Making Cookies
Posted on January 23rd, 2017 @ 5:56 pm

In other life adventures…

The other night, I tried to make myself dinner. It was a disaster. I threw it out.

This past weekend, I was watching Kitchen Nightmares and decide I could cook, too.

I found a simple cookie recipe that uses brown sugar. I decided to take the plunge and make it myself.

This is the blend of dry ingredients. I wanted cinnamon cookies, so I went for the full teaspoon.

Pouring the butter into the brown sugar.

Blending

Now for the egg.

Mixing the dry blending with the wet blend.

Dough

Spreading them out.

Finished product.

For me, they were too dry.  I don’t know if I had used too small of an egg or  flatted out the dough too much.  It’s like chem class again.  I did horrible in chem class, even after following the directions.


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Pinterest Attempts.
Posted on January 9th, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

Attempting to cook again.I’m not a regular Pinterest user, but I do have an account. Sometimes, things work out.  Sometimes, they don’t.  I mainly pin recipes and crafts. Today, I am attempting the Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole. At the moment, it’s in the slow cooker and has been in it for about an hour.  The only thing I seemed to have messed up so far was using a teaspoon of pepper instead of only a ¼ of a teaspoon the recipe called for.  I hope this pans out.  It looked good to me.

Nothing has changed too much in the past week or so. 😆  That’s a good thing.  I don’t really have much more to say. Maybe if I win the Powerball I’ll say more.  However, I wouldn’t post until AFTER I talk to a financial adviser.

So, to end this post about Pinterest attempts, here’s the best part about Pinterest: the fails!

Oh, I remember something else!  The other day, I got a poll call as a feeler on should current Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, should run for governor of the state.  I answered it, but quite bummed it wasn’t a poll for the Republican Presidential candidates.  I would have had fun with that one!

Edit 6:49 PM: Casserole was good.  My sister absolutely loved it.


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Not a chef, that’s for certain. Got Any Advice?
Posted on November 18th, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

Tomato Bisque

Sometimes, I doubt I’m even that great of a cook.

Remember my attempt at biscuits using an Alton Brow recipe? I didn’t think they were that great.

Something I did make that was great was a tomato basil bisque last Friday.  It looked nice and it tasted nice.

I made the attempt to make a cheese sauce today.  Oh it was horrible.  I had more cheese on the pan than in my glop.  Part of it was I didn’t read the directions.  That was stupidity on my part.

My family is like it’s just a learning process.

Again, some people have talents.  At the moment, cooking doesn’t seem like one for me.

Any advice?


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St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake & Baseball Ramblings
Posted on October 17th, 2015 @ 1:07 pm

Back when Nicki and I went to Missouri on vacation in 2010, one thing we were exposed to was St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. Stasha, our friend out there, decide we had to get to know what St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake was. We had never heard of it. She took us to the near by local bakery and we loved it.

Every since then, when I want some, I get the stuff sold at Walgreens and the Parker’s gas station. One time, at Walgreens, my checkout lady remarked that they usually sold out of the stuff based on one regular customer that bought it. It was something she didn’t understand.

Nicki was craving some this week. She found a recipe to make it.

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Now, Nicki did the recipe a little differently.  She accidentally added an extra egg into the gooey layer.  As a result, she ended up adding extra cream cheese to it.  Just as well. It was good.  I really shouldn’t have eaten it, but This is some of the best cake I have ever had.

So since I’m speaking of Missouri, let me just say that at the moment, in the ALCS, I’m rooting for the Kansas City Royals.  I’ve seen the team, twice, at their home stadium. I actually like the city.  If I had to ever leave Savannah, the Kansas City metro area would be high on that list.

My family, however, are rooting for the Cubs.  Why?  Multiple reasons.  The 107-year drought.  The Back to the Future II prediction. As I was talking to my dad about the MLB playoffs, I realized that none of my grandparents saw the Cubs as a World Series winner. My mother never saw them as winners.  Now isn’t that something?

I just know which ever team that wins the World Series this year, I’ll be cool with it.  At least it won’t be the Yankees, Cardinals, Red Sox, nor Giants.  I was getting sick of seeing them win for the past 20 or so years.


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Nyan Cake
Posted on December 21st, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

I just thought this was interesting.


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The Anti-Chef Cooks!
Posted on May 12th, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

I am not a domestic goddess. I’ll admit that.  But today, I decided to try the Southern Biscuits by Alton Brown.  So how did I do?

Well, following the recipe above, I did pre-heat the over to 450°:

Preheating the over to 450°

Then I put the ingredients in the bowl, except for the buttermilk:

Ingredients

The next step was to mix it up into a crumble. I think this is what he meant:

Crumble mix

Then, I poured into the mix the buttermilk and then mixed it into dough:

Mixing

Dough

And then, once mixed, I had to just do drop biscuits.  My kitchen in my apartment is too tiny to do any cooking.  So, here they are in drop form:

Drop Biscuits

I placed them into the oven and cooked them:

In the oven

So how did they come out?  I’ll let you see:

Biscuits!

I had one already.  It was OK.  For me anything I cook just doesn’t seem as tasty as when other people cook it.  I follow directions, but still nothing taste good. Later tonight, I am going to experiment with baked chicken and make it based on different ways my mother cooked chicken.  We’ll see how that goes.


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