Thursday, July 22, 2010

Garlic Salt Chicken

So seeing as nothing has been posted on here in quite some time and also that I'm extremely's a little tidbit of my favorite way to grill up some chicken on the skillet:

Season both sides of chicken w/ preferred amount of garlic salt & Pepper. Cook until done. Voila!

I eat a LOT of chicken breast now that I've recommitted myself to trying to eat healthier & shed the pounds. This flavor is so tasty and I never seem to get tired of it. I love to cut it up and eat it in a salad or w/ some seasoned veges...try slicing garlic and a bit of butter into green beans...mmm! Or steam a few bulbs of garlic w/ some zucchini to make it spreadable and mix w/ some olive oil to drizzle on top - YUM!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cake Balls

I recently made the cake balls and took them to a cookie exchange at school. They were a success! Here is the digital recipe card I made and pictures of the balls.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Yummy Salsa

Yummy Salsa

1 can corn, drained

1 1/2 -2 cups frozen peas, thawed (I just run them under hot water, canned peas are too mushy)

2 avacadoes, cut into small cubes

3 + tomatoes diced

1 bynch fresh cilantro, chopped

1 packet Good Season's Italian Dressing all made, with oil, vinegar, and water. Directions are on the package

1 bunch green onion, chopped

Then you just combine it all. It's better the next day sot the dressing has time to flavor everything, and I usually put the peas in just before serving, because they get mushy as the days go on. You can add a little more of what you really like or take away what you don't really like. Eat with chips!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fruit Salad

Not exactly healthy.. but delicious!

4 Golden Delicious Apples, cut into small pieces
4 Red Delicious Apples, cut into small pieces
2 Cups Red Seedless Grapes, cut into halves
2 Cups Green Seedless Grapes, cut into halves
1 Can Pineapple (small pieces, drained)
1 Can Mandarin Oranges (drained)

1 pkg Cream Cheese (3 oz)
1/2 C Sour Cream
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Mayonnaise

Mix fruit together in large bowl. In seperate bowl, mix topping ingredients together with mixer. Put on fruit, coat it over fruit, and voila! Delicious. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Caramel Apples

Holy cow, Shel...your last post looks like the death of me! I've never even heard of cake balls. I'll have to give it a whirl sometime!


4-6 medium to large size granny smith apples, or your apple of preference, granny smith is nice because they're tart and it's a good juxtaposition w/ the sweetness of the caramel and toppings

1 - 14 oz. bag of caramels

2 tablespoons milk
Toppings of your choice....chocolate chips, nuts, graham crackers, marshmallows

*Scrub wax off apples so the caramel sticks better*.
Melt caramels over low on stovetop with milk. Remove stems on apples and insert popsicle sticks into bottom. Slowly turn apples in melted caramel until well covered and let drip over pan for 1 minute or so, or until slightly settled. Either *gently* roll apples into topping mixture or place toppings by hand onto apples, which worked better for me, and then place on greased cookie sheet in fridge for 5-10 careful not to leave in for too long or caramel will slide down. EAT UP!

Cake Balls

Teresa Rossi (better known as G-Mama) makes the most AWESOME cake balls! I can't make them as good as she does, but at least I know how so I can practice.... thats what counts right?

Cake Balls


1 chocolate cake mix (and ingredients required on box)
1 can of chocolate frosting
1 bag of chocolate melting chips (these are NOT regular chocolate chips)

Bake the chocolate cake according to directions on box. When hot from oven, take cake and crumble in mixing bowl. Mix in can of semi melted frosting. Let cool in fridge. Take out and roll into 1 inch balls. Place separated cake balls on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Let freeze for a few hours. Melt chocolate melting chips in a pan or double boiler. Take 4 to 5 balls out of the freezer at a time. If you take them all out, some will thaw too soon. Dip frozen ball into chocolate and place on wax paper to harden. Repeat until all are covered. You can decorate these with icing on top or candy sprinkles, but they are good just by themselves too! Also, you can make different combinations. She makes spice or carrot cake mixed with buttercream or cream cheese frosting and dipped in white chocolate too! AWESOME!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grandma Bea's Baked Mac & Cheese

As I type I'm baking this in the oven right now, ha! That's what actually made me think to come and post it on here right now. This is Sam's (my husband's) all-time fav dish that I make, and we can thank good ol' Grandma Bea for it!! Even though it's the same recipe, there's something about Grandma Bea's that is always so much yummier. I can never seem to match hers. Needless to say, she is such a good cook! Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 375.

2 cups elbow macoroni noodles
1 and 1/3 cups cheddar cheese cubed
4 tbsp. butter
2 cups milk
salt & pepper
*optional: 1 piece of bread

Boil and drain macaroni.
Pour into casserole dish.
Add butter and stir until melted.
Salt & Pepper to your taste.
Add cubed cheese and stir.
Pour in milk.
*optional: crumble a piece of bread ontop if you'd like a crispy touch on top. It's good!
Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 mins.

Tada!! Enjoy. We make it all the time. Not too many ingredients and not a huge timetaker...except for the waiting 45 mins. to eat it once it's in the oven, haha.

Contributed By: Elizabeth Joy