Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tastings' Tuesday Tips

I had another tip for today...but I thought that I would share this one from Woodland Bakery...How to Properly Cut a Cake.

Every time I am at a party people ask me all the time; Can you cut the cake? Now here is a video to show each of you how to do it.

How to Cut a Cake?

#cake #cut #sweetandsavorytastings

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sweet & Savory Waffles Recipe Development

There is one thing that I absolutely love and that is waffles; but there is one thing that I love even more and that is dessert.  I decided to combine the two to have a nice breakfast dessert. Besides; we have brunch and even breakfast foods for dinner sometimes. I took my standard waffle batter and altered the recipe for each flavor of waffles that I made.

Pineapple Coconut Cake Waffles,

Sweet Potato Waffles with Orange Juice Syrup inspiration from Sweet Potatoes.

Peanut Butter & Jammin' Jam Waffles inspiration from Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches.

Carrot Cake Waffle 

Photo: Carrot Cake Waffles. #dominosugar Domino Sugar #foodporn #dessertporn #sweetsporn #love #foodlover #dessertlover #desserts #sugar #sugarrush #sweets #ibake #icook #icreate #kitchen #snacks King Arthur Flour #kaf #kingarthurflour KitchenAid @landolakesktchn

Banana Walnut Waffle.

Photo: Banana Walnut Waffles. #dominosugar Domino Sugar #foodporn #dessertporn #sweetsporn #love #foodlover #dessertlover #desserts #sugar #sugarrush #sweets #ibake #icook #icreate #kitchen #snacks King Arthur Flour #kaf #kingarthurflour KitchenAid @landolakesktchn

#waffles #sweetandsavorytastings #carrotcake #bananawalnut #sweetpotato #pineapplecoconut #pineapple #coconut #banana #walnut #carrot #creamcheese

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tastings' Tuesday Tips

This week for the Tastings' tip I am going to talk about infusing your booze. You can infuse your booze with all types of fruits and even a vanilla bean.  You can use vodka, rum, tequila, bourbon and brandy. You can choose your own combination. Last week I infused mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries) with vodka. You can use fresh or frozen fruits. If you decide to use frozen fruit let it thaw some.


1. Choose your desired booze of choice.

2. Choose your fruit.

3. Prep your fruit. Wash, cut, peel and remove stems or anything else that you don't eat.

4. Take a clean mason jar and fill it half way with the fruit of your choice. Smash the fruit as much as possible.

5. Fill the mason jar up with your desired booze. Seal the mason jar with the lid. Then the waiting begins. Place the jar in a cool, dark place; possibly the refrigerator. Minimal waiting time is three days for an 8oz to pint mason jar but I suggest five days. The longer you wait the longer the infusion. Some infusions may take 2-3 weeks ex. apples.

6. Once ready, take a sifter to catch the fruit as you drain the booze into a clean glass or jar. The best part is; you can eat the fruit. Always remember to drink and in this case eat responsibly. Must be 21 years or older to enjoy.

For this batch I am going to mixing in lemonade and garnish it with fruit.

 Day 1

 Day 3.

#sweetandsavorytastings #infusion #vodka #berries #strawberries #blackberries #blueberries #raspberries #cocktail

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tastings' Tuesday Tips

Good Tuesday my Sweet & Savory Friends... My tip this week is about the Pasta vs. Stock

If you plan on making any type of chili, soups, stocks and broth that require noodles. Do not add all of your noodles to the stock as it may absorb all of your liquid. Keep it separate and serve together.

#pasta #noodles #stock #broth #soups #chili #sweetandsavorytastings

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tastings' Tuesday Tips

I know I am a day late...but better late than never.

I seen a post today from Jamie Oliver indicating how to properly cut an avocado. I thought that this may be a good post especially since I made guacamole this week for the first time. After I tasted it; I am pretty sure that I will no longer be buying it in the store.

How to Properly Cut an Avocado... from Jamie Oliver.

#avocado #guacamole #jamieoliver

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tastings' Tuesday Tips

My tip this Tuesday is meal planning. By the end of the week I am planning my next week meal. This helps out a lot when I go to the grocery store. I know which aisles I need to go down which eliminates having to walk up and down each and every aisle. Even though the majority of my groceries come from the outskirts of the store. I always start in the produce section to pick up my fruit and veggies and then off to the butcher. The butcher is where I primarily get all of my meat. I get everything there ranging from seafood to chicken to pork beef and lamb. I am not a big steak eater; I'll eat it maybe once a year if that. Also you can ask your butcher about the different cuts of meat and the variety of ways that you can cook the meat.  Finally I make my way to the dairy and bread section.
I notice when I meal plan that I don't over spend and just start buying stuff. Also I don't have to worry about trying to find something to cook. I try not to purchase any can goods so if you have to you can buy some foods froozen and then freeze it (ex. veggies, fruit). I even
 started making my own sauces.

Make out your grocery list to plan ahead. You will have a more successful trip. I have a note section on my phone. That is where I keep my lists.

#grocery #mealplan