Saturday, February 16, 2013


Ok, so it's been over a year since I have posted anything, but I am going to start.  Why? Because we are in Germany and what better way to keep track of the different foods that we are trying then to blog about it? We have moved to Germany for a year because of my husbands job and there have been a few interesting things that we have tried.  But one that my son is wanting to try, that yes we dogs in a JAR! Hmm, I think I will pass, ;) Keep checking in for our culinary adventures!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

So is it any surprise that I have a recipe for something sweet, NO! I love my sweets! I made this at my parents house for a family par-tay and not only was it easy it was super yummy!! I found the recipe on Pinterest (love pinterest!!) and everyone loved it!

Is there anything better the cream, chocolate, strawberries and graham crackers? So easy and you make it ahead of time so that the crackers go soft.  YUM! 

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
serves 8
2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed
3 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon rosewater (optional)
4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers
2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

Friday, January 6, 2012

So many sweets!!

So I have discovered that I am not so good with blogging! I have good intentions, take pictures and think oh, I can blog about this but then sitting down and actually doing it is my problem!  I have made so many yummy things this past month that I wanted to share and my mom was here for two short days but while she was here we discovered the most wonderful store!! World Market!! Holy-Hanna! That place is AW-SOME! I knew it had furniture and stuff like that but there is a FOOD section too!! With stuff from the UK, and Italy and Japan and so many other places! I found SO many goodies that I love and miss from England there, I was pretty much squeeling in the isle!! Meep!

Anywho, while my mom was here she taught me how to make pastry dough and with it we made pasties and jam tarts.  And we also made some Viennese Whirls, it's a yummy melt in your mouth cookie with buttercream and jam sandwiched in the middle.  My grandmother used to make them.  I also made a yummy icebox cake that is just homemade cream (whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar) layered with graham crackers and freshed sliced strawberries and then you refrigerate it til the graham crackers soften and then drizzle with chocolate right before serving! SO easy!

For my birthday I made a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, and then for christmas I made a chocolate cake with white chocolate peppermint ganache! So moist and so good! I also made a Jamie Oliver recipe, it was a chocolate fridge cake with nuts and dried fruit and smashed english buiscuits. Yum is all I have to say!

And while you are saying "dang, that is alot of sweets, how many lbs did she pile on?" I did gain 5 lbs from the lack of exercise and thyroid problems.  So I might look like I am 4-5 months pregnant, and yes a man asked me if I was expecting or had delivered, not my best day! I am enjoying cooking. Back to the butt whooping exercise and hopefully I can shed some of these lbs! But I got to spend some time with my mother and learn some of her recipes and my grandmothers, time and lbs that I wouldn't trade for aything!

I apologize for the lack of pictures but my camera charger is in the mail on it's way from MD, yes I left without it. Sigh! But it should be here tomorrow! Oh and I forgot to mention I got a new CAMERA for christmas from my loverly family!!! And DSLR, I am so stoked! Had a great trip to MD to spend a late Christmas and New Years with my family and to visit with my grandfather who is visiting from England. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My birthday cake!

A few weekends ago it was my 28th birthday and I made a chocolate ganache cake, all I can say is YUM!!! If you like chocolate, then you have to try it!

Thanks again to Pinterest, it's where I get most of my recipes!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I'm back!

Hey guys, I have had so much fun in the kitchen lately and now have some time to talk about it, :) Life has been crazy as usual but I am feeling better .  We just have some tummy bugs going around the family.  Boo!! Anyways, since I last posted I have discovered Pinterest!  A-mazing!!  I get so many cool recipes off of there!  We have made some crock pot recipes and this morning we made oatmeal smoothies and sticky buns!  Yummy!  Unfortunatly, my cameras batteries are dead, and it's the kind that takes batteries not something I can recharge.  My rechargeable batteries are having issues.  So, this week I will get some more batteries and hopefully be taking some pictures!!  Until then here's a list of some of the things we have made.....


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Taking a little break

Hey all, I know that I have only just started this blog but I have been feeling under the weather and have discovered that not only do I have mono but I have underactive thyroid and Vit. D deficiency! So until I get to feeling better and got more energy, it's been pathetic guys, I won't be posting any new recipes...but please keep checking back because I have 2 new recipes that will be coming.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mmmmm, warm Pumpkin Pancakes!!

I love breakfast foods!  I would love it much better if I wasn't the one always making it but for now, it's me.  Can't wait until the littles are older and they can make ME breakfast, ;) Anywho, pankcakes are super yummy and I found this box of mix at Target, can't go wrong with pumpkin! They were GOOD! Nice and warm with syrup, yum! It tasted like fall....yes, it did! And the nice thing about them is that they are even good without the syrup.  My littlest little was just holding them and munchin.  I think they would also be good with some whip cream and fruit...Mmmm!  If you like pancakes and you like pumpkin, try them out!