Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

What the Beck???


Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location: Sweet Potato Fries
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 178 calories, if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I loved these fries! Before I began cooking Ree’s recipes, I had never even tried sweet potatoes. Now, I absolutely love them. I think that these have so much more flavor than regular old fries.  Try’em.

The ingredients that I used in the recipe

Chopping up the yummy sweet potatoes
I love the color

This is the marinade mix that coats the potatoes

After being coated in the marinade,
I spread them on a lined cookie sheet,
 and baked them until crispy but not burned

The final step is to make the dip

Grab a fry, dip and enjoy!
         Another recipe that will definitely always be included in my holiday cooking is her Sole Sweet Taters which is basically sweet potatoes covered with brown sugar, pecans and other goodness.  That recipe is in her holiday book.  Have you purchased all three of Ree’s books yet???  Why not???

Mini cheesecakes 

Talk about easy and quick to make in a hurry.
I used the Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling
(found in the cream cheese section of the grocery)
and put it in the premade mini graham cracker crusts
for a really quick dessert
Nicole helped me come up with possible toppings
(chocolate shavings, fresh or canned fruit, whipped cream....)
The possibilities are endless

I loved the taste of these mini pies and the calories were low!
A must for this girl!

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1932-33          Little Women
                  starring: Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett
                  plot – this is the fabulous classic about the lives of four                         sisters and their Mom.
                  Katharine Hepburn is the perfect Jo!  She was outstanding in                   this role. I loved every minute of this original movie.

2014             American Sniper
                  starring: Bradley Cooper
                  plot – this movie shows the horrors of war, and how hard it is                        for our soldiers to readjust to life at home. 
                  Bradley Cooper was amazing!  I had a hard time watching the                   violence, but it is a good reminder of what our troops are                   doing to protect out lives.

1934             Flirtation Walk
                  starring: Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler
                  plot – A West Point Cadet falls in love with his officer’s                            daughter in Hawaii.
                  This was a good movie, but it was a predictable plot. The                   acting was well done, however.

2014              Selma
                  starring: David Oyelowo, Carmin Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey
                  plot – A well written and acted story of the Civil Rights                         movement, and the violence in Selma.
                  This movie made me irate!  How could we (the white                   population) have been so hateful?  I understand that it was a                   different time, but the ignorance made me ashamed for our                   ancestors, and the choices they made in Selma.

1936             The Great Ziegfeld
                  starring: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, and Ray                          Bolger
                  plot – The life and times of Florenz Ziegfeld.
                  I loved seeing the follies scenes. The costumes were beautiful                   and the music fabulous.

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