August 14, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe and Photo from:  House of Smiths

August 13, 2013

Cracker Crunch

This is not really a recipe per say,  but this is a fun little snack you can throw together fast....Heck, sometimes we even eat this for a light dinner.

Ritz Crackers
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Nalley Cheese Chili


Lay crackers on a plate in a single layer.
Top with cheese.  Put in microwave for 30 or so seconds to melt cheese.
Put chili in a bowl and warm up.
Dip crackers in chili.

Rate It!
Jen 7
Kile: 6.5
Madee: 7
Destrie:  10

August 12, 2013

Ramen Noodle Salad


 Recipe and Photo found on Pinterest.


1 pkg of cole slaw mix
2 pkgs of chicken ramen noodles (could also use beef)
4 ozs of sliced almonds
6 ozs of sunflower seeds
3 green onions chopped

Dressing for the salad:
1/2 cup of oil
1/3 cup of sugar
2 tbls of vinegar
2 chicken packets that came with the noodles

Mix the ramen noodles, almonds sunflower seeds, and green onions together. Then add the slaw.
In another bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad mix and toss.
Best served 1/2 hour after mixing it up.

Rate It!
Jen: 8
Kile: 8
Kiley: 7
Madee: 8
Destrie: 5

August 9, 2013

Our Version of a Texas Twister

It's Fair Week where we live, and every year, I get my mouth watering for a Texas Twister Drink.

 Well, I got the great idea that I would try and re-create this drink at home.  I think we came pretty dang close....  Yummy Stuff!!!

4 oranges
4 lemons
4 limes
1 bottle Maraschino Cherries (juice also)
1 can Hawaii's Own Passion Punch Frozen concentrate
2 liter Diet 7-Up

Juice 3 oranges, 3 lemons, and 3 limes.
Rinse last orange, lemon, and lime....cut in to slices...add to pitcher with juices.
Dump in cherries...juice and all.
Add Hawaii's Own frozen concentrate.
Add 7-up and stir to combine.
Serve over a glass of crushed ice.

Rate It!
Jen: 9.5
Kile: 9.5
Kiley: 8
Madee: 7
Destrie: 10  I loved it!! 

August 6, 2013

Crockpot Honey and Parmesan Pork Roast

 Photo from Six Sisters Stuff

1 (2-3 pound) boneless pork roast
⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup cold water

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Remove meat from crockpot and shred.  Return to juices.

Serve on hard rolls.

Rate It!
Jen: 8
Madee: 7
 Destrie: 7

August 3, 2013

Summer Chicken Salad

 Recipe and Photo from: The Pioneer Woman

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil, for drizzling
4 ears fresh corn (or use 2 if on the large side)
3 tablespoons minced fresh dill, plus more for serving
3 stalks celery (inner light green stalks and leaves), finely diced
1 medium red onion, finely diced
1 1/2 cups blueberries

3/4 cup crumbled feta, plus more for serving
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad: Put the chicken breasts into a large plastic storage bag. Pound with a mallet or rolling pin to flatten to 1/4-inch uniform thickness. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.

Heat a grill and drizzle with the olive oil. Grill the chicken on both sides until done, about 7 minutes per side. (Rotate halfway during grilling each side to ensure pretty grill marks.) Set aside to cool.

Grill the corn for a few minutes, until still crunchy but colored. With a very sharp knife, shave the kernels off each corn cob. Combine with the dill, celery and onions in a large bowl. Set aside.

For the dressing: Mix together the feta, half-and-half, mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice and some salt and pepper. Stir, and then taste. Add more salt if necessary.

Slice the chicken on the bias to create flat, randomly shaped pieces. Throw into the bowl with the celery, onions and corn. Stir to combine. Pour half of the dressing over the ingredients and toss gently. Add more as desired, but don't overcoat the salad; it should be light! At the end, toss in the blueberries to lightly coat them in the dressing.

Forgot to get Ratings.....
*Everyone ate it with no was really good !