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Showing posts from November, 2010

Comfort Food - How to make Homemade French Fries with Beef and BBQ

This has got to be the BEST dish I have had in the ENTIRE month of November! I love French Fries, especially homemade, (reminds me of my Grandma who made them for me when I was a child), I love meat, and I love BBQ sauce. What else could be better on a quiet Saturday evening? Thanks to my Hubby for cooking for me :-)


6 Potatoes
1 onion
1 garlic
BBQ Sauce
Sour Cream (optional)


1. Cut up all your potatoes, onions, garlic, and parsley.

2. Heat up the oil, if you are anything like my Hubby, use a thermometer to check if it's at the right temperature. (bring oil to 350 degrees)

3. Make some rice on the side, if desired. We eat rice with pretty much everything in our home!
4. Season the meat with the parsley, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and cook until desired.
5. Get ready to eat, get messy, and have a fantastic time!

Red Velvet Cake Balls / Pops

Lately, I have become a huge fan of Bakerella and the book Cake Pops. Cake Pops and Cake Balls are very similar. Really, the only difference is that the first one goes on a stick while the second remains as a ball. Pretty simple, huh?
The design and flavor possibilities are countless! I already have a couple *on my to-bake list* for Christmas and my Daughter's Birthday. 
In my opinion, Cake Balls / Cake Pops are really fun to make. Here is why:  Your children or friends could make them with youYou could design your own shape of cake ball / cake popYou can mix any flavors you'd like  ---talk about doing things non-traditionally!
This would be why I am so excited about making more Cake Balls / Cake Pops for Christmas and Birthday Parties. (My Daughter loves Mickey Mouse, so I will be trying my hands at cutting little Mickey and Minnie faces!) 
Boxed Red Velvet CakeCream Cheese FrostingDark Chocolate barsWhite Chocolate Okay, so ready to make your own?
Start off by baki…

Pumpkin Cheesecake

My Hubby's favorite dessert is Cheesecake. I never thought it would be possible to make it at home, but when I saw this recipe for Pumpkin seemed like the dish was calling his name!  I had been wanting to make something special for him (since he is the one who bakes for me quite often!) and knew this would be the right dessert!

In my Hubby's words: "The cheesecake was similar to pumpkin pie, slightly richer. It was the perfect blend between the traditional pumpkin pie and cheesecake." 

I ended up making two pies from the ingredients listed below. One pie was made in a store-bought crust and the other one was a homemade crust. I strongly recommend making your own crust because the cinnamon flavor from the Graham Crackers and brown sugar will add an additional pumpkini, fall-ish flavor to the cheesecake.

This recipe is courtesy of Paula Deen found at the Food Network. 

 cream cheese, at room temperature1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin3 eggs plu…