Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Computer Arrrgh Pulls Hair Out!

Hello everyone. My computer gave me a warning
this morning. And it was "I'm a piece of junk"
and Imma need life support soon.<_> So
I might not be around for awhile until
I get a new one. Anyway the contest
I'm giving will still end on Jan 6th
but it may be awhile before I select
the winner. Sorry guys:( Hopefully
this problem will be resolved around
Feburaryish! Also no recipes either.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar!!!!












Seasons Greetings Everyone!:0)

Ever had Chocolate Chip Cookies
in a Jar? Like to try it? Here is the
recipe! Enjoy!(-=


I do not own this photo. You can find
more Gift Jars like these @


bfeedme

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix the salt and baking soda in with the flour, then layer the ingredients into the jar.
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375º Sift dry ingredients through a colander to separate the chocolate chips
from other ingredients.
Beat 1 cup of butter or margarine in a medium bowl. Beat sifted ingredients into butter until
blended. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix beaten egg mixture into
butter mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Cocoa Mix!!! & Merry Christmas!!!!:0)













Yummy Christmas Cocoa Mix!
I think I will be having this around
the fireplace tonight! Would you like
to try some? Here is the recipe! Drink
Up! :0)


I do not own this photo. You can
find more beautiful baskets like this

@ elegantlyhandled


Christmas Cocoa Mix

1 (16 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate-flavored mix
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 (6 oz.) jar non-dairy coffee creamer
1 (25.6 oz.) pkg. instant nonfat milk powder
Combine all ingredients, stirring well. Store in a covered container. To serve, combine 1/3-cup
mix and 1 cup boiling water for each serving; stir well. Wrap with directions in Christmas mugs
for gifts.

Serves 36


Christmas Eve Cake!!!














Hmmm! Yummy Yummy Christmas Eve Cake!
Would you like to try it? Here is the recipe! Eat up!

I do not own this pic. You can find
more yummy cakes likes these @

giantjeansparlor




Christmas Eve Cake

1 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. hot milk
1 tbsp. butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Topping Optional:
1/4 c. butter
2 tbsp. cream
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 c. walnuts
Sift first 3 ingredients. Beat eggs until thick, 5 minutes. Add granulated sugar slowly,
continuing to beat. Stir in vanilla, then dry ingredients. Quickly stir in hot milk, 1 tablespoon
butter. Pour in pan; bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Meanwhile, mix 1/4-cup butter and cream
until creamy. Add brown sugar, nuts. Spread nut mixture on top of cake when done. Broil until
golden brown. Be careful, top browns quickly! Serve warm.

Add Strawberries and Whipped Cream for garnish! :0)


Monday, December 21, 2009

EggNog Bread! Hmmm sounds Yummy!













Hmmm Eggnog Bread! This looks delicious!
Would you like to try it? Here is the recipe
Enjoy!:0)



Eggnog Bread

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup dairy eggnog
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease bottom of bread pan. Beat eggs, add sugar,
eggnog, butter, rum and vanilla. Blend well, add flour, baking powder and
nutmeg. Stir until just moistened. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 350F for
45−50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove
from pan. Allow bread to cool completely before slicing.





Friday, December 18, 2009

8 Minute Cheesecake!!!!

Cheesecake Pictures, Images and Photos


Want to whip up a quick an easy
Cheesecake? Try the 8 minute
Cheesecake! Here is the recipe
Enjoy!!! :)


8 Minute Cheesecake


1 pk (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 c Sugar
1 c (1/2 pt.) sour cream
2 ts Vanilla
1 (8 oz.) container Birds Eye Cool Whip whip
1 Keebler
Fresh strawberries for garnish
Ready Crust graham cracker pie crust
Beat cheese until smooth; gradually beat in sugar. Blend in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in whipped
topping, blending well. Spoon into crust. Chill until set, at least 4 hours. Garnish with fresh
strawberries if desired.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Win A GrabBag Of Goodies!!!! Contest is Closed!!!

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BANANA LIME SUBLIME SMOOTHIE!!!

Key, Lime and Banana Smoothie Pictures, Images and Photos


BANANA LIME SUBLIME SMOOTHIE!!!

Hmmm this smoothie looks
absolutely delicious? Would
you like to try this Yummy
looking recipe? Here is the
recipe! Enjoy!!:0)



BANANA LIME SUBLIME SMOOTHIE

2 cups limeade
1 banana
1 cup lime sherbet
3 Tbs. coconut milk
1 cup ice Pour all liquid ingredients into the blender. Add all frozen ingredients. Blend at MIX setting for 30
seconds then blend at SMOOTH setting until smooth. While the machine is running, move the stir stick around
counter-clockwise to aid mixing. Serve immediately. Each recipe serves 3-5.



And the Winner Is!!!!

And the winner is is!!! Drum Roll Please!!!!!
duh duh dunn.....Tracy Deluca!!!!

Tracy Deluca is the winner of the
GrabBag of Coupon Goodies Giveaway!!!

Congrats Tracy! Tracy Deluca said:


I follow your blog!


Congrats again Tracy! I will be
contacting you shortly!!!

In the event that Tracy
doesn't claim her prize
in a timely manner the
prize will be forfeited
to the next winner!!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Snowman Poop!!!

round two??? lol Pictures, Images and Photos

Snowman Poop! lol! I know it sounds gross
but it's actually kind of funny! So if you've
been naughty this year don't be surprised
if this is what you find in your stocking
Christmas morning! Here is the recipe
for this treat. You can use popcorn or
white Tic Tacs! Enjoy this recipe!






Snowman Poop

Use mini white marshmallows, popcorn, or white Tic-Tac mints.



I hear you've been naughty,

So listen, here's the scoop...

I'm running short on coal this year,

So you get Snowman Poop.

Love, Santa


Saturday, December 12, 2009

RAINBOW JELLO!!!















Hmmm Rainbow Jello!

I remember these! My Momma
use to put fruit in hers. Like
to try this tasty treat? Here
is the recipe! Eat up! :0)


RAINBOW JELLO


1 (3 oz.) pkg. black cherry Jello
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cherry Jello
1 (3 oz.) pkg. orange Jello
1 (3 oz.) pkg. lemon Jello
1 (3 oz.) pkg. lime Jello
2 1/2 c. vanilla or plain yogurt

(Can use any 5 flavors of Jello.) For each layer: Dissolve Jello in 1 cup boiling water. Divide in half. Mix half with 1/2 cup yogurt. Mix well. Put in pan and chill. Mix second half of Jello with 3 tablespoons of cold water. Pour over first layer when layer in pan is set. Each layer takes 30 to 45 minutes to set. Use a 13 x 9 inch pan.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cappuccino Shake!!!

Cappuccino Shake!!!!

Hmm yummy Yummy
Cappuccino Shake!!!
Would you like to try
it? Here is the recipe!
Drink up!!!:0):)!!!

Cappuccino Shake


1 c Skim milk
1 1/2 ts Instant coffee
2 pk Artificial sweetener
2 dr Brandy or rum flavoring
1 ds Cinnamon
In a blender, combine milk, coffee, sweetener and extract. Blend until coffee is dissolved. Serve with a dash of cinnamon. For a hot drink, pour into a mug and heat in a microwave.


Cappuccino Shake Pic




Thursday, December 10, 2009

LEMON CHEESECAKE!!!

lemon berry cheesecake Pictures, Images and Photos


Hmmm Lemon Cheese! Looks Tasty
doesn't it? Would you like to try it?
Here is the recipe! Happy Eating:)


LEMON CHEESECAKE!!!!

1 sponge or pound cake (loaf size)
2 1/2 tbsp. flour
3/4 c. sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 c. orange juice
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 beaten egg
Sm. piece butter

In double boiler, boil to custard above ingredients. Set aside to cool. Split 2 layers of cake (now 4). When mixture cools, add 1/2 pint of heavy cream whipped. Spread filling between each layer, on top and on sides. REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT.



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jello Pudding Dirt Cups!!!!

Dirt Cups Pictures, Images and Photos



I bet your Kids or Grand Kids will love
these! Mine do! Wanna try this Yummy
treat! Here is the recipe! Enjoy!:0):)


Jello Pudding Dirt Cups

2 c Milk
1 pk Chocolate Pudding, instant
3 1/2 c Cool Whip
16 oz Oreos
8 Gummy Worms (opt)
8 Plastic flowers (opt)

Pour milk into medium bowl, add pudding mix. Beat until well blended, 1 -2 minutes. Crush Oreos
and set aside. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cool whip and half of cookies. To assemble: place 1 Tb
crushed cookies in bottom of 8 oz cup. Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture. Top with
remaining crumbs. Optional garnish: place flower in middle and put gummy worm halfway out of
"dirt".



Monday, December 7, 2009

CHOCOLATE SUNDAE DESSERT!!!!

CHOCOLATE SUNDAE DESSERT!!!

I don't really care for Chocolate
Ice Cream, but for this I will make
an exception! Would you like to try
this Yummy Treat? Here is the recipe
Enjoy!:0) :)


CHOCOLATE SUNDAE DESSERT

20 chocolate wafers, crushed, save
about 2 tbsp. topping
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
2 Hershey candy bars
1/4 lb. margarine
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c. sifted powdered sugar
3/4 c. pecans
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream,
slightly softened

In a 9"x13" buttered dish, spread crushed wafers on bottom. Melt chips, candy bars and margarine over hot water. Remove from heat. Add eggs, sugar and nuts. Spread over crumbs. Cover with slightly softened ice cream. Sprinkle with extra crumbs. Freeze.



Chocolate Sundae Dessert Pic



GrabBag Of Coupon Goodies Giveaway Delayed.

GrabBag Of Coupon Goodies Giveaway Delayed.


I've got some Good News and some Bad News.

I'll go with the bad news first. I'm having some
problems with my Random.Org funds. So the
drawing will be delayed for another week or so.
Sorry Guys. But the Good News is that you guys
can keep entering to win until this matter is resolved.

So keep entering away and I will be announcing the
winner in the near future(crosses fingers)until then
keep those entries coming!






Sunday, December 6, 2009

CHEESECAKE COOKIES!!!

CHEESECAKE COOKIES!!!!


CheeseCake Cookies Sounds Yummy!
I've never had CCC but they look
scrumptious! Would you like to try
them? Here is the recipe! Happy
Eating!!!:0)



CHEESECAKE COOKIES


1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. sugar
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour and nuts; blend until mixture resembles crumbs. Set aside 1 cup mixture. Press remainder into 8 x 8 inch pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool. Beat sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Spread over crust. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top, pressing down lightly with fingers. Bake for 25 minutes, cool, and cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.


CheeseCake Cookies





Q&A With FTC RE: Bloggers, Affiliates, Advetisers & More!



Hello everyone!


I know you guys
have heard about
the FTC rules star-
ting Dec 1st. It invo-
lves us as well not
just Video bloggers.
So I'm posting a
link to a video that
may shed some
light on this subject.


FTC Guide lines



Friday, December 4, 2009

Candy Cane Cookies!!!

Candy Cane Cookies!!!
Hmm these sound delish!
Would you like to try the
recipe? Here is the recipe
Enjoy!! :0)



Candy Cane Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons almond flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Mix well the shortening and butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix
flour and salt and add to shortening mixture. Divide dough in half.
Blend red food coloring into one half. Roll 1 teaspoon of the red dough and 1 teaspoon of the
white dough on lightly floured board into 4-inch strips. Place strips side by side and press
lightly together and twist like a rope. Curve top of rope down to look like the handle of a candy
cane. (NOTE: Make one complete cookie at a time. If the dough of one color is shaped first, the
little rolls become to dry to twist.)
Bake 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove while still warm. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup
crushed peppermint stick candy and 1/2 cup sugar (optional).
Yield: 2 dozen

Candy Cane Cookies Pic

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Big Christmas Cookie Trees!!!!

Big Christmas Cookie Trees!!!

I love the taste and smell of
Christmas Cookies! Do you?

If you love Christmas Cookies
as much as I do here is the
recipe! Enjoy! :)


Big Christmas Cookie Trees

1 package refrigerated sugar cookies (18 ounce)
Creamy vanilla frosting, canned or homemade, about 1 cup.
Green food color
Colored decorator's icing
Assorted decorations, candies
Line 2 large cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Remove half of cookie dough from the package
and refrigerate the rest. Cut dough into 16 slices. Roll 15 of the slices into balls.
Arrange cookie dough balls in a triangle shape, placing balls about 1/4-inch apart in rows of
5,4,3,2, and 1. Shape the last slice and use for the trunk of the tree.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool
completely, then repeat for the second tree.
When trees are cooled, peel foil from backs and place on trays. Combine frosting and food
coloring in a small bowl; blend well. Frost cookies. Decorate with tinted icing and desired
candies.


Big Christmas Cookie Trees Pic


Christmas Caramels!!!!

Christmas Caramels!!!!

Yum! Christmas Caramels!
I love Caramels! Especially
in the form of a Cake! Do
you like Caramels? Here
is the recipe! Enjoy!:)


Christmas Caramels

2 cups light corn syrup
1 lb. brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 lb. butter
1 cup nuts
Mix together. Simmer, stirring until 240 degrees (soft ball) - add nuts. Put in buttered pan and
let cool. Cut and wrap in small pieces in wax paper.

Christmas Caramel Pic

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Turkey Day is Over! Let's break out the Treats! DecemberTreats!

Thanksgiving is over! So now it's time for DecemberTreats!

I'm going to post recipes on Yummy Treats! Some
Christmas Treats and just plain everyday Treats!

So fasten your seat belts and get ready for some
Treats! DecemberTreats!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Stuffed Shells!

Hmmm Stuffed Shells!
Looks delicious! Must
try them! Would you
like to try them? Here
is the recipe!!!Enjoy!



Stuffed Shells


32 jumbo stuffing shells
1 box Stove Top Stuffing
2 cups diced turkey or chicken
2 tablespoon mayonnaise
3 cans of creamed soup (your choice of chicken, celery or mushroom)
3 cans of milk
Vegetable of your choice
Make the stuffing according to the directions on the box. Cook the shells just enough to handle
because of the additional baking time. Also blend the soup and the milk until as smooth as
possible. Mix the stuffing, turkey and mayonnaise and put into the shells. Place the stuffed
shells into a greased baking dish and pour the soup and milk mixture over the top. Bake at 350°
F for 1/2 hour. Place vegetable of your choice over the top and bake an additional 10 to 15
minutes or until vegetables are done.
Yield: 32 shells

Stuffed Shells





Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Fun-Getting To Know You-A Christmas MeMe!!!

I was tagged by Jen over at JaelCustomDesigns.com and she was tagged by
Ivette from over at http://www.toptenchristmasblog.com to participate in this Christmas Meme.
swing on over to visit these ladies. They are amazing!


1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping? No!

2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions. We go to see a movie Christmas Evening!

3.) When do you put up your Tree? Usually a week or so before Christmas!

4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper? NO!

5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home? We usually stay home. In the future we plan to travel.

6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory? When our children put on a play for us.

7.) What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time? A Christmas Carol!

8.)Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat? Sometimes but mostly my husband does all the baking. We like Sweet Potato Pies and Caramel Cake!

9.) Fake or Real Tree? Fake ( Real ones are such a hassle)

10.) What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done? Around November 1st!
11.) Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? No I haven't even starting shopping yet. I guess I better get a move on.

12.) What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas? Opening presents, eating Christmas dinner, watching Christmas Cartoons, like Frosty the Snowman and getting ready for our night out the movies!

13.) What Christmas craft do you like the best? Stringing Popcorn!

14.) Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song? Yes, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!-Johnny Mathis!

15.) When do you plan to finish all your shopping? I hope by 12/15/09

We would love for any blogger to participate in this meme, even if you haven’t been tagged yet. Heather will go back and add your blog link to the list if you wanna play along.

Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and then answer them.
Then tag 5 or more of your favorite blogs, and leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.

When you post your blog, please spread some Christmas cheer, and leave a link back to
JaelCustomDesigns.com
and the blog that you were tagged by which happens to be TheGrabBag
That’s it! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s answers!

OK, my turn to tag!


1.LivingJustLikeGrandmaHousewife
2.Delightfullyfrugal
3.FindingTrinity
4.DesignerDenimScience
5.aWomansLifeStages








Turkey & Noodle Soup!!!!

Turkey & Noodle Soup!!!!

Nothing soothes like a hot
bowl of Soup! Would you
like to try this delicious soup?
Here is the recipe! Enjoy!


Turkey & Noodle Soup

2-3 Cups leftover turkey meat, chopped
2 Cans chicken broth
1 Garlic clove
3 bags of egg noodle
Small bag baby carrots
Salt
Put in a crock-pot and cook over night on low. Add water if needed

http://tinyurl.com/yfo8nxl- Turkey & Noodle Soup


Tip:

Cut loss; don't toss. Bits of leftovers can easily
go into soups, stews, stir-fry, sandwiches, etc.,
later in the week.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ham Noodle Casserole!!!

Hmmm I love Casseroles! Do you?
If you do try this one on for size!!!


Ham-Noodle Casserole

1 sm. can chopped olives
1/2 lb. mushrooms
1 1/2 c. tomatoes, fresh or canned
1 pt. sour cream
4 tbsp. butter
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 (8 oz.) pkg. noodles
2 c. cubed cooked ham
1 med. onion, chopped
2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook noodles in salted water, drain. Sauté onions, bell pepper and mushrooms in butter five
minutes. Add all other ingredients. Mix with noodles. Place in 3-quart casserole and bake at 325
degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.


http://tinyurl.com/ybqpk72- Ham Noodle Casserole

Tip:

Casseroles are cost effective dishes, whether main
courses, side dishes or even desserts. They give new
life to leftovers, respond well to herbs and seasonings
and can be frozen or refrigerated until ready to use.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey Pot Pie with Cornmeal Crust!!!!!

Hmmm! I love Pot Pies!! I know what I will use some of my leftover Turkey for! How about you? Would you like to try this Yummy Pot Pie? Here is the recipe:


Turkey Pot Pie with Cornmeal Crust

¨ 1 large sweet potato, diced
¨ 1 large baking potato, diced
¨ 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
¨ 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
¨ 1/4 c. light sour cream
¨ 1/4 c. all purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
¨ 4 c. turkey or chicken broth
¨ 3/4 tsp. salt
¨ 3/4 tsp. ground white pepper
¨ 4 c. cooked turkey, diced
¨ 1 c. frozen peas
Crust Ingredients:
¨ 1-1/4 c. all purpose flour
¨ 1-1/4 c. cornmeal
¨ 1 Tbsp. baking powder
¨ 1 tsp. salt
¨ 1 Tbsp. sugar
¨ 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
¨ 1 c. milk, plus 1 Tbsp.
¨ 1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce
Combine first two ingredients in a steamer. Cover, reduce heat, and steam until vegetables are almost tender.
Set aside. Sauté onion in oil in a 3 qt. non-stick sauté pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tender.
Reduce heat to low. Add the sour cream, 1/2 cup of the broth, and 1/4 cups + 2 Tbsp. flour; cook, stirring
constantly for 1 minute. Gradually add rest of the broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until
mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt and white pepper. Remove from heat, and set aside.
Spray a 4 quart baking dish with cooking spray and sprinkle one-half of turkey in the bottom. Combine reserved
vegetables and peas with the onion gravy; ladle one-half of vegetable/gravy mixture over turkey. Repeat layers,
and set aside.
To make the crust: Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl; stir well. Combine
egg, milk, and applesauce; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Carefully
spoon and spread batter over turkey mixture, making sure that the batter doesn't blend too much with the pie
mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 425° F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated.
Depending on your oven, you may need to cover the crust in the last 10 minutes, to avoid burning the edges.
Serves 1



http://tinyurl.com/yf9rm2g- Turkey Pot Pie


Tip: Frozen vegetables are better than canned vegetables because they are quick frozen just minutes after they come out of the fields. It's easy to open the packages and cook a portion instead of having to use all of it at once. Frozen vegetables last up to four months without losing nutrients.



Left Over's after the Holiday's

So Thanksgiving is over and you have all this
food leftover. What do you do with it? Leftover's!!!

So for the rest of November I will post only
left over recipes with or with out links to
pics of the recipes. Thanks for reading and
Happy Holidays to you and yours!!! :0)



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sweet Potato & Cranberry Bake & a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

















Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I'm
going to post tomorrow's post tonight
and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!:0)

Sweet Potato & Cranberry Bake hmmm
sounds delish! Have you ever had it?
Wanna try it? Here is the recipe! Enjoy!

Sweet Potato & Cranberry Bake

¨ 18 oz Can Sweet potatoes, drained
¨ 8 1/2 oz Can crushed pineapple,
¨ Drained
¨ 1 large Egg
¨ 2 tablespoon Butter, melted
¨ 1/2 teaspoon Salt
¨ Dash Pepper
¨ 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¨ 1/2 cup canned whole cranberry sauce
¨ Additional whole cranberry sauce, for garnish
Whip together the sweet potatoes, crushed pineapple. Add the egg and butter, spices and mix
well. Gently swirl in the 1/2 cup of canned whole cranberry sauce. Spoon into 8 greased
ramekins. Top each with one tablespoon of the remaining whole cranberry sauce. Bake at 350 degrees
for 40 minutes.


Tip:

Buy when plentiful. Even though we can get most
fruits and vegetables year- round, they are at the best
prices and quality at the peak of harvest when they are
most plentiful. If there is a farmer's market nearby, it is
well worth the trip to buy fresh produce, often directly
from the growers.

Cornish Hens with Rice and Apricot Stuffing!!!!


















I remember when I was a lil girl my oldest sister use to make Cornish Hens. They were so delicious!!! Would you like to try em? Here is the recipe! Enjoy!!!!:0)

Cornish Hens with Rice and Apricot Stuffing

¨ 6 Cornish Hens
¨ Salt
¨ Pepper
¨ Marjoram

Stuffing
¨ 1 large Onion
¨ 1 cup Dried Apricots, cooked
¨ 6 cups Cooked Rice, hot
¨ 1/2 cup Margarine
¨ 2 teaspoons Salt
¨ 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
¨ 1/2 teaspoon Marjoram
Thaw hens completely before roasting. Sprinkle inside and out with salt & pepper and with
marjoram. Stuff cavity of each hen lightly with rice and apricot mixture and fasten with poultry
pins and strong thread. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast at 350 for 1 1/2 hrs.,
basting occasionally. Remove from oven and arrange on large platter around rice ring. Garnish
with fruit and hot cooked vegetables.
Stuffing: Chop onion fine. Drain apricots and mash. Add other ingredients and mix well. Stuff
hens with 1/2 the mixture. Grease 1-quart ring mold with margarine; pack second 1/2 of rice
mixture into mold. Place mold in pan of hot water and bake 30 minutes at 325. Keep hot until
ready to serve; then unmold on warm platter.
Surround rice ring with hens and garnishes.


Tip:

Bread that's a few days old is great when seasoned
and moistened to use as stuffing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Win A GrabBag Of Coupon Goodies!!!!

Win A GrabBag Of Coupon Goodies!!!!

Want to win a Bag full of Coupon Goodies?
Here are the rules:


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Good luck to all that enter:)!!!!!

Only 1 winner will be chosen for this
Giveaway!!!!

Baked Ham with Pineapple!!!!














Baked Ham with Pineapple!!! Hmmm!I can't
wait to put this Dish on my Dinner table this
Thanksgiving! What are you having? Would
you like to put this on your table as well? Here
is the recipe! Bon Appetit!!!!!!!!


Baked Ham with Pineapple

1 picnic shoulder, fully cooked --, (6 to 7 lbs.)
1 can pineapple slices, (15oz)

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup honey
Maraschino cherries
Whole cloves
Remove skin from ham; place on a rack in a baking pan fat side up. Cover loosely with
aluminum foil; bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes a pound (or 140 degrees on meat
thermometer).
Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of juice. Combine the reserved juice, brown sugar, and
honey in a saucepan; cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
Remove foil from ham; score fat in a diamond pattern. Brush ham with pineapple-honey
mixture. Arrange pineapple slices and cherries in a pattern over the top of the ham, securing
with toothpicks. Stud with cloves, if desired, and brush again with pineapple-honey mixture.
Bake an additional 30 minutes at 325°, basting with pineapple-honey mixture.
Serves about 12.



Tip:

To tenderize meats cooked in liquid, add
about 1 teaspoon vinegar to the water to
tenderize without affecting the flavor of
the cooking liquid or the meat.




Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hmmm Plum Cake!!!!!


















Yum! Plum Cake!! Kind of reminds me
of Fruit Cake. Have you ever tried Plum

Cake? If you wanna try it here is the recipe!
Enjoy!


Plum Cake

2 cup self-rising flour, sifted

2 cup sugar

1 cup cooking oil
1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
2 jars plum baby food
3 eggs
Beat sugar and oil together. Add eggs one at a time. Then add plums and vanilla. Finally, add
flour, cloves, and cinnamon. Pour into tube pan or bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for one
hour.

Glaze:

1 cup confectioner's sugar
Juice of one lemon
Mix together well, and pour over warm cake.




Tip:

Plan shopping with refrigerated and frozen items last. The more you organize your list, the quicker and cheaper your trip to the store will be.


Macaroni with Cheese Sauce!!!!















Who can resist this during the Holidays? I
certainly can not. If you can't resist it either
here is the recipe! Enjoy!!!(-:

Macaroni with Cheese Sauce


200g macaroni 60g butter
1 onion, chopped 2 rashers bacon, chopped
(optional)
¼ cup flour 2 ½ cups milk
salt & pepper 1 ½ cups grated cheese
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Cook macaroni, drain. Heat butter in a large
pan, add onion & bacon. Stir over medium heat 4 mins. Add flour,
stir over heat 1 min. Add milk gradually, stir until mixture is smooth.
Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture boils & thickens,
simmer over low heat, stir in salt & pepper. Add pasta &1 cup
cheese. Stir until combined, spoon into a casserole dish. Sprinkle
remaining cheese on top and bake 20 mins.


Tip:

Save energy when you use your oven by
planning to bake several dishes at the same
time. Many dishes can be reheated quickly
in either the oven or a microwave.



Saturday, November 21, 2009

And the Winner IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drawing
#1,071

ENTRANT
ACCESSIBLE
Yoplait Kids Yogurt Giveaway
1st drawing held by tanya patterson
Completed on Saturday, 21 November 2009 at 20:18:46 UTC
28 entrants, 2 winners

Winners (2)

1st: Cdziuba
2nd: Cdziuba

Entrants (28)


Congrats to Cdzibua!!!!!!!!!!!!

cdziuba said...

blogged entry 2 http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/grab-bag-yoplait-kids-giveaway.html

Congrats again Cdzibua!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.random.org/draws/details/?draw=1071





Apple Cranberry Nut Bread!!!!















This looks Yummy! Have you ever tried
Apple Cranberry Nut Bread? Yes? No?
If you would like to try it here is the
recipe Enjoy!!!:0)

Apple Cranberry Nut Bread

Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breadmaker Holidays
Appetizers/Dips
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
-----INGREDIENTS-----
8 ounces Bread Flour
8 ounces Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar -- white or brown


1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
2/3 cup Applesauce
1/2 cup Applejuice
(or Orange Juice)
1/3 cup Dried cranberries
1 ounce Chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons Yeast

DIRECTIONS:

Add ingredients to baking pan in order given..
Bake on basic/light mode (4 hour).
Drop in cranberries which have been coated with the cinnamon and nutmeg after first
knead.
Add yeast to dispenser.
Created for Panasonic 65P. Adjust as needed for other machines.

Makes a nice loaf for holiday giving or serving.

Tip:

Be aware of when the store marks down items
for quick sale because of upcoming expiration
dates. You can stock up on bread and meat and
freeze for later use.


Giveaway for Yoplait Kids Yogurt will end today.

Advisory: RANDOM.ORG will be down for a scheduled system upgrade on Sunday, 22 November 2009



As you can see Random.org will down for
maintenance Sunday night. So I will end
the Giveaway today and announce the
winners tonight or tomorrow morning!

Good Luck to all that entered!!!!!!!!!




Friday, November 20, 2009

Cranberry Holiday Punch!!!
















What do you guys have to wash down all
that good food during the holidays? We
have punch! Wanna try this delicious
drink? Here is the recipe! Enjoy!!:0)


Cranberry Holiday Punch

Yield 1 Servings

2 qt ginger ale
1 qt orange soda
8 oz lemon-lime soda
2 c cranberry juice cocktail
Freeze one quart ginger ale for beverage cubes. When ready to serve,
pour cranberry juice, sodas and the remaining 1 qt. ginger ale into punch
bowl.
Float beverage cubes in punch. Can garnish with orange slices and mint
leaves. Serves 24 punch-size cups.


Tip:

When buying fresh produce,make sure it is dry.
It will weigh more if it has just been sprayed.