Category Archives: Cooking and Baking

Tempered Glass Kitchen Scale

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This digital scale not only functions very well, it looks great sitting on the kitchen counter, too! Measuring on 10.5 inches by 7 inches, this scale takes up very little room. With its very low profile design, this scale is only a mere 0.75 inches tall. My scale is in the Teal Blue color and I think it is simply stunning!

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I love that the entire surface of this scale is covered with tempered glass. The tempering of glass is a process which makes the glass much harder and stronger than it normally would be. This, in turn, makes the glass much more resistant to breakage and helps to protect the scale. The digital read out is larger and very easy to read. This scale utilized 4 AAA batteries, which are included! I am very happy with the look, quality and functionality of this digital kitchen scale!

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Ozeri Digital Kitchen Scale with Calorie Counter

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Yesterday Was Pi Day

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So, yesterday was March 14th. To us geeky types, that means is was Pi day! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.

But, what IS Pi??  Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. The symbol used to represent Pi is the Greek letter π, which is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.

In honor of Pi day, I celebrated by baking a couple of pies!! What could be more delicious than that?? I baked an apple pie and a pineapple pie.

Happy Pi Day! Homemade Apple & Pineapple Pies!

Don’t they look yummy?? Well, they are quite tasty, even if I do say so myself!! lol Although my children are grown adults now with children of their own, they LOVE the fact that I put the little cutouts decorated with colored sugar crystals on the top of the pies. It is something that I started doing when the kids were very young and it does make for easy identification of what fruit is inside the pie before it is cut! 😉

Did you do anything special to celebrate Pi Day? 🙂

 

Quick & Easy Fresh Baked Peach Cobbler

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Who doesn’t like fresh, homemade, warm from the oven peach cobbler?? This is a variation of several recipes with my own twist added to it. The real bonus is that you only need 6 ingredients and it only takes about an hour to make, from start to out of the oven!

Ready? Well let get to it then!

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Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

You will need: 1 – 20 once can of peach pie filling (using the canned pie filling saves prep and cooking time!), 1 Cup of Bisquick (Bisquick reduces the total number of ingredients needed), 1/4 Cup each sugar & milk (I use 2%, but use whatever you have on hand), 2 tablespoons of margarine (or butter) completely melted and 1 teaspoon of almond extract (alternatively you can use vanilla or leave out the extract altogether, but it does give a very nice depth to the peach flavor).

Generously grease the bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan or baking dish. I use margarine, but you can use butter, shortning or non-stick cooking spray, your choice. In a small bowl, empty the pie filling and stir in the almond extract. Once thoroughly mixed, spread evenly in the pan.

In a second bowl (or the same bowl that was already used once its been washed & dried), combine the remaining ingredients, mixing well. This mixture will have a thick pancake batter consistency. Spread the mixture evenly over the peaches.

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Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown. You may want to start checking on it at around 30 minutes. It took almost 45 minutes for mine to reach a nice golden color on top.

Cut into 9 pieces. Best served warm. A dollop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream complements this cobbler very nicely, as well! 😉

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Peach Cobbler

Serves: 9, Approximately 165 Calories per Serving

Ingredients

1 – 21 ounce peach pie filling
1 cup Bisquick
¼ cup milk
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Generously butter the bottoms & sides of a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch square dish.
Mix almond extract into pie filling.
Spread pie filling evenly into baking dish.
Mix the remaining ingredients until smooth.
Spread over the top of the pie filling.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve warm.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

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