Saturday, May 28, 2011

Busy, busy, baking!

Made mini Snickers Cheesecakes last night.  They turned out delicious and beautiful.  Peanut butter, nuts and caramel with chocolate ganache frosting.  Pretty good!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes!

Fooling around in the kitchen and created peanut butter filled cupcakes.  Made yellow and chocolate, frosted them and made them look pretty.  Interesting filling with peanut butter.  Also,  a layered cheesecake.  I haven't taken a picture of the cheesecake yet.  Will put it on tomorrow.  Cupcakes are here though!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A refreshing jello salad today

I made a refreshing jello salad today.  Made with strawberry-banana flavored jello, fresh bananas, strawberry cream cheese and cool whip.  Wow,  what a great banana taste and the subtle strawberry makes a great background flavor.  Really good!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's almost summer!

Well,  we went to Florida for a week and boy was it beautiful.  One whole week of eating in restaurants!  Kissimmee area is very ethnic.  We had a lot of carribean food.  Never had fried yucca before,  but it was delicious.  Made in the shape of a big french fry!  The weather was breathtaking too.  I never remember being in Florida in May when the weather was so balmy and beautiful.  Walked along the water and just adored the sunshine.  Got off the plane to 50 degrees and gloomy here in Chicago!  It never seemed to bother me before,  but this time, I really didn't like coming to this climate and coming home!!  Oh well,  back to reality as they say.  Time to start cooking again - I did miss it.....can you believe it?  Yesterday I tried a chicken recipe that really wasn't too good.   I think it needed more liquid to make it moister.  Tropical Chicken was made with coconut breaded chicken over rice with pineapple cheese sauce with toasted pecans on top.  The taste was good,  but the lack of moisture turned me off!  On to bigger and better things....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Stuffed Tomataoes with Santa Fe Cooking Creme

Made outrageous stuffed, spicy tomatoes tonight.  Wow,  they are yummy.  I can't wait to make them again.  Made pork chops and had the tomatoes as a side along with zucchini.  A good dinner.  That's all for now!

Peach Melba Triffle

I just realized I don't think I mentioned the Peach Melba Triffle I made last week.  It was awesome.
Peach Melba is usually vanilla ice cream with peaches and raspberry sauce on it.  I did a different twist on it by making a triffle using whipping cream, cream cheese, powder sugar, peaches and raspberries.  Layered with lady fingers.  It was phenomenal!!  A very rich, decadent dessert! 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spaghetti Pie

Hi,  tonight I tried to make a spaghetti pie using leftover spaghetti I had from a few nights ago.  I added an egg to it and some cheese and baked it in a pie plate until browned.  It was kind of good.  Had a taste sort of like pizza???  Different, but good!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fried Spinach and Cream Cheese Ravioli

Wow,  these are awesome.  I can't wait to have a party to serve these.  Spinach and cream cheese and some other good stuff fried in a wonton noodle.  Party in your mouth.  Dip it in tomato cream cheese sauce and woo hooo --  Let't party!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

On to Mothers Day!

Made this awesome dessert pictured on the side.  Chocolate Filled Pound Cake with Strawberry Frosting.  It has fresh strawberries inside each layer of cake.  Wow,  it was awesome.   Didn't last very long as it was light, creamy and delicious.  I think I will make it again as I have some extra frosting left over.  Going to bake cheesecakes today to bring to Morrison this week.  Next week taking a little vacation to Florida.  Can't wait.....