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Sunday Summary 4/18-4/23

So this week I didn’t post as many recipes as usual. I took one day to update you about my herb garden, and another to announce the site’s makeover (which was kind of a redundant thing to do) because I hadn’t prepared anything. It’s been a rough week with the family (my mom is very sick and has been in the hospital for over a month), so I don’t always have time to prepare posts as I would like. That being said, the few recipes I did post this week were pretty good ones. My favorite being the best donuts ever. So let’s take a moment to recap this week’s posts!

4.18 | The Best Donuts Ever!

This recipe made some amazing donuts. It takes a long time to prepare and then to cook and then to glaze- but I genuinely feel as though it is worth it. My family and friends are both anxious for me to make some more of these!

4.19 | Herb Adventure Part 1

I planted some herbs last week, and I wanted to share with you guys how my pots looked and which herbs I planted. I’ve dried a little at this point, and I intend to update all of you on my drying process and storage after I get it all done!

4.20 | Chocolate Chip Waffles

These waffles were a semi-success. I liked them but nobody else in my family did. Then again, not everyone is a huge fan of bittersweet chocolate like I am. These are great as pancakes or waffles, and if you just leave out the chocolate chips they’re still delicious.

4.21 | A Makeover In Blue

The site got a makeover! I activated a new theme and I changed the layout colors to blue instead of green. We are also now on Twitter, Facebook, and have a Website as well as Forums.

4.22 | O’Charley’s Dinner Rolls

These are the dinner rolls I made as a result of the best donuts ever recipe. These dinner yeast rolls taste almost exactly like the ones that you get from the O’Charley’s restaurant- which means they are irresistibly scrumptious.

4.23 | Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are good, homemade cookies of the oatmeal raisin variety. They taste just like my grandmother’s cookies and make me miss being a little kid and eating her baked goods. They’re simple and great.

Sunday Summary 4/11-4/16

This week I think that my favorite recipe was for these strawberry cobblers. They were absolutely delicious- and apart from yesterday’s versatile blogger post, it got the most views out of this week’s recipes! Simple and delicious.

This past week featured a lot of dinner recipes and some desserts- but no failures. But don’t worry ladies and gents, I’ve got a great failure lined up for next week where I had epic fail making some sauce for my lasagna that ended up way too spicy.

  • Rice Crispy Treats

    These were really fast and really good. A classic favorite, really. They’re good with some chocolate drizzled on top as well if you have any top of chocolate topping or chips that you can melt for it.

  • Strawberry Cobbler

    My first recipe using my ramekins that I bought! These were really easy and so delicious. I can’t believe how good they turned out. Very rich, though- like you won’t be able to finish just one.

  • Chicken Pie

    One of my dinner recipes! This is a very simple, semi-homemade chicken pie. It’s really delicious- and although easy, isn’t really a “quick fix”. Goes great with carrots and fried squash!

  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

    These accompanied my chicken pie. They, like everything else this week, turned out to be really good after I managed to drain out some of the glaze from my pan. If you like sweet or cooked carrots, then this is for you.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

    Featuring a short cake recipe and some strawberry shortcake parfaits! I had strawberries to work with this week, so it’s the 2nd strawberry recipe. Absolutely divine.

  • Versatile Blogger Award

    Rufus thinks I’m a versatile blogger and bestowed upon me an awesome reward as such. Because of this, I decided to make a list of some of the blogs that I enjoy reading for others to check out.

Sunday Summary 3/28 – 4/9

Sunday! So it is time, yet again, to do a summary. I missed it last Sunday- because I entirely forgot about the whole summary thing I was going to do. The list will be long, but it’s going to feature some delicious recipes. The featured recipe from this summary is most definitely the Homemade Pizza. Everyone should give this a try! There is a nice mixture of successes, failures, dinner, and dessert.

  • No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    This was the best homemade cheesecake I have ever had. It is a featured recipe from a dear friend of mine- DL Dzioba. It’s rather simple- but makes a huge pie. Get two pie crusts to make it most effective. Maybe a chocolate drizzle or some sort of whipped topping would be great too!

  • Homemade Pizza (crust & sauce)

    This pizza was amazingly delicious! The crust is better if you fold in some garlic and then butter the edges and dust it with garlic salt- which I did the second time that I used this recipe. It’s time consuming, but it is definitely worth the time and the effort.

  • Failure: S’mores Pie

    Don’t waste your time on this one ladies and gents! The pie was basically fudge in a crust, and eventually had to be microwaved to even cut it. If you figure out how to make it work- let me know. Be careful not to set it aflame like I did!

  • Moon Pies!

    These moon pies were amazing! The recipe worked well and they were all devoured. They were very rich, and you need more marshmallow than you might expect. I would also like to try them mixing some peanutbutter in with the filling on some. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Amazing!

  • Cinnamon Rolls

    This is my first recipe that is totally mine. I made it up as I went along, and it turned out about a million times better than I had expected. Great for breakfast. Cream cheese icing would make them even better.

  • Toffee Bars

    These were a semi-success. They were goodish… but not the best. They could be great with proper tweaking and if my recipe had worked how it was supposed to work.

  • Vanilla Wafers (Banana Pudding Part 1

    This is the first half of my banana pudding experiment. These wafers were great- use pure vanilla if you have it. I prefer them softer so that they get soggy, so I’m not sure if they’re as good when cooked crispy. Recipe from Alton Brown.

  • Vanilla Pudding & Assembling the Banana Pudding

    This is homemade vanilla pudding that goes into the banana pudding. Again, from Alton Brown. This banana pudding was gone within 2 days my family liked it so much. If you don’t like bananas, you can substitute pineapples or just leave them out all together.

  • Fried Squash

    This was a rather simple recipe. Can be boiled down to: slice squash, flour squash, fry squash, eat squash. Really great way to fix this vegetable. I haven’t tried fried zucchini, but I bet it’s just as great. Maybe I’ll do that soon…

Sunday Summary 3/21 – 3/26

It’s Sunday! Which means it is time to do the week review of recipes. The featured picture is the recipe with the most views- my baked macaroni and cheese. I also think it as the most successful recipe featured this week. It’s all been eaten by this point- a rarity in my house, usually left overs just hang out in the fridge until we clean them out. But there were also a couple of failures in the kitchen this week!

  • Cinnamon & Raisin Muffins

    A delicious breakfast treat of cinnamon and raisin muffins. A simple recipe that makes moist, fluffy muffins. Would be delicious with a quick addition of apples!

  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    Baked Mac & Cheese was the most viewed and most successful recipe of the week! I definitely encourage everybody to give it a try 🙂

  • Yeast Rolls

    These yeast rolls were really awesome. I can’t wait to make some more! Definitely worth giving these a try, too.

  • Garlic Parmesan Bread

    This delicious recipe resulted from a failed attempt at yeast rolls. Left out an ingredient so I had to try to do something different with the dough. Turned out really great.

  • Fries & Pub Chips

    These homemade fries and pub chips were really awesome. The mesquite mixture I put on the chips would also be good sprinkled on fries. Sometimes simplicity is the best.

  • Failure! | Swiss Roll

    This Swiss Roll was a total flop. But my goal is to blog successful and unsuccessful tasks in the kitchen. Maybe you can get it work. If so- let me know. I really want to make a successful one!

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