Saturday, December 22, 2012

Enchilada Casserole

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I left out the corn and it was fabulous! This is going to be a regular in our home.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

I followed this recipe to a T.  I wanted to dress them up a little bit so once I took them out of the oven I placed a single peppermint Hershey kiss on top and let them cool completely.  They are delicious and I will definitely be making these again.

Turtle Cookies

Ok so this recipe says it makes 24 but I'm just saying that they are VERY small.  I would say that if you double it it would yield 24 nice normal cookies.  They are yummy but would be better if they were larger.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Yummy!  This turned out very well!  It tastes amazing especially if you freeze them and then eat!

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

I doubled this recipe and ended up with 43 cookies.  I thought the dough to be very soft and hard to manage.  This is a one year only cookie I'm making.

Also I couldn't find instant espresso so I ended up using instant regular coffee instead.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

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Took this to the steelers vs browns party and everyone loved it! I served it with marshmallows, cool whip, and for adults...whip cream vodka

Christmas Wreath

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Click here for pumpkin cookie recipe.

Click here for buttercream icing recipe.

These are amazing!!!!!

Grandma Pie

Secret recipe from my Grandma Scott...yummy!
Made one raspberry and one blackberry for Thanksgiving!   I also used the pie crust from scratch recipe I already posted.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

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It says to cook only 20 mins but I baked mine for 60 mins BC it wasn't cooked all the way.

On Thanksgiving we will digg in so then I can reveal the taste test.

Pie Crust from Scratch

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They turned out pretty nice and its less expensive then buying them  :-)

This recipe really only makes 2 pie crusts for me.

Pictured is the sugar free pumpkin pie with the pie crust from scratch!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Baked Penne

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I followed this recipe perfectly :0)
It was so yummy and I will def be making this again.

Baked Apples

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These smell amazing! My whole house smells yummy!

Rotisserie Chicken Wrap

Soft taco whole what wrap
Rotisserie chicken
Cheyenne pepper

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mexican Dip

1 can of Hormel chili no beans
1 large can of corn drained
4 oz velveeta cubed

Combine all together. Microwave 5 minutes, stirring half way. Serve hot with chips.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Original Recipe Here.

Ok so I combined:
2 - 8 oz packages of softened cream cheese
1 Cup of Ranch
1 Cup Tabasco
1/2 Cup Blue Cheese
2/3 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
2 Rotisserie Chickens, then blend meat in a blender so smaller pieces

I combined the first five ingredients and made a creamy sauce.  Then I combined the chicken.  I cooked mine for 40 minutes and then heated it up in the oven on warm for 1 hour.  It makes A LOT of dip like 8 cups (which is great for a party). Serve with tortilla chips.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Turkey Shephard's Pie

Original Recipe Here.

16 oz turkey breast, cubed
8 oz frozen peas
8 oz frozen carrots
18 oz jar or turkey gravy (it might have been 16 not sure, whatever the biggest jar at GE was)
1 tsp of thyme
1 pkg of bob evans premade mashed potatoes

In my 4 qt crock pot, add peas and carrots, then place turkey breast, then I poured the gravy on top, lastly I sprinkled the thyme on.  Cook on low for 6-8 hrs, stirring occasionally.  1 hr before serving put spoonfuls of mashed potatoes on top.  Serve hot.

I made this after for my parents after surgery this week.  Its super yummy and soft on throats.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lemon garlic baked Halibut

Yummy! My hubby made this for me for dinner tonight and it was amazing! He served it with garlic butter wheat rotini!

Click here for recipe.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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This was yummy!

I took it to an office pot luck party and it was all gone by the time I went to take a pic.

Fruit Dip a la May

Sorry folks but this is a secret recipe.
It was Yummy as always!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Crispy Ranch Chicken

1/4 cup of unseasoned bread crumbs
1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley Original Dry Ranch Dip Mix
4 boneless chicken breasts
Combine bread crumbs and dry ranch in a plastic bag.  Add chicken breasts one at a time and shake till the chicken is coated.  after you have done all the chicken breasts I usually shake the remainder of what'sleft in the bag onto the chicken.  Bake chicken uncovered, in an ungreased baking pan at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.

I cut everything in half and made 2 chicken breasts.  It was yummy!

*Recipe given to me by Lois*

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Egg Salad Sandwhich

Here is the recipe I used for my inspiration.

Now I am not a mayo fan, in fact I would venture to say that I HATE IT.  But I love egg salad so I decided to try this.  I made a few changes b/c if it is runny or has any mayo chunks I will just loose it all over my kitchen.
So I used:
6 eggs
3 tsp miracle whip
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tb dried chives
salt and pepper to taste
Crush eggs with fork, add rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly. I eat mine on wheat bread usually toasted.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Foil Packs

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Now I didn't have cheddar cheese so I used about 1 ounce of Velveeta in each packet cut into little cubes.  Also, I cut all the fat off my chicken before placing them in the oven...I HATE FAT!
Instead of using fresh bacon I just bought the already crushed stuff in the store and used that (also good on english muffin pizzas).

Thus was amazing and smelled awesome!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bible Inspiration

Akiane Kramarik, Age 8
"Prince of Peace"
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.
~Hebrews 4:12

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
~ John 14:27

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
~ 1 Peter 5:7

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
~Philippians 4:6

God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
~John 3:17

All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
~Isaiah 53:6

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
~Ephesians 4:32

So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
~1 Timothy 6:8

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit zaps a person's strength.
~Proverbs 17:22

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
~Ephesians 5:2

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
~Romans 4:10

They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.
~Psalm 112:7

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.
~Romans 8:38

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
~Psalm 103:2-3

Monday, August 6, 2012

Left Over Pie

I used my left overs from last nights dinner.

I shredded the left over roast beef and threw out all fat.  Cut Carrots into bite size pieces.  Combine shredded beef and carrots with left over gravy in a small casserole dish.  Spread left over mashed potatoes on top of everything.  Put shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

It was yummy

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Family Dinner

Click on individual picture's caption to see each recipe :0)  Everything was so yummy and having it together was even better!

Wine Cork Garland

Love this! I'm going to buy blue push pins and pin our christmas cards we receive on each cork. I made this awesome christmas card display that I can use year after year!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

Boiling water and 1 tbsp of dawn dish soap. Combine. throw in jewelry. Scrub with a toothbrush when water is warm. Once water is cool...rinse jewelry off in warm tap water. Let dry over night. Put on in the morning. My ring came out like at the jewelry store :0)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Healthy General Tso's Chicken

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2 tsp. cornstarch
3 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. rice vinegar
3 tbsp. water
1.5 tsp. ground ginger
1.5 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
3 tbsp. water
1/2 c. sugar

In a bowl, whisk together the first 9 ingredients. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, bring 3 tbsp. water and sugar to a boil. Don't stir! Cook until the mixture turns golden. Add the oil/vinegar/spice mixture. Simmer until the caramel has dissolved and has become syrupy. My hubby ended up stirring it when we added the spice mixture.

Place whatever chicken you have pre cooked into the sauce and toss to coat. Serve hot!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

English Muffin Pizza

We love English muffin pizzas!

Preheat oven to 400.  Make up little pizzas using English muffins as the crust.  Cook for 20 mins.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Baked Salmon

Tin Foil
2 Salmon Fillets
1 lemon, sliced

Lemon sliced first, salmon on top, add butter on salmon and top everything with pepper. Wrap in a foil envelope, cook 25 mins at 300.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jalapeno Marinade

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I just added everything into a ziploc baggie and then let it marinade for overnight.

I didn't use fresh garlic or cilantro or lime.
2.5 tsp crushed garlic
2 Tbs dried cilantro
4 Tbs lime juice

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rust-Oleum is up there with Duct Tape on my Shelf!

50 Year old rocker looks awesome!  All it took was a coat of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint.
<3 it!