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English Muffins from Scratch – Cooking During Corona

English Muffins from Scratch – Cooking During Corona

ENGLISH MUFFINS FROM SCRATCH   COOKING IN THE TIME OF CORONA VIRUS What do you do when someone reaches up and basically flips the switch on life as we know it?  Kids out of school Adults out of work Everyone is wearing a mask Shortages 

Fun Halloween Party Drinks – the Ultimate List

Fun Halloween Party Drinks – the Ultimate List

          FUN HALLOWEEN PARTY DRINKS Fun Halloween Party Drinks make every celebration memorable. Who can forget a set of vampire teeth waiting to chomp you – right on the rim of your glass!     Halloween has become one of the 

Salted Caramel Bars

Every so often, I notice that one ingredient or flavor profile will pop up on all menus, in every restaurant and on products at the grocery store. Think Chipotle, Sriracha, Salt and Vinegar, etc. Whatever it is, it seems to invade all products from snacks 

Everything Halloween – And A Free Party Drink Guide!

Everything Halloween – And A Free Party Drink Guide!

EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN – AND A FREE PARTY DRINK GUIDE! As the years pass writing this blog, it is fun when a holiday or other specific time comes back around and you can go back and see what was going on in the past. In this 

Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake

CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE WITH STREUSEL CRUMBLES What goes better with that morning cup ‘joe than a rich coffee cake? MAKE AHEAD DISHES Whether it is the grands for a sleepover or far-flung relatives making their trip home for the holidays, we all want to want 

Five (Secretly) Healthy, Fast, and Fun Family Meals

Five (Secretly) Healthy, Fast, and Fun Family Meals

Fast, Easy and Healthy Family Cooking Fast, easy and healthy meals that please the whole family are not always easy.  Finding something to please everyone while Mom is on a Diet – Is this Mission Impossible? I decided to go on a low carb, keto-ish 

Instant Pot Mushroom Rice – Rustic and Savory Side

Instant Pot Mushroom Rice – Rustic and Savory Side

  What Kind of Mushrooms Should I Use?   Can I Use A Different Kind of Rice?   What to Serve with Mushroom Rice? This Mushroom Rice recipe is so versatile, it can be served with many entrees. Pork tenderloin, roast chicken, roast beef, grilled 

7 Steps for World Class Gourmet Coffee

7 Steps for World Class Gourmet Coffee

I STARTED USING THESE TIPS WHEN MAKING MY COFFEE AND IT IS 10X BETTER!!! Gourmet coffee is back and it is BIG! With the explosion of ahem, “SixBucks”, gourmet coffee shops are popping up everywhere. If getting to a cozy coffee shop as much as 

Pumpkin Mousse – Feed Your Sweet Tooth with this Light and Creamy Fall Favorite

Pumpkin Mousse – Feed Your Sweet Tooth with this Light and Creamy Fall Favorite

PUMPKIN MOUSSE RECIPE Pumpkin Mousse It’s the season – pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorating carving, pumpkin soup – shall I go on? Canned pumpkin is the ingredient of the season, and it IS delicious and does smell great – but you can 

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted-Caramel Crunch Topping These little mini pumpkin cheesecakes are a crowd favorite because they look almost as good as they taste! For a little extra “sparkle,” top each cheesecake with this awesome pre-made salted-caramel crunch. You can also top with your 

MONGOLIAN BBQ

MONGOLIAN BBQ

MONGOLIAN BBQ – Guest Post from Shobee Dayrit @ The Skinny Pot I am so excited to bring a Guest Post to Whimsy and Wow today! This cook AND this recipe have lots of Whimsy … I asked her if this was Asian or Filipino, 

Savory Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Savory Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP This Cream of Mushroom Soup is so easy and flavorful, I doubt you will ever turn to that red and white can again. Actually, this recipe can be adapted to ANY canned, condensed vegetable-based soup – you just might want to