Cinnamon Sugar Puffs

Ingredients:2/3 Cups Melted Butter2 Eggs3 tsp Baking Powder1 tsp Salt1/2 tsp Nutmeg1 Cup Milk3 Cups Flour Topping:1 Cup Melted Butter2 tsp Cinnamon2 Cups Sugar Directions:*Mix all ingredients (except for topping). Put into well greased cupcake tin (should make 15-18 puffs).*Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.*Mix cinnamon and sugar in a plastic bag. Dip puffs intoContinue reading “Cinnamon Sugar Puffs”

Book Review: The Ask and the Answer

The Ask and the Answer is the second book in the Chaos Walking series. So, disclaimer, I listened to this one. I would have preferred to read it but as I neared the end of The Knife of Never Letting Go I ordered the trilogy on Thriftbooks and failed to realize that I was orderingContinue reading “Book Review: The Ask and the Answer”

Homemade Whipped Cream

Ingredients:1 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream6-8 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar1 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract1 Tablespoon Skimmed Milk Powder Directions: Mix it all together in the food processor, be careful not to over whip. When using a hand mixer, stiff peaks will begin to appear on the surface.

Pizza Dough

Ingredients: 1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp) Active Dry Yeast1 Tablespoon White Sugar1 Cup Water1 Teaspoon Salt2 Tablespoons Olive Oil2 1/2 Cups Flour Directions:1) Preheat Oven to 400 degrees2) Put yeast and sugar into a large bowl.3) Heat water in a microwave safe dish (30 seconds should do the trick) and pour over yeast and sugar.Continue reading “Pizza Dough”

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Have you ever read a book you couldn’t put down? You think, “one more chapter before bed.” And you get to the end but then you have to see what’s going to happen! That’s this book. It’s been a while since I posted a book review and that’s mostly due to the fact that IContinue reading “Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go”

Homemade Lemonade

1 3/4 Cups White Sugar 8 Cups Water 1 1/2 Cups Lemon Juice Throw it all into a pitcher and stir. Pretty easy right? We had five lemons that I’d ordered through Walmart Pick-up for Lemon Squares but then we got impatient to make those lemon squares and I forgot to take lemons off theContinue reading “Homemade Lemonade”

Lemon Squares

Crust3 Sticks (1 1/2 Cups) of Butter (softened)3/4 Cup White Sugar3 Cups Flour1/4 Teaspoon Salt Filling6 Eggs (room temp)3 Cups Sugar2 Tablespoons lemon zest (I used peel)1 Cup Lemon Juice (feeling ambitious? freshly squeeze this – I am not ambitious).1 Cup Flour ToppingPowdered sugar Directions1) Butter a 9×13 baking pan2) Cream butter, sugar and saltContinue reading “Lemon Squares”

40 Before 40: Get A Keyboard

Well, I did it! Now I need to find my old piano books. I’ve also ordered a Ben Folds piano book with “The Luckiest” in it since that’s also on my bucketlist. The kids were very interested…a little too interested, so I have it in my bedroom to make sure no one plays with itContinue reading “40 Before 40: Get A Keyboard”

Monkey Bread

Ingredients:1/2 Cup White Sugar1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon2 Cans refrigerated biscuits1/2 Cup Melted Butter3/4 Cup Brown Sugar Directions:1) Heat over to 350 and spray a bunt (or fluted tube) cake pan with cooking spray.2) In a ziplock bag or bowl, mix White Sugar and Cinnamon. 3) Open the biscuit cans and tear apart each biscuit intoContinue reading “Monkey Bread”