Tuesday, January 17, 2017


8 oz mason jars

soy wax flakes (I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QMY0RU/ref=od_aui_detailpages02?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

wicks (amazon too)

oil for smelling

It's super easy. Put wicks into jars and cut. Melt the soy over the stove. Add some oil for scent. Pour in something like a pyrex 2 cup glass thing then pour into the jars. After a few minutes make sure the wicks aren't tipping and use something like a knife or chopstick to hold it up. Later when the wax is fully firm you can trim the wick even shorter.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

2 Cups cooked cubed chicken (about 3 average breasts)
1 1/2 cups grapes halved
2 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds toasted
1/3 cup miracle whip
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt (or more to taste)

Mix and put on croissants.

Simple No Cook Ice Cream

Alex made this and really liked it.

Leige Waffles

Dough ball: 

Nutella, whipped cream, and strawberries. Biscoff and cream is delicious too!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chicken Noodle Soup

10-12 cups chicken broth (I use Better Than Boillion)
2-3 chicken breasts
6-10 carrots chopped
celery chopped
egg noodles (about 1 bag)

Cook chicken ahead (or use rotisserie). You can boil and shred or saute and shred. Salute carrots till almost soft in butter/EVOO and add celery and sauce. Put everything in a pot and heat up and add tons and tons of salt and some pepper and some dill.
Cook the noodles separate and add when serving or they'll get soggy fast.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Caramel apples

5 apples
2 tbsp water
1 bag caramel ball things or about 30 wrapped caramel squares

For white chocolate & cinnamon:
1 or 2 bags white chips
cinnamon and sugar

For milk chocolate and m&ms:
1 or 2 bags chocolate chips
mini m&ms

Wash and thoroughly dry the apples with a paper towel. Turn them upside down on a tray with silpat and put in wooden sticks (or if you're fancy like me and use Ikea knives because you can't find the sticks you bought). Apple juice will seep out, absorb it with the paper towel (moisture will make the caramel not stick).
Heat caramel on stove and add 2 tbsp water. Heat on medium until smooth. Check to make sure there's no more juice that's come out of the top of the apples by the stick and if there is then absorb it with a paper towel. Dip the apples and let drip a little and even wipe off bottom of apple if there's a ton of extra caramel and put on tray. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, then either dip in white chocolate (heated in the microwave until smooth) and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture, or dip in milk chocolate and then press mini m&ms into the chocolate (let cool a couple minutes so the chocolate isn't quite as soft).
You don't need to refrigerate these to store, that will make condensation and the caramel will drip down and off and look sad.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pecans
6 oz pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 pie crust

Preheat oven to 325. Combine flour and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, pecans, chocolate chips and melted butter. Mix and pour into pie crust. Bake 1 hour.

Fudge Recipe

4 1/2 cups sugar
1 can evaporated milk
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
24 oz chocolate chips of any flavor
2 tsp vanila

Cook milk and sugar on medium in sauce pan, stirring constantly. Once it reaches a boil, simmer for 7 minutes. Put butter and chips in a bowl and pour hot mixture over it and stir vigorously. Pour in buttered 9X13 pan.

Another Caramel Recipe

2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups karo syrup
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients but vanilla. Stir on low heat until sugar dissolved. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook to whatever 'ball stage' you want. Add vanilla. Pour into a 9X13 pan and cool.