Pot Roast Pasta, what to do with leftover pot roast and carrots! I honestly think pot roast, and mashed potatoes, with gravy and carrots is my favorite meal. Since there is just the two of us at home, I always have leftover beef and usually make a hash or we just heat up leftovers. I came up with this recipe the other day, since I also love pasta. You’re going to love this! It has vodka and fresh cream, and is so easy to make. You’re going to want to make a pot roast with carrots just to have the leftovers for this delicious pasta!
Do you believe everything happens for a reason? I remember when our oldest son Morgan was waiting to hear from colleges six years ago. He would go to the mailbox everyday and be so disappointed when he wouldn’t get into a school in California. I knew there would be a reason why, and sure enough he ended up in New York City! It was meant to be! He has made it there, and as they say, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! Now is the time for him to move to California! He has worked his ass off, excuse my language, and now he needs to put his name out there in the big city of Hollywood. There is something in the works as I write this, and I hope to be able to share soon! I’m so excited that I will just be able to get in the car and be there in six plus hours! I have threatened to come every weekend. I can’t wait to see what the big state of California has in store for him, if it’s anything like New York City, I have no doubt he will be very successful! Good luck Morgie, break a leg, but not literally! Your Mom and Dad are very proud of you!
I’m out of control! I just ate the whole batch of these cookies in one day, minus the four that Pete ate! I’m obsessed with Walkers Shortbread Cookies, and now I’ve found a recipe that is so easy and so much better than the store bought kind. There are only five ingredients and you probably have all of them in your pantry right now. This recipe is from the Food blog, The Kitchen McCabe. I prefer my cookies soft, melt in your mouth kind of texture. So you can either bake them the way I did, or if you are a hard, crunchy, type of cookie person, just cook them a little longer.
I’m having a hard time this week with being upbeat and positive. So many devastating and tragic events in our world. Lately, my beloved home state of Illinois. The tornado’s that hit Farmdale, Illinois yesterday, and then last week, a horrific plane crash that was in my home town of Bloomington, Illinois, seven people died, seven fathers, sons, brothers, uncles. Men who had a chance of a life time to go on a private plane to the final four NCAA basketball game. I personally did not know these men, but I knew quite a few people that did. My heart goes out to these men and their families. I guess my point of this blog is, if you died tomorrow, would that diet that your on matter? Would that car that you’ve been complaining about, and the one that you wished you had, really matter? Would that vacation that you’ve been dreaming about but can’t afford really matter? Today, Life, this moment, is what it’s all about. Don’t put off today what you’ve been dreaming of doing with your life. Hug your children, your husband, your animals! Eat lot’s of butter, bacon, and whatever else floats your boat! You need to forget about your dirty house and your laundry and get outside and smell the flowers and listen to the chirping of the birds, feel the gentle breeze on your face and the rain falling all around. You need to use the good china, and above all, tell the people that matter in your life, that they are important to you, and that you love them with all your heart, because in the end, you never know when it might be your last day on this earth, so if you feel like eating two dozen Shortbread cookies, do it and don’t feel guilty! Live in this very moment! Love, Stacey
This recipe is for all my friends and relatives that are still freezing to death! These Pork Chops encrusted with Cheddar Onion Crisps are the perfect comfort food to have during these last cold days of Spring! Not that I would know about that living here in Mesa, Arizona. It’s suppose to be 99 degrees here today, record breaking heat! I made these delicious Pork Chops a while ago. I just went to the pantry and thought, I want something easy and flavorful. I came up with this super easy recipe with only six ingredients. I served them with mashed potatoes. The gravy that this makes is so yummy and perfect over potatoes or rice.
I’m taking a survey on this particular blog. How many of you actually read food blogs, or do you just go to some of these sites and print out the recipe. I admit, before I started this food blog, I used to look at all the Food Blogs and photo’s, such as Tastespotting, Foodgawker, Tasteologie, Foodepix, and Foodieportal, but never read the actual blog before. I guess where I’m going with this is, would you rather just have the recipe and a little bit about the recipe, or do you really want to read a blog. Please be honest with me! I appreciate your input. I’m trying to decide if I’m going to write anymore or just do the recipes. I love the creative outlet this gives me and I will continue to bring you delicious, gourmet, easy, decadent and flavorful recipes! Thanks for reading, Love, Stacey
Do you love the smell of fresh baked Cinnamon Rolls? This is my first ever attempt at making these melt in your mouth rolls! It is rather time consuming, but I promise you, so worth the effort. Before you know it, the smell of Cinnamon Rolls will be wafting from your kitchen. This recipe is from one of my favorite cooking magazines called, Cuisineathome. I love their step by step instructions.
I can’t believe April is almost here. I have been on a fitness and healthy eating binge for almost 2 months now. These Cinnamon Rolls were made a while ago! I tend to go all out, then slowly stop again. I wish this would turn into a lifestyle but hasn’t happened yet. I just think I love to eat and experience different kinds of food, that it’s almost impossible for me to diet! Pete and I are renewing our wedding vows July 2nd, for our 25th Anniversary. I really wanted to be thinner, and maybe it’s not to late, but we’ll see. It doesn’t help looking at these Cinnamon Rolls and imagining the smell coming from the oven! I think I just need to once again embrace my curves and be happy with them! Do any of the rest of you feel like I do? Not to be morbid, but if I died tomorrow I’d be happy with the choices I’ve made! Life is all about the five senses, taste, smell, vision, hearing and touch. I definitely have four out of five for this delicious recipe. Let me know if you try it, and please don’t be afraid of working with the dough, if I can do it anyone can! Thanks for reading and following me, as always, love, Stacey
Let’s see if I remember how to do this! I can’t believe it’s been five months since I’ve posted a blog. Our youngest son PJ was home visiting and asked, why haven’t you posted in a while? I said well, I don’t think anyone reads my blogs, and I’m not making any money like I thought I would. He asked me if I still enjoyed doing the blog, and I said yes, it really is my passion to cook and pass on my love of cooking and entertaining, even if only one person reads it. So here I am! If you are taking the time to read it, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, even if you don’t like the recipe, just let me know you’ve been here!
This Coconut Creme Cake is the easiest recipe, and only has 5 ingredients! It would be the perfect Easter Cake, or any celebration you might have coming up, or just to have your cake and eat it too! In November we were in Waterloo, Iowa to bury my beloved Grandmother. My cousin Carol Jean suggested we go to a place called Barn Happy, it’s located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She said we have to try their Angel Creme Coconut Cake. In her words, “its to die for”. I’m here to tell you she’s right, it melts in your mouth, it’s heavenly! It’s so creamy, moist, and full of coconut flavor, you swear you’ve died and gone to heaven! I bought their cookbook, Iowa Favorites, which included the Angel Creme Coconut Cake recipe. This recipe has become one of my all time favorites, thanks Carol Jean!
In May of this year, I will have had my blog up and running for three years. I love that it has become my creative outlet and that I’m learning something new as far as photography. From the beginning it has been a work in progress and continues to be. I will give it my all, and always from my heart! I hope you all enjoy this luscious cake as much as I do! I promise it’s the easiest cake you’ll ever make! Happy Baking!
Also if anyone is interested in purchasing this cookbook you can go to www.barnhappy.net. Their phone number is 319-226-0888.
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