Friday, October 30, 2009

Candy corn cookies

These cookies are so much fun to make! And sure taste good too!!

*white melting chocolate
*regular melting chocolate
*your favorite sugar cookie recipe
*orange food coloring

Make you favorite sugar cookie recipe and dye it orange. Cute out cookies in a candy corn shape. Just to let you know I didn't have a candy corn cookie cutter and couldn't find one so we just rolled out the dough, used a big bowl to cut out a big circle, and then used a pizza cutter and cut it into 8 pieces (like a pizza). Worked pretty good! Cook the cookies and let them cool. Melt the white chocolate and dip the bottom third of each cookie in the chocolate. Let that dry then dip the top third in milk chocolate. Let dry and enjoy!

Snake pizza

I made this the other day for Travis for lunch :) I am too lazy to type it all up so here is a link to the recipe

But here are the changes we made to make it a pizza. We used pizza sauce instead of the mustard, pepperoni in place of the lunch meat, and we just used cheddar/mozzarella cheese. We used a cut up pepperoni for the tongue and black olives for the eyes! It sure was tasty!

Mummy dogs

How cute are these! We are actually making these tonight for dinner so I got this pic off of 'our best bites' blog!
*1 package crescent rolls
*hot dogs
*sliced cheese
Place cheese on hot dogs and wrap thin slices of crescent rolls around hot dogs. Cook according to directions on crescent rolls. (Yes these are just pigs in a blanket with a Halloween twist!)

Jello Blood worms :)

I love the holidays and making food that goes with each holiday! So this week I heve been busy making all sorts of fun (and sometimes gross looking) Halloween treats. Enjoy!
*one 6 oz package of ras. jello
*3 packages of unflavored jello
*3 cups boiling water
*3/4 c. whipping cream
*15-20 drops green food coloring
*100 plastic straws
Combine gelatins in a bowl and add boiling water. Stir until well mixed. Place in fridge till lukewarm (about 20 min). While that is cooling place rubber band around straws loosly to hold them together. PLaces straws in an enpty cleaned out milk jug or any tall container. Blend food coloring and cream to the jello mixture and pour into the container, filling the straws. Chill at least 8 hours.
To get the worms out pull straws out of container and run under hot tap water for a couple seconds (its easiest to only do 3-4 at a time). Starting at the empty end push the worms out, they should slide out pretty easy. Lay worms on a wax paper lined baking sheet and chill for an hour or up to two days. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Black Bean Salsa

I am so addicted to this stuff!! In fact I just made some today and just thinking of it makes my mouth water!

*1 can black beans-drained and rinsed
*1 can corn-drained
*3-4 tomatoes-diced
*1-2 avocados-diced
*1 jalapeno-take out seeds and cut into small pieces
*about half a bunch of cilantro-chopped
*Italian dressing-Just do it to taste but I usually use about 3/4 of a small (8 oz I think) bottle

Just mix all together and eat with tortilla chips (or just with a spoon if you are like me) ;P

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Check this out!

Mouthwatering goodness.....

Doesn't this stuff look amazing.....


The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake!

The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Best Mashed Potatoes Ever!!

I've never been great at making mashed potatoes. I'm always looking to try new recipes to see if I can find a good go-to mashed potatoes recipe. My search has ended! These mashed potatoes were easy, creamy, and delicious! Definitely a must try!

1 1/2 lbs peeled potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
2 TB butter
1/2 ts garlic salt
1/4 ts pepper
1/4 c milk

Boil potatoes in lightly salted water for 15 minutes until tender. Drain; add remaining ingredients. Beat on medium-high with mixe until smooth. Serves 4.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

No Meat Enchiladas

This is one of our favorites! It has a yummy, healthy taste with a little bit of a kick. It is really pretty easy too. I wish I could take credit for the recipe, but I borrowed it from my good friend Amanda Grimmer who served this for dinner when we were over one Sunday night.

  • 1 c. instant rice
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 can black beans not drained
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 bottle of salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • About 10 tortillas

Combine rice and water. Microwave for 5 minutes. Add black beans, corn, green peppers, and tomato to rice mixture. Pour half of salsa on bottom of 9x13 pan to cover. Fill tortillas with mixture, roll, and put in pan. Repeat until pan is full. Pour rest of salsa on top of the rolled tortillas. Top with lots of grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes until warm through and cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dinner in a Pumpkin

This is a fun seasonal meal to have. We have it at our house every Halloween. I always thought itwas so cool to eat dinner from a pumkin when I was younger. Okay so I still think it's cool:)

1 sm to med size pumpkin

1 onion, chopped

2 Tb vegetable oil

1 1/2 to 2 lbs ground beef

2 Tb soy sauce

2 Tb brown sugar

1 can slied mushrooms, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 1/2 cps cooked rice

Cut off thetop of the pumpkin and thoroughly clean ot seeds and pulp. Paint a face on pumpkin with permanent marker. Preheat oven to 350.

In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tener. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice. Spoon mixure into cleaned pumpkin shell. Replace pumpkin in top and place entire pumpkin, with filling, on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until meat of pumpkin is tender.

*Scrape off inside of pumpkin when dishing up meal. Delicious!!*

Chicken Divan

This has been my favorite dinner for as long as I can remember. I would always ask for this meal on my birthday every year, and now that I'm the one doing the cooking, I love it because it is easy and delicious! This is definitely a regular on our menu.

Chicken, cooked and diced
Broccoli, steamed
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup mayonnaise ( I usually do half mayo and half sour cream b/c I don't like that strong of a mayo flavor)
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 T lemon juice
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

In 9x13 in. pan, layer chicken and broccoli. Pour sauce over. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min.
Serve over cooked rice.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tried the Zucchini Casserole--Success!

Tonight, I made the Italian Zucchini Casserole that Carlin posted awhile back. It was great! I haven't had zucchini a lot and I'm no fan of vegetables, but it was REALLY good. I halfed it thinking it was going to be too much for me and Trapper, but I think I should've just made the full amount 'cause I was only able to have one helping. I had to save enough for Trapper to take to lunch tomorrow. Anyway, it was even a great hit with Jackson! He ate it and enjoyed it! That definitely got points with me. Next time though, I'll probably add some olives and even some chicken just to give it a little more substance. And some garlic bread too. That would've made it perfect!