Wednesday, July 29, 2009

90 Second Dessert

These individual desserts are a huge hit because they're so fun and so easy! The ingredients are "anything goes"! We've had them with canned sliced peaches, coconut, heath toffee bits, chocolate chips, fresh cherries chopped, broken up candy bars, cherry pie filling and so on.

* Cake mix, any flavor or flavors you choose
* Water
* Toppings such as chocolate chips, M&Ms, Reeses pieces, Toffee Bits, Coconut, nuts, fruit (bottled, canned or fresh), sprinkles, mini-marshmallows, syrups, you get the idea...

In regular cereal size bowl, mix 1/2 cup dry cake mix and 1/3 cup of water. Stir with a fork until it's no longer lumpy. Add any toppings you desire. Microwave cook for 90 seconds. (My microwave takes 100 seconds for the fruity ones.) Eat! You can top the cake with whipped cream or ice cream or, again, anything goes! Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Loose Burgers

1 lb. ground turkey, browned with 1/2 an onion
1 pkg. onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom
1/2 can water

once turkey is browned, dump onion soup mix and cream of mushroom into it. add 1/2 can of water and stir. cook until mixture thickens. serve on your choice of bun.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


1 lb. ground beef/turkey
1/4 cup diced onions
1 pint taco sauce
1 can refried beans
can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope dry taco seasoning
2 cups cheddar cheese
tortilla chips
chopped tomatoes
sour cream

brown ground beef/turkey and onions. drain. combine all ingredients except tortilla chips, lettuce, tomato and sour cream in crock pot. cover. cook on high 1 hour, stirring occasionally until cheese fully melted. serve with tortilla chips, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


1 can of chick peas (with juice)
1 clove of garlic
2-3 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. tahini
2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste

throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth

Monday, July 13, 2009


* 1 cup chicken broth
* 16 ounces spaghetti, cooked
* 4-6 cups cooked chicken or cooked turkey, cubed
* 10 3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup
* 1 cup water
* 1/2 cup celery, diced
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* 1 medium onion, grated
* 1/2 lb American cheese, cubed

Put chicken broth into a very large crockpot. Add spaghetti and meat.
In large bowl, combine soup and water until smooth.
Stir in remaining ingredients, then pour into crockpot.
Cover. Cook on low, 2-3 hours.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Roasted New Potato Salad

* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 pounds small red potatoes, diced
* 1/2 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
* 2 teaspoons minced garlic
* 1 teaspoon coarse salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* 8 to 10 cooked crisp bacon slices, crumbled
* 1 bunch green onions, chopped
* 3/4 cup prepared Ranch dressing
* Salt and pepper to taste

Place oil in a bowl; add potatoes and the next 4 ingredients, tossing to coat. Arrange potato mixture in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. If you like your potatoes crispier, bake about 10 minutes longer, stirring once. Transfer to a large bowl.

Toss together potatoes, bacon, green onions, and dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

* 2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts
* 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
* 2 (4.5-ounce) cans fruit cocktail (undrained)
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1 (9-ounce) box raisins
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* Butter Sauce, recipe follows
** I have also used coconut in this. I used about a cup.**

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cube donuts into a large bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.

Bake for about 1 hour until center has jelled. Top with Butter Sauce.
Butter Sauce:

1 stick butter

1 pound box confectioners' sugar

Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioners' sugar. Heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.