Check out this AMAZING European Lamborghini Police Cruiser!

Named after fighting bulls, the Gallardo Police car in Europe is AMAZING!  Imagine cruising in one of these…

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This is NOT my photo, check out the pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjd/8858970205/

My kids were doing a project and of course my boys stumbled upon this and it is AWESOME to them!  They thought you would enjoy their find Gma & Gpa!  Even better is they are being replaced by the new Hurricane or “HURACAN”, can you imagine driving that?  So here it is!  Okay here back to work!

AKA #adayinthelifewithmechanics drool post! 😉

Have an awesome day!

 

 

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe (half it or it will be large enough for a large pizza or cookie sheet when flattened)

Baked flattened cookie dough onto a medium pizza pan.  Let cool before adding the following:

MIX:

1 Pkg (8oz) of cream cheese

1/4 Cup Suar

1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat and whip mixture smooth.  Spread over crust.

ADD:

Favorite fruits.  Assortment. We prefer banana, kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries.  Use your family favorites and in season fruit.

Enjoy!

 

French Silk Pie

Sweet creamy chocolate silk pie is SO delicious, nummy!  This will complete any dessert table.  However, my French Chocolate Silk Pie recipe is made with raw eggs and uncooked eggs, which is not recommended for pregnant women, elderly and children.  We make this in our home and wanted to share a great recipe but if you’re looking for a recipe without the hassle of serving raw eggs check out another wonderful recipe of mine:

French Silk Pie

Get out your mixing bowl…

 

Cream butter and bakers sugar.

Blend in cocoa and vanilla.

Add on egg, then whip for 5 minutes until fluffy, do the same with the remaining 3 eggs.  Slowly adding one at a time and whipping.  Whip until fluffy.

French Chocolate Silk Pie

1 Cup Butter

1 1/2 Cups White Bakers Sugar (finer than regular white sugar)

7 Tbl Unsweetened Cocoa

2 tsp Vanilla extract

1/2 tsp Almond extract

4 eggs

1 baked flaky pie crust

 Enjoy!  Feel free to comment & share your pie pictures!  Nummy!

DIY Mouth Watering Buttermilk Biscuits

Mouth Watering Biscuits

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Cut in Crisco.  When coarse, then add milk and stir with fork then form a ball

On a lightly floured surface place a ball of dough.  Knead 10X to mix in shortening.  Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut round biscuits out with cutter or a floured mason jar will do the job as well.

Biscuits

2 Cups of sifted Flour

3 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp salt

1/3 Cup of Crisco

3/4 Cup Milk

 

Grandma’s Molasses Fruitcake!

Grandma’s Molasses Fruitcake

Delicious fruitcake sweetly enjoyed by family & friends!

2 Oranges

1 Cup of Molasses

15 oz raisins

8 oz dates

Place in Blender.  Chop well then bring to a boil on stove top.  Simmer 5-10 minutes.  Set aside.

Beat following ingredients in a separate bowl then add to creamed mixture alternating with the OJ.

32 oz glace fruit mix

1 1/4 Cup granulated sugar

1 Cup Butter

6 eggs

3 Cups Flour

1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Nutmeg

1/2 tsp. Allspice

1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves

1 Cup orange juice

2 Cups of nuts

Powdered Sugar

Stir in Nuts to batter then divide into pans.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Makes 1 bundt cake pan, and 2 dzn cupcakes or 8 mini loaves.  Bake at 300 degrees

 

Sweet Cocoa Fudge

After taking a nice vacation this past summer, my boys had a knack for making fudge.  We located this little shop and watched a seasoned woman making homemade fudge.  All sorts of flavors, and delicious concoctions for even for the “not- a- fudge- lover” like myself.  Admittedly, she made this amazingly sour fudge, that left a melting sweet & sour smooth fudge melting in your mouth.  Delicious!  We make just about everything homemade, simply because we like it that way and it’s fun to do it together!  Fudge; however, we have made a few times, but the kids wanted to learn how to make their own concoctions.  So we started with this simple recipe.  We’ll share more about our fudge experimenting later.

  This is a rich, sweet chocolate fudge treat.

Sweet Cocoa Fudge

3 Cups of Sugar

2/3 Cup Cocoa

1/8 tsp. salt

1 1/2 Cups Milk

1/4 Cup Butter

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

(Optional to add nuts- 1 Cup of chopped nuts- walnuts is our favorite)

Foil a pan, in a heavy saucepan stir sugar, cocoa, milk and salt.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  When at a full rolling boil DO NOT until 234 degrees F or until syrup like.  (If you do not have a candy thermometer no worries.  Take a drop on a spoon and drop into cold water- a ball should form.)  Then remove from heat add butter and vanilla.  DO NOT STIR!  Cool to 110 degrees F.  Then beat with a wooden spoon to thicken evenly.  As it begins to loose its gloss, prepare pan.**  Pour into pan.  Cool.  Then cut into small squares.  makes app. 36 pieces of fudge or 1 3/4lb.

**Optional- add 1 cup of nuts into prepared pan (walnuts, pecans or almonds work great).

 

Hot Caramel Apple Pie

What are you favorite fall foods?  Fresh baked pumpkin pies, homemade applesauce, baked squash and oven roasted chicken.  Turkey with all trimmings, sweet potato pie.  Nummm… it’s almost dinner and I should not be writing this.  However, this is such a delicious recipe I could not keep it hidden.  Now if you know us we do pies, but I love one dish deserts for a crowd too.  Altering my pie recipes to a 9X13 makes super snappy to throw together for a large family and any kind of social event.

Momma’s Hot Caramel Apple Pie

First you need your bowl…

To your bowl add 1 Cup of Sugar, 2 Tbl of cornstarch and 2tsp of pumpkin pie spice.

Stir and mix with fork.

Then peel about a dozen apples…

We use one of these… but a good ‘ol fashioned knife will work. 😉

 Mix apples into sugar mixture until the apples are evenly coated.  Once evenly coated place on top of the crust placed in the 9X13 pan.  Sprinkle lemon juice and almond extract over top of the apples in pan.

In a clean bowl place 1 cup of flour and 2/3 cup of brown sugar.

Cut in 1/2 Cup of butter into your flour/ sugar mixture.  Once mixture is crumbly, sprinkle over top of the apples.

Then take your caramel mixture and drizzle over the top of your “pie” in a cake pan.  Place in oven at 400* for approximately 1 hour.

Serves best hot with Vanilla ice cream.  Delish!

 

applepie

1 double crust-unbaked pie crust rolled out into (1) 9X13 pan

1 C. of sugar

2 tsps. pumpkin pie spice

2 Tbl. cornstarch

5-6 apples peeled and sliced thin

2 Tbl. lemon juice

2 tsp. almond extract

3 Tbls. caramel (prepared or jar sauce)

1 C. flour (wheat works fine)

2/3 C. brown sugar

1/2 C. butter

 

Happy Waffle Day!!!

Who does not love waffles?  In honor of waffle day, here is a recipe for waffles!!! 

First: beat 2 eggs with 2 Tablespoons of Sugar.  Mix in 1 & 3/4 Cups Milk or buttermilk.  Stir in 1/2 Cup of Oil.  Mix well.  Then whip in 1 teaspoon of vanilla, dash or salt and add in 4 teaspoons of Baking Powder.  Fold in 2 Cups of flour.  Stir and mix until batter is smooth.  Whip to create a light and fluffy batter for delicious waffles.   Add batter into hot greased waffle iron.  Cook until brown.  Best served hot.

Serve with butter and maple syrup, cool whip and fruit, powder sugar dusting OR with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top!  Enjoy for breakfast or anytime of the day!  Add toppings to make great desserts as well!  (Ice Creams, marmalades, drizzles, candy sprinkles, etc.)

happywaffleday

 

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a hit at any gathering.  We especially enjoy this wonderful dish at virtually any pot luck or get- together!  It is a wonderful filler side dish that goes great with any main course.  Here is this fantastic recipe:

Green Bean Casserole

Mix all ingredients together and place in 3 quart baking dish.  Then stir in 1/2 of the french fried onions.  Save remaining onions for last 5 minutes of baking.

2- 10.75 oz cans of cream of mushroom soup

1 Cup of Half and half

4 Cans of French Style Green beans

(or 8 Cups of fresh cooked beans is best)

*Save remaining onions for last 5 minutes of baking*

XLarge Can of French Fried onions

Bake in 3 Qt. dish for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  Don’t forget to top with the remaining saved french fried onions.