Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Oh My Apple Pie 🥧

 Apple pie is one of my mom's favorite desserts so I decided to make one for tomorrow's dinner.

Ingredients and plan-

4 apples

Pillsbury ready made pie shells (2 count)

1/3 cup sugar 

2 tbsp butter

3 tbsp water

1 tsp lemon juice 

1tsp cinnamon 

1 tbsp +1 tsp cornstarch 

2 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a sauce pan melt butter and add cinnamon. Mix well.

Next add water, apples, lemon juice and sugar. Bring to boil up to 6 minutes.

Mix the cornstarch with 2 tbsp water .       Add to pot with apples and mix well.        Cook an additional five minutes, turn off.  and let cool.

Fill one pie shell with the apple pie filling. Use the other shell to top pie.Cut off excess dough. Make several slits in top of pie.

Bake in oven for 40- 45 minutes, remove and let cool.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Creamy Vegetable Soup With $5 Chicken Wings

Brrrrrr. My very first thought stepping outside into the cold. Secondly, this is the exact type of weather for homemade   chicken soup. I stopped at the grocers and was able to score a pack of chicken( a little under 2lbs) for less than five dollars. 

Ingredients and plan 

Chicken ( up to 2lbs)

 1/2 cup onions and peppers 

1/2 cup celery 

2 tsp minced garlic 

1/2 cup carrots

3 small cut red potatoes 

2 small cut sweet potatoes 

3 tbsp flour

Herbs( a pinch of rosemary, thyme, chives, cilantro, oregano, basil and parsley).

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp Cayenne 

4 cups Vegetable broth 

1 cup Mixed vegetables 

1/2 cup kale 

1/2 cup heavy cream

Rinse, dry and season chicken. Brown in pan of 2tbsp of canola oil and remove.

Add onion, peppers, garlic and celery to saute. Next carrots and flour.Pour in Vegetable broth and add herbs. Place  chicken  and 2 tbsp tomato paste. Cover     and boil for thirty minutes. 

Remove lid and add kale, mix vegetables and heavy cream. Boil for an additional thirty minutes. Turn off and lest rest 10-15 minutes before enjoying.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Introducing Mystozer 4 Piece Spice Racks


Lol. It's not what you think. I had to order 

these really cute magnetic, space saving 

racks from to store my cooking 

herbs and spices . My cabinet was over 

crowded with bottles so it became necessary 

to get these lovely racks. Now I have room to

store other foods like pasta and sauces.

Mystozer 4 pack magnetic spice racks for $29.22.

Remove from box and packaging.

Wipe and dry designated area wipe a rag. Place racks on refrigerator, microwave,etc.

Spice rack is then ready to store bottles.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hearty Southern Ch🐥cken Stew


Thinking  about something warm and delicious to make for family dinner this evening prompted me to gather some ingredients to create a pot of chicken        stew. See ingredient list, plan and pictures  below.


2 lbs chicken( wings and small drumsticks)

3 cut small Red potatoes 

3 cut small Sweet potatoes 

1/2 cup carrots

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup mixed vegetables 

1/2 cup Onions and peppers 

3 tbsp of flour

1/4 tsp salt

4 cups vegetable broth

2 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup sour cream 

Seasonings for chicken and herbs for Stew. Chicken seasoning, black pepper, paprika, cayenne, chives, thyme, oregano, rosemary, cilantro.


Rinse, dry and season chicken.

Cut and seperate vegetables. 

Place 2 tbsp of oil in pan and brown seasoned chicken, remove and set aside.

Add celery, onions, peppers and carrots to pan and saute. Then add flour and herbs.

Next add vegetable broth, browned chicken and tomato paste. Cover and bring to boil for thirty minutes. Remove lid and add mix vegetables and sour cream. Simmer for an additional twenty five minutes.

Serve with yellow rice and side of corn bread. 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dessert Under One Hour- Peach Cobbler

 At the request of my mom, I threw together a really quick, simple recipe for peach cobbler.

Ingredients to be Used:

1 stick of butter

1 cup of unbleached flour

1 cup of white granulated sugar

 2 tsp baking powder

 1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1/3 cup of brown sugar

2 pinches of ground cinnamon


Melt stick of butter and pour into aluminum pan.

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, 

brown sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl.  

Pour into pan on top of butter and do not mix.

Open, drain and place sliced peaches on top of 

butter/ batter. Again do not mix.

Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Loose Leaf Tea Sampler- Vadham Teas


So I ordered the above chai tea sampler variety pack to enjoy that loose leaf tea experience for the first time. All I can say is wow. This is some of the best tea I've ever tasted.

This morning I decided to try the turmeric tea.

I opened the package and used the wooden tea spoon to scoop two spoons of loose leaves into a reusable tea bag.Reusable tea bags are a thing.

I sweetened my tea with two teaspoons of Agave.

The reusable tea bags were purchased on for $8.48 for a set of four.

Sour Cream Donuts???