•SUGAR CRUSTED EDGES•
Breakfast is my favorite meal to cook. You can play around with different ways to make eggs, pancakes, and French toast. French Toast has always been a favorite of mine. My grandma taught me from very young her secret to a great French Toast, it’s the edges. The coating on the edges from the cooked sugar, gives the French Toast more of a candied taste. Looks like breakfast, feels more like dessert..
1. Egg wash, should include: Eggs, Milk/Heavy Cream/Buttermilk, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, and a optional Nutmeg.
2. In another bowl add: 1/2 cup of White Sugar, 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar, pinch of Cinnamon.
3. Dip Bread in Egg Wash, then dip edges of bread in Sugar Mix. Then put bread in pan. Simple! :-)
Today is one of those days. Feeling sick with the flu coming on, I’m not getting up to feed myself or anyone else. My big baby of a hubby is complaining of hunger. My answer is go make something to eat, lol. He gives me “the eye” and hits the kitchen. 20 mins later I’m presented with this sandwich. He def knows my soft spot. BACON! :-)
•LILY AND FIG TEA SHOP•
I’m a Tea person, maybe a Hot Chocolate person too. This place is small and cute, customer service is awesome. Decor is colorful and pastries are delicious. It’s def a place you won’t mind spending your money.. :-)
•Lily and Fig Tea Shop, Very Berry Tea is the Best•
I allow my daughter to explore her individuality! I never want her to be like everyone else, dress like everyone, and want to do what the average girl wants to do ..So when she goes outside the box even if its crazy i praise and celebrate her silliness.. ROTF! :-)
The longest day and night of my life! I waited until the last minute to bake a bunch of cupcakes for the babies birthday. I started baking and making cupcake decorations at 7pm and didn’t finish until 4am. My body almost gave out, but when I finished all I could do was smile. :-)
•Made Devil Food Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting with Pink Glitter Sprinkles and.. Strawberry Cupcakes with Candied Strawberries Inside and Strawberry Frosting, Plus I did all the decorations myself•
So, it’s 3 in the morning. I can’t find my way to sleep and out of nowhere, I’m told “Hey, what happen to the pie you were suppose to make?”. Huh?. Are you on drugs?. Lol. Do you see what time it is?. What are u doing?. “Do u have somewhere to be?”, replies my husband. In my head I’m calling lots of curse words. Lol. I get up with the compromise he helps me, he agrees. As I’m making these pies, I’m thinking something has to wrong with both of us. Lml. There must be a tapeworm, tiny person, or ghost of an overweight person taking our bodies over lol. :-)
Woke up with Blueberry pancakes on my mind. I was determined to make them, get them, or have them magically appear. Searching in the kitchen, I find I have everything but blueberries. So being the lazy pot, I am in the morning, I call out to my husband to make a store run. After a few mins at the supermarket he calls me, saying “They don’t have canned blueberries”. I say “Forget it, just get blueberries”. He comes home with blueberry pie filling, laughing uncontrollably, I say “What am I suppose to do with this?”. Then a light goes off and I say “Don’t won’t about it”. I just wash off the filling and keep the berries. I have a McGeyver spirit! Lol :-)
Chain restaurants, not my thing. I would rather go to a moms and pops diner and get real food. Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Applebee’s not my cup of tea, but persuasion is something else. Convinced by my sweetheart and BFF I got talked into Red Lobster takeout. I ordered steak, shrimp, baked potato, and veggie. I get it, on my way home now. Tired, I sit down to eat and I get punched in the face with anger. I have steak, mashed potato, and a baked potato. They can’t be serious! This is exactly why I don’t do chains. What do I want with all this starch! No shrimp and no veggie but I have a biscuit. Lol :-)
Today is Christmas! Last day of the stress to make your family happy. After a long morning with the kids, unwrapping gifts and cleaning up after them many of times. Its time to cook. Pooped but happy to feed my family, I spend 5 hours making dinner. My sweethearts make a request for apple pastries. Geesh! Are you guys serious? Being the happy person I am, I decided I’ll make them. Pastry dough, apples, special sauce, baking, and done. They come out great. I call my daughter ” The apples are done”. She comes in the kitchen, stares me right in the eyes and says ” Mom, I just like the crust on top. I don’t want the rest of the pastry (Sad Face)”. Ok, that’s it, somebody shoot me!!!! ROTFLMAO :-)
Anyone who is a parent knows, when it gets quiet the kids are up to something. I get up to investigate, guess what I see? My creative daughter (10 years old) making a face out of marshmallows on her ice cream sandwich. Her next line was “Wait Mom, look!!! He has a beard”. She’s such a little chef. Tickled me to pieces. Guess I’m rubbing off on her. :-)
Through most years, I do my Christmas shopping very early, the last two years I’ve seemed to slacked off. So yesterday, making a run with my sweetheart and friends, we went to get some shopping done. After, trying to choose somewhere to eat turned to fast food. We decided “Wendy’s” is what we wanted. After the wait in the drive thru and the window lady taking so long, I finally got my food. Bacon burger and fries was my order. I get home tired and tasting the burger in my head. I open the bag to a chicken sandwich. Mad isn’t the word!!!!! I threw a little tantrum and decided to eat cookies. Chicken was not what I wanted.
I woke up with the burger on my mind. Lol. So after most the day passed, I decided, I’m going to have a doggone burger. This burger was like a box chocolates to me. “Laughs”. I think I ate in 5 mins flat. Long story short, there’s nothing feeding that hunger! :-)
I love cheesecake, but I’m not the most friendly person when it comes to sharing. I’m pretty greedy, I must admit. So I decided to make individual ones, so in my selfish thoughts, I could set aside what’s mine! “big chuckle laugh”
2 packs of Cream Cheese
1 can of 14oz Sweetened Condensed milk
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/3 cup of Lemon Juice
1/2 cup of Jam (Seedless of whatever kind)
5 or 6 Regular or Cinnamon Graham Crackers
1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar
4 teaspoon of Melted margarine or unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350.
*Crush up graham crackers in bowl. Then add brown sugar and melted butter. Mix together thoroughly. Spoon 1 tablespoon into cupcake holder. Use a cup or spoon to flatten down.
*After u flatten down all of them. Put in oven. Cook for 15 min or until solid and molded. Then take out the oven.
*Next mix cream cheese in a bowl until slightly fluffy. Mix in condensed milk, alil at a time. Add eggs, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla. After everything is mixed, spoon into each cup on top of graham cracker bottom.
*Mix jam until smooth. Drop 1 or 2 dots on top of each cup and lightly swirl for marble look.
*Bake for 40 mins or until top is lightly brown. Let it cool off for 1 hour. Put in Refrigerator for 1 or 2 hour .. Then eat :-)