Chicken Pot Pie Galette

I made these two different ways. Well, really just one way. For the galettes, I split the dough in half and made two smaller ones that each fed two people. Then, I had doubled the recipe just to make more to freeze for later (super easy to do). I used the second batch of dough to make two more galettes. And then I had a problem…I had extra filling. So, I made a third batch of the dough and rolled it to make just a pot pie with it (single crust only). Just like with regular pot pies, K and I decided we are single crust folk. We loved the crust, don’t get me wrong, but the galettes were a bit more crust than we needed, and we wanted a bit more filling. You can decide what you want to do. The single crust pot pie was just as tasty, and a bit easier. You could still follow the same recipe below, just skip the forming galettes part, and just roll it as a single crust for a baking dish. I froze it and baked it from frozen. No issues, it just took a smidge longer.


Although the galettes are much prettier to look at.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Felt for Fall

Some people get upset with Pinterest-style crafts or activities, and some people praise them. Some people really don’t care at all. I feel like you do what you want to do. Occasionally, I have time (and interest) in being crafty. I’m not very good compared to friends of mine, but I do what I want, and that makes me happy. Currently, my crafting tends to be related to the Fudgelet, so hopefully it makes him happy. Last year, I had fun making him and his friends fancy pumpkins.


This year, I worked on a craft that he could play with.


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Kahlua Fudge Brownies with a Chocolate Glaze

When I first decided to make this, I was going to leave off the chocolate glaze. But, after seeing how plain the bars looked without it, I decided to go for it, but add a bit of a crunch with some cocoa nibs. Great idea, if I say so myself.


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Beef Enchiladas with an Avocado Cream Sauce

Victory! I finally got K to eat enchiladas. And he liked them! When we first started dating, he didn’t want to have them because he didn’t like how they had so much sauce. So, I just thought he was opposed to sauce. Or Mexican seasoning. Well, seeing as how we love tacos so much, it’s not the seasoning. And, seeing as how he always wants more sauce on food, it wasn’t the sauce.



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Ground Beef, Turkey, and Cheese Gozleme (Calzones)

One of the side-effects of blogging with baby is that I don’t have as much time to make food. I am not the fastest person in the kitchen, and I think blogging helped speed me up a bit. I needed to be able to take pictures while cooking in a reasonable amount of time. Sure, my pictures were sometimes rushed or blurry, but I did okay. Usually, I could even take multiple pictures of a step and pick the best one. Well, nowadays I don’t always remember to even take a picture for a step, or there just isn’t time. Maybe we’re running late for dinner (not an issue with adults, but it is with a set dinner/bedtime routine for a toddler!), so I am rushing the food-making process, or my hands are dirty and I would need to stop, wash up, take a picture, dirty my hands again, wash up, etc. and I decide it isn’t worth it, or I just forget. Today’s recipe was more the dirty hand issue. Making dough recipes means flour gets everywhere. We had an ant outbreak this summer, and so I’ve been trying to be extra careful of where flour and other food particles end up in the kitchen. (Although, both sets of neighbors had ants really bad last year, and we didn’t have any, so I guess it might have just been our turn. Sigh.)


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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 14 Months!

I have decided to scale back the Fudgelet posts….for at least now, they will be every other month instead of each month. Eventually I plan on doing fewer as he gets older. There are still so many new things he does at this age, and I have family and friends who like to see these. If you find them boring, at least you know what this is by the title each time. ;) But then again, by the time he is older, I might be sharing other Fudgelet posts. Like times he cooks with me, or crafts we do. Not sure, but I plan on growing my blog with him. Hopefully you will join us for the ride!


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Montage Monday (Part 1)

I’m saying part 1, but that’s not because I have any current plans for a future post. I’m just allowing room, haha. Basically, I’ve been cooking up a storm this summer, but haven’t shared much of it. Sometimes because the recipes have been just so-so, sometimes because I am rushing and the pictures look terrible, and sometimes because I don’t feel I have anything to bring to the recipe (new steps, ingredients, changes, etc.). If it’s the last one, then it seems like you should just go to the original source. But, after flipping through some pictures, I realized you might like to see some of those to know which recipes to seek out, and maybe you can see some to avoid…or at least I can see some and decide to go back and play with them some more.


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