Category Archives: Cooking & Baking

For the Love of Cauliflower

IMG_3652I’ve turned over a new leaf and cauliflower is behind it. Cauliflower used to be one of my least favorite vegetables until I got a little adventurous with cooking it. Now it’s my favorite substitution to make certain meals or snacks lower in calories.

As I shared yesterday, I’ve made Cauliflower Potato Soup a few times. I thought I’d share some other yummy cauliflower recipes with you. Continue reading

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Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup

IMG_4979I haven’t shared a recipe in a while, but this one is worth passing along. It was a rainy day here yesterday, so it seemed like the perfect time for soup. Honestly, it’s probably one of the last days I’ll be able to make it for a while.

I’ve been making this soup since around this time last year, and I would strongly recommend it.

My husband isn’t a huge fan of cauliflower, but he likes this soup. I promise, it doesn’t taste like cauliflower. Continue reading

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Muffins, Muffins, Muffins

I had seen several recipes on Pinterest that were similar to this one, but they all used bananas. I don’t like banana, so I wanted to try different fruits in my muffins. Hence, the apples you see in the ingredients list…

Coat the muffin tin with non-stick spray or light butter and add your veggies and some green onions. I like to put chopped bell peppers in my egg muffins. It adds flavor and makes the muffins nice and colorful. Next time I think I’ll also add some zucchini, broccoli or asparagus. You can also add bacon or turkey sausage crumbles…

I saw these on Pinterest and thought they looked yummy. So I gave them a try. I forgot to take pictures, but I followed this recipe. Below is a picture of her chocolate cupcake muffins. Mine didn’t actually look like this…at all. But they were still yummy. Continue reading

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Try Some Spaghetti Squash

My favorite vegetable of the moment is spaghetti squash. If you’ve never tried it, you should!

I’d never had it until a few months ago, when I saw one in the grocery store. I felt so adventurous putting such an unfamiliar item in my grocery cart….

It is a great substitute for spaghetti noodles, if you’re looking to cut back on your carbohydrates once in a while. I’ve had it several times now with spaghetti sauce and spicy Italian turkey sausage. It doesn’t have the same texture as noodles, but I never feel like I’m missing out when I have it. Continue reading

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Healthy Snacks and “Skinny” Desserts

A couple months ago, I started making my own healthy grab-and-go snacks. I’m a big fruit eater, but I wanted a different take on my go-to snacks. . . .

I’m always on the lookout for somewhat “skinny” dessert options that don’t make me feel like I’m missing out. Here are a few things that I’ve made recently. . . . Continue reading

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Spaghetti Day

Yesterday, I found out it was National Spaghetti Day. So, I couldn’t help but cook anything different for dinner last night.

I hadn’t used this recipe in a while, but this is the recipe I used for the sauce: Continue reading

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Partial Kitchen & Peanut Chicken

We’re making progress here and there on the kitchen. We measured and planned out the cabinet boxes…Then, we constructed the cabinet boxes for one side of the kitchen, sans the facings. I even helped with cutting the wood, and I got to use the nail gun a few times…The first thing I made on the stove was peanut chicken…If you’re curious, here’s how to make this dish… Continue reading

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Turkey Kielbasa & black beans in the slow cooker

I just tried this easy slow cooker meal the other night. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture when it was freshly prepared, and a picture of left-overs usually doesn’t look very appetizing. I tweaked a recipe that I found … Continue reading

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Verity Clothing Will Redirect to Creative Notions

Welcome to my new blog. This move will allow me to post about a variety of creative topics, and therefore, more frequently. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy my Creative Notions. ;) Continue reading

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Dreaming About Fall Dress & Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Remember this dress…. The bodice of this dress was made from the top of another dress. I received a request to make a similar design, with this fabric that I got on my trip to the garment district. Since I … Continue reading

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