Nov 29

Pie for Breakfast?

By Sharon | Tips

Let’s face it, eating a home made toaster pastry, aka Pop-Tarts®, is like eating a little piece of pie for breakfast.  We say to ourselves, this is like eating toast with jam.  Only Better! Pie is probably my favorite sweet item to eat.

Pop-Tarts® were always one of those things that I would impulsively buy at the grocery store so I could have them for breakfast.  I have a few of those junk food items I bought like that.  Then they came out with the Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® in the frozen section and I liked those even better.  I used to buy quite a few of these.

My daughter liked them just as much as I did and they were easy to make for breakfast. Now my grandchildren come and stay with me and they love the home made fruit filled pastries hot out of the oven in the morning.

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Nov 25

Exciting News!

By Sharon | Happenings

I have been given the fantastic opportunity to audition for a new baking show being produced by CBS. They’re doing auditions in Los Angeles on December 1 and I’m going to go and give it my best shot. It looks like they’re modeling it after The Great British Bake Off. I love that show, I’ve seen every episode.

Only now, I look at my blog and see things that are lacking because we’ve been working on recipes and website formatting.

Let’s face it, I’ve done a terrible job of keeping up with my blog.  But I’ve been baking.  This year has been very busy with the move from Texas to Southern California.  We purchased a home that was being built so we had to make lots of choices and now we have landscaping, painting, window coverings and so many little things to get set up.Continue reading

Oct 02

Sous Vide – How Curiosity Led to Healthly Concerns

By Sharon | Happenings

Let me start by saying this is not a product endorsement.

We’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows and would like to try the whole Sous Vide Cooking Method.

Before I add another expensive piece of equipment to my kitchen I’m planning on using a pot of water on the stove with my thermometer inserted and temperature carefully controlled.

I already own a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer that I wondered if I could seal the Sous Vide bags with.  As I was adding them to my Amazon shopping cart I thought I check to see if the Sous Vide bags would seal with my sealer.Continue reading