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Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni? May the 4th Be With You!

5 May

“When life gives you sour milk, make muffins, lots of muffins.”

“Today is May 4th. May the 4th Be with YOU! (And with your spirit.. a Catholic addition thing.)

*Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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A little Star Wars humor. 🤦‍♀️

So, I bought a gallon of milk a little while ago, because I was making massive quantities of lemon cupcakes. I never buy milk for myself, but I needed some for lemon pudding. The sell by date said May 6, so I thought it might still be good. I had transferred the few remaining cups into a couple of Mason jars. ( Not to be confused with a Mormon jar or a Knights of Columbus jar. The Masons are serious about their jars.🤦‍♀️)

I opened the lid to see if it still looked good, as I am going to make MORE lemon cupcakes tomorrow. The milk was all stuck to the sides and thick and gooey. Oh no! I’ll have to go to the store for more milk. Then, I remembered last time I had a lot of sour milk, I googled recipe ideas for sour milk. Voila, I made cheese. I have a bin fool of cheese in the fridge so I looked up more ideas. There are a lot, so NEVER through out sour milk.

I had more than 2 cups of sour milk so, of course, I doubled the recipe, and went from there. I’m not real precise following recipes. It only called for 4tsp of sugar, so I added an addition blop of brown sugar. Then, I diced up a couple of apples and a touch more oil. Then, it still looked too thin, so I poured in more sour milk, let’s finish off this milk. Now too thin. Throw in a little more flour now. 🤦‍♀️

I was going to add blueberries, but I had lots of apples and not so many blueberries, so they went back in the freezer for another day.

Just keep adding stuff.
Oh, last minute, I decided to add some brown sugar cereal crumble topping. As you can see, I made a lot of muffins. I gave most of them away. I did eat two. They were delicious warmed up with a swipe of butter. 🤦‍♀️

Now, more baking tomorrow for the Friday annual spring picnic at Miss Pat’s place. More lemon cupcakes. They seem to be a big hit. I bought more fresh milk. I hope I don’t have any left over that will get sour. 🤦‍♀️

Wednesday:)What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?

22 Apr

“If you don’t like dancing to other people’s tunes, write your own songs.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

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You may or may not remember that my quote from yesterday was, “If at first you don’t succeed, take a nap.” I like to follow my own sage advice, so today I took a little nap. Oops, I also posted, “If at first you don’t succeed, drink wine.” I’ll have to do that later.

I couldn’t decide what to fix for lunch today, so I opened up my over stuffed freezer, closed my eyes, and picked out a surprise. Ah, rotini pasta, and a little baggie of spinach

I nuked the pasta and spinach then popped it in the mini broiler. Yummy. I also had some lettuce and tomatoes that needed eating. Well, let’s use that up.

Words of Wisdom on my potholder, compliments of the McKinney Fire Department. “Never Walk Away From A Stove While Cooking.” I need to remember that. 🤦‍♀️

While in the freezer, I also saw a couple of whipped topping containers. Ooh! I haven’t made my peanut butter cheesecake pie in a long time.

I don’t always lick the beaters when I’m baking, but when I do, it’s only for peanut butter cheesecake pie filling. (I even turned off the beater before licking. Safety first!)
This big bowl will set up in the fridge over night until tomorrow when I decide what all to make with it. I like to make a lot of minis and share. Stay tuned.

Hope you’re having a wonderful whacky Wednesday.

What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni? Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

31 Mar

“The best cookies are the ones made with love, lots of chocolate chips, and a lot of leftover Valentine’s Day candy.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Well, I’m down to my last roll of chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer. Oh no! Only one left. I think I started out making ten. Where did they go? (In my tummy, maybe?”) To be honest, I did give more away than I ate.

So, when I get the urge to bake some cookies, I take out a roll of my homemade chocolate chip cookie dough from the freezer. I had several boxes of those cute heart shaped Valentine’s Day candy lying around the kitchen. I know! Who has left over candy? I bought a whole bunch to give away, and ended up with some left over. I saved the cute little heart shaped boxes for some future arts and crafts project.( Artists don’t throw anything away that can become a craft.)

I sliced the candy in half, then took a slice of cookie dough, and covered it up with the dough and flattened it out. A surprise in the middle. Who doesn’t like surprises?
I filled up two baking sheets and had a bit of dough left over, so I made two giant cookies with all the remaining cut up chocolate candy. Some had caramel and some had mint filling and others with all kinds of fun fillings. I couldn’t waste the candy, right? They were so good, especially right out of the oven. Yum!