NEW taste Tuesday


Happy Tuesday!

One thing I love about having a blog, is when someone requests a recipe, I know exactly where to go to get it.  I simply send them a link to my site and they have what they need. Happy day!

So, I thought I’d better add this cake to my recipe section because I will most likely need it again.  It was super yummy.  I made this for my DIL’s bday last weekend.  I also need to remember how easy (well, easier) decorating cakes are when you plan ahead and bake the actual cake the day before.  That way, you don’t have to wait for it to cool, and you’re not rushed (well, as rushed)!

I used THIS recipe, with a few minor tweaks.  Have a great day and do or taste something NEW!



a NEW taste Tuesday


Happy Tuesday! So, although these biscuits I made recently were pretty scrumptious, I want to try these NEW variations soon:

BLT Biscuits (Bacon, Lettuce and Toms are one of my favorite flavor combos!)

Cheddar Bay Biscuits (yummy!)

and for my sweet tooth, Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

I’ll be sure and review these recipes when I have a chance to try them.  Have a great day!  Do or bake something NEW.

a NEW taste Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday!  You know, it seems like every time I need to take a treat to an event or activity, my day is just booked solid. Meaning I have to choose really quick and easy recipes to try! (I could just go buy store-bought cookies or something, but ewww! :o)

Anyway…this S’mores Crack Candy recipe is very quick and very easy and EXTREMELY sweet!!! Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! I got the recipe HERE.  Truly, more elaborate desserts are on my culinary bucket list:  Baked Alaska, Baked Brie, etc.  And one day I’ll have an entire day with nothing to do – an empty schedule – free time to do as I please – a day to experiment with elaborate dessert making.  Hmmm…am I dreaming, or what?

Have a great day!  Learn or bake something NEW!

a NEW taste Tuesday!


Happy Tuesday!  Here’s a recipe I tried from a NEW cookbook that hubby brought home from work. All the recipes are ‘healthy’ recipes in this book, so I thought I’d try them all out.  For these Crustless Mini Quiches, I used my no-stick silicon baking cups.  I’m not sure they browned up as nicely as they would have if I hadn’t have used them, but they tasted fine.  I’m keeping a few of these in the freezer so I can pop one or two quickly in the microwave on busy mornings.

Son #3 also recently gave me a NEW cookbook that he got from work.  What is going on here anyway? I have more NEW recipes than I can try in a lifetime…but it’ll be fun to do what I can.  I’m hoping for some “keepers”! Here’s the recipe for Mini Quiche:


Have a great day! Do or bake something NEW!

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  This will be a quick post with a couple of miscellaneous NEW things I’ve noticed lately…then on to tackle the very long to-do list!  You understand, right?!?

1)  I have never heard of BeeSting cake.  Have you???  I first learned about it HERE, and HERE’s the recipe.

2) I’ve never heard of Sprite before (other than the soft drink). Apparently, it is something in the night sky that looks like a gigantic, glowing jellyfish many times the size of Mount Everest.

That’s it…that’s all for today.  Have a perfect day and do or learn something NEW!


a NEW famous recipe


Happy Friday!  OK, I have to say I’m thrilled to finally have a brownie recipe that turns out pretty much PERFECT My other brownie recipes seem too gooey in the middle, but not these.  Hallelujah!  Plus, its great that this recipe makes such a big batch (I made the baker’s half sheet size)…I was able to take a plate of brownies to three different neighbors and still have plenty for my family.  Awesome!  I think I’ll make another batch before St Patrick’s Day.  I found the recipe HERE.

Have a great day!  Learn or Do…or bake something NEW!

NEW bread recipes and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday!  I recently read Jodi’s post about Homemade Dill Bread and I miraculously had all the ingredients on hand, so I made some that same day!!!  Love it when that happens!

I also made these loaves a week or so ago…and learned something NEW:


When garnishing bread with oats and flax seeds…it’s NOT enough to stick them on with melted butter before baking because the butter just dries up and most of the garnish falls off after baking.  (Yes, I know this from experience :o)  INSTEAD…(according to google)….use egg whites.  Makes sense…there’s much more ‘glue’ in eggs than plain water or melted butter!!!  I’ll try that next time and let you know my results.

Now…to go along with my bread theme…here is a short Sunday sermon:


Just as we need daily physical sustenance, the need for daily spiritual sustenance is just as strong. We can remember Jesus Christ every day as we pray, read the scriptures, and meditate.

And…here’s a TERRIFIC video reminder about the Pattern of Daily Bread  {HERE}

Have a great day!  Learn or do something NEW!




a NEW wedding gift combo {and free card printable}


Happy Friday! June when my son got married, I was so impressed with people’s creative wedding gifts!  I thought, WOW, how do people have the time to be so creative?!?   I then realized it probably didn’t take all that much extra time to just add a little something unique to the gifts, so I resolved to try to be a bit more creative.  Here is one idea:  Copy a cute and “lovey-dovey” saying on the bottom of a glass pan with a black sharpie. (I only wrote on one pan and left the other one normal)…add a couple of dish towels and oven mitts…top it off with a homemade card and whala!…a not-so-boring wedding gift! :o)


I made up the card speedy-quick-like.  I used my NEW embossing machine for the textured bottom paper, then just added the graphic below (feel free to print it out for your use).




Let me know if any of you have any wonderful (quick-but-creatively-unique) wedding gift ideas!  This one might get over-used if I don’t have a few other ideas up my sleeve…so please share! :o)

Have a terrific day!  Do or learn (OR GIVE AWAY) something NEW!

Linking to: Skip to my Lou



a NEW recipe…puffs


Happy Friday!  I don’t know why I don’t make homemade cream puffs more often…they are SO easy!  I had to go hunt for a NEW recipe, because I haven’t made these in so long, I really don’t know what recipe I used before.  Seriously, these are just as easy, if not easier, than making a batch of chocolate chip cookies!

I was actually craving shrimp puffs first…YUM!  But I made both cream puffs and shrimp puffs since I had so many puffs to fill.


Here is the recipe for the puffs:


Here is the recipe for the shrimp filling.  (For cream filling, just use your favorite pudding…5-minute Jello instant chocolate pudding worked GREAT for us!)


Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!


I’ll link to The Winthrop Chronicles today.