Friday, January 25, 2013

Rhodes Pineapple Coffee Cake

You guessed it.  Today I'm over at the Rhodes blog guest posting.  I showed the easy step-by-step instructions for Pineapple Coffee Cake.  This is seriously one of the easiest Rhodes recipes I have made.  Yet it doesn't taste like it was easy.

This recipe makes me want  to do some more experimenting.  I think this recipe could be turned in to all sorts of coffee cakes.  But for today, pop on over to the Rhodes Blog and make this coffee cake today.  You'll love it.  I know I did.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rhodes Pumpkin Slices with Rum Sauce

Today I'm posting over at the Rhodes Blog.  I made Pumpkin Slices with Rum Sauce.  Oh. My.  This recipe is soo tasty.  It's cinnamony, pumpkiny all drizzled with rum sauce that tastes like penuche fudge.  I know I'm not adequately describing this delicious sweet bread.  You just need to make it and devour it today.

Pop on over to the Rhodes Blog and see the step by step instructions yourself.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rhodes Basil Tomato Rolls

Today I'm posting over at The Rhodes Bake N Serv Blog.  I'm making Basil Tomato Rolls.  If you know me, you'll know how much I love Basil.  This was the perfect way to use some of my fresh from the garden basil and tomatoes.

Here's a little bit of the lovely basil from my herb garden, just waiting to be chopped and eaten.
 And here's the rolls fresh from the oven, before they are inverted onto the serving dish. 

Now head over to the Rhodes Blog and see the step-by-step instructions to make these delicious rolls.

Monday, September 17, 2012

My New Herb Mincer

I just wanted to share this new little kitchen tool I found.  Years ago, I saw something like this and I have been on the lookout ever since.  It seemed like a great way to slice fresh herbs, fast.  I was in my local Crate and Barrel store (I love that I can say that-my local Crate and Barrel.  It's fairly new where I live and I have always loved Crate and Barrel!) browsing through the housewares.  And there it was.  I had to have it.  And it wasn't even expensive.

 So I have been slicing herbs ever since.

You'll have to check out my Rhodes post later in the week to see what this little beauty did to my fresh basil.  Loved it!

You can buy it at your own Crate and Barrel Store or check it out online here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix

At my house we love, Chex Muddy Buddies, or as we call it, Puppy chow.  It's one of those treats I can throw together quickly.  So I almost always have all the ingredients on hand.  When Chex cereal goes on sale, I stock up.

So I had been seeing a few variations around on the internet.  I found this cinnamon version over at The Double Dipped Life and gave it a try.  It was a hit.  We have made it several times.  The recipe calls for cinnamon chips.  If you haven't seen them they are sold next to the chocolate chips.  Most stores carry them now.

If you love cinnamon and sugar.  Make some soon.

Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix

9 cups rice Chex cereal
1 cup cinnamon chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a microwavable bowl, cook chocolate chips and butter for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. If the mixture still has some lumps, microwave about 30 seconds longer. Place cereal in a large bowl. Slowly pour cinnamon and butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture over cereal and stir gently to coat evenly.  Pour onto a cookie sheet to cool.  It probably won't cool before the eating begins.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I'm Back

What has happened to me this year?

Working on this blog has always been in the back of my mind.  But somehow I've been M.I.A.  I've been busy with some other blogs.  Check out I Heart Salt Lake, the blog about Salt Lake City and surrounding areas that I run with my sister Dianna.  I've also been blogging with Rhodes.  I'll have another Rhodes post soon.  I've also been grilling a ton.  I have a new grilled corn salsa I can't wait to share.  I've also been baking banana bread as soon as the bananas get too ripe.  Sometimes that happens soo fast.  But my son at home doesn't seem to mind too much. I have a new banana bread recipe that I'll be sharing soon.

But I'm ready to get back to posting recipes and fun food stuff here.

Thanks for being patient with me.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

I love caramel!  If it has caramel in it, then I approve.  There are about a million recipes out there on the web for this type of recipe.  So let me add my version to all the others.  It's a simple dip for just about any type of fruit.  But apples are the best.  But don't stop there, crackers and cookies are good dipped into this as well.

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup toffee bits

Beat cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla with electric mixer until smooth.  Stir in toffee bits.  Serve.

I have also heated this recipe in a small crockpot for caramel fondue.  The toffee chips will start to break down though. 

To keep apples from turning brown, soak in pineapple juice for 15 minutes.  Drain before serving.  Save in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator.  They will not go brown for a few days after doing this.  Plus you won't taste the pineapple juice like you do when they are soaked in lemon juice.