Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Taco Soup & Apple Turnovers

Taco Soup
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Corn
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Can Rotel Diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 package Taco Seasoning
1 Package Ranch Dressing mix
1 # Hamburger, cooked
1 Cup Water

Mix together all ingredients in a Crock Pot. I cooked mine on High for 1 hour then put it down to low for another 30 minutes or until we ate it. If you wanted to let it cook longer you could put it on low or warm for a couple hours.
Serve with Crushed Corn Chips and Taco blend Cheese.

Apple Turnovers
1 Tube of Refridgerated Biscuits (approx.10)
1 Apple, peeled and diced
Lay out biscuits and roll them a bit more so they are flatter and larger around. Place a spoonful of apples on the biscuits. Fold one side of the biscuit over and seal edges to make a half circle.Place in a baking dish.

1 Cup Sugar
1 stick butter
1 T Cinnamon
12 Oz. Mountain Dew
In a saucepan on the stove heat these 4 together til it comes to a boil. Pour over Biscuits in pan.
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Olive Garden

No recipe post today. My husband took me out to Olive Garden yesterday and we had soup,salad and breadsticks all you can eat! Yum!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hawaiian Chicken & Roasted Ranch Potatoes

Hawaiian Chicken
This is a VERY simple recipe. All you need is some Bar-B-Que sauce (I use Sweet Baby ray's, Best kind if you ask me) and a can of Pineapple Rings with Juice.

I didnt measure because I didnt have a recipe, I was just experimenting.
But I used about 1/3 of the juice in the can of Pineapple rings and then used 2 rings on top of the chicken and about 1/2 Cup of Barbque sauce, give or take a little.
Stir together the barbque sauce and the pinapple juice until its smooth. Pour over Chicken in a baking dish. Lay a Pineapple ring on top of each chicken.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes -60 minutes.

Roasted Ranch Potatoes
This was a experiment too. Lol I just took 2 large Potatoes, peeled them and cut them into cubes.

Then I put them in a tupperware bowl and drizzled a little Olive oil over the potatoes. Next Sprinkle with some ranch dressing mix (I used about 1/4 of the package for it. You can use more if you want more flavor or less if you want less flavor.) and some salt and pepper. Put on the lid to the tupperware container and shake it to mix it.

Dump it all in a baking dish and bake at 350 for about and hour.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Ok, I was so ticked at myself. I made these Cute little Mini Pumpkin Pies in Muffin Pans for our Church Fall Party and forgot to take pictures. They turned out so cute. Oh well, So no picture tonight. Maybe Ill try to make them again and take pics. So No recipe tonight.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Blueberry Pie Filling

3/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. corn starch
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. water
4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. butter
In saucepan combine sugar, salt and corn starch with water, blueberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

I make this all the time only I use it as topping for Pancakes or Waffles. Its really yummy when its still warm with fresh baked pancakes and a little syrup!! Its one of our favorite suppers!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Easy Chocolate Cake

My Pampered chef lady made this the night of my party. . . . .

All you have to do is mix together a regular Chocolate cake mix like the box says.
(You can use milk chocolate, Chocolate, dark chocolate, German Chocolate, Devils food. . . )
Pour the prepared cake batter in a microwave safe dish, the lady used a round bundt pan but you could use any kinda of bowl that is mic safe.
Then take a can of Store bought Frosting. She used Milk chocolate but you can use whatever kind of chocolate you want. Drop it by spoonfuls on the cake mix. DO NOT STIR IT IN. Just let it sit on the top. Then Microwave for 15 minutes, you might want to watch it since Microwave are all different. I would set the timer for 10 minutes and check it. Then when its done place it on a plate or serving plate. What happens is the frosting sinks to the bottom of the bowl while its cooking and then when you dump the cake out the frosting is all on the top of the cake. Its so yummy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


okay here i go.One of my good friends Chels tagged me so I am gonna be a good girl and do it. .
:-) Here ya go Chels!! (By the way I am gonna start a regular blog about just life but havent gotten around to it yet!)

List 6 Random Things about you
1. I hate mice with a passion. I dont mind spiders, snakes, roaches at all but I literally cant stand mice. (Ask my husband)

2. I have a thing for Matthew McConaughey/Kate Hudson Movies- Fools Gold, How to lose a guy in 10 days, etc But then again I just love Matthew. . .

3. I never buy the same brand of shampoo and conditioner. I always buy a new kind each time I run out. Not really sure why, guess I just get bored with one kind. Same way with deodorant, I never buy the same kind. Come to think of it I never buy the same kind of laundry soap, toothpaste, gum, dish soap. . .

4.I always wanted to go to Hawaii for my honeymoon. Ever since I can remember. But then when it came time to pick a place for our honeymoon after I found my honey I didnt even want to go to Hawaii!

5. Up until last April I had not been to any DR (besides chiropractor) since I was 2 years old and I had never had blood drawn until this past April.

6. I hate Horror/scary movies and dont like Dr's and blood but I love the TV series House and Bones and CSI: Miami. Go figure.

Caramel Apple Pizza

Ok that is not a picture I took since I still didnt have my camera back when I made it, but it is from the website I got the recipe from (Taste of Home or Pampered chef, cant remember which one) But trust me when I say this is so yummy. I took a huge pan of it and didnt bring any of it home!!

Caramel Apple Pizza
1 Roll Sugar Cookie dough
1 Box Cream Cheese
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter (creamy)
2 T Brown Sugar
1 T Vanilla
2 Apples, peeled and sliced thinly
Caramel Ice Cream topping or Caramel Apple dip

In a 9x13 baking pan lay out sugar cookie dough. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until browned.
Let cool completely. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Spread over cooled cookie dough crust. Dip sliced apples in Sprite or lemon juice and layer on pizza. Melt Caramel in microwave until really runny (I used Caramel apple dip like you find in the store beside the apples and I microwaved it about 15 seconds)
You can then use a spoon to drizzle the caramel over the apples but I poured the caramel sauce into a ziploc bag and cut one of the corners off at the bottom and just drizzled it over the pizza that way.
The picture above shows peanuts on top but I never add peanuts since I dont really like them.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cheddar Biscuits

Well I dont have any pictures of these since when I made them a friend had borrowed my camera for a wedding, but they are really yummy!!!
They taste just like Red Lobsters

Cheddar Biscuits
2 Cups Bisquick mix
2/3 Cup Milk ( I used a bit more than this)
1 Cup Shredded Cheese
Mix all together and drop by spoonful onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until bottoms are brown.
Immediently after taking out of oven melt 3 T of Butter and mix in some Garlic Powder. Spoon butter mixture over hot biscuits. .