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Friday, May 10, 2013

So Super Cute

Flower-Power Cupcakes

I love how pretty and special these cupcakes could be. Offer each mother and even those who love their mother a flower power cupcake to celebrate the big day of mothers day.

1 box white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1 container (12 oz) white frosting or 1 container (1 lb) lemon or strawberry frosting
Multicolored licorice twists
candy sprinkles

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
Spread cupcakes with frosting.
Cut licorice into desired size pieces. Create flower shapes with licorice; arrange on cupcakes. Sprinkle candy sprinkles in center of each flower. Store loosely covered. Makes 24 cupcakes

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Taking His Daily Ride

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I Bequeath Love
perfect for those backyard parties

2 large unpeeled baking potatoes
olive or vegetable oil
1 cup Colby-Jack cheese
6 bacon slices
1/3 cup green onion sliced (about 2)
¼ cup barbeque sauce or salsa

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Brush both sides of potatoes with oil. Place rounds on a baking stone or sheet pan. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven.

Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble. In a medium bowl, combine bacon, cheese, and sliced green onions in a bowl and toss together. With a basting brush, brush each potato round with barbeque sauce and sprinkle the cheese mixture on top. Return to the oven. Bake 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
my daughter has made this several times for mothers day and the whole family loves it. Why not try your hand at creating something for that special mom in your life this year.

 1 chocolate graham cracker or cookie pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. peanut butter
... ½ c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and grated chocolate; optional garnishes

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon mixture into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, with a sprinkling of grated chocolate. Keep refrigerated
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Rod Stewart has a new CD

I grew up in the era of music videos. I can remember coming home from school and turning on the T.V. to watch these music videos. One of my favorite singers of all times (well heck call it a crush if you want) was Rod Stewart. . Just like I grew up the music of Rod Stewart has matured as well. Rod Stewart has spent four decades being a rock star, three being a parent and has a new album's worth of rollicking stories to tell. Time is his first album of new material in almost 20 years. His iconic hair style has never changed and neither has that voice that I fell in love with all those years ago. gs that still appeal to me.

Rod's new CD titled Time released May 7, 2013 offers just that a piece of time beyond the younger years that shows a bit more wisdom as Rod shares a bit of his life after the party years. Rod Stewart wrote and produced 11 of the 12 featured songs in the new CD.  Married again with young children as well as older grown children Rod shares songs that helps share pride and love for his life style and the commitment to his entire life. Inspiration for several of these songs come out of reflecting over his life and great memories while preparing for recent memoir.

Songs like "She Makes Me Happy" on the new CD seems to express Rod's happily giving up his former lifestyle. Like many of us Rod was one of the good old boys who liked to have a good time. The song "It's Over" Rod shares the pain of going through divorce. Something I am thankful that never happened in my personal life but have many friends who I have watched travel through the effects of divorce. Sharing lyrics of plans together... divorce.... lawyers letter and finaly its over. Rod's life does get better and you can  see this through songs such as "Beautiful Morning" where Rod shares a happier outlook on life.

To me Rod would not be Rod if he did not sing some songs of seduction. Perhaps as a teenage girl that is why I fell in love with his music. That and of course his voice. But now there are even more reasons because I have experienced life and Rod shares his own experiences through his music. Songs of children growing up perhaps grabs my heart the most.

Along with the release of Time, Stewart is set to embark on the European leg of his Live the Life tour on June 1st, while American dates with Steve Winwood will kick off October 17th.

Rod Stewart’s links:
Twitter: @rodstewart

Purchase on amazon or itunes

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baked Crab Rangoon

1/8 tsp garlic salt
... 1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 small green onion
4 oz imitation crab
3 oz cream cheese
14 wonton wrappers

Cut up the crab and mix it in with garlic salt, worcestershire sauce, green onion and cream cheese (i would microwave the cream cheese for about 40 seconds to soften)
Spoon into wontons.
Bake at 425 °F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Oh my so yummy

This recipe sounds so yummy. While I consider this a cold weather meal I also serve  it up in the heat as well because it is prepared in slow cooker

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, diced
  • 12 to 16 ounces chicken sausage, such as chicken apple sausage or chicken other smoked chicken or turkey sausage (we use Aidells artichoke & garlic chicken sausage)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (about 16 ounces each) Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ cups tomatillo salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice, fire-roasted, chili-style, or plain
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers, or mild chile peppers
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper, optional
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, diced chicken, and sliced sausage; sauté until onions are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  3. Put the drained beans in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker; add the skillet mixture and all remaining ingredients except cilantro
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving
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1 c. frozen peas
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 c. shredded cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
Tater tots

Layer peas, ground beef, cheese, soup, and tator tots, in order given, in 9x13 casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until heated through and the tater tots are golden brown. Serve with ketchup, if desired.

I often substitute cream of mushroom for the soup and corn for the veggie

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Wow I have slipped a bit from making a menu plan and can surely tell it. The meals at our house have been rushed, unorganized and a bit unusual if you knew our organized life before. So with the help of others we are back on track and will be serving

Monday: happy birthday to my baby boy (yes he will always be my baby even at the age of 21) we will be having a grill out complete with his favorites burgers, sausages and steaks and dont forget the sides and drinks will be an amazing day
Tuesday: brunch of scrambled eggs and sandwiches and leftovers for supper
Wednesday: back to work so breakfast will be danishes and juice, lunch will be sandwiches or noodles and supper well we will have
baked chicken, texas potatoes, and fruit for dessert
Thursday: another work day so breakfast and lunch as normal and supper will be
marinated steaks, potatoes, peas and pudding for dessert
Friday: once again  a work day so breakfast and lunch will follow as above with supper being
tatertot casserole, veggie and brownies
Saturday : work and also hosting a rummage sale here so will be quite busy breakfast will be as normal weekday and supper will be
roast, veggies, potatoes, cupcakes
Sunday: Mothers day will find us at an early morning tea, visiting hubbies grave in the morning and barbq at sisters house in the afternoon.
Good eats this week what will you be consuming?