Friday, September 15, 2017

Milano Ghosts and Reeses Witch Brooms

Pinned it, tried it, and LOVED it!

Yes, I confess. I have been spending lots of time on Pinterest lately! I like to look at all the fall things people have been posting. 

I ran across these "cute as can be"ghosts and witch brooms and had to make a few! They were so easy, and tasty. I didn't think Milano's could get better, but we loved them with the white chocolate. I just dipped half of the cookie and added some black sprinkles for eyes. 

The brooms were even easier! I took a toothpick and made a hole in the Reese miniature cup, and stuck the pretzel inside. Who doesn't love a sweet and salty snack? Yum!

These would be fun for kids of course,but also great for Halloween parties. I think I will head back to Pinterest and see what else I can find...LOL!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

S'more Oreo's...pinned it and tried it

Pinned it, tried it and LOVED it!

I wasn't sure s'mores could get any better, but I have to say they are even better made with Oreo's!!!

Just twist an Oreo open, add the chocolate, roasted marshmallow, put the top back on and ENJOY!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday Rachel's French Toast

Rachel's French Toast

Throwback Thursday! I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Good morning all!

And a good morning it was for us with this special treat for breakfast.

This recipe came from a new church cookbook I bought...I've been finding lots of good recipes to try.

The things I liked about this were, well, first and foremost, it tasted wonderful. Warm carmel with cranberries and cinnamon....what an awesome combination! It was also easy to make, and I love make ahead recipes.

Even though I halved the recipe, there's just enough left for my lunch today..can't wait!

Rachel's French Toast

1 c. brown sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1/2 c. butter, melted
3 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. cranberries or raisins
1 loaf French bread cut into 1 in. slices
6 large eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
1 T. vanilla

Combine the brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a 9x13 baking dish. Add butter,apples and cranberries. Toss to coat. Spread evenly over bottom of dish. Arrange bread slices on top. Mix eggs,milk, vanilla, and 2 tsp. cinnamon and pour on top of bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cover with buttered foil and bake for 40 minutes at 375. Uncover and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Invert each piece on a warm plate. Serves 6-8.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

All American Potato Salad

We love potato salad!

 I make it quite often, and this is the recipe I use most often. When I boil potatoes for any other meal, I always boil extra to have for this the next day. My mom used to do that when she served mashed potatoes, she always reserved some to slice for fried potatoes or salad for another meal. It kind of becomes like a habit now, and I just keep peeling!

This turns out a bit different almost every time I make it, depending on the amount of mustard or milk I add. Sometimes I like to add chopped dill pickles, but Brent prefers without. Once in awhile I'll sneak them in though!

All American Potato Salad

6-7 medium potato's boiled, cooled and sliced
4 eggs, boiled and peeled, dice 3 ( slice 1 for the top)
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 c. mayo
salt and pepper to taste
mustard to taste
dash of milk
dash of sugar

Place the sliced potatoes,diced eggs, chopped celery and onion in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, dash of sugar and milk. Mix until smooth.  Fold into the potatoes and top with sliced egg. Chill.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Throwback Thursday

It's Throwback Thursday and I'm sharing a light and fun dessert....Butterfinger Cake!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I was looking for a light, yet flavorful and delicious dessert, and this really fit the bill. The great thing about this recipe is it can be made with low fat ingredients,too. You just use fewer snack size butterfingers, and actually a few crushed butterfingers go quite far.

 Another fun thing would be to try different candy bars...heath, whoppers, and Nestle crunch all sound good to me. Or just different fruits would be good too

.Now I need to decide what I will choose next time I make this!

Butter Finger Dessert
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1 package sugar free fat free instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c. low fat milk
1 (8 oz.) tub light whipped topping, 
1 angel food cake
butterfingers, crushed (I used about 8 snack size bars, but you could get by with 4)

Mix the milk and pudding , beating for 2 minutes until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping. Tear the angel food cake into pieces. Place half in a 9x13 pan. Pour half of the pudding mixture on top. Sprinkle with butterfingers. Repeat. Refrigerate until serving.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tater Tot Enchilada Bake

This is one of those simple recipes that is always a hit. My family has always loved tater tot hot dish, and this spicier version is also delicious. I like that it comes together so quickly and is a fun meal with a salad on the side. We love it with a big dollop of sour cream on the top!

Tater Tot Enchilada Bake

1 lb. burger
1 small onion, chopped (optional)
2 tsp. taco seasoning
1 can enchilada sauce 
2 c. tater tots (or more...enough to cover the top)
1 c. cheddar cheese

Brown the burger and onion. Add the seasoning and enchilada sauce and simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Spoon into casserole. Top with tots and cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until tots are done. Can serve with sour cream, black olives, salsa, and cilantro.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Skillet Brownie for 2

Sometimes you just need a brownie. 

Not a big pan...or you might eat the whole thing. That's when you can make this skillet brownie for 2. Actually you could also bake it in a small loaf pan if you don't have a  6" skillet. The skillet adds a nice texture to the sides though.

I like to add some chocolate chips on top and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but you could make a bit of icing. Or eat it plain too...either way it's a delicious treat!

Skillet Brownie for 2

5 Tbsp. flour
6  1/2 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/8 tsp.salt
1 egg 
3 Tsp. oil
handful of chocolate chips

Mix the flour,sugar,cocoa and salt. Add the egg and oil. Mix well and pour into a 6" cast iron skillet. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes.