“Spiralizer” Crispy Curly Fries (Baked)

As I mentioned in my Cucumber & Radish salad post the other day, I was gifted a new Spiralizer for Mother’s Day so I have been trying to come up with different things to try. After the salad I wanted to try something other than salad and the curly fries are what I ended up with.

The spirals/curly fries are quick to make and bake up quick and crisp in the oven!



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Cat Face Birdhouse

This was another gift I made for Mother’s Day… and another thing I didn’t think through fully before starting!  The intent was for the mouth of the cat to be centered on the hole of the birdhouse but the birdhouse I bought didn’t work out that way.  My only excuse?? Shopping really frazzles me right now.  Too many people, too many things to remember, just too much but I really wanted to paint this birdhouse and worked around my mistake as best I could!



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Mother’s Day “Handbag” Cake

I saw a cake like this in a grocery store flyer.  I was going to buy it but figured I could make it myself instead.  While it was simple enough to make, I did have a few issues but mainly from my not thinking it through fully before I started lol!

While things didn’t go exactly as planned, it still didn’t turn out too bad!



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Garlicky Cucumber & Radish “Spiralizer” Salad

I got a Spiralizer for Mother’s Day!!!! I guess all my hints paid off lol.  I have been wanting one for what seems like ages but never remembered to order myself one.  Now I have one! I received beautiful gifts from both of my kids… thank you to both of you… as well as from Chris and not only a wonderful lunch at my “in-laws” home but some beautiful cream coloured roses!  I was spoiled!

Since we were having the Mother’s Day lunch and although I was told I didn’t need to bring anything I couldn’t help myself… especially once I received the Spiralizer!!! I had to find something to make and this won out.  I was going to use the same recipe I use when making my usual Cucumber Salad, but this time I tried a different dressing and other than the cucumber and radish spirals being very long and difficult to serve up ( I will have to remember next time to cut them into smaller pieces lol), everyone enjoyed the salad immensely!



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Mother’s Day Flower Pens

“I hope everyone had a great Mother’s day yesterday!  I wanted to share something  I made for my mother-in-law!  She loves funky pens and I remembered seeing pens made out of the heads of artificial flowers and thought what a great gift for her!  So…. I made a little “bouquet” of them for her for Mother’s Day!

This is  quick and easy project and sure to brighten up anyone’s day!



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Quick Pork Tenderloin

Last night I thought I would try to do something a little different with the pork tenderloin I bought when grocery shopping.

I’m not sure if it qualifies as an actual recipe but I still wanted to post It!


Here is what I started with. Only 4 Ingredients including the tenderloin itself!

I “butterflied” the tenderloin and then cut it in half so it would fit in my pan.

I sprinkled both sides with 1 tsp. garlic powder and 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning per side and placed it in the frying pan brushed with about 3 tbsp. of olive oil.

I cooked each side over medium high heat until browned and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.

And then I served it with scalloped potatoes and veggies.


Quick Pork Tenderloin

Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 – 15 minutes Servings: 2


  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 2 lbs.
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil


  1. Brush frying pan with olive oil.
  2. Butterfly pork tenderloin and cut in half.
  3. Sprinkle each piece with 1 tsp. Garlic powder and Cajun seasoning per side and place in frying pan.
  4. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 – 7 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately.

Kool Aid Sherbet

This is something I have been wanting to try for ages! I had a very difficult time locating the unsweetened Kool Aid that was required for the recipe. I finally found it in a discount grocery store a few weeks ago and since the weather has been fairly warm decided it was the perfect time to try it!

I used my ice cream maker to “freeze” the sherbet but you could also just pour the mixture into a bowl and freeze it to get the same results. This recipe is fast and easy to make… the hardest part of it is waiting for the freezing process to take effect so you can eat it!


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Four Cheese Macaroni with Chicken, Bacon and Blue Cheese

I decided I wanted to up the Macaroni game… try some different combinations. I made a White Cheese Macaroni with Caramelized Onions before but this time I went a different route, adding chicken, bacon and four different cheese varieties, including blue cheese.

It was a hit. Both Chris and Dillon enjoyed it so I will definitely be making this again!



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PB & Chocolate Cereal Bars

I am back!  After almost 3 days with no power thanks to the wind storm we had, we have power and I am back to posting!

This is how we spent Sunday lol…. other than sitting around reading or anything else, we ended up cleaning up all the debris from the storm and having a big burn to get rid of it!


Yesterday I got back to the kitchen and made a few things to post!  One being these PB & Chocolate Cereal Bars!



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