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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Peanut Butter Football Dip


Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (your choice; crunchy or smooth)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar (up to 2 cups if needed)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips for the outside of the football
  • White chocolate or frosting for the football laces
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed (using a hand-held mixer). Mix in vanilla.
  2. Add powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix until combined. (If you want a stiffer mixture, add the extra ½ cup of powdered sugar.) Mix in chocolate chips.
  3. Turn out mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Use your hands to form into a football shape. (This would also be cute as “lips” for Valentine’s Day!)
  4. Place the waxed paper onto your serving plate. (It helps if the plate has sides…less mess!) Cover in sprinkles or chocolate chips, pressing them into the surface a little so they stick. Pipe on the laces using melted white chocolate or some leftover frosting and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Serving suggestion: pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, a spoon.
Notes
If your mixture is too soft to form into a football shape, chill it for about 15-30 minutes. (The length of chilling time depends on how soft it starts.) The freezer will speed up this step.


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Semi-Homemade Cooking Meatballs

 
 
1 12 ounce bottle Chili Sauce
1 14 ounce can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1 24 ounce package Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs
Combine sauces in a large saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth.
Add meatballs, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
 
Slow Cooker Preparation:
In a medium sized bowl, combine chili sauce and cranberry sauce.
Place meatballs in a slow cooker and pour sauce mixture over meatballs.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours
 
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Are You Thirsty


One thing to keep in mind for your super bowl party is to think about where you will serve the drinks, what you will serve and what you will serve it in. The other day me and my girlfriends got together found some super cute wineglasses at the dollar tree and for  a few dollars created special drinks. For your party you may want to do the same or serve up something special. Plan that drink now best thing is to plan early.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chicken Taquitos

My kids will need a bit of Mexican taste at this party as well. It seems that they simply love taquitos While they normally purchase the ones at the store I thought we would attempt these at home.
 
 


2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken or turkey
1 oz. taco seasoning
2/3 cups water
3 oz. cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheese blend
8 flour tortillas
salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine chicken, taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine and heat over a medium flame. Once heated through, remove from heat and add cream cheese. Stir until melted. Add shredded cheese and stir to combine.
Arrange tortillas on work surface and divide mixture between each. Spread mixture around each tortilla to within one inch of end. Roll tightly and place seam-side down on a foil-lined baking sheet. When all are assembled, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with a bit of course salt. Bake for 20 minutes.

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Southern Collard Greens

Well its another one of those days that focuses on one food. Well today is not only a food but a way of living It is the day to celebrate southern cooking. One thing that my mother in law loved to cook was her collard greens So that is what I am sharing with you today
 
 
 
 
1 pound collard greens
About 4 smoked neck bones, depending on size
to ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
to ¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt

 In a medium saucepan, cover neck bones with about 2 cups of water.  Cook until tender. Remove the main stem of the greens.  Slice diagonally into 1/2 inch wide slices.  Wash greens in at least two changes of water. Drain was much water from the washed greens as possible.  Place greens in saucepan with neck bones.  Cover with lid and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.  Stir and add the seasonings.  Continue to cook until greens reach the desired degree of doneness.

**Southerners will sometimes add condiments to their greens.  Chopped onions, chow chow (pronounced "cha cha" by Southerners), and hot pepper vinegar are common addition to greens.  These are usually added at the table.

Chicken Spaghetti

 
1 cup  Cream of Chicken Soup
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast (3-4 breast filets)
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chili powder (divided)
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
16 oz 2% milk Velveeta cheese (cubed)
4 oz green chilies
1 cup salsa Verde
1 tbsp dried cilantro
1/2 cup fat-free milk


Chicken:
Preheat oven to 350
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray
In a small bowl combine 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tbsp. chili powder & 1 tbsp. garlic powder
Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast chicken with seasoning & place in baking dish
Cook for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear
Cut into bite size pieces and reserve on a plate
Now for the Pasta:
Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil
Salt the water
Cook pasta until desired doneness is reached
Drain and return to pasta pot
And now the Cheesy Goodness:
In a microwave safe bowl combine remaining ingredients
Heat in the microwave for 2 minute intervals while stirring until smooth and heated through
Add chicken to cheesy mixture and stir
Pour over spaghetti and gently toss to combine
Serve into bowls and ENJOY!

Optional Toppings: grated cheese, fresh hopped cilantro, chili powder or sour cream

each 3/4 cup serving is 325 calories

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Swag For Your Sweetie Valentines Day Giveaway Hop

Welcome to The 
Swag for Your Sweetie Giveaway Hop



Welcome to the Swag for Your Sweetie Valentine's Day Giveaway Hop
hosted by Lauren Paints | a beautiful life.
This hop is all about items that you or your sweetie will really love!
Lauren Paints | a beautiful life
is spreading the love by offering 5 DIFFERENT prizes including:
One bottle of The New Mía Mariú fragrance for women
a couple of gift cards {ONE $25 Victoria Secret GC+ ONE $25 Sports Authority GC}, 
and Headbands and Bow Ties for Babies + Toddlers from Sweet Little Bow Peep's!

I'm also giving away...

A pair of lounging sleep pants from Daddy n Company (previously daddy scrubs). They are not only super cute and comfortable but also look attractive. Valued at $44.95




Daddy Scrubs has went under some changes and one of thos is a name change. Because they will be offering more products to serve more than just the expectant father the new name is now Daddy and Company. Dadcentric apparel and accessories has expanded to include quality products for expectant, new, active, and experienced daddies. The new product line will help make bath & bed time easy and fun, great new designs and upgraded Daddy Diaper Packs, New Matching Daddy & Toddler T-shirt sets.

My husband simply loves the lounge pants that we received. They are soft material and oh so comfy. I believe he has been spoiled a bit lately by wearing these instead of the hard lined denim he normally wears. Now when he gets home he change into his lounge pants and enjoy the comfort. Enter to win a pair of these lounge pants and you to will be able to relax in comfort with the one you love.





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It's almost time to spoil your valentine,
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Cabbage Rolls

When I think of cabbage rolls I will always think about a great friend of mine. I was at a place in my life where I knew no one my mom and dad had moved to a  new town so that my dad could take a better job. My first year in highschool I was in a much larger school, not sure of the new customs of the town, having no friends I found myself in a place that I never thought I would. I was a country girl from a little country town who had moved to an urban area and had to fit in fast. I latched onto a friend named April. There were many differences between us one of which was that she was from a different culture and her mom made lots and lots of soul food. Oh I loved it so yummy and I loved it One of my favorite recipes that she made was Cabbage Rolls. So I thought I would share one of these yummy recipes



Cabbage Rolls




1 head of cabbage
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 onion
2-3 T tomato paste
pinch of allspice
pinch of cinnamon
salt and pepper
your favorite tomato sauce

Steam cabbage in boiling water until leaves are soft.
Saute diced onion in large saucepan until translucent.
Mix beef, rice, onion, tomato paste and spices in bowl (you can dice and add some of the leftover cabbage to this mixture.)
Remove cabbage leaves and cut out center vein.
Place a dollop of beef mixture in the cabbage leaf and roll like a burrito. (You should get 2 rolls per leaf.)
Place rolls in saucepan that you cooked the onions in. Cover with tomato sauce.
Simmer gently for about 1 hour.

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National Brownie Day Celebrate with this Yummy Recipe

Did you know that January 22 is the national day to celebrate the brownie. Oh there are so many different styles to make brownies, make it simple , add this or add that. I found this awesome recipe and thought that I would share it with you all.
 
 
 
 
Brownie Peanut Butter Cups
 
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
 
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 12 muffin cups. *Or you can opt to do mini-muffin bites and cook around 8 minutes or until center comes out clean with a toothpick test.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, butter, and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. Stir in egg and vanilla extract. Add flour and baking soda, stirring until blended. Allow to cool to room temperature. Then, stir in 1/2 cup each peanut butter chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into muffin cups.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet. Place pan on wire rack. Centers of brownies will fall upon cooling. If not, tap centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole.
Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, then stir. While brownies are still hot, spoon about a tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.


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No one can deny that January is soup month of the year. Is there any reason why it would not be. With it cold outside and everyone needing to get out there in it and getting cold and then oh needing to warm back up. Soup is the perfect warmth that we need. I can remember my grandmother making so many different recipes for soup from veggie to potato and oh the collection grew. Taco Soup is one that my kids introduced to me. This recipe for Taco Stew is perfect for winter days and cooks easily in the slow cooker. Yummy Enjoy


Taco Stew



1 Pound Ground beef, browned and drained                       
15 Ounces Pinto Beans, drained                       
15 Ounces Ranch Style Beans, drained
10 Ounces Rotel
14.5 Ounces Diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 Cups Corn
1 Package Taco Seasoning
1 Package Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix                        
 
Brown and drain meat. Combine all ingredients. Cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 6+ Hours.
 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Having a little princess in our life we are always looking for great dolls and toys that she will love. I was first introduced to the Zeenie Dollz during the holidays The characters are all so cool and creative. Each doll is made up of 100% recycled materials. Making them each eco - friendly, stylish and fun to play with.



Zeenie Dolls are very stylish and in line with many of the other popular dolls like this. With the size of normal Barbie but with a large head, big eyes, and lots of hair. Zeenie Dolls are recommended for kids between the ages of 8 and 11. I love how the Zeenie doll has bendable leg, arm, and wrist joints. The bendable joints allows our Zeenie to hold the little doggie that comes with our pet loving doll. Our Zeenie Doll was not left short on fashion either featuring a beautiful stylish dress covered with a print of little dogs, hairband and earrings.


 
Zeenie Dollz are so much more than just another regular doll. The doll line stands for something that our family is very interested in, saving the environment.


Our doll Sini and her dog Misti has come to visit our house. She is here to protect farmlands and pastures from urban development. They are here to allow animals to enjoy nature more freely and to rescue all farm animals and pets that have been abandoned. I love that they are here to provide shelter to those that are in need.

Each of the Zeenie Dollz is 12 inches tall and comes with 5 accessories. The doll brings her own hairbrush, an ID card, a doll stand, a braclet for the child to wear and a stuffed animal pal that matches the doll's environmental cause.



To find out more about Zeenie Dollz and their causes check them out at  www.ZeenieDollz.com,
Zeenie Dollz would like to give one lucky reader their own Zeenie Doll of their choice! Valued at $49.99.

One of Annies Home readers has the chance of winning one of the Zeenie Dollz

 
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Mashed Potato Puffs

Mashed Potato Puffs


2 cups mashed potatoes
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup grated Parmesan or Gruyere, divided
1/4 cup minced chives
1/4 cup diced ham (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat the oven to 400°F and spray the cups of Brownie Pan with non-stick spray.
Beat together the mashed potatoes, the eggs, 1/2 cup of cheese, the chives, and ham. Taste and season, if necessary, with salt and pepper. Using Large Scoop, portion mixture in Brownie Pan. Sprinkle the top of each potato puff with grated cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the potato cups are set, browned on top, and hot through and through. Serve immediately.

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nifty thrifty Tuesdays

Cheesy hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

When I finally have a day off from work, I want to prepare for my family a delicious breakfast. When that breakfast can also be nutritious and easy to bake all the better. This breakfast casserole has it all in one and provides you with a delicious taste as well. hope you enjoy



Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

 
 
1 pound low sodium bacon, cooked and crumbled
10 sausage links, cooked and chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium onion, diced
3 cups shredded cheese
26 oz shredded hashbrowns, thawed
8 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
4 scallions, sliced

Beat together eggs and milk and set aside
In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix
Pour into a greased 13x9 baking dish
Spread mixture evenly in the dish
Pour the egg mixture over top
Cover with foil (you can refrigerate at this point until ready to prepare)
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes
Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 30 minutes or until eggs are set
 

Burger Bundles

A different take on meatballs that in my opinion add just a bit more are these delicious burger bundles. Oh my how your friends will love this. One good thing may be to have a taste challenge between these and the traditional meatball see who wins.
 
 
 


1 pkg. seasoned stuffing mix + butter and water to prepare
1 lb. ground beef
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 can cream of onion soup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup

Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions. Allow to cool, since you will need to handle it. In a separate bowl, mix beef with evaporated milk until combined. Divide into 6 patties and flatten each into a small circle. Divide stuffing onto patties. Draw up edges and seal, making “bundles.” Place in a 1-1/2 quart baking dish. In a small bowl, combine soup, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Pour over meat bundles. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

As I look outside my window:
I look at the work that my husband has done in the front yard. Finally a day warm enough to allow him to get out and work. Looks a bit neater and the sun sure does look welcoming

Right Now I Am
Watching an old Walton movie, actually a new one to me one about Walton's Easter. I grew up watching this family and secretly wished I was there in the mountains with them.

Thinking and Pondering
There is a lot going on in the next few weeks including birthdays, holidays and so much more. I am also thinking how I want to get out and enjoy the warmer spring weather

On my Bedside Table
I have my trusty household folder where I have worked on the budget and also included little tips I have found on many blogs today,

On My TV Tonight
Wrestling, have loved watching since I was a little girl and never missed a night as I watched with my daddy

Listening to
The waltons marathon on tv. Love these old shows and the best part is my husband watching it with me

On the Menu For This Week
Monday= barbq chicken
Tuesday = spaghetti
Wednesday = hamburgers and fixings
Thursday = stir fry
Friday = fish and chips
Saturday = weekend off eating out
Sunday = weekend off eating out

On my To Do List and Plans for the week
working most this week so will hopefully have family to help around the house
entertaining tonight my only day off before weekend so house must be straight
wash oldest boys blankets
straighten my room

My simple pleasure
enjoying time with my husband

From the Camera

Prayer List
brother going through break up
several friends dealing with death of family members

Bible Verse
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:3


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Local History : Charlie Birger

Southern Illinois brings many things to mind. If you are familiar with the area you will know about the beauty it provides. The business that made it thrive that of coal mining and the business that traveled along with it many many decades ago. The business of bootlegging and one particalur character to this area Charlie Birger.
 
so smooth he charmed neighbors, school kids, even pie-baking housewives--you need only drive to this town of 7,000 about 70 miles west of Evansville.
     This is where gangster Charlie Birger smiled at the crowd on the town square and said, "It's a beautiful world," before being hanged, about 10 a.m. on April 19, 1928.

To hear older folks talk about him he was a robin hood of sorts helping all that came about. Birger became the benevolent "protector" in Harrisburg, tossing coins to kids and making sure his Saline County neighbors had coal or food.  But across the line in Williamson County--where behind the barbecue-stand front at his Shady Rest cabin he offered bootleg liquor, gambling and a safe haven for rum-runners--he was a sinister mobster.         


 
Today you will find the spot Shady Rest in ruins but still there. It seems his legend will live on in this little town of Harrisburg Illinois where I live, ask anyone even the kids that are old enough to have heard the stories and they can all tell you about this man. Perhaps on the wrong side of the law but one that made sure the poor ate and the widows did not do without.
 
 

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Blue Monday : Girl and Her Dog

Smiling Sally


From where I sit I believe that Princess and her new pup are best friends. Sitting in her mamas bed watching T.V. and enjoying a little snack. She often goes here to escape from her brother and looks like she lets Kitzy go with her.

Buttermilk Chicken

1 (3 1/2) pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups buttermilk
     
  • For the seasoned flour:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 1/2 quarts peanut oil for frying

Toss together chicken pieces, black pepper, salt, paprika, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, white pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl to coat.  Stir in buttermilk until chicken is coated. Refrigerate for 6 hours. Combine flour, salt, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, white pepper, and onion powder in a large shallow dish. Remove chicken from the buttermilk and dredge each piece in the seasoned flour. Shake off any excess and transfer to a plate.  Heat peanut oil in a large Dutch oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add all the chicken to the pan and cook for 10 minutes. Turn chicken pieces and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Remove chicken from the oil and transfer to a cooling rack set over a paper towel lined baking sheet. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

Looking for some delicious chocolates to make for your sweetheart on valentines? Well check these out the perfect chocolate, peanut butter and crunch all in one. I am sure someone special to you will love these.
 
Peanut Butter Crunch Balls



4 tablespoons butter

2 cups mini marshmallows

2 tablespoons peanut butter (your choice)

2 cups crispy rice cereal

1 cup peanut butter chips

2 cups (1 package) milk chocolate chips (you can use semi-sweet, too, but I like milk chocolate with peanut butter the best)

Melt butter in medium sized saucepan over low heat.  Add marshmallows and peanut butter and continue melting stirring constantly until melted and well combined.   Remove from heat and add crispy rice cereal and stir until mixed together completely.   Add peanut butter chips and stir until melted in and mixed together.  Form balls (whatever size you want, but I did them fairly small-about 1 teaspoon and set them on wax paper on a baking sheet.  Your hands will get pretty greasy--but it's fun!  I then put the balls in a very cold place (our garage sizes "refrigerator"--gotta love winter for that reason!)  You could refrigerate them or even freeze them, or also coat them in chocolate immediately.

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish in 20 second increments.  Roll each ball in chocolate and set on wax paper.  Cool in refrigerator or garage! ;) 

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.


If you can't  fly, then run
If you can't run, then walk
If you can't walk, then crawl
but whatever you do
you have to keep moving forward

I love these words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Whether disabled, held back for economic reasons or whatever circumstances you find yourself in take heed in these words. Perhaps you can not do it swiftly, perhaps you can not do it with lots of attention but if you keep moving toward the goal the attention will eventually be focused on you and your goal. Keep peace in your heart and do your best.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

Love this summer time salad but why not brighten a winter day with this dish as well.




Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes

3 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges...
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
1/4 cup oil

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.


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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Topped Brownies

Sweets are a must at our super bowl party. There is a lot of energy in cheering. Its hard to choose between chocolate chip cookies and brownies so why not have them both in one treat
 
 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Topped Brownies
 
 
One prepared 13x9 inch batch o' brownies
1 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
Prepare your favorite brownie recipe, from scratch or a box mix. Bake as directed and cool completely.
Note: This topping goes on top of cooked/cooled brownies. Do not add prior to baking!
Combine melted butter with sugars in a medium bowl. Mix well. Add each remaining ingredient one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Spread mixture over cooled brownies. YUM!

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Mini Lasagnas

 
Working outside of the home has its own little problems. One of those is preparing lunch for the day at work. These mini lasagnas are oh so tasteful and easy to pack and take to work. Its like taking a moment in the day to sit and eat an elegant style lunch.
 


1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb sausage
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
24 wonton wrappers
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown sausage and hamburger in a large skillet over medium high heat and drain. Divide into 4 portions and reserve three for another night. Add spaghetti sauce to remaining meat mixture and stir to combine.
In a large bowl, combine the ricotta the salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, and arrange a wonton wrapper in each cup. Take half the ricotta mixture and divide it among the 12 cups. Top with half of the meat sauce, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place another wonton wrapper over the cheese, and repeat the layers by adding the remaining ricotta cheese, meat sauce, and top with shredded cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the wonton wrappers are golden. Cool in the muffin tin for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Makes 12 mini lasagnas or 3 servings.

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National Popcorn Day January 19

Did you know that today is national Popcorn Day? I love this cute recipe with valentines day coming up I think it would be awesome for a movie night snack
 
 
 
 
1 stick butter
1 packet miniature marshmallows
3 packets microwave popcorn (popped)
1 packet m&m's (colored to match holiday or celebration)
salt (to taste)
1 packet candy corn (colored to match holiday or celebration)
 
Dump bags of already popped corn into bowl. Scoop popcorn handfuls at a time into another large pan or container, this step will lessen the likelihood of unpopped kernels causing a call to the dentist later on. Heat butter in saucepan over low to medium heat until melted. Add marshmallows to melted butter and stir until melted and combined. Add salt to marshmallow mixture to taste.  Pour half of marshmallow mixture over popcorn, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with half of mix
Pour candied popcorn into bowl to serve; or into individual cellophane bags for bake sales.
 
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