Monday, January 30, 2012

No-Bake Chocolate chip Peanut Butter bites

 They were good but needed something else.. plus they were wet and sticky so I thought.. hmmm I'll roll em in powdered sugar, so I had J-Bird try them plain and then tried them in powdered sugar.. we both agreed PS was the way to go.. So here is MY version of this..

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (DON'T use big ones.. I did, you need minis)
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar

Mix everything above in a medium bowl.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls and then sprinkle on or roll on powdered sugar and enjoy!  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

*NOTE:: After sitting in the fridge all night they were alittle better and alot more firm.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Italian Beef

Italian Beef

Mix in crock pot: 
1 (1.25 oz) envelope dry onion soup mix 
1 t. oregano 
1/2t. red pepper flakes 
1 t. basil 
1 t. dried parsley 
1 large clove garlic, smashed 
1 cup water 

Place on mixture: 
2-3 lbs. Beef Roast

Serve on a hard Italian roll or a bread of your choice!

I put mine in about 8:30 am cooked on low all day then about 4 I took it out and shredded it and stuck it back in the juices. I had to add a little more water to cover all the meat. I put it on warm and we ate about 6pm. It was yummy!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

This is soo yummy!!
Crockpot Cheesy 
Chicken Spaghetti  
Serves 12 ( one cup each)

16 oz. dry spaghetti, cooked
1 lb. Velveeta Cheese
12.5 oz can chicken breast, drained & flaked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
10 oz. can diced tomatoes & green chilies (Rotel)
1/2 cup water
1 small onion, diced
salt & pepper to taste

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to mix well. Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours. Stir again just before serving.

Sooo okay. I for starters will not be using canned chicken again. You couldn't really taste the chicken so I'll use chicken breasts cut into chunks. Since J-Bird thought it was too hot. I'll use just tomatoes instead of the tomatoes with chilies. We'll see how that tastes :) Oh and maybe some more cheese.. I love cheese :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crunchy Cheddar Chicken

1 Sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed
6 oz of sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
1 stick of melted butter
* Heat oven to 350*. Line baking sheet with foil.
* In a bowl combine the crackers, cheese, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
* Dip chicken in butter then cracker mixture then place on the foil lined baking sheet.
* Sprinkle remaining mixture onto chicken then bake until chicken is golden brown. (25-30 min)

**This is highly requested in our house!**

Monday, January 2, 2012

Crackle Nail Polish

So Avon was having a sale on nail polish 2 for $6.99 so I told J-Bird I wanted some for my stocking.. so I placed the order and got a red color and black (only color they had) crackle polish.. So I decided to try it out...

I don't like the red under it.. I felt Gothic lol.. So I took it off and put pink under it.. but it was a dark pink so it was still kinda Gothic looking.. So I might give my black to my sister in law, no she isn't Gothic lol, but she is 15 and probably like it better than my old 28yr old self lol. Although my sister told me that they have new colors of crackle.. so I might try that.. This crackle polish is WEIRD! You put it on and watch it separate.. I wonder what its made of lol??? Why does my spell check want me to capitolize Gothic?!?!

New Years Eve goodies!

We had a BUNCH of snack/finger foods for our NYE get together. Every one pitched in and brought goodies.. I made a few things.. the first one was

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is sooo easy and SO good!!

All you need is:
2 boneless chicken breasts
  (I cook mine in the oven at 375* until its done)
8oz Cream Cheese
Ranch Dressing
Hot Sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce)

* Bake the chicken breasts, shred. Then put in crock pot and add cream cheese (I put on high with lid on and got the cream cheese soft) Then add some hot sauce and then some ranch dressing until creamy. I then turned it on low and let cook until its good and hot.. Adding  Hot Sauce and Ranch dressing if needed. After its real good and hot I'll put the setting to Warm until party time.

This is a MUST try!! You control the "hotness" of the dip.. My 5 year old can eat it because I don't over due it. Its got just the right amount of "kick" lol

Veggie Pizza

Let me just start off by giving you a tip. IF you are new to your food processor be careful putting your veggies in it or you will get THIS


Chop veggies up on "PULSE" setting hahaha
You'll need:

2 cans of crescents
2-8oz cream cheese
Sour cream
2 packs of dry ranch mix
any veggies you would like
1 bag of shredded Cheese

*Place crescents flat on a cookie sheet. Bake (follow instructions on package for temp and times). Cool completely.

*Mix together Cream Cheese (softened), about 1/2-1c. of sour cream ( you might have to add more) and dry Ranch Mix. Spread on cooled crust. Top with veggies, cheese and what ever you choose. Enjoy!

The last thing I made was a recipe I got from my Grandma. She made these for my wedding back in 05' and ever since I have LOVED them.

Sausage Balls (that's what I call them lol)


You will need:
1 roll of Mild Jimmy Dean Sausage (or Brand of your choice)
1 roll of Hot Jimmy Dean Sausage
3c. of dry biscuit mix
2c. of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Strong Man (optional) lol

*Place all ingredients into bowl and mix together.. the best way is to mix with your hands.. it will take awhile to mix it all up. It will look "wet" again when its all mixed together. This is the Step you need a Strong man:
After its all mixed up roll into balls about the size of a quarter and baked at 300* Grandma said 15mins but It was way longer like almost 45 I think.. so keep an eye on them.. they will be nice and sizzling with grease running out of them lol.