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Homemade Whipped Cream


Store bought whipped cream is one of those items that I can no longer justify for a couple of reasons.  The main reason is cost.  Whipping cream is less than half the cost of a tub of Cool Whip.  Another reason is because of the taste.  Homemade whipped cream tastes much more fresh.  Believe it […]

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast


It’s just about strawberry season here in southern California.  The prices have already dropped in the supermarkets and I’ve been loading up.  Judah loves eating them with his breakfast, lunch and dinner although I try to vary it up between other fruits as well.  I had a few strawberries in my fridge the other morning […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream – My husband’s new favorite ice cream, and a great way to use up the beer from Saint Patty’s. How to Cut […]

Roasted Cauliflower


The first day of spring has passed, and here I am posting (twice) about a winter vegetable.  Maybe I’m just bitter because after moving from Chicago to Southern California last summer, I was under the impression that the winter would be mild and spring would be warm.  Well, the winter here was definitely mild compared […]

How To Cut Cauliflower


There are probably two major groups of you out there.  Those who like cauliflower and those who don’t.  But, I have to wonder out of those that say they do not like it, how many of you have even tried it?  And, out of that group, how many haven’t tried it only because you do […]