Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deviled Eggs

so it seems everyone just loves my deviled eggs and I don't do anything special with them at all.

all I use in them is some mayo, spicy mustard, some pepper and a tiny dash of sea salt that's it well I also top them with paparika....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cheesy Hawaiian Dip

okay so this might sound a bit strange... but it is really good! I had it today and was like nomnomnom sooo good.

Cheesy Hawaiian Dip


1 round loaf of Hawaiian bread (1lb) - King Hawaiian brand is awesome
1 lb Velveeta cheese cut into 1/2 in cubes
1 can (10oz) diced tomatoes & green chilies, un drained - RO*TEL brand is good
1/3 cup chopped red onions
1 package (8oz) smoked ham chopped - Oscar Mayer recommended
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple drained


Heat oven at 350F. Cut slice from top of bread loaf; remove center of loaf, leaving 1in thick shell. Cut removed bread into bite-size pieces; cover and set aside for later use. Place bread shell on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool slightly.

Mix Velveeta, tomatoes and onions in large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until Velveeta is completely melted, stirring after 3 minutes. Stir in ham and pineapple. Pour into bread shell. (Can also be cooked on the stove top - my preferred method.)

Serve with reserved bread pieces and assorted fresh vegetable dippers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cream of Crab soup

I made cream of crab soup for dinner tonight. I cheated when I made it. I didn't make it from scratch. I used Tastefully Simple's Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix. I added about a pound of crab meat and lots of Old Bay seasoning. It was so good there is very little left over! I served it with their Perfect Parmesan Biscuits. Then for dessert we had Pumpkin Patch bread with cream cheese icing. 

So over all we had a Tastefully Simple dinner and it only took me a half hour to cook dinner. The hardest part of making dinner was going through the crab meat for shells.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Spam & Pickles????

so I'm up late watching Triple D on Food Network and one of the places Guy went made Spam bites. Now I have never had spam that I am aware of. But they looked soooo good, don't ask me why they did but they did. Cream cheese with spam and pickles inside... I tried to find the recipe on but they don't have it. I googled for it and there was none to be found. I am just going to have to try and make it myself from memory how the guy at The Blue Door Pub made them. I know mine won't be the same but I am going to try. I probably won't attempt them till next week though as this week is pretty hectic for me and I need to locate my hubby's deep fryer.

Though from watching Triple D tonight, I have seen some food concoctions I want to try to make myself.


Meatloaf is one of my favorite comfort foods. Just a basic meatloaf with gravy is so good on a cool fall day. Pair it with mashed potatoes and some corn... just screams comfort food.

Now my meatloaf is very basic just a few ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 egg lightly beaten
1 piece of bread - broken into pieces for bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of Onion Onion from Tastefully Simple (1 small onion can be used instead)
a dash of salt & peppera dash or two of Worcestershire sauce

put it all in a bowl and mix it by hand gently then put it in a glass baking pan, shaping it into a loaf and then bake at 350 in a pan for 1hr 15min

its just so good and simple.... now that's my simple recipe for meatloaf... there are other ones I have tried and like but this one to me is my comfort food recipe

another good recipe is the Mexican meatloaf from Tastefully Simple:

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 Tbsp. Fiesta Party Dip Mix™
1/2 cup Corn, Black Bean Salsa

Combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg and Fiesta Party Dip Mix™. Place in a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan. Top with the Corn, Black Bean Salsa. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Makes 4 servings.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crock Pots

I love crock pot cooking! You put your ingredients in turn it on and forget about it for 4 to 10hrs! What ever you put in there comes out so tender and falls apart. You don't have to use the best cut of meat to have it come out tasting so good either! Plus your house smells good all day too, unless you are cooking pork chops with sauerkraut - I don't think that's a smell I want to smell all day though LOL.

Rainy days cold days are one of my favorite days to cook in the crock pot too. And that's just the type of day we are having here today so far... So in the crock pot today is a roast with onions, baby carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, parsnips and celery seeds with a package of McCormick's slow cooker pot roast seasoning....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


As most of my friends know I love fruity type drinks and I love rum. Island Melon flavor rum with coke is just awesome. I think it's my new favorite flavor of rum. Its very smooth tasting. I need to find other things to mix it in with, I'm thinking a tropical punch mix would be good to with it.

One of my favorite mixed drinks is the Italian Surfer, I use to get all the time at a club I use to go to back east.

Here is one recipe I have found for it:

   3 ounces Coconut Rum
   1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
   4 ounces Pineapple Juice 

And here is another I have found but yet to try but will be soon:

1/2 shot amaretto 
1/2 shot parrot bay
1/2 shot southern comfort 
splash of orange juice
pineapple juice 
splash grenadine 
In a hurricane glass fill to top with ice. Put shots in order into glass. Put splash of orange juice, then fill the rest of glass with pineapple juice. Splash grenadine on top.