Saturday, December 26, 2015

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe

There are so many amazing peanut butter blossom cookie recipes! However this one is the so far the best I have made! Here is the recipe.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies


1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Butter, softened
1/2 Peanut Butter
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 sugar for cover the dough balls
48 Hershey's milk chocolate unwrapped

  • Heat oven to 375°F
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate 30-60 minutes. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Remove to cooling racks.
This is inspired Land O'Lakes recipe, there are many recipes on their website to try, check them out!

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu - 2

Classic Devilled Eggs 


6 eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

  • Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then placed them in ice water. 

  • Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and mix well.

  • Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

Here is the video as well to watch and how to make them explained perfectly!!! 

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu - 1

If you are going to have some ham or turkey on Christmas day, this recipe is delicious for something new to try on Christmas Eve! It is from Betty Crocker's page and you can definitely put some adjustments while preparing or follow the recipe here: 

Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf


2 eggs
1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 
2 cups soft French bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded provolone cheese (6 oz)
1 jar (7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped 
1/4 cup chopped ripe olives

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce until well combined.
  • On large sheet of foil, shape beef mixture into 12x10-inch rectangle. Top evenly with provolone cheese, roasted peppers and olives to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with one 10-inch side, roll up; press seam to seal. Place seam side down in pan.
  • Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon remaining pizza sauce over loaf. Insert meat thermometer so bulb reaches center of loaf.
  • Return to oven; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until loaf is thoroughly cooked in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
I have placed some olives and peppers on the top of meatloaf for decoration, also you can do some cheese as well. It turned out delicious!! 
Monday, May 26, 2014

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars, is a great idea for delicious treats during summer and they are not heavy for stomach too and the best of all they are easy to make!

Makes 24 Bars | Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
| Total Time: 20 minutes 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup popcorn kernels or one 3.5-ounce package plain microwave popcorn 
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows 

Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. 
Pop the popcorn according to the package directions. 
Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth, 5 to 7 minutes.
Fold in the popcorn until coated. Press into the prepared dish and let sit for 10 minutes before cutting into 24 bars.

I will try with colorful marshmallows and flavored ones! Let's see how they will come out! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Zombie Next Door: Zombie Zappers Book 3 by Nadia Higgins: Book Review

Today, here is a children's book review! We always have a inner-child  that wants to come out occasionally!

I had a chance to read a new release of "The Zombie Next Door: Zombie Zappers Book 3" by Nadia Higgins. It is published by Enslow Publishers which they sent my copy, thank you very much by the way!

It is the third book of the series of Zombie Zappers and here is my review on it;

I must say I love the adventurous friendship the book has and the strong friendship as well that helps each other and community. Eventually you see that technological devices and our young generation's interest in technology has a very big place in the story. Leo who is the main character, is very kind hearted and very imaginative. The story is enjoyable to read for I would suggest 10+ ages. Thank you for the fun read!
Monday, May 12, 2014

Heavenly Henna by Melanie Tramont

Today's feature is a very talented artist and my dear friend, Melanie Tramont. She has been working for a different businesses as henna tattoo artist and now she started her own business! If you are around Cleveland, Ohio area, you should make an appointment! Her price range is VERY reasonable and she adds her own magical touches for your ideas on your henna tattoos!

Here is her flyer;

And this is my henna tattoo that I got today! I wanted a jasmin tattoo because my mom's name is Jasmine and she added little touches so it looks gorgeous!

 Honestly I found henna so much better and fun than actual tattoo because after a week or longer I can have whatever design I want on me. It is up to my mood! They also look amazing for summer too!

Make your appointment today!
Here is her facebook page :

Once upon a Mulberry Field by C.L.Hoang

I've received the copy of "Once upon a Mulberry Field" written by C.L.Hoang. This is the first novel of the author and he spent 6 years to finish to this novel, so I believe that this love story will definitely touch me by heart!

The description follows;

"As Roger Connors, a widower with no children, ponders whether to pursue aggressive treatment for his cancer, a cryptic note arrives from a long-lost USAF buddy announcing the visit of an acquaintance from Vietnam. The startling news resurrects ghosts of fallen comrades and haunting memories of the great love he once knew.
Shocking revelations from his visitor uncover a missing part of Roger’s life he never dreamed possible. Peeling back one layer at a time, he delves into a decades-old secret in search of answers and traces of a passion unfulfilled.
From the jungles of Vietnam through the minefields of the heart, "Once upon a Mulberry Field" follows one man’s journey to self-discovery, fraught with disillusionment and despair but ultimately redeemed by the power of love."

I have won my copy on a giveaway at, I am currently reading "The City Son" so I can't wait to start this story very soon!