Thursday, August 06, 2015

Pasta Making!

My son Jack loves Fettuccine Alfredo!  Instead of buying it in a box,  I made fresh pasta!  It was so different then store bought!  Unfortunately he does not like homemade sauce.  I used jar sauce but the pasta was so good it did not matter!  The pasta machine is an Atlas.  It was a wedding gift 25 years ago.  I need to use it more!  Most kitchens will have the ingredients for fresh pasta in their kitchen - all purpose flour and eggs!  

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

I made this salad on Sunday!  It is delicious and so easy!  I usually use Cous Cous but wanted to try Quinoa.  I used the Aldi brand of Quinoa, Simple Nature, and the recipe was on the back of the bag.  Here is the recipe!

1 cup Quinoa - cook according to directions.  Let chill in the fridge for about an hour.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Fresh mint
I added fresh diced cucumber, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.  I don't add a specific amount, as much as you like!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Version of Bread Pudding

A couple of months ago a made a pound cake.  I put it in two separate bread tins as they were going to be gifts.  Needless to say they did not turn out well. It tasted good but fell apart.   I was able to salvage half of one as a gift but the rest went in the freezer.  I took the chunks of pound cake out this weekend and made bread pudding with it!  It was delicious!  I just used your basic bread pudding recipe - 4 eggs, some milk, a couple tablespoons of sugar and some cinnamon.  I did not put any vanilla in it because the pound cake was already tasty!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cookie Memories

Last night we attempted to make cookies!  We were able to get two different kinds of cookies made.   It was a little crowded but fun!  I will finish up on the other cookies today.  We started late last night and ran out of time!  
Jack and Sammie working together.
Sister in Law Sarah taking a sip break!

Sammie thinks she knows it all!  

Billy and Heather get in on it!

That's how you do it! 

Sand Tarts


Jack is looking for Christmas music! 

Still looking......

It looks like Heather is doing all the work!
Chow Mein Noodle Cookie

Recipe for Chow Mein Noodle Cookie
  • Melt chocolate chips or butterscotch
  • mix noodles with chips
  • drop clumps on waxed paper
  • let dry
  • we mixed a little peanut butter with the butterscotch