Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Slow cooker pot roast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 -8 hours
Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 -8 hours
Servings
Slow cooker pot roast
Instructions
  1. Place the chuck roast at the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Pour in the beef stock.
  3. Diced the potatoes and put it in.
  4. Cut the carrots and put it in.
  5. Add thymes, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Let it cook on slow for 6-8 hours. Enjoy!
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It’s just one of those days that I don’t feel like cooking so I decided to make pot roast. Prep and toss it in the slow cooker in the morning. Then it will be ready by dinner time. Slow cooker pot roast is very simple to make. Not only does it taste good, it makes the whole house smells good.

My favorite part is the meat. The meat is so soft and tender. It’s also very flavorful. I also like the potatoes because it is soft. Who doesn’t like potatoes?

Ingredients:
  • 2 lb Beef chuck roast
  • 4-5 Potatoes
  • 4 Carrots, cut (or baby carrots)
  • 1 tsp Thymes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:
Slow cooker pot roast
  1. Place the chuck roast at the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Pour in the beef stock.
  3. Diced the potatoes and put it in.
  4. Cut the carrots and put it in.
  5. Add thymes, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Let it cook on slow for 6-8 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Slow cooker pot roast

 


Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles, salt, and olive oil as instructed on the box. The olive oil will help the noodles from sticking to each other. When the noodles are cook, drain them.
  3. Diced the onion, minced the garlic and parsley
  4. In another pot, cook the Italian sausage. When it is cooked add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Drain.
  5. Stir in the diced tomatoes, diced onions, tomato paste, 1/2 of the parsley, basil, salt, black pepper.
  6. In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Then add ricotta cheese and the rest of the parsley. Fold them together.
  7. Add cheese to the bottom of a non grease pan then put 3 lasagna noodles on top.
  8. Add the meat sauce. Topped with cheese and parmesan cheese.
  9. Add another layer of lasagna noodles. Spread the ricotta cheese on top.
  10. Add the last layer of lasagna noodles and the rest of the meat sauce.
  11. Topped with more cheese and parmesan cheese.
  12. Put it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  13. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
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Homemade lasagna is better than frozen ones. If you don’t finish it, you can always freeze it and reheat it later. It will still taste great. This Italian Sausage lasagna recipe is so good. Everyone has different taste, but you can easily adjust it to your taste.

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 lb Ground Italian Sausage
  • 9 Lasagna noodles
  • 1 Small onion, diced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz Tomato paste
  • 1 15 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp Basil, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste



Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

lasagna noodles

In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles, salt, and olive oil as instructed on the box. The olive oil will help the noodles from sticking to each other. When the noodles are cook, drain them.

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While the lasagna noodles are cooking diced the onion, minced the garlic and parsley.

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In another pot, cook the Italian sausage. When it is cooked add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Drain.

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Stir in the diced tomatoes, diced onions, tomato paste, 1/2 of the parsley, basil, salt, black pepper.

ricotta cheese with parsley and egg

In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Then add ricotta cheese and the rest of the parsley. Fold them together.

cheese

Now the fun part: layering!

Add cheese to the bottom of a non grease pan.

lasagna noodle

Add 3 lasagna noodles on top.

meat sauce and cheese

Add the meat sauce. Topped with cheese and parmesan cheese.

lasagna noodles

Add another layer of lasagna noodles.

ricotta cheese

Spread the ricotta cheese on top.

lasagna noodles

Add the last layer of lasagna noodles.

meat sauce

Add the rest of the meat sauce.

lasagna ready to bake

Topped with more cheese and parmesan cheese.

ready to bake lasagna

Put it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Italian Sausage Lasagna

Let it cool for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!

DIY Hershey Kisses Roses

Hershey kisses roses are perfect for Valentines Day! It is cheap and super easy to make. I got my supplies from Walmart and Dollar Tree, but you can find them at any craft stores too.

It has been forever since I made these. The last time I made them was in high school; that was ages ago. I was in a club and we made these for sale. I remember using some green stem floral wires and red/pink filler papers. The green stem floral wires are flexible so you can bend them. Instead of long stem roses, you can make short stems and turn it into pins to put on your shirt.

There are so many things that you can use to make these. I’ve seen people use:

  • clear/colored cellophane papers, plastic wraps, filler paper
  • skewers, lollipop sticks, green stem floral wires, chenille stems, floral picks

That’s a pretty good list of supplies that you can use for the wrap and stem. Time to get creative!

Materials:
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Red Filler Paper
  • Floral Picks
  • Floral Tape
  • Leaves (Optional)
  • Scissor

diy Hershey Kisses Roses filler paper


Instructions:
  1. You will need 2 Hershey Kisses. Some people like to hot glue the bottoms together, but I won’t be doing that. It’s optional.

hershey kisses

2. Cut the filler papers into 5 inch squares. It doesn’t have to be exact. Put the top of the Hershey kisses in the center.

Hershey Kisses Roses

3. Fold the wrap from the right then the left to shape the top (or vice versa).

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4. Twist the wrap down so form its shape.

Hershey Kisses Roses

5. Put the floral stick inside the wrap and start wrapping with the floral tape. When you reach a good length, add the leaf and continue wrapping down the floral pick.

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And you are done! You can tie these Hershey Kisses Roses in a ribbon…

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Or put them in a vase.

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Hope you enjoy this tutorial and get inspire to make some for Valentines Day!

Kestilos Cake Decorating Nozzle Set Review

I am so excited that I was given the opportunity to do a review on Kestilos cake decorating nozzle set. It includes 23 stainless steel Russian piping tips, 2 sphere balls, 2 couplers, and 5 bags. I got this set at a discount to do a review. All opinions are my own.

I am a self taught amateur baker. Baking is one of my hobbies and I’m still learning. I’ve been eyeing these piping tips for quite awhile now. I love seeing cakes and cupcakes that uses the Russian piping tips and sphere balls. It is truly a beautiful form of art.

Kestilos cake decorating nozzle set

The set came in this cute box that you can pull off the top. It is small enough to store it in the drawer. I’m definitely keeping the box to store my piping tips to keep it organize.

Kestilos cake decorating nozzle set

23 stainless steel Russian piping tips, 2 sphere balls, 2 couplers, and 5 bags

Kestilos cake decorating nozzle set

Top view: Some of these look similar; One has a smooth edge while the other has teeth. I’m not even sure how to use some of these. Haha. I’ll have to do some research.

I made 24 chocolate cupcakes, but I didn’t have time to go through all of the Russian piping tips. I could decorate these cupcakes all day, but I have errands to do and have to feed my husband and kids.

Below are some piping tips that I use and the outcome.

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This was my first one. Isn’t that beautiful? It was harder than I thought. It takes practice to make it perfect.

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I love this one.

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This one looks similar to the one above. The only difference is the middle part.

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I love this one too. So pretty!

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Not really sure what to do with this one, but wanted to try. Looks weird. Haha

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For this one, I wanted to show the different lengths. Looks like some plants in the water.

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Another odd one. Does it look like petals stack on each other?

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I was most excited to try this one! It was just hard to end and make the top look nice. Still need practice.

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This one is similar to the top except it has texture. I used one of the couplers to do the two colors. It’s very easy to use. It has 3 holes so you can do 2-3 colors.

cupcakes

Some of the cupcakes that I did (my husband and daughter ate some). I practiced using one of the sphere ball tip to do the rest of the cupcakes.

I love these piping tips. They make beautiful decorator. It’s just that some of them are kind of odd and I don’t know what to do with them. I’ll definitely have to research and learn more about them. Can’t wait to play with the other piping tips.

Tips:
  • Have a sturdy buttercream so it will hold its shape
  • Each one needs a different pressure and height matters
  • Push and pull up
  • I find it easier to add some buttercream on the cupcakes before piping.
  • Practice, practice, practice!

If you have more tips for me, comment below! It would be very helpful.

You can order yours here. Thanks for reading and hope you find this review helpful.

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Hot Chocolate Floats

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Hot Chocolate Floats
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir until it melts.
  2. Using a glass cup, dip the rim in the chocolate.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of swiss miss hot chocolate into the glass cup.
  4. Add hot water or milk into the cup then stir.
  5. Add 1-2 scoop of ice cream.
  6. Topped with chocolate syrup and whatever you like.
  7. Enjoy!
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Hot chocolate floats are perfect for the cold seasons. Who doesn’t like hot chocolate and ice cream? It is delicious. Super simple and easy to make. I wasn’t planning to make this, but I was craving for some. Luckily I have some ingredients to make it.

Ingredients:
  • A handful of chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Swiss Miss Hot chocolate
  • 3/4 cup boiling water or milk
  • 1-2 scoops of Ice cream, your choice
  • Chocolate syrup (Optional)
  • Whipped cream (Optional)



Instructions:

melted chocolate

In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir until it melts.

chocolate rim

Using a glass cup, dip the rim in the chocolate.

2 tbsp

Add 2 tbsp of swiss miss hot chocolate into the glass cup.

add water

Add hot water or milk into the cup then stir.

strawberry ice cream

I’m using Strawberry Ice cream.

add in ice cream

I added 1 scoop of ice cream.

hot chocolate floats

Topped with chocolate syrup and whatever you like. I kind of wish I had some whipped cream. Maybe next time. =)

The ice cream helps cool down the hot chocolate really fast so you can just drink from the cup. You can use a spoon to eat the ice cream too. Just don’t make a mess.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!