Cooking/Baking!

Hey Everyone!

For this week’s post I am going to share a few of the things that I have made since my first Cooking post. I have made way more things than I have pictures of, but I almost always forget to take pictures. I am attempting to remember more often. πŸ˜€

First up I have my fresh salsa!Β  Fresh salsa is SO simple and easy to make and amazingly delicious!! My dad has been making this for forever, but I only started making it this summer because I wanted it way more than he could make it, like for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Β πŸ˜€ All I do is chop up onions, tomatoes and cilantro, and add a bit of salt and a splash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. I prefer apple cider vinegar, but lemon juice works too.Β  πŸ˜€

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Next I have my favorite chocolate cake EVER! I absolutely love this cake! I have a ton of trouble making my cakes look neat (am I the only one?). Why is it that every time I make it something goes wrong? For example, my littlest brother eating part of my top layer, the frosting melting because it is so warm, anyway you get the idea. πŸ˜€Β What I love about this cake is that even if it doesn’t end of looking like I was hoping it would it will always taste amazing!

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As you can see, very messy looking! I made this cake for my littlest brother’s 3 year old birthday. We enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies, I mean most people do, right? But for my great aunts birthday I wanted to do something slightly differently so I made a chocolate chip cookie cake! I looked at a bunch of recipes and ended up with this one. I was happy with how it turned out, definitely a repeat!

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How has your week gone? Have you made anything delicious or beautiful recently?

Thank you for reading!!

~Esmeralda

15 thoughts on “Cooking/Baking!

  1. WOW!!!! Your first picture, the apple tree/fly, is AMAZING!!! I love the crisp contrast between the green leaves and the apple. I also love the dapples on it 🍎

    My family has a recipe called Deep Dish Cookie Pie. It is delicious. πŸ˜› It looks sorta like your cookie cake!

    I have wanted to make homemade salsa for forever! Do you just chop up your ingredients and then mix them? I am wondering about using a Vitamix to make a “dipping” salsa… just a thought I’ve had!

    I love the cooking posts! I really enjoy being able to see the recipes πŸ™‚ Love it!

    Have a blessed Weekend!
    ~Jenna

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    1. I am so glad you liked my first picture!! I hate flies but I thought that it looked cool on the apple.

      Does your Deep Dish Cookie Pie a family recipe? Is it made with pie crust?

      You should try making a dipping salsa. I don’t why it wouldn’t work! Please tell me if you try to make it!!! Thank you. I am going to try to Cooking and Baking posts often. πŸ˜€

      Thank you so so much for commenting!!!

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    1. Yes! That’s Classy on the cross-ties while I’m getting her ready πŸ˜€
      About the Sonrise Farm series, they sound like amazing books, unfortunately our library doesn’t have them so we are ordering them online, I will tell you when I read them πŸ˜€

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  2. Yeah! Classy is the horse you told me about on TYM right? At the stable where I take lessons, I got to help with a Saddle Up Saturday where kids can come and learn/ ride horses for a day. And then after the kids had gone, we volunteers got to ride! It was AMAZING🀭 I got to ride Smokey, a red roan appaloosa! It was so much fun. He is trained in English as well as Western so I could post trot. In the past, I have ridden Chip, a LAZY (πŸ˜‰) Western Pleasure, quarter horse, so getting to ride a “snappy” horse was awesome!

    Happy Monday πŸ˜‰
    ~Jenna

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    1. Yes! She is the horse I told you about on TYM- you have a good memory! Helping at Saddle Up Saturday sounds like so much fun! The stables I ride at does a horse camp that I attended and we went bareback riding, but a lot of the girls had never ridden bareback so I got to lead them around, it’s so much fun to help, especially with horses! I love appaloosas! Riding “snappy” is fun! You must be in a different time zone, because it’s still Sunday over here 😊 You’re “in the future”!
      Have an amazing day!

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