Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin spiced glazed donuts

I found this recipe on Pinterest. Of course. It made delicious donuts.
Pillsbury Grands Pumpkin Doughnuts
I used the Pillsbury flakey layers jr biscuits. The glaze in the recipe was too thick, like a ball. So I added 1/3 cup of milk and it made it perfect. Plus now I have some left over for later. Oh, and the 4 cups of powdered surge r is a whole box of regular sized powders sugar.

I flattened my biscuits out which helped and made them perfect. Then I used a tall shot glass that I had sprayed with non-stick spray to cut out the holes, which I also fried and glazed.

I found that frying the donuts until they were LIGHT golden brown made them perfect. If you get them until they're a slightly darker golden brown it makes them more like crullers.

Then after I glazed them I left them to dry a bit on a cooking rack that I had set up over a cookie sheet that had wax paper on is so the drippings would fall on the paper and not the cookie sheet.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Adding buttons

If you're wondering how I added the Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pintrest buttons I found a how-to page that explained how to do it all and provided the code!
Here is the website that I got the code from.


I made a Root Beer cocktail by splitting a 50ml bottle of Absolut Vanilla vodka and bottle of A&W Root beer between my mom and I. It was a nice smooth, sweet drink.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Missing photos

I just realized a lot of my photos are missing from my blog. So, once I find them on my old computer I will update those blogs.

Vegetarian crock-pot recipes

It's very hard to find a list of vegetarian crock-pot recipes. So, I thought I'd give it a go. I want to make a list of vegetarian crock-pot meals. Once I have made a pretty good list on here, and I will continue to update it as I find more vegetarian recipes, I want to take regular crock-pot recipes and try to alter them using veggie crumbles, chick'n strips, veggie dogs, and the like. If a recipe called for chicken broth I did NOT include it in my list. However, when I remake some recipes that call for things like that and I replace them I will be making a new list that has the recipes I have made and altered, along with the original links.

Some times vegetarian crock-pot breakfasts can be hard to find. So, here are a few.
Easy Apple Breakfast Cobbler
Steel Cut Oats
Whole, multi-grain cereal with apple sauce
Overnight Porridge

Main Dishes
Sloppy Lentils instead of Sloppy Joes
Zucchini Lasagna
Vegetable Curry
Another Vegetable Curry
Yet Another Vegetable Curry

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup in the Slow Cooker (or on the stove-top)
Minestrone Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Vegetable Broth This is great if you're trying to get away from processed foods. You can use vegetable broth in place of chicken or beef in almost every recipe!
Hearty Lentil Stew
Taco Soup Uses Morning Star Farms Ground Crumbles
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Moroccan Red Lentil Soup
Corn Chowder and Squash Soup(2 recipes on 1 page)
Split Pea Soup
Vegetable Cheese Soup

Side Dishes
Crock-pot baked potatoes
Mac and Cheese
Mac and 4 Cheeses
Non-Refried "Refried" Black & Pinto Beans Bean Dip
Pinto Beans
Greek Potatoes
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Cheesy Potatoes

Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole

Here is another list of vegetable crock-pot recipes. I don't know if these are vegetarian though.

Last updated: June 5, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

My version of a Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian

Makes 2 cocktails

2 ounce blue Curaçao
2 ounce light rum
2 ounce coconut rum
2 ounce cream of coconut(you can use the thick part of coconut milk, just don't shake the can and scoop out the thick milk)
4 ounces pineapple juice
LOTS of ice

Blend blue curaçao, rums, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and ice.
Pour into a tall glass.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Homemade red bell pepper hummus

I cut the recipe in half and it almost filled the jar I had! It's so good!!
I got the recipe from here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Broccoli cheddar soup

I found this wonderful recipe on pintrest for a yummy broccoli cheddar soup:

I didn't have enough cheddar so I used a handful, about 1/2 cup of grated cheddar, 8oz of Velveeta, and what I had left of colby Monterey jack cheese which was about 1/4 of a cup.

I also used veggie broth instead of chicken broth.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Peanut butter, marshmallow and chocolate chip sandwich

I have a new sandwich maker that I have fallen in LOVE with!

I decided to make a dessert sandwich.
I took a piece of wheat bread, the kind with seeds in it, and put peanut butter on on side and put the plain bread side down on one side of the grill. I did the same to wonderbread on the other side of the grill. Then I put mini marshmellows and chocolate chips on top of the peanut butter. Next, I put a little bit more peanut butter on the another slice of kind of bread and put the peanut butter side down and closed the grill for about 1-2 minutes, just enought to brown the wonderbread, since you can't tell if the wheat bread is really browning.

It tasted so good!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pesto grilled cheese

I keep finding "grown up" versions of grilled cheese sandwiches. I love grilled cheese, but I LOVE the grown up versions I am finding now and I want to try them all.

I found this pesto grilled cheese sandwich and I had to try it!

I used slices of gruyere cheese and put the pesto between the slices. I also didn't have spinach pesto, so I just used whatever green pesto I had. Lol

OMG it tasted so good! Definitely one I'd recommend.

Spinach Saag

I made Spinach Saag for dinner tonight from this recipe:

I didn't have fresh ginger so I used a few "dashes," as my grandmother would say, of ground ginger powder instead.
I also didn't have coriander so I just left it out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My take on "Chicken" roll ups

I got the recipe from here:
I used veggie "chicken" strips and cooked them in a skillet and then cut them into little pieces with kitchen scissors. The regular cresent rolls weren't enough, so I had to use half of a french loaf dough for the rest. It was amazing though!