Why yes, you’ve assumed correctly. I, Kristine, have successfully baked my first pie from (semi-) scratch! Its been a long time in the making and it wasn’t as disastrous as I was expecting. That being said, there was a bit of improvisation and problem-solving, but man, did the pie turn out yummy. I have spoken to many people about baking and my pie experience and thought that any first-time-pie-bakers out there could benefit from my learning experience. Start preheating your oven, it’s time to bake a pie!
I frequently “joke” that the quickest way to my heart is with a good bowl of salsa. I loosely use the word joke because I think salsa is the most delicious food in the entire world. After spending way too much money (too frequently) on fresh salsa from the local grocery store, I finally decided to perfect my own recipe. Here is my very own, delicious recipe for fresh salsa using only 5 ingredients.
Are you getting tired of cooking with the same flavors over and over again? I get the same way sometimes. I’ve found that I don’t need to keep 50 different spices on hand to mix up the flavor profile of my food. Here are the spices (other then salt and pepper) that I keep on hand to give my taste buds variety.
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If you’ve ever browsed Pinterest at the end of January/early February, then you are at least somewhat aware of the intricate details and immense effort behind some Valentine’s Day desserts. As someone who loves to eat sweets, I rarely find myself with enough patience to construct any sort of elaborate, edible masterpiece. This recipe for my heart-shaped chocolate cake with strawberries turned out surprisingly well for not having any sort of “real plan” before I began. Make sure you read through the explanations under each picture because I share some tips from my experience.