My mission is to provide you with inspiration and encouragement to live everyday to it's fullest. I do this by sharing the simple things in life such as recipes to the most difficult of things such a life. We all know life is a struggle and many days a balancing act, but I am here to inspire you to do it well. Everything I write about is designed to inspire as well as encourage you to be a "better" you that you can be. Everything I share is raw and real. I do not cover up or sugar coat what I write about. This would benefit no one. My goal is for you to walk away feeling uplifted and encouraged after leaving my page. Lastly, I am here to remind you that you are… enough and beautiful… just the way you are.
I am “Keeping It Real” by sharing my not so pretty image of my first ever made Crab Bombs. My family liked them so I will be making these more often and hopefully the more I make them, the prettier they will look.
1 lb. Crabmeat
1 Egg, beaten
1 cup Ritz Crackers, crushed
1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Place crabmeat in a mixing bowl, picking any stray shell fragments out. Add crushed crackers, Old Bay Seasoning & parsley to the crab.
In a separate bowl, combine egg, mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Whip with a whisk until smooth.
Pour egg mixture over the crabmeat and crackers and gently mix careful not to break up large lumps of crabmeat.
Mold into golfball sized balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Drizzle w/ melted butter and allow to cool.
This is a Christmas morning recipe to make for your family so you are not feeling stuck in the kitchen cooking while the family is enjoying the festivities of Christmas.
My picture doesn’t make them look pretty, but they are delicious. One thing with my baking, cooking, and blogging, what you see is what you get. I am what I call raw and honest. I do not just post what looks pretty or what looks or sounds good all the time. Life as well as baking and cooking is sometimes messy. You will get what is real and if this is not so pretty or down right ugly, this is what you see as you continue to follow me.
2 apples (peeled and diced)
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c shortening (coconut oil works too)
1 Tbsp flaxseed
3/4 cup Cashew milk (any milk of your choice) (add enough milk to make dough sticky)
1 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 c flour
1 egg yolk for white wash
1/2 tsp water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Peel and dice apples.
Make you cinnamon sugar by mixing sugar, cinnamon, and 1/8 cup of flour together and set to the side.
Mix all remaining dry ingredients together. Cut in the shortening until flakey, add milk a little at a time until dough is sticky.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a long rectangle about 1/8 inch in thickness. White wash with egg mixture and add cinnamon sugar mixture on top of egg wash. Gently roll the dough into a log. Cut into 1 inch rolls and place on parchment paper. If you have any remaining egg wash brush on to each individual roll.
Place in preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 mins or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack and enjoy.
I’m very sorry I didn’t get this posted in time to use it Christmas morning, but it can be used any morning or New Year’s morning as well.