Ham & Cheese Sliders

September 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Last night I showed Ben this recipe for Ham & Cheese sliders that I had recently pinned on Pinterest.  He agreed that they looked tasty and we decided to make them.  Of course we changed it up a bit. You will need: Brown & Serve Dinner Rolls Ham- We used pre-sliced smoked ham Cheese- We used pepper jack 1/2 stick of butter 3 cloves of minced garlic 2 tablespoons of spicy mustard Worcestershire Sauce

We cut the rolls in half and placed mini squares of cheese and ham in each one. ...

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Cindy May’s Homemade Salsa Recipe

August 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Last week with the help of our neighbor Anna's larger food processor (Thanks Anna), Ben and I made some more homemade salsa.  We had some tomatoes that we needed to used ASAP, so salsa it was.   Making salsa is one of my favorite summertime activities now that we have our own garden.  Salsa that is made from fresh veggies from your garden taste so much better than store bought salsa in my opinion. We used my mom's salsa recipe and let me just say that my mom knows what she...

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Ben’s Watermelon Margaritas Recipe

August 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Last week for True Blood Sunday, Ben and I decided to use 1/2 of a left over watermelon from our garden and 1/2 of a watermelon our friend gave us to make watermelon cocktails.  My mother in law emailed me a couple of recipes that she cut out of magazines (probably Southern Living).  Ben looked over the recipes and decided to put his own twist on them.  I am so glad that he did because his watermelon margaritas are my new favorite cocktail.


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Cake Pop Tips + a Party Pretzel Tutorial

August 8, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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This past weekend I made Cake Pops for the 2nd time and did a couple of things differently, which I think made them even better.  In case you missed it, you can read my Cake Pops Tutorial here. Cake Pop Tips: I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake this time to make my cake pops and I honestly think they were better. Add vegetable shortening to the almond bark as you are melting it. ...

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Cake Pops Tutorial

July 19, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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For my friend Nikki's recent birthday,  I decided to make cake pops for the first time and I am hooked.

Cake Pops Tutorial

*You bake and you learn, Read my Cake Pop Tips here.

Supplies Needed:

About 1/2 of a 12 oz. container of Butter Cream icing 1-Devil's Food Cake mix + ingredients required for the cake (which may vary) Almond Bark or Chocolate Candy Melts Lollipop sticks Sprinkles or whatever you want to use to decorate the cake pops Cake decorating bag...

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April 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This weekend I had many friends in town.  It was such a beautiful weekend.  The weather was nice and it was hot enough to enjoy strapless sun dresses, refreshing berry passionfruit cocktails and Fruitgasm!

Please ignore my horrible abbreviation of tablespoon.  Obviously the cocktails were enjoyed first. Thanks for the recipe Katie...

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

November 30, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Lately I have had a little cold, so last night Ben and I decided to make some homemade chicken noodle soup.  This recipe is based on the chicken noodle soup my grandmother used to make for me. Ingredients Chicken (We used chicken breasts cut into medium sized pieces.) Chicken Stock 1 can of Italian Stewed Tomatoes 2 fresh tomatoes, diced About 1/2 of a large white onion Carrots, diced (Add as many as you like) Celery, diced (We used two stalks.) 1 green and 1 red bell pepper from our garden 3 cloves of garlic, finely...

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Banana Cereal Muffins

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Yesterday I felt the urge to bake.  I decided to make muffins using leftover cereal that was starting to turn stale  and some bananas that were turning brown.  I have made these cereal muffins a million times (my mom always made these for me when I was younger) but I have never added bananas.  I was pretty pleased with the result.  These muffins are easy to make and pretty hard to mess up. Ingredients: 1 egg 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup honey (I had to use 1  cup sugar + 1/4 cup water  instead because...

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My Tomato Pie

July 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Sunday night I made a tomato pie using  Paula Deen's Tomato Pie Recipe except I substituted cream cheese for mayonnaise.  I hate mayonnaise.  My tomato pie was ugly and sweeter than I thought it should be but overall it tasted pretty good.    I knew I could make it better and my 2nd attempt was so delicious!  I changed the crust and omitted the basil leaves.  Ben and I enjoyed it very much!

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Homemade Salsa

July 21, 2010 by · 7 Comments
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Because of my recent tomato explosion, I feel the need to cook, bake or do something with all of the tomatoes I have on my kitchen table.  So Ben and I made salsa and also a tomato pie for True Blood Sunday.  I wasn't really happy with my tomato pie but I tried it again last night and will post about it tomorrow.  I have been waiting to make my own salsa from my own tomatoes and bell peppers since we planted our...

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