If you haven't noticed lately, I have a thing for buns :-)
Cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, bacon, bacon with a hit of cayenne...you name it, I'll try it. I recently posted the apple filled buns from a previous Secret Recipe Club post. No surprise that today's post, also another Secret Recipe Club post is also a bun of another type. Today there will be no pretty white frosting topping these buns. These buns don't need it to be sexy.
The big news today is that we are moving! If you follow my Facebook page you may already know this as I announced it last week there. We finally were able to find a home that suited both Grumpy and me and met our most important criteria. Our "scheduled" closing date is December 16 and hopefully all goes well and we actually close on that date. We'll know better after the inspections are done this week. The one thing I can say is that it doesn't seem real.
Today its Grumpy's turn. I've already have my Rudy lovin' this morning but now that Grumpy is up and in his recliner with his warm, fuzzy blanket, Rudy is ready to cozy up to his daddy. A chilly Sunday morning with Rotten Rudy Rut-ton. :)
You will be seeing a few changes around here. As life changes, I have felt the need to update my look a little. The change that is here now is temporary (at least I think!). My main header photo is slightly outdated now and I will be working of figuring out what I want to do to obtain a look that I want. My blog is still food and family related and will always be such. I'm welcome to suggestions and opinions, so feel free to email me with them! My contact information is included in the link above (Contact/Disclosure).
A few weeks ago, after I posted my Maple Meyer Bourbon Shooters, I received an email from the Frieda's Specialty Produce Rep (Oakley) who had originally contacted me about sending me coupons to try their produce. He wanted to know if they could send me some of their produce to thank me for my post I did. In an earlier conversation I had told Oakley that I had found limited produce of their brand at my local ShopRite, so, of course, I told him please do :)
Welcome to my new segment called Sunday Morning with Rudy. Most of you who follow me on my Facebook page see a lot of photos of my Rotten Rudy Rut-ton. He is the biggest lover out there and he is his mommy's boy (for the most part). He's always doing silly things like eating things he shouldn't (the shiny purple stars from my balloon weight), playing with things that are not toys (like the little ceramic ghost display), and crawling under things (like our scatter rug). This morning I was sitting in my reclining love seat with my feet up and blanket cover. He went to the foot of the loveseat and crawled up under the blanket and came up to my face under the blanket so he could rub and purr and love his mommy. :)
I love my Sunday Morning's with Rudy Rutton :)
*fact about Rudy - he is called Rotten Rudy Rut-ton because:
1. He is spoiled rotten
2. Rut-ton is hyphenated because that is how people who do not know us pronounce our name. If you don't know us, our name is pronounced with a long u after the r and short a after the t! ... Ruttan :)
This is a total family favorite recipe. I remember the year I first had this stuffing. Mom never made it another way after that. What I love most about it is the mushrooms! Yummy! Back in the beginning, Mom would use canned mushrooms (maybe she still does, I'm not sure - haven't had hers in a while now). When I make this however, I always saute fresh mushrooms to mix in. Makes this stuffing divine!
Sometimes you just gotta have a cinnamon bun. I'm pretty sure that is what went through my mom's head when I showed her my recent issue of Allrecipes.com magazine and the photo of the Clone of A Cinnabon. It was about 8:30 pm on Saturday night. There was nothing interesting on tv so Dad sat there with the tv on mute, I sat there looking at my magazine, and mom was in her rocking chair snoozing (just a little tiny snooze) ;)
I never really got the Limoncello hype. Probably because I had never had it before. Then, I found some Frieda's Meyer Lemons at our local Shop-Rite and after asking fans on my facebook page, I decided to try my hand at making some of my own. Thank you to a co-worker Jessica who suggested this or I probably would have never tried it! I love the lovely yellow color and aren't the limoncello glasses absolutely adorable? I found those at Marshall's for only 4.99 for the set of 3. I can always count on finding some great kitchen/bar finds at Marshall's!
I was recently contacted by Ziplist about adding their absolutely awesome feature to my blog. I had heard about Ziplist but never really used it. After I was contacted, I created an account and played with it some. I have to tell you that I am loving it! Let me tell you more about it as I show you screen shots of how it works.