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Welcome to my blog! I love to cook and bake for my family. I hope you enjoy the recipes, foodie reviews, foodie giveaways and cooking tips posted on my blog.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th

National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th
National Cheeseburger Day is coming up on Wednesday (September 18th), and there are countless ways to celebrate this cheesy holiday.

Can you eat a 3-pound cheeseburger in an hour? (Note: We’re not math experts, but we have reason to believe that’s the same as 12 quarter-pounders.) If so, you’re well on your way to a $20 gift card at Fuddruckers. Oh, you’ll need to polish off a pound of fries too.

Here at National Today, America’s favorite online destination to celebrate quirky holidays, we want you to know that’s just part of the fun surrounding National Cheeseburger Day next week. To prove it, we’ve put together a definitive guide to one of the top food days on the calendar. Among the highlights:

* Family-friendly deals on the American food classic at restaurants like White Castle, Black Angus, Red Robin, Mooyah, and more can be found on our site. Our list is growing as National Cheeseburger Day approaches, and more burger deals are being announced daily.

* We put out a nationwide call for alternative/original cheeseburger ideas. (Think macaroni & cheese ON the burger.) Included in the post are bloggers, food writers, restaurant owners, and chefs from around the country — each with a distinctive take on an American classic.

* Survey results reveal which type of cheese Americans prefer on cheeseburgers. (Hint: It’s closer than you think.)

* Answers to your most pressing cheeseburger questions: Where did cheeseburgers originate? And what was the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet’s 1978 pop hit “Cheeseburger in Paradise”?

Monday, September 9, 2019

Three Ways to Surprise Your Man at Work

Three Ways to Surprise Your Man at Work
Even if the man in your life seems tough, most guys long to know that they're special to their girlfriends and wives. It can be tough to think of creative ways to show you care, but a surprise can go a long way, no matter how small it may be. Something to break up the monotony of the work week can be a welcome relief to help them get through the rest of their day. Here are three simple ways to give the gift of the unexpected to your boyfriend or husband while he's away at work.

Send Him Something Tasty

The gift of food is always appreciated, so consider an extra special meal or snack delivery with his favorite foods. Schedule a cookie delivery atlanta, drop off sushi from his go-to spot, or order a pizza and have it delivered to the office near lunch time. If his location isn't set in stone, surprise him with a gift card to nearby restaurants or food delivery services so he can pick a treat when it fits in his schedule.

Schedule an Auto Detailing

Most guys take a lot of pride in their cars, so an auto detailing is a great way to help him take care of something he loves. Choose a company that comes directly to clients so your guy doesn't have to make a special trip to drop it off or pick it up. Be sure to give him at least a little heads up for any interior cleaning so he can have the keys available.

Show Him Some Long-Distance Love

Just a little text, call or email to say, "I love you" can go a long way in making your man feel appreciated. Pick a day and commit to making every communication 100% positive and focused on him. If you really want to surprise him, send him something steamy to help him look forward to quitting time.

Everyone needs to feel special every once in a while. Find a simple way to surprise the man you love today!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Creamed Cauliflower Recipe

Every year we plant a garden in our backyard and grow a lot of our own veggies, fruits and herbs. One of the things that we can grow really well is cauliflower and I'm always looking for new recipes that utilize fresh cauliflower from our garden.

Today's recipe is one that I've been using for years and was passed down to me from my mother. It happens to be one of my husband's favorite recipes. You'll only need a few basic ingredients to make it.

Creamed Cauliflower Recipe

Creamed Cauliflower Recipe

1 medium head of cauliflower
3 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. all purpose flour
2 cup milk
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Washing cauliflower under cold running water removing the leaves and debris. Use a paring knife to shop it up into more manageable pieces and use the knife to remove any bad spots. Break up the florets and toss them into a colander. Rinse again under cold water, set aside.

Bring water to a full boil in a large cooking pot. Toss the florets into the boiling water and boil until fork tender. Remove from heat, drain water, set aside.

In a large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the all-purpose flour. Slowly add in the milk, salt and ground black pepper. You will need to stir the mixture almost constantly to prevent the milk from scorching. Cook over medium heat until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat.

Place the cooked cauliflower into a serving bowl. Pour the milk mixture over the top. Use a spoon to gently stir everything together or until florets are coated in the butter & milk mixture. Serve immediately.

If you have any leftovers you'll want to let them cool. Place into a bowl with a lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.