Fall Foods & Recipes

Hey, guys! Yes, this post is a day early but I’m super excited for this post!! Anyways this summer/fall I’ve been really into making some newer foods! Soooo to change things up I’m going to be listing the foods I’ve been making and their recipes with them! 

First off we have (click for link) Chicken and Dumplings. Though warning this recipe is kinda addicting! I usually double my dumplings recipe for a more hearty soup but if you have enough chicken around you can skip the extra dumplings! 

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This is not my own picture but I keep forgetting to take a picture of my own!

 

Next up is (click for link) Cajun Chicken Pasta, first off I just want to say it wouldn’t be my first choice of food as I think it was a little too salty and kinda bland but it was a school project! Instead of using white wine* I used half vinegar half water. And because my family isn’t a huge cooked tomato fan I left them out. 

 

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Here’s the result of my efforts!

 

 

Next up is (click for link) chewy, warm homemade donuts! I’ve been trying to make some sort of breakfast type thing for our busy Monday’s so Sunday night my dad and I (try to) make donuts! The first time I coated them with just plain sugar but the most recent time I put sugar and cinnamon on them. Hopefully, I can be brave sometime and put a glaze on it or something!

 

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Some are crisper than others but that’s the beauty in them!

 

Next up homemade pickles…ever since I was little I’ve really loved pickles! I mostly love dill but this year I made only bread and butter as they were out of the dill packets at the store. 😂 My dad and I made the first two batches together and then I made two by myself and another batch with my grandfather (who is the pickle master). They turned out really well and have a great crunch to them! I don’t want to give away any secrets (mostly as I don’t remember the company’s packet logo) so I shall keep all the fun facts to myself (mainly just follow the recipe)! Here are two pictures of that…

 

 

Next up is Challah bread it was for a school project but I really like how it turned out! I don’t have a recipe for this either but I’m pretty sure you can find one online easily! It was super fun and a blast to braid…even though I had trouble braiding it and my sister finally told me I was doing a dutch braid…who knew I had such talent!! 

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This is my sister’s bread…as we forgot to take a picture of mine!

 

Annd next up is marshmallows!!! My sister and I made them for school and they turned out really well! They were yummy and chewy…we put a bit to much powdered sugar on them but after a little brushing they were super delicious! 

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Next up, is homemade bread. Guy’s this AMAZING!!! It’s oddly called (click for link) THE BEST Homemade Bread! This bread is chewy, easy, fun, and a great excuse to warm the house up! This bread is probably my go-to recipe from now on…it’s so simple and cheap! I wasn’t able to get a picture of the bread I made so this one will have to do!

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Next up is Blueberry Bagels. These were so simple and turned out awesome!! They worked well even when I used frozen blueberries…I was a bit concerned they wouldn’t rise because of the cold but they did well! They’re not supposed to rise a ton but instead, they turned out to do this fluffy thing that I have no technical word for! Yes, this photo isn’t mine but mine were oddly similar to it (first time ever)!!!

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And last but not least…Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. I made this cake for my dad’s birthday and I learned a few things from it…first, don’t rush to make something that cool and second DON’T under any circumstances think it’s a good idea to put whipped cream on a cake that’s still warm. Not only did it make it soggy it also gave it this weird milk flavor and took away from the beauty of the cake. I was able to take a picture of it before I put the whipped cream on, thankfully!

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Annd that’s the end of this post! I really enjoyed making it and if you didn’t leave hungry, I have failed my job!

See you guys next week!

 

 

 

Food Award!

Hey guys! Ezra from Ezra’s Everything Spot nominated me for the Food Award! I’m super excited as I think this is an award pretty much everyone relates to (and if you don’t please talk to me in the comments)! 

 

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Rules:

1.Thank the person that nominated you.

2. Pingback to the creator, Elisha

3. Use the same featured image as your nominator.

4. Answer the five questions.

5. Create five questions about food.

6. Nominate five people.

 

Ezra’s questions (questions from Ezra are in bold):

  1. What’s your favorite dessert? This is a super hard question…I’d have to say probably have to say ice cream cake! Or anything icecream actually 
  2. Mexican food or Italian food? Italian food definitely as the last time I ate Mexican I got super sick 😦
  3. Bacon or sausage? Definitely bacon…I have a friend who likes bacon covered cheesecake! Bacon is definitely my favorite!
  4. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Soooo I don’t really eat breakfast but if I did it would be bacon and pancakes!
  5. Is there a food that you want to try, but never have? Sooo I can’t really think of one…I’ve eaten a lot of different foods so I honestly don’t know!

Wow, good questions Ezra! Thanks again!

 

My nominees are:

  1. Pearl
  2. Hannah Gaudette
  3. Lucy
  4. Julia @ Lit Aflame
  5. Rosy Marr

 

And my questions for you guys: 

  1. What’s one food you’ll never eat again in your whole life.
  2. What’s a food you make often that you really enjoy?
  3. Do you have a recipe that you can make right off the top of your head?
  4. What’s your opinion between hot & cold foods?
  5. Would you rather eat gold-lined pizza or regular pizza? 🙂

 

This was a super fun post everyone! My next post is actually based on all the fall foods I’ve been making recently so this went right with that!! See you all next week 🙂

Flower Photo-Shoot

Hey guys! So with this new posting schedule, I’ve been having so much more time to think into my posts!

Here are some sunflower pictures I took about a month ago! 

 

 

Also here are a few rose pictures I took for a friend of mine! 

 

 

Update about auditions: They went super well! I thought I did amazing…I didn’t get the part I wanted with the 117 lines (yes I counted). But I did get a part, yes it is 8 lines (yes…I counted)……but I shall make the best of it! I’ll let you guys know how it’s going in the upcoming blog posts!

Okay, see you next week guys!

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SunShine Blogger Award Pt.4

Hey guys! Lydia from Lydia’s Blog tagged me for the SunShine Blogger Award! This will be the fourth time of posting this so I won’t be tagging anyone and the questions Lydia asks are the same for anyone else who wants to do the tag!

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Rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

1. What’s a memory that you’ll cherish forever?

Working with my grandfather in the kitchen canning pickles!

2. What’s something you enjoy about the Autumn season?

Fall decorations, warm & cozy blankets, and warm cups of tea.

3. Do you enjoy walking nature trails?

Yep! I love seeing the beautiful leaves…and smelling that cold fall air!

4. When was the last time you had a spoon of peanut butter?

I’m pretty sure….never…I don’t really like peanut butter as it makes me kinda sick so I don’t think I’ve eaten a spoon of it!

5. Do you drink the suggested amount of water in a day?

I try to…right now our water filter is broken so we’ve been drinking water we’ve purified from the sink but it isn’t quite as yummy and fresh.  

6. Do you enjoy cooking?

YES, YES, YES!!!!! I LOVE making food!!! Not so big on eating all of it but I LOVE cooking/baking! Also, I’m going to be doing a post about all the fall foods I’ve been making recently!

7. What’s something that really makes you smile?

Puppies!! Also little kids! They are such sweeties!!

8. Do you prefer coffee or hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate BUT I really love tea!

9. What’s your favorite type of sweet bread?

I don’t really like sweet bread but I guess I would have to say cinnamon bread (if that’s a sweet bread).

10. How do you like your potatoes cooked?

Soups! Or mashed potatoes! 

11. In your opinion, what combination sounds better: apple sauce on fried chicken or ketchup in your cereal?

Gross! Gross! AND GROSSER!!! I guess apple sauce on fried chicken. Though I really hope I don’t have to find out!

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Annd I have a sad update/news of Winnie! So Thursday we took her to the vet to get her stitches removed and her left leg was inflamed so they only took the right stitches. They gave us a new kind of meds for her. I gave them to her that evening and she promptly got sick around 1am. The next day my grandparents came over and she ran around a little inside and played with her toys. After they left I noticed that not only had she pulled the stitches on her left leg she had opened up the healed leg on the right side…..NOOOOO! So now we will be taking her into the vet on Monday to either get more stitches put in or just let them heal up as is. Please be in prayer that it doesn’t cost too much!

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Life update: So I’ve been super busy watching/walking dogs! I currently have two dogs that I’m watching for some friends meaning we have 4 DOGS right now! IKR?! You’re probably thinking….what did you get yourself into!? And on top of that, I caught a cold 😦 so my family has been helping A LOT with watching the dogs! Also, I’m auditioning for a play coming up so please be in prayer that it goes well! 

 

See you guys soon!

Trip, Retreat, Puppies, and Stitches!

Hey guys! Sorry about the late post! A few weeks ago I mentioned I went on a trip…because I didn’t bring my camera everywhere my dad ended up taking most of the pictures (thanks dad)…so here we go!

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My pictures:

Also on that trip, we “taught” Winnie how to swim. Here’s a video I posted about that!

 

Update on Winnie: Soooo I just went on a youth retreat and guess what?! My little girl ripped two stitches so we’re going to get them checked soon…but keep her in your prayers that it won’t cost too much! 

Also, school started up! Here’s my first day of school picture from that.

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And speaking of the retreat…I was asked to lead songs…it went pretty well, I think! I have a few pictures from it to share! I didn’t bring any camera so I didn’t take pictures but we played a fun icebreaker game (that I don’t have a picture of) but it involved EVERYONE getting on a sheet and flipping the sheet over without anyone touching the floor. Guys, let me tell you it was so awkward…….(yeah let’s not repeat the story of that)! 

Anyways, I think that summed up my life in the past few weeks!

See you guys soon! 

Riding lessons photo-shoot/Winnie update!

Hey guys! So today I’m sharing a photo-shoot of sorts from my sister’s horseback riding lesson. The horse they were riding is named Blaze and he’s about 22 years old so it was easy to take pictures of him!

But first off…….on Thursday Winnie had her operation done to her back dewclaws and she was chipped. She’s being so good at not chewing on her wraps but we did get her the “cone of shame” for the times we aren’t around to keep an eye on her. She’s had a bit of trouble sleeping so she’s been staying with me in my bed…..meaning about 4 hours of sleep for me. But it’s totally worth it! 

 

 

Okay and now the horse photo-shoot! I’m going to start with the B&W pictures I took!

 

 

 

Next up is the ones that have filters:

 

 

 

Now just some photos without any filters:

 

 

 

Also just a note…I’m going to be posting just on Saturdays for now on. Wednesday’s are just WAY to busy for me to be around to moderate comments. Anyways, guys, I’ll see you next time!