Saturday, August 13, 2016

#2 Update

Here's some other favorites!
 Chicken Broccoli Biscuits
 Overnight oats
 Homemade Hummus
 Easter cake for kids
 Sugar Brookies
 Chrissy Teigens Biscuits
 Corn Crab Chower

Zucchini Banana Muffins
Enjoy!

Some more easy recipes to try :)

Alrighty friends, another update. Still here so I thought I would post a few things I've made. Let me know if want the recipes :)
 Michelob Ultra Beer Cake for my niece's birthday!
Philly Roast Beef Sub :)
 Chicken N Broccoli Biscuits
 Mom's Arzo Con Pollo
 Fruit Tarts
 Super Bowl 2016 Party
 Chill Tamale Pie
 Homemade Chocolate Poptarts
And some Easy Zucchini Boats! Enjoy!


Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Goodies!!

Just staying in touch! Hopefully everyone has had a great Winter Break, here's what I have so far :)

 Oreo Snowmen for the kids at school

 Gingerbread men for my cookie tray

 Peppermint Biscotti for a family friend

 My Cookie Tray for Christmas Eve
                                 
                                       
 My Cranberry Lemon Christmas trifle

Made some Ham Spinach & gruyere cheese swirls with leftover Christmas ham

I will post recipes when I catch up. Let me know which ones you'd like to see. Off my make my grocery list for goodies I have to start on for New Years Eve!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sausage Puffs

1 egg
1 lb pork sausage
1/4 c bread crumbs (finely chopped)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tbsp ch Italian parsley
1 bx Pepperidge Puff Pastry(2 sheets)
egg wash:
1 egg
1 tsp water


Preheat oven to 400º and spray your baking sheet. In large bowl, mix sausage and dry ingredients then add 1/2 of your beaten egg and blend well.
Unfold pastry sheet (roll out slightly if necessary), cut into strips about 1" wide. Spread some Dijon onto sheet then place a line of sausage mix down middle. Brush edges with egg wash then flip over pastry to cover. Pinch sides and use fork tines to seal. Now brush the roll with egg mix and cut into single serving sizes, mine were about 2" wide. Place onto baking sheet and bake at 400º for 10 minutes then 10 more minutes at 350º. Bake until golden. I served mine with honey mustard.







Spinach Maple Salad

Made this salad over Thanksgiving. It was fresh with lots of flavor. Try it out.



  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 5 oz field greens mix
  • 3 small gala apples or 2 medium, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 walnuts (opt)
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled (don't use the pre-crumbled stuff)
  • 2 oz herb goat cheese (opt)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 12 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional) 
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced into thin strips (optional)
  • Maple-Cider Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
Directions
  • If using red onion, place slices in a colander and run under warm water for about 10 seconds, tossing once, to remove harsh bite. Drain well.
  • In a large salad bowl toss together spinach, apples, pecans, blue cheese, cranberries and optional bacon and red onion. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately after adding dressing.
  • For the dressing:
  • Add all ingredients to a medium mason jar. Cover with lid and shake to blend well (or alternately just blend well in a bowl with a whisk) Make extra, its good.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Where have you been?

Man o man.... as much as I enjoy posting....life just gets out of hand :) Gonna play catch up again, let me know if you are interested in any of the recipes and I will put them up. Thanks for stopping by.



    Made some Cherry Vodka, I think some call it "Cherry Bounce" :)

Sausage Puffs with Spicy Mustard dip

  The Little One and I decorated cookies.

                    Stuffed Zucchini Boats

                        A dreamy Creamy Lemon Raspberry Cake

                   Butterfingers Brownies


          Crispy Shrimp Wontons with Thai Peanut sauce.

                  Hosted a fun Happy Hour for the boys.

Made 200 Halloween cookies for Big Daddy to take to work.

Had another great Halloween get together!

                              And went to Spain this summer.

Hoping to get back on the bus here and share some more ideas with all of you - I have tons :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Texas Tornado Cake



I've seen this around for years but it seemed a little weird to me but... finally decided to try it. Super easy and surprisingly it came together. Now I know why it's survived for so long. Oldie but goodie here.
1 ½ c sugar
2 eggs
2 c flour
1 c ch nuts
2 c fruit cocktail with syrup (16oz can) - I used Very Cherry Cocktail
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 c brown sugar
Preheat pan to 325º Spray a 9x13" pan and set aside.
Combine sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, baking soda and flour, mix until blended. Pour into prepared 9x13" pan. Combine brown sugar and nuts, sprinkle all over top. Bake for 40 minutes and make your icing.
Icing:
1 stick of butter
1 c coconut
3/4 c ben sugar
½ c evaporated milk
Throw it all into a saucepan and boil for about 2 minutes, stirring the whole time. Spoon over hot cake. Let it cool completely, its even better the next day :)