Sunday, September 29, 2013

#3 Raspberry Picking

We went Raspberry picking :)  We had a lot of fun.  Raspberries are my favorite, but the thorns make them a little difficult to pick.

Pecan Pumpkin Dessert

Click here for recipe.

The two things I did different were:
I used 8 oz instead of 12 oz of Cool Whip
I'm not going to invert all at once, I am doing it one piece at a time and add the topping then.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Quick Easy Chicken Salad

I got this idea from my friend at work.  Since my hubby is now attending grad school classes two nights a week, she suggested this quick easy dinner.

Buy a rotisserie chicken and de bone. Make some fries. Wash lettuce. Put lettuce on a plate, chicken, then fries, top with cheese and your favorite dressing.

Boom! All done! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pumpkin Fro Yo Dog Cookies - Try One

1 cup pureed pumpkin
16 oz. Greek yogurt

Mix together until south. Scoop into silicone molds. Freeze.

Allie is not a fan of this recipe....perhaps I'll try a different one around Thanksgiving.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Apple Pie

I used this Pie Crust Recipe and doubled it.

6 Large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4" slices
2/3 Cup of sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
3 Tbsp Flour
1 egg + 1 Tbsp water, beaten
sugar for sprinkle on top

Mix Sugar, Cinnamon, and Flour together in a large bowl.  Stir apples in until completely covered.  Pour apples into prepared raw pie crust.  We topped ours with a lattice design, topped with eggwash, and sprinkled with sugar.  Bake on 425 for 20 mins, then reduce to 350 for 15 mins or until apples are done.

I made an apple pie for my boyfriend 8 years ago and it was horrible, but he still ate it.  Thats how I knew he was the one.  9 years of knowing each other and marriage, I finally know how to make an AMAZING apple pie :)

#13 Try PUMKING Beer

We finally were able to try PUMKING after 3 years of trying to get our hands on it.  Every year it comes out and it is gone so fast in restaurants, bars, Giant Eagle, and distributors.  I have had multiple people rave about it and as we ALL know I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything pumpkin.

This was really good, but having said that I would not buy a case for $125.  One is very filling and it smells like pumpkin pie, but it tastes more like Pumpkin with a lot of spice.  I will definitely remember to get one every year at Monte Cello's.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot
4 Tbsp Ranch
2 Cups shredded chicken
Shredded Colby cheese
8 tortillas
Sour cream

Mix red hot, ranch, and chicken until combined. Put 1/2 cup chicken mixture on top of tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, top with another tortilla, put on George Foreman Grill, cook until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.

Should make 4.

Monday, September 9, 2013

#6 Kayaking

I absolutely HATED kayaking on the rough ocean waters and got really sea sick.  Maybe in the future we will try it again on nice calm water....