Friday, April 18, 2014

School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

Happy Friday!!! I hope you've had a wonderful week, and are looking forward to celebrating Christ's resurrection this weekend!!!

Today's recipe is for these School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls from

(That's funny. I got these off Pinterest, but it's the second allrecipes review in a row!)

These are a DEFINITE YES, PLEASE! It does make a LOT; I made them to take to a family who needed a meal, and I'd been wanting to try them. I mean, who doesn't remember with deep fondness those wonderful rolls?!?! :::::::::::::sigh::::::::::::::: :D

I made FIVE of these tins, and put three in the freezer. That was February 22. I pulled the last pan out of the freezer Wednesday! (And I'll be making another batch this coming week, for company and for the freezer!) Seriously. If you take a lot of meals to other people, or you have unexpected company, or you'd like to have fresh bread quickly on any given day, this is a great way to do it. To freeze it, I just formed the rolls, wrapped the pan, and put it in the freezer. On the day I want them, I pull them out and let them thaw on the sideboard, then cook them off according to directions.

OK, I'm outta here! HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be BLESSED, friends!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fluffy Pancakes

Welcome to Wednesday!!!! I hope you're having a great week! It's BUSY here - and surprise company, two shows to work on, and a desk that isn't cleaning itself off no matter how much I let it have time to do so all add up to lots to do, not much motivation. :D

Speaking of which. I was moaning about wanting pancakes a couple of weeks ago, and my loving, darling husband told me, "If you will make them up, I will fry them for you." Well, I JUMPED at that - I am SOOOOO lazy in the mornings, I really do want the universe to just have my breakfast appear, hot and waiting, every morning. :D

So I turned to this recipe I had Pinned, for fluffy pancakes from

They were good!!! (Hubby fried them a bit hotter than I would have, so some of them got a bit darker than makes for a good photo. ;D) They were light and airy, just like a pancake called "fluffy" should be. They went together quickly, and it was really nice to have breakfast together. I have quite the guy; I'm very blessed by him, every day!!

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day, my friend. BE BLESSED!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Baked Eggs

Happy Friday! :) I hope you've had a good week!

Today's recipe is Baked Eggs from UseRealButter. :)

I'm thinking of this for future use as more of a how-to. I really want to experiment with the type of dish, and see if I can't get the egg to cook a little more uniformly. Some of you may not be aware that I have a "thing" with crunchy or browned eggs - I just don't like it. It may be a texture thing; I have lots of issues with textures. :D But this recipe left the outer part of the white crunchy - you could hear it when you put your spoon in!

Overall, it was tasty - what's not to like? :) And I like the fact that you could make one or a dozen in about the same time; it would just take more prep time.

So relax this weekend, and maybe make yourself a lazy breakfast. Or come make it for me - I wish I could have breakfast delivered by the universe, so I wouldn't have to do anything until I come fully awake. (Usually sometime in the afternoon... :D )

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Be BLESSED!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese Casserole

Happy Friday! :) I know it's a little late, but I'm here. :) I went to see CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER today. Good movie. I think the first was better, but this one will do JUST fine. :D

Anyway! Today, I'm sharing this Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese Casserole from The Food Network.

This tasted really good, but I wasn't fooling my tastebuds! It definitely wasn't "mac". I ate it all - halved the recipe, ate it all in one day :D - but breaking up the cauliflower was a bit more time-consuming than I'll do again.

So, once again, YOU decide: is this a YES, PLEASE! or a NO, THANK YOU! review? :)

Have a wonderful weekend! BE BLESSED!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Crumb Donuts

Good Wednesday Morning! I hope you're enjoying your week - the weather here is pretty finally. ;) I hope you East-Coasters are able to start digging out!

Today's recipe is for crumb donuts from Dessert for Two.

First of all, I didn't tweak a thing. :) Unless it was spices - I tend to put more spice in than is called for. But that's not really a tweak, right? More of a personal preference? :D

I really didn't feel like there was enough batter for six donuts. I made it fit six, because that's what the recipe said to do, but they were so skinny! I'm not sure if I would double the batter, or fill less spaces in my pan, but they needed more.

There was also a TON of the glaze left. I mean...! I didn't want to glaze the whole donut, and that wasn't the plan for the recipe, either - it's more like glue to hold on the crumb topping.

Tastewise, these were pretty plain. I'm going to hold on to the recipe, and if I ever go back and do them again, I'll probably tweak it out of the park. LOL! So you decide: is that a NO, THANK YOU or a YES, PLEASE review?!? :D

Have a wonderful day! Be BLESSED!!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Manicure Monday - Metallic Gradient

Hi, y'all! Sorry about last week - life is completely swamped right now, and I needed to get my balance before trying to blog again. PHEW. :)

SO! This is a two-tone metallic gradient with a glitter topper. The light silver is from Sally Henson, and the darker is the Zoya that I used on the striped manicure several weeks ago. I painted the lighter over the whole nail, then used a makeup sponge to sponge both that and the darker color onto my nails. I wanted the tips darker, so just kept sponging until they got that way! :)

It was a really fun manicure to wear; the glitter caught the light, and the metallics just shone.

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day, my friend. BE BLESSED!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mexican Rainbow Salad

Happy FRIDAY! :) Got big plans for the weekend? Whirlwind. That's what life is - how can it be he last Friday of February 2014 already?!?!

SO. This is a Mexican Rainbow Salad from What2Cook.

There IS lettuce underneath all those toppings. :) This was a huge hit with our family; we have such different dietary needs and tastes! With this salad, though, we could choose which rainbow stripes we wanted more or less of. Kenn's a HUGE salad fan, period - he loves anything that tastes fresh. :) And he loves corn. :D The dressing is good, too - we left it on the side, because none of us are huge dressing lovers. I highly recommend this salad - leftovers are easy to get rid of, too! (Make fajitas! Eat more salad! :D )

OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL weekend! Be blessed - and thank you for reading my blog. :)