Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stuffed Puffed Pastries


Yet another Christmas is coming to an end. Almost. We have one more get together this weekend. In my head I feel like things will settle down then, however we have New Years and my dad’s birthday before the festivities will actually be over. Long story short, I have all kinds of recipes to share with you right now!


These Avocado, Cream Cheese and Salsa Puffed Pastries were a hit! Next time I think I’ll let them cook a little longer, but I was so worried they would burn and I didn’t want to the the chance. I’m also interested in how they would be if you used wonton or egg roll wrappers in lieu of the puff pastry. If you try that out, let me know how they turn out.


I really liked how quickly these came together! I’ll be honest I just spooned the avocado, cream cheese and salsa onto each square without measuring. Whatever looked good seemed to work out just fine. The only thing I didn’t like was that my salsa was naturally a little too wet and leaked from a few of the pastries. Next time I think I’ll use my little mesh strainer or even a fork to add the salsa so it’s a little drier.



Aside from not measuring, I followed the original recipe pretty closely and it can be found here at Averie Cooks.

So if you celebrate Christmas, I hoped you enjoyed it! Here are a few picture of my favorite things.



The weather was terrible and we had to get a tree so this is our $20.00 purchase from Tractor Supply! Not bad huh? My kids decorated our cookies, clearly they love sprinkles. Also our Elf, George was a hit and will be missed very much.
Although I got loads of cool gifts, I’m happy to share that I got this…

Also I’m hoping that this gift will help with all the holiday indulging!

Do you have one of these gadgets? I haven’t used my Nike band yet but I’m hoping it is as neat as it looks!!


French Fries?


Normally, I’m a sweet potato kinda gal. Either making my own or buying some of those fantastic Alexia Sweet Potato Fries. Don’t even get me started on their Waffle Cut Sweet Potato fries! But when I saw this pin on Pinterest I knew I had to tries these fries out!!

So I did…and they were great! Should I feel guilty? All that melty cheese and crispy bacon. 5% of me says yes but the rest screams no! Comparing the quality of the ingredients I used and the control of portion size, I’m gonna let the one slide.


Speaking of letting things slide, where have I been?? I was a bit surprised with myself when I realized I haven’t posted a thing since November! Yipes! I think about my blog all the time and things I want to post so…well I can’t think of a good reason other than I’ve been busy with enjoying my family and my work. Right now, I’m ok with that.
I have been thinking though, the New Year is approaching, are you going to have a resolution? Normally, I really don’t but this year I actually believe I do! Part of it is to spend more quality time with my blog (even if that is five minutes more 😉 ). The other I will share at the start of the New Year!
Until then, try out these fries! I think they would actually be very nice with sweet potatoes too!


Original recipe can be found at Baked Bree or by clicking here. Yes, I know her fries look way pretty!