Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creamy Dill Potato Salad

I'm a very picky potato salad person.  I don't like too much mustard or pickle taste.  Bleh...both are such a strong overpowering ingredient.  So, I've been experimenting for the past month on the perfect recipe.  After multiple taste tests and a lot of recipe changes...I've finally got it.  The greatest, and now most requested side dish, for my family.

3 lbs. potatoes
1 1/2 c. mayo
1/8 c. fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/8 c. mustard
4 green onions, diced
4 eggs, boiled and diced

  1. Wash and dice potatoes into 1 inch squares.  Put in a 4 quart pot and fill with water to cover potatoes.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Boil for 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Drain potatoes and place into large bowl.  
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate medium bowl.  Pour over potatoes.
  4. Mix thoroughly.  Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.  Best if chilled overnight.
Source: A Mandatory Mooch original 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Crockpot Cheesy Fiesta Dip

This recipe is an old favorite that I pulled out recently.  I used to take it to friend gatherings many years ago.  Can't believe I forgot about it.  You make this for your next party....you won't be forgotten.  It will be requested over and over again!

Ingredients (Makes a large crockpot recipe.  Half recipe for smaller groups):
2 lbs. ground beef, browned
2 cups white rice, cooked
4 lbs. Velveeta cheese block (I used the Queso Blanco), melted in microwave
2 cans Rotel 
2 cans corn, drained
2 pkg. taco seasoning
Tortilla chips

1.  Brown hamburger, cook rice, and melt cheese. 
2.  Add all ingredients to a large crockpot.  Heat thoroughly, mixing often. 
3.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. 

**For easy clean up use a crockpot liner. 

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

23 Halloween Party Treats

Are you ready for Halloween?  Got your costume picked out yet?  These scary and fun Halloween treats will be perfect for your own party ghosts and goblins.  It is a collection from some of my blogger friends who are helping you get ready with their own tricks and treats.  Go visit them and tell them I sent you.  

Trick or Treat!!!!

Halloween Graveyard Cake from Bombshell Bling
Witch's Finger Treats from The Country Chic Cottage
Halloween RIP Cupcakes from Celeb Baby Laundry 
Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies from Tastes Better From Scratch
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from Tastes Better From Scratch
Cake in a Can from Club Chica Circle
Mallow Pops from The Mandatory Mooch
Witches Broom Snacks from Thrifty Jinxy
Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Balls from Simply Gloria 
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies from A Little Claireification
Pumpkin Butterfinger Blondies from Frugal Foodie Mama
Scarecrow Treats from The Mandatory Mooch
Butterscotch Pumpkin Cake Truffles from A Little Claireification
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Simply Gloria
Oreo Eyeballs from Shortcut Saver
Candy Corn Oreo Cookie Bars from Frugal Foodie Mama

Candy Corn Pudding Cups from Club Chica Circle
Chocolate Dipped Banana Ghosts from Craft Quickies

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Italian Dressing Pasta Salad

Do you have a signature dish that everyone requests when you have family gatherings?  Well, this salad is the recipe that we all request for my sister to bring each time.  Everyone finds something in this dish that they like. My favorite is the dressing.  My hubby's favorite are the olives.  The kids?  They love the cheese!!!!

1 (1 lb.) bag or box of pasta of your choice, I actually used gluten free to make my hubby happy
1 orange pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 small bunch of broccoli florets, cut up
1 (8 oz.) block sharp cheddar cheese, diced
1 can black olives, sliced
1 bottle Italian dressing

1.  Prepare pasta as directed on package.  Rinse in cold water and drain.
2.  In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and stir thoroughly.
3.  Chill for 1 hour, stir before serving.

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