Archive for July, 2012

July 31st, 2012

Funnel Cake

To me Funnel Cake is one of those standard summer foods. They can be found at the all the amusement and water parks. And don’t forget the state fair!! The smell of funnel cakes brings back so many fun memories from my childhood.

I had never before considered cooking up my own funnel cake. Until one day when my daughter got a chapstick that was scented like funnel cakes. It sparked something inside me!! She didn’t know what a funnel cake. I seriously had to correct that oversight in my parenting. As the first cake went into the hot oil,

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July 30th, 2012

Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes


A little fresh Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil turns tomatoes into the perfect side dish for any meal.  If you are grilling you can place your tomatoes right on the grill with your meat for an easy, delicious addition.  Of course fresh tomatoes from your garden {or neighbor’s garden} only make them more  wonderful, but any way you get them, you’ll love this combination.

Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes

tomatoes, halved horizontally
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
fresh oregano, chopped
fresh basil, chopped
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
extra-virgin olive oil

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July 27th, 2012

Kids In The Kitchen: Cotton Candy Fizz

So this is more of an idea than an actual recipe. I saw this out in the blog world a while ago and now I can’t seem to find the original source, but the idea stuck with me. So the kids and I decided to try it out one afternoon.  Success!!  The kids loved it.  And I couldn’t help but smile every time we dropped in the cotton candy.  Somehow watching it fizz and change colors just made life seem perfect.  {Okay, maybe not perfect, but at least for a few seconds it was carefree!} 

Cotton Candy Fizz



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July 26th, 2012

French Toasted Angel Food Cake

Now here is a recipe that is decadent and delicious.  I know that angel food cake and french toast seem like two unrelated foods.  French toast is for breakfast and angel food cake is for dessert, but we have combined them together.  We are going to treat the angel food cake like the bread in french toast and kick it up to a whole new level.  And I won’t judge whether this should be for dessert or breakfast, that’s your call!!

French Toasted Angel Food Cake


1 Angel Food Cake
2 eggs
3/4 cup half&half
2 tsp. vanilla

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July 25th, 2012

Salad On A Stick

How fun is it to eat of a stick? Who wouldn’t love to pick up a salad like this to go along with any picnic or BBQ?  This is such a fun way to serve salad to your guests, or your family.  Just think how pretty a large platter of these salads would be and so easy to serve.

We better hurry and have a last hoorah before school begins.  I just took my kids back to school shopping yesterday which makes it seem real.  School is fast approaching.  Of course, Salad on a Stick can be served year round!! 

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Caramel Potatoes

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