Cooking A-Z: C is for Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

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I’ve made it alllll the way to C! And I went all out for this recipe…Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls! That’s right, we don’t just do regular cinnamon rolls in this house, I took it up a notch and spread delicious chocolate spread inside these cinnamon rolls before I baked them…yummy! I found this recipe on Pinterest.The chocolate is not in this recipe, that was my idea to add a little something extra to my A-Z Cooking project! The only thing I would have done different to make these taste a little better is to add about 1/2 cup less flour during the kneading process. Other than that, I think I did a pretty good job for my first time making homemade chocolate cinnamon rolls that were improvised! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Continue reading

Cooking A-Z: B is for Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Scones11I’m moving right along on my A-Z cooking project. This weekend I made the most delicious blueberry scones from a recipe I found on FoodNetwork.com I have actually never had a scone before so I was pretty excited to make and taste one. The true test was to see if my husband liked them. He’s tried many scones before…the good, the bad, the moist, and the dry! So I was a little nervous if mine would pass the taste test! As soon as the glaze cooled he tried a bite and the verdict was in….his eyes lit up and he said, “these are the best scones I have ever tasted!”. I have made him a ton of recipes and he loves everything but I have never gotten a reaction quite like that! I thought they were fantastic myself but I have nothing to compare them too 🙂 Needless to say, you must try these scones! I’ve included many pictures with my step by step tutorial because I love blogs with pictures 🙂 Hope you enjoy! (Letter C is going to be Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls..made from scratch! Yum)

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Cooking A-Z: A is for Apple Crisp

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I have decided to start a new blogging project and make recipes starting from A to Z. This will give me an opportunity to learn and share new recipes! Hopefully I will be able to obtain many new skills along the way. I have no idea how this will turn out…I may have some absolutely brilliant recipes that come from this or they could all be epic fails. Either way, I think it will be an experience worth trying. My first recipe is an Apple Crisp in my brand new cast iron skillet. I’ve always been intimidated by pies, cobblers, etc because I thought they were extremely complicated. However, when making a cobbler in a cast iron skillet, it’s fairly simple and you can dig in right after. I hope you enjoy my first letter! 🙂
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DIY Thank You Card

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I recently received a very nice gift from a family member and wanted to send a Thank You card. Even though there are many fancy and lovely store bought ‘Thank You’ cards available to buy that I’m sure are much prettier than mine ;), nothing says “thank you” better than a homemade card. It comes from the heart and your time and effort went into planning the perfect way to say “I appreciate for my wonderful gift”. I hope you like it too 🙂 Continue reading

Fresh Mango Salsa

MAngo3This salsa is similar to the Black Bean Salsa I made a couple of months ago but much sweeter. Sometimes I crave a sweeter salsa. I used to be a pretty picker eater and for some reason this became one of my favorite salsas to eat. This is a wonderful healthy snack that you don’t have to feel guilty about munching on. Make to to pair with some healthy corn tortilla chips 🙂 Continue reading

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

 

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I could eat chicken every night! There are so many variations and lemon rosemary is one of my favorites. The combo fits perfect together and makes a wonderful tender chicken breast. I made this two nights ago and paired it with steamed broccoli and buttermilk biscuits! It was a yummy dinner with no leftovers. 🙂 Always a good sign that it was an excellent meal! Enjoy 🙂  Continue reading