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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is a really quick and delicious snack or dessert that goes excellent with ice cream or whipped cream,

* Here is a good tip: Every time that I have bread that has gone stale, or bread ends. I always put them in a ziplock bag and throw them in the freezer. Then when I have enough bread ends I put them all together and make bread pudding. Thats a great way to make use of bread that you were going to throw away.


Old Fashioned Bread Pudding
Servings: 10 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Total time: 1 Hour 30 min
Source: Elise Jackson

Ingredients
1 loaf of bread
1 can condensed milk
3 cups milk
1/2 pack graham crackers
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
2 eggs
pics cinnamon


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350F,

In a large bowl mix together the condensed milk, milk, cinnamon  and eggs. Then in a large pyrex break bread into bite sized chunks and add raisins (optional),  Pour your milk mixture into the bread and let stand for 5 min until all the milk is absorbed into the bread.



Sprinkle graham…

Tips on setting a summery table

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As we are now in the summer season here in the U.S. here is a great summery styled snack table. I found this online a little while ago and found it to be gorgeous. If you notice the items on the table are very simple. Just a cake frosted in chocolate and tiny finger foods. Tiny breads with an assortment of things on top such as cheese, tomato, cucumber, salmon, boiled egg etc. and in the far back fresh water with orange slices.

Take notice of how easily you can make something simple look extravagant by adding simple touches. Here they used 2 tier trays to hold the finger foods, a beautiful flower arrangement and cute butterfly ties to hold the napkins (which I've seen at the dollar store before, not expensive at all)

One trick which is used in this picture is the use of different levels to achieve a fuller, more fancy looking table and to create more space. If you have something elevated on a tray rather than flat on the table, this allows for you to then add something else under…

Edible Arrangments fruit basket (made yourself)

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Have you ever heard of Edible Arrangments? A very popular and creative basket made of fruits, a great alternative to giving a healthy gift to your loved ones instead of the same ol things such as flowers and a box of chocolate.

Though beautiful, popular and very fun to eat. Some don't get it due to its expensive prices. A fruit basket such as the one pictured above that can be made at home for about $10 - $20 at absolute most, this would cost you upward of $70 at Edible Arrangments.  More than triple the amount it would cost to make. Don't get me wrong, for those not willing to put in the work to make your own, Edible Arrangments is a sure place to get them, as they are the best in this field, their fruit baskets are spot on. But for those willing to put in just a little work and doing it yourself, it will save you lots of money and made with lots of love is often much better than just buying it in the store.

Take a look at how its done...

Edible Arrangments fruit basket (mad…

Smooth Porridge

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For a great breakfast or light dinner, try making porridge. You might remember porridge from the childhood story of Goldie locks and the 3 bears : - ) An age old recipe for such a hearty,smooth, filling and deliciously soft breakfast. Made in mere minutes. I can't get enough of it.



Porridge
Servings: 2 servings
Prep time: 2 min
Total time: 10 min
Source: Elise Jackson

Ingredients
1/2 cup Oats
2 cups milk
2 tsp sugar
(optional - coconut, cinnamon, apples or whatever else you may want to add to the flavor)

Directions
In a blender put your oats and blend it until flaked.
In a pot add in your milk and put it on medium low heat, add in your flaked oats and sugar to taste and cook for about 4 minutes or until your porridge is noticeably thicker. Serve right away and enjoy.

From my kitchen to yours
God Bless

Cold Cuts Platter

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Take a look at this, I came across this picture just the other day and had to share it with you all. A very interesting way to place all of your cold cuts into one big tray and serve at fancy occasions. Very unique and undoubtably an eye catcher.

Try this at your next get together, quick and easy. A nice tip would be to alternate between cheese and something like ham or turkey slices, to have more variety.

God Bless

How to cook a whole chicken

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Here in the U.S. one of our major holidays is thanksgiving. Where we enjoy a nice big turkey and all of the side dishes that go along with it. But funny enough, there are lots of people who don't like making turkey or even whole chicken due to the fact that it is such a big piece of meat and they are not quite sure how to clean and prepare it. 
I've had many people tell me that they don't cook whole chicken because they don't know how to. In this post, my aim is to help you have a better understanding of how to cook and clean whole chicken, the same goes for making big birds such as turkey.
For the easiest and best cooking method, First cut out the spine of the chicken to allow for it to lay flat in the pyrex whilst cooking. Turn to the back and with a pair of kitchen scissors cut along both sides of the chicken spine, the entire piece will be completely detached and you can throw it away. This will also facilitate with cleaning the insides of the chicken itself.

Once…

Making A Pasta Dish

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Are you a pasta person? Like anything as long as its pasta?

I love pasta, though its not one of the worlds healthiest food, it is such an enjoyable food to eat. Here I made a quick pasta dish. You can do the same at home and throw together what you have into a a pot and mix it in with your pasta and there you go. In mere minutes you have an enjoyably delicious meal.

Follow instructions below for Making the ideal pasta dish

Pasta Dish
Servings 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Source: Elise Jackson


Ingredients:
1lb meat (can be anything from bacon, ground meat, sausage, chicken, seafood, beef, pork)
2-3 cups Green vegetable
1 box Your choice pasta
Your choice sauce as listed below
seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder

Ingredients for Basic Sauces:
White wine sauce - 2 cup heavy cream and 1/3 white wine
White cheese sauce - 2 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
Pink sauce - 1 1/2 cup Heavy cream and 1/2 cup tomato sauce
Red wine sauce - 2 cup tomato sauce and 1/4 cup …