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My great cooking experiment and easy recipe

Do you remember I posted that I was determined to become a better cook this year? Maybe you don’t, anyway it’s a “thing” for me this year.

I have always felt like I wasn’t a good cook. Maybe that’s because my family, (not my husband though) have kind of teased me over the years about it. They may not have meant it but I took it seriously. And even if they didn’t, I was always nervous about having people over for dinner because I’ve felt so inadequate in this skill.

It’s kind of strange because I’m pretty confident with a lot of other skills. But this one has been my “Haman”. (I’ll explain that in a future post.)

Because this has been a  l-o-o-o-o-ng winter and an even longer pre-spring, I’ve been “DVRing” a lot of cooking shows. I like Giada, Pioneer Woman, The Kitchen, and Patricia Yearwood’s show. Even if the chefs cook something I’m not the least bit interested in, I watch them and hang on their every word. Even though I don’t generally watch Martha Stewart’s cooking show (just because it’s only on once a week and I forget about it), I did watch it recently and learned a whole new way to cook potatoes, about potatoes in general, (I didn’t know the subject of potatoes was so complex.) and a new way to make scalloped potatoes.

I watched The Kitchen and they featured tw0-ingredient recipes. I’ve had puff pastry frozen in the ‘frig for weeks and was looking for the perfect recipe to get my cooking fingers initiated. When they demonstrated this recipe, I was hooked. Easy peasy.

Click on the picture for the recipe.

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These are so ridiculously easy I shouldn’t even pat myself on the back, but I am. I was just kind of worried about the puff pastry as I’ve never used them before and everyone said they were tricky to work with. I shouldn’t have listened.

Here’s mine.

First of all, right after baking. As you can see, mine aren’t quite as browned, nor do they have as much cinnamon-sugar in them. But that’s an easy fix. I was very pleased and they were delicious. During the show, one of the hosts suggested that a jam would be good too. I think you could also add some very finely chopped nuts to the cinnamon-sugar.

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Look at all those flaky layers.

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Can you tell I’m experimenting with photography? I still haven’t found a camera but I have found a number of new phone apps that are really good. I’ve decided that as much as possible I want to use my phone because I can directly download to WP.

What do you think? Am I getting better?

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Give this recipe a try. I think you will like them.

God bless and have a great day.

4 replies »

  1. No problem! 🙂 I know that some blogs have it set so that comments with multiple links to go to moderation, so I assumed that’s what happened… but if yours isn’t set that way, that is odd.

    Also, just so you know, your comments are not showing up in my notifications for some reason. I just checked the post itself to see if you had replied. Same with the comments on your camera search post; I just checked every once in a while to see if you had replied. So weird. Wonder if there is a connection…?

  2. Hey, thanks. And thanks for letting me know about the comment you made. I will check it out. I don’t have that setting for comments sod I’m wondering why it showed up that way. Can’t wait to read it.

  3. Yes – I actually thought you bought a camera! Great photos for a phone! 🙂 And yummy looking pastries! <3

    P.S.: I don't know if you saw, but I did reply to your comment on your "camera" post – it says it is awaiting moderation. 😉