Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Taco Braid and Cheese Dip

Taco Braid-
What you need:
2 cans of crescent rolls
1 lb of hamburger meat
1 pkg. of taco seasoning
2-3 cups of cheddar cheese

Prepare taco as directed on taco seasoning pack.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray dish with Pam. Lay crescent rolls in dish like this:

Layer the meat on top of this. (you can also add whatever you like here, you can put refried beans as the first layer then lay the meat, add onions, olives, tomatoes, whatever your liking) Wrap crescent rolls around it and cover it with cheese like this:

Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it and when the rolls are done and the cheese is melted, it is ready to serve.
Serve with Sour Cream and Salsa
Cheese Dip
What you need:
1 lb Velveeta Cheese
1 lb hamburger meat, brown and drained
1 lb sausage meat, brown and drained
1 can of rotel
1 can of cream of mushroom
Mix all ingredients together in crockpot and cook for 4 hours or until cheese is melted!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Semi-Homemade Pizza!

I made this for supper last night and it turned out SOOO good that I just HAD to share! I was "scheduled" to cook Chili, but I had eaten chili Sunday for supper and Monday for lunch so I had the stuff in the fridge to make this pizza and decided to give it a try! Here's what I had:
1 can of Pillsbury Pizza Crust
1/2 pack of Hormel Pepperoni's
I think I used about 3/4 of a pack.
1/2 cup of Ragu Homemade Style Pizza Sauce

I spread the dough out on to a cookie sheet and pulled it in to a circle. I pressed all they way around the circle with my fingers to sorta create a crust on the oustide. I heavily sprinkled Garlic Salt all over the dough. Smoothed 1/2 cup of Pizza sauce on to dough. Covered in Cheese, Covered in Pepperonis and then layered some more cheese on top and baked it in the oven for about 10 mins at 425 degrees, then broiled it for about 2-3 minutes for the top to brown. I let it cool for about 5 minutes and then Cut in to that bad boy!! :) It was very good! I think Gregg liked it a lot too! I told him that next time I would probably add some bacon bits too! You can add whatever topping you would like! We are just pretty picky at our house! ;)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chicken Bacon Cheese Casserole

After putting this on my menu this week, I have had SEVERAL people ask me for the recipe so I decided I would add it here! I don't usually have measurements for this stuff because I kinda created this recipe one night while "experimenting" so last night when I prepared this meal, I tried to keep up with about how much I used!
What you need:

1 can of crescent rolls

2 chicken Breasts, cut up into small pieces.

1 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1/2 pack of Real Bacon Bacon Bits.

salt and pepper

1 tablespoon of butter

2 tablespoons of mayonaise
What you do:
Bring a pot of water to boil and add chicken. Cook for about 10-15 mintues or until all pieces are done. Meanwhile, Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray square baking dish with Pam and layer 1/2 pack of crescent rolls in the dish. Drain chicken and allow to cool just a little. Shred the chunks of chicken up and add salt and pepper(to liking) then add mayo, butter, cheese and bacon until well mixed. Pour on top of crescent rolls and level it across the top. Then add remaining crescent rolls over the top of the mix and bake for 15 minutes. I usually cut it in to about 6 pieces. It was enough for Gregg and I to eat and then Gregg took the rest with him to work today. So if you have a larger family, you may wanna double it up and use a bigger casserole dish.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Door Hanger

This is the new door hanger I made for my front door. It was SO easy and I am proud of how it turned out! I drew a "R" on a piece of tin and Gregg cut it out with some kind of plasma cutter thing! Then it was just some spray paint and I cut some black and white circles on my cricut, picked up some ribbon to hang it from and WALA!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

My friend, Kim, gave me this recipe over the summer, and we absolutely love it! We have more than enough left overs for Ronnie and I to take to work for lunch the next day. If you like spicy food, then you will really like this recipe.

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breast boiled and pulled
2 cans Rotel
1 can Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1 enchilada seasoning pack
1 8 0z. sour cream
2-3 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
8-10 flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 350. Mix pulled chicken, enchilada pack, sour cream, 1 can rotel, and 1-1.5 cups of cheese in a bowl. Spoon chicken mixture into flour tortillas. Place tortillas in a 9x13 greased baking dish seam down. In another bowl mix the other can of Rotel and cheddar cheese soup. Place this mixture over the stuffed tortillas. Top with the remaining shredded cheese. Cover with foil and cook for 25-30 minutes. We like to eat this with Mexican or Spanish rice as a side. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crescent Chicken

This was a new recipe I tried last night. It was pretty good and makes a pretty good bit.
What you need:
1 can crescent rolls
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can of milk
2 cups of cooked chicken
2 cup of shredded cheese

Heat soup, milk and cheese in a saucepan. Meanwhile, spread 4 of the crescent rolls over a small rectangular (greased) baking dish or pan. Once the mixture is well blended, stir in chicken and pour over crescent rolls. Top with remaining crescent rolls and bake in a 325 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Asparagus Bundles

I love Asparagus! Before you turn your nose up, have you ever even tried it? I think when most people her asparagus they automatically say no thanks, but haven't ever tried it! I don't know if it gets a bad wrap from tv shows or what, but try it before you knock it! Here are two different asparagus recipes to try.

First recipes. This came from Trisha Yearwood's Cookbook
You will need:

2 lbs. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
12 slices bacon
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Divide the asparagus spears into 12 bundles. Carefully wrap 1 piece of bacon around each bundle, starting about 1/2 in from the bottom of the tips. Secure the bacon-wrapped spears with a toothpick. Lay the bundles i a low-sided casserole dish.
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Pour the hot mixture over the asparagus bundles. Transfer the dish to the oven and roast for 25 minutes, or until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked. Remove toothpicks before serving.

*Note: If you just can't bring yourself to eat asparagus, you can use green beans for the top recipe!

Second Recipe.
You will need:
2 lbs. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt
Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place asparagus in baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Add as much Parmesan cheese as desired. Place in oven and cook for about 15 minutes. Turn asparagus and add more Parmesan cheese. Cook for 10-15 more minutes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Buttermilk Biscuits

I got this recipe from Gregg's grandmother. He loves her homemade biscuits. I thought I would give it a try. After a few flops, I finally perfected it. I actually added a little of my own to it! :) I thought I would share it with all of you so that you could enjoy the wonderful taste of these biscuits! :)

What you need:
1 1/2 cup of SELF-RISING flour
4 Tablespoons of oil (I sometimes use bacon grease if I make these while I am frying bacon)
1 cup of buttermilk

                                                                                     What you do:
I use an iron skillet but if you don't have one you can use a round cake pan. Coat the pan/skillet with oil. Turn oven to 350 degrees. Mix the above ingredients until well blended. I lay a sheet of parchment paper or saran wrap down and give it a nice heavy sprinkle of flour. I dump the dough out on to the paper/flour and coat my hands in flour (you have to do this constantly throughout this so you may wanna pour about 1/2 cup of flour in a bowl). I sprinkle flour across the top of the dough and start pressing it down. I pinch off a piece of the dough and roll it in to balls and then flatten it a little. Do that until you have filled the pan/skillet.

Once you have that done, I put butter on top of each dough ball. I bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until well browned. I get it out, set a plate upside down on top of it and flip them on to the plate and serve! :)

I completely forgot to take a picture of the final product! There weren't any left! Sorry! :(

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rolled Chicken Breast

I made this last night for the surprise baby party we had for one of my friends and several asked about the recipe so I decided to add it on here. This is one of Gregg's FAVORITE things for me to cook and seemed to be quite a hit last night with the ladies too! :)

What you need:
1 pack of boneless,skinless chicken breasts
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of sour cream
salt and pepper
2 packs of dried beef (can be found in the sandwich meat section)
1 pack of bacon
casserole dish

What you do:
Wash the chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel. I always cut the breasts in halves so they are smaller portions. salt and pepper the chicken real well on both sides. Cover chicken with dried beef (usually takes 2 slices), wrap a piece (or half a piece) of bacon around the chicken and beef and stick in place with toothpick. Lay each piece of chicken in to the casserole dish (you may want to spray it with cooking spray first). Once you are finished with the chicken, mix the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup together. If you want to add a splash of cooking sherry wine you can, I just am not too crazy about it, so I don't add it to mine. Cover the chicken with the soup/cream mixture. Bake in a 275 degree, preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours. About halfway through cooking, get a spoon and get some of the soup/cream mixture and cover the chicken again just to keep it moist. I like to serve this with white rice so you can pour the soup/cream gravy over the rice! It is super yummy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

This is my favorite recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo. It is easy and delicious! It is so hard for me to order it in a restaurant because I think this recipe is much better!

You will need:*1 stick Butter
* 1 c Heavy Whipping Cream
* 1 c Parmesan Cheese
* 1 box Fettuccine
* 1 lb. Grilled Chicken Breast
* Salt & Pepper

Cook Fettuccine according to package and drain. I normally add a little salt to mine while it is boiling. In a sauce pan, melt butter, then add whipping cream, last stir in Parmesan cheese. Make sure you add those three ingredients in that order. Once mixture begins to boil turn to low. Stirring occasionally. Be carefully not to boil too long because the cheese will burn! Add a dash of pepper. Pour Alfredo sauce over cooked Fettuccine. Cut up grilled chicken and mix with Alfredo Fettuccine. Serve and enjoy! We normally add a little more Parmesan Cheese to our plate serving!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Boiled Cookies

This is one of my favorite cookies. My grandmother has always made these for us growing up and I got the recipe from her a few years ago and have made several batches. It's very easy and doesn't really require a lot of ingredients. Most of the time, I have the ingredients stashed away in my pantry anyway.
4 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 c. of sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 stick of butter
2 1/2 c. quick cooking oats

1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter

Mix the cocoa, sugar, butter and milk together in a saucepan and bring to a boil, once bubbles cover the top, stir constantly for 1 1/2-2 minutes and remove from heat. Add vanilla, peanut butter and oats and stir until mixed well. Drop by the teaspoon full IMMEDIATELY onto wax paper and let cool. Makes about 3 dozen.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

White Chocolate-Berry Delight

Since strawberries are in season, I thought I would post this super easy and yummy dessert that calls for fresh berries! It is very light and perfect after a large dinner!

*Fresh Berries (We've used strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries...use your favorite berries!)
* Heavy Whipping Cream
*Baker's White Chocolate

Wash and chop strawberries. For smaller berries, wash and remove any stems. Keep the berries in the refrigerator. The colder the berries, the better the taste! In a double boiler, melt chocolate. If you do not have a double boiler, stack two pots on top of each other! It works the same way! While chocolate is melting, add whipping cream. Add enough whipping cream to make the consistency you like! Once chocolate is melted, drizzle over berries and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Added Author

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have added an author to this blog. My friend Ashton was going to start a recipe type blog and I told her that I would just add her as an author to mine. :) I have also changed the web address to it so if you have it saved in your dashboard, you may need to go change it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

K-A-I-D-I Letters

After starting on Kaidi's letters back in March I decided it was time I sit down and finish the last 2 letters. To make these letters, I bought some wooden cut out letters
from Hobby Lobby and then some scrapbook paper that I felt would match her room. I also bought some mod podge
and used it to stick the paper to the letters. I laid the wooden letter on the scrap book paper, traced around the letter with about a 1/4 inch margin and then cut it out. I then covered the letter with the mod podge
and stuck it on top of the paper. i tucked all the edges around it and gave it a top layer of mod podge (it dries clear) and let it dry and I am finished. I am not completely finished with this project because I still want to tack some ribbon to the back of the letters so that I can hang it on her wall. Here is a pic of the letters.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oven Fried Chicken

2 lbs chicken parts (i usually use boneless breasts)
3/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tbsp. pepper

Heat oven to 350. Put butter in 13x9 dish and let melt while you prepare the chicken. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towel. mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper. I honestly don't know if that is the right amount of salt, pepper and paprika, I don't measure, I just sprinkle. I also put a lil bit of salt on the chicken before i coat it in the flour mix. coat chicken in flour mix and lay, skin side down, in the melted butter. Bake for 30 mins. then flip the chicken over and bake for another 15.
This meal is very easy and very tasty! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chicken Wings

This is something we have made an "everytime we grill" appetizer. It is a great snack! We take a pack of chicken drumettes, throw them on the grill and sprinkle them with Everglade Seasoning
The more you sprinkle, the saltier it is so depending on your "liking" sprinkle away... turn them over and take them up when they are nice and crispy colored! :) You can also do them in the oven 350 degrees, cook them 30 mins, turn them all over and cook another 30 mins. YUMMY!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Chicken Nuggets

Here is a recipe I found in a book of recipes someone emailed me a few years ago. The book contains recipes of items at various food chains. Sunday night I tried the Olive Garden's Lasagna recipe. It actually tasted pretty good. I am not a huge fan of Olive Garden's lasagna, but Gregg loves it so I gave it a try. Last night I tried Chick-fil-A's chicken nuggets. I really liked them. Didn't so much taste like Chick-fil-A's, but they were still really good. I didn't bring the recipe with me so I am hoping that I have everything right. It was actually pretty simple.
What you need:
2 c. chicken, cut up in cubes
2 c. water
2 cubes of chicken bouillon (i just used 2 cups of chicken stock b/c i didn't have any cubes in the cabinet)
2 1/4 tsp. season all
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 c. flour
1 1/2 c. cracker meal
( i read on a website that CFL fries their nuggets in peanut oil. I fried those last night in regular vegetable oil and they tasted fine. I may try the Peanut oil next time!)

ok, you take the water, chicken stock and 1/4 tsp of the season all and soak the chicken in that for 12 hours or overnight.
Mix the cracker meal, flour, paprika and the remaining season all in a bowl. drain the chicken. then coat each nugget in the flour mix. (I put it all in a big Tupperware bowl and put the top on and did the "shake") Drop it down in the deep fryer until golden brown. Dump them on to a paper towel and salt to your liking. Wala! That's it! :)
They were very juicy and I didn't use any kind of sauce to eat them. I wish I would have done more than just the 2 cups (equivalent of 2 breast) . You could really do as much chicken as you needed to, the flour mix makes plenty! Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Easter Basket for Kaidi

I found this adorable Easter Basket idea for Miss Kaidi and I cannot wait to get started on it. I am going to go check out the Christian Service Center today to see if I can find a basket worthy of using. Anyway, here is the pic of the basket I found on the internet.
The price for this basket is $38.00 and I just KNOW that I can do it for WAY cheaper than that. I already have paint, so all I have to do is find a basket! Hope to upload some pics of it in a few weeks.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Beef Stew (SUPER EASY)

Saturday night, I had plans to go out with some girl friends to see a movie. I decided I would put on this easy beef stew for Gregg to eat for supper and for me to have as leftovers to bring to work this week (I am actually eating this as I post). This is another crock pot meal. ( I LOVE COOKING IN THE CROCKPOT). Anyway here is the recipe:

3 pounds of cubed beef
4 c chopped potatoes
2 c. chopped carrots
1/2 chopped onion
2 jars of beef gravy
salt and pepper

All you do is throw all of that together in the crockpot, mix it up real good and cook it on low for 6-7 hours. I usually put my beef in first and some salt and pepper to it and stir it around, then add the rest of the ingredients and then of course add some more salt! :) I actually took pics so I will be sure to upload and add to this post when I get home!
Hope You Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Who doesn't love Chili! :) Thought I would share with you how we make chili at our house:
This is what you need:
1 lb hamburger meat
1 pack of chili mix
2 cans of tomato sauce
2 cans of chili beans

Ok, brown your hamburger meat, drain, add all the rest of the ingredients and about a can and or two of water and stir together we also add quite a bit of salt too. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes and it is ready! How simple is that? I like to mix mine with some shredded cheese and scoop it with some Frito's. What do you like with your chili?

Friday, January 29, 2010


Here is my first project that I plan on completing. When I first saw this on Etsy, I just HAD to try it for Kaidi's room and for my laundry room and for Christmas time and for EVERYTHING!
How cute is that? Now if I can only make mine look that cute!
Last weekend, Gregg and I went around our new house and picked up any scrap wood that we could use. He is planning on building a shooting house and a dog house, all I wanted was little 3-6 inch 2x4's that I could do this cute project with. I now have a box full of "cut-offs" and we went to Wal-mart and I picked up some decoupage glue and now all I need is sandpaper and scrapbook paper. Maybe a little bit of tulle or ribbon and I should be good to go! Hope to get back with you in a few weeks with the finished project! :)

Sausage Crescent Pie

I made this up last night and put it in the fridge so I could put it on this morning while I was in the shower and it would be ready when I got out. This is another "Gregg's Fav." I really don't know what the name of it is, so I just decided to make one up. The first time we had this was at my brother and sister-in-law's house back in May. Gregg had a bank conference in Birmingham so the twins and I went with him and after his conference was over, we headed to Ardmore, Alabama to visit with my brother and his family. Heather, his wife, made this for us the morning that we left and I swear Gregg nearly ate the entire dish on his own. It's quite easy. Here is what you need:
1 lb of pork sausage
1/2 block of cream cheese (I believe that is 4 oz)
1 can of crescent rolls.

Ok, So what you do is brown your sausage in a pan, drain and then mix it up with the cream cheese. (you want the cream cheese to be soft, makes it much easier to mix).
Set this aside and spray a square baking dish, or cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread half the crescent rolls in the dish kind of like this
Then you will want to spread a thin layer across the crescent rolls of the sausage/cream cheese spread like this:

Once you spread that evenly, layer the other half of the crescent rolls across the top of it and pinch it around the edges to from a pie type edge.

Pop that in a 375 degree preheated oven for 12 minutes and you are good to go!