Cooking cornbread & mixing up dressing in my Vintage Pyrex Primary Yellow 404

I knew I wasn’t making enough dressing for thanksgiving even though I doubled my cornbread batch, next time I’ll be sure to multiply it by 4. My husband wanted more dressing so this Sunday I made up another batch.   This was great because I wanted to make sure we finished up all the leftovers.   We did get a break on Saturday because I made tacos.  Trust me if I hadn’t mixed the taco meal in, they definitely wouldn’t have jumped for joy over Sunday’s dinner. 

Y’all know I’m a pyrex junkie.  I absolutely love my pyrex.   The best part about loving my pyrex,  I use my pyrex. Faithfully.   While mixing up my batch of cornbread in the mixing bowl I wanted to try cooking in it too.

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Since this was my first time I did pour the cornbread mix into another bowl.  Which was my primary yellow 404.  I mixed it in the 404 Spring Blossom and with it being one of my favorites I didn’t want to risk it.  So, I poured it in my yellow primary and popped it in the oven on 350°.

Since I didn’t set a timer I can’t tell you how long it cooked.  What I did do was…  after browning I used a skewer to poke it in the center to test it.

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The skewer came out clean and I allowed it to cool before mixing up my dressing.  The coolest part about this was after the cornbread cooled, I didn’t have to get another mixing bowl.  I mixed it in the same bowl after crumbling up the cornbread.

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This was so easy!

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Once everything was mixed I poured it into another pyrex dish to place in the oven.

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I have no idea why no haven’t don’t this before.   All of the Vintage pyrex dishes are made out of the same material.  However,  I associated mixing bowl for mixing and casserole with oven.  Hmmm… I may be making cornbread again tomorrow ;).

Do you have any pyrex mixing bowls and if so, have you used them in the oven?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Taking my Le Creuset for a test drive on egg shells

Finally had a chance to take this baby for a spin.  Sunday I made game day food and used my Le Creuset stock pot to boil eggs for deviled eggs. 

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There are two things that I’ve always either had a hard time cooking or just cared less.  Well, maybe three…rice, pancakes and boiled eggs.  Some days I boil eggs and they peel with ease and there’s the other days… those days no matter how cold the water is after they’ve boiled, those suckers just won’t peel correctly. 

Well, all while boiling these eggs I was wondering… should I be boiling eggs.in this pot?  The water took some time to boil… will I have trouble peeling them like I did the other day?

To my surprise…

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These eggs peeled like butta.  After turning the water off I may have waited 5 minutes before running cold water on them.  Not sure if that was the reason they peeled easily after running cold water on them, but I was so excited!  Lame? Maybe, but when you’re in the process of making deviled eggs… and the eggs peel smoothly? I’m good.

If anything changes the next time I boil eggs in this pot I’d be sure to let you know.  However, if I continue to get these results, we’ll leave it at I’m a happy egg boiling mama. 

Before I go let me tease you with our game day food.

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My kid’s favorite homemade fishsticks.

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My favorite… deviled eggs.

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And a few finger poppers. Oh, made my husband’s favorite scalloped potatoes.  Loaded Scalloped Potatoes to be exact and Ice Tea.

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Are you hungry now?  Did you make any special dishes for game day?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Panic attacks & therapy for my soul

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Panic Attack
Just imagine my face the other day when I’m trying to upload a picture to Instagram and I see this screen.

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My first initial reaction was to panic, then I got a hold of myself, turned off the phone and removed the battery. After putting the battery back in and turning on the phone, the problem was resolved. Woop! Woop!

Around Me
Last week I went to Indiana the next state over, which is literally a hop, skip and a jump from me. Had a little time to waste and needed to know what was around me…..

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I installed the around me app and was able to see what was in the nearby area. Found a nice consignment shop and went to see what they had in store. I’ve used this app before on other phones and I usually install it as needed in order to not take up too much space on my phone.

Over Indulging

When I say over indulging… I mean overdosing. I’ve been overdosing on Pinterest. Searching vintage cookware pins, vintage pyrex, corningware and everything else that my grandmother couldn’t pay me to take of hers a year ago.

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See my little modest vintage cookware collection. If anyone asks what will I do with all of that? I’ll reply, “the same thing you do with more than 1 pair of shoes in your closet!” Guess I told them!

Lately everything I see associated with my childhood, my grandmother or mom’s cooking utensils, has so much sentimental value. All the memories flood my mind…and I can’t help reminisce.

One thing I did receive from my grandmother a few years was an afghan from her mother and we’re not sure if she made it or if it was given to her. My great grandmother passed in 1979 and that was when my grandmother inherited the afghan.
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Now, I have this treasure and it’s possibly older than me or as old as me. Well, I search Pinterest looking for similar patterns hoping to get some history. Nothing yet, but I have seen similar colors. As well as, searching the vintage cookware. I have boards for it.

That’s the FUN I’ve been having with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 lately. Actually I think it would be considered more of a therapy for my soul. Do you use your smartphone to research?

Nicole

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Cooking Channel: My favorite Dominicks Store

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About a month ago I participated in a challenge using some International products from Dominicks. A few of the items I wasn’t able to find at our local store so, after speaking to a manager he told me about the Dominicks in Palos Heights. He told me that they had a section dedicated to International products. When I went to the store I immediately was sidetracked by some home decor in their floral section.

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I loved their International section because everything was in one area and the shelving units were low. You know how some things can be overwhelming? However, I didn’t feel that way in this section because of the way things were set up.

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Yesterday I went back to try out some new products or ingredients that I maybe haven’t tried before, but of course my first stop was the floral section.

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A picked up a few items, but what I was mostly excited to get were the eggroll wraps that I had been looking all over for. Let’s see what I come up with. Do you have a particular store that you enjoy visiting for specific reasons?

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This is not a sponsored post and all thoughts are my own and spent with my money 😉

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Ain’t Ya Mama On A Pancake Box?

Who’s Ya Grandma?!

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My daughter asks me everytime we make pancakes.

Daughter:(pointing to the picture of Aunt Jemima on the pancake box or syrup) Is this grandma?

Me: Which grandma? (Because she has a grandma & a great grandma)

Daughter: (will say my mom’s whole name)

Me: No.

Daughter: (then she’ll say my grandma’s whole name)

Me: No.

And again today. We’re making pancakes and she gets the syrup out and ask the famous question.

Daughter: Is this my grandma?

Me: That ain’t my mama!

So, to all my childhood friends including myself that loved cracking this joke. “Ain’t ya mama on the pancake box?”

Nope, but I see why you ask because my daughter thinks she looks like her grandmother.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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