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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thankful Thursday My Job

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Wow!!! Today has been a whirl wind of a day. Only one day off at a time then several more days back to work. I am thankful for having a job that is for sure. Thankful that where I work I do not have to worry about missing work unless I need to or fear of losing my job. That is more than mny can say.

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BLT Wraps

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 large head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced (optional)
16 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper


Combine mayonnaise and tomatoes in a small bowl. Spread evenly over 1 side of each tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
Layer lettuce, onions, and bacon evenly over tortillas; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roll up tortillas; cut in half diagonally, and secure with wooden pick.

recipe from Southern Living


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Take Chicken Wings To The Party

One thing that  every super bowl party needs is chicken wings. YUMMY!!! and so good.
3 lb. chicken wings, split at joints, tips removed

1 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce

1/4 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. honey


HEAT oven to 400°F.
PLACE chicken in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 30 min. Transfer chicken to slow cooker; discard drippings.
MIX remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken; stir to evenly coat. Cover with lid.
COOK on LOW 5 to 6 hours (or on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 hours).
Special Extra
Add 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce or chili powder to ingredients in slow cooker just before serving.
For best results, remove any excess fat from the wings before you bake them.

recipe source Kraft

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Tasty and Easy Valentine Treat for Valentines. Simply place a mini flavored choclate chips into raspberries. So yummy and good.

Coca Cola Recipes with a bit of history

Today’s Food History

on this day in…
  • 1893 The Coca-Cola trademark was recorded.
  • 1930 Scotch tape was developed by Richard Drew of the 3M Company.
  • 1980 Due to record high sugar prices, Coca Cola begins substituting high fructose corn syrup for half of the sucrose (sugar) used in Coca Cola.
  • 1990 The first McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow, Russia opens.
  • 2001 Germany announced plans to destroy 400k cattle due to the mad cow crises. We know it now as Mad Cow Disease
Because Coca Cola was so very important in history on this day in the food circuit I thought I might share a recipe for coca cola

85g butter
1/3 cup plain yogurt
 German chocolate cake mix
1 cup (250ml) Coca Cola
2 cups (250g) plain flour
1 1/3 cups (300g) white sugar
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kalorik Giveaway

My day starts out getting up at 5 am. You see I am in the nursing field and the day for us starts early.We never know how work will go may be a great day or it may be a busy day full of all sorts of we dont even want to go there. The day is always better with a cup of coffee so I entered a contest to win a Kalorik coffee maker. You can to at 3 Prince and a Princess. Giveaway ends Feb. 1, 2013

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Toilet Paper Roll Craft: GroundHog Day

Toilet paper tube
Popsicle stick/tongue depressor
Printout of groundhogCrayons/markers

Print off picture of groundhog or draw your own. Cut out the groundhog picture and glue it to the popsicle stick leaving some of the stick hanging down from the bottom of the picture. Colour the toilet tube to make the groundhog a hole to jump out of. Insert groundhog puppet into the tube and let him jump out to look for his shadow

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Valentine Card Cookies

nestle toll house recipe


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Line 15 1/2 x 10 1/2-inch jelly-roll pan with foil.

PLACE two whole bars of dough in prepared pan. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes. Using palms and fingertips, pat dough gently to fill the pan.

BAKE for 22 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; peel away foil. Cut away edges of dough to form a 14 x 9-inch rectangle. Measure and cut this rectangle into twenty-one 2 x 3-inch individual rectangles.

SPREAD frosting over cookie cards; top with Nestlé Hearts and candies. Allow frosting to harden slightly (about 30 minutes) before putting into bags.

Cook's Tip: Need more cookies in a hurry? Try our NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Valentine Hearts Sugar Cookies. These heart-shaped cookies are imprinted with Valentine's Day phrases and decorating them is easy with the red icing packet that is included.

Valentine Wreath

9" dinner plate or paper plate
Recycled cereal box or other thin cardboard
Heart pattern
Construction paper: pink, purple, red, and blue
Markers, crayons or paint pens
Glue sticks
Yarn for hanger (optional)
 Trace around the 9" plate onto the cardboard.
Use your pen or pencil to draw another circle inside that one, about an inch away from the outside circle.

Cut out the circle and the center of the circle to create a cardboard wreath base.

Fold a piece of scrap paper in half. Using the heart pattern line up the fold line of the scrap paper with the dotted line of the pattern. Cut out the shape so that when you open it, you have a heart shape.

Fold the short end of a piece of construction paper up about 3 inches. Place the folded heart around the folded paper and trace the half heart shape into the paper. You should be able to fit three hearts on the paper. Repeat this step for each colored piece of paper; you will have a total of 12 hearts. Cut out all the hearts and flatten out the creases so that the hearts lay flat. Using markers, crayons, or paint pens, write conversation candy phrases on the hearts such as "LOVE", "HUBBA HUBBA", "SWEET", "LOVE", "BE MINE", "KISS" and "PAL".

Arrange your hearts on top of the cardboard wreath shape without gluing them down. Once you have them where you want them, use the glue stick to attach each one.  You can hang the wreath as is or attach a piece of looped yarn to the back as a hanger.

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I Am A Winner

That's right I won a blog giveaway and this one I am so happy about. My grandbabies will love it this is an awesome prize package. Thank you to the blog Fun Finds For Families for hosting this giveaway

Valentine Snack Mix

From the Betty Crocker website.
  • 4 1/2 Cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1/2 Cup White Vanilla Baking Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
  • 1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Red, White, and Pink M&M's
  • 2 Tablespoons Sprinkles
  1. Measure out 4 1/2 Cups of Rice Chex into Large Bowl.
  2. Melt together White Vanilla Baking Chips, Peanut Butter, and Butter. Stir frequently.
  3. Meanwhile, pour Powdered Sugar into plastic bag.
  4. Pour melted chocolate, peanut butter, and butter mixture over the large bowl of Rice Chex cereal.
  5. Stir.
  6. Divide into half. Pour half the coated Rice Chex into plastic powdered sugar bag.
  7. Shake to coat.
  8. Pour onto wax paper to set for 15 minutes.
  9. To remaining Rice Chex cereal without the Powdered Sugar coating, add the M&M's and the Sprinkles.
  10. Pour onto wax paper and let set for 15 minutes.
  11. When set, combine into one bowl.
  12. Easy, peasy--and pretty!

Monday Music Makes it All Better

Wind of Change an awesome song that shares a story of sorts one of change.

awesome song, awesome tv show, awesome time period of life

so makes me long for warmer weather when we will head to the river and have a great time


Silly Picture

Love this picture of my niece so super silly. Can't wait til this spring when my grand-daughter and her finally meet.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine Dessert Idea

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

recipe source here
Makes 6 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Desserts (6 X 8-ounce cup capacity) & 4 Strawberry-Cranberry Jelly Desserts (4 X 8-ounce cup capacity)
  • Strawberry Jelly
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream
  • Angel Food Cake - Store-bought or homemade

Strawberry Jelly

(From Donna Hay Magazine – Issue 54)
  • 500 g (2 heaping cups) fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2½ teaspoons gelatine powder
  • 3 cups (750 ml) cranberry juice
  • ½ cup caster (superfine granules) sugar
  1. Wash, hull and slice the strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to assemble trifles.
  2. Place the gelatine and ½ cup cranberry juice in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes or until the gelatine is absorbed.
  3. Place the remaining cranberry juice and sugar in a small-sized saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Bring to the boil and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat, add the gelatine and stir to combine.
  6. Transfer the jelly to a heatproof pouring vessel. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the strawberries from the refrigerator. Arrange the strawberries in the base of the dessert cups and pour over the jelly mixture.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until set.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Assembling Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

  1. Using a serrated knife cut 6 slices (1.9-cm /¾-inch wide) of Angel Food Cake. Using a cookie cutter cut the Angel Food Cake to fit in the base of the dessert cup and place on top of the set strawberry jelly.
  2. Transfer the Sweetened Whipped Cream to a large pastry bag fitted with a large plain tip.
  3. Pipe the Sweetened Whipped Cream around and on top of the Angel Food Cake round. Using the back of a demitasse spoon spread the whipped cream to smooth out the layer (making sure cake round is completely covered).
  4. Change plain tip to a decorative tip, pipe a decorative mound in the centre.
  5. Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve.
  6. Enjoy!

another equally great dessert is the following as well

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

1 Angle Food Cake
1 8 oz. Cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. sour cream
8 oz. Frozen Whipped Topping (thawed)
2 large container of fresh strawberries

Wash strawberries and remove berry tops. Slice strawberries.
Sprinkle granulated sugar over strawberries. Cut Angel Food
cake into 1-inch squares. Set aside. Blend together cream
cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, and sour cream until smooth.
Fold in Whipped topping. In a trifle bowl layer ingredients
starting with half the cake cubes, then half of the sliced berries,
and then half of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers and
garnish with strawberries.

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Headbands for approaching spring time.