SO…why?

1 Jan

Okay, so…starting this off right.  Just setting up…again, so please just humor me.  I’m a momma of four & about to embark on a new adventure…so, naturally…I thought I’d take you along with me.  I’m going to start actually recording things on this blog…I mean, really start.  I have had it for awhile, but life always leads me rabbit trailing.

I used to be a vegetarian, but when I had my babies, it was determined that my diet did not reflect enough protein by far & I was not a big fan of vegetarian options.  Since getting off the vegetable path, I have been diagnosed with Colon Cancer and Celiac Markers.  Strictly sticking to Celiac diets can be very boring.  If I’m going to eat, I’m going to enjoy it.  Chemo makes that hard.  I struggle like I never have before & day to day seems very mundane & not too flavorful.  My kids are meat-aholics.  So, with all of this…there has to be a balance.

It’s time for change.  I’m pretty enthusiastic & have some super supportive friends on my side…  I’m sure there will be ups, downs & craziness around every corner.  I’m up for the challenge…won’t you join me?

I have so many thoughts, creations, interests…I guess that’s why I thought this would be an awesome way to share them & be accountable.

Why bunnies???  Besides they’re pure awesomeness.  I just relate to them.  I can’t stay concentrated on one thing for super long & it drives me nuts to not do everything, all the time.  I will literally probably spend the rest of the night up thinking about what I’m neglecting while I restart this blog.  I will never stop learning & definitely not going to stop trying…

Love & hugs, ‘lil buns.  :0)

Cancer Calendar

12 Mar

  • Monday, December 31st, 2018 – Kaiser Dr. Shazia Shahzaad Appt. – Initial Appt. regarding enlarged abdomen
  • Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – CT Scan
  • Thursday, January 10th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Sara Won Appt. – CT Scan Results
  • Friday, January 11th, 2019 – Kaiser Martinez Womens Health – Internal Exam, Ultrasound
  • Monday, January 14th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Suh-Bergmann – Internal Exam Results, Diagnosis Ovarian Cancer Stage 3A
  • Friday, January 18th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Suh-Bergmann – Radical Hysterectomy Surgery
  • Tuesday, January 21st, 2019 – Come Home from Surgery
  • Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Oncology Phone Appt – Check-in on recovery
  • Thursday, February 7th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Suh-Bergmann – Cancer Re-diagnosis to Colon Cancer, Stage IV
  • Friday, February 8th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Radiology – PetScan
  • Thursday, February 14th, 2019 – Kaiser Antioch Dr. Hoda – Failed Colonoscopy
  • Friday, February 15th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – CT Scan Rectal
  • Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Sattar – Preliminary Chemo Treatment Planning
  • Thursday, February 21st, 2019 – Kaiser Antioch Radiology Department – Port Placement Surgery
  • Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 – Kaiser WC Port Check and Blood Tests
  • Monday, February 25th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Oncology – Begin Chemo Treatments
  • Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Sunday, March 10th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, March 11th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #2
  • Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Sunday, March 24th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, March 25th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #3
  • Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Sunday, April 7th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Sunday, April 14th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, April 15th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #4
  • Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, April 18th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, April 19th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, April 20th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, May 5th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, May 6th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #5
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, May 9th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, May 10th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, May 11th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, May 12th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, May 13th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, May 19th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, May 20th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #6
  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, May 24th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, May 25th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, May 26th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, May 27th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Sattar appt.
  • Sunday, June 16th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, June 17th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #7
  • Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, June 20th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, June 21st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, June 24th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, June 30th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, July 15th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #8
  • Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, July 18th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, July 19th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, July 20th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, July 21st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, July 22nd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, July 28th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, July 29th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #9
  • Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, August 1st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, August 2nd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, August 4th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, August 5th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, August 11th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, August 12th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #10
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, August 15th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, August 16th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, August 17th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, August 18th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, August 19th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, August 26th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #11
  • Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, August 29th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, August 30th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, August 31st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, September 1st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, September 2nd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, September 8th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, September 9th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #12
  • Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Thursday, September 12th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Friday, September 13th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Saturday, September 14th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Sunday, September 15th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Monday, September 16th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Zarxio Shot
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 – Kasier WC – MRI
  • Thursday, October 10th, 2019 – Kasier WC Dr. Sattar appt – MRI results
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 – Kaiser Antioch – Successful Colonoscopy
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Port Check and Flush
  • Friday, November 1st, 2019 – Kaiser San Jose Dr. Khoshaba Peri-operative appt., Medical Surgery appt., & Dr. Pickham appt. Liver Surgery and Colon Surgery
  • Friday, November 8th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Peri-Operative Nurse appt.
  • Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 – Kaiser San Jose – Failed Liver, Gallbladder and Colon Surgery
  • Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 – Kaiser WC Dr. Sattar appt.
  • Sunday, December 1st, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, December 2nd, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #13
  • Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Remove Chemo pump
  • Sunday, December 15th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Blood tests
  • Monday, December 16th, 2019 – Kaiser WC – Chemo #14
  • Friday, December 20th, 2019 -Kaiser Santa Clara Dr. Kavanah – HIPEC Discussion
  • Thursday, January 30th, 2020 – DVO Dr. Jewel Johl appt – New Insurance, New Dr., Chemo plan
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 – DVO MRI & CT Scan
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020 – UCSF Dr. Chloe Atreya appt. – HIPEC & Treatment planning
  • Thursday, March 5th, 2020 – DVO Dr. Johl appt.
  • Monday, March 9th, 2020 – DVO Nurse Practitioner appt.
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 – Chemo #15
  • Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 – Chemo Pills
  • Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 – DVO – Blood tests
  • Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #16
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #17
  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #18
  • Monday, June 8th, 2020 – DVO PetScan
  • Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #19
  • Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 – DVO Chemo #20
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 – DVO Chemo #21
  • Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #22
  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 – DVO Chemo #23
  • Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 – DVO Chemo #24
  • Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #25
  • Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #26
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #27
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 – DVO PetScan
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 – DVO Chemo #28
  • Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 – DVO Chemo #29
  • Thursday, February 11th, 2021 – DVO Remove Chemo pump & Auto Shot
  • Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 – DVO Chemo #30
  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 – DVO Chemo #31
  • Thursday, February 25th, 2021 – DVO Remove Chemo pump & Auto Shot
  • Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 – DVO Chemo #32
  • Friday, March 5th, 2021 – DVO Dr. Johl appt & Blood tests
  • Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 – DVO Chemo #33
  • Thursday, March 11th, 2021 – DVO Remove Chemo pump & Auto Shot
  • Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 – DVO Chemo #34
  • Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 – DVO Chemo #35
  • Thursday, March 25th, 2021 – DVO Remove Chemo pump & Auto Shot

Christmas Jam Star Bread

4 Jan

What you need:

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Glass or Bowl (About 2 in diameter)
  • 1 Clean Towel
  • 1 Cutting Board or large Flat Surface
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Large Knife
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Pastry Brush
  • Measuring Device (Ruler)
  • Cooking Spray or Oil (Your Choice)
  • 1/4 c. Water (Warm)
  • 3/4 c. Whole Milk (Warm)
  • 1/4 oz. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c. Butter (Softened)
  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 and 3/4 c Flour (Plus about 1/2 Flour set to the side for dusting)
  • 1 Jar (14 oz) Christmas Jam (See recipe on this site)
  • 3/4 c. Nutella or Chocolate Spread
  • 2 tbsp. Butter (Melted)
  • 1 c. Confectioners Sugar

First, in a small bowl, dissolve your yeast in the warm water until foamy in appearance. Set aside for about 5 mintues.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, egg, butter, sugar and salt until smooth in appearance. Add in the yeast mixture. Carefully, 1/2 a cup at a time add only 3 cups of flour.

Using the spatula, mix until smooth & shiny. Now you can add the remaining 3/4 c. flour. Form a soft dough ball.

Prepare your flat surface by dusting with some of the left over flour. Place your dough ball on the surface. Gently knead until smooth and the texture is like elastic. Reform the dough into a ball.

Next, lightly grease your large bowl and place the dough ball into it. Cover with a towel and place in a warm spot to double in size. This usually takes about an hour.

Once the dough has doubled, lightly flour your flat surface again. Place the dough ball on the surface and punch it down. Now, cut into 4 equal portions.

Take each portion and roll into a 12 inch circle. Once that has been done, place parchment paper on the baking sheet and begin layering. Layer as following, leaving 1/2 inch clean edge all along the outer part of the dough:

  • Dough
  • Christmas Jam (1/2 Jar, 7 oz)
  • Dough
  • Nutella (3/4 c)
  • Dough
  • Christmas Jam (1/2 Jar, 7 oz)
  • Dough

At this time, if you want a cleaner edge bread, push down on the layer ends, almost pinching it flat against the surface. This is a choice step, leaving them open is perfectly acceptable.

Place a round glass or cup in the center of the dough, but DO NOT push down or indent the dough. This is just a guide to be removed later.

Using your large knife, cut the dough from the glass to the outer edges evenly across from each other (like cutting a pizza, but leaving the middle in tact) . You should have 16 evenly spaces slices or cuts. Now you can remove the glass.

Now the toughest and funnest part! Take two slices of dough (all the layers) and gently turn out in opposite directions at least 2 times. Taking the very ends of the dough, pinch them together, forming a point. Repeat all the way around the circle.

Once that is done, taking your clean towel again, cover and let rise for another 1/2 hour.

Preheat your oven to 375°. Bake until lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Once golden, take out of the oven and brush with the melted butter.

Artichoke Spinach Bagels

2 Jan

What you need:

  • Cooking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Spatula
  • 6 whole Bagels (Your choice flavor, I used Sesame Seed, split)
  • 16 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 c. Artichoke Hearts (Marinated work great, finely chopped)
  • 1 c. Fresh Spinach (Finely chopped)
  • 2 c. Mozzarella Cheese (Grated, keep 2/3 c to the side for topping)
  • 1 c. Fresh Parmesan Cheese (Grated or shaved, keep 1/3 cup to the side for topping)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (Finely Minced)
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh or Dried Parsley
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh or Dried Green Onion
  • 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (Crushed)
  • 1 pinch Salt (to taste)
  • 1 pinch Pepper (to taste)

First, preheat your oven to 350° and line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, combine all of the ingredients (minus the Bagels, 2/3 c Mozzarella cheese & 1/3 c Parmesan cheese ) in a large bowl with your spatula.

Mix the left over Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese together in a small bowl and put to the side.

Take your split Bagels and place them round side down, cut side up on the baking sheet. Spread each with about a 1/4 inch thick layer of the spread.

Once all the bagels are covered and all the spread has been distributed, sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly on top of each Bagel.

Bake the bagels in the middle of the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. If you prefer crispier, browner tops or bubblier cheese, set the oven on broil. If broiling, low setting works best and please watch it…they burn easy!

Christmas Jam

1 Jan

Before you start, please make sure that all your canning components are sterilized, especially if they are new. It will save a lot of time and frustration. Also, you can pre-write your labels, however do not attach them to the jars yet. You can do that after the jam has cooled. I personally like the biodegradable ones. They wash off easily and don’t leave a residue.

What you Need:

  • Food Processor
  • 2 Large Heavy Bottom Pots
  • Wire Rack for 1 of your pots (Not necessary, but nice to have)
  • Tongs
  • Funnel
  • Ladle
  • Spatula
  • 14 Half Pint Mason Jars with lids
  • Self Adhering Labels (Biodegradable work great)
  • 40 oz. Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 lb. Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 5 Lbs. Sugar
  • 6 oz Liquid Fruit Pectin

Using your food processor, place both the strawberries and cranberries in and pulse to the desired consistency. I personally prefer a smoother jam, but it’s just as yummy with chunks. You could also puree most of the fruit and keep some to the side to pulse separately to desired chunkiness and add in to the pot later.

Pour the fruit into your pot. Add all of the sugar and bring to a full rapid boil over medium high heat. Stir to keep the mixture from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pot. No messy clean-up necessary. Once to a full rapid boil, cook for 1 minute.

Remove your pot from the heat and add in the pectin. Make sure to mix it well and make sure the pectin has melted in completely.

Set aside the jam, away from the heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes. You should notice a skin of foam on the top forming. Make sure to skim this foam off with a spatula and discard. This makes your jam look cleaner and taste better!

Next, you’ll want to ladle the hot jam mixture into your mason jars, leaving about ¼-inch from jam to top of the mason jar. It works well with a funnel, then you don’t usually have to clean the rims then. If your rims get dirty, use a clean washcloth to wipe your mason jar rims clean before you attach the lids. Once clean, cover with your lids and screw on the jar bands.

To finish the canning process, place the jars into a water bath for about 10 minutes. The heating process should vacuum out the air between the jam and the lid. To check that it’s sealed, the center of the lid should be sucked in and not pop when pushed on. If you’re in a rush, like I usually am, you can place the jars in the fridge and that will cool them off faster. You can attach the labels at this time.

Happy eating. This jam is delicious and useful in lots of recipes. Feel free to mess around with the amount or type of sugar that works best for you. Just realize it could change your outcome.

Crusty Dutch Oven Bread

18 Aug
Basic Crusty Dutch Oven Bread & Variations
3 cups flour (plus some for dusting)
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water
Cornmeal
How to make it & forget it…

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and yeast.  Add water to the mixture until it looks fluffy.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place…such as your kitchen counter or inside the cool oven for 12 – 18 hours.  Overnight is best.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Once ready, place your lidded, empty dutch oven in it for about 30 minutes before placing the dough in it.  Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface, such as a cutting board and shape into a ball.  Have a pre-cut piece of parchment paper ready and sprinkle with cornmeal.  Place the dough ball on top of the parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and set aside again while the empty pot is heating.  Remove hot pot lid from the oven and place the parchment paper and dough in.  Lightly dust the top of the bread with flour and cut three lines across the top.  Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.  Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.   Enjoy!

Possible variations:

Cheese

Garlic

Cheese & garlic

Pumpkin Spice

Walnut Cherry

Cranberry Orange

Lemon Almond, etc.

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Vanilla Bean Peach Jam

12 Aug

Vanilla Bean Peach Jam 

3 lbs. ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped

3½ cups sugar

1-2 vanilla bean(s), halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out

Juice of 1 lemon

 

Making the Simplest Jam Ever…

In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients (including vanilla bean seeds and pods) over medium heat.  Bring it to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until the fruit has softened and is partially caramelized with a dark orange-ish color.  Pick out the vanilla bean pods.  Then if you’re not into chunks of fruit & prefer a smoother jam, take out your hand blender and puree your heart out.  No judgement, just yummy !

To preserve your bounty…

You can preserve jam by boiling the sterilized, filled and sealed jars in a water bath for 15 minutes.  You can also skip this step and store the jam in clean jars and keep refrigerated; however it won’t keep for long.

peach jam

Just Peachy Cupcakes & Peach Frosting

12 Aug

Just Peachy Cupcakes & Peach Frosting

For the Cupcakes, you will need:

2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup sugar
1 cup peach puree
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar

For the Frosting, you will need:

1 can store-bought vanilla or white frosting
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup peach puree

 
First start with the cake~!
You’ll want to preheat your oven to 375°F. Then line a muffin pan with your choice of paper liners or lightly grease the pan.  In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.  in a smaller bowl, mix together the peach puree, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined.  if you’re looking to add color, you should add a few drops pf food coloring at this point. When the batter is all smooth, then add the vinegar…stirring quickly just to simply mix in…don’t over-mix. The batter will foam slightly when the baking soda and vinegar react to each other.  Pour the batter into the liners in the pan and bake for 20 minutes.  If you wanted to make a cake, you could easily…just bake for 25-30 minutes.  Allow to cool before you frost it…unless you’re going for a glaze look & taste.

While that’s baking…move on to making the frosting~!
I tried several recipes for fresh puree frostings…none worked out.  Too lumpy…tasted good, looked awful.  I finally resorted to taking a can of store-bought vanilla frosting and mixing in the puree.  That made the frosting yummy, but lacking stick-ability.  So, to remedy the problem, I kept mixing in powdered or confectioner’s sugar until the consistency was what frosting should be.  It worked awesomely & tasted amazing.

peachy cupcakes

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Happy

20 Sep

Happy

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Murphy’s Law for Moms

10 Sep

Murphy's Law for Moms