Category Archives: Food

Rose Cake – Copy Cat

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Last week I made this lovely, wonderful and pretty cake for my friend’s birthday.  It is called the “Rose Cake”.


I have a confession to make.  I……. am……. a…….. COPY CAT!


I am also going to admit to……..I…….. take…….. bad……. food….. pictures.

What am I going to do?   But for reals, this cake looks a lot better in person and it was my first attempt.  I have some tweaking to do and I wish I had a picture in front of me of the inspiration cake.  I didn’t realize how it had smaller roses on top to make more.

It was Fun.  It was easy.  And I want to make it all the time now.

If you want to learn from the expert you can find her site and tutorial here.  She can do AMAZING THINGS with cake that I would have never thought of.  I also used her recipe for the icing/frosting (I can’t decide what I want to call it) and it was wonderful!

Under this icing in the Copy Cat Rose Cake is just a boxed cake.  Shhh, don’t tell anyone!

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Poor Man’s Lasagna

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This is an easy lasagna and your family will LOVE it!   You have read me mention it several times in my blog before.

What you will need.

3 cups Cooked Extra Wide Egg Noodles

1 cup Evaporated Milk

4 oz of Cream Cheese

1 lb of Ground Beef

1 jar (16 oz) of Spaghetti Sauce

2 cups of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Lets get started!

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Get your water started to boil

Brown your meat and drain.

Add the Spaghetti Sauce.  Cook until warm and set aside or leave on warm.

When water starts to boil add your noodles and cook until tender.

When noodles are close to being done take the cup of evaporated milk and the 4 oz or cream cheese and cut it up into chunks and put both of those in a small bowl and microwave for about 1-2 minute you do not want to add those cold going into the noodles.

Drain your noodles.

Put 3 cups of noodles into a casserole dish.

Add the milk and cream cheese mixture into the noodles and stir until noodles are coated evenly.

Then take your sauce and meat mixture and add that over the noodles.

Then take your Shredded Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle all 2 cups over the top.   Put into oven and bake for 25 mins.

Let cool for 10 mins. and then serve.

Yummy Goodness !

Last Meal

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I watched a show on The Cooking Channel the other day that asked famous chef’s what they would want as their last meal.  They were picking these great dishes from fancy restaurants or complicated meals from home town dives.  I then saw a blog that asked what is your favorite meal and it made me think what mine might be.   This is such a hard question because fatty loves some food!  I’m one of those people who takes a first bite of something and will literally go Mmmmmm before I put the fork down loud enough for the people at the table to hear me and sometimes I don’t even know I am doing it.  I love food!

Normally I am a steak and potatoes type of girl and I will have to say my favorite type of food is Mexican because I can eat that all the time any time and not seem to grow old with it.  But man do I love me some Seafood!  That is more like a special treat because we don’t get it often, because of cost.

But if I were to pick what my last meal would be I would have to say that I’m a much simpler girl then all of that and because it would be my LAST meal and because I am sentimental and because of the nostalgia factor my last meal would be.

Mom’s Poor Man’s Lasagna with a Red Lobster Caesar Side Salad and Cheddar Biscuits and because I am Texan thru and thru an ICE COLD Canned Dr. Pepper!  There is just something about a canned Dr. Pepper.  For dessert a simple Chocolate and Yellow Marble cake with Chocolate Frosting and again ICE COLD Fat Free Milk.  I say Fat Free because I am use to it and anything else would seem too thick in consistency.

So what do you think?  What is your Favorite Meal or what would you choose as a Last Meal.  Remember you can have anything from any where you have ever eaten.  So you might have an entrée from one restaurant and a dessert from another or your Grandma’s home cookin’.   PLEASE SHARE What you would choose.

Be a SUPERSTAR with WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES

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I know long title but it is the truth!  If you ever want to be a Cookie Queen at your next gathering or to give as a gift these are the cookies to do it with.  First of all, they are not common, I mean they are not the normal Chocolate Chip Cookie, second they are not “oatmeal-ie” I mean when you are eating, well with my experience of oatmeal cookies, there is definite oatmeal but with these not so much.  And with this recipe a little goes a long way.  I made these as Christmas gifts for coworkers so I doubled it and I forgot how much it makes.  It made at least 7 dozen and I am a “big cookie” maker.  So without further a due. (pictures at the bottom)

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

2 cups white chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, lightly grease cookie sheet.  In a large bowl cream the butter and sugars.  Stir in the egg and vanilla.  Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until blended, then add to wet mix a little at a time.  Stir in the rolled oats and white chocolate chips.  Drop by the tablespoon onto the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.

I would love to hear from anyone that makes these and see what you think!  Happy Baking!