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Homemade Vanilla Extract

17 May

I use vanilla extract in practically all of my homemade desserts and I have never been particular about the brand. If it’s vanilla, I will buy it. And if I can buy it in bulk, even better. But when I saw this recipe for homemade vanilla extract in the archives of one of my favorite food blogs, Tiny Test Kitchen, I had to give it a shot. The recipe is so simple with only 2 ingredients (that’s right, I said 2) and I would just need the patience to wait for the flavors to age and develop. So I dug deep and found the patience, which is never easy for me, and it was totally worth it! Continue reading


Crispy Fluffy Homemade Doughnuts

8 May

Happy Mother’s Day! Is there any better way to celebrate than with fresh, homemade doughnuts?!? They are crispy, creamy, fluffy and very hot! I wouldn’t have it any other way. Since Justin and I just purchased patio furniture and a barbecue last week (we moved in to our house eight months ago, at the end of summer), we decided that it was our turn to host the family for a Mother’s Day BBQ. While I knew everyone would be excited for loads of barbecued burgers, hot dogs, sausages, steak, and chicken, I wanted to serve something special and a little bit different. Doughnuts was the answer! Continue reading

Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Tortillas

5 May

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I don’t really celebrate this holiday, but why not use it as an excuse to cook something delicious?!? And I do love Mexican food. So I decided it was time to put together an American variation on huevos rancheros and enjoy this traditional Mexican breakfast dish for dinner with Justin. Instead of buying tortillas, I thought it would be more interesting to make my own and, boy, was it worth it! I don’t think I can go back to store-bought flour tortillas (unless I am really lazy). They were just so simple to make and didn’t take much time at all. Continue reading

Sticky Homemade Taffy

31 Jan

The ups and downs of making homemade taffy! Stick around and see what happened. Shout out to Nissania Hazghia for sending me the recipe. If you have any recipes that you want me to try, just post them on my fan page. Maybe you will get a shout out too! Continue reading