Friday, November 19, 2010

Popover Pizza

Popover pizza sounds weird  but it really is good. You are baking this upside down and when you serve it you will flip it over.

This is such a fun recipe to do with your kids they will love it.

Pop-Over Pizza
1 Lb. ground beef
1 large onion chopped
1 envelope Spaghetti sauce mix (1 1/2 oz)
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 pkg. (8 oz) sliced mozzarella cheese
Pop-Over Batter
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. oil
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Brown beef with onions in a large skillet, stir to crumble: pour off excess fat. Add contents of sauce envelope, tomato sauce and water; simmer 10 minutes.Prepare pop-over batter while meat mix is simmering. beat together eggs, milk and oil. Add flour and salt then beat until smooth. Spoon meat mixture into greased 13 X 9 baking dish. Top with  mozzarella cheese. Pour batter over hot pizza filling and cover completely. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
When serving cut into squares and as you go to put it on the plate flip it over.
(You can add bell peppers, bacon, mushrooms....what ever you want in it.)
The top pops up while it cooks which makes it a fun for kids watch.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

I love making "Comfort Food".
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Sunday, October 24, 2010


The labels are done so I am finished!
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Busy Day

Work hard canning Italian/Mexican stewed tomatoes!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deal of The Week!

Deal Of The WEEK!
I love finding a good deal and this deal is a super dooper, yummy, big, delicious good deal! For $9.99 we had dinner, leftovers for lunches and lots of cookies for midnight snacks!Here are the details, at Associated food stores they are running a dinner special, for $9.99. You get your choice of Lasagna or Enchiladas
PLUS all of the FREEBIES:
FREE bag of salad, FREE loaf of french bread,
FREE cookies and FREE Pepsi Product!
I have purchased the Lasagna alone for $14 before and with the all of the freebies this should cost between $22 and $24. This deal was so good I bought 3 of them! It is perfect for those nights when you are tired from a long day and don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen! You can also make it look more homemade by adding Italian spices and grated cheesed before baking and Parmesan cheese after. I also turned the french bread into garlic bread by adding butter and minced garlic, then baking it on 325 for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy the leftovers!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One of My Favorites!

I love this time of year because its not so hot, has a cozy weather feeling , I can turn on the fire place soon and Starbucks has PUMPKIN LATTES!!! I love pumpkin lattes they are my favorite! And no one else at my house likes them at all one stealing sips out of my cup! I am sure they are very fattening but I have to look at it this way....If  I walk around while I drink them then its OK ....Right? Don't answer that, let me have my illusions.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cute Enough for 2 Blogs!

My newest addition to my dress form collection!
What do you collect?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Fun Blog....

This Picture is from one of my new favorite blogs!
She has pictures oof all kinds of homes homes...etc...

Isn't that the cutest stove...I am really for tea!
You have to stop by this blog if you love looking at houses

Now that you've had a glimps go over and check it out!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Freezer Cooking

I love this book! It called Fabulous Freezer by Jenny Ahlstrom Stranger.
If you love to have meals ready when you get home and you already did the work,
 this is the book for you! It is an easy way to plan out meals.And the recipes are so good. I love it when I plan out meals and have them in the freezer. Some nights I just don't want to cook but the funny part is I am HUNGRY. Dang how that works. She has a website where you can order her book and she has 2 other cookbooks too. the address is:
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

At My Other Blog....

These are so good and if you want the recipe you will have to stop by my other blog;
So come on over and see. You won't be sorry since this recipe is so easy and habit forming!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pickled Perfection!

It was a fun canning day with my Daughter Darcey and my Son's girlfriend Jesse. I decided to try doing pickled veggies. After having them at a few restaurants I thought...We can do these!!

We did mushrooms cut in half.

Sliced red, green and yellow bell peppers. And cut carrots.

Green beans...

Cauliflower and not pictured red and yellow onions, zucchini,
yellow crocked squash and pickled cucumbers.
Sounds yummy so far...

This is our herb mix for each jar. So we are almost ready to start.
We washes the jars and boiled the lids
Here's the recipe we used;
Pickled Veggie Perfection
9 lbs. veggies
green or red pepper pod, seeds removed
1 cup Mrs. Wages pickling & canning salt
2 quarts water
1 quart white vinegar
splash apple cider vinegar
2 heads fresh dill
1 tea. Mrs/ Wages pickling spice
3 cloves of garlic
1 tea. red pepper flakes
Follow the directions for the brine on the Mrs Wages. We mixed the dill, garlic, pepper flakes, pepper and pickling spice together in a separate bowl. In the bottom of each jar add 1  1/2 teaspoon of dill mixture in the bottom of each jar. Layer the veggies and on top sprinkle a little more pickling spice and fill with brine. Leaving 1/2 inch from the top of the jar. Process according to directions on Mrs Wages.

After processing wait for them to cool to make sure they pop then add cute labels.
  my husband thinks I can just so I can make cute labels.

These are the pints ...label is a cute rolling pin.

These are the quarts.
If you love pickled veggies you should try this...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Homemade Bug Juice or Wildcat Juice....

Ryan in his first endorsement!
Homemade Gatorade/Bug Juice-WildCat Juice!
Nothing like enjoying some energizing juice at a fraction of the cost.We all have little athletes that drink their weight in juice, so we decided to make our own. It is delicious and you can color it the color of your favorite team. If we are playing at "home" we call it WildCat Winner Juice, or when we play other teams we call it their mascot's name plus blood. Example: "Hawks Blood". It is a fun motivator and you can change the recipe to suit your athletes taste! Go Juice!
Homemade Athlete Juice
1-Empty 64 oz container
60 0z. water
1-2 cups of sugar-(sugar to taste)
4 Table Spoons of Lemon Juice
4 Table Spoons of Lime Juice
4 Flinstone Vitamins Crushed up
Add all ingredients then Shake up until everything is dissolved
Then add your food coloring. Once finished pour into empty water bottles
or sports drink bottles, you can make labels and be creative with title.
Make, Drink, Win!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cooking Swedish Pancakes with Elijah!

I love cooking with my grandkids! Elijah loves to cook with Nana and it was just deciding whats for breakfast. He looked and looked and we decide Swedish Pancakes would be yummy.

Its all in how you mix it...
These look so good....and Elijah wants the first one!
Minus 1 for Elijah....
So yummy...Elijah said we can do these again...

Swedish Pancake
4 eggs
2 cups milk
4 T. butter melted
2 T. sugar
1  1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tea. baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 tea. vanilla
Beat eggs until thick.
Add milk then butter.
Add sugar and vanilla and mix until sugar disolved.
Add flour and baking powder and stir together. Don't beat just stir.
Pour onto buttered pan and flip when 1 side is done.
Sprinkle with powder sugar and serve.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Apple Spice Dump Cake

This is the easiest cake ever! My grandkids can't get enough of this cake. This is a great one for the kids to help with because you can't mees it up at all. And since its easy and the kids love it I thought would share....
Apple Spice Dump Cake
1 box (14.5 oz about) Spice Cake Mix
1 can ( 21 oz about) Pie Filling
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all 3 ingredients together just until moist. Pour into a 13 X 9 baking dish or a bundt or tube cake pan that has been greased and floured. I like to use sugar instead of flour on all cakes its just makes the cake that much sweeter! Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
When cool sprinkle with powder sugar. I like to do it again on each piece as I serve it too! If you sprinkle with powder when warm it just melts into and you can't see it.
Now enjoy!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gooey Fudge Bars

These are so good and easy to make! My favorite thing...EASY. I got this recipe from my friend Melanie who teaches the best cooking classes.
Gooey Fudge Bars
Cookie base:
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups floor

Fudge Filling:
12 oz. pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 can eagle brand milk- sweetened cond. milk
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

* Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla, add dry ingredients, and stir in rolled oats. Set aside.
* Melt chocolate chips, milk, 2 tbsp. butter, and salt. When slightly cool add vanilla - stir till smooth.
* Grease jelly roll pan - spread 2/3 of oatmeal mixture in the bottom of the pan. Spread fudge over top. Dot with mixture and swirl over chocolate.
* Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or slightly browm.
* Makes 60 2 X 1 inch bars. Keeps well.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

I Love Info-mercials!

I was up late one night and Montel Williams Info-mercial  came on and since I am new to pressure cooking I was hooked. I watched and since you can use it for browning, slow cooking, steam and pressure cook I thought I would give it a whirl!
I LOVE it!
I like it better than my regular pressure cooker. I have thought the recipes books were ok. All the soup recipes were a little bland, but once you figure out how to cook in it you can fix any of the recipes to your taste. Here is my version:
Chicken Soup
2 cartons (32 oz) chicken broth
2 chicken breasts cubed
1 medium onion diced
3/4 cup broccoli
1 small yellow squash
1 cup sliced carrots
2 stalks diced celery
3/4 cup bow tie noodles
 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup alphabet soup mix

Pressure set at 50
Cook time is 20 minutes

Your soup is done!
Now since you have time try making a loaf of Artisan Bread.
You can get a great recipe from "Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day".

Nope there is no Info-mercial!
I got this book at JoAnn's Fabric Store. LOL

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Yes I am doing a giveaway....
a cookbook...
but it is on my other blog:
So stop on by and find out how you can win!!
This is a great cookbook so come on over and join in the fun!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I love Cooking with Sandra Lee

I love watching foodnet work & "Money Saving Meals with Sandra Lee" Her recipes always turn out for me and they are alway delious! This is one I tried recently and loved it!! Sometimes before I try them I go to and read the reviews. There have been a few I have thought twice about after reading the reviews. But that usally isn't the case if its a Sandra Lee recipe.

Chicken Burritos with Pineapple Salsa

(3.5 to 4-pound) chicken

1 medium yellow onion, 1 peeled

Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained and chopped

1 small red onion, diced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 tablespoons lime juice

3 scallions, chopped

6 flour tortillas
1 can red or black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup shredded jack cheese

In a large pot, put the chicken, 1 whole onion, and large pinch of salt and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 1 hour.

While the chicken is cooking, make the salsa by mixing together the diced red onion, pineapple chunks, jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove the chicken and allow it to cool.When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the meat, discarding the bones and skin.

Wrap the tortilla in a damp towel and microwave for 45 second or until warm and pliable. Heat the beans in a small pot over low heat.

Lay out one tortilla onto a flat surface. Place 1/4 of the chicken, into the middle of the burrito. Top with 1/4 cup of cheese, 1/4 of the beans and 2 tablespoons of the salsa. Fold the bottom of the tortilla up over the filling then fold the sides in and roll up from the bottom. Repeat with remaining ingredients and garnish with remaining salsa.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lucky Shopping Day!

I have decided I want to learn to make my own pasta. I have a Kitchenaid and thought that I would buy the attachment that goes to it.I have been sitting and watching videos and reading about pasta making all morning so I decided to go shopping and LOOK....
How cute these are!
Shopping at TJ Max paid off!
Look how pretty close up these are.
I just love them back to reading about pasta making....
Have any of you made your own pasta....Do I have to use it when I make it...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hang Them High!

My husband hung my new pot hanger....and I love it!
I have more hooks so you know what that means....
Shopping !!! I do have my eye on a few other sizes...
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