Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Reese Peanut Butter Cups

These are super yummy and so easy!

1 roll of peanut butter cookies
1 bag of Reese mini peanut butter cups

Put the Reese peanut butter cup minis in the freezer for a few hours. (Wrapped)
Place a 1 inch ball of cookie dough in each mini muffin cup
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 min (until golden brown)
Unwrap and press the mini Reese into each cookie.
Let them cool before removing (very important!)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What was for dinner???

I tried a new recipe from the blog called Live.Love.Eat. She has such great recipes!!! Check her blog out. She provides such pretty pictures too!

We had the Sausage, Potato, and Egg Torta.


1 1/2 lbs sausage
1 1/2 lbs hash browns
2 tblspns vegetable oil
1/2 cup each - chopped scallions, green & red pepper
10 eggs beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tube crescent rolls
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar

Fry sausage until browned, drain well & set aside. Fry potatoes in oil for a few minutes, add scallions & bell peppers. Fry until tender. Combine eggs, milk, mustard & black pepper, whisk well & set aside. Grease 9x13 casserole dish. Line it with crescent rolls overlapping just slightly. Layer meat, potatoes & then cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top & sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Check after 30 minutes to account for oven heat variations. You don't want to overcook your eggs.

I used the hashbrowns that already had the peppers in them...and only used 1 bag..20 turned out great.

It was so yummy! Perfect for taking to those breakfast get togethers or for guests...we had it for dinner.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stuffed French Bread

I have been taking this to parties for years....yummy!!!!

Stuffed French Bread

Cut out the middle of a loaf of Italian or Frency Bread -- the fresh kind from the bakery. The wider the loaf the better.

Brown and drain a roll of sausage -- I use Jimmy Dean.

Add to sausage in skillet:
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Cook a few min until veggies are soft...
Then add:
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp of seasoning -- you can use any or all of the ones below but just 1 TBSP total...(see below for the mixture I keep mixed up)

Cook on skillet until all is mixed well and melted. Fill bread bowl. Put top back on. Wrap in foil and back 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Serve in slices or remove top and mix and serve with chips or veggies as a dip!

To make Seasoning Mixture: (But you'll only use 1 TBSP total)
Paprika 2 TBSP
Salt 2TBSP
Garlice Powder1 TBSP
Onion Powder1 TBSP
Cayenne Pepper1 TBSP
Oregano 1 TBSP
Thyme 1 TBSP

Chocolate Delight

From my Aunt Pam's kitchen:
A family favorite especially for the holidays....I'll miss Christmas with my family this year so I guess I'll have to make it myself!
Chocolate Delight
1 c flour
1 stick butter/melted
1 c. pecans
mix these three ingredients and press in baking dish. bake about 10-15 mins. let cool.
1-8oz. cream cheese
1 c. confectioner sugar
1 c. cool whip
soften cream cheese and mix in confectioners sugar. add cool whip and mix. spread over cooled crust.
2 small or 1 large chocolate instant pudding
mix as directions on box
spread over cream cheese mixture. top with remaining cool whip(8oz bowl - 1c for cream cheese mixture). sprinkle with chopped pecans. refrigerate.

Surely Delightful!!!!


1 chicken, cook, cool & cube
Tortilla chips
3/4 c. onion
1/4 c. green peppers
1 tsp. chili powder
1 c. milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel (green peppers & tomatoes)
1 can or bottle of mushrooms
1/2 lb. Cheddar cheese, grated

Crush tortilla chips. Layer in baking dish 13 x 9 inch. Put layer of chicken on tortillas. Mix all other ingredients (except cheese) pour over chicken. Makes 2 layers. Spread cheese over top. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

I'll be leaving the mushrooms out -- but yummy!!!!!