Friday, November 28, 2008

Mexican Cheese Log

8 oz. Velveeta cheese, rolled out between wax paper or scran wrap

8 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. diced green chilies
4 oz. diced olives
Mix cream cheese, green chilies and olives together(I mix them in Kitchen aid). Spread cream cheese mixture on the rolled out cheese. Roll into a log and then serve with crackers.

Lemon Sour Cream Pie

I made this recipe for was so easy and so yummy!!!
If you love lemon you will love this pie!!!


1 c. sugar
3 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. lemon rind, grated
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 c. cultured sour cream
1 baked 9" pie shell
1 c. heavy whipping cream, whipped
Lemon twists for garnish
Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon rind, juice, egg yolks and milk in heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat until thick. Stir in butter and cool mixture to room temperature. Stir in sour cream and pour filling into pie shell. Cover with whipped cream and garnish with lemon twists. Store in refrigerator.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


For my birthday this year I got one of these- a blendtec.
Oh how I love it!
These are the same blenders Orange Julius & all the big name smoothy chains use. The blendtec has a way of really whipping them up- to just the right texture. We make soomthies on a regular basis now.
I buy berries (all kinds), Kern's fruit nectars, & light yogurt at Costco in the big packs-
then mess around with different flavors. This one is strawberry mango!
Frozen strawberries
One can of Mango nectar
2 strawberry yogurts
It's good & good for you!!
Warning: to get the true smoothy experience these need to be sucked down with a straw... seriously folks- it's all about the straw.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Karens Chicken Noodle Soup

Karen's EASY But So Good -I'm talking the best- Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Ever!!
(this recipe is doubled- it makes about 5-6 qts of soup)
6 Tblsp. Butter
2 Cups chopped onion
2 Cups chopped celery
2 Cups sliced mushrooms
Saute until everything is tender in a soup pot.
(I added 1 cup carrots diced also just because it seemed like the right thing to do & I didn't have that much celery )
Now add:
2 Cups cooked chicken -(I added 3 boiled chicken breast diced)
4 Cups of Noodles
Cover everything with water- just barely. I used the water from boiling the chicken & a little more.
Now add:
4 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
Bring to a boil & simmer until the noodles are tender! Salt & pepper to taste.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Homemade Waffles

This recipe was given to me by a friend a few years back. I don't make them very often but they are a huge hit when I do. They are so light and fluffy. I usually double the batch and freeze the extras for the kids for breakfast.
2 egg yolks (put whites aside for later in the recipe)
2 c milk
2 c flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/3 c. oil

Mix the above ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low until moist and then increase to medium until smooth. In another bowl mix the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold in the egg whites in with rest of the ingredients. Cook in your waffle iron until golden brown. (My waffle iron takes about 1 cup of mix for one waffle)