I don’t know why I come up with and then agree to things like this. After talking to my sister-in-law Heidi last night we decided we were both sick of being big so it was time for a challenge. No, its not a Mel Vs. Heidi this time, I don’t even want to know what … Continue reading I’m going through a no-sugar shock.
My niece Elicia, who is visiting from Colorado, came over today and decorated cakes with me. I showed her some of the basics and she picked up really fast and did a great job (notice the middle pic below-the rose, she did that). It was fun to bake and decorate the cakes together. We also … Continue reading Sugar filled day!
Continuing my thoughts about change. Is it possible for someone to really change? Not just for a short amount of time. Not for just a week or a month. But change for good? I wonder is it one defining moment that sparks the person to change or is it a constant battle? After my last … Continue reading An experiment.
My lil’ sis has encouraged me to start blogging more. I’ll give it a try B. Here is an awesome recipe! If you’ve ever had an english muffin from Macey’s bakery or shaffers bakery, these are it. Not just a copy kat recipe, but the actual recipe. We got connections. Mark has made these a … Continue reading Trying blogging again starting with an awesome secret recipe.
Last night… Welly: ” I want some hot chocolate” Me: “Sorry Welly, we don’t have any” Welly: “Just look in a recipe book and make some” He got me there. Here is a really easy and tasty recipe for homemade hot chocolate. This is from the Make-A-Mix cookbook. There is a large quantity recipe that … Continue reading Make-A-Mix Hot Chocolate
1. Seamless sink. Having the sink below the counter makes cleaning the counters so easy. Just sweep food and whatever else right into the sink. 2. Lighted display cabinet. I love having a place to display my fancier dishes, plus it adds some extra lighting. 3. Three extra long drawers. I really didn’t like the … Continue reading These are a few of my favorite things…
I’ve been meaning for a while now to share what I did to lose weight. This is just what worked for me. Keep in my mind, it was easier for me to lose more, because I had more to lose. I also was ready to commit to it. I was WAY done feeling out of … Continue reading My success with losing weight.
I have been trying to cut out more sugar in my diet (there is diabetes in my family, and I have a pretty well documented love affair with sugar on this site). It can be pretty tough, but we have been trying some new recipes and incorporating some sugar free items into our cupboards. Marky … Continue reading Fake Shake Recipe
We haven’t bought mayonnaise at the store for quite a while. After we ran out last time, we decided to see how hard it would be to make our own. When we first started, we used raw egg yolks, and the mayonnaise was delicious and creamy and super easy to make, but I didn’t like … Continue reading Homemade Mayo-nayo-naise! With Powdered Eggs!
A fast and easy dessert with basic ingredients that the kids can help you with. Canned Peach Cobbler 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup sugar pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon orange OR almond extract (optional, each extract will give the dessert a different hint of … Continue reading Canned Peach Cobbler