Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dipped Halloween Chips


I've been dipping chips!

Sinful I know, but we love that sweet and salty combo.



Plus they are so festive for Halloween!



No matter how many I make, there are never any leftovers. People just keep eating them, they are so addictive!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pretzel Ghosts...Pinned it and tried it


Don't these look fun?

Of course I saw them on Pinterest again, so I pinned it tried it, and LOVED it!


They were super easy, just dipping the pretzels in chocolate and adding some candy eyes. I suppose they would look more like ghosts if I had used white chocolate.


But you know me, I LOVE dark chocolate!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Throwback Thursday....Paula's Meatloaf

Thursday, March 7, 2013



           Throwback Thursday






Thursday, March 7, 2013



When I'm in the mood for meatloaf, I usually make my moms recipe.  But I 
decided to give Paula's a try and  we are both happy I did. YUM!

It was so moist and flavorful, and the topping put this meatloaf recipe OVER 
the top. I took Paula's advice and the next day I slathered some mayo on 
white bread and cut me a big ole slab of meatloaf to put inside.

It was a wonderful lunch!

Once again, Pinterest came through with another great pin!



Paula's Meat Loaf
Paula Deen

1 lb. burger
1 egg
1/2 c. quick cooking oats
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 salt 
1/4 pepper
8 oz. diced tomatoes, no juice

Mix and put in a loaf pan. Add topping and bake at 375 for 1 hour.

Topping:
1/3 c. ketchup
1 Tbsp. mustard
2 tbsp. brown sugar



Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Pumpkin Bread




It's fall....time for some pumpkin recipes!

I love to keep this Fall Pumpkin Bread in my freezer. It's so nice to have on hand, and it freezes so well. We like to have a few slices for breakfast on weekends.



I usually make 2 smaller loaves instead of a large one, then I can make each one a bit different. For the one pictured here, I added some dried cranberries and walnuts. The one I froze has lots of chopped pecans. Another favorite add in is chocolate chips.

Whatever I add in, it's always moist and delicious!






Fall Pumpkin Bread

1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/3 c. water
1 cup pumpkin
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. baking soda

Cream the sugar and eggs. Stir in the oil, water and pumpkin. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Combine and mix well. Pour into a well greased loaf pan and bake 60 to 70 minutes at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean. I cover the loaf with foil half way at 50 minutes and check every 5 or 10 minutes after that.



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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday..Oatmeal Sticks



Time for Throwback Thursday! I hope you enjoy..this is an excellent recipe!





4/28/13


Have you ever tried these?

You should.

Oatmeal sticks are a shortbread type cookie, riiiiiiiiich and buttery.

And lets talk about that brown sugar....I think the star of the cookie....the flavor just comes through!

They are perfect with a glass of milk, cup of coffee, and actually just on their own. I can't make them very often, as Brent and I eat the batch in a day or two!

But...... oatmeal is good for you, right?




Oatmeal Sticks


3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter softened
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oatmeal
2 c. flour
powdered sugar for sprinkling

Mix the butter and sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Roll out to 1/2" thickness. Cut into strips 2" long by 3/4" wide. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes on parchment lined cookie sheets. Dust with powdered sugar.( I cut some of them longer...about 4")




Monday, September 25, 2017

Texas Caviar


This stuff is addicting! I don't make it more then once or twice a year, as we eat can eat the whole batch in a couple of days.




There's just something about that sweet, spicy and salty combo....one can never get enough!

Texas Caviar

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can shoe peg corn, drained
1 can black eyed peas
1 jar pimento
1 small onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. oil

Mix the sugar, red wine vinegar, and oil in a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Cool. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Chill and serve with tortilla or pita chips.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday.... Fall Chex Mix



Throwback Thursday......Fall Chex Mix




Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Chex Mix


One of my friends made this mix and gave a cup of it to me, which I ate 
right away. She also sent a cup home for Brent.


Which he ate right away.

This stuff is good!




Here's the recipe.......


 
Caramel Crispie Chex Mix

4 1/2 c. corn chex mix
4 1/2 c. rice chex mix
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. M&M's ( or candy corn or peanuts)
1 c. brown sugar


In microwaveable bowl, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup, uncovered on 
high @ 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth.  Pour over cereal, 
stirring until evenly coated.

Microwave uncovered on high 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl 
after every minute – just until cereal starts to brown.  Cool 5  minutes, stir in
 candies 
(and whatever else you want in there) and spread on waxed paper to cool.