Tales from a 20-Something's Kitchen.

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Archive for the month “February, 2014”

Cinnamon Roll Cake


So I’m a staff writer for a creative writing magazine, and we had a cook-off yesterday for our new issue. This was my contribution. And actually this was one of my favorite desserts I’ve made in awhile. It is absolutely delicious. I probably wouldn’t even need the glaze, the cake itself looked so good. This is what it looked like before adding the glaze.


Looks good right? Anyway, this is a great dessert, I highly recommend it. Also, I won my category and overall. Bam.




S’Mores Pie

So this is actually super easy. The filling part. I’ve only made pie like once and it was with one of those pre-made crusts. This one makes you make it yourself, and I actually conquered it!

I mean the bottom half is easy, it’s just forming it into the pan, it’s the top part. It says to roll into a 9 inch circle…yeah because I can just eyeball that. So I just rolled it out in between the wax paper (btw, does anyone else have to duct tape their wax paper to the counter? Because the wax paper was just moving everywhere when I was trying to roll out the dough so I had to do that…) Anyway, so I flipped it over onto the top of the pan and it was way too big. But, I managed to somehow get it to work.

Here’s a picture of the inside:

Now, these are really good. But they are super rich. Like I grabbed two pieces because they were small, but after the first one, I was completely full.

But give this one a shot if you need a quick dessert!



Cheesy Chicken and Tortillas

This was a recipe I was going to make for the Super Bowl tomorrow, but I got really hungry last night.

Anyway, this actually would make a great Super Bowl recipe. It’s relatively easy, simple ingredients, and it’s really good.

Now, here’s the thing. This recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked in a slow cooker for like four hours. That would have been lovely, if we had a slow cooker/crock pot. (Well, we used to, but that’s a whole other story) So what I did instead was cook them on the stove top plain, then shredding it, and then put in the 3 cups stock and all of the taco seasoning into the saucepan. (It makes sense when you read the recipe).

Now, the recipe calls for a pound of chicken breast, and the smallest I could find was like 1.3. And actually? I could have used even more chicken. Maybe even two pounds? One of my friends that I ate it with thought about maybe adding black beans or something?

This is it served over rice, like the recipe suggests. We found out that the rice was good, but you can totally eat it on it’s own as well!

So, make this for your Super Bowl parties tomorrow, I guarantee it’ll be a hit!



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