Pie Crust Decor

I went to Hobby Lobby in search of something to use to make cute cut outs for dough. I found fondant cutters in pretty flowers, leaves, hearts, dots, etc..

They are great for creating beautiful pie crusts!!

I can’t wait to experiment with more!


Mexican Rice

I tried The Pioneer Women Mexican Rice recipe and loved it. I did have to make some changes to it because the recipe made way too much for us and it was a little too spicy for my kids. Here is the recipe that I tried and it came out great.

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cup of rice
  • 1 can of mild Rotel diced tomatoes w/ green chilies
  • 3/4 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1tsp cumin
  • A dash of cayenne pepper
  • A dash of salt
  • 2cups of low sodium chicken broth

Sauté the oil, garlic, and onion for about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is done. You may need to add a little more broth so keep some close. It’s a great side dish with tacos and my kids love it!

Lemon Whippersnaps

This week I have been on this lemon kick. I searched Pinterest and found this yummy recipe for Lemon Whippersnaps. I had absolutely no idea what a whippersnap was but the recipe looked pretty easy.

  • 1 box of Lemon cake mix
  • 2 cups of Cool Whip
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of powered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine and mix all ingredients. The dough is a very gooey consistency so make sure you have a towel on hand. You can use a cookie scoop(or your hands like I did) to scoop out the dough and roll it into the powered sugar until it is fully coated. Place the dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool before eating.

I will say that the cookies are pretty gooey but they sure do taste good!!