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 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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Confetti Donuts

These donuts are a favorite in my house.  They are quick, fun, and colorful.  My kids love to eat them warm with the glaze dripping off.  Plus, they make your house smell amazing!!

Makes: 10 donuts

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
9 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c. confetti sprinkles

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. milk

  1. Preheat donut machine. 
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. 
  3. Whisk in the butter, milk and egg until mixture forms a smooth batter. Add sprinkles and mix through.  Transfer to a piping bag.
  4. Spray machine with non-stick spray. Fill bases with half of the batter.  Close lid and cook for 6 minutes or until donuts are golden and cooked. 
  5. Transfer to a wire rack for cooling. Dip in glaze.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.

Source:  "mooched" and adapted from Sunbeam donut maker 

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