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Friday, September 28, 2012

Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

The other night we had spaghetti for dinner. Normally we have garlic bread with it. Well, since I have this Pinterest addiction, I decided to try something new to go with it. It was a huge hit!!! Austin kept coming back for more, and Russell ended up with a belly ache from eating so Dustin, of course, didn't touch it. That kid is so picky I am surprised he is growing at

For this recipe I started with a bundt type pan ( I don't have an actual bundt pan, so I used my Pampered Chef one that is a flatter version) and put a half stick of butter in it. Then I popped that into the oven and turned the oven to 350 degrees to pre-heat and melt the butter.

While that was melting, I put my garlic salt and Parmesan cheese into a small bowl and blended well.

 Then I took my tube of Grands Biscuits and cut them each into quarters
Then I took the pan out of the oven, and took each quarter and rolled it around in the garlic salt/cheese mixture to coat it well.
Then I just threw them randomly into the pan. And baked them.

Admit it, you are drooling, aren't you? This is so simple! And yummy goodness!!

1 tube Grands Biscuits (not flaky layer)
2 T garlic salt
1/2 c Parmesan cheese (the grated kind)
1/2 stick butter (I used unsalted since I was using garlic salt, but you can use whichever you like)

Place the 1/2 stick of butter into a bundt pan and place in the oven. Set the oven temp at 350 degrees.
While that is preheating/melting, cut your biscuits into quarters.
Place the garlic salt and parmesan cheese into a small bowl and blend well.
After the butter has melted, take pan out of the oven.
Take each quartered piece of biscuit and roll in the salt/cheese mixture until well coated.
Randomly throw them into the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown on top.

Scrumptious Potatoes

These potatoes are awesome!! Russell says they taste like potato chips :) He ate 2 of them for dinner and another in his lunch for work the next day!
Potatoes- as many as needed for your meal
olive oil- enough to lightly drizzle over potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and clean potatoes. Slice potatoes into thin slices, without actually slicing all of the way through. This is tedious, but well worth it!
Place in pan, and sprinkle liberally with pepper and salt (I used a pepper grinder and sea salt grinder, but regular salt and pepper work just fine, too!). Drizzle with olive oil.  Bake 30-40 minutes and viola!!! Yummy taters!!

Corn Fritters...Yumm-o!!!

Ok, I was skeptical at first! I mean seriously? Fried corn patties? Come on, who eats that?!? Well, apparently we do! These were super easy to make, and very yummy!!
Now, the recipe calls for freshly shucked corn. I didn't have that on hand. I had my frozen corn in the freezer, so I used that. It worked just fine :)

6 ears corn (about 4 1/2 cups)
4 eggs
1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c vegetable oil for frying

Stir the corn, eggs, flour and salt together in a bowl, making a batter that is consistent with a thin pancake batter.
Heat oil to 325 degrees if using a larger pan, or electric skillet. Heat on med/high if using a regular skillet like I did.
Make 4 pancake sized fritters in a pan (as you can see, I didn't do
Fry about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.


Makeup for......100?

Ok, so today was the day I decided to go through my makeup stash and pitch what I don't need/want. I figured out that I have enough makeup to supply 100 And probably have some leftover! I started with this:
and this:

I thought I would get rid of at least half of it, right? Oh, heavens no! Apparently, I am a makeup horder...sigh...  Hello, my name is Majenica, and I have a makeup  I ended up only getting rid of this:

UGH!!!! I couldn't bring myself to part with anything I have a serious

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mini Pancake Muffins

These little things are yummy :)  Unfortunately, I didn't have an oven at the time, since my ignitor was broken, so I was using a toaster oven and didn't have a small mini muffin pan. I found a nice way around that. I have this really spiffy donut maker. Worked like a charm!!! We didn't even dip these in syrup or anything, we just ate them fresh off of the donut 

Mini Pancake Muffins
1 c flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 T sugar
2/3 c buttermilk
1 egg
2 T maple syrup
2 T melted butter
½ c milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Sift it together with a whisk.
In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until combined.
Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into mini muffin tin and bake for 8-9 minutes.

Amazing Panacakes

I am sorry, I do not have a picture for this post. I didn't think to take pictures since, at the time I made these, I hadn't thought about a blog yet.  But these pancakes were amazing!!! They were light, and fluffy, and so full of flavor!! Simply scrumptious! There was not a pancake left!

Amazing Pancakes

1 1/4 c flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 c buttermilk
2 T. melted butter
1/4 c sugar
splash of vanilla

Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Mix the egg with the buttermilk and the vanilla and add to the flour mixture, stirring just until batter is smooth. Add the melted butter and sugar and stir until blended. Cook as you normally would.



Welcome to my blog!! I have this horrid addiction to Pinterest, so I started trying all kinds of new recipes. When I make them, though, I have to write down what I do because I tend to change My husband likes to joke that “Pinterest is not in his best interest.” My son tells me multiple times that I need professional help with my addiction :P

I decided to try out a blog about my cooking adventures. I hope you like it and enjoy it. I will try to update daily, but cannot promise. I will do my best J I will try to be as thorough as possible in my explanations of the recipes, and attempt to post enough pictures so that you can get a great idea of how I made the recipe.

This blog will mostly be about food, but there will be some smatterings of my life in here J You gotta have some fun, right? Haha!! My crazy cat, Midnight, keeps us pretty entertained around here! He is 9 years old, but acts like a kitten at times, and does as he darn well pleases.

Enjoy the blog!!!