I shall return…

I’ve been MIA for awhile. Lots of not-so-great things going on in my life. I’ve been away and will be out of town until the 11th of this month, BUT, upon my return I plan on making some yummy cupcakes I’ve recently pinned! Oh, and I bought some new piping tips and pretty cupcake liners! *eep!* It’s the simple things in life. 🙂

 

In the mean time, here’s a ridiculously cute picture of my son eating bananas for the first time…. 

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Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

So incase you never catch onto this little fact, I’ll go ahead and share it with you…I looooooove potatoes…pretty much in EVERY form, especially when you add cheese!

This has been my go to potato recipe for a long while now. I make them quite frequently and I’ve never had a complaint. They’re just so easy and delicious. How can you go wrong with either of those adjectives?

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Start out by cubing up 6 red potatoes. You could probably use any kind of potato you have on hand, but red ones are my fave and just about the only kind I buy besides the occasional baking potato. Once you get them all cubed up pull out a baking dish and pour in 4 T. of olive oil and toss your cubed potatoes on top. Using your hand or a spoon try to cover them the best you can with the oil. Once you get them all nice and covered mix up the following in a small bowl: 1/2 t. of garlic, 3/4 t. of salt, 1.5 t. of paprika, 1/4 t. of black cracked pepper, and 5 T. of shredded parmesan cheese (the kind that comes in a plastic container that you sprinkle on pizza and spaghetti). After you get all those together and mixed up dump them on top of your oily potatoes and (once again) using your hands or a spoon toss them around making sure they’re completely covered as evenly as possible.  Once you’re all done with those throw them in the oven for a TOTAL of 45 minutes, but remove them from the oven and stir every 15 minutes until time is up to ensure they don’t stick to the bottom of your baking pan. Enjoy! 🙂

What you’ll need…

  • 6 red potatoes, cubed into 1 in. pieces
  • 4 T. of olive oil
  • 1/2 t. of garlic powder
  • 3/4 t. of salt
  • 1.5 T. of paprika
  • 1/4 t. of fresh cracked pepper
  • 5 T. of shredded parmesan cheese

How to do it…

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cube all the potatoes into 1 in. pieces
  • In a baking dish pour in 4 T. of olive oil. Add in potatoes and toss until covered
  • Mix spices/cheese together and add to potato mixture. Toss and coat well.
  • Put in oven, removing and stirring every 15 minutes for a total of 45 minutes.
  • Enjoy! 🙂

Recipe from zoomyummy.com

I’m baaaaack! :)

I took a spur of the moment little mini-vacay the past 3 days to visit my friends in Greenville while the kiddies stayed in New Bern visiting with my in-laws. It was a lovely little escape from reality but I am so very glad to be home and get back into my regular routine. 

On a side note, I had a wonderful birthday visiting and hanging out with family and a few friends. The highlight of my birthday was fiiiiiiinally getting to make my “crunkcakes”. For those of you who are unaware of this, crunkcakes are cupcakes with alcohol in them, and yes, tomorrow I will be posting the recipes for them and my strawberry coconut rum icing. 🙂

I will now leave you with a teaser… 

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Oh hiiiii!

So if you’re reading this it’s probably because you clicked the link I posted on my Facebook! Thanks for checking my blog out! As you probably know I posted a little status on my FB the other day asking if I were to make a food blog if anyone would check it out. I was pretty surprised that I got such a good response!

I have people frequently ask me for my recipes and I’m always glad to share, but this is much easier then emailing/messaging 5 people the same thing, plus, I’m always losing recipes, having to go and search my hundreds of Pinterest pins to find one particular one, so maybe this will help me keep track of my faves!

I do want to say that I seldom EVER make up any of the things I cook, it is rare, but I do sometimes. I will always give kudos to the original blog from which I found it. Other than that I hope all my lovely friends enjoy all my cooking and baking adventures! 🙂