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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Are parchment paper sheets good for baking?

Msphebs reached out to me and asked if I was interested in trying their non-stick, pre-cut, unbleached parchment paper sheets and I agreed!

The sheets come 120 per package, are easy to use and truly are non-stick! I love using them. They saved me time by allowing me to easily line my cookie sheets and baking dishes. Clean up was a breeze and now I am hooked.

To take a look at the parchment sheets, click here. Be sure to enter the code fierywhisk by December 25th, 2019 for a 10% discount on your order!

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving punch recipe

Ready to serve up punch that will have your guests begging for the recipe? This punch is flavorful, tasty and super simple to put together.

Thanksgiving punch recipe

  • 2 liters of Sprite or Ginger Ale
  • 1 large can pineapple juice
  • 1/2 gallon of Sherbet, any flavor
Combine soda and juice into punch bowl.
Add Sherbet. Serve right away.

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Lemon water: drink it

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Best EVER Sweet Potato Casserole

photo: google images
I know, I know, you see the title, "Best ever sweet potato casserole" all over the internet. But, I can not tell a lie. This is truly the best I have ever had! I make the same exact recipe every year...I never deviate.

I am a firm believer in Boston Markets sweet potato casserole...but this one I love just a smidge more!

Now, here is the question of the this a side or a dessert? It is a great debate. I is a sweet side, so enjoy with dinner!

Best EVER Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups crushed corn flake cereal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup pecan bits
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

Boil potatoes until tender (or used canned sweet potatoes).
Preheat oven to 400*.
Spray 9x13 baking dish with butter spray.
In an extra large bowl, mash up potatoes then add the remaining casserole ingredients.
Mix together well and pour into prepared baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients.
Spread topping over casserole.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes...until bubbly.

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Thanksgiving punch recipe

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Thanksgiving side dish: balsamic roasted brussels sprouts

Photo taken from Food Network
My mother-in-law makes this recipe and every time I just can't get enough. I could eat these sprouts as the main dish!

The salt and zestfulness form the balsamic adds amazing flavor to an otherwise not so tasty vegetable. The edges of the sprouts get toasty and a touch blackened which is my favorite part.

Roasted balsamic brussels sprouts

  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 375*.
Line baking sheet with no-stick foil.
Trim brussels sprouts by removing any dry leaves and cutting off bottoms, then slice lengthwise.
Toss sprouts in olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper to coat.
Place sprouts on baking sheet.
Roast for 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove and taste. You can add additional seasonings or balsamic if desired.

A few more Turkey Day recipes:

Easy stuffing recipe

Tender turkey breast recipe

Green bean casserole recipe

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thanksgiving stuffing: Easy stove top recipe

If you are looking for a buttery, rich stuffing recipe that does not contain meat, here you go! I make this every year and it is my absolute favorite stuffing.

Stuff your bird? No problem... make this then stuff it! Enjoy meat in your stuffing, no problem there either, fry up sausage and add it to this recipe.

Homemade Stove-top stuffing
  • 1, 8 ounce bag of stuffing
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • Optional
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped

Saute celery and onion in 1 stick of butter.
Add stock and bring to a boil.
Add stuffing and toss lightly.Add remaining 1/2 stick of butter to stuffing and allow it to melt while stirring.

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Green bean casserole recipe

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Coquito recipe

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Thanksgiving turkey: Tender turkey breast recipe

photos edited from Google images
Here is a the moistest turkey breast recipe you will ever come across. I make this all year through and always on Turkey Day!

We prefer the white meat of the bird, so this is perfect for us. Slice this up right in the crockpot and allow it to sit in the juice for as long as you like...just as long as you keep the crockpot on the warm setting after the meat has finished cooking.

Tender turkey breast recipe

  • 1 turkey breast, defrosted
  • 1 can of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Set crockpot on high setting.
Mix all seasonings together on a paper plate. Set aside.
Coat turkey breast with olive oil.
Coat prepared turkey breast with seasoning mixture.
Place turkey breast into crockpot.
Pour broth into bottom of crockpot.
Bake for 4 hours on high.
Switch setting to low and cook for 2 more hours.
Slice turkey in crockpot to allow it to absorb all the juice and broth.
Serve when ready.

More Thanksgiving recipes:

Thanksgiving morning pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing recipe 

Pecan pie recipe

Crunch and cheesy green bean casserole recipe

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Poke Burri Raleigh, NC review

Last weekend, my husband and myself went to Poke Burri, in Raleigh, NC. We did not know what to expect, as the restaurant was referred to me by a colleague.

First, we made our way to: 6613 Falls of Neuse Rd, at Falls Village

Upon entering we were greeted in a friendly and helpful manor by the staff. It took a few minutes, but, we finally decided on several items we wanted to order at the counter. We then, took a seat.

We decided on:

Spicy tuna nachos

Shrimp Tempura Super Crunch

And... Uncle Iroh

Not only did the food look beautiful and appetizing, it tasted delicious! And honestly, delicious in an understatement. Each dish had a flavor of its own. The spicy tuna was just that, spicy, but not in a burn your lips off kinda way. The tempura super crunch had amazing textures as well as flavors in every bite. The Uncle Iroh included a peanut sauce that had us going in for more...until every bite was eaten.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Poke Burri a 10 for flavor and visual appeal.

Put it this way... 2 days after my initial visit, I went back for more! 

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