Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

This weekend, I made a discovery that is changing my cookie decorating life!  I think there are two things that set apart okay cookie decorators from great cookie artists. And I struggle with both. Hooray! One is icing consistency and the second is color. We're talking about color today.  There are some people who can visualize colors and determine what will look great together. Then, they can mix food colors to achieve those colors. I can't do either. If I just follow my … [Read more...]

Almond Pound Cake

almond pound cake

You guys... This cake.   I've made four of them in the last four weeks. It is so good.   It all started when I wanted to make a trifle. I needed a pound cake recipe, so I did a quick search and found a recipe. When it came out of the oven, I wanted to skip the trifle and just eat the cake. So, I just had to make another almond pound cake.  Then I made one for my Grandpa's birthday. Then I made another one just for me. Seriously.  I've kept it on top of the … [Read more...]

Lettuce Wedge Bites

Lettuce Wedge Bites

One more week until the Super Bowl. You still have a little time to plan your menu. One of my favorite salads is the lettuce wedge.  It's simple and really tasty. If you want something that contains a little fiber for your feast, then consider making Lettuce Wedge Bites.  All the tastiness of the wedge salad in a bite. Genius! Just grab your favorite thick cut bacon and cook it up. Just don't get it too crispy, or it will kinda fall apart on the skewer. If you can find … [Read more...]

Bite Sized Bloomin’ Onions

bite-sized bloomin' onions

The SuperBowl is right around the corner.  And while I am not actually that interested in the game, I am interested in the food.   I remember when Outback Steakhouse first entered my field of vision. Their claim to fame was the bloomin' onion. I love onion rings, and the bloomin' onion is just another version of breaded, fried onion. But what if you could make bite sized version? A little while ago, I wondered what would happen if you fried pearl onions to make an … [Read more...]

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

gingered spaghetti squash

Remember a couple years ago when people were trying to convince everyone that spaghetti squash was a good substitute for actual spaghetti? I never was convinced. My brother and sister-in-law harvested a huge garden this year year. And they, perhaps, misjudged how much squash to plant. They got about 3.5 million squash. Lucky for them, I love squash. Even if it IS NOT a substitute for pasta. There is a reason these kind of squash are called winter squash.  They keep for a … [Read more...]