by Butter & Sugar

I’ve neglected blogging/posting photos of my food creations for a little while now! I need to get back into the habit because i have lots and lots of photos built up that need to be posted.




2 ripe avocados
2 large tomatos
1 small white onion
2 large cloves of garlic
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbs lime juice

1. Cut in half and remove the seeds and skin from the avocados, place in a bowl.
2. Using a fork mush up the avocado, the more ripe the easier! Add lime juice, salt, pepper,  and minced garlic.
3. Cut up tomatoes into cubes, and onions finely minced/cubed. Add to the rest of the mix.

Popcorn Shrimp with a Lime & Garlic Aoli

A perfect “grab with your hands” and “go for more” appetizer especially with the aoli to dip!


I went to the food network website for this one.



Polish “Gnocchi” Dumplings

Heres the almost identical recipe, all written out for you. Although my moms recipe is slightly different with a “family secret” involved. Enjoy this just-as-good recipe!


My mom served the dumplings with a roast beef, and made a gravy alongside. They taste amazing with just about any sauce you can possibly think of.


Spiced Plum Cake with Cinnamon Streusal
drizzled with a Rum & Spiced Orange Glaze




1/2 tsp Orange zest
1/2 tsp Orange juice
2 drops Pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Rum extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Mix all ingredients together until it becomes a thick glaze.
Add water if it’s to thick to drizzle, be careful not to add too much, 2 drops of water will do.