Sunday, March 7, 2010

Great Food...

Even though I have been workings TONS
here have been some of the foods i have made.

Notice, a few:)

Au Gratin Potatoes
I've never made this before, but i had too many potatoes to use. 
For this I used, (roughly)

8-10 russet potatoes( made two dishes)
1/2 lb of Velveeta Cheese, cut into small cubes
1/2-3/4 cup Sour Cream( 3 large spoon fulls)
2 tbsp butter for the topping
about 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
pepper and little salt

I pretty much just mixed all of the ingredients together, except the breadcrumbs and butter
so that every potato had cheese and sour cream on it.

I then put it into the dish and topped it with small tabs of butter 
with the breadcrumbs sprinkled on the top.

YUM, LOVED IT. I hate them because they have a odd cheese taste normally and are too watery 
for my liking, but this was perfect.

For Valentine's Day I made tri-colored
cupcakes for my clients at work. 
They really enjoyed them, and they were SUPER cute!

I made them using regular white cake mix, red food coloring, and strawberry flavoring oil.
All you do is pour 1/4 of the white cake batter in the muffin cups. (1 box made 24 cupcakes)
then you put a little red color in to make the remaining cake mix pink. Add strawberry oil (like 5-6 drops)

separate that in half and take one remaining half and color it a deeper red. 

 I used my PAMPERED CHEF Decorator Set

to squeeze the colors in the center. First the red then the pink.
(And the center has three different colors:)

For Austin and My 4th official year of dating, I made him
spicy burgers with fries and our favorite beers. 

I add veggies like green and red bell peppers, garlic, onion, chives and sometimes
roasted red peppers in my burgers to give Austin as many veggies as i can.
of course on whole wheat buns and
Austin's favorite... fries!!!

For those beer lovers, I had Fosters and he had Coors Light!

While craving peanut butter, i decided to amp up Austin's Grandmother's
DELICIOUS three ingredient PB Cookie. (She puts a chocolate star in the center,
however i didn't)

I made them 4 ingredient by adding Oatmeal(gotta get more fiber somewhere in these)

its just:

1 egg
1 cup sugar 
(i use half Brown Sugar and half White)
1 cup creamy Peanut Butter

and i added 1 cup Oatmeal

cook at 335 for about 8-10 minutes. 
Just so you know, once you start you can't stop!

Chicken Parmesan

I used what i had in the house and used the flat
lasagna no bake noodles and layered it with spaghetti sauce 
(about 3 layers)
then put slightly thawed chicken nuggets on the top together tightly
and put cheese and more sauce on top. 

Put in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes, 20 covered and 20 not. 

Man, I surprised myself on this one!!!

Those are just a few I had the camera near me. 

Hope you enjoy!!!


  1. I wanna try the cookie recipe! Yum x 10.

    Happy 4 years by the way!

  2. thank-you so much for the sweet comment! and the sweet recipes!!! i'm glad you enjoy my humble ramblings!