Deciding what recipe to share with you this week for Hispanic Heritage Month inspired me to make something that I have not made in ages: flan. What is flan? Flan is a delicious cooked custard. There really is nothing like it in my opinion. It can be very hard to describe. When done correctly, the… Continue reading Classic Cuban Flan
Whole wheat? No refined sugar? Vegan?!? Don't worry, I'm not going all 'crunchy' on you. I'm just a mama trying to get her toddler to eat veggies. I think I fed Cupcake too many carrots when she was a baby, because one day around 11 months old she just started rejecting them. She loves peas,… Continue reading Vegan Mini Carrot Muffins
Tomorrow is Mother's Day & what do all mothers love? Brunch! That's what we're doing at my house, anyway. Brunch with the extended family. And these scones are on the menu! I got this scone recipe from my dear friend Beth, who gives me so many great recipes, who got it from the book Ten… Continue reading Blueberry & White Chocolate Chip Cream Scones
Everyone has to play 'Pantry Roulette' with dinner every now and then. Whether it's a budget thing, an expiration date thing, or a grocery shopping thing. This recipe was born from the last. We needed something for dinner, but I would not be able to go grocery shopping for a few more days. I didn't… Continue reading Cheeseburger Lasagna Rolls
Guys, I had pizza on the menu for tonight before even realizing it was National Pizza Day!
Tonight I’m making a buffalo chicken pizza on this homemade pizza dough.
I’m definitely not a pizza dough novice anymore. It might be time to do an updated pizza post soon! Until then, use this recipe to make your own delicious pizza. 🙂
I experienced some firsts with this recipe: first time using the dough hook on my KitchenAid mixer, first time ever using yeast, & first time using my new pizza & pastry roller!
My friend Beth has pizza every Friday. I love her life! She almost always makes it from scratch, & after enjoying some of her awesome pizzas myself, I asked for the recipe.
She shared that it’s from one of her favorite cookbooks: Brown Eggs and Jam Jars.
This dough was really easy to make, even for a yeast novice like me. I halved the original – if I messed this up I didn’t want to waste like 5 cups of flour! – & used ‘regular’ flours instead of bread flour. The results were wonderful. The dough calls for honey, but it is not an overly sweet crust, so don’t omit it.
I had to Google how yeast is supposed to…
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Sometimes mami just needs a chocolate fix & there is nothing prepared in the house. That's where this super easy fudge recipe comes in! This is a one bowl recipe - a microwave safe bowl. That's part of what makes this recipe so amazing - no cooking! You pretty much just dump the ingredients in… Continue reading Cocoa Powder Microwave Fudge
I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was wonderful!
My husband & I hosted for the very first time, & thankfully everything went off without a hitch! The food was delicious & the company was awesome.
One of the best parts about hosting is that we have all the leftovers!
We had all of the traditional sides; stuffing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes ,etc. I used this recipe for Crockpot Mashed Potatoes & they came out amazing! Everybody loved them, but there’s only so much mashed potato you can eat in one sitting. Especially when there are so many other yummy foods! Needless to say we have a considerable amount of mashed potatoes left.
When I was younger my dad used to make potato pancakes with the leftover mashed potatoes from big family dinners. This morning I introduced my husband to this novel idea.
It’s very simple – mix in some cheese to your…
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Merry Christmas! In my house, Christmas doesn't truly end until Three Kings Day. Granted, it's not quite as magical anymore after the 25th. Also, Cupcake's birthday is before Three Kings Day, so we do want to pause Christmas & give her her own special day. BUT STILL - Three Kings Day marks the "official" end… Continue reading Homemade Christmas Gifts
I've seen several Pinterest posts about the 'hack' of making dulce de leche from a can of condensed milk. I always kind of chuckle to myself, because my family has been doing that for generations! I have vivid memories of my mom boiling cans of condensed milk either in the pressure cooker, or just a… Continue reading Crockpot Dulce De Leche
Our family buys bananas often. I try to be strategic when I buy them so that we can have a few days of perfectly ripe bananas, yet there always seems to be one lonely banana left that turns too black too quickly. There are lots of ways to use overripe bananas, but most of the… Continue reading Easy ‘One-Banana’ Banana Bread