Tuesday, November 25, 2008

~Abundance of Recipes~

I recently received a link to a ton of CANDY recipes. In my efforts to try to link it here, I found, not only a ton of CANDY recipes, but a ton of all kinds of recipes.

So, since this is the time for cooking, baking, etc. or if you just like to cook/bake, etc. here is the link:


Sweet treats!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

~Holiday Fun~

Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? This year has seemed to fly by, but also has been a very long, exhausting year. So many changes. As I look back, there is so much to be thankful for. Last year at this time, as some of you know, was when Janet was diagnosed with a very aggressive brain cancer. It was then, and still is, a very scary time. But, God has been so very good to my family. For this I am so very thankful.
Now, I would like to know since it is coming to a time when we are usually cooking and baking more, if anyone would be interested in doing a recipe swap?
So, if you are, please leave me a comment. And, if you have any other ideas or suggestions, please let me know.
I know I have a ton of recipes for snack foods and such that are YUMMY, and great if you do a lot of baking and gift giving with treats during the holidays.
I will start posting these very soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

~Banana Pudding Squares~ Low Fat~

Here is a recipe for: Banana Pudding Squares ~ Low Fat & Yummy

Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 3 hr 30 min Makes: 24 servings

35 Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, finely crushed
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
3 medium ripe bananas
3 cups fat free milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding & Pie Filling
1/2 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, grated

COMBINE wafers and margarine; press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish.
MIX Neufchatel cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread evenly over crust; set aside. Cut bananas in half crosswise; cut each piece lengthwise in half. Arrange over Neufchatel cheese mixture.
POUR milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Spoon over bananas. Spread with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.
Have a "sweet day!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

~Soups~ Paula Dean's Taco Soup

Paula Dean – Taco Soup

2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onions
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chiles
2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles
1 (4.6-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced, optional
1/2 cup green olives, sliced, optional
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix

Corn chips, for serving
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheese, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish
Pickled jalapenos, for garnish

Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.

Yield: 12 to 16 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 8 hours crock pot, 1 hour stock pot method Ease of preparation: Easy

Do you have a favorite Taco Soup recipe you would like to share?
Happy Cooking!

~The Siesta Fiesta Cookbook~

I was over at The Siesta Fiesta Blog this morning when I ran across what other than a COOKBOOK. They have just sold all they ordered, but if they can get another 100 people who would like one, they will be ordering more. I had/have a very strong urge to order this new cookbook. The cookbook is $18, but if I'm not mistaken, some of the proceeds goes to a worthy cause.

Has anyone purchased this cookbook? If so,....would you like to share are your thoughts.

If you see any other new cookbooks or anything you would like to share, let me know.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Favorite Things ~ Old & New

Hey ~

I've wanted to put my recipes in blog for some time. As I go along, who know what else I'll add. If you have any recipes or tips you would like to share, let me know.

Check back for more to come....very soon....