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Friday, June 29, 2012

Baked Potato Skins

Hey followers,

So the other day I was watching Paula Dean on The Food Network. Personally I don't usually watch The Food Network. But in the past two weeks my cousin has been watching it non-stop... so basically I was forced to watch it.

She was baking Potato skins. I have had them once from the grocery store already made just to be heated up. They were amazing. So I figured that if I made my own they would be even better.

And they were.

Thank God they were because I burnt my fingers twice in the process... It happens!

Especially when your as clumsy as me...

Well anyway here is the recipe! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!

Happy Eating!!

Baked Potato Skins
Potatoes, baked
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Shredded cheddar cheese 
Sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 inch shell. Place potato skins on a greased baking sheet.
2. Combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper; Brush over both sides of skins. Bake for 7 minutes; turn. Bake until crisp, about 7 more minutes. 
3. Sprinkle bacon and cheese inside the skins. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream. Serve immediately. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coconut Swirl Brownies

Heyy people,

So the other night my cousin (Brooke at and I decided we wanted to pull off an all-nighter.

Nope. That didn't turn out the way we hoped. Asleep at 1:00 A.M. Um... yes.
Anyways, it was about 11 P.M. and we felt like we wanted to bake! As I was going through a cookbook these delicious Coconut Swirl Brownies caught my eye! My cousin on the other hand baked some yummy cherry cake pops....

I only ate about 3 of her cake pops.

HA! Just kidding I ate all of them....

So once these amazing brownies were finished, I ate them!

Even though I wasn't supposed too...shhhh!!

They were mouth-watering and extraordinary!!

I was going to bake something new next but my family loved them so much I have to make them again. Gosh, I am such a kind person to make them again for them. So much work.

Here you go! Enjoy and happy eating! 

Coconut Swirl Brownies
Brownie Ingredients:
6 oz semisweet baking chocolate
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
3/4 cup all purpose flour

Coconut Swirl Filling ingredients:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 egg
3/4 cup flaked coconut

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; Spray foil with cooking spray.
2. In 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups sugar, the vanilla and salt. Add 4 eggs , one at a time, stirring with whisk until blended. Spread batter in pan.
3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Beat in coconut extract and 1 egg until blended. Stir in coconut. Drop mixtures by table spoonfuls into batter, placing each spoonful in different places; Swirl coconut mixture through brownie with knife for marbled design.
4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Use foil to lift out of pan. Cut 5 rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Friday, June 22, 2012


Hey there bloggers,

I have decided I wanted to share all of my cooking and baking successes with you!!

You should probably know right off the bat that I am a bottomless pit!! I eat a ton. Way too much to be even near normal! So this should be easy. Just bake the food, take a picture or two, then blog about the food with the recipes and a back story, then...DIG IN!!

I can already tell this is just going to be just the greatest experience for me!

The good thing for me is that I am a gymnast. So I can eat a lot without gaining pretty much any weight at all because I work out 5 days a week! Also I got the fast metabolism from my Dad, So...

Life is good!!

Honestly I have no idea how I could live without being able to eat like an elephant everyday!!

Okay I guess I should stop blabbering over here in lala land and get to what this message is all about. My blog. On my blog i will be posting recipes and pictures of the food I cook and bake. Also I will add a back story to that post as well. And lastly knowing me there will probably be a few posts about my basic life...that is if it's even interesting at the moment.

Well anyways,
                         Happy eating!!  ~Chloe