IDK about you, but some days I feel really down in the dumps.
As tempting as it is to curl into a ball and cry, it doesn’t really illicit feelings of hope and laughter.
Here are some things that help bring joy back when it feels like the darkest, nastiest storm is brewing overhead.
check it out…
trying out this whole video thing…
no real recipe here, just eye-balling
I found a new way to use up sourdough starter….
CARROT CAKE. Well actually, this one is more like hummingbird cake, but go at it! This is moist (gross word, I know), delicious, and so very comforting.
Check out how I did it…
Recipe is from King Arthur Flour
sub’d in pecans and added some freshly grated nutmeg b/c why not(?!?)
Some shows are just classic.
You feel like you could watch them over & over without ever missing a beat…*cue in Trailer Park Boys or Arrested Development*
Well, GUESS WHAT?!?!?! My sister found a new classic.
Crazy Ex Girlfriend —currently airing on CW
Move to West Covina for Josh Chan? Yes.
Have a messy childhood that haunts you to this day? Yes.
Create the funniest, most honest life ever? DO IT all in west covinaaaaaaa CALIFORN-IAAA!
Trust me you’ll get it once you watch.
BTW I miss Greg. He needs to come back.
Thank you Pinterest for being you. I love you. I am obsessed. P.S. Sorry I put you on the back burner for a while….I realize now how magical and amazing you really are.
Here are 2 impossibly easy recipes from the queen of all things…AKA Pinterest.
First comes coffee…. right?
How about crock-pot Pumpkin Spice Latte’s…. yes PSL’s!!!!!! 🎃
Very fabulous, although next time I will add more (or stronger) coffee. Also I used a 1/4 of a vanilla bean instead of 1/2 cup vanilla extract. Sounded way too expensive for my taste.
More coffee will definitely get it closer to Starbucks. Need more….need. <<<Man I miss working there…free espresso drinks and beans…..>>>
Next how about something you actually chew.
It involves crushed pineapple….
Talk about comfort. All things processed!!! Don’t we all crave processed foods now & then?
BTW 8 oz. is roughly 1 cup. So if you got your crushed pineapple at Market Basket like me, you’ll have a little left.
I don’t think I ever seen an 8 ox. can of crushed pineapple anyway.
And this frosting….
OH my lawddddd 👌
***once you mix it together initially, give it a few minutes and then come back and whip it again****
I’ve been seeing a ton of people on Pinterest make frosting out of cool whip and pudding mix and I wanted to see what all the rage was about.
Boy, am I impressed.Now I feel like such an idiot for boycotting Cool-Whip.
For 2 years, I deprived myself of this silky smooth engineered legend. Oh those food scientists…..converting oil to a solid at room temp. How sneaky, yet clever.
Morale of the Pinterest story: Be a Pineapple.
Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. 🍍
I avoid all butter crusts like it’s the plague. (well unless I am making lemon meringue pie)… Why?
All butter crusts are SUPER finicky! Work quickly to keep chunks of cold butter, use pie weights, cook at a super high temp, then a low one…. yada yada. I just can’t stand it. Sure the end result can be pretty fantastic, but I know a crust that is far superior tasting AND much easier to make!!
So tell your pie weights (mine are little pebbles from the beach) to kick the curb and get crackin’ on this crust for tonight. I like using this crust two ways.
I mean seriously, why go through all the work without getting a savory and sweet treat?
I like it…
because I am fat and well…. pie is where the $’s at. Right Chingyyyyyyy???
Here’s what I do: crust with NUTZ
Divide the prepared dough into 2—- one for a full sized chicken pot pie and the other for mini tart cherry pies
Ready to get baked????
You can even freeze 1/2 for later—just wrap tightly in Saran wrap***(unless it’s Costco brand..all other off-brands SUCK)
Wow…..this is incredible
Long time no see, earthlings. My travels around the galaxy taught me something: I am currently obsessed with savory pancakes. I’ve returned to this planet to share the recipe for what I like to call “3P”: Parmesan and Prosciutto Pancakes. Strap in for blastoff… they’re outta this world.
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