Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chicken Salad

I must thank the Pioneer Woman again for another scrumptious recipe. This was my first time trying and making chicken salad, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it! I love all the colors in it, and its really easy to add or change up the ingredients for different occasions for this recipe!

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of shredded or diced cooked chicken
  • 2 or 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced(white and light green parts only)
  • 2 or 3 cups red and green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • sandwich bread, croissants, lettuce, etc for salad

  • Rinse the chicken
  • Put in a large pot and fill with water
  • Bring to a boil then put on low medium heat for about 45 minutes to an hour or until chicken is done (keep an eye on the pot while waiting for the water to boil because mine almost spilled over the edges)
  • Drain and cool, once cool either tear apart with your hands or chop and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, yogurt, and half and half
  • Then add and mix in the lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper and set aside
  • Throw the chicken, celery, green onions, almonds and grapes into a bowl and toss together
  • Pour half the dressing onto the mixture and stir together
  • Taste and see if you need more dressing or seasoning
  • Serve or refrigerate and enjoy!
Additional options: Dill would be a good seasoning to this salad. Pioneer Woman has it in her recipe, but I was out and it tasted yummy with out it! Also, if you didn't want to cook the chicken you could buy a roisterer chicken and simply peel and shred pieces off it!

Broccoli Slaw

I've never had anything like this before until today, and I have been missing out! Its a refreshing dish, and has a cool taste and texture. I got the recipe from my mom's school's recipe book. Its a book of all the teacher's favorite recipes, and this one was from Cristy Layman. You will want to try this! Its easy and it makes me feel like I'm being healthy because it has broccoli and other vegetable like things in it!

  • 1 package fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 package broccoli slaw
  • 2 bunches of green onions
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 3 packages chicken flavor ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil

  • In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, oil, vinegar, and 3 packets of seasoning from ramen noodles
  • In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, slaw, onions, sunflower seeds, and crumbled/ crushed dry ramen noodles ( make sure broccoli is in small florets)
  • Pour dressing mix over the broccoli mixture and either refrigerate or serve!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Garlic Butter on French Bread

Simple recipe for garlic bread that goes with any Italian dish!

  • 1 loaf of French Bread
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley( dried or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic

  • Line pan with aluminum foil and preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut the bread in half length wise
  • Mix butter, parsley, and garlic in a small bowl together with a fork
  • Evenly spread butter mixture on both halves
  • Bake for around 20 minutes, making sure the butter is melted and the bottom is not burnt
  • And enjoy with your meal!

Baked Ziti

This is the first time I have made and tried baked ziti and I love it! I saw it on Pinterest and used the recipe from the website momswhothink.com and my family and me thought it was awesome! I'm not a fan of sour cream so I was put off by this recipe at first, but it is wonderful!

  • 1 pound of dry ziti pasta
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef (I used 3 frozen hamburger patties
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars of spaghetti sauce of your liking
  • 1 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 6 ounces of shredded Italian blend cheese( or sliced Provolone cheese, they were out at the grocery store)
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • 6 ounces of mozzarella cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9 by 13 inch baking dish
  • Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil
  • Add ziti and cook until al dente and drain
  • In a large skillet, brown onion and meat over medium heat, drain excess grease
  • Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Layer as follows: 1/2 the pasta, Italian blend cheese, sour cream, 1/2 meat mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese, and remaining meat mixture( you may need to press dowm with spoon to fit all that goodness in the dish)
  • Top with Parmesan cheese
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Enjoy! 
Salad and garlic bread are yummy additions to this dish!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ham and Cheese Rolls

My oldest sister Erin allows makes these for New Year's Eve, and they are so good! They are a perfect addition to a get together if you have family or friends coming over. I hope you like them!

  • 1 small package of dinner rolls( King's Hawaiian Rolls)
  • 1 package of thinly sliced ham
  • 1 package of thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 teaspoons of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds
  • 1 small chopped onion

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a pan with aluminum foil
  • Combine the butter, poppy seeds, mustard, onion, and Worcestershire sauce in a sauce pan and heat on medium until all the butter is melted, stirring occasionally
  • Let cool and slice the rolls in half length wise
  • On the bottom half of rolls, layer the ham then cheese evenly
  • On the top half, pour mixture except for a few spoon fulls
  • Put top and bottom halves back together on the lined pan
  • Spoon remaining mixture on top of the rolls
  • Bake for about 25 minutes( make sure the bottoms are not burning)
  • Cool and slice and enjoy!
Optional: These roll sandwiches could also be enjoyed cold by simply refrigerating instead of baking 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Bacon Crackers

These things are so wonderful! They are perfect for holiday parties and just require 3 ingredients! And this recipe is from none other than The Pioneer Woman!

  • 1 package of club crackers ( About 36 crackers)
  • 1 pound( maybe a little more) of thin sliced bacon
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Place the crackers on a baking pan
  • Spoon about a tablespoon of the cheese on each cracker
  • Then wrap a half piece of bacon around each cracker, snugly
  • Place in oven for about 2 hours
Tips: It would be beneficial to have a trap with a rack for this recipe, I will soon be investing in one! Also there is another recipe that swaps the cheese for brown sugar for a more sweeter snack!

Chicken Lo Mein

This is a one pot wonder I found on Pinterest on thewholesomedish.com that really is a wonder! You just chop some veggies up and through everything in the pot for a few minutes and its done and delicious! The original recipe on the website shows more pictures and the nutrition of this meal per serving that is really good but I hope you enjoy this!


  • 1/2 pound or so of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
  • 12 ounces of whole wheat linguine or pasta of your choice, broken in half
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped into 3 inch long strips
  • 1 medium red or green pepper, cut into 3 inch long strips
  • 1 bunch of green onions, white part sliced and green part cut in 3 inch long strips
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

  • After cutting the chicken and chopping the vegetables, add the chicken, then the pasta, then the vegetables to a large stockpot
  • Cover and bring to a boil
  • Stir and reduce heat to low or simmer
  • Cook covered for 15 minutes stirring occasionally, cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is done
  • Enjoy!!! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lime Chiffon Dessert

This delightful recipe is from my wonderful neighbor Betty Cox. I love everything she makes and she's always just a call away when I need help with a recipe or ingredients. But this recipe is SO delicious. Its has a green tent to it so its perfect for Christmas parties or reunions, but its a cold dessert so it would be just as good in the summer!



  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 24 squares or you can buy the boxed crushed kind)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) MELTED
  • 1 (3 oz.) package lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 packages (one 8 oz. and one 3 oz.) cream cheese SOFTENED
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Combine first three ingredients
  • Set aside 2 tablespoons for topping, Press remaining crumbs onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking dish and set aside
  • In a bowl dissolve gelatin in boiling water, COOL
  • In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar
  • Add vanilla, mix well
  • Slowly add gelatin until combined
  • Fold in whipped topping
  • Spoon mixture on the crust
  • Sprinkle with remaining crumbs
  • Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set 
  • ENJOY!


I got this recipe from Ms. Manning who was one of my teachers in elementary school and is one of the best cooks ever! Everything she makes is delicious! And this meatloaf is yummy! I wasn't a meatloaf fan until I tried her recipe so I hope you like it!


  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups cups of bread crumbs
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
Topping Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of ketchup 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all in ingredients in a bowl except topping ingredients and mix together with hands
  • Put meat mixture in loaf pan or regular pan 
  • Mix topping mixture together in a small bowl and spoon on top of meat mixture
  • Bake for 1 hour and enjoy!
Optional: For onion and green pepper you could use a Ninja or something of that nature to pulverize them instead of chopping.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Green Beans and Tomatoes

I have been eating green beans wrong my whole life until now! Thank you Pioneer Woman! This is a perfect side dish to any meal and so simple! We made it to eat with our left over ham and turkey from Thanksgiving and we wish we had made it then!!!

  • 3 ounce package of Bacon Bits( Pioneer Woman used 8 slices of thick-cut bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 pounds of fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • Two 14.5 ounce cans whole tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Heat bacon bits in a large pot over medium heat for a couple minutes
  • Add the onion and stir, cook for about 3 minutes (if using real bacon drain most of fat)
  • Add the green beans
  • Pour in tomatoes( including the juice!)
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Stir gently to combine then place lid on the pot
  • Reduce heat to low or simmer for at least 1 hour, the longer the less crunchy they are, stir occasionally
  • Enjoy!!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Reese's Candy Corn Blondies

This is perfect for the Fall!!! And it only has 4 ingredients! I found while I was looking for seasonal treats on Pinterest from Sweet C's Designs. Its so delicious and simple to make!!! I initially made for my sisters tailgate, but wound up making another batch the same day for my family!!!

  • 8 Reese's Cups
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 box of cake mix ( I used Halloween Funfeti)
  • Handful of Candy Corn

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Chop Reese's Cup into small pieces( 1/2 inch)
  • Combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs
  • Mix well
  • Gently fold in the Reese's Cups
  • Dump into a greased cake pan or glass pan, and pat down with your hands to make even
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until fork comes out clean
  • Let cool for a few minutes then poke Candy Corn through out the blondies
  • And enjoy!!!!
Also: You could easily change the candy bar or cake mix flavoring to your liking. This one works wonderfully with Fall though and is sooo YUMMY!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

This is a yummy gooey chocolate mess of goodness. These Chocolate Caramel Brownies are the way to go if you are craving something chocolate and the caramel just adds to the sweetness of this treat. I got the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats website, and its pretty simple. My oldest sister saw it on Pinterest, and we had to try it! And I'm so glad we did!

  • 2/3 cup of evaporated milk (divided)
  • 1 package of caramels
  • 3/4 cup of butter(melted)
  • 1 box of German Chocolate Cake mix
  • 12 oz of Chocolate Chips

  • Melt the Caramels with 1/3 of the evaporated milk in pan on the stove top then set aside and let cool
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix the cake mix, 3/4 cup of melted butter, and 1/3 cup of evaporated milk
  • Spread half the cake mixture on to greased cake or glass pan and bake for 6 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Remove from oven and pour the caramel sauce and chocolate chips on top then top with the remaining cake mixture
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes
  • Remove from oven and LET COOL!
Caution: IT may be messy but your taste buds will be okay with that!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Simple Apple Pie

Well, who doesn't love apple pie? I love it and this pie is simple and yummy and goes wonderfully with vanilla bean ice cream if I might add. Also we had an overflow of apples so it was only logical to make a pie! Thank you Veg Fusion on Pinterest!


  • Filling: 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon flour
  • Bottom Crust: 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon milk
  • Top Crust: 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup butter

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Filling: Wash, peel, and slice apples then mix all other filling ingredients in bowl and set aside
  • Bottom Crust: Mix ingredients together and pat evenly into pie pan
  • Top Crust: Soften or melt butter and mix remaining ingredients together
  • Poor filling mixture on to bottom crust evenly
  • Crumble or spread evenly top crust on top.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until desired look and taste
Optional: This is my first apple pie so if you want to get creative you could stripe or layer the top crust, and don't forget that ice cream!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Peanut Butter Applesauce Cookies

This is such a yummy and fluffy cookie! I got the recipe from my town's county Fair handout book my Dad brought home. It will be a new go to dessert cookie!


  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup applesauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cream butter
  • Add sugar and blend with mixer together
  • Add peanut butter and mix well
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and add to peanut butter mixture gradually with mixture
  • Carefully mix in apple sauce
  • Scope onto lightly greased pan and bake until golden brown (15 minutes)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jelly Oatmeal Bars

These are a wonderful snack or dessert. Any jelly or preserves will work, and pairing this fresh out of the oven with ice cream tastes heavenly! Thank you Pioneer Woman!!!


  • 1-3/4 stick Cold Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  •  1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  •  1-1/2 cup Oats (quick Or Regular) 
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  •  1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  •  1/4 teaspoon Salt
  •  10 To 12 Ounce Grape, Strawberry, etc Jelly or Preserves  


  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  • Butter a 9 by 11 or 8 by 10 inch baking dish
  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients except the butter
  • Add the butter and mix with your hands or pastry cutter until it forms into course crumbs
  • Sprinkle half the mixture on the bottom of the dish and pat lightly to pack together
  • Spread the jelly or preserves over the first layer
  • Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top and lightly pack
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until lightly brown on top 
  • Let cool completely and cut into bars or if your like my family spoon out a piece when they come out of the oven and top with ice cream!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Another one of The Pioneer Woman's recipes! Its one of her recipes that is good for storing in the freezer, but my family and I ate it fresh.

  • 1-1/4 pound Ground Chuck  or 3 frozen beef patties
  • 1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 ounces, weight Egg Noodles
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1-1/4 cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Green Onions (less To Taste)
  • 1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese (maybe a bit more if your a cheese head)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Brown meat in a large skillet
  • Drain fat, then add tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper
  • Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients 
  • Cook egg noodles until al dente
  • Drain and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese
  • Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper
  • Add to noodles and stir
  • Add green onions and stir.
  • Now add half of the noodles to a baking dish
  • Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar
  • Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted
  • Cool,serve, and EAT!!! (with garlic or french bread and salad 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cracker Barrel Apple Crisp

This recipe may not be homemade, but it's still wonderful and simple and DELISH!


  • 1 package of Kari Lee's Specialties Apple Crisp Mix
  • 1 stick of cold or cool butter 
  • 1 jar of Cracker Barrel's Fried Apples

  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  • Butter or grease a round 10 inch pie pan
  • Pour Fried Apples in pan
  • Combine Apple Crisp Mix and butter by mix with your hand until it forms into smalls clumps 
  • Sprinkle evenly on Fried Apples and bake 50 to 60 minutes( until golden brown and apples are bubbly)
  • Cool and dig in!( WITH ICE CREAM!)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Smashed Potatoes

This is another recipe from The Pioneer Woman, but with a few different ingredients. This stuff is AMAZING and has been my family's go to side dish ever since we first tried it!


  • 5 whole large Red Potatoes
  • 1 stick SOFTENED butter
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • About a handle of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Wash and poke small holes with  fork in the potatoes
  • Nuke potatoes in microwave for about 10 minutes, flipping over at 5 minutes
  •  Place potatoes in a large bowl or pot and with a potato smasher slightly smash NOT mash 
  • Add the sliced softened butter and slightly smash again
  • Now add the bacon, green onions, sour cream and salt and pepper by stirring in with a large spoon
  • Add cheese and stir and SERVE!
Optional: use fried chopped up bacon, or french fried onions for topping

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oreo Cake

I got this wonderful recipe on Pinterest and changed it up a bit. It's super easy to make and oh so good. You could try using different cake mixes or making a layered version, but this simple way is quite yummy!


  • 1 box of white cake mix 
  • 1/2 box of the instant vanilla pudding mix (or Oreo flavored)
  • About 2 rows of Oreos
  • Container (or a bit more) of Cool Whip

  • Preheat oven on 350
  • Mix cake mix according to directions on box along with 1/2 the pudding mix
  • Crush about one row of Oreos and fold in with the cake and pudding mixture
  • Poor mixture into a greased cake pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until it passes the fork test
  • Mix together Cool Whip and another row of crushed Oreos and spread evenly on top of cake
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Taco Casserole

This is a a great recipe to have with salsa and chips and is good change up from ordinary tacos. I got it from Pinterest!


  • about 2 cups of tortilla chips (additional for serving)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or chili oil)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 pound of ground beef or chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of black beans drained
  • 1 cup of salsa
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

  • Preheat oven on 350
  • Line the bottom of a casserole dish with chips that are slightly broken( bite- sized)
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and add sliced onions and saute until soft
  • Add meat and then taco seasoning, cook and break up meat 
  • Add beans and salsa to the mixture( I had to transfer the mixture into a large pot because I don't have a large enough skillet)
  • Spread the mixture onto the dish covered with chips
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and gooey
Additional toppings: Sliced tomatoes, green or red pepper, olives, lettuce or whatever your heart desires!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blueberry Delight

I got this recipe from my Mom's school friend and can't get enough of it! It's perfect for summer, but I could eat it all year round!


  • 1 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 containers of Cool Whip
  • 1 can of blueberry pie filling

  • Preheat oven on 350 degrees
  • For crust, mix melted butter, self-rising flour, and pecans together
  • Put mixture in glass casserole dish and spread out evenly with fingers( set out cream cheese to allow to soften a bit)
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until brown
  • Set out and begin topping mixture
  • For topping mix with electric mixer cream cheese (softened) and powdered sugar until smooth
  • Add half a container of Cool Whip and mix
  • Spread mix on crust evenly
  • Pour blueberry filling on top of that and spread evenly
  • Top with about 1 container of Cool Whip
  • Sprinkle on fresh blueberries for a tasty decoration and refrigerate overnight or at least an hour and enjoy!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sliced Potatoes

These are a great side dish to almost any meal and very addicting. My mom and me even taste be fore baking!(which is not recommended)


  • 3 russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • more salt and pepper to taste and Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Wash and dry potatoes
  • Slice potatoes( thinly and evenly)
  • Place in a large bowl and add the seasonings and mix together until well coated
  • Place on a cooking tray with aluminum foil as flat and even as possible
  • Sprinkle with desired amount of Parmesan and salt and pepper
  • Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown
Serve with as a side dish for nearly any meal!
I got this recipe from my Memaw but added a little bit more seasonings to it.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chocolate Pie

Who doesn't love a good ole chocolate pie? Especially from Grandma! This isn't my own grandma's recipe however it is still very good! Thank you Homesicktexan blogger!!

Ingredients for pie filling:
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten slightly
Ingredients for meringue:
  • 2 egg whites
  • drop of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
You will also need a pie crust. You can make your own or just buy one at the store. I used the regular in this one, but the oreo crust is a very good choice also.

  • Separate egg whites and yolks of two eggs and set aside 
  • Mix all but the vanilla and butter filling ingredients by whisking
  • cook while stirring in a sauce pan on medium heat until very thick and bubbley or about 5 or 10 minutes ( resembles pudding)
  • remove from heat and add vanilla and butter
  • Meanwhile poke wholes in pie crust with fork and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes
  • Now beat egg whites and lemon until fluffy with electric mixer
  • then slowly add in the sugar while still beating until fluffy and whipped
  • Pour chocolate filling onto pie crust and carefully and evenly top with meringue
  • bake on 350 for about 10 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned

Enjoy hot or cold!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bowtie Lasagna

This is a fast simple meal that resembles lasagna but without all the time and effort. But it still has all the taste! It's another recipe from The Pioneer Woman. (I love all her recipes if you can't tell)


  • 3 frozen beef patties( or 1 pound of ground chuck)
  • 5 cups of bowtie noodles
  • 3 cups of Spaghetti Sauce (1 jar of Bertolli Marinara)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese 
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

  • fry meat in pan while cooking noodles al dente
  • after both meat and noodles are cooked, add both to large pan or pot on low heat 
  • drizzle with the olive oil
  • mix in spaghetti sauce 
  • add seasonings, cheese, and sour cream
  • old together to combine and let cheese melt and enjoy
Serve with Garlic bread, salad, or some veggies!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chicken Spaghetti

Another recipe from The Pioneer Woman!!! It's a yummy creamy casserole that will leave you full, but wanting more at the same time!

  • about 3 chicken breasts (2 cups worth or more or less to your liking)
  • 1 pound of spaghetti broken into 3 sections
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup ( cream of chicken will do)
  • 2 to 3 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of finely diced green pepper
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (from pot)
  • about a teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • salt an pepper to taste

  • Wash chicken and place in large pot
  • Cover with water and bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium- low  and simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender
  • Remove chicken and let cool, once cooled tear up into bite sized pieces
  • Scoop two cups of the broth from the pot and set aside for later
  • Cook spaghetti in remaining broth but do not over cook because you will still be baking it later (cook aldente)
  • Finely dice pepper and onion
  • Place cooked spaghetti into large ixing bowl
  • Add the shredded chicken, 2 cans of mushroom soup, green pepper, onion, and 2 cups of grated cheese
  • Add seasoned salt and pepper
  • Pour in 1 cup of chicken broth and stir well.Add more broth when and if needed. The mixture should be stirable and creamy not soupy
  • Now pour mixture into large baking pan or casserole dish
  • Top with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of remaining cheese
  • Bake at 35 to 45 minutes (until bubbly) And Enjoy!

Suggestion: Serve with salad and garlic bread!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Easter Bark!

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it is perfect for Spring! The colors are bright and the taste is sweet!


  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips (12 oz)
  • 3 cups of colored marshmellows
  • sprinkles


  • line a 8 inch by 11 inch square pan with alumineum leaving extra around edges
  • melt white chocolate chips in medium bowl in sections of 30 seconds stirring each time ( about 3 times)
  • pour in marshmellows and stir, trying to coat nearly all of them
  • pour mixture into pan, spreading evenly
  • sprinkle the sprinkles
  • put in freezer for about 20 minutes or until hardened
  • cut into egg shapes with cookie cutter or cut with knife however you like!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Apple Brown Betty

I found this recipe in The Pioneer Woman's cookbook, and it is Amazing! It goes quick and is good anytime of the year!


  • 8 slices wheat bread
  • 3 apples (granny smith)
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • slice bread into strips, then slice into strips the opposite way
  • core and peel apples then slice and dice them
  • place half diced bread in buttered baking dish (9 by 11 inch dish)
  • sprinkle on half diced apples and half brown sugar
  • dot with butter
  • repeat layer of remaining bread, apples, and brown sugar
  • dot with pats of butter
  • sprinkle 1/2 cup of water a spoonful at a time on top
  • bake covered with foil for 45 minutes on 375 degrees
  • remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes
  • serve with either cream mixture (heavy cream and sugar mixed together) or ice cream! 

Cookie Brownies

This is a recipe I got from my memaw and its was my first one to do on my own! My Memaw got it from her Aunt Rose who was born in 1900! Enjoy!

  • 2 3/4 cup of self rising flour
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 box brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Grease pan and sprinkle with flour and set aside
  • Melt butter in saucepan
  • Stir in sugar and cool
  • Beat in eggs 1 at a time
  • Add flour mixture, nuts, and chocolate chips
  • Blend well and pour into greased/floured pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes
  • Cool and cut into squares