Pineapple & Cucumber Salsa

I made this salsa a while ago and it was a hit!

It was pineapple, cucumber, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, salt.

Chopped up and mixed together, it only got better in the fridge overnight. We tried to eat in on chips but actually ended up liking it as more a side. It would be great topping a fish taco. Maybe that’ll be tomorrow’s dinner :]

Hope you try it and enjoy! I promise it’s delicious!

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Easter Cake

My class had a bake sale the Friday before Easter to support a classmate who had a family tragedy recently. So I, of course, had to make a cake.

I took a basic vanilla bundt cake and some melted, dyed almond bark, malt eggs, and peeps.

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It turned out great! Super easy and it looks fantastic :]

I had fun flicking the almond bark over it and my entire kitchen too.

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Nutella Brownies

I made these brownies about a week ago now and they were the most amazing things ever! Warm, gooey, chocolatey, browniey, and delicious.

The Nutella flavor isn’t predominant but I could tell it was there.

The recipe:
1 cup of butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs cold coffee
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
Optional: 10 ounces of chocolate chips

Melt the butter, stir in everything else. Dump into a greased 9×13 and bake for 30 minutes at 325 🙂

Easy peasy!

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Homemade Burger Buns

I’ve tried lately to not buy any bread products from the store. It has been very successful, I’m proud to say. I’ve started buying costco sized bags of flour. I love baking bread and the smell of fresh bread in the oven. These buns were soft and fluffy. They held up pretty well to the hamburgers we ate with them, tonight’s challenge is for them to hold up to sloppy joe’s.

The recipe:
2 Tbs active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar (I only used a tablespoon or so because I thought that was a bit much.)
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
3-3.5 cups flour

Preheat the oven to 425.
If you want to add the yeast and water and sugar, let it proof and that fun stuff have at it. I dump it all together mix it up and call it good. Mix for about 5 minutes, divide into 12 pieces (I did ten and they were good sized but not huge.) Place on a greased cookie sheet and rest for ten minutes. Bake for 8-12 minutes.

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