Friday, December 18, 2015

Wreaths Across America

Last weekend we went to Arlington National Cemetary for Wreaths Across America!  Both my grandparents on my dad's side are buried there.  It looked so pretty with all the wreaths laid out.  

If you've never heard of Wreaths Across America, check it out.  They do a really nice job raising money for wreaths to honor veterans.  

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

A couple of my coworkers make these delicious truffles so I decided to give them a shot.  I'm not sure if I made them the same way they do but they are so good!!

1 pkg regular Oreos
1 block cream cheese
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 pkg almond bark (chocolate or vanilla)
A few candy canes crushed

First chop up the Oreos in the food processor until they are finely crushed.

Then mix well with cream cheese and peppermint extract.

Roll this mixture into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Melt almond bark according to package instructions.

Coat each ball with chocolate then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  

Sprinkle with candy cane pieces. 

Refrigerate until serving.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits were quick and easy to make but also really good!  I got the idea from Shay at Mix & Match Mama.

What you need:
1 can biscuits
3/4 lb ham
8 slices cheddar 

Cook biscuits according to package instructions.  Best to cook to the lesser side of the time as they will go back in.

While biscuits are hot, slice and layer with 2-3 slices of ham and a piece of cheese.  

Place top of biscuit back on and drizzle the top with a little bit of honey.  

Place back in oven for 5 minutes, until heated through and melty.

These can also be wrapped up individually for breakfast or lunch next day and are good reheated, or even cold!

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Gloomy Day Calls for Chili

My dad's in town and was coming over for dinner tonight.  I had planned to make chicken sausage and veggies and then it was a rainy, gloomy day so I decided on chili instead.  I've shared a couple chili recipes on the blog in the past and thought I would just do a quick recap post.  Tonight I made the meaty chili with only 1 jalapeno.  The nicest thing about this chili (besides that it is delicious) is that it takes less than an hour to make; whereas, most chili takes much longer.   However, if you prefer a chicken chili, the crockpot recipe below is so easy and also reeally good!

Meaty Chili

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  We are spending the weekend at the lake again this year.  I thought I would share a simple red, white & blue trifle recipe.  This is more of a matter of assembling than cooking for sure.

What you need:

1 angel food cake
1 large package instant vanilla pudding (and ingredients to prepare - 3 C milk) 
1 pkg strawberries
1 pkg blueberries
1 container cool whip

First cut up angel food cake into 1-2 inch squares. I used a store bought cake for simplicity sake but you could make your own.  You could also substitute a pound cake here.  Place cake cubes in the bottom of your trifle bowl until you have a decent sized layer.

Next half strawberries and layer over angel food cake.  

Next layer in prepared instant vanilla pudding.

Top with a layer of blueberries.

Add the final layer of cool whip.

Finish by sprinkling a few strawberries and blueberries on top.

The trifle is best if made the night before so as to allow time for it to really meld together.