Fun with Puff Pastry

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I recently bought a box of puff pastry at the grocery store. Puff pastry is really expensive and I think I paid 4.99 for the entire box, but the price is well worth it in my opinion. Puff pastry is so flaky and buttery and you can do a lot of different things with it. I went a little too wild I think. The first thing I made with puff pastry was Ina Garten's recipe for French Apple Tart. I remember her saying on the show, that it's ok if the edges burn. We tasted it, and the outer crust was … [Read more...]

Butterscotch Icebox Cake

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This is just an update. About 5 weeks ago, I joined Weight Watchers online. In that 5 weeks, I've managed to almost lose 5 pounds. Yay! I'm actually down to 4.2 pounds lost total. My husband, has lost about 35 pounds. This is living proof, that you can make some evil desserts like this  on my blog, and still manage to lose weight. The key part is to track everything. :) I even manage to make un-lightened up desserts like this one below. I logged it in the nutrition info, and it wasn't very … [Read more...]

Oreo Fuff

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This stuff is like crack. It's incredibly good and addicting. You can make it healthier by just swapping out all the ingredients for reduced fat ones. Although, I'm not sure how much healthier that would be??? I'm almost wondering what this stuff would taste like frozen in an oreo pie crust?  I think I'm going to try that actually and give an update later on :) I found some good bargains this weekend. I got a new fossil purse that used to be 118.00 and it was marked down to 40.00 at Macy's. … [Read more...]

Low Sodium Challenge

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  Hi All, I haven't been really making anything new lately. We had a lot of leftovers from the weekend to get rid of too. I've also been trying to watch my sodium intake because I have high blood pressure. I almost wish that someone would come out with a study that proves sodium doesn't cause high blood pressure. Sodium is in everything and it's so hard to avoid. You have to make everything, pretty much. There's not a lot of good recipes out there that have a low amount of sodium. I … [Read more...]

Anybody out there???

I'm starting to become really annoyed with this blog lately, and yet I still continue to post recipes and pictures hoping that someone will respond one day. I continue to submit pictures to foodgawker and get annoyed when they don't approve of a photo. I know that you visit it, because my tracker is showing anywhere from 5o0 to 1500 hits per day. The most amount of time people spend on this site is 50 seconds and no one ever comments.Why is that, is it because I'm boring? Or is it because … [Read more...]

Pretzel Dogs

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Have you ever made homemade pretzels before? I love going to the Pretzel Maker in the mall and watching them make pretzels.  Not to mention, eating the pretzels too. I noticed while they made their pretzels, they like to dunk the pretzels in clarified butter. No wonder why they're so good? I was thinking about dunking these in butter, but I never did. The last time I was at the Pretzel maker, I got these cocktail wieners wrapped in pretzels and they were so good, so I decided to make some of … [Read more...]

shopping spree – favorite finds!

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This week, on Wednesday, I took the day off, and went to Minneapolis/St Paul MN to go shopping with my Mom. The day didn't start so well. My Mom's check engine soon light came on and we made it all the way up to Fergus Falls, MN. Then we turned back and went and got my car back in Fargo. That wasted half of our morning but it's a good thing we went back. I got a few good foodie type things on our little shopping spree. We stopped at the Macys cafeteria and had lunch there. They had one of the … [Read more...]