Friday, September 28, 2012

Tomato soup virgin nomore!

As many of you know, I don't eat veggies at all. So I've stayed away from tomato soup until now! It has been getting chilly lately so I was in the mood for something warm but easy to make for dinner. I wanted to make a soup so I was originally going to make egg drop soup but didn't go with the grilled cheese I had in mind. So of course tomato soup was an automatic choice but I never made it from scratch., here I come! I found a recipe that got rave reviews plus I had all the ingredients- BAM!

Let me tell you. The recipe was super easy and it was super delish. Yes. I had some and loved it. Even the kids loved it!

Look at this.... Does that not look yummy? Perfect for such a chilly and rainy fall day.

Go take a look!

Super cute items at great prices!
There will be a preview showing tonight at midnight. I've already written down a few things to purchase as Christmas gifts. They have earrings, necklaces, rings, watches and so much more will be added!
Don't forget- Red & Pink Preview Sale tonight at midnight.
I even scheduled a limo just for you. Just click on the boutique's banner up above ;)
Oh. Another thing!
And another thing! They are going to do a giveaway when they reach 50 likes!
GO! GO! GO!!!

G-I-N-G-E-R, And Ginger was his name-o!

Has anyone tried these?

My husband came home with them. I don't like ginger like that. Ginger ale is as far as I go. I'll let my mother have them. She's a huge ginger fan so I'm sure she'll enjoy them.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Made a recipe that I've been dying to try.. Sesame Orzo Salad

It was super easy and fast! Oh. And DELISH (duh!). I doubled the recipe because the original recipe was for 4 servings (I have 7 mouths to feed including mine) and thank goodness I did! Everyone loved it even the kids! I thought the sesame oil was going to be overpowering but no. That stuff is strong though so please take it easy. This recipe is a definite keeper. The girls are even taking some to school for lunch!

Give it a try!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

My hobby aside from cooking..

I love decorating wooden letters. Started out as doing 2 for my girls then as a baby gift for our friends' granddaughter. And it took off from there. I know I haven't done much of them but it's so much fun and my creative juices flow when I get told of the theme (colors, characters). Next will be making one for the family with the letter "F". Or maybe the full lastname. Hmm. Anywho.. check out the wooden letters I have made so far! Any questions? Send me a message!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ello Govna..

.. or however it goes. I am feeling SO much better thanks to hubbz. I was getting really bad indigestion which gave me chest pains, bloating, cramping & backaches. So he picked up some over-the-counter medicine and Ta-Da! I'd say I'm about 95% "normal".. whatever that means ;)

I have so many great recipes to post and I will for sure get to that as soon as I can have a few hours of "quiet time".. whatever that is! New things I have made lately were Chicken Scampi, Copy Cat KFC Cole Slaw, Cake Balls, Lasagna Cupcakes & White Pizza. Everything came out delish but not too sure about the cole slaw because I don't eat veggies (wait, WHAT?!). Yes. That's right. I DO NOT EAT VEGGIES.WHATSOEVER. But I do love make veggie dishes for my girls and hubbz. They L-O-V-E vegetables. But my son has taken after his mom. Hey, 2 out of 3 ain't bad! I'll take that!

I've seen traffic was really good a few days ago but no comments (besides from my cousin). Please comment on anything! I would absolutely love to hear from you. Share your fave recipes with me, let me know if you've made some of the things I've posted.

Don't forget to feed my 3 little fish! Yep! I've adopted 3 little guppies. I have yet to name them so any suggestions?

Look out for new recipes!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Never forgotten!

Hello my fellow bloggers or just blog-readers!

I have not been feeling well at all so for now, my blogging is at a standstill. I have put the recipes in categories to just click on a category to the right and BAM! Please let me know if you have tried a recipe and your thoughts. I haven't added all of the recipes but that will get done once I feel better.

Happy blogging/reading!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Cake balls. Easy enough, right?

Nerp! It would have been a lot easier if I had cake mix. See, my 2 year old likes to help so a cake mix would have been fast and I think the cake balls would have been more moist. I saw a cake ball recipe a little while ago that was super easy. All that had to be done was make a simple cake(any flavor), let it cool, crumble up the cake with your hands and make balls. I've had coconut oil for a few months now and have heard that it's great to bake with. So that's what I did. Instead of using regular oil, I used coconut oil(1/2 cup).

I also used the chocolate cake recipe that was behind the Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder. Well, the cake wasn't all that moist. Not sure of it was the recipe itself or the coconut oil. The balls were a little difficult to form but I stopped making balls when I finally made enough for my 3 kids (made 15). I had about 2/3 full of a frosting container so I popped it in the microwave for a few seconds then started throwing some of the cake balls in there to coat them. When I was done I put them in the freezer for about an hour so the frosting can harden a bit. All in all, the kids loved them so I guess all that trouble wasn't for nuttin :)

Will post the recipe and pics soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Welcome to my blog!

I love to cook and bake for my family and friends so I am constantly searching the web, cookbooks & mags for new recipes so these are all the recipes I have used so far. Since the kids are back to school, I like to make after school snacks for them. They especially love the Biscuit Donuts, Donut Mini Muffins(will post recipe soon) & Chocolate Croissants(will post recipe soon). Being Puerto Rican, I came from a family of great cooks and grew up eating the best foods. The thing is, I got tired of eating rice and beans every other day. Don't get me wrong, the food is beyond amazing but I can't eat it every day anymore. Grant it I do make other non-healthy foods but I do alternate! ;) My kids really enjoy being involved in the kitchen somehow so I try to have them help me make muffins or cookies or something kinda easy for them. Just pour and mix- Easy Peasy!

So, now that you know a little about me and the reason for my blogging, come back often. I'm pretty sure recipes will be added weekly. And if you have recipes to share, please do just that- share with me please! ;)