Barefoot In The Kitchen: what tha!!!

Ok so I’ve managed to wank things up. Not surprising….at all. Let me tell you what I’ve done.  Wayyyy back when I began my blog, I really didn’t know what i was doing AT ALL  I really thought I had a specific direction thus the name “all the shoes I wear”.  It actually has nothing to do with shoes but rather all the roles I’ve played in life, or found myself in, such as randomly buying a farm when I have NEVER been anything but a city girl.

However…..I also love cooking blah blah, so I also started another one for the ” I can’t cook” crowd, Cooking Negitive 101.  Somehow, these two blogs are meshed in some way.  When I (alltheshoesiwear) comment on your posts, it at times posts as cooking neg 101! Half the time that you comment, I don’t recieve it as it posts to the other blog.  I have no idea how to detach these and Cooking neg 101, never grew past the one or 2 total posts. Lol

Anyhooo…..let me share that blogs journey….

The jouney begins

For whatever reason you’ve found yourself here, whether a teen wanting to learn, an adult who never has or simply want to try a new recipes. This is for you. While beginning at a negative 101, we’ll be expanding to all levels.  A beautiful meal may look daunting BUT it’s easier than you think.

1. Be fearless: its just another skill in life you haven’t learned YET.

2. Start simple. The nicest meals are often the simplest.

3. The kitchen is your canvas for creating moments and memories.  Learn to love it.

4. Above all, have FUN!

Remember: Breaking bread together, makes good friends.



Simplest turnover: unlimited ways

Never be afraid to get creative with any recipe. Altering ingredients makes it your own. Here’s a recipe so simple a 3 yr old could make it. In fact, if you have kids, let them help.                      For this recipe, I used a whopping 4 ingredients! (Can’t get simpler than that)            I’ll give you two ways to make them and a few alternate ingredients but experiment with what you like.


-101  always preheat the oven.


1 can of biscuits



Powdered sugar AKA Confectioners sugar


Preheat oven to the temperature indicated on biscuits.                                                                        Lightly coat your counter  and rolling pin with flour.  If using a large biscuit like Grands, roll the biscuit into a thin circle. Place a tsp of jelly in the center, fold over, press edges with a fork to seal. Pierce the center with the fork to release steam. (You can use the smaller 10 count biscuits but I recommend rolling out 2, place jelly in the center and top with the second, seal and pierce.) Place turnovers on an ungreased baking pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Brush your golden brown turnovers with butter and sprinkle with powered sugar.

Method 2: prepare turnovers. Heat a skillet over medium low heat. Spray with cooking spray. Place turnover in the skillet and fry until golden brown , turn and repeat. Dust warm turnovers with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Get creative! Try PB&J, cream cheese with jam or even go savory with bacon crumbles and cheese!



Cinnamon Bisuits

Makes 12 cinnamon biscuits

Cinnamon Biscuits
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

Pecan Topping
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the biscuits:                                                 (-101 Always preheat!)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease an 8-inch baking pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form when you lift the beaters. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt, stir these together. Add this flour mixture, (a little at a time)  to the whipped cream, stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula, to form a stiff dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 1 minute.  ( Kneading: repeated folding and smashing the dough) Roll into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle thats about a 1/4-inch thick. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle evenly with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up from the long end to enclose the brown sugar mixture, pinching the seams together. Cut into 1-inch slices and place the biscuits flat side down, close together in the prepared pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. While the biscuits are baking, prepare the topping.

To make the pecan topping:
Combine the brown sugar, cream, pecans, and vanilla in a small bowl. When the biscuits are done and still warm,  spread the topping over the cinnamon biscuits and return them to the oven for an additional 4 minutes or until the topping is bubbly.



There you have it folks. The entire blog. Ta Da!


  1. Hmmm… seems like the issue has another complication… i have just seen a third site for you showing up in my ‘likes’ on my blog: you have Homeskills negitive 101 and Cooking negative 101 and then there is All the Shoes, the last one shows up as comments while the first two only as likes?

    Hope it all goes well! 🙂


  2. Oh – one more thing about the comments you are and are not getting… if someone responds directly to your post on your website, you SHOULD get all of them.. BUT i can respond to comments you make from my WP ‘message’ board and there your Gravatar links to the Homeskills 101 site so those ones probably go ‘missing’ since that site has had access denied to the publicas it says it is ‘deleted’. Other folks may do likewise, or respond via email comment and not directly on your ‘Shoes’ site. without realising the issue.

    Hope that clears up a few things? 🙂


      • I like to help folks when they have a problem – if i can, and even if i can’t 😉

        Like you i have two WordPress blogs and one of mine is not being used anymore (but i have not ‘deleted’ mine).

        I think the issue has to do with how you log in to your WP dashboard and/or the association with your Gravatar.

        Gravatar, which holds your icon that shows to other people when you post on WP or make a comment on someone else’s website is a separate yet joined organisation to WP and it holds a link to both your websites.

        Which one it links to depends ( i think?) upon which one you are presently logged in as. (Unless somehow you have told it to identify comments as linked to a different email address/gravatar link than when you write a post?

        The Gravatar/WP connections are email based so if you have two emails set up as your primary connection on different devices this might be a reason why they sometimes switch? Or not? 😉

        I know a few things about WP but by no means everything 😉

        Best bet? – if it annoys you ask WP Help for advice, they are pretty good at walking you through tech stuff 🙂

        Good Luck!


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