Saturday, January 29, 2011

Homemade Pizza!

This is my favorite pizza dough recipe, I love this pizza but not so much the mess!

Pizza dough:  2 C hot water *2TBS yeast *1/4 C butter *1/2 C sugar *1 EGG *2tsp Salt *6-8 C Flour Directions: Combine Water, Salt, add Yeast, Mix in egg w/Mixer, slowly add Flour Tear in half (cover w/towel)Let sit for 10 mins. to rise Roll out! After you roll out brush dough with olive oil , herbs , garlic and salt & Pepper ENJOY!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Orange juice cake

Made an Orange juice cake today yummy!!!!
Joey likes to squeeze oranges so I put him to work and together we made this wonderful bundt cake.


  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large bundt pan, then flour it.
  2. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, and eggs together. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into bundt pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until knife inserted in cake comes out clean.
  4. Combine the butter or margarine, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Boil this mixture for about 2 minutes. While still warm, poke holes in the top of the cake with a fork. Pour orange juice mixture over cake. When the cake is saturated place it on a plate, and dust top with confectioners' sugar.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Getting Closer!

Well we are getting a little closer to a finish product. We still need to complete the cubbies underneath,( there will be shelves that will hold a total of 5 baskets) cut the excess material and paint underneath! Joey couldn't wait to try it out.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

fun project!


Since I've had this Sewing machine up and running I have been overwhelmed with what to do first! So I thought since I have been sitting on this material for the past 6 months I better make this my first project. Here is a valance  for Joey's room. You cant see all the room but the wall to the left is a burnt orange with white on the bottom which we are in the middle of a board and batten look. under the window we are also going to be building a built in bench with cubbies under neath., the top will be covered with the same material as the valance.. This will make a nice inviting area for Joey to just sit and read. Stay tuned for the finishing touches on the rest of the room, I will post before and after pictures of the whole room.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Sew" Excited!!!

Okay, There are many things I like to do and one of my favorite things is Yard Sale shopping. Well about two summers ago I picked up a sewing machine for $2.00 and thought maybe if it doesn't work I can get it fixed cheap, The other day I came across it in a hall closet and thought I should just pull it out and take it to my friends house (who has much more knowledge than I for these things) and see if she can make it work. turned out all it needed was a needle! Woo Hoo!!!
Stay Tuned to see what I will create from this baby! :)
I'm "sew" excited!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I was Featured!

I was Featured on one of my favorite blogs at Crickets corner to read all about it click here
Thank You so much Cricket!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

food table ideas

Click on picture to enlarge for a close up
the Father of the bride was an executive for Dannon Yogurt and insisted on having non fat vanilla yogurt there, I was hesitant but did it and surprisingly was a HIT! you can see they are there in cups w/spoons sticking out of them.

 there are real strawberries on these trees but i try to put plenty around so people wont pick off  the trees but they always do !                                                                                                   WINTER WEDDING
On each end of the table were a chaffer of sweet/sour meatballs then cheeses Havarti, Smoked Cheddar,mild Cheddar, & Pepper jack. then an abundant assortment of crackers overflowing a silver basket, Ranch dip (always homemade, never store bought) Veggie tray garnished with sprigs of Rosemary, sage and thyme.

these glass bricks are set up in the shape of an oval and in the center I put a strand of white Christmas lights bunched up inside the middle of the oval and turned on for a sweet display!
here we have a berry punch on either side and in the middle we have water with sliced English cucumbers floating on top for a surprisingly nice elegant flavor!

Simple Peach Cobbler

                                 If I had fresh that would have been my first choice!
                                            1 large can of peaches
                                            1/2 cube of butter
                                            1/2 cup yellow cake mix
                                            1-1/2 cup bisquick
                                             2tbs sugar
                                            1/2 c Milk
                                            seasoned with cinnamon & allspice
                                             cornstarch to thicken
                                                              add butter and spices
                                           pour into pie pan make your topping-bisquick, yellow cake mix milk and sugar put on top of fruit and pop into oven!

pour the cake mix and bisquick over top
drizzle butter over that pop into oven at
400` for 45 minutes

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mother Theresa's Albondigas Soup

My kind of comfort food!

This is one of my favorite soups ever!!!
this will feed easily 10-15 people
3lbs hamburger (lean)
1 onion 
3/4 of a  bunch of fresh Cilantro
2 bay leaves
2 eggs
2 hand fulls of rice
2 green zucchini's
1 yellow squash
1 lrg can Hominy (drained)
4 carrots
1 can corn (drained)
1 lrg can whole tomatoes (diced)
5 beef bouillon cubes
about 6-8 cups water
1 jalapeƱo devained and seeded
2 lrg potatoes diced
2 cloves of Garlic

in large bowl mix your meat with eggs,rice, 1/2 yellow squash &1 zucchini minced very small and 1/4 onion.
season meat with cumin,parsley,oregano,garlic salt, thyme, rosemary and salt and pepper
in the pot of water put tomatoes undrained, onions chunked
beef boullion ,hominy and corn.
then start making your meatballs and drop each one in the water. once all your meat balls are all in the pot then cut up and add the rest. bring it all to a boil and then back down to med/low for at least a good 1 -2 hours. serve with a slice of lime and good white corn tortillas(warmed)