Life Tastes So Good

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Fire Cracker Eggs.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

― Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

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Happy Fourth of July here are some random facts about me:

1.  I’ve been to more countries than I have been in states of the US.

2. I sang in choir for years and years, and to this day enjoy singing when stressed.

3. Today is my wedding anniversary. Married my best friend 4 years ago. Before I got married I had never made a meatloaf, pot roast, chicken ‘n dumplings or deviled eggs. No really. I never had.

4. I have a pit bull named Karma. She thinks she’s a lap dog. She’s so scary my two year old tries to ride her like a horse. Ha.

5. I’ve lived on 3 sides of the same main street. Sheesh I really need to explore more.

6. I love cheese. I get made fun of all the time because I like it so much.

7. The main issue about number 6 is that I am also Lactose Intolerant. Boooo.

8. I have two kids. Alex, and Emily and two step kids Ryan and Hannah. I had Alex with an epidural and Emily all natural. Go with the epidural.

9. In high school I got made fun of for not understanding the phrase “your tires are going bald”. I’ve never had to talk about tires in English before so I had no idea what they were talking about.

10. I have a nail polish addiction. I just woke up from having a nail polish dream. Yes I have an issue but it’s cheaper than getting my nails done every week or few days since that’s how often I change my polish.

PS – I hope you enjoy these eggs. It goes with number 3. You can dye the eggs for any holiday. Just use colors that fit the occasion.

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Fire Cracker (deviled) Eggs

What you will need:

Eggs, I used only 3 but you can double or triple the recipe if needed.

1 Tsp. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (it’s what I used)

 Pickled Jalapeños

2 1/2 Tsp. Greek Yogurt OR Mayo

Cayenne powder and black pepper

What to do:

Let’s not over complicate this y’all.

Make hard boiled eggs. Cool for about 15 minutes. Crack ’em, peel ’em. Slice each egg in half (as pictured). Scoop out “yolks” into a bowl. Wash off the “whites” to remove any yolk stuck to them. Place each egg white into bowls with water and food coloring, the more food coloring and the longer you let them sit the better and darker the colors will look. (Mine sat for 30-40 minutes.)  It’s a matter of preference when it comes to how light or dark to color the eggs. Don’t worry it doesn’t make the eggs taste funny.

While the whites are dying, we can make the filling. Cut up a jalapeño into small tiny cubes. You can add more than one if you want more spice. Add jalapeños into the bowl with the yolks. Now add the mayo and hot sauce and mash with a fork until smooth.  You can add more hot sauce but take caution to reduce mayo accordingly so your filling isn’t too thin.

Once the whites are to desired color let them “drain” on a paper towel for a few moments  remove any access water.

Once dry scoop filling into each hole in each white. Sprinkle lightly with Cayenne powder and black pepper. Serve.

Enjoy!

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S’mores Cake Bites

Ah,  summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell  Baker

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It’s officially summer, at least my calendar says so, take a look on June 21st, it’s summer y’all and it’s hot. Now most haven’t had a warm Texas summer in their lifetime but you’re not missing much. You know the leather seats so hot you get third degree burns or the fact that you will only do yard work at 6:30 to 7:00 pm ’cause that’s when it finally starts to cool down. Cool down meaning 90s. Yea that kind of summer.

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My kids are really at this point to little to enjoy to many summer things with the heat. If you let two toddlers run around and get hot outside all you’re left with is two hot cranky toddlers. Needless to say we stay inside for the most part. This weekend we took our little monsters to go see the new Monster’s University movie. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. This was our first movie with our kids. I was terrified my kid was going to be that one that screams and yelling and over all just won’t shut up. Much to my surprise both of my kids behaved fairly well. After the movies I wanted to continue our summer fun with S’mores. Although I trust my toddlers with a few things, eating, not killing each other, not blowing up the house, ect, I don’t trust them around fire. Not sure why it looks so fun to go play in but fire was out of the picture for my S’mores. These require no fire. Safety first kids.

I made the cake “part” when the kids were napping and the rest they helped me make.

These taste great but do not store well and they are messy so strip your kid grab a S’more Cake and make some summer memories.

For the cakes I used this recipe. I made no changes.

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What you will need:

FOR THE FILLING:

Two large cans of Marshmallow Fluff

1 C Chocolate chunks or mini chocolate chips

1 1/2 Crushed Graham Crackers

Water

What To Do:

Basically, get all the fluff into a bowl, its a work out.

Add 3 Tbsp. of water, and mix.

Add in chocolate chunks.

Add in Graham Crackers.

DONE!

(PS- if you’re not into baking that’s cool, this makes a great dip as well, show up to the table with this plus additional crackers for dipping, its a winner.)

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