Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GIVEAWAY!

This is so odd, I think a lot of y'all have thought I haven't updated- feeds to other sites aren't going through for some reason. But... I have! So, ya gotta go to http://thedomesticmama/com to see all the things ya may have missed! Oh yes- and be sure and enter the "movies, anyone?" giveaway!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

good morning!

If ya haven't seen my new site, please check it out.. there is a lemon tart with pomegranate glaze, my favorite chocolate chip cookies and more! http://thevillagecook.com that is where I will be putting all my new posts from now on.... as soon as this site gets "quiet" I will be transferring the domain name... thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

a BIG note from me...

It's ready! Well, there are a few things to finish, such as transferring the domain name from here to there- but all and all I am ready to put my daily food and life onto the new site for y'all! So .....without much adieu go on and check out http://www.thevillagecook.com/ now, I don't intend on keeping that name, and you will see the site is set up as the domestic mama. Eventually, thedomesticmama.com will also point there! But you guys can go ahead and enjoy! And there will be lots more to come!

fall...squash

See...we still have some fall colors in Florida...you just have to look in other places than trees!

Friday, October 2, 2009

a small note...spicy sweet or savory giveaway!

Hello friends... today is a very busy day, i am finally getting Katie, Brandi and Donna's goodies out- and now that I am caught up with that, (almost..) I am ready to host another giveaway- To enter the contest all you need to do is answer this question: (in the comment section at the end of this post)

What is your favorite food to indulge in?

The winner will be announced first thing Friday am

The winner will be chosen at random in the usual way. The winner needs to email me his/her address and choice by Oct 15th

The prize? Winner gets his/her choice of spicy foodie box, sweet foodie box, or savory foodie box

Good luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1st!

Wow... I have to fix the typos spellcheck missed! This little guy is from the 50s. He hung around my childhood every October, and now he hangs around with my kids. My mom gave him to me after my sister and I moved out. (She got one, too) I thought you'd like to see his bright little face wishing y'all a happy October 1st.
As a side note, all giveaway items are going out tomorrow and there will be a new "fall" giveaway coming next week. (Along with the new site, I hope....!) Please be sure and check thedomesticmama.blogspot if the .com site is not found. (Don't want my friends getting lost, ya know!) Today's post is not very fall-like. It's still about 85here. But I have my pumpkin guy out, at least!

cevieche (seh-vee-chee)


When I turned 22, I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday in Mexico. I went with the palm tree farmer that I lived with for 7 years, (that's a whole new story for the new site!) In Mexico, I saw Chitzen-Itza and was able to climb the pyramyd as it was before the authoeities closed it off for climbing. I really need to post a pic for ya'll. Maybe later today. check back. Anyway, one of the dishes I had was checiche- a marinated fish "salad" It's great.... This is a fillet of fresh mahi-mahi the hubby and I caught. (to be technical, I reeled this one in!)

chop up some scallions, cilantro and parsley....



now the fish...


dice it up like this.... what's that maybe 1/2'" chunks?





put everything in a nice little plastic container. With the juice of 3-4 limes. (the acid in the lime juice actually "cooks" the fish!





sprinkle a bit of fresh pepper and salt and give it a shake....






make sure everything is coated well, and put it in the fridge for 6-12 hrs. The fish will turn white and change from a raw consistency to "cooked". Serve over a bed of lettuce. Enjoy-MK






Wednesday, September 30, 2009

salted butterscotch nut bars

I got this recipe from a little Betty Crocker cookbooklet. It's a keeper. salty, sweet, sticky, gooey......
one stick of butter, 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4tsp salt mix all that gently until it looks like this


...I used a pastry blender

now, press it into a 9x13" pan and bake (just like this) at 350 for 15min



take 2 cups of salted nuts, any type will do. (I bet cashews would be heavenly!)




1 cup of butterscotch chips... although I am thinking this recipe will be reinvented with other types of chips ( white chocolate-macadamia?)





over low heat, melt them with 1/2 c corn syrup. * I added vanilla too at this point)






also add 2 tbs butter...








spread the nuts on your baked crust...







spread the melted chips over them...and bake for 5 min. Now here's the catcher: the recipe said cut while warm, I tried and the topping was too soft. So, I waited until they were cool and they were very hard to cut. (between the nuts and the crust...) so... next time I will try and cut while lukewarm. It is worth the hassle though! Enjoy!










Hot out of the oven...









...worth the trouble of cutting.











mmmm!












new winner!

New winner chosen was Donna! Congrats! Hope to hear from you soon!