Fall Baking

Happy November everyone!!!! Welcome to the coldest month of the fall. I’ve been waiting all year to bake a fall pie, and last weekend I was finally able to find the time. This is my very first pie and I have to say, it turned out quite well. Maybe it was luck, or maybe I just underestimated my baking skills!

I found this recipe on Pinterest of course. If you would like to follow the recipe, click on the link below.

http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/05/southern-pecan-pie.html#_a5y_p=2711387

I love most pies… but, there is no pie like Pecan Pie.

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Please let me know if you have any questions about what I used! And don’t forget to check out thecountrycook.net for more delicious recipes!

-C

Monday Mix Up Coffee Routine

Who’s tired of the same old boring medium roast coffee and creamer situation? Well, I definitely am. See, as other fellow college students know, sometimes we’re too strapped for cash to fork out the extra $4.75 for a fancy latte at Starbucks. So, I wanted to share with you the few ways that I mix up my coffee!

This can work the same for regular coffee makers, but I choose to use the Keurig. I LOVE the Donut Shop K-cups but will use anything. This morning I tried a hazelnut flavored k-cup.

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While my hazelnut single cup brewed, I brought milk to a boil while constantly stirring. This has the ‘foamy cappuccino’ effect.

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I used Torani caramel sauce to drizzle inside my coffee mug to add extra flavor.

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Once my coffee was done brewing, I poured the steamy milk on top of the brew. Then squeezed a few more drops of caramel sauce into it and finished it off with a few dashes of cinnamon.

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The result was delicious!!!

What are some ways you mix up your coffee routine? Comment below! 🙂

-C

Sometimes I Like To Cook

 Growing up my Mom didn’t teach me a lot about cooking. It’s not because she didn’t want to. Her nurturing soul preferred preparing everything for her family. That’s fine. Unfortunately, it has left me with no cooking skills. Being a college student and living on taco bell has served me well. But, bean and cheese burritos only add on the pounds and lack proper nutrition.

When I moved in with my lovely boyfriend nearly two years ago, I realized I needed to start learning how to cook. I’ve taken it upon myself to become the next Suzy homemaker. So far, I’ve master grilling, frying, and baking chicken; chopping, dicing, mincing veggies; and no one makes pasta like I do. (Well, I guess I’m being a little cocky there.) 😉

Anyway, tonight I made Broccoli Chicken Alfredo and mastered the impossible task of popping Texas Toast in the oven for seven minutes. 😉 Here’s how it turned out.1526981_10152253741297190_357834387441635784_n10620702_10152253741912190_3582829639318068873_n

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I hope you’re hungry now! Bon Appetite!

-C