Sunday, October 22, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #36

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board






Featured Recipe from Last Week:

Homemade Pumpkin Puree from 3 Winks Design







Monday, October 16, 2017

Eggs on Toast with Creamy Spinach Sauce

My daughter has inherited my low iron.
Of all the "gifts" I could give her, this one is the suckiest.

She is on a pretty heafty dose of iron every day. In order to not feel, well, horrible all day from the supplements, she must have breakfast every morning.
As a non breakfast type of family, this was a hard routine to get used to. After a couple days of forgetting, she has been eating every AM since.

On the weekends I try to make at least one hot breakfast so make up for all the toast and cereal she has 5 days a week.

When I spotted this recipe on Our Best Bites, it sounded like a winner. Not only are we a spinach loving family, spinach is also very high in iron.
Double bonus!

It was creamy and delicious. I made ours with fried eggs for this particular day. We had some of the spinach mixture left over and I scrambled an egg and mixed it in for another day's breakfast YUM!

Ingredients:
½ Tsp olive oil
1 Cup sliced mushrooms
2 Cups loosely packed spinach
1 oz cream cheese
2-4 Tbsp milk
⅛ Tsp garlic powder
⅛ Tsp onion powder
⅛ Tsp dried oregano
⅛ Tsp salt
2-3 Grinds of black pepper
Toast
Eggs


Directions:
1. Heat a medium skillet to medium high heat
2. Add olive oil and mushrooms. Cook until golden brown.
3. Place cream cheese in a small, microwave safe bowl
4. Warm cream cheese in 20 second intervals until melted
5. Add garlic, onion, oregano, salt, and pepper
6. Add milk a little at a time and whisk until smooth
7. Add spinach to pan with mushrooms until wilted
8. Add cream cheese mixture and stir until heated through
9. Remove spinach mixture, put in a bowl
10. Wipe pan clean and cook eggs as you prefer

11. Spoon spinach mixture over toast, top with egg

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Smell Good Sunday # 35

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board






Featured Recipe from Last Week:


How to Make a Chapati by A Crafty Homemaker





Monday, October 9, 2017

Easy Potato Soup

I have this friend, and she is about as obsessed with cooking as I am
(Check her out over at A Day in the Life of Jennay. Yes, I do know her in real life ooohhhh)
We both have started these random recipe swaps with our friends. Well, some of them at least.

Anyhoo...this is the first of those particular recipes, so I am going to add a new label "random recipe swap".
I cannot link back to an original site, so that will have to be the next best thing!

This came from one of her friends named Kelly

Ingredients:
26 oz bag frozen hash browns
28 oz chicken broth
1 Can cream of chicken soup
¼ Cup chopped onion
¼ Tsp pepper
8 oz cream cheese
1 Cup milk
Bacon bits


Directions:
1. Add hash browns, broth, chicken soup, onion, and pepper to crock pot
2. Cook for 1 hour on high
3. Stir then turn to low for 1 hour
4. Add cream cheese and cook 30 minutes
5. Add milk and cook for 10-15 minutes longer
6. Serve and top with bacon bits

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #34

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board






Featured Recipe from Last Week:

55 Easy Party Recipes from: All That's Jas





Monday, October 2, 2017

Macadamia White Chip Cookies

My mother l-o-v-e-s white chocolate and macadamia. It has to be one of her very favorite pairings.

Since she lives so far away from me, I miss her a lot. We talk multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times a day.
Every now and again I like to ship her something delicious to make her day.

This was one of these moments.

I had bought Ghiradelli white chips for another recipe and saw this on the back of the bag. It went into the mountain-o-recipes and was forgotten until today.

Whipped them up (man, such a better deal on macadamia nuts at Target than at my local grocery!), packed them carefully, and entrusted my yummies to the USPS.
(I also sent her some salty kisses, just because they are fun)

Package made it, happy mother has been texting me every single time she grabs a cookie...and my heart is full!

Ingredients:
1 Cup butter (softened)
1 ½ Cup sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
2 Eggs (room temperature)
1 ½ Tsp vanilla extract
3 Cups flour
½ Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp salt
2 Cups (11 oz) white chocolate chips
1 ½ Cups macadamia nuts (chopped)


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy
3. Add vanilla and eggs
4. Blend in flour, baking soda, and salt
5. Stir in white chocolate chips and nuts
6. Bake on prepared cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #33

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board






Featured Recipe from Last Week:

How to knead a Dough by A Crafty Homemaker









Monday, September 25, 2017

Toffee

I do a freaking TON of baking.
Like, my family would weigh a million pounds if we really ate everything I make.
More often than not, I will leave a couple pieces of whatever at home, and then bring the rest to work to share.

My friend at work is always so disappointed. He has a wicked sweet tooth, but allergies have snuck up on him over the years. Wheat and almond. Craziness. There is a laundry list a mile long that he cannot eat...which includes most of the goodies I bring in.

Checked the corn syrup, and it is gluten free!
In fact, this whole recipe is!!

I brought him a container of it. Without even opening it, he was like, "thanks,wife and kids will appreciate it". Hello! Open and check it out!
He was sooooo excited!!

It really is the little things in life!

Ingredients:
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup butter
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
¼ Cup water
1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Directions:
1. Lightly grease a baking sheet
2. Bring sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water to a boil
3. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is golden brown and the candy thermometer reads 300 or hard crack
4. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet
5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and let them stand for a minute until they begin to melt
6. Spread melted chips evenly over the top
7. Chill for an hour and break into pieces

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #32

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board






Featured Recipe from Last Week:

Sauerbraten from The Bearded Hiker






Monday, September 18, 2017

Raspberry Brownies

I just spent a long weekend in Maine. Oh how I love it!
It's off season, less people, and still just such a nice time


As an added surprise, my two older cousins came up for a couple of nights too.
As kids, they spent many an hour beating me up and doing everything in their power to exclude me from everything (ewww girl cooties and all that junk)

BUT, when one brother wasn't looking, the remaining one would always hang out with me.

As we have grown up, they have stopped giving me noogies and tossing me onto the bed.
We have such fun being together now.
After the 3 of us, it took 8 years before there was another cousin...so we sort of feel like it's our own "club".

I love knowing I have them in my life.
Hubby loves them too...the three men spent time just sitting around the fire chit chatting.
We all slept in the loft together...it's been many a moon since I have shared a room with them!






Ingredients:
1 Box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Fudge brownie mix
(water, oil, and eggs called for on box)
1 (8oz) Package cream cheese (softened)
½ Cup Powdered sugar
½ Cup Raspberry preserves
1 oz Unsweetened baking chocolate
1 Tbsp butter


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake brownie mix as directed on box (9x13 pan)
3. Cool completely
4. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and preserves
5. Melt chocolate and butter together
6.Spread raspberry mix over brownies
7. Drizzle chocolate over raspberry mix
8. Before serving, refrigerate 1 hour (or until chocolate is firm)
9. Store in fridge

Print



Adapted from: Betty Crocker


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #31







"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board






Featured Recipe from Last Week:

Pumpkin Gingerbread Truffles from www.Playdatesparties.com







Monday, September 11, 2017

Key Lime Pie Squares

One would be hard pressed not to understand the magnitude of the terrible situation due to Hurricane Irma.
This is unreal.
My hubby is glued to the TV. The weather junkie that he is keeps him going for marathon viewing sessions.
It's so hard to wrap one's mind around what is happening.
Such destruction.
Mass evacuations.

I applaud all the first responders and volunteers who are heading into the disaster instead of fleeing from it. There was just a snippet on the news about how so many states are sending out electrical workers etc to help the local companies get things done when it is safe to do so.

Everyone knows someone affected by Irma.
Keeping everyone in my thoughts.










Ingredients:
Crust
2 Cups Gingersnap cookies (finely crushed)
3 Tbsp butter (melted)
Filling
4 oz Cream cheese (softened)
4 Egg yolks
14 oz Sweetened condensed milk
½ Cup Key lime juice
2 Tsp lime zest


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line 9x9 baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray
3. Mix cookie crumbs with butter
4. Press crumbs into bottom of pan
5. Bake crust for 10 minutes
6. Beat cream cheese until smooth
7. Beat in egg yolks
8. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and zest
9. Pour into crust
10. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until sides start to brown
11. Cool to room temperature
12. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours

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Adapted from: Sally's Baking Addiction

Crust Ingredients

Filling Ingredients

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