Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DIY Mason Jar Healthy Snack Kit

I really need to start eating healthy...
I've put on a few pounds and it's time to do something about it!

I saw a great idea for a healthy snack kit 
using a Mason Jar on Pinterest...

DIY Mason Jar Healthy Snack Kit

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bring Dessert!

A last minute Memorial Day invite 
had me headed for the kitchen...

flag tray

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Easy Football Party Appetizers

These delicious football party appetizers
can be whipped up in a snap!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you know me you know that I don't like to cook...

I sure do like to bake!
and here is the only thing better 
 than Banana Bread...

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

3-4 ripe bananas mashed
1/3 c. melted butter or margarine
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 egg

Mash the bananas, add the melted butter
Beat in egg, add vanilla
Mix well. 
Add the sugar, salt, and the baking soda
Mix in the flour
Add 3/4 c. chocolate chips
(I use a mixture of mini and regular chips)

Pour into a loaf pan

Bake for 60 minutes
at 350 degrees

Let cool and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream...

Hey, what's a few more calories??




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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mulling Spice Recipe

I was intrigued by a recipe for 
I read about on

I did not however have the 
Packaged Mulling Spice
that Susan used in her recipe...

I did the next best thing....
I Googled how to make my own....

I added 1/4 cup of homemade 
Mulling Spice
to a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple
and a 14 oz. can of whole cranberry
and 1/2 cup of crushed pecans
(as per Susan's recipe)

I mixed it all together and believe me...


I can't wait to serve it on Thanksgiving!

While I was at it I decided to make Cranberry Bread...
I used a Krusteaz Fat Free Cranberry Orange box mix. Instead of adding the can of cranberry-orange that came with the box, I mixed the can of cranberry-orange
with a cup of the homemade cranberry relish and added it to the bread mix.  I used the little can it came with as my measurement for the relish...

Now the cranberry-orange bread had pecans, pineapple, cranberry, and orange!

And now being a crafter and not really a cook...

I couldn't stop there...

I filled several jars with the homemade 
Mulling Spice
added a label and I'm giving it 
to my guests for Thanksgiving....

Mix 1/2 a cup of Mulling Spice and 1 cup of water
into 2 cups of red wine, cider or tea. Simmer and
you have a delicious treat 
for the holidays!

It makes your house smell great too!

Happy Thanksgiving!
xo Susan
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100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
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Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
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Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Healthy Zucchini Bread

I should do more baking. I used to bake all the time...
My brother gave me some beautiful little round zucchinis 
so I decided to make some zucchini bread... 

I doctored up a basic zucchini recipe to make it a little 
more healthy and to call it my own...

Zucchini Bread

2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/4 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. applesauce
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. oats
2  t. vanilla
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
2 c. shredded zucchini... remove the seeds!
1/2 c. sunflower seeds

Cream together the sugar, eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla.  
Mix dry ingredients together, add to the creamed mixture and beat. (I used the electric mixer) 
Add grated zucchini. 
Stir in nuts

Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
It is so nice and moist! 
The kids love it too!

I also made the pedestal dish by gluing a very cool 
French plate to the top of a candlestick with E6000.  
My dome fit perfectly!


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Bug Off!

Pretty, practical and solves my problem!

When we're having dinner outside,  
or when I'm Jim's cooking and dinner is waiting to be served...
Those darn pesky flies are buzzing around because the kids and the dogs are in and out all summer and the door is never closed...

This is a great idea!

It looks like a cute little lace umbrella...

but when you pull the ball at the top...

it pops open into a tent...

Quick and easy!
...with pretty little lace around the bottom.

The perfect solution for me for when I'm Jim's cooking dinner and for the dinner table. 
They serve the purpose and they look so pretty.


I've seen these before in many shapes and styles...
but these little cuties are at CVS right now for $1.00.

They come in several colors but for me...
white is the winner!
(Jim likes them too)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

So Cool! Fresh Eggs?

Don't get too used to a cooking post from me....
I don't cook....I create!
Welcome to 
That's So Cool!  #9

Do you know how to tell if an egg is fresh?

I found this tip in my

Gently place your eggs in a bowl of cold water...

Very fresh eggs will sink to the bottom and lie on their side.

Somewhat fresh eggs will stand on end and 
bob around in the water.

Old eggs will float-
Throw those out!

Very Cool!
But I still hate to cook! 

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