Sunday, February 26, 2012

Links Continued...

Closet Cooking:
Greek Shrimp:

Pear Salad with Bacon, Gorgonzola and candied walnuts:

Pizza Dip: This has been a hit at many parties.

Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks:


Bangin Good Shrimp:

Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash & Ham:

Thats all for links!

Some Links

Beef Enchiladas Recipe: a good recipe for homemade red sauce

Caramel Turtle Cookies

Overnight Egg & Sausage Bake: Apparently I liked this one so much I printed it out twice

Cheesy Sausage & Egg Bake

Quite a few from KraftFoods:
Old Fashioned Beef Stew:

Chocolate Cluster Peanut Butter Cake:

Luscious Four Layer Pumpkin Cake:

Salmon in Tarragon Cream Sauce with Green Bean Pilaf:

Enchilada Pasta Bake:

Tater Tot Casserole:

Easy Shrimp Skillet:

Banana Cake:
Sugar Cookies:
Pumpkin Brownies:
Buffalo Chicken Sliders:

Care of Williams-Sonoma:
Braised Chicken with tomato, pancetta & Zinfandel:
Sauteed Zucchinis and Tomatoes:
Croque Monsieur:
Apple Pie:

Quick Chicken & Dumplings: chicken and dumplings&ps=9&pi=9&fv=AND(HasGridViewImage%3ATrue)

Carrot Cupcakes:

Caramel Applie Cheesecake Pie:

Shrimp Pasta In Foil Package:

Almond Stuffed Chicken:

Shrimp with Creamy Orange Chipotle Sauce:

Chicken Broccoli Divan:

Pollo Adobado con Papas:

Ham Spinach and Swiss Quiche:

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies:

SPiced Pumpkin Cake:

Strawberry SHortcake Cupcakes:

Robbi's M&M Cookies:

Salted Fudge Brownies:

Beef Wellington:

Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup:

Mexcian Mac N Cheese:

Broccoli and Chicken Casserole:

Egg Cheese & Sausage Bake: This happens to be one of my favorite uses for leftover hotdog buns!!!

Mama's Amazing Ziti:

Snickers Cake

1 german chocolate box cake mix (and the ingredients on the box, so oil, water & eggs)
1/3 cup milk
1 stick of butter
1 bag caramels
6 oz chocolate chips

mix box cake as directed. Pour 1/2 of the cake mix into a greased 9x13 pan. bake at 350F for 15 mins. Melt caramels, butter, milk. Pour over the cake. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour remaining cake mix over the cake. Bake at 350F for 20-25 mins.

Calico Beans

Calico Beans

1 can butter beans, undrained
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can baked beans
1lb ground beef
8 oz cut up bacon
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 Tbsp dry mustard
2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
cayenne pepper
black pepper
liquid smoke
1/2 cup of onion

1. Brown bacon, beef & onion together
2. Mix everything in a crockpot
3. Done

Calico Beans


If you cant tell I am in the cleaning out house mode. I was on the search for my favorite banana bread recipe and couldnt take the clutter anymore. So I am typing up some recipes here as my "virtual recipe box". Some I have made, some I have not, but I am sick of the paper. I'd just pin them or bookmark them, but quite a few I dont have a link for or they are so old the websites dont have them anymore. so the next few posts will be a plethera of recipes.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nothing to see here...

So while I just don't have time to take pictures & pretend that I can blog, I do still use my blog as a place of reference. Even though I travel 2 or 3 days a week, I still enjoy cooking and try new recipes often. Pinterest is taking over the blogging days, the google reader days but its often slow for me and I don't have a good way to search on a particular recipe or ingredient.
So I will include links to my recipes here. Maybe I'll get back to blogging some day...

Steak and Cheese Sandwiches-
Very good! I also made Macaroni and Cheese Soup:
They were both better the second day.

On a lazy Sunday I made a Roasted Chicken. I knew I was going to be gone for 3 dinners so I wanted some leftovers/easy meals for the house. This was AWESOME and so easy. We had sauteed zucchini & squash along with cous cous. Gotta love a 3 yr old who LOVES couscous. He says "they pop in my mouth".

From the leftover chicken I made a deep dish chicken pot pie

Jayson also loves salmon. If he eats salmon I am all about cooking it up. This recipe was so simple but so delicious.
I served it up with some seasoned roasted red potatoes.

And for lunches, when I am in town, Ive been making soups. Its still winter even though KC weather has been in the 50 & 60s.
Tuscan Bean & Rice Soup

Lasagna Soup

Mushroom & Barley Soup

In addition to trying to eat healthier, I am trying to waste less & use more fresh ingredients. I have noticed that lately I've been that working mother who just doesn't have time & turns to prepackaged meals. And I while I could say "NO MORE, i know that isn't true. I will have to turn to prepackaged at some point, there just aren't enough hours in the day for my awesome cooking ;).So you will see I have some new websites I visit. I encourage everyone to take a look at them, I haven't been let down once with the new recipes.