Four Foods on Friday #19

This meme takes place over at Fun, Crafts, and Recipes if you’d like to join and answer the following questions:

#1. Do you ever use scissors to cut any foods? Which? Raw or cooked? No

#2. Popcorn. Homemade, microwave, bagged, hot, cold. How do you like it? I love popcorn, so I’ll eat it any way I can get it. My favorite has to be caramel corn though. I mostly make microwave popcorn at my house though.

#3. Sushi. Love it or hate it? Hate it. Yuck. Several years ago, my hubby got food poisoning and ended up in the hospital for a week, so we eat nothing that is not cooked fully now.

#4. Share a dessert recipe.

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Ingredients:

1 package (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons meringue powder
Food coloring
12 large marshmallows
Pastel flower shaped candy decors

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 24 round cookies according to the package directions. Place cookies on baking sheets. Bake cookies until golden brown (8 – 10 minutes). Cool on wire racks placed over waxed paper.

-In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, water, and meringue powder. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Divide glaze among several small bowls; tint with food coloring.

-Cut marshmallows in half horizontally. Place a marshmallow half cut side down in the center of each cookie. Spoon glaze over each cookie coating the marshmallow and cookie evenly. Let dry.

Once dry, you can decorate the hats. The recipe I had for this had my making icing which I am just not good enough to do. I cheated and bought gel icing to decorate. DO NOT DO THIS. The gel never dries. The next time I will buy the regular icing to decorate with. With these hats, you can be as creative as you want. For St. Patrick’s Day, you can use the whole marshmallow and green glaze to make top hat cookies or use whole marshmallows and chocolate glaze to make pilgrims hats for Thanksgiving!

Here’s what they look like:

Four Foods on Friday #18

This is a meme that I had been putting on My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. However, since this is a cooking blog, I thought it may go better here. That being said, here we go:

#1. Steak. Plain, steak sauce, hot sauce, ketchup or something else? Ketchup.
#2. Water. Flavored, plain, carbonated. How do you like it? Does with Crystal Light count as water?
#3. What’s your favorite kind of waffle? Belgium. Yummy.
#4. If you could have any one new small appliance for your kitchen what would it be and why? I would have to say blender, since I don’t own one.

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Welcome!

Anybody who knows me knows I don’t cook. I figure that there have to be other people out there like me. I created this blog to help those people. I will try to include photos when possible of the recipes. Unfortunately, sometimes people in my house decide to eat before I can get a picture. I am hoping that this can become a resource for those who are not cooking inclined. I am also trying a star system to help you determine what recipes will work best for you and your family. As you can see from the recipes I have already included that the main thing I am looking for is easy. With having 2 little ones under the age of 5, I need easy. My rating system goes from 1 star (worst) to 5 stars (best).

If you try any of these recipes, let me know. Also, if you made any changes, I would love to know that too! Happy Eating!