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I love that these girls and I make it a point to get together at least once a month - what would I do without them? Our time spent in eachother’s company is also usually spent in the company of food. For this girl’s night we made Apple Fizz.

Apple Fizz

5 medium-sized apples
1 box of plain cake mix
1 bottle of seltzer water (or you can you any clear carbonated drink like Schweppes)
A few sprinklings of powdered sugar (optional)

Set the oven for 170c / 350f

Start off your Apple Fizz by peeling your apples and then slicing them into quarters. Don’t forget to pit them as well! After that is done, place the apple slices into your baking pan. Don’t worry if some are facing up or down or if they start to brown, in the end they will all taste just as sweet and a little coloration adds character. When all the apples are snug as a bug inside the pan, evenly coat them with the cake mix. Now you can pour your carbonated drink on top. Make sure that it is poured over everything - another half bottle might be need (If all the dry spots are not covered the cake powder will not bake properly).

Now your Apple Fizz is ready to be placed in the oven for 40 minutes.
Take it out and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top.

Happy Eatings!

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I love that these girls and I make it a point to get together at least once a month - what would I do without them? Our time spent in eachother’s company is also usually spent in the company of food. For this girl’s night we made Apple Fizz.

Apple Fizz

5 medium-sized apples
1 box of plain cake mix
1 bottle of seltzer water (or you can you any clear carbonated drink like Schweppes)
A few sprinklings of powdered sugar (optional)

Set the oven for 170c / 350f

Start off your Apple Fizz by peeling your apples and then slicing them into quarters. Don’t forget to pit them as well! After that is done, place the apple slices into your baking pan. Don’t worry if some are facing up or down or if they start to brown, in the end they will all taste just as sweet and a little coloration adds character. When all the apples are snug as a bug inside the pan, evenly coat them with the cake mix. Now you can pour your carbonated drink on top. Make sure that it is poured over everything - another half bottle might be need (If all the dry spots are not covered the cake powder will not bake properly).

Now your Apple Fizz is ready to be placed in the oven for 40 minutes.
Take it out and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top.

Happy Eatings!

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I love that these girls and I make it a point to get together at least once a month - what would I do without them? Our time spent in eachother’s company is also usually spent in the company of food. For this girl’s night we made Apple Fizz.

Apple Fizz

5 medium-sized apples
1 box of plain cake mix
1 bottle of seltzer water (or you can you any clear carbonated drink like Schweppes)
A few sprinklings of powdered sugar (optional)

Set the oven for 170c / 350f

Start off your Apple Fizz by peeling your apples and then slicing them into quarters. Don’t forget to pit them as well! After that is done, place the apple slices into your baking pan. Don’t worry if some are facing up or down or if they start to brown, in the end they will all taste just as sweet and a little coloration adds character. When all the apples are snug as a bug inside the pan, evenly coat them with the cake mix. Now you can pour your carbonated drink on top. Make sure that it is poured over everything - another half bottle might be need (If all the dry spots are not covered the cake powder will not bake properly).

Now your Apple Fizz is ready to be placed in the oven for 40 minutes.
Take it out and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top.

Happy Eatings!

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I love that these girls and I make it a point to get together at least once a month - what would I do without them? Our time spent in eachother’s company is also usually spent in the company of food. For this girl’s night we made Apple Fizz.

Apple Fizz

5 medium-sized apples
1 box of plain cake mix
1 bottle of seltzer water (or you can you any clear carbonated drink like Schweppes)
A few sprinklings of powdered sugar (optional)

Set the oven for 170c / 350f

Start off your Apple Fizz by peeling your apples and then slicing them into quarters. Don’t forget to pit them as well! After that is done, place the apple slices into your baking pan. Don’t worry if some are facing up or down or if they start to brown, in the end they will all taste just as sweet and a little coloration adds character. When all the apples are snug as a bug inside the pan, evenly coat them with the cake mix. Now you can pour your carbonated drink on top. Make sure that it is poured over everything - another half bottle might be need (If all the dry spots are not covered the cake powder will not bake properly).

Now your Apple Fizz is ready to be placed in the oven for 40 minutes.
Take it out and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top.

Happy Eatings!

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On Thursday my friend Nate had his birthday so a bunch of other friends and I decided to throw him a surprise birthday dinner last night. Needless to say, it went really well. We ate at La Mesa, a Filipino restaurant. The food was good and the company was great.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATE! I know I speak for all of us when I say we are so blessed to have you as a friend. As God adds another year to your life we cannot wait to see what else He has in store for you and your incredibly inspiring journey.

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On Thursday my friend Nate had his birthday so a bunch of other friends and I decided to throw him a surprise birthday dinner last night. Needless to say, it went really well. We ate at La Mesa, a Filipino restaurant. The food was good and the company was great.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATE! I know I speak for all of us when I say we are so blessed to have you as a friend. As God adds another year to your life we cannot wait to see what else He has in store for you and your incredibly inspiring journey.

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On Thursday my friend Nate had his birthday so a bunch of other friends and I decided to throw him a surprise birthday dinner last night. Needless to say, it went really well. We ate at La Mesa, a Filipino restaurant. The food was good and the company was great.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATE! I know I speak for all of us when I say we are so blessed to have you as a friend. As God adds another year to your life we cannot wait to see what else He has in store for you and your incredibly inspiring journey.

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On Thursday my friend Nate had his birthday so a bunch of other friends and I decided to throw him a surprise birthday dinner last night. Needless to say, it went really well. We ate at La Mesa, a Filipino restaurant. The food was good and the company was great.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATE! I know I speak for all of us when I say we are so blessed to have you as a friend. As God adds another year to your life we cannot wait to see what else He has in store for you and your incredibly inspiring journey.

Brunch on a whim.

Even though we see each other every Sunday we don’t get to hang out that much outside of church. Making no excuses this time, we all found our earliest common free hour and decided to do brunch. Danisha (bottom left) suggested we try Kiss the Barista and that was that. Funny enough, I have passed by this place multiple times because it’s only a ten minute walk from my house but I have never tried it out myself.

While we were there we ran into Nate (top left), who also goes to our church and lives down the street from me and Angelique (top right). I’m glad that we all found time to pencil each other in. I love being around these girlies. They are so kind, funny, and warm be near. And that does include Jessica (middle left) and Mai (bottom right) even though they were not mentioned earlier.

So, if you’re ever in the Sans Souci area go check out Kiss the Barista. Great service, great food, and the view is just amaze - it’s right on the beach.

Stick around for more pictures of our girl’s afternoon out.

Brunch on a whim.

Even though we see each other every Sunday we don’t get to hang out that much outside of church. Making no excuses this time, we all found our earliest common free hour and decided to do brunch. Danisha (bottom left) suggested we try Kiss the Barista and that was that. Funny enough, I have passed by this place multiple times because it’s only a ten minute walk from my house but I have never tried it out myself.

While we were there we ran into Nate (top left), who also goes to our church and lives down the street from me and Angelique (top right). I’m glad that we all found time to pencil each other in. I love being around these girlies. They are so kind, funny, and warm be near. And that does include Jessica (middle left) and Mai (bottom right) even though they were not mentioned earlier.

So, if you’re ever in the Sans Souci area go check out Kiss the Barista. Great service, great food, and the view is just amaze - it’s right on the beach.

Stick around for more pictures of our girl’s afternoon out.

Brunch on a whim.

Even though we see each other every Sunday we don’t get to hang out that much outside of church. Making no excuses this time, we all found our earliest common free hour and decided to do brunch. Danisha (bottom left) suggested we try Kiss the Barista and that was that. Funny enough, I have passed by this place multiple times because it’s only a ten minute walk from my house but I have never tried it out myself.

While we were there we ran into Nate (top left), who also goes to our church and lives down the street from me and Angelique (top right). I’m glad that we all found time to pencil each other in. I love being around these girlies. They are so kind, funny, and warm be near. And that does include Jessica (middle left) and Mai (bottom right) even though they were not mentioned earlier.

So, if you’re ever in the Sans Souci area go check out Kiss the Barista. Great service, great food, and the view is just amaze - it’s right on the beach.

Stick around for more pictures of our girl’s afternoon out.

Brunch on a whim.

Even though we see each other every Sunday we don’t get to hang out that much outside of church. Making no excuses this time, we all found our earliest common free hour and decided to do brunch. Danisha (bottom left) suggested we try Kiss the Barista and that was that. Funny enough, I have passed by this place multiple times because it’s only a ten minute walk from my house but I have never tried it out myself.

While we were there we ran into Nate (top left), who also goes to our church and lives down the street from me and Angelique (top right). I’m glad that we all found time to pencil each other in. I love being around these girlies. They are so kind, funny, and warm be near. And that does include Jessica (middle left) and Mai (bottom right) even though they were not mentioned earlier.

So, if you’re ever in the Sans Souci area go check out Kiss the Barista. Great service, great food, and the view is just amaze - it’s right on the beach.

Stick around for more pictures of our girl’s afternoon out.

Thank goodness for pre-made biscuits. I know in my previous post I said that I would cook more but for those times when the cooking bug isn’t biting I have easy go-to recipes like this. In honor of Throwback Thursday, I wanted to put this up. My cousin, Segun and I were too lazy to cook something up so we whipped something up instead.

Pizza Mizza Pizza Ritza

1 can of pillsbury rolls
1 small packet of tillamook shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 small packet of tillamook shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small onion
1tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of red pepper
1 jar on pasta sauce*
1 can of tomato paste*
1 lb of Mince meat
Turkey sandwich  slices

* I don’t make pizza on the regular so it’s not like I have pizza sauce at the ready all the time

Chop the onion into tiny pieces and set them aside.
Put your cooking pan on medium-high. After a few minutes, add the olive oil and then the chopped onions. Allow those to heat up for a bit before you place the mince meat in. Leave it to cook all the way through occasionally stirring it so it doesn’t burn or stick.

Set the oven to 350º f / 175º c

Pop the can of rolls (I love doing that!) and lay them out on a baking pan. You can cover it with foil if you want an easier clean-up like we did here. Just knead the dough so it flattens out into round circles.

For every cup of pasta sauce add 1 table spoon of tomato paste. The paste will act as a thickener so the pizza sauce is not too watery. Mix that together (My ingredients don’t call for it but you can add a few pinches of black pepper because the paste is basically condensed tomato and it might be a bit much taste-wise).

Take the turkey slices and just shred them into tiny pieces them using your hands. Set that aside.

Use a spoon to scoop the newly-made pizza sauce and then use the back to spread it over the dough. Take the shredded cheese and layer it on top. Following that, layer your toppings on. Throw some more cheese on. The cheese will melt over everything and will keep your meats from tumbling off after you take them out of the oven.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes and voila!
Happy eating!

Thank goodness for pre-made biscuits. I know in my previous post I said that I would cook more but for those times when the cooking bug isn’t biting I have easy go-to recipes like this. In honor of Throwback Thursday, I wanted to put this up. My cousin, Segun and I were too lazy to cook something up so we whipped something up instead.

Pizza Mizza Pizza Ritza

1 can of pillsbury rolls
1 small packet of tillamook shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 small packet of tillamook shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small onion
1tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of red pepper
1 jar on pasta sauce*
1 can of tomato paste*
1 lb of Mince meat
Turkey sandwich  slices

* I don’t make pizza on the regular so it’s not like I have pizza sauce at the ready all the time

Chop the onion into tiny pieces and set them aside.
Put your cooking pan on medium-high. After a few minutes, add the olive oil and then the chopped onions. Allow those to heat up for a bit before you place the mince meat in. Leave it to cook all the way through occasionally stirring it so it doesn’t burn or stick.

Set the oven to 350º f / 175º c

Pop the can of rolls (I love doing that!) and lay them out on a baking pan. You can cover it with foil if you want an easier clean-up like we did here. Just knead the dough so it flattens out into round circles.

For every cup of pasta sauce add 1 table spoon of tomato paste. The paste will act as a thickener so the pizza sauce is not too watery. Mix that together (My ingredients don’t call for it but you can add a few pinches of black pepper because the paste is basically condensed tomato and it might be a bit much taste-wise).

Take the turkey slices and just shred them into tiny pieces them using your hands. Set that aside.

Use a spoon to scoop the newly-made pizza sauce and then use the back to spread it over the dough. Take the shredded cheese and layer it on top. Following that, layer your toppings on. Throw some more cheese on. The cheese will melt over everything and will keep your meats from tumbling off after you take them out of the oven.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes and voila!
Happy eating!

Thank goodness for pre-made biscuits. I know in my previous post I said that I would cook more but for those times when the cooking bug isn’t biting I have easy go-to recipes like this. In honor of Throwback Thursday, I wanted to put this up. My cousin, Segun and I were too lazy to cook something up so we whipped something up instead.

Pizza Mizza Pizza Ritza

1 can of pillsbury rolls
1 small packet of tillamook shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 small packet of tillamook shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small onion
1tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of red pepper
1 jar on pasta sauce*
1 can of tomato paste*
1 lb of Mince meat
Turkey sandwich  slices

* I don’t make pizza on the regular so it’s not like I have pizza sauce at the ready all the time

Chop the onion into tiny pieces and set them aside.
Put your cooking pan on medium-high. After a few minutes, add the olive oil and then the chopped onions. Allow those to heat up for a bit before you place the mince meat in. Leave it to cook all the way through occasionally stirring it so it doesn’t burn or stick.

Set the oven to 350º f / 175º c

Pop the can of rolls (I love doing that!) and lay them out on a baking pan. You can cover it with foil if you want an easier clean-up like we did here. Just knead the dough so it flattens out into round circles.

For every cup of pasta sauce add 1 table spoon of tomato paste. The paste will act as a thickener so the pizza sauce is not too watery. Mix that together (My ingredients don’t call for it but you can add a few pinches of black pepper because the paste is basically condensed tomato and it might be a bit much taste-wise).

Take the turkey slices and just shred them into tiny pieces them using your hands. Set that aside.

Use a spoon to scoop the newly-made pizza sauce and then use the back to spread it over the dough. Take the shredded cheese and layer it on top. Following that, layer your toppings on. Throw some more cheese on. The cheese will melt over everything and will keep your meats from tumbling off after you take them out of the oven.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes and voila!
Happy eating!

Thank goodness for pre-made biscuits. I know in my previous post I said that I would cook more but for those times when the cooking bug isn’t biting I have easy go-to recipes like this. In honor of Throwback Thursday, I wanted to put this up. My cousin, Segun and I were too lazy to cook something up so we whipped something up instead.

Pizza Mizza Pizza Ritza

1 can of pillsbury rolls
1 small packet of tillamook shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 small packet of tillamook shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small onion
1tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of red pepper
1 jar on pasta sauce*
1 can of tomato paste*
1 lb of Mince meat
Turkey sandwich  slices

* I don’t make pizza on the regular so it’s not like I have pizza sauce at the ready all the time

Chop the onion into tiny pieces and set them aside.
Put your cooking pan on medium-high. After a few minutes, add the olive oil and then the chopped onions. Allow those to heat up for a bit before you place the mince meat in. Leave it to cook all the way through occasionally stirring it so it doesn’t burn or stick.

Set the oven to 350º f / 175º c

Pop the can of rolls (I love doing that!) and lay them out on a baking pan. You can cover it with foil if you want an easier clean-up like we did here. Just knead the dough so it flattens out into round circles.

For every cup of pasta sauce add 1 table spoon of tomato paste. The paste will act as a thickener so the pizza sauce is not too watery. Mix that together (My ingredients don’t call for it but you can add a few pinches of black pepper because the paste is basically condensed tomato and it might be a bit much taste-wise).

Take the turkey slices and just shred them into tiny pieces them using your hands. Set that aside.

Use a spoon to scoop the newly-made pizza sauce and then use the back to spread it over the dough. Take the shredded cheese and layer it on top. Following that, layer your toppings on. Throw some more cheese on. The cheese will melt over everything and will keep your meats from tumbling off after you take them out of the oven.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes and voila!
Happy eating!