as a bread side dish for dinner when I stumbled across this amazingly easy recipe over at Lauren's Latest blog.

She has a great assortment of delicious recipes and this one was perfect for what I needed.

I am always looking for new an inventive ways to serve my family some sort of bread at dinner; whether they need it or not, lol. And I knew as soon as I read the ingredients this one was perfect for my bread and cheese loving family :)

I decided to try them after school and the kids gobbled them up so fast that I ended up making a second batch for dinner!