Desserts with a hole in da middle

After a long day at work and a few tv shows the infamous sweet tooth kicks in and frankly it’s just too cold outside for a snack run.

I almost completely forgot about the buttermilk biscuits I bought, partially because we don’t have an oven. But have no fear (dun dun dun duh) Super mom is here!

We made our own donuts!
So simple and delicious.

Here’s what you need:
Cooking oil
Toppings ie sugar, chocolate, cinnamon

I heated a half a pan of oil in my Rival Cooker at 350°
Then took 8 biscuits flattened them with my palm and used a gerber food top to cut a hole in the middle


Dropping them lightly in the oil, they cooked until brown on both sides


They puff up nicely, similar to pancakes it’s easy to tell when they are ready to be flipped and when they are done.

I placed them on a cooking rack to drain, and then tossed them in sugar, cinnamon and even a few got drizzled in chocolate.


Cost $0.00 (since I had all ingredients on hand)
Time: 10 mins max

And guess what the kids asked? “Mom can you buy more biscuits?”

What’s your favorite homemade dessert?

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In the Kitchen – Stir Fry

I have to admit, Steven cooks way more than I do. Its never a question of who is going to cook, its always what we are going to eat?!

With a small kitchen but a family of 6 , we are always on the lookout for quick easy recipes. Here is what’s in the kitchen tonight:

Orange Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry with Sausage over white rice

Here’s what you need:

1lb bag of cooked shrimp
3 cooked sausage links
1 large red pepper
1 cup of scallions (green onions)
ground black pepper
Mrs. Dash tomato basil & garlic / garlic & herb
Canola oil
1/2 cup Stir Fry Sauce (orange ginger)

1. Heat a skillet to about 300° (or 5 mins on medium heat) while skillet is warming, Chop vegetables and sausage as fine or as chunky as you like

2. Add oil, vegetables. Saute for 5-8 mins, add meat (sausage & shrimp)

3. Add seasoning, stir. Cook mixture covered on low heat for 25-30 mins. Add stir fry sauce after 15 mins.

4. Prepare rice according to package directions

5. Combine rice and stir fry, enjoy!

We used white rice and bottled sauce but with slight variations anyone can prepare this dish a little healthier and a little more homemade. By adding your own vegetables, meat, sauce or rice it becomes One-of-a-kind!

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Tried & True: Food’n’amug

Sweet Tooth.

If you’re like me you know how bad it gets the longer it goes unsatisfied. Must. Get. To. Kitchen.

But first I had to click through pintrest because I had no idea what to make. I almost passed this one up because the microwave in a mug recipes were floating  around a lot especially on facebook. Just didn’t have the desire to try one until…

Sweet Tooth.

With that smacking me all in the mouth, I figured I would put the reservations on the shelf. So here’s goes nothing:


with my favorite (large) mug and 2 slices of wheat bread I began to make 2 minute french toast in a cup borrowed from 🙂


I cubed my bread like so, since I was using 2 slices and threw them in my mug after greasing it with a little butter. I mixed up my egg mixture using 1 (whole, large) egg, cinnamon, brown sugar, squirt of lemon juice and almond milk. Poured the mixture over the bread and popped it in the microwave for 1 minute. Then 10 second increments until the egg was fully cooked. (1 min 40 seconds for me)


It smelled so good!!


Topped with a little syrup and voilá !

WARNING: kids will peek in the kitchen asking if you are cooking breakfast for dinner

So I can at least cross one thing off my TO DO List:
Sweet Tooth.

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I made the 2 minute french toast again with slight variations on the method.
I dipped each cube into the egg mixture before piling in the mug. Then poured the remainder over it. Seems like extra work, I know but, if you’ve ever made french toast and had that one dry corner of bread…then you’d agree this small step for mankind will make your mini Pain Doré so worth it 🙂

Don’t skip the butter (not that I did but) it makes all the difference in the egg cooking without getting stuck to the mug as it rises. After 01:30 sec I watched closely to avoid a disaster.

Kinda reminds me of bread pudding. yum!