Saturday, August 22, 2015

One of my favorite desserts

I made a pina colada poke cake tonight. Seriously it's so good. It might even be better if you wait overnight like you're suppose to but I've never been able to do that. The problem with not waiting is its still warm and the topping melted off. What's not a problem with not waiting though was I got to eat it tonight and its SO good.

My sister was the first one to ever make this cake for me. Hers were better than mine. Now that I think about it maybe that's because she did let it sit in the fridge overnight. I hope she knew it was one of my favorites and I'm thankful she showed me the recipe. Seriously, what's not to love. Make one. You'll see. YUM!!!

Feeling southern

Anytime I fry something I feel southern. I spent a lot of my childhood visiting family in the south but only lived there for 1 year. The rest of the time I've lived in Kentucky which is almost a southern state but not quite.
A week or so ago we went out to dinner and my daughter ordered fried green tomatoes. I don't even like them but for some reason they've been stuck in my head. So today I made some. I should have taken a picture of the earlier batch before the oil got dark. My daughter said she could NOT taste the difference between mine and the ones she ordered at the restaurant. I'd call that a major success.

Several months ago I got a blooming onion through the outback take out for my husband and daughter to share. She didn't share. My poor hubby. Well I finally got around to doing something similar at home. I fried onion rings. They both had PLENTY and they thought they were delicious. 
I rarely fry food so I'm glad the onions and maters turned out so well today. 

This is the recipe I used for the green tomatoes. I didn't use a recipe for the onions.

It makes cooking more fun when I share my kitchen with this cuteness. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Returning to "Through the years"

A month after I wrote the through the years post my sister died. I had been doing great that month and was jogging and counting calories. After that month my world crashed and I ended up gaining more weight. It's been over a year and I'm still in shock and denial most days. Other days I'm still angry and sad beyond belief. I need to lose weight though. I went over the 250 lb mark but I'm currently at 245. I wanted to be thin again by 30. My birthday is this month, I'll be 33. Here's hoping this will be my year!


I've started making smoothies for my daughter almost everyday. Sometimes for breakfast and sometimes for a snack. Since she loves them and I'm not creative I have pinned over 100 on pinterest. Today's recipe was technically for a juice but I took out the ice cubes and added some vanilla yogurt and it was more of a smoothie. The recipe can be found here:

J gave it 4 stars. I hate cucumber and cantaloupe so I didn't even taste it.