Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ooooo...what a lovely date!

Okay, so I really didn't have anything to say I just noted that the date of today is pretty cool....well interesting.

I don't think it means anything, just thought it looked interesting.
Actually, before I put my glasses on, I thought it said 20/20/2010 which would have been even better but of course impossible. But today's date isn't bad.

Just another random thought...aren't you glad I shared it??

Love, Laughter, Peace and Blessings!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pancake Day 2010

OMGoodness!!! This is the ULTIMATE! Bacon Pancakes...I can't believe I haven't thought of this before....DUH!!!
(oh yeah...February 16th is Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday _ for more info on the day check this previous blog...back to the food)

The little note in the advertisement says:
Rath Bacon Strip Pancakes are the tender little pancakes youmake by pouring Aunt Jemima Pancake batter over cooked-crisp slices of our flavory True bacon. Then bake as usual. Complete recipe is on every Rath Black Hawk Bacon package.
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If the yummy bacony goodness isn't enough for you, you can try these Super Simple Pancake Muffins. They're sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

Sometimes the best recipes are based on the simplest ideas.
Like this one: Make pancake batter & bake it in muffin tins! It’s that easy. Enjoy!

Spring the recipe!
2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter
12 tbsp filling: try Nutella, fruit jam, or cream cheese
confectioners sugar for sprinkling
maple syrup for serving

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously coat the bottom & sides of a 12-muffin tin with butter. Make Bisquick pancakes per instructions on the box. Fill each cup in the muffin tin half-way. Add 1 tbsp of filling to the middle of each muffin, then cover with the remaining pancake mix. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, place on serving dish & use a flour sifter to sprinkle with sugar. Serve with warm syrup.

recipe found at

Thursday, February 11, 2010

the Goddess Caffeina (Also known as Our Lady of the Latte

Caffeina, Goddess of Energy and Clear Thinking

The patroness of coffee, tea, and other caffeinated drinks or foods, Caffeina is the Roman goddess of energy, stamina, and determination. Usually portrayed as a beautiful woman rising from a coffee cup, the goddess Caffeina gives clear thought, energy and creativity.

(I knew there was a reason I prefer Starbucks.)

poster and original caffeine article found here

Thursday, February 4, 2010

World Nutella Day...Yummy!!

Combine chocolate and hazelnuts and a few other things (the main thing is the chocolate and hazelnuts) and you get that wonderful creamy, chocolatey hazelnut spread, that's called Nutella.

But did you know that you can make that marvelous concoction in your own home?
Yes, it's true.
And what better day to give it a try than February 5th which is World Nutella Day! This, 2010, will be the the 5th World Nutella Day and a yummy fun day it is.

There are tons of recipes for making Nutella.
Some recipes use powdered sugar (Cook&Eat) , others use flavored oils (Italy in SF) , a few use cocoa powder (recipe in the LA times) , this recipe seems to use a combination of everything (Vegan Visitor) , this recipe is very simple (Kids Cooking), and this recipe even used maple syrup (Stylesmith) !

No matter which recipe you choose (and there are many, many more) you're sure to find that the key ingredients are Hazelnuts (duh!) and some form of Chocolate. (Well, I did see a recipe that used almonds instead of hazelnuts but that was just wrong!) Experiment and see which recipe and combination of ingredients works for you.
Talk about a really yummy science experiment!

Once you've made your homemade Nutella, you'll need a recipe to test it out, of course.

Here's a fabulous recipe for Chocolate Nutella Pizza:


* 1 package of refrigerated slice and bake Sugar Cookie Dough
* your Nutella
* Sliced Banana and Strawberries (or any fruit of your choice)


1. Spread the cookie dough on to a pizza pan or a cookie sheet
2. Bake the cookie according to the directions on the package
3. When your pizza base/cookie is done let cool slightly
4. Spread Nutella on the "pizza" , be generous. Think of it as the pizza sauce.
5. Decorate the top of your pizza with slices of strawberries and bananas or whatever fruits work for you.
6. Enjoy!!

For more Nutella fun check out these sites:

Top 10 Signs You're Addicted to Nutella

50 Ways to Eat Nutella

More yummy ways to cook with Nutella

World Nutella Day

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How to Peel a Potato

So, two people have sent to this video to me and I finally watched it.
I have to admit the method seems really simple and I am tempted to rush out and cook some potatoes just to try it.

The big surprise, other that the simple peeling method, was the hostess of the video.....Dawn Wells aka "Maryann" from Gilligan's Island! Isn't that a hoot!

Anyhoo, she does a great job, very upbeat, and it's a good tip.
Hope it helps you....Enjoy!