Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cheesecake salad

This Summer I discovered the BEST

You will need:
1 large pkg Jello Cheesecake Pudding mix
1 cup milk
8 oz Cool Whip
1 sleeve of graham crackers
1/2 stick of butter melted
1T sugar
any fruit you like

So easy, here it goes.
Take your pudding and add one cup of milk.
Let set up in fridge for 1 hour.
While cooling smash your graham crackers
and combine with butter and sugar.
Easy to do in a large ziplock bag.
Set aside.
When pudding is set up combine with Cool Whip.
Fold in some of your graham cracker topping,
and any fruit you like.
I prefer blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
Sprinkle top with more graham topping.

You will love it, and it will be the hit of your next gathering.
Pictured here as cheesecake shooters for a shower.
{These do not have the other fruit and extra
crumbs in them like usual}

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps
Makes 5 wraps

1 pound lean ground beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
pepper and salt, to taste
5 large flour tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
tomato slices

Directions: Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any grease. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, minced onion and salt and pepper to beef. Stir to combine.

Reduce heat to low and let mixture heat thoroughly, about 5 minutes or so. 

Sprinkle some cheddar cheese down the center of each tortilla. Add a few heaping Tablespoons of the beef mixture on top of cheese. Drizzle a little mustard (and more ketchup, if desired) on top of the beef, and then add a couple tomato slices. Roll up each tortilla burrito-style. 

Place wraps, a couple at a time, onto a preheated indoor grill and grill for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Carefully remove wraps from grill and place on a plate. Gently unravel wrap to add some lettuce. Re-roll wrap and then cut in center diagonally. Serve immediately and enjoy! ♥

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

recipe via

*Makes 6 wraps*
1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green onion, finely sliced (white and green parts)
1/2 red or green pepper, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of monterey jack and sharp cheddar)
Sour cream (optional)
6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
Mix rice together with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken and rice mixture down the center of each tortilla. (Optional: on some of the wraps, I dotted the cheese with about 1-2 tablespoons of reduced fat sour cream before arranging chicken and rice mixture down the center – it made the wraps delightfully creamy.) Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open. Spray the tortillas all over with cooking spray.
Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute. Arrange 2 wraps, seam-side down, in pan and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve.

Crock Pot Chicken-n-Dumplings

  •  2 boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 pack (6 or 8 biscuit) refrigerated biscuit dough -- I only used about 4, and then cooked the rest for us to eat with the meal.

  1. Place onion on bottom of Crock Pot, cover with chicken breasts.
  2. Pour soup and broth on top and add butter.  Pour enough water on top to cover chicken (if the broth doesn't cover it all...I only had to add a little water to mine).
  3. Let cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.
  4. About 2 hours before serving, cut biscuit dough into strips and add to Crock Pot.  Turn Crock Pot on HIGH and cook until biscuits are no longer raw inside (mine took roughly 1 1/2 hours)
  5. Serve warm and enjoy!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chicken Croissants

I think this is Jeremy's favorite meal,
and it it is so easy!

1-2 cooked chicken breasts shredded
1 8oz pkg of cream cheese
green onions chopped
2 pkgs croissant ready biscuits
bread crumbs

You can used canned chicken
rotisserie chicken, or sometimes I even
boil my 2 chicken breasts then pulse 
in my mini Kitchenaid chopper.

Add chicken to softened cream cheese
and green onions.  S&P the mixture.
Spoon a dollop into the middle of 2 croissants.
Roll in bread crumbs. Place on sprayed cookie sheet.

Bake 350 degrees for amount of time specified on
croissant package.  {until golden brown}

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
Ingredients needed to make cake (usually eggs, oil and water)
2 (4 oz.)packages of Instant Oreo pudding
4 cups milk (2% or higher)
Crushed Oreo Cookies (optional)
Make cake mix according to directions and bake in a well-greased 9x13 pan (I use the nonstick spray that has flour in it).

Just before cake is done, start making pudding. 
In a medium bowl, add milk to pudding mixture and continue to whisk until most of the lumps are removed. 
Let pudding mixture sit for about 2 minutes. 
You want it to thicken slightly so it isn't overly runny but not fully thickened into pudding.

When cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake (about 1-inch) intervals
 using a wooden spoon handle or a straw. 

Pour pudding mixture over warm cake, making sure to aim for the holes.
 pread it out with a spoon and gently push down on the pudding to help get it into the holes.
Then put the cake in the refrigerator to allow it to cool completely. About an hour.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Parmesan Ranch Dressing

1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons of finely chopped green onion
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of salt
dash of pepper

Combine all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. 
 Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Apple Dip

1 package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend all together until smooth.

You will need apples, popcorn and dip. 
 Take apple wedge, dunk into dip then roll in popcorn.  

Jalapeno Popper Dip

6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft
4-6 jalapeno's, chopped and deseeded.  The seeds will make it fiery hot.
{I am going to use jarred jalapenos}
1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup diced green onion


1 cup of crushed crackers ( I used Ritz)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 stick of butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all of the ingredients into a medium bowl.  Stir well.

Transfer to an oven proof dish. The size of the dish depends on how thick the dip is.  The thicker the dip the longer it may need to warm up.  
Bake 20-30 minutes
until warm and bubbly.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Forgotten Chicken

 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, minute rice,
 1 pkg. onion soup mix, can of cream of chicken soup,
 can of cream of celery soup, water.

Mix together “cream of” soups, 1 can of water
 and 2 cups of minute rice (uncooked.)
  Pour into a buttered casserole dish.
Lay chicken breasts on top of rice mixture
 and sprinkle onion soup mix on top.
 Cover with tin foil. Don’t forget that important step!

Here is where the name Forgotten Chicken comes in.  
Once you have it in the casserole dish you can put
 it in the oven and forget it!  
My mom would always put it in on a low temp.
 (around 250-275)
 before we left for church and when we got home
 three hours later it would be ready.  
Or you can cook it at 350-375 (depending on your oven) 
for one to one and a half hours.
   It is hard to mess up so if you forget it is in there don’t worry
it is probably still okay!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater-Tot Casserole
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed cream of celery or cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
  • 1 16oz package frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef. season with salt & pepper.
  3. Add chopped onion, cook until tender.
  4. In a casserole dish, combine ground beef mixture & cream soup.
  5. Top mixture with tater tots.
  6. Bake , uncovered, for 30-40 minutes till bubbly and Tots are golden brown.
  7. remove from oven & top with cheese, return to oven until melted.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Banana Cake with browned butter frosting

Banana Cake

1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups ripe bananas, mashed (3 or 4 bananas)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

  Heat oven to 375 degrees (350 degrees, if using a dark pan) Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan. 

Beat first 4 ingredients until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla for one minute. Add dry ingredients and blend one minute. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 20-24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and then frost with browned butter frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons milk

DIRECTIONS:  Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat past the melting point until it's boiling, and a delicate brown. Remove from heat and immediately add remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Pour and spread over cooled cake. Serve and enjoy! 

"Texas Trash" Dip

1 pkg cream cheese, softened
2 cans refried beans
1 C sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
2 C shredded mexican blend cheese with jalapenos

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning.
Then add beans and 2 C cheese.
Spread in casserole dish.
Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min.
{So delish!}
Creamy and by adding the cheese with jalapenos
it adds just a touch of heat.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ranch Chicken

6-8 Chicken breasts
1 cup Corn Flakes
1 cup Shredded Parmesan
1 cube butter (melted)
1 packet of Ranch Dressing Mix

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together Corn Flakes, Parmesan and Ranch packet. Cut the chicken in half, dip the chicken in the melted butter then in the corn flake mixture and place into baking dish. Pour the remaining butter on top and bake for 45-50 minutes uncovered. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

San Pete Sloppy Joes

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 Can Campbells Chicken Gumbo Soup
1 small can tomato sauce
3 T Ketchup
3 T Mustard
2 T brown sugar

Brown ground beef, add all other ingredients.  Bring to a boil, then simmer and serve.

{the thought of Manwich makes me gag.  I have never liked Sloppy Joes, but when my friend
made these camping I really liked them. Don't think Manwich, this is much better}