Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's My Party... And I'll Cry If I Want To!

Happy Birthday Macie Anne!

Oh my baby grand daughter was none to happy about the balloons for her birthday picture. However her momma, my lovely daughter-in-law Melanie, persevered through it all "for her" and got this very adorable shot. 

Oh my goodness... aren't those huge, heart-breaking tears? 

No fear, momma makes amazingly delicious cakes. No doubt, Baby May May was all smiles (in no time) again!

For her 3 big brothers, Melanie had made intricate SUPER-HEROES, CARS, and ANGRY BIRDS obstacle-course cake master piece(s)... among other themes!

Now, besides a recent wedding cake that she made for her sister, I suspect PRETTY-GIRLY cakes will soon become another one Melanie's specialties!

Love it all and just wanted to share. 

They live far across the country from me; we do sure love and miss them!


Sharon Anne

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How to Peel 20 Cloves in 20 Seconds - The "Ultimate Garlic Peeling Trick!"

This is so terrific! 
I just found out there's no longer any need to crush the garlic first to peel it!

Watch the following AMUSING VIDEO below, which reveals the...

"Ultimate Garlic Peeling Trick!"

Peel garlic quick! Here's an easy food prep tip...just put the garlic in a sealed container (example, a mason jar) and shake the daylights out of it. Once you stop shaking it, you just open the container and the peelings should be separated from the garlic!
Don't know when I might need that much peeled garlic at once!


I have also seen it done with MASON JAR, like with this link. 

Either way, certainly you could do fewer cloves easily, if you so desire. I think I normally would.

Now Enjoy,
Sharon Anne

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Garlic Carrots? Oh so simple... oh so good!

How can adding simple ingredients to steamed carrots makes these carrots oh so very good? These are great with roast chicken or beef dishes. Never endure boring carrots again!

Garlic Carrots

1 lb carrots, peeled
Flat leaf parsley
Minced garlic
Pat of butter
Salt & pepper

Steam carrots till tender-crisp, add minced parsley, garlic and butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Source: family member David Paul

Steamed Carrots with Garlic-Ginger Butter

 (Read recipe REVIEWS)


Steamed Carrots with Garlic-Ginger Butter

1 lb carrots, peeled
1 Tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp lime zest
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Salt & pepper, to taste

Steam carrots, covered, 10 minutes or until tender. Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in carrots, cilantro, and remaining ingredients.

Source: Cooking Light

Easy sides to enjoy!

Sharon Anne

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