Wednesday, October 1, 2014

State Fair Of Texas Must Try

Last night I went to the Texas State Fair with a fabulous food critic Dallas Foodie. Even though I've lived in Dallas my entire life and gone to the fair each year. She showed me everything I didn't know about my state fair. That is a shame, ain't it!

Our selfie after we created a plan of foods we both wanted to eat.

Lets talk food... first stop Lone Star Blvd for a cup of REFILLABLE sweet tea and Fried Grilled Cheese with Tomato sauce. I don't ever have to get the grilled cheese sandwich. It was tasty in the tomato sauce but not that great without it to me.


The Sweet Tea is 4 tickets and the refill is 2 tickets. You have to keep your cup to get the 2 ticket refills.

Next stop... Grand Ave for last years winner (I think) the Cuban Roll and this years winner the Texas Bluebonnet. Both a must try!





 

 
 
 
The Bluebonnet and the Cuban Roll were so delicious! The roll would be great for selling in the freezer department in any store. The bluebonnet makes you want the recipe to make at home.














We took a break and watched the parade.







 
 Then headed for Peach N Creme! My all time favorite! I must have it every year.

 Look at the whipped cream with the raspberry sauce, and the little cup of cinnamon milk. It is SO freaking delicious!!!!

Right after throwing that down our throats. We hurried over to see the light/water show at 8pm. It was awesome! My first time ever catching it. Dallas Foodie was very helpful and full of fair knowledge!! Check out my clips of the show!











 
 Tell me what is your favorite State Fair Food be low!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vanilla/Cinnamon Lemon Sugar Scrub

Over the weekend. I made some hand scrub to go along with my homemade lotion bars. It was fun to make this scrub! I had all the ingredients at home. I found the recipe on this site Smart School House. I didn't follow this recipe to the "T". I knew for sure I couldn't mess this up.

Vanilla Cinnamon Nutmeg Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub (LOL)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (I added much more than this)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (I added much more of this too)
  • optional:lemon zest  
  • optional: red and yellow gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut oil on the stove until melted or use at room temp
  2. Add spices and vanilla, and stir until fully combined with
  3. Add liquid to sugar, and stir.
  4. At this point, the mixture will be a light brown color. It can be used now, if you’d like, or you can divide it into two bowls for coloring.
  5. To create the yellow layer
  6. Dip tooth pick into yellow food coloring
  7. Stir with a small whisk
  8. To create the red layer
  9. Dip tooth pick into red food coloring for the red layer
  10. Stir with a small whisk
  11. Optional: I added lemon zest because the coconut oil smell takes over the cinnamon and nutmeg. The lemon zest toned it way down.
  12. Get 2 small canning jars and fill it up with the red, yellow, and the left over brown.
 
Also Optional:Spinkle the top with cinnamon!
    This will not stain your hands!











       I have one away to a co-worker who is always helping me!! Thanks Cristy!!!
       
      I hope you enjoy my work of art and it is so much cheaper making your own things!!!
     

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Floss In My Apple Pie?

    As many of you might know, I love trying new things and recipes. I was surfing the web and found a recipe for apple pie were you didn't have to peel the apples. I thought that sounds a little strange since apple skin is tough. So I followed the recipe, and made a Texas/Cowboy hat craving in the crust. It was so pretty!! The whole purpose for making these pies was to try and show my skills on a recipe I've never tried before. I know I'm just crazy, lol! Why didn't I just stick to something I've already done?? No clue...smh.

     
     
    I took these pies to the gathering for our international friends that came to visit from South Africa, Chile, Mexico, and China. I was super excited to meet them. Just the thought of they might eat my pies!! So, I get to the hall and there are a million pies! There was a lot of everything really. We do it really big in Texas! Anyway, I'm telling everyone... try my pies and cake (while looking like this ►).
     
     
     
    No one got a chance to try my pies :(. Which I ended up being very thankful about :). I took them back home and tried a piece later that night. That first bite was so tasty and flavorful! But wait... is this floss in my teeth? NO, its apple skin! Tough cut your gums up apple skin!!! Now you know why I was so happy I took these suckas back home. It was like chewing on plastic with long pieces of floss attached. It was a hot mess!
     
    Moral of this story... If it sounds a little strange it is!





    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Dragon Fruit Taste Test

    I have been dying to try the dragon fruit! It sounds and look every exotic and it is. This past Saturday I went to the big Asian market and bought fresh cut dragon fruit, lychees, and many other things. For some odd reason I was scared to taste it by myself. I have a vegan co-worker who is down for trying any kinds of fruit or vegetables.

    My first bite I thought...this has the texture of a kiwi and it isn't sweet or sour. It has no taste at all! Maybe, a slight earthly floral taste. Even though it doesn't taste like anything, it is extremely good for you. Check out this website about Dragon Fruit