This Valentine’s Day I was wanting to do a special recipe for you guys. But I will be honest- the stress of my job had me in a rut! I just could not think of one. Then I was asked to participate in a Valentine’s promotion! I love a cooking challenge! The only challenge though was what ever I made could not be a box mix- and it had to be made in this beautiful dish!
In case you missed it, we have moved to a new acreage! We have 5 acres that includes a pond, 2 peach trees, and 3 apple trees! Yes, 3! And the best part is they are fully mature apple trees. We have one Delicious tree, One Jonathan, and one Gala tree. The Delicious apples didn’t look so hot by the time we moved in so we haven’t been using those. But I made sure to pick a box each of the Gala and the Jonathan apples. I don’t know why I picked this many. I honestly don’t have time to do anything with them. I thought about canning some for an apple pie filler and giving them as Christmas gifts.
This summer I was determined to challenge myself. My mother in law thought a cake that we had for my son’s birthday was gluten free. Unfortunately it was not, but luckily we caught her before she ate it. So I knew I needed to challenge myself because, well- strawberry cake is just delicious!
Ever since I have received my Nostalgia Electrics Ice Cream Maker I have been having a blast using it! I have told you about my Mint Chocolate Chip and my Strawberries and Creme ice cream. I have been trying to figure out what I can do that would be just as wonderful.
With summer in full spring there is nothing like a big ol’ bowl of fresh fruit. However, it is really frustrating to have to stick your hand into a big bowl of juice, just to get to the piece of fruit. OK, so maybe that is just me but hey, it is still frustrating!
Have you ever started to make dinner and realize that you don’t have one key ingredient? That happened to me tonight. I started dinner at my usual time. I was craving some tacos because it has been a few months since having them (summer time I cook outside). I opened up my spice cabinet only to find I was missing Taco Seasoning! Ugh! Frantic I went to my computer to find out what all is IN taco seasoning. Luckily I had most ingredients for the recipe I found but had to substitute some. Wow! It was WAY better then what I buy! The best part- because of the spices I buy: I knew 100% for sure there was NO MSG and NO GLUTEN!
It’s that time! As a lot of you know I am a Good Cook (sponsor) Kitchen Expert. One thing I love about this is the challenges that they give us! Well the time is here for a new challenge plus a chance for you to win!
You will have a chance to build your “Ideal Kitchen Drawer” on the GoodCook.com site! Choose up to 15 items you would like to have in your drawer and then enter to win those items! Don’t know what to choose? No worries! The Good Cook Kitchen Experts are on top of it! Some of us have put together our kitchen drawer essentials lists and you will be able to check those out below and on the site! To kick things off, June 2nd-June 7th you can participate on Facebook to win some extra products to add to your drawer. There will be instant winners as well so you can resubmit or select a new drawer daily!
We are at it again! Challenge time! Starting June 2nd Good Cook (sponsor) is running a Kitchen Drawer Contest! You would be able to select items that you would love to add to your Kitchen Drawer and someone will have a chance to win their dream drawer! But more exact details will be posted later. Here are 5 items that I highly recommend adding to your drawer:
Spring is in the air and with that comes some really good summer time and spring time desserts. It has been 3 years since I have gone gluten free which means 3 years since one of my favorite desserts. Strawberry Shortcake. Oh how I miss those delicious soft cakes topped with strawberries and whip cream.