Octopus and Shark Cupcakes

I had some fun yesterday making these octopus cupcakes, and also some shark cupcakes.  Gotta find some fun in this quarantine life. I made 3 dozen chocolate cupcakes from this recipe here and some buttercream icing from this recipe here which I colored blue to look like the ocean. The octopus are easy to make, … Continue reading

Easy Chocolate Chip Scones

More quarantine baking, this time scones!  And we’re going to have a scone off.  Up first, these babies which were really easy and quick to make and tasted great!  There will be  a couple more scone recipes to try and then we will declare a winner.  It’s the little things in a pandemic people. scones … Continue reading

Shipwreck Stew

Seemed like a good dinner to make during these crazy quarantine times and bonus, it was really good.  The men in my house in particular really liked it, probably because it was quite hearty. 2 pounds ground beef 5 – 7 potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, sliced thin or cubed 1 onion, sliced thin or chopped … Continue reading

No Rise Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread

Did you guys know that you can make bread in your crock pot or slow cooker? Neither did I!  It is gloriously delicious, especially if you love pesto like me!  (More quarantine baking experiments.) 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 envelope active dry yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water, about 105 degrees 3 … Continue reading

Chicken and Orzo Skillet

If you follow my blog (and if you do, thank you so much!), then you know that I am a huge fan of one pot meals and 30 minute meals.  This one is both, as well as tasting delicious, in fact there were no leftovers, always a good sign.  I made some changes to the … Continue reading