Cooking Storm Continues

More recipes have come across my dash and here they are with a review.

Loaded Potato Soup – Saw this recipe on Facebook. This uses hashbrowns as its base. It’s basically made from stuff you keep in your pantry which makes it nice not to have to shop from specific things. It’s delicious and filling. Also customizable to what you like on your potatoes. If you like broccoli you can steam some and add it in the last 20 mins. You totally want to try this one.  Fling it all in your crockpot and leave for the day.


Pork Ramen Bowl – I had pork loin and wanted to do something different with it. So I cooked it in the crockpot until it fell apart and then I made some traditional ramen based on pictures: Egg, seaweed, carrots, corn, and the loin.  Very filling and flavorful. Next time I’d like to try a beef bowl like this. Peter devoured his.


Cherry Shortbread Cookie– I follow YoyoMax12 on youtube. She makes such delicious looking deserts. These are such a simple recipe and looked nice so I headed to the store to pick up red glace cherries cause it was the only thing I needed. They were out of red each time I went so I settled for green. These are really melt in your mouth good. Perfect for gifts or for cookie day at the office. Plus it takes maybe 15 minutes to make them.


CZZHMxIW0AAZAWGLemon and Pecan Shortbread Cookie – Speaking of the cookies above as gifts that’s exactly what I did. If you take the cherries out you are left with a simple shortbread dough. You can flavor it any way you like. I tried lemon cause it sounded nice. I did pecan because my mom really likes pecans. Only difference with these really is adding a tablespoon of lemon extract and a couple drops of yellow food coloring. The pecan ones have a half cup of chopped nuts and a half tablespoon of almond extract.  Both are rolled into balls and then rolled in a little sugar and baked just like the ones above.


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2015 Sewing and Projects

I like to do a quick retrospective on the past year’s projects. Mostly it’s to remind myself that I’m productive. If left to my memory’s mercy I might remember two items I made and feel bad I don’t produce more.

But this isn’t even everything I made. I repaired things that are not counted in this list. So that’s pretty nice to know. Below is a list of everything to explain.


  1. New cover for my well used ironing board
  2. The Royal Robe
  3. Care package for French friend
  4. 12 Flower arrangements
  5. Setsuna Meiou cosplay
  6. Lavender heated pillow, lavender soap, and chocolate for Mother’s day
  7. Curtains for the office
  8. Riding Coat with blouse
  9. Finger knitting
  10. Circle Skirt
  11. Onesie Pajamas
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Cooking Up a Storm

For some reason I’ve been cooking up things I haven’t tried before. Maybe I’m feeling adventerous or bored or maybe all these TASTY vids that people post on facebook have peaked my interest cause they look fun.

Here are some recipes I have tried lately.

CKPNUqPVAAAGUngHamburg Steak– This is a cooking with dog recipe. I have tried it twice and each time it was pretty good. Not excellent, but very hearty and still tasty.

CI4Le0aVAAUcO59Vanilla Mug Cake – How excellent would it be to have a slice of cake without having to make the whole thing? Sadly though I haven’t found a recipe that taste good and this one was no exception. They always taste off no matter how religiously you measure everything. This one tasted salty and kinda fake even though everything I used was quality stuff. Skip this one.


Chicken Bacon Cheddar Wraps – my college campus hang out had delicious grilled wraps. This was my effort to recreate that though I barely remember what made them so good. But it’s basically baked rosemary chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, sharp cheddar, ranch dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla and browned in a hot dry skillet.
I highly recommend these.



One Pot Tomato Pasta – I got this one from Yoyomax12 who got it from Martha Stewart. This one is a must try. It’s pretty darn perfect and if you are trying to cut down on your meat consumption it’s even better.  It’s super simple and quick. Only takes about 20 mins from prep to eat.


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